My car of the decade: Ferrari Enzo
In 2002 the Italian brand decided to pay tribute to its founder and give his name to a superlative car, the best Ferrari of all time. To do this, he commissioned Pininfarina design, namely Ken Okuyama and put their engineers to work on an engine and exemplary chassis. Michael Schumacher was also involved in development. The result, an authentic Formula 1 to the road.
There have been, there are and there will be many supercars, according to taste better and worse but for me there is none like Ferrari Enzo. When a few days ago I was at the Galleria Ferrari I had no doubt that it is the car of the decade just close by exclusivity, performance and stunning design. Below I detail the reasons for my choice.
Its design has not been matched so far. Beauty is not a feature of all subjective to who sees it. Its silhouette is spectacular, but that's nothing new in this type of car. The difference is that looking forehead a Ferrari Enzo You can envision a car that has adapted her body and headlights for driving on the street. No other car to give us that feeling just by looking.
The engine and performance are up. A 6-liter V12 arranged centrally with rear aspirated yielded no less than 660 hp, ie 110 hp / liter. This supercar could reach 350 km / h, a 0-100 km / h in 3.6 seconds. Furthermore, the needle is stretched to 8,200 rpm, a pleasure for the driver.
To achieve these magnificent records also the huge engine, brought excellent aerodynamics and a chassis made of carbon fiber and aluminum, leaving a final weight of 1355 kg and thus a weight / power ratio of 2.06 kg / CV, the best ever.
Another quality is incorporating two innovations directly from F1. First a sequential automatic transmission 6 speed cam behind the wheel allowing changes in 150 milliseconds, Instant might say. Second, for the first time a car brand incorporated carbon brakes supplied by Brembo.
One, though not exclusive, characteristic detail is that its doors open upwards. The interior also exudes sportiness with a sober design and bacquets competition. The steering wheel is also similar to the races and among others, has the buttons to change the operation of the gearbox Sport or Race, It is affecting the rate of change and the traction control parameters. That is, the equivalent of the Manettino incorporating models currently brand.
The price of this wonder was about 700.000 euros and although it was planned a production of 349 units, finally 400 were manufactured Ferrari Enzo between 2002 and 2004. But to access your purchase, aside from having a lot of money it had to owning at least another Ferrari. Currently, the price on the spot market can reach more than one million euros.
There were several derivatives Enzo. On the one hand, the P4 / 5 was a custom modification of Pininfarina at the request of a millionaire. Furthermore, the Maserati MC12 which eventually produced 60 units and finally the Ferrari FXX.
He Ferrari FXX It was an evolution of the Enzo suitable only for driving circuit. Based on the same engine, the engine was increased to 6,262 cc and power 800 hp. The chassis and body were constructed entirely of carbon fiber, which allowed him to download 200Kg the original model and achieve 386 km / h with an acceleration of 0-100 km / h in 2.5 seconds.
FXX 31 units were produced only between 2005 and 2007 and were sold at a price of 1,500,000 euros plus tax exclusively to owners of an Enzo bought directly to the brand, not as second owner. On these lines you can see the unique FXX photograph that was manufactured in blue and is currently exhibited at the Galleria Ferrari.
In conclusion, I think the Ferrari Enzo It has all the grounds to have a special place in automotive history. A rival of his era, Porsche Carrera GT, It is the only one who could have raised doubts. A great car, of course, but overall, I'd rather see a Prancing Horse on the steering wheel. And you?
Ferrari Enzo and FXX Ferrari Galleria
More information: Wikipedia
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