Ferrari Enzo Review

Posted on 04. Jan, 2004 by in Auto News

It features a Ferrari Enzo to be quick, a "slow supercar" is also an oxymoron as a "fast moped". They also expect that an Enzo his temper; Ferrari freely admits that are after delivery mechanical malfunctions is an integral part of the development process. But above all, you expect it to be beautiful. Think of it this way: if the $ 650k Enzo was not pretty, everyone who saw it would keep the owner of a fool.

Benny Caiola, Jr. is no fool. To say that, would you give your Ferrari Enzo with a stranger? Before you answer, consider this: the New York real estate developer owns two of them. And F40, F40LM, F50, 333SP, 512BB, 575M, 456, 355, Dino, four 360s, a Lamborghini Diablo and Murcielago, Pagani Zonda, Porsche GT2 and Aston Martin Vanquish. So even if a journalist somehow carved its place in automotive infamy, Benny would not … by bus

Anyway, as I approached Benny's Enzo, I respect the man's taste. Embedded with the exception of its round taillights and the prancing horse emblem on the back mesh, the Enzo is not a single design cue shared with his predecessors. But it is unmistakably Ferrari. The F1-style nose gets all the press, but it's the Enzo is a blend of exquisite details and balanced proportions that creates their brand-specific charisma. To say the result is aesthetically pleasing as is said Enrico Caruso was a melody.

The Enzo tune begins with a ferocious bark. Ferrari largest V12 (in a car) done quickly in a quiescent state with so much low frequency bass swear an alien mother ship hovering overhead would. The cockpit eight steering wheel-mounted buttons, seven rev lights, oversized analog speedometer and tachometer, illuminated digital display, traditional column stalks and bat-eared foxes paddles present a formidable challenge to a human operator. Fortunately, the carbon fiber seats a comfortable perch, sort out from everything.

Before I leave Benny ride, I'm surprised by the delicate reactions Enzo. Threaten the slightest touch on the left pedal and 15 "carbon-ceramic brakes for me to hurl through the windshield. The least input on the bike and we meant in a different direction. Sure, luck the days when driving a Ferrari rings with unruly mechanics in the world's fastest sauna with the passing of Enzo namesake. ended Ferrari's latest and greatest a finely balanced precision instrument that you do not pay anything except money for the privilege.

In fact, the Enzo has proven itself as a happy Trundling in the city as a big-engined Beemer. With 485 ft. lbs. Torque on tap, there's never a question of hopping bunny or hunting for the right gear. Parking is a bitch, and luggage space, what you put in your pocket is limited, but the Enzo-use dynamics at sub-warp speeds make it a viable – if surprising – daily driver. When Benny shows on the Hutchinson River Parkway onramp, the expression on his face tells me ambling past time …

The moment I enter the Enzo go-pedal a shove, the two-seater 660hp before shoots with all the genetic imperative of a race horse bolting from the starting blocks. The thrust is so explosive I'm fighting for my exact role in the process to assess. Instinct tells me they tap into third gear before the 48-valve engine blows, and avoid solid objects. Five seconds later, I managed to calm things down, a subjectively set 150 mph.

When I get to ride into hyperspace, the traffic still not fast enough out of the way – literally. Over time, a driver watches the Enzo the yellow bow in her rearview mirror, I'm already waiting for them to move over. To take as a result, I drive the Enzo in a series of full-bore sprints on a new meaning with the words "in gear acceleration." Note while the engine is not nearly as loud as an F50, F14 is neither a. Let's just say what the Enzo soundtrack lacks in volume it makes in drama. You might want to know how a Ferrari Enzo handles in the corners. So I. When I would ask Benny, me directly to a corresponding winding road, he invites me to lunch. Oh well. Suffice to say, nothing "the Hutch" could throw at Enzo – off camber bends, broken pavement, lunatic SUV drivers – the car could slip disturb poise, at speeds well beyond the law and logic. It feels light, strong and right.

When we returned to the villa Caiola head, I try to understand what just happened. I am thrilled to have large seat has time in a Enzo. But more than that, I am relieved that the super sports car lived up to all my expectations. The Ferrari Enzo is both Beauty and the Beast.