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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.

United Kingdom
Autovia Limited
Back issues only
4 Issues

in this issue

1 min
the touch of a master

IS THE 308 GTB Leonardo Fioravanti’s finest design? He’s shaped plenty of iconic Ferraris that have a claim on that title: Daytona, Berlinetta Boxer, Testarossa, F40, 288 GTO… But while I see small things I don’t like in the others (too much exhaust visible under the Daytona, the BB’s nose being a touch too long, and so on), I struggle to fault the 308 GTB, from any angle. In this issue it’s fascinating to hear Fioravanti himself describe how he set about creating the 308 at Pininfarina, the origins and evolution of the concept, and how the execution of all the details was crucial. And also the one thing about it he’d change. In this job I’ve met a few designers and been privileged to watch, awestruck, as some of them sweep…

9 min
ferrari in lockdown as coronavirus bites

SUSPENDED All road car production & racing activities WITH ITS PRODUCTION LINES closed and motorsport activities suspended, Ferrari continued to find itself in uncharted territory in early April amid the Covid-19 outbreak. The pandemic has affected carmakers and suppliers worldwide, but Ferrari’s Maranello headquarters is right on the doorstep of the European epicentre for the coronavirus, and the effects have been profound. At time of going to press, Lombardy, which neighbours Ferrari’s home region of Emilia-Romagna immediately to the north, had accounted for the majority of Italy’s 115,000-plus cases and 14,000-plus deaths. In Bergamo, a city just over 100 miles from Maranello, the Italian army was helping to clear a backlog of coffins and enforcing a lockdown that extended nationwide and included a ban on social gatherings, non-essential business and even outdoors exercise. 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…

3 min
owners’ club rallies round

AS WITH MOST CLUBS and event organisers, the Ferrari owners’ club has had to rethink its events schedule for 2020. The club had postponed or cancelled several of its fixtures for the year as this issue of Enzo went to press, but all is not lost because at the time of writing it was hoped there would still be plenty to look forward to later in the season. It all depends on how the coronavirus situation develops, of course. The sad news was that one of the club’s flagship events, the National Ferrari owners’ Day that was set to take place on June 6, would now not be happening this year. The good news is that the club has already scheduled a date for next year and the event will now…

2 min

Giorgio Scarlatti photograph by Jesse Alexander £POA | faheykleingallery.com One of the most dramatic images captured by the camera of trackside shutterbug Jesse Alexander, this shows Scarlatti leaping from his burning Dino 246 S at the 1960 Nürburgring 1000km. The blaze, caused by fuel splashing onto the exhaust, gutted the car, but Scarlatti escaped with minor burns thanks to a quick-thinking official who tackled the flaming Italian and wrapped him in an overcoat. Tamiya 312T4 box art signed by Jody Scheckter £199.95 thesignaturestore.co.uk Given that it helped him win the F1 drivers’ title, Jody Scheckter probably remembers the rectilinear 312 T4 more fondly than we do, but not by much. This signed artwork takes us straight back to 1980 (Tamiya’s model came out the year after his title win) and a kitchen table covered in…

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…