The Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 are limited production sports cars produced by Italian automobile manufacturer Ferrari, introduced in 2018 for the 2019 model year. The cars mark the start of a new lineage of models called the "Icona" series, a program aimed at creating special cars inspired by classic Ferrari models, all to be produced in limited series. The first cars of the new lineage are the Monza SP1 and SP2, whose designs are inspired by the 750 Monza, 250 Testarossa and 166 MM.[1][2] The SP1 and SP2 nomenclature refers to the number of seats for each model. 499 units are expected to be produced[3] at a price of €1.58 million before options.

Ferrari Monza SP1

Specifications

Engine

Both the SP1 and SP2 are powered by a variant of the naturally aspirated 6,496 cc (6.5 L; 396.4 cu in) F140 GA V12 found in the 812 Superfast. The engine has been tuned to generate 7.4 kW (10 hp; 10 PS) more than the engine in the 812, for a total of 596 kW (799 hp; 810 PS) at 8,500 rpm and 719 N⋅m (530 lbf⋅ft) of torque at 7,000 rpm, making them at the time, the most powerful factory Ferrari V12 road cars ever produced until the release of the 812 Competizione and Competizione A in 2021 featuring an upgraded F140 V12 producing 820 hp (830 PS).[4][5]

Chassis

The chassis is loosely based on the 812 and both the SP1 and SP2 cars feature carbon fibre composite bodywork. The SP1 weighs 1,500 kg (3,306 lb), while the two-seat SP2 is 20 kg (45 lb) heavier at 1,520 kg (3,351 lb).[6] The strength of the composite bodywork allows for the inclusion of a large clamshell hood.

Performance

Interior

Manufacturer claimed performance figures for both of the cars include a 0–97 km/h (0–60 mph) acceleration time of 2.9 seconds, 0–200 km/h (0–124 mph) acceleration time of 7.9 seconds and a top speed that exceeds 299 km/h (186 mph).[7]

Design

Ferrari Monza SP2
Interior

The SP1 and SP2 feature low slung, carbon fibre speedster bodywork inspired by early, post-war Ferrari race cars such as the 166 MM, as well as the 250 Testarossa and 750 Monza.[8] The SP1 is a single-seater, with the driver's position situated to one side of the car, while the SP2 has two seats separated by a center section. Both of the cars feature small scissor doors and don't have windshields, instead relying on a patented system Ferrari calls the "Virtual Windshield", which is supposed to deviate airflow away from the driver. In 2020, Ferrari Styling Centre was awarded the Compasso d’Oro industrial design award for the Monza SP1.[9] Award was received by Flavio Manzoni and Jane Reeve.[10] All the cars are painted at Carrozzeria Zanasi in Maranello.

References

  1. ^ "Ferrari Monza SP1 e SP2 - Official Website". monza.ferrari.com. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  2. ^ "Ferrari unveils Monza SP1 and SP2 speedsters in Maranello". autocar.co.uk. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  3. ^ Gastelu, Gary (2018-09-18). "Single-seat Ferrari Monza SP1 will cost seven figures". Fox News. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  4. ^ https://www.ferrari.com/en-US/auto/812-competizione[bare URL]
  5. ^ "The Ferrari Monza SP1 Is a Wild 812-Based Speedster". Road & Track. 2018-09-18. Retrieved 2018-09-18.
  6. ^ "Ferrari Monza SP1, SP2 roadsters put 800 hp and the wind in your face". Roadshow. 2018-09-18. Retrieved 2018-09-18.
  7. ^ Stecher, Nicolas. "At the Unveiling of the $1.4 Million Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2". The Drive. Retrieved 2018-09-18.
  8. ^ Malan, Andrea (September 18, 2018). "Ferrari plans to launch Monza retro-styled supercar". autonews.com.
  9. ^ "FERRARI MONZA SP1 AND BREMBO WIN THE COMPASSO D'ORO AWARD". autodesignmagazine.com. 9 September 2020. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  10. ^ "The Ferrari Monza SP1 wins the 2020 Compasso d'Oro". ferrari.com. Retrieved 28 October 2020.

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