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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.

United Kingdom
Autovia Limited
Back issues only
4 Issues

in this issue

1 min
red lines

Special by name… We have some generous readers to thank for helping us bring together a test that we’ve been wanting to do ever since the 488 Pista landed: all the special series v8s. I have great memories of each model, having been lucky enough to drive them all when they were brand spanking new. all apart from one, the 348 GT Competizione, the first of the line, and the rarest. It’s a model that Ferrari didn’t make a fuss about here in the UK, though had we driven it new we wouldn’t have been so surprised at how good the subsequent F355 was. In hindsight, it’s odd that Ferrari didn’t make a special series version of the F355; there was a one-make Challenge racer, after all. Continuing the strong v8 theme…

8 min
sf90 stradale: the hyper hybrid

‘SF90’s hybridisation is less about economy and emissions and more about maximising performance’ SKIP OVER a couple of details and the SF90 Stradale sounds like the sort of Ferrari that those predicting the demise of drivers’ cars and driving for pleasure have been expecting. It’s Ferrari’s first PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle), its first four-wheel-drive sports car, is built on a new ‘multi-material’ platform and has completely new driver interfaces. The main detail that’s missing is that, as well as an electric drivetrain, the SF90 also has Maranello’s most powerful V8 ever, all 769bhp of it. And this, when added to the electric power, gives a total of almost 1000bhp, making the SF90 Ferrari’s most powerful road car ever. It’s Ferrari’s fastest road car ever, too, shading even the LaFerrari; it takes…

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…

1 min
historic motoring awards

NOW IN THEIR ninth year, the Historic Motoring awards are the most prestigious in the industry, recognising all that is exceptional in the international classic automotive world. Held on the October 17 at the stunning rosewood Hotel London, this year’s distinguished gala night will see the celebration of a broad range of categories, selected by the experts at Octane magazine and an international panel of judges. among them will be the Enzo award for outstanding achievements in the Ferrari world. the evening will be hosted by broadcaster and Formula 1 pundit Steve rider. To make sure you’re there to enjoy a fabulous night of celebrations, book your tickets now by visiting historicmotoringawards.co.uk or emailing sophie_Valentine@dennis.co.uk…

3 min
the value of hard work

THE MAN BORN Andreas Nikolaus Lauda would have been perfectly content to go through life as ‘Niki’, but for much of his Formula 1 career he had to put up with ‘The Rat’ (‘A marketing guy thought of it because of my teeth,’ he recalled, wearily) or ‘The Computer’. If anything, the latter was more insulting than the former, implying a certain imperturbability, yes, but also painting him as a bloodless data-processor lacking the instinct of other racers on the grid. This was bunk, but his talent seemed to be diminished in the eyes of some by his unfashionable professionalism. Unlike many other gifted drivers, Lauda was prepared to work at the business of going fast – in the garage, on the test track, and with whichever team gave him the best…

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…