In 2002 Ferrari began production of the fastest road car they had ever made. Controversially named Enzo after the firm's 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 inlet and exhaust valve timing that helped produce 650bhp at 7800rpm, more than any previous Ferrari production car.
Performance figures were very impressive, 0-60 in 3.5 seconds and 0-125 in 9.5 making the Enzo the fastest car in production between 2002 and 2004. 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 also, 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 (plus one for the pope), all of which were completed in left hand drive, the last car rolling off the production line in May 2004.
This example was delivered new to its first owner located in Lyon, France, on the 15th of October 2004 via the main dealer Charles Pozzi SA. It was supplied in the preferable combination of Rosso Corsa over a Nero Hide interior with the addition of Embossed Cavallinos in each headrest, Nero stitching throughout, Rosso 4 point harnesses, Rosso Gauges and Nero Brake Calipers.
It was later purchased by notable car collector joining his extensive collection based in the United Kingdom. The current owner subsequently purchased the car via DK in 2015 at which time it had covered just 3,400 Miles from new. Prior to that sale it received a comprehensive Annual Service by Maranello and it has since been maintained with no expense spared by ourselves.
Its most recent owner has covered only 60 Miles and when not being used it has been stored by ourselves. As testament to its condition it was selected for the prestigious Salon Prive all Ferrari concours in 2017 where it won an award.
Today, having covered under 3,460 Miles from new, it presents superbly and is accompanied by its original and complete bookpack, tools, history file and massively rare luggage set. Presented with full UK registration this Enzo will receive a scheduled service as part of its sale.