Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Latest Supercars Have No Tops or Windshields
Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Monza SP1 and SP2 cars are open, windshield-less, and equipped with the most powerful engine the company has ever built.
Unveiled last month, the 2 Limited-Edition Supercars are the 1st in Ferrari’s new Icona series that pay homage to the Vintage and Classic cars from the iconic Italian luxury car maker.
The Monza cars’ design draws inspiration from the Ferraris of the 1950’s and features the most advanced technology available today, according to the Maranello outfit.
Conceived as a monolithic form with an aerodynamic wing profile, the cars’ most distinguishing feature is the complete absence of a roof, windscreen and side windows.
The company said that by eliminating these 2 elements it has been able to create unique proportions that would not have been possible on a traditional open 2-seat car.
The result is the feeling of blistering speed, which derives from the concept of a cockpit carved from the car’s very volume that wraps around the driver, wear your goggles!
The models run on a 12-cylinder engine and can go from Zero to 60 mph in 2.9 secs, and Zero to 124 mph in 7.9 secs.
The Ferrari Monza SP1 is a single-seat road car while the Monza SP2 is a 2-seater.
They have a maximum speed of 186 mph which Ferrari said is a speed that is ordinarily only experienced by F1 drivers.
The cars’ design make reference to Ferrari racing barchettas, or 2-seat open-topped racing car, specifically the Y 1948 166 MM, which originally inspired the name barchetta, and the 750 Monza and 860 Monza, which delivered numerous victories in the World Sports Car Championship in the 1950’s.
Both the Monza SP1 and SP2 are constructed from carbon fiber.
The 499 cars being made have been offered for sale exclusively to the company’s most dedicated clients and collectors, and have been sold.
The Monza SP1 and Monza SP2 are part of Ferrari’s 5-year strategy to broaden its offering of Limited-Edition and hybrid Supercars.
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