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The Ferrari 365 GTB / 4 (known as the Ferrari Daytona) is a Gran Turismo sports car produced by the Italian car company Ferrari from 1968 to 1973. The body design of the sports car was made by the Italian company Pininfarina, which performed it in the style of Berlinetta. The debut of the sports car took place at the Paris Motor Show in 1968. This car replaced the previously produced model 275 GTB / 4. The very name "Daytona" was given in honor of the victory of the Ferrari team in the race "24 Hours Daytona" (24 Hours of Daytona) in 1967.

In 1968, when the automakers, following a racing mode, placed the engine in the back of the car, Ferrari launched one of its best front-wheel supercar. And the model 365 GTB / 4 Daytona was the pinnacle of the entire series of cars with such a layout. At that time, it was the fastest car in the world. Its maximum speed was 280 km / h, and acceleration from 0 to 97 km / h took only 5.4 seconds, and up to 160 km / h - 12.6 seconds. These are not bad indicators even now, and in 1968 they were simply stunning.

Under the hood of a sports car was a V12 engine, the volume of which was 4.4 liters. The volume of each cylinder in a classic engine was 365 cm ³, from which these figures appeared in the title. The number 4 in the name corresponds to the four camshafts of the upper location. With the help of six two-chamber carburetors of a falling stream, the Weber engine developed a power of 352 hp, making the Daytona the most powerful road car of its time.

Having almost completely steel body, the car, nevertheless, was light, very dynamic and maneuverable on the road. Its engine with a high-alloy alloy block was well located, and the 5-speed gearbox was at the back, which ensured an almost perfect mass distribution. This arrangement of units is called Transaxle and is used in Ferrari cars and now, for example, in the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti.

The Ferrari 365 GTB / 4 Daytona suspension was on double wishbones and coil springs, and all wheel brakes were disc brakes. And in general, Daytona in no way inferior to other machines with a centrally located engine.

In 1973, the production of the sports car Ferrari 365 GTB / 4 Daytona was discontinued, and in its place came a new model, but with a medium engine, called the Ferrari 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer.

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