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“The Monza”, retro-styled supercars to be launched by Ferrari on October 2nd

Published September 18, 2018

Earlier in the week, Ferrari announced plans of launching two limited edition retro-styled supercars which will be called “The Monza.”

Inspired by iconic Ferraris from the past, The Monza would come in two configurations, the one-seat and two-seat, called the Monza SP1 and Monza SP2, forming a pair of open-topped supercars.

Both the Monza SP1 and Monza SP2 will offer 810 hp and a lightweight carbon fiber body.

As per reports, the Monza models its style inspiration from the ‘barchetta,’ a term that was used for lightweight, open-topped racing cars of the 1940s and 1950s.

Earlier in the day, Tuesday, September 18th, Ferrari’s head of product marketing Nicola Boari said in a news conference held at Ferrari’s headquarters in Maranello, northern Italy, “The most intoxicating experience for any pilot were the Barchettas.”

As per reports, later on, Tuesday more details and pictures shall be revealed.

Less than 500 Monza’s will be built by Ferrari also, notably all have already been assigned to eligible clients.

Earlier on Tuesday, September 18th, the CEO of Ferrari, Louis Camilleri presented his five-year strategic plan to investors and as per reports, the Monza will form an integral part of it, further displaying the automaker’s offering of limited edition supercars that typically earn higher margins.

Investors would be watching Camilleri’s strategy very closely, particularly paying more attention and seeing if he sticks with a goal of doubling profit to 2 billion euros ($2.3 billion) by 2022, a plan that was proposed by Camilleri’s deceased predecessor, Sergio Marchionne.

Similar to Marchionne, Camilleri, 63 is also popular for growing shareholder value through spinoffs. Prior to being the CEO of Ferrari, he has worked for cigarette maker Philip Morris International, a major sponsor of Ferrari’s Formula 1 team, and was also a member of Ferrari’s board.

As per reports, the Monza will be publicly unveiled on October 2nd at the Paris auto show and its prices will also be disclosed at the event.

 

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