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News / 09-19-18

Ferrari unveils limited-run Monza Sp1, SP2

Ferrari Monza models draw inspiration from classic racing cars


By C! Magazine Staff

 

The Capital Market’s Day event at Ferrari’s plant in Maranello served as a perfect occasion to unveil the limited-edition special series cars, the new Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2. 
These cars are the first in a new segment called ‘Icone’, drawing inspiration from the most evocative Ferraris of the 1950s and featuring the most advanced sports car technology available today. 
 
Dedicated for the Prancing Horse’s clients and collectors,  the Monza SP1 and SP2 were inspired by the iconic Ferrari racing barchettas in late 1940s to 50s. Designed with the sole aim of winning, these uncompromising models helped build the Ferrari legend in the 1950s by delivering a slew of victories in the World Sports Car Championship.
Designed as an uncompromising single-seat road car, the Ferrari Monza SP1 offers a truly unique experience behind the wheel, while the Monza SP2 is a two-seater convertible car, enabling the occupants to share the same driving sensations.
 
The extensive use of carbon-fiber in construction makes the Monza SP1 and SP2 feature a unique design, and best weight-to-power ratio of any barchetta. The distinctive details such as head-and tail-lights, wheels and interior, further enhance the cars’ exclusivity. Equipped with the most powerful engine Maranello has ever built, an 810 cv V12, they can sprint from 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 7.9 seconds.
The architecture of the two cars is based on a monolithic form with an aerodynamic wing profile, where the complete absence of a roof and windscreen gave the designers the freedom to create unique proportions that would not have been possible on a traditional spider.
 
For the cars’ very pure design, the Monza SP1 and SP2 convey an idea of timeless elegance, minimalist form and refined detail. Visually complex solutions, such as those seen on recent racing cars, have been avoided, giving way to a more understated formal design language.
Like Ferrari’s other racing cars, the body shells of the Monza SP1 and SP2 are made entirely from lightweight carbon-fiber. The entire interior is trimmed in the same material with a natural finish to enhance the sporty impact of the design. Weight reduction and the ‘barchetta’ configuration guarantee unique vehicle dynamics.