Ferrari Daytona SP3: the icon becomes bricks

Ferrari Daytona SP3: the icon becomes bricks

Ferrari Daytona SP3

The new LEGO Technic # 42143 Ferrari Daytona SP3 set has been unveiled! The model enters fully into the garage of the LEGO Technic Ultimate Car Concept series and reproduces the second car (after the two variants SP1 and SP2 of the Ferrari Monza, two cars inspired by the racing boats of the 1950s) of the limited edition ICON segment , which pays homage to those mid-rear-engined Ferrari V12 Sport Prototypes that made the brand a legend in motorsport.

What better way for Prancing Horse fans and enthusiasts of LEGO Technic to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the House of Maranello?

the public of fans were able to see it live for the first time at the Mugello International Circuit, during the Ferrari World Finals 2021.

Index of topics

The set: the presentation The set: the functions The real Ferrari Daytona SP3 The celebrations of the 75th anniversary of Casa Ferrari Previous LEGO Technic Ultimate sets

The set : the presentation

Fourth addition to the LEGO Technic Ultimate Car Concept series (after the 2016 Porsche GT3 RS, the 2018 Bugatti Chiron and the 2020 Lamborghini Sián FKP 37), once built, the new size over 14 cm high, 59 cm long and 25 cm wide (scale 1: 8).

Speaking of the display model, Niels B. Christiansen, CEO of the LEGO Group, said:

“This model is a testament to the pursuit of excellence that underlies the ethics of Ferrari and the LEGO Group. No detail was overlooked in the design and, having an engineering background myself, I was amazed by the attention to detail and the precision of the model on such a small scale. " "We are incredibly fortunate to be able to partner with Ferrari to help fans turn their dreams into reality by truly building this example of racing excellence with this new set."

“It was a great pleasure to collaborate with the LEGO Group for this model, a splendid replica of the our limited edition Daytona SP3 supercar. Thanks to this exceptional reproduction with LEGO elements, Ferrari and LEGO fans can now build this car piece by piece and feel part of the assembly process, with the possibility of displaying the final model in their own homes, where they can appreciate its beauty. "

The set will be available on starting next June 1st at a price of € 399.99 (and will then be available in all the best toy stores from next June). August 1st)

For the first 5,000 lucky buyers (worldwide) of the set, a fantastic book in a high-quality edition is offered as a gift in which the behind the scenes of the design of the model is told. The book delves into, with a wealth of high-quality images, the innovation and engineering excellence that unites both brands and takes a closer look at the collaborative process for the conception, design and production of the model. with interviews with the designers of the LEGO Group and Ferrari and the owner of the third generation LEGO Group, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen.

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LEGO Technic # 42143 Ferrari SP3 Daytona

The set: the functions

The LEGO Technic set # 42143 Ferrari SP3 Daytona includes the following functions:

Functional steering 8-speed sequential gearbox with paddles on the steering wheel V12 engine with movable pistons Front and rear functional shock absorbers Removable roof (“Targa” body) doors with butterfly opening front bonnet and rear engine compartment both open

The real Ferra re Daytona SP3

It is 1967, we are at the 1967 Daytona 24 Hours and just under a year has passed since the 1966 edition of the 24 of Le Mans in which the Maranello manufacturer had to witness the victory of 3 of the 8 Ford GT40 MKII lined up on the starting line: they are those driven by Bruce McLaren / Chris Amon, Ken Miles / Denny Hulme and Ronnie Bucknum / Dick Hutcherson. In addition to the insult of arriving at the finish line in parade, the damage of closing the race with none of the Ferrari 330 P3s crossing the finish line (due to an accident or mechanical failure).

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At Ferrari there is a great desire for revenge, and the right opportunity presents itself at the 24 Hours of Daytona. In fact, 3 Ferraris are in the top three positions during the last lap. At that point, the order of Scuderia arrives. Franco Lini, the new Sporting Director who took over from Eugenio Dragoni, orders the arrival on the parade, going to replicate at the enemy's home what Ford did the year before during the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Ferrari 330 P3 / 4, 330 P4 and 412P paraded under the flag and led the Maranello company in triumph (and redemption).

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Always from the world of Sport Prototypes comes the choice to equip the car with a “Targa” type body with removable hard top. The rear-view mirrors are located in a forward position with respect to the doors, another strong reference to the Sports Prototypes of the 1960s.

From the official description:

The cabin with the wraparound windshield of the Daytona SP3 takes on the same the appearance of a dome set in a sensual sculpture whose fenders, equally sinuous, emerge decisively. The general balance is emphasized by the monolithic aspect of the volumes that communicate the manufacturing skill typical of the Italian bodywork. The sensation is that of being in front of an object where the fluidity of the masses is combined with more incisive surfaces in order to create that aesthetic balance that has always characterized the history of the Maranello company. New components, such as the extraction chimneys on the bottom, make the Daytona SP3 the most aerodynamically efficient Ferrari without active appendages produced to date.

One of the most interesting solutions adopted to maximize aerodynamic efficiency is to have integrated the air boxes in the wingspan doors. This choice made it possible to channel the air towards the radiators on the side, while the surface of the door helps to manage the flow of air coming from the wheel well. However, the rear floor also contributes to making this car unique: the bottom "chimneys", through a vertically developing duct, connect the underbody with two slits integrated in the fenders. This configuration brings various benefits: the reduction of the locking towards the bottom which allows to improve the front performance and move the aerodynamic balance towards the front to the advantage of cornering. In addition, the local acceleration of the flow due to the geometry of the inlets in the underbody generates a strong suction that improves the aerodynamic load at the rear. Finally, there is an improvement in the functioning of the rear spoiler which benefits from the extra capacity guaranteed by the slits on the mudguards.

The "flattened" front is characterized by the presence of small fins at the ends of the bumper, which have the function to improve aerodynamic flow. In the rear part, characterized by the presence of horizontal "blade" lines that make the look even more special, we find a huge carbon extractor, with the tailpipes positioned higher up to make room for the extractor itself. The bottom has been carefully studied with the aim of increasing downforce as much as possible.

The interior of the Ferrari Daytona SP3 is also inspired by the cars that triumphed at the 24 Hours of Daytona. In fact, we find a minimal design, leather and carbon fiber finishes and seats integrated into the body. To bring the car back to the present, a rich digital instrumentation that includes the steering wheel with human-machine interface (HMI) that implements the concept of "hands on the wheel, eyes on the road". In fact, through the tactile controls it is possible to manage 80% of the car's functions without having to take your hands off the steering wheel, while the high resolution 16 ”curved display makes all the information useful for driving instantly available.

However, it is the 6.5-liter V12 engine (based on that of the 812 Competizione) relocated to the central-rear position to optimize the intake and exhaust layout that makes the Ferrari Daytona SP3 special: it is the most powerful internal combustion engine so far developed by Ferrari. It is called F140HC and is capable of delivering 840 hp (618 kW) and 697 Nm of torque. The red zone starts at 9,500 rpm. The engine is combined with a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Top speed exceeds 340 km / h and it takes just 2.85 seconds to go from 0 to 100 km / h.

The Ferrari Daytona SP3 will be produced in 599 units, all of which have already been sold. The price? 2 million euros.

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The celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the Ferrari House

It was 1947 and Post-war Italy was preparing for mass motorization, but Enzo "the Drake" Ferrari chose to go against the tide and founded his factory in Maranello, investing his experience gained in the world of racing cars and growing his business with production of road sports cars, dream cars protagonists of the most beautiful pages of international motorsport.

To honor 75 years of sporting and commercial successes, Ferrari has unveiled the logo dedicated to its anniversary in a video featuring its workers, whose faces also make up the new logo, in recognition of their commitment and determination demonstrated over many years of activity.

Previous LEGO Technic Ultimate Car Concept sets

The super sports car d ella Casa di Cavallino is the latest set in chronological order to be added to the garage of the LEGO Technic Ultimate Car Concept sets, created and designed for car enthusiasts and adult collectors. It joined the previous Porsche GT3 RS (2016), Bugatti Chiron (2018) and Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 (2020). The collector sets (and for adult builders 18plus) are developed and then marketed every 2 years.

This year, thanks to the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Maranello brand, it is finally the turn of a red from our house to become an extreme set.

LEGO Technic # 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

LEGO Technic element version of the iconic Porsche 911 GT3 RS. The model features a detailed reproduction of the typical orange chassis and bodywork, 4 original design wheels with the RS emblem, red suspension springs, headlights, rear lights, brake calipers and low profile tires. The cockpit, accessible, is equipped with a detailed dashboard, working gearbox, steering wheel with paddles, racing seats. Features include opening doors, opening front luggage compartment and opening rear engine hood. The detailed 6-cylinder boxer engine has working pistons.

LEGO Technic # 42083 Bugatti Chiron

Supercar really for a few, born in Germany, built in France but the DNA is all in the brand, very Italian. The LEGO Technic version of the Bugatti Chiron captures the essence of this quintessential super sports car, featuring spoked wheels with logo, low-profile tires and detailed brake discs. The cockpit accessible through the opening doors is equipped with an 8-speed Technic gearbox and shift paddle lever, as well as a steering wheel with the Bugatti emblem and sports seats matching the “upholstery”.

LEGO Technic # 42115 Lamborghini Sián FKP 37

The latest addition to the LEGO Technic line of supercars, the Porsche GT3 RS (# 42056) and the Bugatti Chiron (# 42083). It is the first hybrid supercar of the Casa del Toro, of which it also replicates the iconic scissor doors. Building this model is a real challenge: 14 hours of work, incredible attention to detail, and under the hood: “the rear engine of the model recreates the epic V12 with movable pistons, all-wheel drive and 8-speed transmission, activated by a mobile gear lever […] ".

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At this point, only one question remains: with what effect wow the designers and the master builders of the Kladno factory will surprise us this time? Will they also make a 1: 1 life-size version for this set? Will they make it with LEGO System bricks or with LEGO Technic elements like the previous Bugatti Chiron and Lamborghini Siàn? If you want to refresh your memory on all previous models of large scale cars, we recommend reading our article.

If by any chance you are wondering whether or not to buy sets, the answer is that yes, it is absolutely worth buying, for 5 good reasons:

it is a fantastic display set, at home or in the office (or why not, at an exhibition event) it is a set that guarantees a truly exciting constructive challenge, we are speaking of something like 14-16 hours of construction, it is a set whose packaging alone justifies the price, especially for the content of the instruction manuals it cannot be missing from your collection, especially if you already own the three previous cars of the same line if we talk about LEGO Technic sets (MOCs are a separate matter), it is a set that maximizes the possibilities of LEGO Technic elements

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