Ferrari have announced the new “Icona” Special Series concept at their Capital Market’s Day with the unveiling of the new Monza SP1 and SP2.
What is the Ferrari Monza SP1?
The Ferrari Monza SP1 is a limited production, custom built single seat roadster first revealed on 18th September 2018. Aimed at “dedicated clients and collectors” – as well as shareholders, no doubt – , the Monza SP1 and SP2 reference the iconic Ferrari racing barchettas of the past. Inspired by the 1948 166 MM, which originally inspired the name ‘barchetta’, and the 750 Monza and 860 Monza. The price is alleged to be $1million+ with less than 500 cars to be produced.
The Ferrari Monza SP1 is a single-seater, the SP2 has room for a passenger with the deletion of the SP1’s tonneau cover and the addition of an extra seat. Thanks to the extensive use of carbon-fibre they are light-ish at c. 1,500 kg (dry) but only 25kg less than the 812 Superfast. Equipped with the most powerful engine Maranello has ever built, a 799 hp V12 taken from – you guessed it – the 812 Superfast , they can sprint from 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 7.9 seconds.
The doors open upwards and the all-carbon-fibre one-piece bonnet-wing assembly is hinged at the front to showcase the V12 when open. Ferrari have designed a “Virtual Wind Shield” which has been incorporated into the fairing ahead of the instrument panel and the steering wheel. The “Virtual Wind Shield” deviates a part of the air flow to “maintain driving comfort.”
In a nutshell
A front-engined Ferrari V12 single seater that looks this good and only costs $1million – what’s not to like? Ferraristi and shareholders will love it. Yes, you’re already too late to place an order but expect cars to become available shortly from a speculator near you…
Max. power output * 603 kW (810 cv/ 799 hp) at 8500 rpm
Max. torque * 719 Nm at 7000 rpm
Dry weight** 1500 kg (SP1), 1520 kg (SP2)
All images courtesy of Ferrari S.p.A