If it wasn’t already easy enough to fall in love with a Ferrari classic, the new Monza “Icona Series” will have little trouble swaying those on the fence. The Italian automaker becomes the next in a succession of companies alongside Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin to begin the revival of antique models for the modern age.
Unveiled as the Monza SP1 and Monza SP2, the attached numbers are indicative of passengers each vehicle can carry and are based on the 50 Monza and 860 Monza of a bygone era – both of which were cars built by Enzo to win races across the globe.
Despite their classic facade, the new Monza Icona series boasts the hottest under-the-hood action to come out of the Maranello factory at present. An exceptional power-to-weight ratio is made possible by a carbon fibre overload and the drivetrains are identical to the 812 Superfast, ensuring these cars are capable of 800 horsepower and 530 lb-ft of torque. That’s a lot of power for a pocket rocket sized whip in comparison to the monstrous grand tourer.
It’s important to note that both examples are sans roof, so you can imagine the excitement that’ll come from the driving experience with this mash of suave old style with some exhilarating new engineering. If that doesn’t do it for you, the 0-100kph squirt of 2.9 seconds definitely should. Oh, and did we mention they have dihedral doors? Damn, Ferrari. Keep doing your thing.