If you were asked to make a list of the top supercars of the early 21st century, the Enzo Ferrari would be somewhere near the top of that list. Brought to life in 2002, the Ferrari Enzo (named after Ferrari’s founder Enzo Ferrari) was designed by Ken Okuyama, the former head designer of famed italian design house Pininfarina. The Enzo was first announced at the Paris Motorshow as part of a limited production run of 349 cars, which after much begging was extended to 399 cars, each costing the handful of owners US $659,330 each. Due to its prestigious heritage the car was aesthetically stunning and took much inspiration from the Formula one.
The Ferrari Enzo wasn’t just a marvel to look at it, it also had the stats to back it up. The Enzo was a naturally aspirated, mid-engined 6 litre V12, kicking out 660 bhp and redlining at 8000rpm. This basically meant that it could go like a rocket, with a 0-60 time of 3.14 seconds, and a top speed of 220 mph. The car was equipped with a semi automatic F1 transmission, LED lights on the steering wheel informed the driver of ideal shift times, where the car changed gear in a matter of 150 milliseconds, reiterating the F1 influence on the design of the engineering.
The Enzo Ferrari achieved much publicity and admiration: In 2004, US magazine Sports Car International stated the Enzo Ferrari 3rd on their list of top sports cars of the 2000’s.
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