Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2
The 812 Superfast mechanics are adopted for the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2, inspired by the legendary models of the ’50s.
The Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 are part of a new “family” of cars on which Ferrari has invested for the future, consisting of models made in reduced numbers inspired by great Reds of the past. The first supercars of this new range (called Icon) are based on the Monza 750 and 860 mid-1950s, racing cars without the roof and the windshield built in less than 50 units. The SP1 and SP2 consequently have an evocative appearance, thanks to the essential shapes of the body and to a series of details inspired by the original models, such as small side doors or the “bubble” with aerodynamic function behind the seat, which suggests the name is single on the Ferrari Monza SP1 but double on the Monza SP2.
Retro inspiration does not go beyond style, because the frame, the technologies and the engine are “daughters” of today’s times. The body, for example, is made of carbon fiber, a lightweight but resistant material that helps to cut the weight, in truth not really contained on the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2: the Cavallino declares a mass of 1,500 and 1,520 kg, also thanks to the generous length (465 cm). It is probable, however, that the technicians of Maranello had to tighten up the basic structure to make up for the lack of the roof, a “problem” common to all the cabriolet or spider cars. The Ferrari SP1 and SP2 are also equipped with special solutions that allow you to adjust the air flows that are created at high speed, creating a kind of fairing on steering wheel and instrumentation.
The engine sits in front of the cockpit and is the naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 of the Ferrari 812 Superfast coupe, here credited with 810 hp at 8,500 rpm and 719 Nm of torque. The declared maximum speed is “over 300 km / h”, while for the 0-100 km / h shot, 2.9 seconds are enough. It takes 7.9 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 200 km / h. The Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 will be built in a few hundred units reserved for Cavallino’s most loyal customers.