Some 14 years ago an angel was born. That angel sounded a trumpet. That trumpet broke down a wall made of porcelain. Behind that wall: the Maserati MC12, a car that still continues to defy any bounds of reason or earthly restrictions whatsoever.
The Ferrari Enzo is only a couple of years over a decade old, but hypercars have come a long way since then. Now they’re just hybrids literally called “The Ferrari,” even though the company has five models. But what if the designer of the Enzo put his pen to another attempt at a red Italian hypercar?
I recently stumbled into the deep, dark hell-hole that is the related video purgatory of automotive YouTube videos and came across this video of Harry Metcalfe, formerly of EVO Magazine, driving a Ferrari Enzo owned by Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason—who keeps a spare accelerator pedal in the boot for some reason.
It’s hard for me to explain the revulsion I felt when I first saw the Ferrari Enzo.
The F40, the F50, the Enzo, the LaFerrari. All were tested during their development by the same test driver. Now he returns to drive them all back-to-back.
If you’re unfamiliar with “the world’s only street-legal Ferrari FXX,” this is the Enzo that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in 2011. That turned a $1.5 million car into a roughly $3.8 million car, but the ZXX is back, stronger that ever.
While they're both getting on in years, the Ferrari Enzo and the McLaren F1 will both be competitors in the pantheon of great supercars. And there's a bunch of ways to compete – style, cost, and of course, speed.
I see you, Mr. Junior Executive. You didn't just seal the deal, you crushed that shit. And now, after reading all the nice things we said about it, you have your eye on a Jaguar F-Type to get your speed fix once your 18-hour workday is done. I'm here to tell you to forget the F-Type; buy this Ferrari Enzo engine…
Astute Jalopnik readers will recall that Ferrari engineers once stretched out a 348 body in order to cobble together the prototype for the Ferrari Enzo. That prototype, a kind of late 1980s/early 1990s garage-built monster supercar with Enzo power, is up for sale again.
When a Ferrari Enzo was crashed by two dealership mechanics earlier this week, it could've been caused by a number of things. A mechanical issue. An evasive maneuver. A pelican. Not so, according to the man who pulled them from the wreck. It was just regular old terrible driving.
My favorite donuts used to be the custard-filled ones, but after today I can safely say that Ferrari Enzo donuts are even more delicious.
You don't just buy a LaFerrari, you're granted permission to buy one by the dons in Modena. Thus, if you have a LaFerrari you probably also own an Enzo and then you get to do this. Headphones on, gents.
There are few ways to improve the Ferrari Enzo. You can make it look like a racer, a la the FXX, or you can make it look like a Maserati, like the MC12, but that doesn't really brighten your day. Putting straight exhaust pipes on an Enzo, though? Well that just makes everything better.
Yesterday I did a photoshoot of a few friends' cars. Oh, the kind chaps from Garaged.com had a new warehouse and we felt it necessary to break it in the proper way. V12 Ferrari donuts it is.
For no real reason besides the fact that I like you guys, here's a video of some loud-ass Ferrari startups.
Today, I discovered the reason YouTube exists. No, not cat videos. The real reason is so that you, I, and everyone else in the world can watch a Ferrari Enzo ZXX and a Maserati MC12 Corsa do battle on the Nürburgring.