Registered: September 2007
2004 ENZO FERRARI
The Enzo Ferrari is a 12-cylinder Ferrari supercar named after the company's founder, Enzo Ferrari. It was built in 2003 using Formula One technology, such as a carbon-fiber body, F1-style sequential shift transmission, and carbon-ceramic brake discs. Also used are technologies not allowed in F1. After a maximum downforce of 1709 pounds is reached at 186 mph (301 km/h) it is reduced by computer.
The Enzo's V12 engine is the first of a new generation for Ferrari. It is based on the architecture of the V8 found in sister-company Maserati's Quattroporte, using the same basic architecture and 104 mm bore spacing. This design will replace the 50-year-old Dino-based 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.
The Enzo was intended as a street-legal racecar and as the sum of Ferrari's technological heritage; it was to date the fastest road car Ferrari had ever produced. The Enzo is the base platform for the Maserati MC12, which is both sold as a street car and GT racing car.
The Enzo was initially announced with a limited production run of 349 units. The company sent invitations to existing customers, and all 349 cars were sold in this way before production began. Later, after numerous requests, Ferrari decided to build 50 more Enzos, bringing the total to 399.
In March 2005, Ferrari announced that it would build one additional Enzo, bringing the total to 400. The car was ceremonially presented to Pope John Paul II on January 17, 2005, with the Pope then requesting that the car be auctioned off to benefit the Caritas charity. This car was auctioned by Sotheby's on June 28, 2005 to benefit survivors of the 2004 Tsunami. The car, chassis number 141920, sold for 1,055,000 euros (1,275,000 US dollars).
Three prototype "mules" were built, M1, M2, and M3. Each was bodied to look like a 348, even though the mules were built in 2000. The third mule was offered for auction alongside the 400th Enzo in June, 2005, bringing 195,500 euros (236,300 US dollars).
Manufacturer: Ferrari S.p.A.
Model: Enzo Ferrari
Body type: coupe
Base MSRP: $643 330
Curb weight: 1364 kg (3009 lb)
Weight distribution: 43.9-56.1
Length: 4.702 m (15.4 ft)
Height: 1.147 m (3.8 ft)
Width: 2.035 m (6.7 ft)
Wheelbase: 2.650 m (8.7 ft)
Wheel rim size: 19 in (483 mm)
Drivetrain: Mid-Engine / RWD
Valvetrain: 48 Valve DOHC variable valve timing
Displacement: 6.0 L (5998 cc/366 in³)
Power: 660 PS (651 hp/485 kW) at 7800 rpm
Torque: 657 N·m (485 ft·lbf) at 5500 rpm
Redline: 8000 rpm
Gear type: 6 speed manual with automated shifting and clutch
1st Gear Ratio: 3.15:1
2nd Gear Ratio: 2.18:1
3rd Gear Ratio: 1.57:1
4th Gear Ratio: 1.19:1
5th Gear Ratio: 0.94:1
6th Gear Ratio: 0.76:1
Final drive gear ratio: 4.10:1
0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) 3.3 s
0-100 mph: 6.6 s
Top speed: > 350 km/h (> 218 mph)
City: 8 mpg (29.4 L/100 km)
Highway: 12 mpg (19.6 L/100 km)
Owners of the Ferrari Enzo Ferrari include:
Michael Schumacher, Formula 1 driver for Scuderia Ferrari.
Bernd Pischetsrieder, boss of the Volkswagen Group
Frits Kroymans, Ferrari-importer for The Netherlands
Eric Clapton guitarist (note: Clapton took delivery of the first Enzo imported to the UK)
Jay Kay, rockstar
Nick Mason, Pink Floyd drummer.
Pharrell Williams, music producer/rapper for N.E.R.D.
Teemu Selänne, NHL player.
Steve Wynn, casino magnate
Roger Penske, motorsport legend, owns Ferrari dealership in partnership with Steve Wynn.
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