Ferrari 365 Daytona is a two-seat grand tourer manufactured by Ferrari during 1968 to 1973.
This wonderful Daytona was a front-engined rear-drive, introduced to the public at the Paris Auto Salon in 1968 in replace of the 275 GTB.
The engine was known as the Tipo 251, which was developed from the earlier Colombo V12 used in Ferrari’s 275 GTB.
It was 4.4 litres V12, and that mean it had a compression ratio if
9:3:1, producing 263 kW, and could reach 280 km/h with a n acceleration of just 5.4 seconds.
Styling was thanks to a Pininfarina design, as many other previous models were styled by Leonardo Fiaoravanti, the 365 GTB took on a new approach.
With that said, the 365 was quite radically different. It was edgy and had shape that almost resembled more of a Lamborghini than a traditional Pininfarina Ferrari.
The Ferrari 365 Daytona gained its fame when driven by Dan Gurney and Brock Yates in the inaugural Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea-Memorial Trophy Dash.
This event really showcased the car’s potential as a racecar and high-speed travel. The pair won with an average speed of 129km/h, completing the distance from New York to LA in 35 hours and 54 minutes!