Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is a die-hard Ferrari enthusiast and recently took delivery of his latest Prancing Horse: a Monza SP2.
Ramsay’s example is believed to be one of the first to roll off the production line and looks absolutely sensational. It is painted in what appears to be the same shade of gloss black as the original show car from last year and rocks the same five-spoke alloys.
Immediately distinguishing the chef’s Monza SP2 from the show car is a horizontal red stripe over the hood and it also features hand-painted Scuderia Shields on both front quarter panels. Another really nice aspect of Ramsay’s car is that the driver’s side buttress is also painted red, while matching the red exterior accents is a cabin clad in red leather.
The Monza SP2 is extremely expensive, reportedly costing about $2 million before options. That’s chump change to Ramsay who also owns a LaFerrari and a LaFerrari Aperta, among other desirable exotics.
Powering the SP2, and its single-seater SP1 sibling, is the most powerful naturally-aspirated V12 engine Ferrari has ever built. It is based on the 6.5-liter unit of the 812 Superfast and pumps out 799 HP at 8500 rpm and 530 lb-ft (719 Nm) of torque at 7000 rpm. Driving a car with no roof and that engine must be a truly incredible experience. It should also prove to be quite a good investment and will inevitably net Ramsay a nice profit if he ever decides to sell it.