Supercar crashes aren’t uncommon… but when they involve a particularly rare red Ferrari, petrol heads the world over gather to mourn to loss of yet another Italian exotic. What you see in the photo (above) is a particularly heartbreaking site.
The (crashed) Ferrari was once a $1 million Ferrari Enzo, one of the rarest and most sought after supercars on the planet! Dubbed by Motor Trend Classic as one of the “Greatest Ferrari’s of All Time”, the Enzo had a limited production of just 400 units. This particular Enzo is now up for auction with the current bid sitting at $376,000. The 2003 model, 6-liter V12, shows just 2000 miles on the odometer.
A recent story published on Yahoo revealed it wasn’t the owner, but actually a mechanic who banged-up this prancing horse in an attempt to tame all 660hp. The car reportedly spun out of his control leading to a rear end collision, seriously damaging the undercarriage. The repair bill has been estimated to be somewhere in the region of $870,000.
In 2002, Ferrari raised the bar for supercars when it unveiled the Enzo at the Paris Motor Show.
Designed by Ken Okuyama, the Japanese former Pininfarina Head Designer, it was developed to replace the iconic Ferrari F40 and its younger brother the F50. The Enzo, or F60, as it was called during production was developed using an extensive amount of Formula One technology. It was one of the first production cars to debut the ‘launch’ technology that saw it boast a 0 to a 100 km/h time of just 3.7 seconds.
Ferrari were so proud of it, they christened the F60 the ‘Enzo’, after the Founder of the company himself.