Ferrari has just unveiled two new speedsters inspired by the barchettas of the 50s. The Monza SP1 and SP2 are the two first cars in the fresh Icona family of cars to be built by the prancing horse brand.
Both cars are based on the front-mid engined 812 Superfast; powered by a 6.5 liter V12 with 809 horsepower on tap. Thanks to the abundant use of carbon fiber, the barchettas have an incredible power-to-weight ratio despite the gigantic power block. Flooring the SP1 and SP2 will take you to 100 kph in only 2.9 seconds; flooring it for 7.4 seconds will take you to 200 kph. The cars however do miss the roofs so you better have strapped a pair of goggles on your face or even a helmet.
If you're looking to ride with a friend, the SP2 is your choice as it offers a passenger seat with a roll bar as well as a minimal screen up front to protect you from the flying debris that comes from open top driving. The SP1 however is a more solitary experience, it has a tonneau cover on the side of the passenger allowing you to focus solely on the road. While the interiors are Ferrari-levels of nice, don't expect luxurious features but that doesn't mean they are track focused.
Since these are the first models to start a new series of limited series, they are built for "dedicated clients and collectors" which means that they will be extremely limited. We can't wait to see one in flesh, hopefully blasting in the open streets and not garage queens.