Lot 432: Ferrari Enzo
For a modern production Ferrari to carry the name of the company's founder, it would need to encompass the entire history and philosophy of arguably the most famous car manufacturer and racing team in the world. As Steve Ahlgrim of Sports Car Market states: "The Enzo is an outstanding expression of a modern dual-purpose sports car and the epitome of that philosophy. Since its introduction, the Enzo has more than lived up to its esteemed name. Initially announced at the 2002 Paris Motor Show with a limited production run of 349 units (eventually 399), the criteria for the Ferrari Enzo was that it should eclipse any Supercar in production with groundbreaking technological innovation, supreme design and performance, and that it must draw direct inspiration from Ferrari's then unbeatable Formula One racing programme. Hailed by motoring journalists as the epitome of what a modern supercar should represent, the Enzo is lighter, more powerful and faster than its predecessors, the F40 and F50, prompting Sergio Pininfarina to comment that the car was the third quantum leap in the history of Ferrari designthe first two being the 250 SWB and the Dino. "There is nothing discreet about the Enzo's design; it is pure haute couture, cutting-edge style that dances on the line between art and automobile. Powered by a mighty 6-litre dual overhead cam, naturally aspirated V12 motor, this Ferrari produces 651bhp at 8000rpm, catapulting it from 0-60mph in 3.3 seconds and to a top speed of 219mph. With such savage speed comes awesome stopping power for all 1365kg in the form of 381mm Brembo disc brakes. In addition, advanced technology like stability control, electronic brakeforce distribution, traction control, and ABS keep the car in check, making it more userfriendly than most supercars. The combined aluminium and carbon fibre bodywork is finished in Rosso Corsa and the exterior colour asserts Italian flamboyance at its best. Once inside the cockpit, its occupant is surrounded by hand stitched black and red leather, bespoke dials and a sense of assured quality. As John Barker, motoring editor of Evo Magazine states: "Through wheel and seat this most organic of supercars reveals its intent with clarity. In the five years since this Ferrari Enzo left the factory, it has been driven sparingly, accumulating just 7,600 miles at the time of cataloguing. Having been maintained in a significant private collection, where it has been preserved in nearly showroom-fresh condition, this vehicle has been treated to regular servicing by renowned marque specialists Autofficina, who have established an excellent reputation for first class Ferrari servicing. As would be expected of such a low-mileage example, this Enzo retains all of its books, tools, and accessories, such as custom luggage and suit holder. Complete with V5 registration document, MoT test certificate, many bills and receipts and Tubi exhaust system, it goes without saying that 126274 must be one of the finest Enzos on the market and we are convinced that in the hands of its lucky future owner will indubitably be admired and applauded wherever it goes.
Coys, The Royal Horticultural Halls, London
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