sâmbătă, 2 aprilie 2016

Ferrari Enzo 2004 - World Of Classic Cars -

Ferrari Enzo 2004

Following several years of lacklustre results in Formula 1, Ferrari once again found itself back on top in the early 2000s. With six Constructors’ titles between 1999 and 2004 and another two World Championships in 2007 and 2008, the Scuderia was once again a force to be reckoned with.
It would be fitting that Ferrari’s next limited-production supercar would utilise the best possible technology, engineering, and design, all pioneered within the crucible of motorsport. Countless hours were spent to achieve perfection in the car’s design, allowing for the ideal balance of downforce and top speed. An all-new V-12 engine was specially developed for this new car and mated to a six-speed, sequential F1-style gearbox. Prolific use of carbon fibre ensured that the car would be as light as possible, in order to extract every possible ounce of performance.
Ferrari Enzo 2004

Needless to say, the car’s performance was incredible. With 660 horsepower on tap, it could reach 60 mph from a stop in just 3.6 seconds, leading to a top speed of 218 mph. Even more incredible was that it could grind to a halt from 80 mph in just 188 feet. The car was named the Enzo Ferrari, as then-chairman Luca di Montezemolo believed that it was a car that perfectly represented the founder’s intensions for road-going automobiles; it is a road car that utilises the best possible technology directly derived from Ferrari’s success on the racetrack.
The Enzo presented here, chassis 135564, is a 2004 model that was originally finished in Rosso Corsa (DS322) and fitted with seats trimmed in Nero (VM 8500) leather with four-point harnesses and instruments in Rosso. The car left the factory in Maranello in January of 2004 and was sold new to its first owner through Maranello Concessionaires in the U.K. on 12 February 2004. The car then made its way to the United States in 2006, where it was unfortunately damaged in a road accident.
Ferrari Enzo 2004

The chassis was repaired and overhauled at the Ferrari Technical Assistance Service, where it was finished in a stunning colour combination of Nero Daytona over Rosso leather seats. The car was built with a handful of special features, including satellite navigation, a Bose stereo system, a reversing camera, power windows, and a rear spoiler in carbon fibre with ‘Enzo script’, adding a touch of luxury to the otherwise spartan interior.