Ferrari SP1 and SP2 Monzas took over Monterey Car Week
Dozens, literally dozens, assembled during Monterey Car Week. It was spectacular
Have you ever seen this many Ferrari Monzas? Probably not. I don't know if the Ferrari factory in Maranello ever saw this many even at the same time. Ferrari likes to carry a big stick during Monterey Car Week, and this most recent presentation made their foreign policy surely well known.
Produced in two flavors, an SP1 single-seater and SP2 two-seater, fewer than 500 Monzas were made worldwide. With trademark large, naturally-aspirated V12s under the front bonnet, they are homage to Ferrari's hugely successful Le Mans racers from the 1950s. Ferrari is not alone in the recent chopped-windshield revolution, with Aston Martin and McLaren also making similar (and similarly expensive) roadsters that forgo traditional windscreens. While I can't comment on what that must be like to drive with bugs in your teeth (or beard), the aesthetic result is stupendous.
First gathered at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, the entourage later proceeded to the lawns at the Pebble Beach Golf Links, part of Ferrari's larger yearly display with many other spectacles. One is unlikely to see this many Monzas in the same place at the same time again. Enjoy the photos and comment which Monza is your favorite of the group!