Ferrari unveils Monza SP1 and SP2 of the racing cars of Maranello

Ferrari has unveiled the dramatic Monza SP1 and SP2, the first two models of the limited edition series special is that the company called the “Icona” series.

Less than 500 of these two models – a fixed, single-seater, the other a two-seater and will be produced with the production distributed according to the request of the select band of Ferrari collectors invited to buy the model. There is no official news of the pricing, but it is thought to be in the region of $ 3 million (£2.3 m)

Inspired by the original Ferrari Barchetta models, in particular the 1948 166 MM and the 750 Monza of the 1950s, SP1, and SP2 also feature the most powerful engine Ferrari has ever produced.

The 6.5-litre V12 delivers 809bhp to 8500rpm and 530lb ft of torque at 7000rpm. The engine has also acquired a variable intake ducts-something taken of the F1 engines – and another first for a Ferrari car.

The company claims a 0-62mph time of just 2.9 seconds and a 0-124mph time of 7.9 seconds. The maximum speed is set to 186mph. Loosely based on the 812 Superfast seating, the SP1 and 2 are coated carbon-fibre composite panels.