Ferrari Special Edition Supercars Inspired by Legendary Racers

By Paul Joseph

Legendary Italian car marquee Ferrari have designed two special edition supercars inspired by open-top racers from yesteryear.

The single-seat Monza SP1 and two-seat Monza SP2 are part of a new special edition line called “Icona”, featuring cars inspired by distinguished Ferraris from the past.

The first two cars in the line used as their inspiration 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 new supercars are powered by an 800 hp 6.5-litre V12 engine, which is paired to a seven-speed transmission. According to Ferrari, the pair will be able to go from 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed in excess of 186 mph.

Thanks to the ‘barchetta’ bodystyle and carbon fibre bodywork, the SP1 and SP2 are extremely lightweight.

Uniquely, the duo also have no physical windscreens, and instead use “Virtual Wind Shield”, an aerodynamic carbon fibre funnel in front of the driver that sucks air down and then shoots it up in a 90-degree angle, creating an invisible shield.

A total of 500 of each car will be made, both with an eye-popping price tag of around $1.4 million.

By Paul Joseph