Inspired by the world of Formula 1, the Ferrari Enzo Ferrari, a competition sports collection car, is a Supercar of the Italian automaker Ferrari, powered by a 660 horsepower V12 engine. Renowned Enzo in honor of the famous founder of the manufacturer, Enzo Ferrari, who died in 1988, it was also created to commemorate the first Formula 1 title of the 2000s. Presented at the Paris Motor Show, the Enzo was to be built 349 copies. But under the pressure of some customers who had already bought a Ferrari F40 or Ferrari F50, the manufacturer decided to manufacture 50 more, the last, delivered in 2004, with a particular configuration with beige leather interior, special carbon flap , the dedication of the president of Ferrari, Luca Di Montezemelo, for the Vatican which made it a charity. In 2000, three development mules (named M1, M2 and M3) were built, each one resembling to a Ferrari 348.
The Ferrari Enzo Ferrari is a synthesis of the technology and design of the Scuderia Ferrari, Michael Schumacher participated in the development of this real racing Ferrari. It was designed by Pininfarina under the supervision of his Japanese designer Ken Okuyama. Inspired by racing and Formula 1, the Ferrari Enzo was designed to allow the car to remain stable and clamp it to the ground at high speeds, taking full advantage of the ground effect, flat bottom and wide diffuser to avoid using a spoiler. The Enzo also uses two furrows on each side of the front cover, powered by the front air intakes. They act in the manner of ailerons and place the front of the car on the ground, directing the air to the air inlets placed on the flanks. Two small openings in front of the rear wheels also keep the brakes and rear tires at the correct temperature. Many elements of the Enzo are reminiscent of the world of motor racing such as the unique windscreen wiper or Scuderia Ferrari badges on the flanks. The Ferrari Enzo is also distinguished at the rear by its four lights and four exhaust outlets. This angle is the most striking, its lights being partially integrated in the body, an aesthetic element that will be taken over by the F430 or 458 Italia.
Powered by a 6-liter, 48-valve V12 with 500 cc by cylinder, the Enzo is the first Ferrari to exceed 600 horsepower for exceptional performance, with speeds up to 360 km/h. Its total cylinder capacity increases by 1 298 cc compared to the F50. Variable intake and exhaust valves as well as Bosch Motronic ME7 full electronic control enable the Enzo engine to operate better at a maximum speed of 8,200 rpm. The capacity of its fuel tank is 110 liters. The Ferrari Enzo, like all Ferrari, is a propulsion. It has a self-locking differential and a traction control that can be disconnected as standard. Its semiautomatic sequential transmission is identical to those used in Formula 1. The gear changes are made via pallets located on either side of the steering wheel which triggers a robotic clutch system. A series of LEDs on the dashboard tells the driver when to change gears. The time required to change the speed is 150 milliseconds. The transmission, initially without clutch, was replaced by a more conventional version following many complaints from customers. Like the other Ferrari Supercars, the Ferrari Enzo is a pure sporting one-goal, performance.
Hence, like the F40 in its day, the cabin is not luxurious, to avoid unnecessary kilos, with no electric windows, radio or air conditioning, but it is still equipped with a computer which displays new information for the time, such as oil pressure and tire pressure. The trunk is symbolic, a luggage of high fashion completing it with elegance. If the F50 had disappointed in its launch, its performances being far below those of its competitors of the moment, such as the Bugatti EB110 and the McLaren F1: this is not the case for the Ferrari Enzo Ferrari which is a shock in the World of Supercars. Its silhouette and the mechanics contains will create fascination, notably its gearbox with paddles at the steering wheel, its V12 of 6 liters, 660 hp, 400 km/h on the meter ... Some reproach it today some weaknesses, the relative slowness of its robotic box, or a slight lack of development of its technology, but it will remain forever the mechanical incarnation of the founder of Ferrari...
Especially since the car that we present to you for sale is in a beautiful outside and inside dark color. This Enzo Ferrari, matching numbers, in perfect working condition is part of the history of the brand.