At the event, Ferrari unveiled a pair of open-topped, limited edition sportscars, as part of a new segment dubbed "Icona" inspired by past Ferraris but boasting the latest technologies to reward its most loyal customers.
Ferrari just pulled the wraps off the limited-edition Monza SP1 and SP2, and successfully reminded the world that it still knows how to make a jaw-dropping vehicle. Designed with the sole aim of winning, these uncompromising models helped build the Ferrari legend in the 1950s by delivering numerous victories in the World Sports Car Championship. They were created to take us back down Ferrari's memory lane, namely those of the 1940s and 1950s era where the name "barchetta" grew from.
The Ferrari Monza SP1 was designed as an uncompromising single-seat road vehicle that offers a truly unique experience behind the wheel.
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It features an aluminum frame that is draped with gorgeous carbon fiber bodywork.
Nicolo Boari, the head of product marketing, said Tuesday that the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 are "the most powerful ever in Ferrari history", with an 810 horsepower engine able to reach 100 kilometres per hour (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds. Ferrari claims the lack of a windshield allowed for a unique aerodynamic profile in the design, creating a auto that couldn't perform the same in any other configuration. Now we have all the details and official photos from Ferrari. Never has a model expressed such a narrative power, highlighting its appeal as a driver's vehicle where the link between man and automobile becomes symbiotic. The doors open upwards and forwards to aid access into the cockpit. In decidedly not-old news, though, both are made of carbon fiber and go over 186 miles per hour. The entire interior is trimmed in the same material with a natural finish to enhance the sporty impact of the design.
Ferrari has also managed to dispense with the windscreen thanks to a patented "Virtual Wind Shield", which is mounted in the bonnet fairing ahead of the driver.
The cars are the Monza SP1 and SP2, with the "SP" in the name referencing the Special Projects division and the numerical component corresponding to the number of seats.