The Ferrari Enzo was one of the world’s first true ‘hypercars’ and a pioneer of the segment.
First released in 2002 and sharing its name with the company’s founder, the Enzo debuted a new 6.0-litre V12 based on the V8 from the Maserati Quattreporte. From the factory it produced 485kW of power and 657Nm of torque. It can hit 100km/h in just over 3 seconds, which was incredible at the time and still holds up today, before topping out at over 350km/h.
The Enzo was incredibly clever, with plenty of its tech derived from or inspired by Formula 1. The body was carbon fibre, the ceramic composite disc brakes were carbon fibre reinforced, and it had a unique 6-speed semi-automatic electrohydaulic transmission with an automated clutch that helped with rev matching — producing slicker shifts for quicker acceleration times. It was also one of the few road cars on this scale to come with active aerodynamics.
Only 399 Ferrari Enzo’s were ever produced (plus one gifted to the Vatican for Charity). Heading to Big Boys Toys 2019 is an extremely rare yellow Enzo. It is one of the great hypercars of all time, and an automotive treat for the Big Boys Toys 21st Birthday show.