So it seems that Italian Supercar maker Ferrari is going for something of a throwback as the covers came off its latest limited edition models.
Ferrari has presented its Monza SP1 and SP2 sportscars — based on the classic open-top “barchetta” racing model of the 1940s and 1950s with revved-up Formula 1 technology — on the day that the new CEO, Louis Camilleri, was outlining a 5-year business plan
The open-cockpit Monza SP sportscars are “probably the closest and purest driving experience to the Formula 1,” said Nicolo Boari, the head of product marketing. He said that the engine was “the most powerful ever in Ferrari history,” boasting 810 horsepower able to reach 100 kilometers per hour (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds and 200 kilometers an hour in 7.9 seconds.
Ferrari say that fewer than 500 of the Monza SP sportscars will be produced and sold only to eligible Ferrari customers, whose preferences will define the mix of one- and two-seat models.
Providing a glimpse of Ferrari’s broader plans to expand its luxury profile, buyers of the Monza SP series will receive a racing jumpsuit designed by Italian high-end luxury brand Loro Piana that will also help protect the drivers against the elements. Italian leather maker Berluti is also making a leather-clad helmet-goggle combo and driving shoes for the brand.