This Ferrari Enzo should fetch more than 2M€ at auction at Retromobile 2022

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After the 288 GTO, the F40 and the F50, Ferrari made a sensational arrival in the 2000s with the Enzo, a new kind of supercar that reinvented the style of the most exclusive house cars. Like the F50, the design of the new supercar was inspired, like its many advanced technologies, by the world of Formula 1. Impossible not to make the connection between the thin nose formed by the end of the bonnet of the Enzo and the front of the queen of single-seaters of the time. The mustaches formed by the air intakes on each side of the front bumper were not misleading: the Italian manufacturer’s supercar was none other than a Formula 1 adapted to the road! At the crossroads between the old and the new millennium, Ferrari marked the history of F1 with an incredible series of victories in the constructor’s world championship (champion 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 then 2003 and 2004), in particular thanks to the driver German who needs no introduction: Michael Schumacher (from 2000).

The Enzo thus fell at the right time in this period of glory for the Scuderia, especially since the racing car adopted all the technologies that had made Ferrari’s success in racing. Like other supercars from the manufacturer before it, the plastic of the Enzo was signed Pininfarina, but this time the aerodynamic needs had taken over. Large flat surfaces were thus combined with prominent air inlets, for optimal air circulation around the bodywork towards the various areas to be cooled (engine, brakes, etc.). The result was a slender and elegant front end associated with a stern with bodybuilt shoulders housing a fabulous V12, a true piece of goldsmithery. At the rear, no doubt, the four circular lights indicated the Ferrari identity. As many exhaust outlets echoed the lights, placed on each side of a shield underlined by a prominent double diffuser.

The enchanting V12 specialists

Ferrari Enzo (2003)

Ferrari Enzo (2003)Credit Photo – Autonews

We’re not telling sports car enthusiasts anything by saying that the Enzo was decked out with a 6.0 V12 in the rear center position. This atmospheric block offering a pleasurable sound developed a power of 660 hp at 7,800 rpm (i.e. 110 hp per litre!) for as much torque (660 Nm) at 5,500 rpm. Coupled with this was a 6-speed F1-style electro-hydraulic gearbox that allowed customers to benefit from lightning-fast gearshifts, with the supercar prototype according to Ferrari achieving a time of 150 milliseconds. Braking level, it was also necessary to make the weight to stop this machine capable of exceeding 350 km / h. On the Enzo, the choice fell on a Brembo system with large calipers biting large CCM (carbon ceramic) discs. It was the first time that these had been used on a “production” Ferrari vehicle, after several years of use of this system in Formula 1.

Despite fairly generous dimensions, with no less than 4.702 m long and 2.035 m wide for a wheelbase of 2.650 m, the Enzo managed to contain its total empty weight at 1255 kg. This honorable score was largely due to the massive use of carbon fiber and Nomex for the structure. Carbon was also ubiquitous inside, and self-sufficient in style, it was covered only with a simple protective varnish. With its V12, the Ferrari Enzo could boast of achieving 0 to 100 km/h in 3.65 seconds or even the 400 m standing start in 11 seconds. In the passenger compartment, the bucket seats, also in carbon fiber, could be adapted to the driver’s morphology on demand. The very refined dashboard revealed a steering wheel full of functions, like that of Formula 1. The interface between man and machine has been worked on like a single-seater on the Enzo!

The 2003 Ferrari Enzo from the Léandri collection which will be offered for sale by Artcurial Motorcars during the 2022 retromobile sale is obviously covered with a superb Rosso Corsa DS322. This copy, one of the 399 produced by the Maranello factories, displays 4760 km from new. It is estimated between 2.2 and 2.8 million euros.

In short

As part of the auction organized at Retromobile on March 18, 2022 by Artcurial Motorcars, an incredible selection of four Ferrari supercars will be offered (F40, F50, Enzo and LaFerrari). All from the Léandri collection, these very prestigious cars are kept in strictly new condition and have particularly low mileage. The Ferrari Enzo and its 660 hp V12, which we discover in pictures here, displays only 4760 km on the clock. It is estimated between 2.2 and 2.8 million euros.

Paul Niocel

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