Ferrari Enzo

The decision to designate this car after founder Enzo Ferrari comes during a period of great achievement for the Company and is a tribute to his enduring vision: the synergy between racing and exclusive, technologically advanced road car production.

The body is strikingly similar to the Pininfarina designed Rossa concept which debuted last year. Pininfarina have designed this car such that no rear wing is neccessary. The undertray and front ducts generate sufficient downforce to keep the Enzo stable up to speeds of 220mph.

On the Enzo, the aerodynamic load and balance can be modified on the road by means of a pair of flaps positioned in the front slides and a rear spoiler.

The engine of the Enzo Ferrari is a 12-cylinder normally aspirated unit in a 65 V, with a completely new design, based on experience gained in Formula 1.

The timing gear features 4 overhead camshafts, direct valve control and hydraulic tappets. It is belt-driven, with central transmission on triple gearing. The timing of the inlet and exhaust manifolds is continuously variable, thanks to the intervention of the four variable advances activated by the engine control unit throughout the field of operation via a high pressure hydraulic system.

The variable geometry inlet manifold is also borrowed from Formula 1, with a system of small telescopic pumps activated by hydraulic actuator, that allow the power and peak torque values to be maximised.

The gearbox unit was developed only in a Formula 1 version, with an electrohydraulic system to activate the gearbox and clutch. Gear changes are managed electronically, activated by paddles positioned behind the steering wheel, on the basis of engine torque and vehicle dynamics.

The Enzo has independent front and rear suspension with articulated double wishbones, and antidive-antisquat geometries to limit pitching during the transfer of longitudinal loads. Combined with this suspension layout, an adaptive set-up was adopted for the Enzo, based on a system of continuous control of the dampers.

The Enzo Ferrari project is the first example of the complete integration of vehicle control systems. Engine, gearbox, suspension, ABS/ASR, and aerodynamics all interact to guarantee the optimisation.

The way the systems interact depends on the driving mode that the driver chooses. The Enzo offers several set-ups: Sport, Race or no ASR.

The production version of Enzo was officially be presented at the Paris Auto Show on September 26th 2002. The car brings Ferrari's most advanced technology, directly derived from Formula 1, to the road. The Enzo represents the ultimate expression of technological transfer from F1 to Ferrari's road-going GTs. This concept has always benefited from Ferrari's racing experience at the highest level.

Facts & Figures

Production Numbers Still in Production
Production Period 2002 - Present
Chassis Number Range ?
Body Style 2 seater sports coupe
Construction Closed 2 seater (Pininfarina design) - carbon fibre and aluminium honeycomb
Weight Empty 1255 kg
Body Size W : 2035 mm, H : 1147 mm, L : 4702 mm, Wheelbase : 2650mm, tracks : 1660 mm (F), 1650 mm (R)
Engine Model F140A 65° V12
Engine Displacement 5988cc - bore 92.0 mm, stroke 75.2 mm
Compression Ratio 11.2 : 1
Ignition ?
Spark Plugs ?
Cooling ?
Lubrication ?
Clutch ?
Engine Power 660 bhp at 7800 rpm (= 110.2 HP/litre)
Engine Torque 484.6 lb ft at 5500 rpm (67 kgm)
Transmission 6 Semi-automatic gears
Reduction Ratios ?
Final Drive ?
Fuel Capacity 110 litres
Suspension (Front) Independent suspension - double wishbones
Shock Absorbers (Front) Adaptive dampers
Suspension (Rear) Independent suspension - double wishbones
Shock Absorbers (Rear) Adaptive dampers
Wheels F : 9J x 19, R : 13J x 19
Tyres Bridgestone tubeless radial tyres, F : 245/40 ZR19, R : 345/35 ZR19
Brakes 4 Brembo self-ventilating discs
Steering Rack and Pinion
Electrical System ?
Maximum Speed 217.5 mph / 350 kph (Source: Factory Claim)
Acceleration (0-30 mph) ?
Acceleration (0-60 mph) 3.65 seconds (Source: Factory Claim)
Acceleration (0-100 mph) ?

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