Enzo Issue 9

Enzo is an all-new quarterly magazine, dedicated exclusively to Ferrari… the road cars, the race cars, and the designers, engineers and drivers who have created the Ferrari legend. Every issue is packed with road tests of the latest models, epic drive stories, track tests of iconic racers, tales from the past, and interviews with the leading personalities in the Ferrari world.

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9 min
berlinetta boxer

In the last issue we ran a buying guide on the 365 GTB/4, more usually known as the Daytona. And now, with a pleasing sense of chronology (we don’t just throw this magazine together, you know) we turn the spotlight on the car that in 1973 replaced it as Ferrari’s production flagship, the Berlinetta Boxer. So we’ll start with that name – because it marked a significant change of direction for Maranello. After a quarter of a century spent building road cars that had their cylinder banks arranged in a ‘V’, Ferrari switched to having them horizontally opposed for its new super-sports car. Now, engineers will tell you that very few ‘flat’ engines are actually true ‘boxers’ and the BB’s flat-12 was more accurately a V12 with the angle between the banks…

9 min
stable mates

When it comes to Ferrari’s current racing activities, the F1 team tends to steal almost all of the limelight. If a team happens to be the foundation stone of the Formula 1 World Championship, that’s to be expected. But in recent seasons it’s Maranello’s Competizione GT racing programmes that have quietly gone about their business, enjoying the greater and more consistent success. Since 2016, it’s the 488 GTB that has formed the Competizione GT racing platform. With derivatives ranging from close-to-production Challenge cars running in Ferrari’s own highly successful one-make series, to the 488 GT3 built for customer teams to race in national and international championships, right up to the 488 GTE factory entry in the World Endurance Championship’s GTE-Pro class, the 488 has proved as adaptable as it is competitive. As…

2 min
club’s red letter days

NOW THAT IT’S THE HEIGHT of midsummer, the season is in full swing for the Ferrari Owners’ Club of great Britain. already this year, many hundreds of members have created memories of a lifetime with social and motorsport events, along with drives out into the country. As i write, the world’s biggest classic car event is fast approaching. the Silverstone Classic runs from Friday July 26 to Sunday 28 and, among the dozens of clubs and thousands of cars taking part, right in the middle of it all will be the Ferrari Owners’ Club with its 150-strong display of cars spanning more than half a century. the club would love to see you there, so if you’re going, be sure to say hello. The Silverstone Classic falls slap bang in the middle…

25 min
special forces

Top of the list of things I don’t want to hear at 4.15am is my alarm clock. Today, a very close second is the heavy patter of raindrops. That was emphatically not in the forecast. Judging from the demeanour of our guest house owner, I’m guessing that a new entry at the top of her own personal list is the high-idle drone of five flat-plane-crank V8s warming up at 5am. Still, one person’s cacophony is another’s amazing, laugh-out-loud, close harmony quintet. A gentle, warming trundle through the sleeping town pops us out onto the smooth, glistening sweep of the bypass. In the darkness, I’m tracking the glow of four pairs of round tail-lights, a feature that has been a constant of the mid-engined V8 model line. With the exception of the…

9 min
painting with, pixels

As March turned to April in 1964 and the 48th running of the Targa Florio drew near, two topics dominated conversation in bars across Sicily: Enzo Ferrari’s decision to skip the race, and Carroll Shelby’s determination to win it. Enzo was on less than friendly terms with both the FIA and the Italian government at the time (the latter owed him more than 200 million lire under a scheme designed to support companies making products for export), but he had chosen to sit out the Targa Florio for practical rather than political reasons. The poorly surfaced roads of the 72km circuit routinely wrecked even the best-prepared cars, and with the Formula 1 season and the 24 Hours of Le Mans just around the corner, the competition mechanics at Maranello were already…

2 min
scuderia ferrari hits 90

IT’S 90 YEARS since Enzo Ferrari founded his eponymous racing team, and the landmark is being celebrated with a fabulous display of racing machinery at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello. Enzo formed Scuderia Ferrari in November 1929 to provide cars – usually Alfa Romeos – to the most skilled gentlemen drivers of the day, among them Tazio Nuvolari, who gave the marque its first win at the Trieste-Opicina hillclimb. Many more victories would follow, in the Mille Miglia and Targa Florio, at Le Mans, Daytona and spa, and of course in F1. The cars on display go right back to the alfa 8C 2300 spider, the very first car to sport the Prancing Horse as part of its livery at Le Mans in 1932, and come right up to date with the…