At the 2002 Paris Motor Show, the Ferrari Enzo, or F60 Enzo, as this supercar is also called, was presented. But this name is more logical than correct. Because until the sixtieth anniversary of the brand there were still seven years left to assign the F60 index, and Ferrari decided to name the supercar not in honor of another round date, but to dedicate it to the founder of the company: Enzo Ferrari.
And the circulation of the Ferrari Enzo released from 2002 to 2005 was already slightly more than that of the F50 supercar – 399 copies. But all the same, the supercar was sold only to a select few, and even among the VIP contenders there was a tough selection.
One of the lucky owners of the Ferrari Enzo is Nick Mason, the drummer of Pink Floyd, who bought it for half a million British pounds. This is a very high price even for a Ferrari, but there is a reason.
The Ferrari Enzo is a two-seater sports car that brings together all the previous achievements of the Ferrari company, success in F1 racing and innovative developments in all areas of the automotive industry.
The body of Ferrari Enzo, the overall dimensions of which, mm: length – 4,702, width – 2,035, height – 1,147, wheelbase – 2,650, consists of carbon fiber and kevlar, and the entire supercar weighs 1365 kg. But this is in a calm state. When accelerating from 0 to 100 km / h. in 3.5 sec. its weight can increase up to two tons.
And the driver of the Ferrari Enzo feels just cosmic overload. The maximum speed is 355 km / h. provided by a V12 power unit with a capacity of 660 hp. with a maximum torque of 657 Nm at 5,500 rpm.
Despite the fact that the supercar is pierced throughout the body with air intakes to increase downforce and cool the engine, the aerodynamic coefficient was kept at Cx 0.36.
The Ferrari Enzo was created for ordinary roads, however, it is not clear which roads were meant, because the clearance (ground clearance) of the supercar is only 3.9 inches.
In the Ferrari Enzo cabin, which is already equipped with climate control, there is a power package, a high-quality audio system, leather bucket seats, made individually for each customer. Just look at the Formula 1 steering wheel and it’s immediately obvious that the supercar is special.
When it is time to change gear, the red LEDs on the steering wheel light up. Pull on the paddles and the clutch selects a new gear based on engine torque, while the rear suspension keeps the supercar from sinking. And all this in 15 milliseconds.
In the Ferrari Enzo, every movement is electronically controlled, while cornering, you can brake later and corner faster thanks to the effective Brembo ceramic brakes, which are 30% lighter than cast iron ones and almost never wear out.
For Ferrari Enzo, the Potenza RE050 Scuderia tires have been specially designed to withstand speeds in excess of 350 km / h, provide reliable traction and guarantee excellent handling.
Magneti Marelli’s six-speed electro-hydraulic automatic transmission is now available on Ferrari and Maserati models. OMR (Officine Meccaniche Rezzatesi), a recognized world leader in systems and components for the automotive industry, has developed aluminum accelerator and brake pedals that can be adjusted to sixteen different positions. This has improved the ergonomics and performance of the supercar.
Ferrari Enzo has modifications from the tuning studio: Edo Competition Ferrari Enzo, Edo Competition Ferrari Enzo XX Evolution, Ferrari Enzo Gemballa Mig-U1. They are superior in power to the original supercar and have been custom-built.
After the economic crisis in 2008, a lot of Ferrari Enzo worth almost $ 1.6 million were put up for sale on the market, and one of these masterpieces was bought by a Briton living in Dubai.
He faced a $ 30,000 fine or prison for traffic violations, and he couldn’t find anything better than to leave his Ferrari Enzo and go into hiding. The supercar stood in a parking lot under the hot sun for 20 months until it was decided to sell it at auction.
So maybe it’s not in vain that the potential owner of the Ferrari brand should be known to the company for at least 10 years? Not the buyer chooses the Ferrari Enzo, it is Ferrari supercars that choose their owner.
Video Ferrari Enzo
Video review of the Ferrari Enzo in the Top Gear program