Ferrari has created two special edition supercars styled after iconic open-top racers from the past


Are these the sexiest looking Ferraris Maranello-based manufacturer has created in recent times? We definitely think so! You are looking at two limited-edition models, the single-seat Monza SP1 and the two-seater Monza SP2, that are a part of a new special edition line of vehicles from Ferrari called “Icona”. The SP1 and SP2 being the first offering in the Icona family, every new special edition in the Icona line will be inspired by a past Ferrari. The two new limited edition supercars seek inspiration from the 1948 Ferrari 166 MM, along with the single-seat 860 Monza and two-seat 750 Monza. The design of the pair is said to reference the ‘Barchetta’, which translates to “little boat” in Italian, the classic open-top racing model of the 1940s and 1950s.

Based on the Ferrari 812 Superfast, the roof-less supercars are powered by 800 hp 6.5-liter V12 engine, which is paired to a seven-speed transmission. According to Ferrari, the pair will be able to do the 0-60 mph sprint in just 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed in excess of 186 mph. Thanks to the ‘barchetta’ bodystyle and carbon fiber bodywork, the SP1 and SP2 are extremely lightweight. The duo also doesn’t have physical windscreens; instead, it uses something called “Virtual Wind Shield.” It’s an aerodynamic carbon fiber funnel in front of the driver that sucks air down and then shoots it up in a 90-degree angle, creating an invisible shield. Only the most loyal Ferrari customers will get a chance to buy the SP1 Monza or SP2 Monza; so, naturally, the price really doesn’t matter. But if you insist, we have learned 500 of these will be made with a price tag north of $1.4 million apiece.

[Via:Thedrive]

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