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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  • M666 EVO 03 Oct 2012

    Always loved these. Any owners on here want to regail us with stories? I need something to read this afternoon at work...

    Where is that guy on here who had 2 F40 and 5 911s. He must have a couple??


  • rob.e 03 Oct 2012

    Love that grey metallic enzo - really suits the car and makes it somehow look more "modern".

    The story evo ran a year or so ago made me smile - they ran the (then new) RS3 and some other super-bhp 4wd hatches including the cosworth WRX STI against an enzo on some twisty alpine roads - with the thought that that mega-hatches would be right up there challenging the "old-school" 2wd supercar.

    It actually transpired that the hatches got nowhere near the enzo - it just blitzed them!

  • GranCab 03 Oct 2012

    That was a very quick cuppa .... coffee

  • OdramaSwimLaden 03 Oct 2012

    The wing mirror is £1080 + VAT (shell without glass); well, it used to be anyway!

  • k-ink 03 Oct 2012

    OdramaSwimLaden said:
    The wing mirror is £1080 + VAT (shell without glass); well, it used to be anyway!
    Small change compared to a Zonda mirror then.

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