* The Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 are part of a new Icona lineup.
* The cars evoke classic racing Ferraris of the past — and they’re priced for exclusivity, at nearly $2 million.
* They’re “barchetta” designs, with no windshields but with available Ferrari-branded carbon-fiber helmets.

Ferraris are already exclusive, but there are some Ferraris that are more exclusive than others.
The newest prancing horses to join the stable are the Icona Monza SP1 and SP2. Only 500 will be produced, and they’re set to priced around $1.75 million apiece. 
The Monzas evoke Ferraris long, long history in racing. “The … SP1 and SP2 are inspired by barchettas of the 1950s which were driven to victory in international motor sport not just by official works team drivers from the Scuderia, but also by a legion of gentlemen drivers who, in those years, frequently found themselves wheel to wheel with legendary professional drivers of the era,” the Italian carmaker said last year when the due was revealed.
I recently had a chance to drop by Ferrari’s North American headquarters to check out the Monza SP1. Here’s how it went:

The Monza SP1 is a “barchetta” (“little boat” in Italian). You’ll need a helmet with a face-shield. Or goggles. Or some very fashionable sunglasses. Because the Monza has no top and no windshield.

The SP1 has a partner in style: the SP2, adding a seat. Both cars are Ferrari specials, and only 500 will be built, all based off customer specifications. Ferrari announced the cars last year.

Ferrari brought this impeccable example of the 750 Monza from 1955 (Shown below) to its North American HQ to celebrate the new Monza SP1 and SP2 — together they form the basis of … new Icona range. Icona cars will reside above exclusive versions of Ferrari’s main sports cars and GT cars, but below hypercars, such as the LaFerrari.

The updated Monza is both larger and vastly more powerful than the inspiration.

I hopped in and immediately felt like I had joined the cast of a science-fiction movie about a world in which classic Ferraris had all been gorgeously updated.

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Toys of exclusivity

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Both cars are Ferrari specials, only 500 made

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Old school interior action, but where do you recharge your phone?

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Vastly more powerful and chic than the inspiration above

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The cockpit was nothing new — it's derived from the Ferrari 812 Superfast

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The styling is sort of Speed Racer

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This car is super LOW to the ground

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The Scuderia Ferrari badge connects the new Monza SP1 to Ferrari's grand motorsports lineage

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Some massive wheels, massive brake discs, and massive calipers

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This is how the hood opens up

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The V12 6.5-liter powerplant makes 799 horsepower and can propel the SP1 to 60 mph in less than three seconds. Top speed is a tad less than 200 mph

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Yes, the Monza comes with its own accessories

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A lovely pair of dress shoes, for example. These brun Berluti oxfords are made of

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Not to mention a Ferrari-branded helmet. Remember — the car has no windshield! Like much of the the machine, it's made of carbon fiber

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To actually see a Monza is a rare sight! — the production run is sold out. No owner could buy more than one!

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