We found out some new juicy details about Ferrari’s new special speedsters at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.
After being shown at a private event, the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 speedsters that form part of Ferrari’s new limited-edition Icona series have made their public debuts at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, and they look sensational in the metal.
The unique coachbuilt designs are inspired by vintage Ferrari race cars from the 1950s such as the 250 Testa Rossa, but there were a few details that we discovered at the reveal event.
A Ferrari spokesperson informed us that "production of the Monza SP1 and SP2 will be limited to just 499 examples combined. If 498 customers want the SP1 and only one wants the SP2, then that's what we'll build."
Each car is being built at a rate of one per day, so it will take a while before production is complete. And to the surprise of absolutely no-one, both cars are completely sold out, despite carrying an astronomical price tag of €1.6 million in Italy including taxes – that’s the equivalent of $1.8 million at current exchange rates. To put that in perspective, the Ferrari 812 Superfast, which both the Monza SP1 and SP2 are based on, starts at $350,000.
Being based on the 812 Superfast also means there’s a 6.5-liter V12 engine under the hood, which has been increased to around 800 hp – that makes it the most powerful naturally aspirated V12 Ferrari has ever produced.
Alas, there's bad news for the US market. While the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 can be driven on the roads of Europe, a lack of a windshield, among other reasons, means it doesn’t meet safety regulations. More limited-edition cars in Ferrari’s Icona series are planned in the future. Hopefully some will be road legal.