Alfa Romeo had great success throughout the early 1960s in various touring and GT races. The decision was made to return to international sports car racing. The heart of Alfa’s return would be the two-litre V-8 engine. This effort would encompass 11 racing seasons and result in Alfa winning the World Championship in 1977.
The Daytona featured a high revving 270 bhp, 1,995 cc DOHC V-8 engine with dual-ignition and indirect fuel injection, six-speed gearbox, independent front and rear suspension, rear-wheel drive, and four-wheel disc brakes.