Elles sont les premières représentantes de la série Icona de Ferrari.

Les voici les nouveaux bolides baptisés Monza de chez Ferrari. Alors que l'on avait pu découvrir quelques photos qui avaient fuitées avec un peu d'avance, voici donc la présentation officielle par la firme de Maranello de ces deux nouvelles sportives : les Monza SP1 et Monza SP2. Deux éditions limitées qui sont les premières représentantes d'une nouvelle série de modèles, Icona, et qui s'inspirent ici très clairement de speedsters des années 1950. Ferrari évoque ici notamment les 166 MM de 1948, celle qui a inspiré le nom "Barchetta", mais aussi les 750 Monza et 860 Monza

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Sans tourner autour du pot, ces deux autos sont rapides. Ferrari annonce en effet le meilleur rapport poids/puissance des "Barchetta", notamment grâce à l'emploi massif de fibre de carbone, mais aussi et surtout grâce au fait qu'elles embarquent le moteur le plus puissant de Maranello. Il s'agit d'un V12 6.5 litres développant 810 chevaux et 719 Nm de couple. Suffisant pour que les jumelles Monza atteignent le 0 à 100 km/h en 2,9 secondes. Les 200 km/h sont atteints en 7,9 secondes et la vitesse de pointe dépasse les 300 km/h. Attention quand même à une telle vitesse, les Monza SP1 et Monza SP2 n'ont pas de pare-brise pour protéger le cockpit et son/ses occupants. Un saute-vent, un "pare-brise virtuel", est là pour dévié le flux d'air... Suffisant à 300 km/h ?

Ferrari Monza SP1 And SP2
Ferrari Monza SP1 And SP2
Ferrari Monza SP1 And SP2
Ferrari Monza SP1 And SP2

Si les deux autos sont basées sur la 812 Superfast, elles diffèrent l'une de l'autre par le nombre de places à l'intérieur. La SP1 n'a qu'une place, avec un couvre-tonneau en dur au dessus de la place passager. La SP2 offre elle deux places. Histoire de profiter à deux de ses performances. 

Ferrari Monza SP1 And SP2
Ferrari Monza SP1 And SP2

Les portières, minimalistes, s'ouvrent vers le haut, et les aménagements intérieurs sont assez succincts. Pas question de partir en road-trip avec. Ces Monza SP1 et Monza SP2 sont davantage dédiées à des journées sur piste. Mais comme il s'agit ici d'éditions spéciales, limitées, il y des risques qu'elles restent surtout dans les garages de collectionneurs. 

Ni le prix, ni le nombre d'exemplaires n'ont été annoncés. Mais ces speedsters néo-rétro seront réservés à des clients fidèles et collectionneurs de la marque de Maranello. 

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The Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 unveiled – the first models in a new concept of limited-edition special series called ‘Icona’

 

Iconic cars whose sophisticated design and engineering is inspired by legendary Ferrari Sports cars of the past

Maranello, 18 September 2018 – The new Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 have been unveiled on occasion of the company’s Capital Market’s Day at the factory in Maranello. These limited-edition special-series cars are the first in a new segment called ‘Icona’ and draw inspiration from the most evocative Ferraris of the 1950s and feature the most advanced sports car technology available today.

Aimed at dedicated clients and collectors, the Monza SP1 and SP2 reference the iconic Ferrari racing barchettas of the past, not least the 1948 166 MM, which originally inspired the name ‘barchetta’, and the 750 Monza and 860 Monza. Designed with the sole aim of winning, these uncompromising models helped build the Ferrari legend in the 1950s by delivering numerous victories in the World Sports Car Championship.

The Ferrari Monza SP1 was designed as an uncompromising single-seat road car that offers a truly unique experience behind the wheel. The second configuration, the Monza SP2, thanks to the elimination of the tonneau cover and the addition of a second protective screen and a second roll-bar, is instead a two-seater enabling the passenger to share the same driving sensations.

The Monza SP1 and SP2  feature a unique design, the best weight-to-power ratio of any barchetta, thanks to the extensive use of carbon-fibre in construction, and distinctive details, such as head-and tail-lights, wheels and interior, which further enhance the cars’ exclusivity. Equipped with the most powerful engine Maranello has ever built, a 810 cv V12, they can sprint from 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 7.9 seconds.

The architecture of the two cars is based on a monolithic form with an aerodynamic wing profile where the complete absence of a roof and windscreen gave the designers the freedom to create unique proportions that would not have been possible on a traditional spider.

The result is the feeling of blistering speed normally only experienced by Formula 1 drivers, which derives from the concept of a cockpit carved from the car’s very volume that wraps around the driver.

The Ferrari Design Centre has sought to create a very pure design, as though born of a single pencil stroke, to convey an ideal of timeless elegance, minimalist form and refined detail. Visually complex solutions, such as those seen on recent racing cars, have been avoided, giving way to a more understated formal design language. Never has a model expressed such a narrative power, highlighting its appeal as a driver’s car where the link between man and automobile becomes symbiotic.

A radical choice was made for the design of the cars’ compact doors which open upwards. Equally important is the all-carbon-fibre one-piece bonnet-wing assembly which is hinged at the front to showcase the imposing V12 engine once open.

As with racing models, the bodyshell of both cars is made entirely from lightweight carbon-fibre. The entire interior is trimmed in the same material with a natural finish to enhance the sporty impact of the design. Weight reduction and the ‘barchetta’ configuration guarantee unique vehicle dynamics: perfectly balanced with no roll whatsoever for pure, uncompromising sports-car handling.

Because these are authentic “en plein air” sports cars, one of the greatest challenges in their design was managing the aerodynamic flows inside the cockpit in the absence of a windscreen. The solution was the innovative patented “Virtual Wind Shield” which has been incorporated into the fairing ahead of the instrument panel and the steering wheel. The “Virtual Wind Shield” deviates a part of the air flow to maintain driving comfort.

Especially for Monza SP1 and SP2 owners Ferrari, in collaboration with two leading luxury brands, Loro Piana and Berluti, has created elegant gentlemen-driver-inspired apparel and accessories. The driver’s selection includes racing overalls, jersey, helmet, gloves, scarf and driving shoes. These feature a number of technical solutions to guarantee a comfortable fit and ensure freedom of movement while driving.

 

 

Short Technical Specification

 

ENGINE

Type                                          V12 – 65°

Overall displacement             6496 cm3

Max. power output *             603 kW (810 cv) at 8500 rpm

Max. torque *                         719 Nm at 7000 rpm

 

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Length                                    4657 mm

Width                                     1996 mm

Height                                     1155 mm

Dry weight**                          1500 kg (SP1), 1520 kg (SP2)

 

PERFORMANCE

0-100 km/h                            2.9 sec

0-200 km/h                            7.9 sec

Max. speed                             >300 km/h

 

FUEL CONSUMPTION/ CO2 EMISSIONS

Under homologation

 

 

*With 98 octane petrol

**With optional lightweight contents