The Ferrari Monza is a retro-inspired, limited-edition supercar based on the 812 Superfast.
Revealed during Ferrari’s Capital Market’s Day event at Maranello, the Monza is the first in a new series of limited-edition cars called ‘Icona’, “inspired by legendary sports cars of the past.”
The Monza draws its inspiration from Ferrari’s racing Barchettas of the past, cars such as the 1948 166MM, 750 Monza and 860 Monza. Its radical design deletes the roof and windscreen and adds a roll-hoop behind the occupants.
Two variations of the Monza are available. The SP1 is designed for only the driver, a carbonfibre tonneau covering the passenger area, while the SP2 has a more typical two-seat configuration, albeit split by a giant carbonfibre beam.
All bodywork is made from carbonfibre, including the giant front-opening clamshell that includes the bonnet and front wings. Other unique design elements are the revised headlights, slimline full-length taillight and scissor doors, while all interior controls have been moved to the centre console on the driver’s right-hand side.
Under the dramatic retro skin the Monza is pure 812 Superfast, but Ferrari has liberated a little extra power from the 6.5-litre V12 for a total of 595kW/719Nm, making it the most powerful road-car engine Maranello has ever built.
Ferrari has collaborated with luxury brands Loro Piana and Berluti to offer SP1 and SP2 owners an exclusive range of driving apparel matched to the car, including a race suit, helmet, jersey, scarf, gloves and driving shoes.
No pricing or build run has been announced, with more information set to be revealed at the Paris Motor Show. However, sources suggest no more than 500 will be produced with a price tag of between $US2-3million.