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• Another prestigious design award for Ferrari  • This limited-edition ‘Icona’ model takes its inspiration from legendary 1960s Sports Prototypes  • Flavio Manzoni, Ferrari Chief Design Officer, awarded “Grand Prize of Design”

Maranello, 27 January 2022 – The Ferrari Daytona SP3 has been awarded the “Grand Prize: Most  Beautiful Supercar 2022” by a panel of expert judges at the 37th Paris Festival Automobile International. 

This prestigious annual award is held to pay tribute to the sports car chosen by a panel of influential  personalities from the world of motoring for its design and aesthetic beauty. 

The same jury awarded Ferrari’s Chief Design Officer, Flavio Manzoni, with the Grand Prize of Design,  in recognition of his original, creative and influential work in the automotive sector. 

The design of the Ferrari Daytona SP3, a limited-edition car that joins the ‘Icona’ series, is a harmonious  interplay of contrasts, sublimely sculptural, voluptuous surfaces alternating with the kind of sharper  lines that revealed the burgeoning importance of aerodynamics in the design of ‘60s and ‘70s racers  such as the 330 P4, 350 Can-Am and 512 S. The bold choice of a ‘Targa’ body with a removable hard  top was also inspired by the sports prototype world: consequently, the Ferrari Daytona SP3 not only  delivers exhilarating driving pleasure but also usable performance. 

Flavio Manzoni, Ferrari Chief Design Officer: “These two important awards are indisputable proof of the  levels of quality and excellence reached by the Ferrari Styling Centre, which I have the privilege of  leading, and of the sophisticated formal research carried out on the Ferrari Daytona SP3”.


The Ferrari ‘Icona’ series was launched in 2018 with the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2, which were  inspired by the competition barchettas of the 1950s that helped earn the marque its legendary status  in motorsport with a string of prestigious victories. The ‘Icona’ series celebrates Ferrari history by  reinterpreting the timeless styling of the marque’s most iconic cars to radically modern effect using  the most innovative materials and technologies available today. 

The idea of taking inspiration from a particular time in history, which lies at the core of the Icona  concept, goes much further than merely reusing styling cues from the past. Rather the aim is to distil  

Ferrari S.p.A.  

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the very essence of an era and using it as a spring board to create new concepts that themselves are  unique enough to become icons for future generations. The ‘Icona’ cars all boast exclusive solutions  not seen in the rest of the range and are aimed solely at Ferrari’s top clients and collectors, proud  ambassadors for the Prancing Horse marque. 

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