The Fastest Ferrari of the 1960s
Ferrari 356 GTB/4 Daytona
Engine: 352-horsepower V-12
Top speed: 178 mph
Defiantly upholding Ferrari’s front-engine tradition in a world filling quickly with midengine exotics, the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona burst upon the motoring public at the Paris Salon of 1968. The car’s exaggeratedly conventional sports-car proportions -- a long hood sheltering a big V-12 and a short rear deck -- shouted Enzo Ferrari’s homily that “The horse does not push the cart, it pulls.”
Though the Ferrari factory suggested the 500 Superfast, with its 400-horsepower V-12 could do 180 mph, road testers of the day never recorded a speed that high. They did, however, regularly get Daytonas to between 172 and 178 mph.