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2003 - 2004 Ferrari Enzo

2003 - 2004 Ferrari Enzo
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  • Ferrari Enzo
  • Year:
    2003- 2004
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V12
  • Transmission:
    6-Speed Semi-Automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    660 @ 7800
  • Torque @ RPM:
    485 @ 5500
  • Displacement:
    6.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3.14 sec.
  • Quarter Mile time:
    11 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    217 mph
  • 0-100 time:
    6.6 sec.
  • Price:
    659330
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Once every decade or so, Ferrari comes out with a world-beating, benchmark-setting supercar that demonstrates the Italian company’s latest technology and insatiable thirst for speed. The first real car to pull this off was the Ferrari F40. It was the last car Enzo himself signed off on, it was the first carbon fiber bodied car, it was the first production car to hit 200 mph, and it was built to celebrate the companies 40th birthday. After the F40 came the F50. A limited run model of only 349 cars, the F50 was again one of the quickest cars on the road; it could hit 60 mph in only 3.7 seconds, in 1995. The mid-engined monster that followed the F50 was supposed to be one of the greatest cars that Ferrari had ever created. It had an all-new engine and an array of Formula One technologies. The car was going to be so great, so rather than christen it the F60, Ferrari decided to name it after the company’s founder. This is the Ferrari Enzo.

The Enzo made huge waves through the industry when it debuted, and it remains one of Ferrari’s most loved and sought-after modern models. Only 400 of these incredible machines were ever produced, and each one is special. Keep reading to find out why.

Updated 08/18/2016: Our guy Jonathan Lopez is present at the 2016 Monterey Car Week and he took a series of shots for the Ferrari Enzo - aka one of the best supercars ever built by the Italian company. Check them out in the picture gallery.

Continue reading to find out more about the Ferrari Enzo.

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Ferrari Enzo Starts Smoking during Mecum Auction; Still Sells for more than $2 Million

Ferrari Enzo Starts Smoking during Mecum Auction; Still Sells for more than $2 Million

The car is okay, but hopefully its new owner knows how to properly drive it. Enzo clutches aren’t cheap

When you’re trying to sell off a Ferrari Enzo, specifically one of four in a specific color, the last thing you want is for it to start smoking as it rolls up to the auction pad. But, that’s exactly what happened to the model you’re about to see in the video above. Most likely it isn’t anything incredibly serious – at least nothing electrical anyway. It’s likely the clutch burning up a little, which is what happens and somewhat common when you don’t know how to handle or drive an automated manual transmission like that found in the Enzo.

Ultimately, the car appears to be okay. It was pushed the rest of the way to the auction block, where it sold for a decent $2.15 million despite the troublesome smoke signals shooting from the engine cover. The car was even able to leave the auction site under its own power, as you see it carefully pull away at the end of the video. For what it’s worth, this is a video that you want to turn up the volume a bit for. We get to hear a pretty nice rumble from the Enzo’s 6.0-liter V-12.

For the record, the Enzo started out in 2003 at $659,330. It was only produced in 299 examples, and this $2.15 million price tag is the highest I’ve seen in auctions so far. With that said, click play and enjoy the short video.

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2016 Mecum Monterey Auction – Preview

2016 Mecum Monterey Auction – Preview

A little bit of everything, for the right price

Mecum Auctions has been involved with collector cars for almost three decades now, growing from a small family business to selling roughly 20,000 lots per year. In addition to top-dollar automobiles, Mecum also offers vintage motorcycles, collectible road art, and believe it or not, tractors. But you and I don’t really care about all that other stuff – we’re in it for the cars, from cutting-edge performance machines to ironclad muscle cars, antique classics to no-frills racers. Thankfully, Mecum has the entire spread on tap. The auction house averages more than one event per month, but one of the biggest is in California for Monterey Car Week. Roughly 600 vehicles are slated to hit the block for 2016, and we’ve got some of the most interesting of them profiled right here.

Highlighting the lineup for Monterey is the Modern Speed Collection, a host of ultra-high-end speed-mobiles from the present day. Mecum calls it “the apex of 21st Century automotive performance,” and picking through the offerings, I’m inclined to agree. Think rare, gorgeous, and absurdly quick.

TopSpeed will be on the scene this year, bringing you all the latest. Read on for a taste of what’s in store.

Update 08-20-2016 5:00 P.M. PST We’re on the scene at Mecum and have updated this preview with a welcome video. Check it out in the preview below.
Continue reading to learn more about the 2016 Mecum Monterey Auction.

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2003 - 2004 Ferrari Enzo

2003 - 2004 Ferrari Enzo

Once every decade or so, Ferrari comes out with a world-beating, benchmark-setting supercar that demonstrates the Italian company’s latest technology and insatiable thirst for speed. The first real car to pull this off was the Ferrari F40. It was the last car Enzo himself signed off on, it was the first carbon fiber bodied car, it was the first production car to hit 200 mph, and it was built to celebrate the companies 40th birthday. After the F40 came the F50. A limited run model of only 349 cars, the F50 was again one of the quickest cars on the road; it could hit 60 mph in only 3.7 seconds, in 1995. The mid-engined monster that followed the F50 was supposed to be one of the greatest cars that Ferrari had ever created. It had an all-new engine and an array of Formula One technologies. The car was going to be so great, so rather than christen it the F60, Ferrari decided to name it after the company’s founder. This is the Ferrari Enzo.

The Enzo made huge waves through the industry when it debuted, and it remains one of Ferrari’s most loved and sought-after modern models. Only 400 of these incredible machines were ever produced, and each one is special. Keep reading to find out why.

Updated 08/18/2016: Our guy Jonathan Lopez is present at the 2016 Monterey Car Week and he took a series of shots for the Ferrari Enzo - aka one of the best supercars ever built by the Italian company. Check them out in the picture gallery.

Continue reading to find out more about the Ferrari Enzo.

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Ferrari Enzo ZXX Edo Competition In Action On The Track: Video

Ferrari Enzo ZXX Edo Competition In Action On The Track: Video

Long before the Ferrari LaFerrari laid claim to the title of being the most sought-after, modern-day Ferrari supercar in history, the Ferrari Enzo had that crown. Launched in 2003, the Enzo represented Ferrari’s thirst to build a world-beating, benchmark-setting supercar. The Enzo, for all intents and purposes, followed in the lineage of the F40, and while the F40 eventually spawned a limited edition version called the F50, the Enzo had the FXX. The car on this video, though, is called the Enzo ZXX. There’s only one of its kind in the world and it is beyond mental.

The Enzo ZXX is actually a modified version of the Enzo that comes with an aftermarket kit developed by Edo Competition. It’s owned by troubled businessman Zahir Rana, who’s notable claim to fame also included owning the high-end aftermarket shop ZR Auto in Calgary, Canada. Rana has also made the headlines for the wrong reasons, including getting arrested in India over multiple allegations of fraud. Just as interesting as it is to talk about the owner of the Enzo ZXX, the car itself also has a pretty eventful history, most notable its plunge into the Atlantic Ocean back in 2011.

As you can see, the Enzo ZXX has made a full recovery since that headline-making swim. It costed Rana $500,000 to have the car fixed, but judging by how it sounds on the track, every penny that went into making the Enzo ZXX whole again has been worth it.

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Collection Of Eight Ferraris Worth More Than $11 Million Heading To Auction

Collection Of Eight Ferraris Worth More Than $11 Million Heading To Auction

Collecting classic vehicles is quite an expensive hobby if you fancy exotic sports cars, but nothing can drain your multi-million-dollar bank account quicker than a Ferrari collection. As a renowned Ferrari collector and long-time customer, Tony Shooshani knows this better than anyone else, having amassed a Prancing Horse stable that includes some of the rarest models ever built. After years of buying them, Shooshani has now decided to part with eight of his Ferraris, all of which will be auctioned by Gooding & Company at its annual two-day Scottsdale Auctions between January 29-30, 2016.

If you were planning to start your own Ferrari collection, now is as good a time as any. Given you have at least $11 million to spare, that is!

The lot includes some of finest Ferrari supercars ever produced, as well as a couple of classic entry-level models that can still be had for less than one million bucks. The most expensive units are a 1995 F50 and a 2003 Enzo, which are estimated to fetch more than $2.5 million each. There is also a 1990 F40 that Gooding & Company estimates will fetch between $1.3 and 1.6 million.

Classic models include a 250 GT Cabriolet and a 250 GT Lusso, which, not surprisingly, are likely to change owners for more than $2 million. At the more affordable end of the list, there’s a 1969 Dino 206 GT ($700,000-$800,000), a 1984 512 BBi ($400,000-$475,000), and a 1988 328 GTS ($125,000-$150,000).

All told, the estimated value of the entire lot sits between $11.6 and $13.5 million. That’s a lot of dough if you’re not familiar with how much classic Ferraris fetch nowadays, but not that much considering that a 250 GTO can change owners for as much as $50 million.

Continue reading for the full story.

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Ferrari LaFerrari And Enzo Galore On The Track: Video

Ferrari LaFerrari And Enzo Galore On The Track: Video

Seeing a bunch of Ferraris in the same place at the same time is always a treat, but it is undeniably better when the cars in question are some of the limited-production supercars that Ferrari only puts out once a decade. In the case of this video, you will see three Enzos and four LaFerraris at the Sonoma Raceway for the 2014 Ferrari Challenge. There is a bit of excellent startup noise from each of the cars involved. Always a good thing when you’re talking about Ferrari V12s.

The cars then pull out onto the track to run a couple of laps. This isn’t exactly the kind of tire-shredding wide-open throttle driving that you’d see with a Ferrari test driver behind the wheel, but something about paying that kind of money for a car must make you reluctant to wreck it. But it’s still great to see (and hear) the exotics going around the track, and all of them being in one place is a rare enough thing to make the video worth watching all on its own.

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Four Ferraris Brought To Fiorano For Dario Benuzzi: Video

Four Ferraris Brought To Fiorano For Dario Benuzzi: Video

Since joining Ferrari as a mechanic in 1969, and later becoming chief test driver under Enzo Ferrari himself, Dario Benuzzi has shaped the dynamics and handling characteristics of every model that has left the Maranello factory gates. Except for the 348, which he was unable to sign-off on because of a broken hand. Several years later Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo called it one of the worst Ferraris ever built. Probably not a coincidence.

But, these four are definitely not among the worst Ferraris ever built. The company recently sent its legendary test driver out on the Fiorano circuit to sample the F40, F50, Enzo and LaFerrari (we would have thrown in a 288 GTO as well, but we won’t get picky), all cars he had a hand in creating. Now almost 70 years old, Benuzzi loves his job as much as ever. He’s also still one of the coolest human beings on the planet and doesn’t seem to have lost any pace behind the wheel.

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A Pair of Ferrari Enzos Rev Their Engines in Monaco: Video

A Pair of Ferrari Enzos Rev Their Engines in Monaco: Video

While I agree the Ferrari Enzo is a fantastic car — basically a Formula 1 racer for the road — I find it downright ugly. If you ask me, the only mainstream supercar that’s uglier than the Enzo is the Bugatti Veyron. I’m aware that the Enzo wasn’t built to win beauty contests and that looks are a matter of personal taste, but I just wanted to get that out in the open. Styling aside, the Enzo is pretty high on my "100 cars I have to drive before I die" list. The Enzo was a marvel in the world of supercars when it was released in 2002 and very few modern-day hypercars managed to rise above it performance-wise. The fact that the Enzo has become a classic only a decade since being discontinued speaks volumes about its credentials and the impact it had on the automotive realm.

Also a rare model — only 400 units were produced — the Enzo isn’t the type of car you are likely to encounter on your daily commute, unless you live in Dubai or Monaco of course, two cities that are home to a large number of wealthy people who are willing to spend millions of dollars on a single automobile. Travel to Monaco and you’re likely to see a Ferrari Enzo blow past you, just like it happened to Marchettino, Italy’s No. 1 supercar spotter. In fact, he was lucky enough to experience a close encounter with not just one, but two Enzos, one of which was equipped with a modified exhaust system. See them both in the video above and then watch Marchettino chase one of these roaring beasts through the streets of Monaco.

Oh, and if you’re wondering what’s responsible for that awesome sound coming through those tailpipes, the Ferrari Enzo is powered by a 6.0-liter V-12 that cranks out 651 horsepower and 458 pound-feet of torque.

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Video: Rebirth Of The ZR Auto Ferrari ZXX

Video: Rebirth Of The ZR Auto Ferrari ZXX

When Zahir Rana lost control of his Edo Competition Ferrari Enzo XX Evolution back in 2011 during the Targa Newfoundland rally, the supercar and Rana went careening off an embankment and into the Atlantic Ocean. All hope seemed lost for the rare Enzo, one out of only 349 ever built. However, when the car was hoisted from its salty bath, things began to take a positive spin.

Rana decided to rebuild the car. The Enzo was shipped back to Edo Competition in Germany where it was completely dismantled. Repairs were made on the damaged bodywork and cracked headlight while every inch of the cars interior, undercarriage, suspension, and engine were meticulously revitalized.

Rebuilding the 651-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-12 wouldn’t be enough for Rana. He wanted more horsepower too. The team at Edo Competition worked to develop a bespoke tune for the V-12, something never done on the Enzo.

The rebuilt car was then dubbed the ZXX. Its V-12 now displaces 6.5-liters and is capable of putting out 950 horsepower. Edo Competition fitted the car with a set of custom wheels and a new exhaust system. The Enzo now boasts a futuristic driving experience as all three mirrors were replaced with cameras that display on a central, dash-mounted monitor.

The rest of the interior is completely reworked as well. The Enzo ZXX has bespoke seats that weigh 15 kg (33 pounds) less than the stock units. Rana also spent a large amount of time choosing the right paint, having more than 5,000 samples in to pick from. Overall, the Enzo ZXX is a completely new beast, ready for future races where Rana is determined to finish number one.

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Video: A LaFerrari Delivery Made In Style

Video: A LaFerrari Delivery Made In Style

British property magnate Jon Hunt is nuts about his Ferraris, which makes him one of the few people in the world who has the capability to love the cars and then buy them afterwards. He also just recently accepted the delivery of his latest purchase, the Ferrari LaFerrari.

But simply taking the keys from a dealership wasn’t memorable enough for Hunt. So he decided to do something different. With the help of his two children and some friends, Hunt led his own version of a Ferrari parade, that is if you consider the distance from London to Ferrari headquarters in Maranello as a parade.

It seems like one, seeing as the cars Hunt picked to go pick up the LaFerrari were some of the most exclusive and sought-after Ferraris in the world. Really, it doesn’t get any better than a 288 GTO, an F40, an F50, and an Enzo, does it?

After spending his first five minutes inside the LaFerrari, Hunt quickly lines them all up together and tells Ferrari.com (via the above video) that he’s the type who actually drives his Ferraris, even admitting that he’s done 16,000 kilometers on the Enzo alone.

For somebody who has just about every exclusive Ferrari in the past 20-something years, Jon Hunt has shown us what it really means to be a proud and dedicated tifosi.

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Video: Ferrari LaFerrari Vs Ferrari Enzo Rev Battle

Video: Ferrari LaFerrari Vs Ferrari Enzo Rev Battle

Rev battles are pretty common in the supercar world, especially when people want to play "which is better" among competing models.

There are times though when the subject of these rev wars are supercars wearing the same badge. Even rarer is when these supercars who wear the same badges are actually the predecessor/successor to one another.

That’s what we have here with the Ferrari Enzo and the Ferrari LaFerrari, two of Maranello’s fastest and most powerful supercars. We all know that the LaFerrari traces its lineage to the Enzo, the ultra limited, exotic Ferrari built back in 2003 to showcase what happens when you put Formula One technology into a street-legal car.

A full decade later, the LaFerrari was born and, similar to the Enzo, it became the epitome of Ferrari engineering.

So excuse us if we admit to salivating at the sight and sounds of these two uber hypercars try to one-up each other in engine noise. Don’t worry, we won’t judge any of you if feel the same way.

As always, the best way to enjoy this video is to turn up the volume, sit back, relax, and hit play.

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2003 Ferrari Enzo is for Sale for $3 Million

2003 Ferrari Enzo is for Sale for $3 Million

It seems like we are off to a good start with news from Ferrari this new year. Recently, we brought you stories of highly cherished, classic Ferraris that will hit the auction block in 2014 and a brand new LaFerrari popping up at a used car dealership. The asking price is three times that of a brand new La Ferrari.

If $3.2 million for a used LaFerrari seems rather steep, then you’ll likely be outraged by the roughly $3 million asking price of this used Ferrari Enzo. Yes, the F60 that preceded the LaFerrari.

Ferrari built just 400 examples of the Enzo, which makes it even rarer than the LaFerrari, which will see a 499 unit production run. This very example of the 2003 Ferrari Enzo is up for sale at Fusion Luxury Motors in Los Angeles with just 354 miles on its ticker.

It is the last of the V-12 Ferraris with fewer computers and electric motors. The Ferrari Enzo is widely regarded as one of the most awesome Ferrari models ever manufactured .

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Schumacher's Ferrari Enzo and FXX up for Sale

Schumacher’s Ferrari Enzo and FXX up for Sale

If you have over $4 million in your bank account and you cannot find a way to spend it, we offer you two solutions. You can either hand some over to us or you can snag up a pair of supercars previously owned by Michael Schumacher. We are not talking about some ordinary supercars either - not that any supercars are “normal” - but about a specially designed Ferrari Enzo and an unique FXX.

The two supercars were put on sale by supercar dealer, Garage Zenith, and are priced as follows: almost $1.5 million for the Enzo and $2.7 million for the FXX.

What makes the two vehicles so special, besides being driven by the Formula 1 champion, of course? Well, both of them were specially designed for Schumacher and are even more unique than the original models. The Enzo features a few famous signatures under the hood, including Ferrari’s chairman Luca di Montezemolo. The FXX is the only one in the world to don a black paint scheme. For a little extra uniqueness, Schumacher drove the FXX at Top Gear’s test track at Dunsfold Aerodrome back in 2009.

Both models were given to Schumacher as a sign of appreciation for his achievements.

Click past the jump to read more about the FXX and Enzo.

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Video: Enzo ZXX Evolution Returns to Canada

Video: Enzo ZXX Evolution Returns to Canada

Back in 2011, Zahir Rana, the owner of the ZR Auto Dealership, somehow managed to "park" a heavilty tuned EDO Competition Ferrari Enzo straight into the Atlantic Ocean during the 2011 Targa Newfoundland.

Right after the incident, the Enzo was flown back to the Edo Competition garage where the tuner had to do a massive repair. It all started by removing the sea water and all the damaged parts. The tuner also decided to install a new aerodynamic package with styling inspired by the FXX supercar. The interior and the wheels are also new.

After one and a half year, the work on the car was done and the Enzo was successfully resurrected. On Monday, the ZXX flew with the Cargolux to Calgary, where it was taken over by one happy owner.

Let’s just hope he will decide to drive the car away from the Atlantic Ocean.

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The Perfect Father's Day Gift: $6 Million Worth of Ferraris

The Perfect Father’s Day Gift: $6 Million Worth of Ferraris

With Father’s day getting closer, it might be a good idea to start thinking about what present you are going to buy him. We do know that Father’s Day is more about showing your appreciation, but if you have a secret bank account somewhere that has an extra $6.2 million in it, this collection might be the perfect gift.

It includes three of the greatest Ferrari models ever built: a 1990 F40; a 1995 F50; and a 2003 Enzo. This group of premium Ferraris is only available as a collection, as the seller will not separate them.

For your $6.2 million, you will get three supercars with a little over 200 miles on the ticker. The F40 and F50 are painted in Rosso Corsa, while the Enzo gets a very cool Rosso Scuderia exterior paint.

The Enzo is just one of the seven models produced in Rosso Scuderia and one of the only two ever built to US-specs.

Click past the jump to read more about the three models.

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Ferrari Teases the F70 Two More Times on Facebook

Ah, so Facebook does have its uses besides posting random funny pictures, arguing politics and stalking your ex, as we have come across several teaser images from various manufacturers in the past week. Just today we were lurking around on Ferrari’s Facebook page and came across a few images that may pique your interest just a little bit.

The subject matter in the photograph just so happens to be none other than the reclusive and elusive F70, F150 New Enzo, or whatever you call it. Unfortunately, these images really show us next to nothing, but we do get a nice look at the dual tailpipes hanging out of the back end – something everybody knew it would have – and what looks to be a shot from inside the cabin overlooking the sleek, sloping hood. The latter image is likely the most revealing, as we now get a good look at the massive fenders and a little more detail of the front end.

Fortunately, we are on the final countdown to the official unveiling of this Enzo successor. We can’t wait to see the car and find out exactly what Ferrari plans to name its new machine. Check out the gallery below to see the two new images.

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The Ferrari F70 is Rumored to Cost More Than $1.6 Million

The new Ferrari Enzo - currently known internally as the F150 and to some as the F70 - will make its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. While the auto show is still a few weeks away, rumors suggest that in Italy the model will be priced at about €1.21 million (about $1.6 million at the current exchange rates). By comparison, back in 2002 Enzo was priced at €665,000 (about $890,000 at the current exchange rates). The model will be limited to only 499 units.

Final specifications on the new Enzo are still to be released, but the Italian maker did promised it will deliver much more than the current F12berlinetta, which delivers a total of 740 horsepower. Still, when compared to the current supercar, the next Enzo will combine a V-12 normally aspirated direct-injection gasoline engine with an electric motor for a total output of more than 900 horsepower.

The model will use lots of carbon fiber in its construction in an attempt to keep the car’s total weight as low as possible.

Full details will follow closer to its official launch in Geneva.

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Video: Ferrari Enzo Turned Into a Rally Car

Video: Ferrari Enzo Turned Into a Rally Car

We support the rationale that a Enzo shouldn’t just be left out to collect dust in a garage because its owner decided that it’s too expensive to be taken out on the road.

We’re all for giving the Enzo some serious burn, but not on this level.

Whoever owns this particular Enzo either has a lot of money on his hands for repairs, hence the "TAXTHRICH" vanity plate, or he’s just certifiably nuts.

Granted, he agrees with us and has no problem giving the Enzo some runs on the road, but to turn it into a rally car and drift the heck out of it in gravel and muddy waters?

Now that’s just taking it too far. Imagine having to see some chipped paint on your multi-million-dollar supercar because some rocks and gravel got a little too close to it? That’s gonna cost a lot in repairs, buddy.

Then again, it’s his car and he’s free to do whatever he wants to do with it. And we thank him (or her) for the fine video of this thrashing.

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Ferrari F150 Will Deliver Nearly 1,000 Horsepower

Ferrari F150 Will Deliver Nearly 1,000 Horsepower

As expected, a hand-selected group of clientele got the first look at the upcoming Ferrari F150 — the successor to the Enzo supercar. While that is not huge news itself, there is some big news coming from the folks that attended the showing. We won’t get to see any images of the event, but we do get to enjoy the first details on the supercar’s final specifications.

According to people who actually saw the car at a private event in Maranello, the future F150 will be powered by a V-12 engine combined with the latest HY-KERS electric hybrid system for a total output of 950 horsepower. The next F150 will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds and to 124 mph in 7 seconds. It will peak out at an insane 229 mph.

The new Ferrari F150 will be limited to only 499 units and will be available in only three exterior colors. The supercar will be priced at €1.2 million (about $1.6 million at the current exchange rates) and its official debut will be made at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. It will the road in December 2013.

Excited yet? We sure are!

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Spy Shots: Ferrari F150 Testing on Public Roads

The chances to catch a supercar testing on public roads are pretty few, so when it happens, we get pretty excited. We are doubly excited when we are talking about an Italian supercar that everyone is anxiously awaiting. People may call it in different things — F70, F150, etc. — but we all know it as the new "Ferrari Enzo."

The new F150 — we strongly hope this won’t be the final name — will be powered by a 6.3-liter V-12 hybrid drivetrain dubbed the HY-KERS system. This system will deliver a total of 920 horsepower and will considerably improve the car’s performance numbers when compared to the original Enzo. For example, the sprint from 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) will be reduced by 10 percent to 6.5 seconds.

The new Ferrari F150 is expected to be unveiled in March at the Geneva Motor Show and when it hits showrooms, it will take on models like McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder. The only downside is that it will be limited to only 500 units.

As you can clearly see from the spy shots, the F150 is still not near completion, as it still features that odd-looking fascia, which looks almost like a largemouth bass about to gobble up a worm. The backside, on the other hand, looks like it is just some mild adjustments away from being in production form. With the Geneva Auto Show sneaking up, Ferrari needs to get this beast all wrapped up soon.

We’ll keep you updated!

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Next Ferrari Enzo will be heavily inspired by the 1963 250 LM

Until now, we have only seen prototype versions of the Ferrari Enzo successor and all of them featured an exterior design inspired by the Ferrari 458 Italia. New details, however, suggest that the model, which is internally known as the F150, will take its design inspiration from the 1963 Ferrari 250 LM (Le Mans).

The 1963 250 LM was supposed to be a successor to the 250 GTO. It was designed by Pininfarina and was offered with a mid-rear engine layout. Up front is pretty difficult to see any similarities between the new Enzo and the old 250 LM, but at the rear it is pretty clear that the F150 will feature the same bulging fenders and circular taillights as seen in the classic 250 LM.

The model will be presented this month to a very select range of customers and will make its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Ferrari will limit this much-anticipated supercar to only 500 units and it will be priced at about €1 million (about $1.3 million at the current exchange rates).

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A Fairly Accurate Ferrari Enzo Replica with Bimmer Power Hits Ebay

A Fairly Accurate Ferrari Enzo Replica with Bimmer Power Hits Ebay

Okay, if you have ever wanted to own a Ferrari Enzo, but just don’t have the $1 million, or more, in the bank needed to procure one, you may consider a kit car as a viable option. Well, kit cars, for the most part, share little with the car they are designed after and are typically powered by an engine that isn’t going to get you anywhere fast (See: Fieraris).

Sometimes, however, you come across a kit car that is about as close as you can get to the original at a relative bargain and we have one for you now. Straight off of the German subsite of Ebay (Ebay.de), we have a BFE-AE 750 – an Enzo lookalike – that also packs quite a punch with its 5.0-liter V-12 BMW engine that cranks out 400 horsepower and 500 Nm (368 pound-feet) of torque. Sure, that’s a far cry from the 660 horsepower and 657 pound-feet of torque the original Enzo made, but that’s enough to fool most people into believing.

Where this kit car really will fool people is from the outside, as it is literally identical to the Enzo, from a distance. The only flaws we can make out is the shape of the rear window and that the bodylines on the nose don’t quite match up to the body. It even has the Ferrari badges, which the poster wisely blacked out to avoid issues from German authorities that like to impound illegal kit cars.

Now, it loses us once you get inside, as you just cannot replicate the Enzo’s interior that closely. But, unless the person riding is lucky enough to have been inside a real Enzo (I sure haven’t) he would have no idea what it’s supposed to look like.

What really puts this over the top is that its current bid is only at €40,043.33 (about $52,800 at the current rates). The reserve hasn’t been met yet, but that number looks pretty promising that this may be a steal.

So hop to it if you’re in the market for a pretty sick kit car that actually has some cajones under the hood.

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Ferrari Reveals More Details On The Upcoming F150 Supercar

Ferrari Reveals More Details On The Upcoming F150 Supercar

Christmas is just a few days away and Ferrari decided to make us the coolest gift ever: more details on the upcoming Enzo successor - internally known as the F150. First, Ferrari offered full details on the powertrain system set to be used in the F150, a walloping 740-horsepower, 6.3-litre V12 engine introduced in the new F12berlinetta combined with the latest evolution of HY-KERS electric hybrid system that we first saw at the Geneva Show in 2010.

This new HY-KERS system has been described as a "performance enhancer" and Ferrari has promised it will shave about 10% off the car’s 0-200 km/h (124 mph) time. At the same time, emissions will be reduced by 40%. The new HY-KERS system will also enhance the supercar’s torque vectoring system, traction control and brake force distribution that will generate kinetic energy to charge the batteries.

Ferrari also paid lots of attention to the batteries used in this system so that the electric motor/ancillaries/battery unit will deliver a weight-to-power ratio of one.

As previously reported, the next F150 will feature a carbon-fiber monocoque. For its development, Ferrari used a total of four different types of carbon-fiber - all of them hand-laminated and the cured in autoclaves, resulting in an increased torsional rigidity of 27% and beam stiffness by 22% compared to the Enzo.

The next F150 will be as tall as the 458 Italia and the interior will be fully designed around driver. The model will be offered with fixed seat designed according to the customer’s dimensions and with an adjustable pedal box and steering wheel.

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2008 Ferrari Enzo ZXX by Edo Competition and ZR Exotics

2008 Ferrari Enzo ZXX by Edo Competition and ZR Exotics

One year ago, Zahir Rana’s Ferrari Enzo FXX went for a skinny dip straight into the Atlantic Ocean. Normally, a dive like that for an exotic car like this one would’ve been a death knell for the prized exotic.

But give credit to Rana, who refused to accept the death of his beloved Enzo FXX. Instead of letting rust ruin the Enzo, Rana had the supercar sent back to Edo Competition in Germany to have it completely restored.

After over a year of rebuilding the supercar, the result has finally been released.

Meet the Ferrari Enzo ZXX.

No official press release has been made regarding the reborn Enzo, although we do know based on previous information we’ve received that the car will now carry an output of 950 horsepower, 110 ponies more than what it used to had. To give the car a new shine, Edo Competition also added extensive modifications to the original bodywork, highlighted by a new front nose, added side air vents, LED lights on the front, and a new bespoke interior that probably wouldn’t want to get its digs wet this time around.

From a car that appeared to be headed to the yard, a whole lot of people contributed to somehow turn this project around. And might we say, the result is as breathtaking as it once was.

UPDATE 12/18/12: YouTube user keno0311 managed to take a video of the Enzo ZXX being started and ensuing revs that’ll ring your ears. Check out the video after the jump and remember, turn up the volume!

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Ferrari Releases a new Composite Chassis for Upcoming Hybrid Model in Paris

Ferrari Releases a new Composite Chassis for Upcoming Hybrid Model in Paris

So Ferrari really doesn’t have any new models to display in Paris, per se, but it still dropped a huge bomb on us all. We are already anticipating the new hybrid Ferrari in the coming years, but we’re not too certain exactly when to expect it nor are we too sure what it’ll look like.

We do, however, now know that this new hybrid will boast one of the most advanced chassis ever to grace the public roadways. Ferrari gathered up all of its data over the decades of racing it has done and managed to piece together a composite chassis that this upcoming hybrid will boast.

There are four different types of carbon fiber that make up this chassis and each layer is carefully hand laminated, then cured in autoclaves. The process starts simply with T800 carbon. Ferrari then carefully applies T800UD – carbon-fiber tape – over specific areas of the T800 to add a little strength. Engineers then manufacture the underbody and cross member from high-tensile carbon fibers (M46J). From there, the doors and other critical areas are formed from T1000 carbon-fiber – the same carbon fiber that graces the nose of F1 cars. Finally, the undertray is done up in carbon-fiber, but with one significant difference: a nice layer of Kevlar to prevent damage from projectiles.

In all, this advanced chassis development will save about 20 percent off of the Ferrari Enzo, the car this new hybrid is slated to succeed, even though the hybrid system adds significant weight. Last, this ultra-modern chassis will boast 27 percent more torsional rigidity and its beam stiffness will increase by 22 percent. This not only makes the car stronger, but it will also increase its handling capabilities.

It’s not too often that we can say a chassis makes us excited, but one this advanced certainly does. Plus, the video that Ferrari released regarding it is simply bad-ass.

Click past the jump to read Ferrari’s press release.

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Video: Ferrari Enzo Successor caught near Maranello

Video: Ferrari Enzo Successor caught near Maranello

The Ferrari Enzo’s successor - also known as the F70 - was recently caught warming up in the streets outside Maranello. Unfortunately, the sports car was still heavily camouflaged, but you can still get a glance of its aggressive look, which may come from the borrowed design elements from the 458 Italia and FF Berlinetta. Also visible in this video is the FXX-like rear-end. Ferrari has already stated that the supercar’s new design will be based on a "three arc" philosophy: the front arc is the tightest in diameter; the middle one is the largest; and the rear arc is somewhat larger than that in the front and extends rearward until it ends abruptly.

The future Ferrari F70 is rumored to get a 7.3-liter V12 engine combined with the company’s HY-KERS system for a total output of 1000 HP. Of course, these are just speculative numbers, but we can be sure that the end result will be just as dynamic as rumors are stating.

More details on the new Ferrari Enzo will be unveiled soon, so stay tuned!

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Video: Ferrari F70 captured prowling in its natural habitat

Video: Ferrari F70 captured prowling in its natural habitat

When an exotic animal somehow ends up on the streets, people run away from it. But when that exotic is a car in the form of the Ferrari F70, you can’t get your eyes off of it.

The official successor to the iconic Ferrari Enzo was recently spotted prowling the public roads in camouflage guise. Something about this car just renders people speechless. This two-minute-and-something video shows the F70 undergoing a series of test runs and while nothing has been finalized by Ferrari regarding the super-duper car, we’re no less excited to see the car grow from being just a rumor a few years ago to seeing something tangible getting a road shake-down.

The most recent rumors of the F70 has it being powered by a bi-turbo engine with the HY-KERS system and a four-wheel drive system, one that could produce an estimated 1,000 horsepower!

In terms of design, CarAndDriver recently reported that the F70 will be designed based on a "three arc" philosophy that involves the front arc being the tightest in diameter; the middle one being the largest; and the rear arc being larger than that in the front and extending rearward until it ends abruptly.

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Video: Three Ferrari Enzos warming up their engines

Video: Three Ferrari Enzos warming up their engines

This very cool video was recorded at the Ferrari Corse Clienti days at circuit Spa Francorchamps. There were tons of Ferrari Enzo FXX, 599XX Evo, and some former Ferrari Formula 1 cars at the event, but this video features three Enzo FXX warming up their engines before they go on the track.

We probably don’t have to tell you this, but you may want to turn up your volumes and sit back because the sounds from these engines are nothing short of spectacular.

As a reminder, the Ferrari Enzo FXX is powered by a 6,262 cc V12 engine that can punch out over 800 HP at 8,500 rpm. With this amount of power, the car can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and up to an impressive top speed of 217 mph.

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New Ferrari F70 spy shots hit the web

New Ferrari F70 spy shots hit the web

Amidst reports that the Ferrari F70 will deliver upwards of 1000 horsepower, a mule was recently spotted doing the rounds near the company’s Maranello factory. It was sporting minimal camouflage and the following two spy shots give us an indication of what the production car could look like.

Despite it being obvious that this particular test mule has loads of fake body panels on to try and deceive spy photographers, one clear detail which seems to have been retained from the Enzo are its upward-swinging doors based on the position of the door handles and the panel gaps from the door which stretch over half of the roof on either side.

Add to that the low hunkered-down look of this test car and it seems obvious that the new F70 will have similar proportions to the original Enzo albeit with vastly different body work in order to bring the retro looks of the Enzo into the modern world.

The images were first posted onto FerrariChat, and one forum member went on to speculate that an F70 with no camo will be previewed at a few very select events in the coming months, although we’ll have to take that information with a pinch of salt.

In saying that however, it wouldn’t surprise us if Ferrari did do so in order to drum up some customers for the F70 ahead of its rumored public release at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

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US to be 2014 Ferrari Enzo’s biggest market despite price hike over original

The Ferrari Enzo’s successor has been in the pipeworks for upwards of five years now and with its launch creeping closer and closer every day, additional details are being released frequently. The latest information to be released is in regards to sales of the car codenamed the ‘F70’ and just which markets Ferrari plans to targets with its latest halo car.

The U.S. has always been one of, if not the largest sales market for Ferrari. Ever since the brand’s inception in 1929, Americans have enveloped the Italian marque and as a result of this long history between duo, Ferrari aims to target the U.S. significantly. It also hopes it will be the car’s largest market when it goes on sale next year.

A company insider who was speaking to Bloomberg released the information as well as a few other juicy details including the new car’s rumored price of $850,000 in the U.S., which will put it right in the same realm as the incredible Porsche 918 Spyder. Even though the U.S. is said to be the F70’s largest market when deliveries begin in mid or late 2013, less than 100 units are expected to make their way here if the 399 units of the Enzo which were produced are a guide as to how many of its successor will be produced.

Ferrari expects the F70 to completely reshape the automotive industry as it should pave the way for other supercars to follow and if the rumors are to be believed, it’ll feature an incredible V12 engine pumping out 800HP by itself or 920HP when combined with the advanced KERS system.

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Abandoned Enzo in Dubai Heading to Auction

Abandoned Enzo in Dubai Heading to Auction

For those of us fortunate enough to live in the U.S. or U.K., we are all aware that there is no such thing as a debtor’s prison, regardless of what some overzealous collections agent trying to hit their monthly bonus number might say. Well, in Dubai things are a tad different, as people who cannot pay their debts get thrown into the slammer.

This results in expats that fall into debt problems in Dubai fleeing the country and leaving their indebted property to bake in the not-so-pleasant desert sun. That is exactly what happened in the case of this $1.6 million Ferrari Enzo. The British expatriate purchased this machine and, according to reports, ran into issues with traffic citations that he couldn’t afford, so he fled the country, leaving the Enzo to bake for about 20 months in a parking lot.

Dubai authorities finally found the vehicle and impounded it faster than it can hit 60 mph. Now this million dollar supercar is heading off to the Dubai police auction, along with 23 other luxury cars, and will like fetch a nice sum of money for the Dubai authorities. The other 23 cars have fines attached to them ranging from Dh98,300 to Dh100,000 ($26,766 to 27,229), meaning the highest total the fines can be is $626,267. It is more than likely that the Enzo alone will sell for enough scratch to cover that amount. Sounds like a sweet business move, huh?

How can they do this? Well, in Dubai, the police have the right to seize and auction any car that is abandoned for six months. Chances are, they focus mostly on luxury cars, leaving rotting and sunburned econo-boxes to continue to take on more sand and sunlight. But, who are we to judge?

So, if you would like to snag up a sunburned and sandblasted 1-of-399 Enzo, just head on over to Dubai and get a 30 day visitor’s visa (free for U.K. and U.S. passport holders), pay the Dh110 ($29.95) fee to get into the auction, and bid away.

UPDATE 04/30/2012: Sorry, folks, but this dusty Ferrari Enzo is NOT for sale. Dubai police have spoken to Emirates 24/7 and have stated that the cars "have been seized as part of evidence from various crimes such as robbery, and are not for sale."

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New Ferrari Enzo HY-KERS Hybrid will shave 3 seconds off the standard 0-124mph sprint time

A few weeks ago, we reported that the next Ferrari Enzo will be powered by the same V12 engine as the recently announced F12 Berlinetta. This engine will be combined with a 120 HP electric motor for a total output of 920 HP. Now for the better part of that announcement. When equipped with the new "HY-KERS" hybrid system, the future Enzo will shave three seconds off of the standard Enzo’s 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) sprint time of 9.5 seconds!

This blistering 0-124mph sprint time of 6.5 seconds will be obtained even though the new HY-KERS system adds 264 lbs to the car’s total weight. To compensate with the extra power, Ferrari will cut weight from the car’s chassis and powertrain by using the same grade of carbon fiber found in Ferrari’s F1 cars. Compared to a standard Ferrari model not equipped with this system, the future Enzo Hy-Kers will also decrease fuel consumption by about 40%.

"We are entering the market with our Formula One-derived hybrid system, which will slash fuel consumption and increase performance," Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa said in an interview with Automotive News.

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Zahir Rana's Ferrari Enzo XX Evolution close to being fully restored

Zahir Rana’s Ferrari Enzo XX Evolution close to being fully restored

The last time Zahir Rana was behind the wheel of his beloved Ferrari Enzo XX Evolution, he plunged it straight into the Atlantic Ocean at the Targa Newfoundland Rally late last year.

Since that fateful dive, the car has been in the care of Edo Competition, who was given the unenviable job of restoring the €2 million race car back to tip-top shape. After several months of intensive work, Zahir Rana flew from his home in Calgary to see that repairs for his pride and joy are nearing completion.

As a man with an insatiable thirst for speed, Rana asked the folks at Edo Competition to give his XX Evolution a complete styling and performance make-over. On the aesthetic front, the Enzo XX Evolution is expected to be given the styling treatment of the Ferrari FXX whereas the engine, which previously produced 840 horsepower, is now being modified to deliver a staggering 950 horsepower.

A few months ago, Rana’s Ferrari Enzo XX Evolution was swimming with the fishes in the Atlantic. Today, it’s nearing its full repairs and is poised to come back better and faster than ever.

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Next Ferrari Enzo will be powered by the same V12 engine as the F12

Next Ferrari Enzo will be powered by the same V12 engine as the F12

There have been all kinds of rumors about what kind of beast will power the upcoming Ferrari Enzo, starting with the first rumor of a turbocharged V8 engine and going up to a hybrid V12 engine. Now, MotorTrend is stating the engine will be the same 6.3-liter V12 found in the F12 Berlinetta. Sorry, F12 Berlinetta, but your reign won’t last long, because the future Enzo will end up being the most powerful Ferrari available with an incredible 920 HP.

This would mean that previous rumors stating the shared 6.3L V12 engine were correct, but output was miscalculated. The next Enzo - or F70 as it is codenamed - will get a tuned engine delivering 800 HP - and not 740 HP as in the F12. When combined with the 120 HP electric motor, the new Enzo will deliver a total of 920 HP. With a total weight of around 2550 lbs, the new Enzo will easily beat the Veyron’s 0 to 62mph sprint time of 2.46 seconds.

Expect to see the new Ferrari Enzo launched in March 2013 at the Geneva Motor Show. When it goes on sale, it will start off at about $700,000.

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Ferrari confirms future V12 hybrid

At the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari unveiled the Vettura Laboratorio HY-KERS - the company’s first attempt to create a hybrid vehicle. Now in an interview with Autocar, Ferrari boss Amedeo Felisa has confirmed that the Italian company is working on a V12 hybrid engine that will most likely make its debut in the upcoming Enzo. This hybrid engine comes as a followup to the V12 used in the new F12 Berlinetta, which Ferrari has called “the first in a new generation of V12s.”

"We will roll out new technology that is there first and foremost to introduce a green factor to our cars and ensure that we can keep our product where it is in terms of CO2."

According to Amedeo Felisa, this system won’t just be used to increase the total output, but will be a good way to save energy. The company’s new technology is expensive at the moment, but Ferrari hopes it will find a solution to reduce costs in the near future and use it for all Ferrari models.

"I’m not saying when, but it is possible that this technology will be on all Ferraris. It has been designed to fit all our future architecture, and if we go ahead it will be fitted as standard. It is not the sort of thing you offer as an option."

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Ferrari F70 to debut next year as the most powerful Ferrari in history

Ferrari F70 to debut next year as the most powerful Ferrari in history

Here’s the good news: When Ferrari promoted the new F12berlinetta as the most powerful Ferrari in history, they probably did so with a sly smile on their faces knowing that they’re producing another supercar that will put even the F12berlinetta in its place.

The highly-anticipated successor to the Ferrari Enzo, codenamed the ’F70’, is poised to carry a 7.3-liter V12 engine that will develop in excess of 800 horsepower, and one that will receive close to 120 horsepower courtesy of a hybrid system. Do your math and that’s around 60 ponies more than what the F12berlinetta is capable of.

Now for the bad news: For those expecting the Italian automaker to introduce the F70 this year - and really, all indications led to that happening - you’re going to have to wait a little while longer because according to Auto News Europe, Ferrari will hold off on the debut of the supercar until either the 2013 NAIAs or the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

The automaker still has plans to debut the car this year, but that will only be limited to a private unveiling with only a handful of VIP guests in attendance. Expect to be surprised when it comes to pricing because Montezemolo said: "We want to surprise people not just in terms of price but also with the car itself."

So there you have it, folks. The hype surrounding the F70 just got more interesting with the only caveat being that we’re going to have to wait a little longer to see the F70 in the flesh.

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New Ferrari Enzo to develop 920 HP?

New Ferrari Enzo to develop 920 HP?

When it comes to the highly-anticipated successor to the iconic Ferrari Enzo, there have been plenty of rumors circulating as to what the car is going to be all about. But today we have the best one for you: according to Autoweek the new supercar will develop an impressive 920 HP - making it a true competitor for models like the McLaren MP4-27 - the British successor for the McLaren F1 and the upcoming Porsche 918. And we also believe that the Bugatti Veyron should also have lots of reasons to fear, don’t you think?

But how is this possible? The new Enzo - or F70 as it is current known - will combine a 7.3 liter V12 engine with an output of 800 HP with a kinetic-energy-recovery system that will add another 120 HP for a total output of 920 HP. And considering that Ferrari has already announced a targeted weight of about 2500 lbs, we can only assume that the new Enzo will be as fast as hell.

But until we’ll have more details on the new Enzo stay tuned for the official unveiling of the new F620 GT.

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Video: Race the Base 2012 will feature race between Ferrari Enzo and CF-18 Hornet

Video: Race the Base 2012 will feature race between Ferrari Enzo and CF-18 Hornet

Very few vehicles can match up against the mighty Ferrari Enzo and hold their own against the Italian supercar. So to give the Enzo an even more interesting challenge, ZR Auto and the Canadian Forces are teaming up for the 2012 Race the Base event at CFB Cold Lake in Alberta, Canada.

Considered as the ultimate speed weekend for auto enthusiasts, Race the Base will feature the fastest street-legal cars in the world participating in some of the most extreme competitions spread out in five different categories, including fastest standing mile, ultimate top speed, road course challenge, a wet drift challenge, and a sure to be entertaining freestyle donut challenge.

In addition to that, one of the highlight events of Race the Base 2012 - the event is scheduled on August 24-25, 2012 - will be a race between the Ferrari Enzo and a CF-18 Hornet. For those that don’t know, a CF-18 Hornet is a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) fighter aircraft, based on the American McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet fighter). It is powered by two General Electric F404-GE-400 turbofans producing 16,000 lb-ft each.

We’ll be very interested to see how that race plays out and if we had a horse in this race, we’d be very weary putting some wood down on the Enzo, no matter how awesome it is.

Check out the preview video of Race the Base 2012!

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Crashed Edo Competition Ferrari Enzo FXX Evoluzione being prepared for track comeback

Crashed Edo Competition Ferrari Enzo FXX Evoluzione being prepared for track comeback

Back in September of 2011, an Edo Competition Ferrari Enzo FXX Evoluzione became the talk of the auto world after it plunged hood first into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean during its run at the Targa Newfoundland 2011.

As a result of its oceanic plunge, the Enzo suffered severe damages that shot up to over $100,000. But here’s where it gets interesting; 56-year-old supecar dealer Zahir Rana owns the aforementioned race car and has already brought the car back to Edo Competition in Germany to get it fixed and re-tuned to become bigger, better, and faster than what it previously was.

After all the work is done on the car, Rana plans on heading back to the Targa Newfoundland with his fully repaired Enzo boasting of even more power - a whopping 950 horsepower - than its previous 860-horsepower incarnation.

"Next year I’m going back again with twenty cars. All my friends and clients are now envious," Rana said. "I’m looking forward to it."

Certainly, Mr. Rana; you’re not the only one who’s looking forward to seeing the reborn Enzo in all its glorious power. Just be sure to keep on the road the next time.

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TopSpeed's Best of 2011: Famous Crashes of the Year

TopSpeed’s Best of 2011: Famous Crashes of the Year

Okay, so it may not exactly be appropriate to pick the best crash of the year, but considering many will be ringing in the new year in a drunken stupor, we think it best to remind everyone of the consequences of drinking and driving. Most of the drivers in the crashes we are featuring were not under the influence when these crashes occurred, but if these guys can get into a massive accident when they’re sober, chances are a drunk YOU will suffer consequences that are much worse.

This year actually brought out the worst in many drivers, some of which instigated accidents with multiple supercars, a vehicular dip into the Atlantic Ocean, and high speed rough and tumbles. Unfortunately, not all of these drivers survived these horrific crashes, which only drives home the point that we have to be extremely careful when operating our motor vehicles.

Remember to have a SAFE and fun New Year.

Hit the jump for the list of the most famous crashes of 2011.

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Video: A collection of supercars courtesy of the China Sportscar Club

Video: A collection of supercars courtesy of the China Sportscar Club

The Chinese automotive market is growing bigger by the day and automakers everywhere are taking advantage of this growing market by throwing a number of special editions their way. One type of vehicle that is ripping through the streets of China is the super car. Anything from Ferrari to Pagani to Lamborghini is making its way over to the land of Dragons and Emperors, and this video was created to show off a number of these vehicles.

Watching this video may incite some ever growing jealousy for the people lucky enough to get behind the wheel of these bad boys. The supercars are all part of the Chinese Sportscar Club (SCC), which got together on an airstrip to show off their rides. The list of the supercars is intense, including a Ferrari Enzo, a Pagani Zonda F/R and Cinque, a Mercedes SLR, a Mercedes SLS, a Ferrari F430, a Ferrari 458 Italia, tons of Lamborghini models, an Aston Martin, and our favorite, the Koenigsegg Agera.

The sheer monetary value of the collected supercars is enough to induce drool.

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Video: Supercar Parade in Los Angeles

Video: Supercar Parade in Los Angeles

What can be better than a supercar? The answer is quite simple: more supercars brought together! This video was shot during a "private" supercar rally and brings together some of the most amazing cars in the world.

In it, you will see the one-off Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster LP640 "Versace Edition", a Ferrari Enzo, Porsche Carrera GTs in black, purple, and gold, a Lexus LF-A, a Nissan GT-R, a Lamborghini Murcielago SV, a Mercedes SLR, a Porsche 911 Turbo, a Lamborghini Gallardo Balboni Edition, and well we could go on and on like this forever.

The first three minutes of the video will show an impressive supercar parade, but if you want to hear some wonderful exhaust music, fast forward up to the 3:30 mark. Our advice is for everyone to turn up their volume and enjoy! We can assure you that the video is worth every second!

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iPhone controlled Ferrari Enzo toy car

iPhone controlled Ferrari Enzo toy car

Impressive achievements haven’t been made just in the automotive industry, but also when it comes about toys. If until recently if we wanted to play with a toy car we needed a remote, now an impressive feature has been announced. Silverlit has released a special Ferrari Enzo Toy Car that is being controlled by iPhone.

The Enzo Toy is not only an impressive replica of the real car, but it has been developed in conjunction with an app for all mobile iOS devices. This application controls the car in the same way a joystick does. The toy car is capable of various speeds, has multi-racing steering, and sports head, tail, and turning lights. Communication between car and device is made possible through Bluetooth.

This kind of toy is recommended for ages 8 and up and is priced at $80. Next to the Enzo, Silverlit is offering a whole line of these remote controlled vehicles, called the Blue Sky Series.

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New details emerge behind Ferrari Enzo successor

The long-awaited successor for the Ferrari Enzo has the entire auto industry buzzing, simply because any vehicle set to follow the ’world’s most iconic car’ has some pretty huge shoes to fill.

Well, as early as now, we’ve gotten word on a few details surrounding the Enzo successor, some of which were confirmed by no less than company CEO, Amedeo Felisa.

According to Felisa, the Enzo successor will use a carbon fiber chassis - similar to the Enzo and another Ferrari supercar, the F50. In addition to that, the supercar will also feature a mid-mounted V12 engine that will be developed to produce insane performance numbers, even for the lofty standards of the Enzo.

The Enzo successor is set to make its debut in about a year’s time, which means that all of us have a little more than 12 months to get primed and ready for Ferrari’s new ultimate supercar.

Bugatti and Koenigsegg, you two have been warned.

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2011 Ferrari Enzo by ADV.1 Wheels

2011 Ferrari Enzo by ADV.1 Wheels

The Ferrari Enzo may be one of the few cars in the world that doesn’t need any modifications, as it looks absolutely stunning right off the assembly line. But as luck would have it, there are always a few tuners around that know just what accessories to add for that personal touch of awesome. And we have to admit little touches, like a new set of wheels, can make a big difference.

This special Ferrari Enzo has been equipped with a new set of ADV5.2SL wheels wrapped in Pirelli tires. For the wheel finish, ADV.1 used their popular polished gunmetal lip / matte black center combination. That’s it. Nothing else was touched, nothing else was fixed. It may be a small upgrade, but the black from the wheels does wonders to compliment the Ferrari’s luscious, red exterior paint job.

Maybe people are starting to take a step back from the Enzo as a show of respect for the dreadful fate experienced by ZR Auto’s Enzo which took a drive into the Atlantic Ocean recently.

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Living the dream

Auto valet systems are common in Europe and Asia, but have been slow to catch on in North America. This is the first one in Canada and I was lucky enough to be asked to drive a Ferrari California to demonstrate the system, ironically before I drove it, the California was not one of my favourite Ferrari’s, but it is now. I had to start the car over a hundred times and every time I did the roar from the V8 sent a shiver down my spine. The thrill of spending 14 hours with a Ferrari cemented my desire to own one and more importantly to make my TV show "First Rides" a reality. It’s all about exotic cars driving on the amazing roads of Canada’s glorious landscape. If you like Top Gear(UK) then "First Rides" will be right up your alley!

The first link is for the auto valet system, the second is a First Rides Teaser.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLu-eYxV26E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juHb4rEuGXo

Enjoy

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ZR Auto splashes Edo Ferrari Enzo into the Atlantic Ocean

ZR Auto splashes Edo Ferrari Enzo into the Atlantic Ocean

There are times when we look back on some of the pieces here and still get a chuckle over what some loony did to their supercar that the latter certainly didn’t deserve. Certainly, we haven’t forgotten the Veyron-diving episode from a couple of years ago; that memory’s still fresh on our minds.

Now, it looks as if a recent car crash will join Andy House - the man behind the Veyron - in the annals of all-time dumb car crashes.

This time, the dubious honor goes to Zahir Rana, the owner of the ZR Auto Dealership. We don’t know the full details of how it exactly happened, but apparently, Rana was behind the wheel of his EDO Competition Ferrari Enzo when the car all of a sudden made a dive straight into the Atlantic Ocean.

The race car was participating at the Targa Newfoundland 2011 when the whole debacle happened. We’ll try to find more details, but for now, we have these pictures of the car taking an unexpected dip in the Atlantic, as well as a video showing the entire incident down to the recovery of the Ferrari.

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Ferrari’s future revealed

Ferrari is burning the midnight oil, coming up with plans for the next couple of years. We already know we’ll be seeing the Spyder version of the 458 Italia at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, but it looks like future plans will produce a few other models to clean and freshen up the Italian automaker’s lineup.

The 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia Spyder will be powered by the same engine as the coupe while a retractable hard top will replace the canvas top offered on the 430 Spider - the model it replaces. Ferrari will be jazzing up the variants for this model in 2013 with a 458 Scuderia, followed by a refreshed model in 2014.

The first vehicle to follow the 458 Italia Spyder will be the replacement for the 599 GTB, codenamed the F152, which will make its world debut in March at the Geneva Motor Show. It will be a two-seat coupe with rear drive and a direct-injection V-12 longitudinal engine mounted in the front. Sales on the US market will begin by the end of 2012.

After the 599 GTB’s replacement has its time to shine, Ferrari will be readying up the successor for the Enzo, which will also debut in 2012. This vehicle will be an all-carbon fiber model powered by a new, normally aspirated V-12. It will herald weight-reduction and fuel-saving technologies that Ferrari plans to adapt to its entire range by the end of decade.

When 2013 hits, Ferrari will be ready with facelift versions for the California and the 458 Scuderia as well. This is where Ferrari’s revealed plans end, but we’ll keep digging to find out more so stay tuned!

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