Ferrari supercars are the rarest of the rare, and only a select few people can afford them. In fact, some wealthy enthusiasts have the cash but still can’t snag one of these high-performance beasts. But for those who can, the Ferrari Monza SP2 is basically a street-legal Formula 1 car worth millions.
The Ferrari Monza has something in common with the lauded LaFerrari
The Ferrari LaFerrari is a legend in the auto world. Packing 950 hp, it was the most powerful street-legal Ferrari when it debuted, Wired reported. Add in the fact that Ferrari made only 499 examples of this supercar, and the value skyrocketed even more.
Like the LaFerrari, the Ferrari Monza saw only a limited production of about 500 models. And though it’s not as well known as its lauded sibling, the Monza still garners attention from experts and enthusiasts, some of whom are willing to pay millions to own one.
The Ferrari Monza is as fast as a Formula 1 car
For anyone who loves convertibles, the idea of driving a Formula 1 car is a dream come true. Between the open top, the roaring wind, and a powerful vehicle at your behest, it’s easy to see why so many people dream of owning one. Unfortunately, F1 cars aren’t street-legal.
But the Ferrari Monza is road-legal. It boasts a naturally aspirated 6.5 liter V12 engine that produces 810 horses. The speed is so fast you’ll have to drive back to the starting point to find your lunch. That’s because the Monza can go from 0 to 60 in a mere 2.8 seconds and top out at 187 mph, The Supreme Car Initiative reports.
The Monza is part of Ferrari’s Icona series and harks back to the Prancing Horse’s racing roots. Forget the windshield — you won’t need it. That’s because you’ll be wearing a helmet and goggles. But you’ll still be turning heads for all the right reasons in this incredible car.
Without a roof, you shouldn’t drive this incredible car in bad weather. But you can enjoy your time alone in the one-seat version or bring along a friend in the two-seater.
What’s the difference between the SP1 and SP2?
For those lucky enough to afford a Ferrari Monza and be lucky enough that Ferrari would allow the purchase, the question becomes whether to choose the Monza SP1 or Monza SP2. There’s only one major difference between the two, and that’s the number of occupants that can go along for the ride.
The SP1 is a single-seat car, meaning only the driver gets to have fun. This is nice when you need to get out on your own, but you might leave behind some disgruntled loved ones.
The SP2, on the other hand, is a two-seater. You’ll still have some upset friends because you can carry only one passenger at a time, Continental Autosports reports.
Good luck getting your hands on one of these rare cars, though. The duPont Registry listed a Ferrari Monza SP2 for sale earlier this month, but it was gone by the next day.
It was a beauty, too. The sales site described it as “finished in the historical Rosso Fiorano paint with the Scuderia Ferrari airbrushed on. Carbon fiber accents can be found through the exterior and interior, including the monocoque, under-door cover, sill kick, racing seat, and more. For the cockpit, Nera Alcantara with accenting Rosso stitching and Rosso Alcantara inner details create a beautiful area for both the driver and passenger.”
The listing price? A cool $3.2 million.