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Presenting the Ferrari Monza SP2 of Gordon Ramsay

Apart from the delicious dishes, charming kids who are aspiring to be chefs and screaming at adults who want to make it big in the cooking landscape but failing miserably, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay does not only have a palate for good food but he also has a good taste when it comes to supercars. One of the autos in his collection is a rare Ferrari Monza SP2.

The Monza SP2 together with its sibling Monza SP1 takes inspiration from the speedsters during the 1950s and 1960s era. Both vehicles belong in the Icona series of Ferrari, and they make use of the brand’s 812 Superfast platform. Despite their vintage looks, they are equipped with all the advanced technology that their maker has to offer.

Ramsay’s roofless Monza SP2 does not have a windshield and it has a black finish with a horizontal red stripe running across its bonnet. Meanwhile, its interior leather surfaces are also in contrasting red. In addition, the wheels of the car feature a five-spoke design in gunmetal gray.

The Monza SP2 and its SP1 sibling are equipped with a 6.5-liter V12 engine. The power unit produces 809 hp that pushes each car from 0-62 mph in just 2.9 seconds, and they can go faster than 186 mph.

The production of the Monza SP1 and SP2 is only limited to 499 samples. Each cost around $2 million, which is obviously not an issue with someone as wealthy as Ramsay. In fact, it is not the only Ferrari in the celebrity chef’s garage because he also owns a LaFerrari and LaFerrari Aperta.

3 Major Stuff You Should Know About The 911 Speedster Concept II

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What started as a concept from the folks from Stuttgart has evolved into the Porsche 911 Speedster Concept II that was introduced at the Paris Motor Show. Now, Porsche will develop the 911 Speedster Concept II as a special edition model that will be limited only to 1,948 units.

The production of the 911 Speedster Concept II starts in the first half of 2019. Porsche has not released the pricing details yet but we expect that to be revealed in the next few months.

Exterior

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The exterior of the 911 Speedster Concept II is the same as the concept the German automaker first introduced back in June 2018, the Porsche 911 Speedster Concept. Both versions are based on the 911 Cabriolet 4 Carrera with elements of the 911 GT3 on the chassis and the carbon fiber composite.

The 911 Speedster Concept II has a shorter and more rakish windscreen, closely resembling the 356 1500 Speedster. There’s a carbon fiber rear cover with double bubble design and a floating third brake with “Porsche” lettering.

The car showed at the Paris Motor Show bears the Guards Red paint finish, which has a historical significance to Porsche. It also comes with 21-inch center-lock wheels with a cross-spoke design, tinted daytime running lights, a lightweight tonneau cover, and mirror caps made with black chrome and platinum.

Interior

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The 911 Speedster Concept II has similar elements with its predecessor. There are carbon fiber bucket seats that are wrapped in black leather with eye-catching red accents. To save on weight, there will be no infotainment system. There’ll be just an empty space in the center stack. There are air-conditioning vents in the cabin but it remains unclear if there will be an A/C system in the production version.

Drivetrain

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The 911 Speedster Concept II will arrive with a 4.0-liter flat-six engine that produces 500 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque. This is paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission that Porsche received from its own GT division responsible for engineering the special edition Speedster’s exhaust system and titanium tailpipes.

3 Things You Should Know About The 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster

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Though it’s about to retire, nothing could stop Porsche from fitting the current-generation 911. Spy photos of an uncovered Porsche 911 Speedster have been revealed by TopSpeed, and let’s just say, the sports car looks absolutely sexy.

Exterior

Save for its soft top, the two-seater 911 Speedster followed the styling cues of the 911 GT3, which is available in coupe only. The bumper is identical to the GT3 with its large vents on the sides and wide intake on the middle.

And just like the GT3, the rear fenders are wider, which is enough to house the middle-mounted exhaust with two pipes. The engine lid has a unique and interesting-looking spoiler, but this could change as the car nears production.

Interior

The interior of the 911 Speedster will be better than the 911 Carrera. That’s about the only info we can get from the rumors. The interior can be a cross between the standard 911 and the GT3, and it could have the standard features available for the Carrera T. These features are the Sport Seats Plus package that carries with it sportier, four-way adjustable seats with integrated headrests and contrast stitching.

When it comes to the technology available, we’re pretty sure that the 911 Speedster will be fitted with the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system with online navigation and real-time traffic information, the Connect Plus module, and the Track Precision app.

Performance

The new model will most probably carry the same engine as the Carrera GTS, though this will fail to be faster because it lacks the aerodynamics. The 3.0-liter flat-six engine should give 450 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. It will be paired to a seven-speed PDK transmission that will enable the Speedster to reach 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds.

The Speedster will cost more than the 911 GT3 because there will only be 1,948 units produced. The Speedster might cost a whopping $150,000 before options.

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