Monday, January 15, 2018

The Enzo Ferrari

The Enzo Ferrari is a mid-engine berlinetta sports car named after the company's founder, Enzo Ferrari. It was built 2002-2004 using advanced Formula One technology, such as a carbon-fibre body, F1-style electrohydraulic shift transmission, and carbon fibre-reinforced silicon carbide (C/SiC) ceramic composite disc brakes. Also used are technologies not allowed in F1 such as active aerodynamics and traction control.

The Enzo is a rear mid-engined vehicle with a 43.9/56.1 front/rear weight distribution. It has 4 wheel independent suspension with push-rod actuated shock absorbers which can be adjusted from the cabin, complemented with anti-roll bars at the front and rear. The Enzo uses 19-inch (483 mm) wheels and has 15-inch (381 mm) Brembo disc brakes.

Unit 400 was later sold at a Sotheby's auction for $1.1 million.
399 units at $659,330 were produced, all of which were sold before production began. In 2004, a 400th Enzo was built and donated to the Vatican. After numerous requests, Ferrari decided to build 50 more Enzos, bringing the total to 449.
The Enzo's F140 B V12 engine was the first of a new generation for Ferrari. It displaces 366 in³ and produces 651hp at 7800 rpm and 485 lb·ft at 5500 rpm. The redline is 8,200 rpm. The engine was mated to a 6-speed semi-automatic.
The Enzo can accelerate to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 3.14 seconds and can reach 100 mph (160 km/h) in 6.6 seconds. The ¼ mile (~400 m) time is about 11 seconds with a top speed of 217 mph. The Enzo made huge waves when it debuted, and it remains one of Ferrari’s most loved and sought-after modern models. Today a top tier Enzo will easily bring $ 3m