Silver Ferrari Monza SP1 Arrives in London, Looks Like SLR Stirling Moss

We believe that no car collection would be complete without the Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss. However, it sold out a decade ago. Thankfully, Ferrari made an alternative for all the new billionaires out there, and it's called the Monza SP1.
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Silver Ferrari Monza SP1 Arrives in London, Looks Like SLR Stirling Moss
The concept is the same. You take a sports GT that you already made, chop off the roof and charge people more money for half an interior. It might sound bitter, but there's a lot of that going around when talking about a $1.7 million machine which serves no purpose. Want to take your Ferrari to the shops? It has no cargo space. Picking up girls? No passenger seat. If you want the second seat, you'll have to get the SP2.

The list of problems goes on and on, but there's no denying it's a stunning speed machine. Due to the paint color, we feel tempted to call it a silver arrow while we also wonder if it's a customer car or just the one Ferrari made in 2018.

This traffic-stopper arrived in London recently, where it was unloaded off a trailer and into HR Owen Ferrari. It's a long, laborious and slightly amusing process. Despite this being an almost irreplaceable car, blocks of wood are used to get it unloaded. There's a lot of revving going on, probably some clutch wear too. Didn't they already sell all 499 examples? There's no point in showing it around!

The SP1 is quite the styling exercise, but under the sexy speedster, skin packs the same powertrain as an 812 Superfast. It's a 6.5-liter V12 that's been tuned to deliver 799 hp and 530 lb-ft (719 Nm). Supposedly, she'll do 0 to 62mph in 2.9 seconds and 124 mph in 7.9s. However, most of them will be sitting around in temperature-controlled storage waiting for their value to increase.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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