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25 May 2013

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Lot 118

2004 Ferrari Enzo

  • Chassis no. ZFFCZ56B000138347

Sold for €1.069.600

650 bhp, 5,998 cc V-12 engine with double overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, Bosch Motronic engine management and electronic fuel-injection, six-speed computer-controlled sequential gearbox, limited-slip differential and traction control, front and rear pushrod-actuated double wishbones with horizontal coil-spring damper units, and four-wheel, ventilated carbon-ceramic disc brakes and ABS. Wheelbase: 2,649 mm (104.3 in.)

  • One of only 400 examples of the ultimate modern Ferrari
  • A “new” one-owner car, with 1,028 kilometres from new
  • Complete with tools, books, and documentation
  • Recently serviced and certified by Ferrari Classiche

Announced at the 2002 Paris Motor Show, the Enzo was created to celebrate Ferrari’s return to Formula One dominance, which coincided with Ferrari’s 2002 World Championship win. It also seemed fitting to name the car in memory of the company’s legendary founder, who never wavered in his commitment to racing, particularly Formula One.

At its core, the resulting supercar can be likened to Schumacher’s championship-winning F1 car with a sports car body. The spec sheet certainly reads like that of an F1 car, with a carbon-fibre chassis, carbon-ceramic disc brakes, and a paddle-operated six-speed gearbox. Pininfarina highlighted the Enzo’s F1 heritage by incorporating a pronounced nose and giant rear air diffusers. The aerodynamic package, including computer-controlled adaptive aerodynamics, was so effective that unprecedented levels of grip were achieved with minimal drag penalties.

The 5,998-cubic centimetre V-12 is a paragon of engineering wizardry, producing 650 brake horsepower and 484 foot-pounds of torque. In contemporary tests, Road & Track noted that the Enzo recorded the best acceleration figures ever for a production road car, with 0–60 mph in 3.3 seconds and the quarter-mile in 11.1 seconds at 133 mph. Testers also marvelled at the Brembo-developed, race-bred braking system, and their best 188-foot stop from 80 mph was another record. Yet another best was the 73-mph run through the slalom and a skid-pad reading of 1.01 G of lateral acceleration! Other road testers indicated a top speed of 218 mph.

Production was very limited, and only existing Ferrari owners were invited to buy one. Just 349 cars were originally planned, all of which sold before production began. Later, after numerous requests, 50 more cars were made, bringing the total to 399, with the 400th Enzo presented to Pope John Paul II and later auctioned for charity on his behalf. The car continues to be seen as the “Ultimate Ferrari” and to hold its value, remaining the most sought-after of all modern Prancing Horses from Maranello on the market today.

The car offered here is among the lowest-mileage Enzos that RM Auctions has yet encountered, delivered in classic Rosso Corsa over black interior with red inserts, and it has covered only 1,028 kilometres since new in the hands of its one owner, who has lovingly maintained it within the walls of his private collection. It is unusually well-documented, accompanied by not only the tools and books expected with a quality Enzo, but also its original invoice of purchase, a letter from Ferrari chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo to the owner, and photographs taken when the new Enzo was collected from the factory in Maranello, as well as the original car cover.

Recently serviced and certified by the Ferrari Classiche, this is certainly one of the most pristine and lowest mileage Enzos available on the market, an unbeatable opportunity for either the enthusiast who missed out on acquiring one of these when they were new or for the investor who wants to continue to preserve this priceless “toy in the original box”. It is good as new.

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