In 2002 Ferrari began production of the fastest road car they had ever made. Controversially named Enzo after the firms legendary founder, this 650bhp, 217mph supercar was the fourth in a line of ultra high performance Ferrari's. The Enzo weighed in at 1365kg, a little heavier than Ferrari had hoped for but still light enough for 476bhp per tonne.
A normally aspirated V12 with an all alloy block formed the heart of the Enzo's 6-litre motor and was the first of a new generation of Ferrari engines. With 5998cc it returned to a four valve cylinder head and featured a variable length induction system that extended the length of the induction pipes from 340 to 430mm via hydraulic actuators. Also new was variable valve timing that helped produce 650bhp at 7800rpm, more than any previous Ferrari production car.
Performance figures remain impressive, 0-60 in 3.5 seconds and 0-125 in 9.5 made the Enzo the fastest car in production of its time. The most obvious F1-derived detail was surely that raised nose flanked by a pair of radiators located ahead of each front wheel. These directed hot air through vents to the upper body, thus preventing it merging with the underbody airflow that used fast air to generate even more downforce - as much as 775kg at 186mph! Complex under body active aerodynamics meant no need for a traditional large rear wing.
The cabin was a technological tour de force, the most advanced of its day. A complex steering wheel housed controls for driving modes, traction control, a trip computer, reverse gear and wing angles, the upper rim incorporating five LED's that came on in 500rpm instalments after 5500rpm. Just 399 Enzo's were made between 2002 and 2004, all of which were completed in left hand drive, the last car rolling off the production line in May 2004.
This example offered for sale is presented in a magnificent paint colour, it is 1 of just 7 cars built in the original total run of 399 in this colour. The car remains in its original and factory specification of Argento Nurburgring metallic with fantastic, Rosso hide (extra large sized seats), four point harnesses and a Rosso rev counter.
The car was supplied to the UK market via Maranello Concessionaires, being first registered in June 2004. Since then it has remained with its first owner until now making it "one owner from new". The car has been maintained by the supplying dealer and by Garage Zenith SA, the Ferrari main dealer in Sion. As a result it has an extremely comprehensive and well documented history file.
The total mileage now stands at 17,350 kms (approximately 10,800 Miles).
As a surprising number of Enzos have been repainted in alternative colours during their lifetime, this rare car is presented in superb original and stunning condition and is available to view immediately in our showrooms just outside London.