Ferrari have always been known for their ability to make some of the most beautiful cars in the world. Taking styling ques from the stunning Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, the all-new Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 are perfect examples of their ability to design masterpieces. Our content team were lucky enough to spend some time with the second Monza SP2 to arrive in the UK. The most beautiful Ferrari of the decade? We’ll let you decide.
The Ferrari Monza SP2 is a very special thing. There are only 500 Monza SP1 and SP2 examples in the entire world (the split decided by customer demand) and seeing one is somewhat comparable to seeing the Loch Ness monster or equivalent; you treasure every moment of the experience as it’s unlikely that it’ll happen again.
As mentioned, this beautiful new Ferrari speedster is a throwback in styling to a much simpler time, when cars weren’t covered in active wings, big diffusers and complex and fiddly splitters. It’s a refreshing change to the supercars of today – the Monza is a smooth and simple work of art that almost has a liquidity to it … something you can best see in the picture of the front arch and wheel.
Testament to the simplicity and Ferrari’s engineering prowess, the entire front clamshell is one single piece, in order to ensure that there are no interruptions to the flowing lines that begin right at the nose of the car. Beautiful. That flow is incredibly important, so important that there aren’t even external door handles.
That attention to detail and simplicity can be found everywhere across the car, especially when you open up those wing doors (possible the incorrect term). Looking inside the totally open cockpit, you find a sea of sculpted carbon fibre which is presented in such a way that, even in totally hidden areas, it’s completely perfect. The owner of this second Monza SP2 went for red detailing to contrast against the black. A stunning decision.
Underneath all of this beauty are the superb underpinnings of the Ferrari 812 Superfast. That means a 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12, producing 790bhp, sits under that sweeping front clamshell. With no roof anywhere to be found, we can only imagine how that sounds as it screams through the rev range. We also can’t imagine how 790bhp feels in a car that weighs just 1,500kg and is capable of reaching 62mph in 2.9seconds and 124mph in 7.9 seconds.
At the end of the day, however, the Monza is all about that beautiful design. Take a look through our full gallery of images (our photographer has outdone himself once again!) and let us know what you think on Facebook, Instagram or Linkedin.