Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 – Overview
Ferrari has a habit of revisiting names and models from their glory years, and justifiably so – wouldn’t you, if you have a history like theirs? Monza is a name given to Ferrari racing cars in the mid-50s, and it has been rebirthed in glorious form as the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2. The two cars are the first ones in the new Icona line from Maranello, and they differ only in the number of seating available; the SP1 is a single-seater, while the the SP2 is more sociable as a two-seater.
The stunning bodywork is inspired by the 750 Monza and the 860 Monza. This lineage is very obvious too, from the voluptuous front wings to the abrupt rear buttresses. And just like the forefathers, the SP1 and SP2 have nothing in the form of weather protection, not even a windshield.
That’s unbelievable. Not only that, there’s a lack of the usual Ferrari nerdiness too in marketing materials. There are no big downforce figures, no Fiorano lap times – even the top speed is simply stated as ‘over 186 mph’ (299 km/h). There is a sense that the new Monzas are not about data or peak performance, but the experience.
Only 499 examples will be available, although all were sold in 2018 and the split between the two is not known. We do know a buyer can only have one of them, so there’s no way of getting both in matching colours from Ferrari. Its asking price is around €1.6 million before options.