Car Porn: An Incredible 1968 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona - Airows
Beauty in red.

Loving this amazing ride that's being sold by RM Auctions. Here's their quick description followed by some glorious visuals.

As the replacement of the legendary 275 GTB/4, the 365 GTB/4 had a lot to live up to upon its unveiling at the 1968 Paris Salon, but it quickly proved to be a worthy successor. As per usual, its design was penned in Pininfarina, but the Daytona’s bodywork, styled by Leonardo Fioravanti, represented a departure from Ferrari’s previous design language. Gone were the round and voluptuous wings of the lathe 1950s and 1960s, as they had been replaced with a more contemporary and aggressive profile, but the car was still instantly recognizable as a Ferrari. 

Not only did the Daytona push the envelope of Ferrari’s design language, but it also brought Ferrari’s performance to new heights. With 352 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 315 foot-pounds of torque at 5,500 rpm from its magnificent V-12 engine, it goes without saying that the Daytona’s performance was incredible. 

s of torque at 5,500 rpm from its magnificent V-12 engine, it goes without saying that the Daytona’s performance was incredible. The car was capable of sprinting to 100 km/h from a standstill in 5.4 seconds and achieving a top speed of 174 mph. At its unveiling, this made the Daytona the world’s fastest production car, as it was a full three mph faster than the Lamborghini Miura P400. Following Ferrari’s incredible 1-2-3 finish at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona, the 365 GTB/4 quickly picked up the nickname “Daytona”, in celebration of Ferrari’s amazing finish.