Friday, 26 February 2016

Carbon Enzo

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis



The Enzo requires little introduction - 2002's F1-inspired hypercar shifted the axes of what was possible with a performance road car, its carbon-fibre body and carbon-ceramic brakes complementing the howling 6.0-litre V12 with its electrohydraulic transmission to offer a real racer for the road. It reached 60mph in 3.1 seconds and 100mph in 6.6, going on to a top speed of 221mph. It was a genre-redefining thing.

Now, the title 'Carbon Enzo' may seem like a truism here. After all, don't they all have carbon-fibre bodies? OK, yes, but this example is the only one of the 400 Enzos built to be finished in bare carbon rather than wearing paint. And this isn't the result of a load of paint-scraping, sanding and lacquering; in fact, this car was rebodied in bespoke carbon-fibre panels by Carrozzeria Zanasi, one of Ferrari's most revered body partners. Why? Well, why not?
You'll note that there's plenty of 'Rosso Carbon' going on under the engine lid, just to make the whole thing even more jewel-like. And what's more, it's for sale - a unique, one-owner Enzo with just 5,000km on the clock. What's it worth? If you have to ask...

Spotted at the London Classic Car Show - more pics here.












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