This million-dollar supercar feels at home on a circuit.
The Monza SP1 and SP2 were only produced in 499 units. One of the few Ferrari Monza SP2s was spotted on a race circuit, flexing its muscles and displaying its V12 power. The other half of the Icona lineup’s Monza twins was first observed on public roads on its way to the circuit, according to car spotter Varryx on YouTube. The driver was also wearing a helmet, as you can see in the embedded video above — for safety reasons, of course.
The Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 are both inspired by vintage Ferrari speedsters from the 1950s, in case you didn’t know. Apart from their rarity, the engine under the hood is what makes them truly unique.
The normally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 that powers the Ferrari Monza twins produces 809 horsepower (603 kilowatts). They can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds, and from 100 km/h (62 mph) to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 7.9 seconds. This open-top supercar has a top speed of almost 300 km/h (186 mph).
The Ferrari Icona line began with the Monza SP2 and its single-seat SP1 brother, which were designed to adapt traditional Ferrari concepts for the modern era. Gordon Ramsay, the celebrity chef, has one, which is reported to be worth around $2 million.
The Daytona SP3 is the newest member of the Icona family, with a retro-inspired styling and a more powerful version of the F140HC engine. The V12 produces 828 horsepower (617 kW) and 514 pound-feet (697 Newton-meters) of torque in this application.
According to an interview, Ferrari already has ideas for the upcoming Icona models, with “four or five viable prototypes.” We haven’t heard anything about what’s next on the menu, but Ferrari is already testing a Roma with a V12 engine, so that’s something to keep an eye on.
Source: Varryx via YouTube