For me, Ferrari design can be a slow burn. My opinions of new models more of than not evolve as I digest more about them. But the Monzas – that was love at first sight.
My article on the Monza design process was one of my most in-depth and gave me the chance to learn directly from SVP of Design Flavio Manzoni about his team’s vision for this new masterpiece. For this reason and so many more, I was pleased to read that the Ferrari Monza SP1 won Gold at last week’s iF Design Awards in Munich. The jury praised the elegant minimalism of the first in an exclusive new series from the Prancing Horse called Icona, whose offerings promise to be rarified in every way.
The iF Design Awards are among the most important awards of their kind anywhere in the world and are synonymous with 66 years of design excellence. This year, the SP1 beat out 6,400+ entries from 50 countries to claim the top prize.
The Ferrari Monza SP1, like its two-seater sister the SP2, is a retro-futurist barchetta (Italian for “little boat”) that blends classic perfection with extremely modern materials, performance and engineering. Ultimately, it was the SP1’s uniquely asymmetrical, single-seater layout, iconic lines, rich cockpit and exceptional bodywork that moved the jury to award it Gold. It was one of several big wins at iF for Manzoni and his team at Ferrari Centro Stile.
Ferrari also collected iF Design Awards for the new Ferrari Portofino, the extraordinary 488 Pista and the one-off SP38 Deborah, built for a Swiss client (all pictured below, left to right).
These awards are further recognition of the continuous achievements of the Ferrari Styling Centre and the entire family behind the Ferrari brand.