This 1972 Ferrari Daytona Coupe (s/n 14187) has undergone a complete mechanical restoration by CAROBU Engineering LLC including engine, drive train and suspension. The interior was redone in black leather with red accents in the Daytona style. During this process, the car has been transformed into this unique "Gentlemen's Hotrod". Some of the unique enhancements of this automobile include:
The engine is completely rebuilt to "Comp Daytona" level. CAROBU Engineering utilizing a methodical approach of measurement, engine simulation modeling and testing, developed the engine modifications. The cylinder heads were ported and port-matched to the intake and exhaust manifolds.
The engine was then bored to 82 mm and equipped with aluminum forged pistons, proprietary camshafts, Carrillo rods, electronic ignition with optical distributor sensors and custom fabricated "Comp-style" air box. The engine produces over 425 hp at 7000 rpm and 338 lb-ft at 6100 rpm. A special-ratio rear-end gear was also fitted to further improve acceleration times.
The car is equipped with European-spec headers fabricated in stainless steel and stainless steel exhaust by Tubi Style.
The increase in engine performance required that the stock brakes be upgraded in order to bring the 3600 lb car to a stop within a reasonable distance. CAROBU Engineering equipped this Daytona with its exclusive Brembo GT kit including "F50" 4-piston calipers with 332 mm rotors in front and 328 mm rotors and stainless steel brake lines.
Suspension – To improve the handling, CAROBU Engineering fitted the Daytona with Koni racing shocks with stiffer 2-1/2" diameter racing springs, and lowered the ride. The shocks are all-aluminum construction for light weight and fully adjustable for ride height, compression and rebound. The spring rates were specially chosen for this application to produce neutral handling. This Ferrari is also shod with Razzo Rosso 17", 3-piece wheels (17" x 7.5" fronts and 17" x 8.5" rears) with Michelin Pilot tires. Additionally, a stiffer front anti-roll bar was installed.
Displacement - 4.5 liter (275 cid)
Bore - 82 mm
Stroke - 71 mm
Compression - 10.25:1
Camshafts - Special CAROBU grind, 272º/263º with 10.6/10.4mm lift
Ignition - Electronic with optical sensor conversion
Induction - 6 x 40 DCN Webers with custom “Comp-Style” Air Box
Maximum Power - 425 HP at 7000 rpm
Maximum Torque - 338 lb-ft at 6100 rpm
Exhaust Manifold - European-spec stainless-steel headers by Tubi-Style
Exhaust - All stainless steel mufflers and pipes by Tubi-Style
Brakes - Brembo GT Kit
Front – 332 mm, 4-piston “F50” caliper
Rear – 328 mm, 4-piston, “F50” caliper
Wheels – Razzo Rosso 3-piece racing wheels
Front - 17” x 7.5”
Rear – 17” x 8.5”
Tires - Michelin Pilot
Front – 235/50-17
Rear – 245/50-17