Ferrari Monza SP1 And SP2 Debut With Company’s Most Powerful V12 Engine

Following yesterday’s leak, Ferrari has officially taken the wraps off the new Monza SP1 and Monza SP2.

Unveiled as part of the company’s Capital Markets Day event, the Monza models are “limited-edition special-series cars” that are the first in the brand’s new Icona line which was announced earlier today. As a result, they combine a 1950’s design with modern technology. In the case of the SP1 and SP2, Ferrari says the models draw inspiration from iconic racing barchettas such as the 1948 166 MM.

While both cars feature a similar design, the Monza SP1 is billed as an “uncompromising” single seater that offers a “truly unique experience behind the wheel.” It’s hard to argue with that sentiment as the SP1 looks like nothing else on the road.

At the front, the model has a carbon fiber front slitter which resides below a wide grille and protruding LED daytime running lights. Bigger changes occur further back as the windscreen has been removed and this promises to give owners a taste of the “blistering speed” that Formula 1 drivers experience.

Further back, the models have been equipped with unique half-doors that open upwards. They provide access to a compact cabin which features a three-spoke steering wheel, special switchgear and plenty of exposed carbon fiber components.

While the Monza SP1 is a single seater with a tonneau cover, the SP2 eschews the cover for a passenger’s seat. The changes don’t stop there as Ferrari has also fitted a small windscreen and a second roll bar hoop.

Getting back to the windscreens for a second, Ferrari says they have developed and patented an innovative “Virtual Wind Shield” technology which is integrated into the fairing ahead of the instrument panel. While it doesn’t look like much, Ferrari says the virtual windscreen deviates enough air to maintain driving comfort.

Ferrari was coy on additional details, but the Monzas have a 6.5-liter V12 that is the “most powerful engine Maranello has ever built.” It produces 799 hp (603 kW / 810 PS) and 530 lb-ft (719 Nm) of torque. This enables the cars to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 2.9 seconds and 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) in 7.9 seconds. If the driver is brave enough, they can hit a top speed in excess of 186 mph (300 km/h).

 

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  • Merc1

    Sick!!!

    M

  • fabri99

    Fantastic.

  • Christian

    but that an’t the new seat Tarraco …

  • Rares

    Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2? WHAT IS THIS WINDOWS XP!!!!

  • Kannag Don Amenra

    The most beautiful but least practical Ferrari. I love it!

  • 59soni

    Ferrari’s most powerful engine about which there is nothing written about… Right.

    • Tydogg123 .

      “It produces 799 hp (603 kW / 810 PS) and 530 lb-ft (719 Nm) of torque. This enables the cars to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 2.9 seconds and 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) in 7.9 seconds.”

  • Shtekeris

    This is so cool. I’m not a Ferrari fan because I just don’t care about that brand that much, but I do want one of these. Amaaazing!

  • ace_9

    Meh, nothing new design-wise. Just some elements stolen from other brands.

  • kachuks

    These modern interpretations of open- top speedsters are never as good looking as the old ones.

  • MIL1234

    a bit of gt40 face

  • Mike anonymous

    NOW THIS… this is a beautiful Ferrari. This is the beautiful (non-excessive) Ferrari I know and fell in love with. If anything at all, it is a return to form (which I haven’t seen Ferrari at this level since 2013).

    I truly do hope they continue to make beautiful vehicles such as this. This is the Ferrari I missed,.. this is the Ferrari I love.

  • eb110americana

    Pretty much everything that makes these attractive reminds me of the Jaguar F-Type.

  • Rares

    I know but those SPs reminds me of WINDOWS XP!!!!!!!

  • Lucas Mattos Azevedo

    So now there is a Ferrari with the same name as a VW.

  • BROWN SHOES WITH A DRIVING SUIT…MILLENNIALS.

  • Ruel Lewis

    The most beautiful ferrari in years or since they split with Pininfarina.

  • Thundersnow 463

    Actually from the rear 3/4 view it looks like something from Chrysler (the rear 3/4 that is above the car)

  • Love the design, nice tribute to Ferrari sportscar of the 50s. Glad to see that Manzoni can still create beautiful cars.

  • SteersUright

    Saw the silver one and was like, “yeah, whatever, seen this type of concept a million times before.” Then I mosied on over and saw that black one with the red interior and my eyeballs leapt outta their sockets. Anyone got a few bucks they can lend?

  • Javokhir_Sam

    I think this could make to top list for the best looking Ferraris of all time.

  • Six Thousand Times

    They look great but you don’t want a car without a windscreen. Even with a full face helmet, unless you’re being paid to drive, it will get old on your second drive.

  • Point

    Amazing cars. Timeless design. I love the headlights and rear lights shape. Hope that this minimal style is the direction for the next generation models. Well done Ferrari.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Bellisima!

  • MMNYC18

    GOOD GOD! Shockingly gorgeous!!!!!

  • Six_Tymes

    WOW, wow. so sexy. its perfection in and out. the black looks STUNNING

  • DMax

    Clean and simple lines, beautiful! Only thing I’d change is make that rear valance body colored and more restrained.

  • botornot387

    Very interesting design from Ferrari! Almost has a British Jaguar flair to it. Hoping this is the evolution of Ferrari next design stage.

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