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FOR SALE: 2003 Ferrari Enzo

RM Sotheby’s will likely be auctioning a fantastically specified instance of Ferrari’s landmark supercar: a 2003 Ferrari Enzo.

Named in honor of the corporate’s’ founder, the Enzo is one in all a restricted sequence of highway automobiles together with the 288GTO, F40 and F50. These automobiles characterize Ferrari’s persevering with want to provide probably the most unique and technologically superior highway automobile.

Branding race-derived know-how to highway automobiles isn’t a brand new thought, particularly to Ferrari. Up till the late fifties, Ferrari’s highway and racing automobiles have been virtually the identical product. Since that point, security rules, manufacturing prices and practicality have distinctly spilt the automobiles we race, from the automobiles we drive each day. The objective of the Enzo was to bridge this hole.

As Luca de Montezemolo states, ‘To carry collectively our racing success and the elemental position of races, I made a decision that this automobile, which represents one of the best our know-how is able to, must be devoted to the founding father of the corporate, who all the time thought racing ought to lay the inspiration for our highway automobile designs.’

Inbuilt Maranello and examined round Fiorano by each Michael Schumacher and Dario Benuzzi, the Enzo was constructed from a wealth of expertise inside Ferrari. Internally, the mission was know because the FX, which value Ferrari 20 million euros to develop.

The 6.0L V12 had a redline at 8,200 rpm, and made 651 hp at 7800 rpm and 657 Nm at 5500 rpm. This propelled the automobile to 100 mph (160 kph) in 6.6 seconds, and onwards to the 1/4 mile in round 11 seconds. The Enzo Ferrari utilized paddle shifters with shift lights mounted on the highest of the steering wheel indicating the optimum time to alter gears.

With an preliminary manufacturing run of 350 Enzos, 4 hundred have been inbuilt both crimson, yellow or black, or a customized shade if the client’s relationship with the agency was robust sufficient. The additional fifty automobiles introduced in $28.8 million USD (24.4 million euros) for Ferrari, with every automobile being offered at a $554 00 USD (487,700 EU) revenue. With these figures, Ferrari has confirmed they not solely can promote half million greenback automobiles, they’ll yield fairly a revenue margin from them too.

The Ferrari Enzo featured right here has been below the care of simply two homeowners since new and is painted in Nero over a Pelle Nera inside. The automobile was licensed by Ferrari Classiche and obtained the coveted “Pink Guide” in December 2009. The newest upkeep work achieved on this Enzo was on November 2022 that included a full service, clutch alternative, and set up of a brand new exhaust silencer that each one in all value €30,000.


Throughout a interval of nice achievement for Ferrari, the Enzo displays victories which embrace 4 consecutive F1 championships. The Pininfarina styling and semi-automatic, six-speed transmission hint their roots to coronary heart of motor sport. Little doubt, Enzo Ferrari himself could be most happy with this restricted sequence named in his honor. In contrast to the Ferrari F50, the Enzo was made with compromises in the direction of driver consolation. Happily, Ferrari have used adequate energetic techniques permitting stage of consolation to be adjusted from the drivers seat. It’s these refined electronics, centered round Ferrari’s finest road-worthy engine that make the Enzo as particular as it’s.

Notice: All images are courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

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