Ferrari Monza SP

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Ferrari Monza SP1
Ferrari Monza SP2
Ferrari Monza SP1, Paris Motor Show 2018, IMG 0643.jpg
Ferrari Monza SP1 at the 2018 Paris Motor Show
Overview
ManufacturerFerrari N.V.
Production2019–present
Model years2019–present
AssemblyMaranello, Italy
DesignerFerrari Styling Centre under Flavio Manzoni
Body and chassis
ClassSports car (S)
Body style2-door speedster
LayoutFront-engine, rear-wheel-drive
RelatedFerrari 812 Superfast
Powertrain
Engine6.5 L F140 GA V12
Power output603 kW (809 hp; 820 PS)
Transmission7-speed dual clutch
Dimensions
Kerb weightSP1: 3,306 lb (1,500 kg)
SP2: 3,351 lb (1,520 kg)

The Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 are limited production sports cars produced by Italian automobile manufacturer Ferrari, introduced in 2018 for the 2019 model year. The cars mark the start of a new lineage of models called the "Icona" series, a program aimed at creating special cars inspired by classic Ferrari models, all to be produced in limited series. The first cars of the new lineage are the Monza SP1 and SP2, whose designs are inspired by the 750 Monza, 250 Testarossa and 166 MM.[1][2] The SP1 is a single seater, while the SP2 features two seats. Fewer than 500 are expected to be produced.[3]

Ferrari Monza SP1

Specifications[edit]

Engine[edit]

Both the SP1 and SP2 are powered by a variant of the naturally aspirated 6,496 cc (6.5 L; 396.4 cu in) F140 GA V12 found in the 812 Superfast. The engine has been tuned to generate 7.4 kW (10 hp; 10 PS) more than the engine in the 812, for a total of 603 kW (809 hp; 820 PS) at 8,500 rpm and 530 lbf⋅ft (719 N⋅m) of torque at 7,000 rpm, making it one of the most powerful Ferrari V12 road cars ever produced.[4]

Chassis[edit]

The chassis is loosely based on the 812 and both the SP1 and SP2 cars feature carbon fibre composite bodywork. The SP1 weighs 1,500 kg (3,306 lb), while the two-seat SP2 is 20 kg (45 lb) heavier at 1,520 kg (3,351 lb).[5] The strength of the composite bodywork allows for the inclusion of a large clamshell hood.

Performance[edit]

Interior

Manufacturer claimed performance figures for both of the cars include a 0–97 km/h (0–60 mph) acceleration time of 2.9 seconds, 0–200 km/h (0–124 mph) acceleration time of 7.9 seconds and a top speed of 299 km/h (186 mph).[6]

Design[edit]

Ferrari Monza SP2
Interior

The SP1 and SP2 feature low slung, carbon fibre speedster bodywork inspired by early, post-war Ferrari race cars such as the 166 MM, as well as the 250 Testarossa and 750 Monza.[7] The SP1 is a single-seater, with the passenger compartment situated to one side of the car, while the SP2 has two seats separated by a center section. Both of the cars feature small scissor doors and don't have windshields, instead relying on a patented system Ferrari calls the "Virtual Windshield", which is supposed to deviate airflow away from the driver.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ferrari Monza SP1 e SP2 - Official Website". monza.ferrari.com. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  2. ^ "Ferrari unveils Monza SP1 and SP2 speedsters in Maranello". autocar.co.uk. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  3. ^ Gastelu, Gary (2018-09-18). "Single-seat Ferrari Monza SP1 will cost seven figures". Fox News. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  4. ^ "The Ferrari Monza SP1 Is a Wild 812-Based Speedster". Road & Track. 2018-09-18. Retrieved 2018-09-18.
  5. ^ "Ferrari Monza SP1, SP2 roadsters put 800 hp and the wind in your face". Roadshow. 2018-09-18. Retrieved 2018-09-18.
  6. ^ Stecher, Nicolas. "At the Unveiling of the $1.4 Million Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2". The Drive. Retrieved 2018-09-18.
  7. ^ Malan, Andrea (September 18, 2018). "Ferrari plans to launch Monza retro-styled supercar". autonews.com.