Ferrari Monza SP1 Design
Though inspired by classic Ferraris of the past, the Ferrari Monza SP1 looks like something of the future. The absence of a roof and a windscreen exemplifies the simplistic and minimalistic lines of the low-slung speedster. The bodyshell is made entirely out of carbon fibre. Up front, you are greeted by the front-hinged single-piece clamshell bonnet, punctuated only by a single horizontal front grille. Pronounced front wheel arches, vertical headlights and the wide front splitter accentuates the visual width of the car.
While the Ferrari-patented ‘virtual windshield’ is able to deviate airflow away from the driver, a driver’s helmet is strongly recommended. The single-seater SP1 features a tonneau cover on the passenger side and a tiny scissor door on the driver side, which flips up for a not-so-graceful entrance. Apart from the obvious lack of passenger seat, the SP1 can also be told apart from the SP2 by its asymmetry rear fairing with a single incorporated rollover hoop.
The tauted flanks are sleek and very pronounced, interrupted only by the side air vent, which pays homage to the Barchetta of old. The minimalist silhouette of the car carries on towards the rear, where you will find a massive yet delicate rear diffuser design which is sculpted around the lower rear of the car, along with Ferrari’s unmistakable quad tailpipes. The distinctive slim tail that light wraps around the rear of the car concludes the overall design of the iconic car.
Ferrari Monza SP1 Dimension
Despite all the credential which points towards a track day car, the Ferrari Monza SP1 is hardly a go-cart for the road. The Ferrari Monza SP1 is comparable in terms of its overall size to the Ferrari 812 Superfast, not surprising since they share the same underpinnings. The speedster shares an identical body length as the Ferrari 812 Superfast but gains 25 mm in its width, just 4 mm shy of 2 metres. And for obvious reasons, it rides significantly lower than the ‘normal’ roofed version, 121 mm lower to be exact.
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