Picchio, who ran in the 2002 Grand-Am season, have upgraded their P2 to reflect the new Daytona Prototpye guidelines. The new 2003 DP2 will run with 5.0 BMW V8s.
In total three Picchio-designed cars will run in the Grand Am Series. Two cars will be raced by G&W Motorsports with Momentum Motorcars, the largest BMW and Jaguar dealer in the U.S, racing the third car.
Picchio plan to sell future DP2s to any willing customers at $375 00 USD. The chassis will support three different engine packages including BMW, Maserati and Porsche units. Each car comes with a three year support program.
For the 2003 season, the Grand American Road Racing Association has a new class for prototype racecars. Consisting of current Sports Racing Prototypes (SRPII) and new Daytona Prototypes, this class will represent the fastest cars in the 2003 season.
At the center of the Daytona Prototypes will be a normally aspired six or eight cylinder engine. The framework around the engine is limited to a steel or aluminum in a tubular frame or semi-monocoque setup. The engine must be unstressed. A minimum weight restriction is set from 1975 pounds to 2050 pounds based on engine displacement.