Ferrari Daytona History and Models

Ferrari Daytona history is interesting to discuss. Daytona is one of the best Ferrari models of all time. Even though the name has never been used in Ferrari literature or is unofficial, it is a successful successor to the 275 GTB / 4, which is excellent.

Ferrari took the rear differential from its predecessors and combined it with a 5-speed gearbox and all-around independent suspension. 

Some of the car components were a 4,390cc engine unit that produced 325bhp @ 7,500 rpm with two camshafts per bank, improved ventilated disc brakes, and six outstanding twin-choke Weber carburetors.
1968 Ferrari Daytona 365 GTB4

It was first presented at the Paris Motorshow in October 1968, while at the Frankfurt Motorshow in September of the following year, the 365 GTS/4 Spider variant was introduced in the Ferrari Daytona history.

Pininfarina designed a perfect two-seat coupe body for the GTB/4 with a long hood, small cockpit, and short rear end.

Ferrari 365 GTS4 Spyder Black 1973

Faired in headlights were replaced by pop-up units for the US and later all markets while a fresh style of alloy wheel, the new classic Ferrari five-spoke, was fitted. 

To reduce the relatively high weight, aluminum alloy doors, boot lid, and hood were fitted.

A runaway success, 1,412 examples of the coupe, and 127 units of the spider (96 for the US & 31 for Europe) were built before production ended in 1973.

Green Ferrari 365 GTS4 Spyder 1973

The other Ferrari 365 models can be seen on the 365 pages (except 365 GT4 BB Berlinetta Boxer, under Berlinetta Boxers).

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Performance and Technical Details Specification

Engine: 4390cc (81x71mm) 60deg V12 DOHC
(per bank) 352bhp @ 7,500rpm
Front suspension: independent with transverse parallelograms
and coil springs
Rear Suspension: independent with double wishbones
and coil springs
Firing sequence: 1-7-5-11-3-9-6-12-2-8-4-10
Wheelbase: 2,400 mm
Track (front/rear): 1440mm/1453mm
Front Brakes: ventilated discs (diameter 288mm)
Rear Brakes: ventilated discs (diameter : 297mm)
servo assistance
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Empty weight: 1,280kg (51% font / 49% rear)
Max speed: 277 km/h
0-100 km/h: 6.1 s
Standing km: 24.7 s

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