Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2, a return to the 1950s



On 17 September 2018 Ferrari presents to a carefully selected clientele two new exclusive models that are part of a special limited series called Icona, the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2. This particular segment wanted by the late Sergio Marchionne, is inspired by the most evocative models in the Ferrari history.


The SP1 and SP2 are therefore inspired by the racing boats of the 1950s, including: the 166 MM, the 750 Monza and the 860 Monza. The difference between these two models is that the SP1 model is a single-seater, while the SP2 is a two-seater with the seats divided by a tunnel, and is equipped with a small windshield.



The mechanical basis for the two models is the same as the Ferrari 812 Superfast, with a 6.5-liter V12 GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) award-winning engine of the year over four liters in 2018, with 350 injection system Bar, which allows you to reach 100 Km/h in 2.9 seconds with its 810 Horsepower.


The engine is combined with an automatic dual-clutch transmission.


The two models SP1 and SP2 are fitted with variable geometry intake ducts deriving from the Formula 1 V8 engines.



Although the SP1 is in fact a single-seater, it still has a seat for a passenger, which can be closed with a removable panel in case you drive alone.


The car is extremely accurate in every detail. In fact, the design of the doors is minimal in size and opens vertically, while the body is entirely in carbon fiber, including the fenders of the bonnet, giving a very clean appearance to the side.


The interiors feature exposed carbon elements, and the buttons with the various functions are arranged laterally on the driver's seat, leaving a very clean steering wheel design, also making the pilot perceive the unique sensations that a single-seater boat can give.



The dashboard, on the other hand, consists only of a retro-style tachometer, placed centrally. The low weight and the boat configuration make the car perfectly balanced, balanced, and extremely manageable.


In addition, Ferrari has set itself the goal of improving the performance of the 812 Superfast, re-proposing the Virtual Short Wheelbase concept introduced on the F12TDF in these cars as well, improving its stability.


Driving comfort is given by a windshield specially designed for this type of car, called Virtual Wind Schield, which uses the instrument panel and the steering wheel to divert aerodynamic flows, without these disturbing the driver in the least.


The aesthetic line of the two cars is clean, sporty and captivating at the same time.



The two Ferrari One-Offs are a real jewel of Made in Italy, full of charm, and a tribute to the history of Ferrari, because the barchetta nomenclature was coined by Giovanni Agnelli, who seeing the 166 MM on display at the Turin Motor Show in 1948, he commented that it looked more like a boat rather than a car.


From that day on, the boats made Ferrari history, imposing themselves in prestigious races such as the Mille Miglia and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.



A further refinement of these two models consists in the possibility of purchasing a dedicated clothing line, designed by Loro Piana and Berluti.


The pilot set includes a suit that can be worn over clothes, a jersey, helmet, gloves, scarf and a pair of driving shoes. The painting also has dedicated colors and special historic liveries.


The price for just 499 customers specially chosen by Ferrari is 1.600.000 Euros.


DATA SHEET


Engine


Type V12, 65°

Total displacement 6496 cm³

Bore and stroke 94x78 mm

Maximum power * 596 kW (810 hp) at 8500 rpm

Maximum torque * 719 Nm at 7000 rpm

Specific power 125 hp/liter

Maximum speed 8900 rpm

Compression ratio 13.6:1


Dimensions and weights


Length 4657 mm

Width 1996 mm

Height 1155 mm

Wheelbase 2720 mm

Front track 1688 mm

Rear track 1678 mm

Dry weight ** approx. 1520 kg

Fuel tank capacity 90 liters


Tires


Front 275/30 ZR 21 10 J

Rear 315/30 ZR 21 11.5J


Brakes


Front 398x38 mm

Rear 360x32 mm


Transmission and gearbox


4WS/F1 7-speed dual clutch gearbox

Electronic controls

ESP, ESC, with F1-TRAC, E-DIFF 3, SCM-E systems with double solenoid


Performance


From 0 to 100 km/h 2.9 sec

From 0 to 200 km/h 7.9 sec

From 100 to 0 km/h 32 m

Maximum speed 300 km/h


CO2 emissions


Low 578 g/km

Mid 354 g/km

High 313 g/km

Extra high 340 g/km

Combined 366 g/km


Consumption


Low 25.5 liters/100 km

Mid 15.6 liters/100 km

High 13.8 liters/100 km

Extra high 15.0 liters/100 km

Combined 16.1 liters/100 km


Note


* With 98 Ron petrol

** With optional lightening contents


Andrea Rasponi

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