Ferrari has taken the wraps off its new Monza SP1 and SP2 limited-edition models, the first in its fresh “Icona” series.
The Maranello-based brand says these special models are “aimed at dedicated clients and collectors” and “draw inspiration from the most evocative Ferraris of the 1950s”. Both the Monza SP1 and SP2 – which are based on the 812 Superfast – reference the racing “barchettas” of the past, including the 1948 166 MM.
Ferrari says the Monza SP1 was designed as an “uncompromising” single-seat road car, while the Monza SP2 is positioned as a two-seater.
Both are equipped with the most powerful engine Ferrari has ever built, a V12 churning out 603 kW and 719 N.m, facilitating a sprint from standstill to 100 km/h in a claimed 2,9 seconds (with the blast to 200 km/h taking a claimed 7,9 seconds). Top speed is in excess of 300 km/h.
The SP1 and SP2 each measure 4 657 mm long, 1 996 mm wide and just 1 155 mm tall, with the former tipping the scales at 1 500 kg and the latter at 1 520 kg.
Both models are roofless and feature compact doors that open upwards. The one-piece bonnet-wing assembly is fashioned from carbon-fibre and is hinged at the front to showcase the V12 once open. The bodyshell, too, is made entirely from carbon-fibre, while the interior is trimmed in the same material with a natural finish.
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