Only the most loyal and committed Ferrari clients were invited for a private viewing in Maranello on the 17th of September 2018. They were delighted with the launch of two new cars: the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2.

Photography: Ferrari, RM Sotheby’s

History repeats

Let’s start with the name. Ferrari is not shy of hinting back to historical models with their new cars. The new Ferrari Monza is no difference as it received the same name as the 1950s Monza. Those beautiful race cars sported a four-cylinder or V12, depending on which Monza you are talking about. Just like the Monza, the new Ferrari Monza comes in two variants: a one-seater (SP1) and a two-seater (SP2).

Both cars wear the chassis of the Ferrari 812 Superfast, but the carbon-flooded bodywork is really something else. It simply is one of the most radical designs for a road-legal car in the past few years. The doors open just like the LaFerrari Aperta, the rear-light spans all the way from the left to the right and the front is a real art piece hinting to the 250 Testarossa.

‘’The new Monza SP1 and SP2 are the first models in a new concept of limited-edition special series called Icona’’. We’re very excited to see what Ferrari has in store for us with future models.

This particular bodywork is called barchetta and simply means ‘’little boat’’ in Italian.

(Performance) figures

Ferrari Monza SP1 and Monza SP2

The naturally aspirated V12 hides under the stylishly designed front hood and packs an incredible 810 bhp, which means it can take you from 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in just 2.9 seconds. You’ll reach 200 km/h (124 mph) just five seconds later. Ferrari will produce 100 units and all have been sold to close clients.

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