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Ferrari Enzo: Buying guide and review (2002-2005)

Ferrari Enzo: Buying guide and review (2002-2005) Classic and Performance Car
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Naming a new car after a company’s founder will always be considered a bold move. When the car in question is a Ferrari, named after Enzo, the pressure to not release a dud must have been somewhat focussing for Maranello’s finest...
The Enzo was Ferrari’s seminal supercar for the noughties, and like its predecessors of the two decades previous, the F40 and F50, it flaunted Formula 1 tech to achieve staggering performance. A fully carbon fibre construction, adaptive pushrod suspension and an advanced traction control system - not to mention a magnificent V12 engine - ensured it was the ultimate expression what Ferrari was capable of without compromise. 
The Enzo’s sharp nose is an obvious nod to the marque’s contemporary F1 cars, but the shape serves a purpose, too.  A critical part of the Enzo’s brief was to produce high levels of downforce without compromising top speed. The solution was to combine movable aero elements front and rear with both an adaptive ride height and a huge rear diffuser. As a result, and unlike the F40 and F50 before it, the Enzo had no need for a drag-inducing rear wing. Stopping power comes courtesy of carbon-ceramic discs, and Bridgestone tyres, measuring 245/35 19 at the front and 345/35 19 at the rear, were designed specifically for the Enzo. 
A mid-mounted 65 degree V12 features as the Enzo’s wonderfully musical centrepiece. Cutting-edge measures like the F1-inspired “pentroof” combustion chamber, titanium conrods and variable inlet and exhaust timing barely scratch the surface of what helps the 5999cc unit produce 651bhp at 7800rpm. Despite the huge engine and 4.7-metre length, the extensive use of carbon fibre for the body and chassis keeps weight down to 1365kg. 
This ensured that, at the time, the Enzo was the fastest road-legal Ferrari ever to emerge from Maranello: 0-62mph was dispatched in 3.5 seconds, and 0-124mph in 10.3. Top speed, according to Ferrari, is upwards of 217mph.
Much like the F40 and F50 before it, the Enzo’s cabin is stripped of typical Ferrari luxuries and as a result remains utterly driver-focussed. Bare carbon fibre is on show over the sills, on the dash and in the footwells. Steering wheel-mounted shift lights sit along the top of a flattened rim, while the V12’s 8200rpm redline can be exploited in each gear via the wheel-mounted paddles, which dictate the 150 millisecond shifts of the single clutch ‘F1’ semi-automatic transmission.
Which one to buy?
Production numbers of the Enzo were - unsurprisingly - extremely limited. An initial run of 349 was offered to Ferrari’s most loyal customers, but this was increased by 50 units due to high demand. Once the official production run was completed, a final 400th model was built, which Ferrari donated to Pope John Paul in 2005. Beats a Mercedes M-Class with a greenhouse grafted onto the back…
Though it became the basis for many spin-off supercars - the Maserati MC12 and the track-only FXX were both derived from the Enzo - there was essentially just one version of the Enzo produced over the two-year production run.
The overwhelming majority of Enzos (approximately 70 per cent) were finished in Rosso Corsa (red), with the next most popular options Giallo Modena (yellow) followed by Nero (black). A handful were sold in blue (either Blu Pozzi or Blu TdF) and variations of grey and silver. A couple of white examples exist, and just one in Rosso Dino - a deep orange. The Pope’s Enzo was finished in Rosso Scuderia - another very rare paint option.
Performance and specs
Engine 5999cc V12
Power 651bhp @ 7800rpm
Torque 485lb ft @ 5500rpm
Top speed 217mph+
0-62mph 3.5secs
Fuel consumption 9.6mpg
Gearbox Six-speed semi-automatic
Dimensions and weight
Wheelbase 2650mm
Length 4702mm
Width 2035mm
Height 1147mm
Weight 1365kg
Common problems
● A detailed history is very important with any car, but particularly one of the Enzo’s value. A number of the 400 in existence have been shunted in the past, so it’s worth poring through the documentation for evidence of repairs

● A launch control system may help fire the Enzo off the line at an alarming rate, but it’s rather harsh on the clutch. Parts and labour for a replacement costs thousands. 

● The carbon-ceramic brakes are even more pricey than the clutch. If looked after properly, the discs should last for years, but if they’re not allowed to cool adequately after hard driving they can wear more rapidly. Replacing a full set of discs and pads will cost upwards of £30,000.
Model history
Oct 2002: Ferrari Enzo revealed to the public at the Paris Motor Show
2003: Enzo production begins
2004: 399th Enzo produced, finishing the planned run for customers
Jan 2005: 400th Enzo built and donated to Pope John Paul II
Owners clubs, forums and websites
• www.ferrarilife.com/registry/browse/enzo/
• www.ferrariownersclub.co.uk/
• www.ferrarichat.com/forum/
Summary and prices
As one of the rarest, most exotic and fastest Ferrari’s ever produced, it isn’t a surprise to see that Enzo values are regularly in the seven figure bracket in the listing of supercar dealers. It’s a figure reinforced by auction results, too. At an RM Sotheby's auction held in Paris in February 2016, a black Enzo damaged and subsequently repaired after a road accident in 2006 sold for approximately £1.22million.
Enzos with famous former owners have fetched even more. In December 2015, a Rosso Corsa Enzo formerly owned by boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. (and with only 650 miles on the clock) fetched £2.18million, while the 400th example belonging to the Pope reached a value of approximately £3.87million.
Words: Alex Ingram
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Last updated: 3rd Jun 2016
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  • FERRARI Enzo

    £1,999,990 £1,999,990

    Variant: LHD Here at Dick Lovett we’re excited to offer a car that really doesn’t need an introduction…The Ferrari Enzo! This stunning example has covered 7,620 miles and is presented in Rosso Corsa with a Rosso and Nero interior. At the time of its launch in 2002, the Enzo contained the most advanced track-derived technologies available at the time. What made it truly unique was the fact that it was benefiting from the technological crossover at a time when Ferrari were at the top of their game in Formula 1, and in turn were on an impressive winning streak between 1999 and 2004. Ferrari say the purpose of the Enzo was to provide the driver with increased performance capabilities through the use of highly sophisticated Formula 1 technology. Work in the wind tunnel, on the track and on the road focused completely on achieving optimum performance and this resulted in a completely uncompromising car designed almost entirely by function. The nose cone seen on formula 1 cars was the main inspiration behind the design of the Enzo’s iconic front end, while the flanks of the car were developed to channel air flow through the body of the car creating a much more aero-dynamic shape. The Enzo doesn’t feature an over-sized rear wing due to the engineers putting a lot of work into the cars ground effects which are highly effective. This decision left Ferrari free to have a much more elegant and understated design to the tail section. These functions wouldn’t have been possible without the majestic work of Pininfarina who did a fantastic job of designing the Enzo’s charismatic lines which has truly stood the test of time as one of the world’s most iconic cars. The Enzo’s engine was a completely new V12, which like the rest of the car took its inspiration from the Formula 1 team, and as a result featured some unique technical solutions. It has an overall capacity of 5998 cc, a maximum power output of 660 hp at 7800 rpm and maximum torque of 67 kgm at 5500 rpm. Its rear-mounted F1 gearbox was designed with the priority to cut gearshifting times (which went down to 150 milliseconds), the new gearbox technologies, alongside further refinements help deliver a superbly immersive and raw driving experience.

    • Year: 2004
    • Mileage: 7620 mi
    • Engine size: 6
    For sale
    £1,999,990 £1,999,990
    Dick Lovett-Ferrari - Swindon
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  • FERRARI Enzo

    £2,000,000 £2,000,000

    Undoubtedly the most iconic Ferrari of the 2000s the Ferrari Enzo became an instant collectible when it was new and remains even more desirable today. Combining unique new styling while utilizing Formula 1-derived technology to give it breath-taking performance. This car is fully classiched and in exceptional condition throughout it has full Rosso Leather Racing Seats call for further details Delivery Available Full Service History

    • Year: 2004
    • Mileage: 3700 mi
    For sale
    £2,000,000 £2,000,000
  • 2005 (05) FERRARI Enzo Sheikh Amari's Personal Collection


    The Enzo Ferrari is a 12 cylinder mid-engine berlinetta supercar named after the company's founder, Enzo Ferrari. It was built in 2002 using Formula One technology, such as a carbon-fibre body, F1-style electrohydraulic shift transmission, and carbon fibre-reinforced silicon carbide (C/SiC) ceramic composite disc brakes. Also used are technologies not allowed in F1 such as active aerodynamics and traction control. After a downforce of 7600 N (1700 lbf) is reached at 300 km/h (186 mph) the rear wing is actuated by computer to maintain that downforce. The Enzo's F140 B V12 engine was the first of a new generation for Ferrari. It is based on the design of the V8 found in Maserati's Quattroporte, using the same basic design and 104 mm (4.1 in) bore spacing. This design will replace the former architectures seen in V12 and V8 engines used in most other contemporary Ferraris. The 2005 F430 is the second Ferrari to get a version of this new powerplant. Part Of Sheikh Amari's Personal Collection. This Vehicle is not for sale. We are dealing with Enzo's on a regular basis and will buy your car today. Prior to offering for sale, all cars are subject to the AMARI Inspection, a stringent 170 point investigation of the car cosmetically, electrically and mechanically. Our resident master technicians attend to all issues prior to offering the car for sale, using the very latest and best diagnostic equipment, state of the art tools and methods. Our highly qualified master technicians can carry out servicing on all road cars, from the standard family hatch back to the latest Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin... We are the only independent dealer with full Ferrari SDX Diagnostics and the Lamborghini LARAS Diagnostics systems. Our fully equipped workshop enables us to attend to any electrical, and mechanical issues, from intricate electrical repairs and renewals, to brake disc Skimming and air conditioning recharging. Before collection all cars go through our exhaustive detailing process (can take up to three days) using only the worlds finest Swissvax products, carried out by our professional certified Swissvax trained technicians, covering every aspect of the car inside and out. Collection and delivery throughout the UK can be offered through the most reputable manufacturer championed company who use only the very latest covered car transporters with extensive experience of transporting cars across the world. Vehicles are supplied with a three month warranty *Exclusions Apply. We offer part exchange and finance facility on most cars. AMARI Lifestyle Limited T/As AMARI SuperCars is authorised & Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (663066)

    • Mileage: 900 mi
    • Engine size: 6
    For sale
  • Ferrari Enzo


    Ferrari Enzo Offered here is an immaculate Enzo which has been fastidiously maintained throughout its life by its two enthusiast owners. Having covered a mere 5,500 kilometres from new and with the service records to prove its maintenace history. Our Enzo was supplied new in Italy and was then purchased by a Japanese collector who handled the car as though it was a priceless gem. Supplied with UK Registration, the car has been Classische certified by Ferrari testifying to its outstanding provenance. Just arrived in our Kew showroom.

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