Modernized Ferrari Daytona Looks Like a Grown-Up Miata

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Photo: The Sketch Monkey/YouTube
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How does one go about the business of updating the styling of an icon such as the Ferrari Daytona? After all, the 365 GTB/4, to use its official name, is a collector piece, with Maranello having only brought 1,406 units of the Grand Tourer to the world.
Well, an answer that would cover all the possibilities is probably... impossible to deliver. However, we can talk about what digital artist The Sketch Monkey has covered this topic.

Marouane, to use the pixel wielder's actual name, is going through a bit of a modernization era, with this previous work of the sort involving other iconic machines such as the Lamborghini Countach. However, this is the aficionado's first Prancing Horse redesign, since the rendering of the upcoming Purosangue SUV  doesn't count (the artist himself says that).

As usual, the task was to bring the Ferrari Daytona into modern times.

Perhaps the most interesting feature being targeted involves the headlights. To be more precise, while the US-spec Daytona we have here ended up packing pop-up headlights due to safety legislation, modern laws means the poo-up bits had to be removed.

The work done to this 365 GTB/4 involves borrowing a few styling cues from the 612 Scaglietti, among others. Of course, the 1960s wheels had to be replaced and this is where the designer took advantage of Ferrari's neutral wheel design, lifting the new shoes from the FF.

Speaking of which, while the screenshot above cover the basics, it would be useful to check out the artist taking us through the transformation process thanks to the piece of footage at the bottom of the page.

And while purists might be less upset about this US spec transformation than, say, in the case of the Euro spec, it's still no surprise that this Fezza will split opinions like few other online works.

So, does this contraption look like a bit of a big Mazda Miata to you? (I noticed multiple people in the comments section of the video seemed to agree on this).

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