Enzo Issue 12

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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8 min
the art of speed

‘Just as one can compose colors, or forms, so one can compose motions,’ said Alexander Calder, the jolly American best known for his kinetic sculptures. The year was 1932 and the work Calder was discussing was his own, but today his words serve as a helpful introduction to the art of John Ketchell, painter of speed. ‘I like painting anything that goes fast,’ John tells me. ‘Aircraft, horses, whatever. But cars are the thing I really love. I can’t stand doing paintings of still cars. I always try to introduce a bit of movement.’ Like Calder, who quipped that all his fan-mail came from children under the age of six, John has a tendency to make light of his talent. Stand in front of a canvas such as Record Breaker, which shows the…

3 min
on with the show

ONLY A COUPLE OF MONTHS back, even the gloomiest market forecast would not have factored in a global pandemic and a resulting recession, and yet here we are. Indeed, as recently as a few weeks ago it was business as usual for the auction houses, with Gooding & co, Bonhams and RM Sotheby’s all enjoying fruitful trips to Amelia Island at the beginning of march. There was less traffic in the marquees than in years past, but the sell-through rate for all three auctions combined was 87 per cent, and 22 of 26 Ferraris found a new home. Of those, 11 made the expected money and eight more sold within 10 per cent of the low estimate. a 1993 512 TR reckoned to be worth $150,000-200,000 brought $229,600, and a barely used…

7 min
gripping yarns

The fact that modern supercars can be placed in the hands of merely competent drivers is all down to chassis electronics. What would once have been wildly excessive amounts of power and torque can now be very finely controlled, and, such is the sophistication of their modelling, they can even help well beyond the limit of grip. Given time, a chunk of space and an inexhaustible supply of tyres, we could all probably master the art of drifting the 789bhp, rear-wheel-drive 812 Superfast. In its regular mode, the Superfast will save you from mishaps in everyday situations, inhibiting wheelspin to maintain traction no matter how clumsy you are with the throttle, and keeping to the steered line if you come into a turn a bit too fast or find reduced grip.…

11 min
hyper hybrid

On another day, or in another world, these words would have described what it was like to drive another near-1000bhp hybrid Ferrari hypercar. But then Covid-19 reared its corona-crowned head and the already-once-postponed launch of the SF90 Stradale was kicked into the run-off area once more. Even so, it is hard to imagine how that hybrid could even have come into existence had it not been for this one. Without wishing to sound like a Blue Peter presenter hastily whipping out some pre-prepared pie from the oven and announcing ‘here’s one we made earlier’, the legacy of the LaFerrari in the SF90 is clear to see. In the seven years that now separate Ferrari’s first two hybrids, the lessons learned from the first project have turned a £1.2 million, 950bhp hypercar…

1 min
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10 min
nowhere else but monza

The 1988 Italian Grand Prix was notable for a few things, not least the genesis of an all-new supercar the likes of which the world had never seen. Waiting for a delayed flight at Linate Airport, the technical director of one the world’s greatest race teams, his team principal and sundry other executives sat around mulling over the idea for a road car with three seats and a central driving position. And were this magazine called ‘Ron’ rather Enzo, I might be tempted to extemporise further on the story of Gordon Murray’s McLaren F1 that, six years later, changed the supercar rules for good. But even in this story Murray, McLaren and Ron Dennis are essential components because, with a few others including chief designer Steve Nichols and engine supplier Honda,…