Sources claim it will be called the 812 Monza with a design inspired by one of Ferrari’s most successful race cars.
Mark your calendars everyone, because it looks like Ferrari will unveil a new Prancing Horse at a special event on September 17 according to a mysterious teaser posted on the automaker’s official website. Official details are scarce, but according to Motor1 the event is listed on a private section of Ferrari’s website reserved exclusively for owners. The teaser doesn’t reveal much other than the reveal date, the wording “Icona Ferrari” (“icona” being Italian for “icon”), and a sketch of the design showing a speedster-style windshield.
The filename of the image reveals the car’s codename as “Ferrari F176.” That doesn’t give us much to go on, but Motor1 claims the mystery model will be a new limited-edition supercar based on the Ferrari 812 Superfast and will allegedly be called the 812 Monza.
Like the limited-edition J50 built to celebrate Ferrari’s 50th anniversary in Japan based on the 488 Spider, it will likely adopt radically different styling and new design elements to differentiate it from the standard 812 Superfast. For example, the J50 came with a redesigned front bumper, unique 20-inch forged wheels and a lower windshield to direct more airflow to the rear spoiler. The design will reportedly be a modern take on the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa race car.
What isn’t known at this point is whether the 812 Monza will be more powerful than the standard Superfast. Frankly, increasing the power output of Ferrari’s flagship supercar would be borderline insane since its naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine already produces 789 hp and 530lb-ft of torque, enabling the 812 Superfast to sprint to 62 mph in just 2.9 seconds and top out at 211 mph. Who knows, maybe the 812 Monza will break the 800-horsepower barrier. Production will reportedly be limited to just 200 examples, and you can bet they've already been sold.
The 812 Monza isn’t the only new limited edition Ferrari model being shown in the next month or so either, as a drop-top Ferrari 488 Pista Aperta will reportedly debut at Pebble Beach later this month, which could showcase Ferrari’s new targa top design previewed in a recent patent filing.