In 2003, the Ferrari ENZO debuted as the Italian sports cars brand most extreme performance vehicle. The supercars model name was a tribute to Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the legendary Italian brand. Everything about the Pininfarina-designed ENZO was engineered to push the barriers of Ferrari performance. Evident in the front-end design of the Ferrari ENZO, Formula 1 technology greatly inspired the supercar.
Constructed using a carbon fiber monocoque, the ENZO featured a lightweight yet strong performance shape. In order to promote downforce and keep the car planted on the road, ground effects provided carefully controlled airflow. The four-wheel independent suspension system of the ENZO was supported by electronic adaptive dampers for superb high-speed handling. For stopping, carbon-ceramic disc brakes were part of a high-performance Brembo braking system. Developed for the Ferrari ENZO was an all-new 6.0-liter V-12 engine. Mounted in the mid-rear section of the ENZO, the twelve-cylinder powerplant generated 660 horsepower at 7,800 rpms. Facilitating the transfer of power from the engine to the rear wheels of this extreme Ferrari, a Formula 1-inspired six-speed, electro-hydraulic transmission allowed the driver to quickly change between gears. From a standstill, the Ferrari ENZO could acceleration to 62 miles per hour in 3.3 seconds. Maximum speed for the ENZO supercar has been rated at 218 miles per hour.
With an emphasis placed on true high-performance driving, the two-seat cabin ergonomics of the ENZO was extensively driver-focused. Carbon fiber was plentiful inside the Ferrari while aluminum switches and a steering wheel featuring a LED Rev indicator communicated the vehicles true nature. Purposely limited in production, Ferrari ENZOs were manufactured between 2002 and 2004. Only 400 examples of the Ferrari ENZO were created for the worldwide supercar market.