Daytona was released shortly after the Lamborghini Miura. Where the Miura was wild, new and daring, though, the Daytona was elegant and classic. The Ferrari was a front-engine, two-plus-two grand tourer in the tradition of the company’s 275 and 250 models. While the car is popularly called the “Daytona,” its official designation was 365 GTB/4. The Daytona name was inspired by Ferrari’s 1-2-3 finish at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona endurance race.
Today, Daytona is a favorite of classic car collectors. To many, it evokes 1960s-era glamour and luxury like no other vehicle. Its sweeping, almost understated Pininfarina-designed shape appears handsome and modern even four decades after it was created. Although the car wasn’t the fastest of its day, it was still very powerful. A handmade 4.4-liter V-12 sent power to the rear wheels. The car produced a maximum of 352 horsepower, which was enough for 0-60 mph time of about five and a half seconds and a top speed of over 170 mph.