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Enzo Issue 5

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

2 min
boxer? it’s a knockout

THE BERLINETTA BOXER has always had a bit of a reputation for being something of a handful at the limit, and it’s easy to appreciate why this might be. by design, its flat-12 engine had a low centre-of-gravity but it was then mounted on top of the gearbox, placing it high in the car. Get that mass moving as you pushed the tail out, and it would want to keep moving, even if you backed off. in fact, backing off would probably be the worst thing to do. All this was in my mind when i was lucky enough to get my first chance to drive a bb, way back in 1995. on reflection, it was probably not a great example. i didn’t push it but i didn’t warm to it…

3 min
supercars to order

‘There are hints of Stratos, though the inspiration is said to be the F40’ When you Want a Ferrari but you want to stand out from the Ferrari crowd (such as it is), who you gonna call? Special Projects. this is the department Ferrari launched a decade ago to give clients the opportunity to personally shape a car, and the results – to judge by those that have been revealed publically – have been never less than intriguing. The latest example, dubbed SP38, is based on a 488 and, as with the more handsome one-offs, looks as though it could have been one of the concepts Ferrari considered before settling for the 488 as we know it. there are hints of Lancia Stratos, though the inspiration is said to be the F40,…

2 min
488 evoluzione hit by ‘bop’

‘Ferrari brought a fantastic car to le mans, but we were unable to compete. It doesn’t seem fair’ The 86Th 24 hours of le mans proved frustrating for af Corse and its trio of ferrari 488 GTe evoluziones. British driver sam Bird praised the latest evo updates to the car, but criticised Balance of Performance (BoP) regulations, which aim to create a level playing field in each class by adjusting weight and power outputs. ‘The new evo kit has really helped transform the 488 and its handling. It’s a superb car,’ said Bird. ‘It has very little understeer, the rear of the car is pretty nailed, it’s nice and smooth under braking and the downshifts are much better this year. everybody has put in some great work to get to this stage,…

1 min
trophy engines

FERRARI HAS BEEN collecting yet more silverware for its engines at the international engine Of The Year awards. This was the 20th year of the awards and not only did Ferrari pick up a record six accolades but one of them was for the ‘Best of the Best’, the 68 international judges naming the 3.9-litre, twin-turbo V8 fitted to the 488 and other V8 models (above) as the greatest of all the winners of the last 20 years. The V12 from the 812 superfast won two awards, for best engine over 4 litres and best new engine, it being 75 per cent new in enlarged 6.5-litre, 789bhp form for the superfast. Dino cranks… SUPERFORMANCE, THE INDEPENDENT Ferrari parts specialist, has commissioned a batch of new crankshafts for the dino 246. ‘We recognised…

1 min
in brief

MONTE MAGIC The ranudo Padre-Figlio regularity rally in October is still taking entries. The Ferrari-only event, based out of Monte Carlo, is for father-and-son teams and has already attracted a stellar list of entries, including a LaFerrari, F50 and F12 TdF and 288 and 599 GTOs. Only one of each model is permitted, and the rally takes place on October 19-21. To find out more, email questions@happyFewracing. ‘PILOTI’ 488 PISTA Ferrari chose Le Mans to launch a ‘Piloti Ferrari’ version of the new 488 Pista. The new limited edition marks the 488 winning the 2017 World endurance driver and manufacturer titles and will be available only to customers who are part of the company’s motorsport programmes. along with its special livery and matt carbon trim, it can be personalised with a race number,…

4 min
summer blockbuster

BIG AUCTIONS THESE DAYS tend to be held alongside big events. it’s a mutually beneficial arrangement, but in almost all cases the event remains, in the parlance of boxing promoters, the a-side. every once in a while, though, the auction tent becomes the main attraction… At goodwood Festival of speed in 2013, Fangio’s Mercedes-Benz W196R caused more excitement than any car on the hill, and made £19,601,500 when it crossed the block. a year later it was unseated as the most expensive car sold at auction by 250 gto chassis 3851gt, which changed hands for $38,115,000 at Bonhams’ Quail Lodge event and made headlines around the world. in 2015, Rétromobile became the artcurial show as the auction house offered dozens of crowd-pleasing barn-finds from the long-neglected collection of Roger Baillon. All of…