Time For Tea? Enzo awakening

I arrogantly started mentally drafting this story with an intro along the lines of 'somehow the Enzo seems to have passed me by...' as if I had some god given right for it not to have done. But bear with me! It kind of did, insomuch as I ever stood a chance of getting near it.

Enzo geekery ahoy!
Enzo geekery ahoy!
The F40 is 'my' mega Ferrari of choice, which is probably down to my age and its arrival coinciding with my awakening to such things. Since then I've been lucky enough to get up close to a few Ferraris, even drive a couple of them. But the Enzo? Dunno, it's just not a Ferrari that's ever really captured my imagination for some reason.

And then James at DK Engineering sent me this little vid and I think I had a bit of an awakening. Just how much fun can you have with an Enzo on busy public roads in the Home Counties? Not much if you're looking to explore the outer reaches of its performance. But plenty if you choose to fetishise its engineering, geek out over the details and basically, and for want of a better word, make a little Enzo grumble flick.

Time for an Enzo revival?
Time for an Enzo revival?
So if you're expecting 200mph plus, clouds of Harris-esque tyre smoke and a white knuckle ride then, sorry, you'll be disappointed. If, however, a little quiet reflection on what makes the Enzo special, why it's more than a mere supercar and appreciation of some of the nerdy 'aw, now THAT'S cool' detail is enough then brew up, sit back and enjoy. Who knew there was so much to enjoy looking at a pedalbox, eh?

Pics: Alex Penfold


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  • garypotter 04 Oct 2012

    Loved the F40 not keen on the F50, never liked the Enzo, to boxy for me but would not turn down a drive in one.

  • kds keltec 04 Oct 2012

    The honest truth is i would pick the F40 over an enzo ,

    not sure if its the styling , my age (young when F40 was launched and my dream poster car) , or old fashion light weight simple engineering.

    If i had enough money of course i would have both along with many other exotic supercars.

    But i do have a much deeper love for the enzo after spending so much time with one, and the looks really did grow on me too .

    I like this angle .

    really shows of how far from a normal car it was when first launched.


  • 04helipilot 04 Oct 2012

    I am saving my penny's for an Enzo but wont be selling my F40 to help pay for it. Hoping they take a dip in price with the new model coming, views on this anyone. I can see why some people are not sure of the F40 looks from some angles but drive it once and you will see past that for ever. Make's me smile everytime I drive it.

  • Repent 04 Oct 2012

    Love the engineering, but until a visit to the museum in Maranello last year I never really clicked with the aesthetics, the angles seemed awkward and the front overhang excessive. But as someone posted earlier, in the carbon it just works. The F40 was and remains top of the lottery list, but I spent as much time inspecting the thing like a demented CSI as I did the '40. That and a 599xx which was possibly the coolest thing I've ever seen. Looked like a giant hotwheels toy biggrin.

  • WCZ 04 Oct 2012

    I think the design is genius.

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