The V12 carbon-fiber Enzo is a million-dollar wild child and the most flamboyant Ferrari ever. Good for 226 mph (364 km/h) and capable of 0–100 mph (0–161 km/h) in only 6.6 seconds, the initial production run of 349 units was completely sold out before a single car ever got near a showroom. Ferrari was forced to build another 50 just to please a line of desperate buyers.
Designed by Ken Okuyama of Pininfarina, some say the Enzo is one of the ugliest cars ever, but its showstopping looks and dramatic doors (similar to the Lamborghini Countach have guaranteed it automotive immortality, and used examples often change hands for more than their original new sticker price. As close as you’ll get to a road-going F1 car, the Enzo isn’t a supercar or a hypercar— it is best described as the original Wonder Car. The last Enzo ever built, the 400th example, was donated to the Vatican in Rome for charity.
The Enzo was the most expensive Ferrari ever built at over $1.2 million. An oil change cost $900, and if you were unlucky (or careless) enough to exceed the 8,500 rev limit a ruined engine could set you back $230,000 in repairs! Brake pad and tire replacement could add up to $3,800 per corner.
Wheels are F1 style with single nut.
Cabin is stark, simple, and carbon-fiber.
Even brakes are ceramic composite.
Rear spoiler is computer-controlled.
The Enzo was an automotive lesson in weight saving. The body panels and tub are composite and carbon-fiber along with the seats, doors, and even minor switches in the interior. No sound system was available. Only the McLaren F1 is lighter, but not by much.
Enormous doors make up most of roof area.
Massive nostrils cool brakes and keep nose down.
S P E C I F I C A T I O N S
MODEL Ferrari Enzo (2002)
BODY STYLE Two-door, two-seater coupe.
CONSTRUCTION Carbon-fiber composite.
ENGINE 5,998cc V12.
POWER OUTPUT 651 bhp.
TRANSMISSION Six-speed F1 paddle shift.
SUSPENSION Independent with push-rod shockers.
BRAKES Ceramic composite discs.
MAXIMUM SPEED 226 mph (363 km/h)
0–60 MPH (0–96 KM/H) 3.2 sec
0–100 MPH (0–161 KM/H) 6.6 sec
A.F.C. 11 mpg (4.7 km/l)