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Enzo Issue 4

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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Dennis Publishing UK
Frequency:
Back issues only
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4 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
superfast by name…

HOW FAST is the Superfast? One of the fastest road cars I’ve ever driven, for sure, up there with the McLaren F1, ahead of any Lamborghini. And in the same way that 500bhp-per-ton is somehow a more epic experience in a car weighing 1500kg than a car weighing 500kg, so the GT shape of the front-engined Superfast makes its brutal acceleration even more shocking than it would be in a low-slung, mid-engined supercar. I’ve never seen evo contributor, Enzo assistant and one-time 600bhp Skyline owner Tim Milne speechless, but he was after a blast in the passenger seat of the Superfast. It’s not just the stunning acceleration, how it ramps up as the revs climb and seems undiminished by upshifts – the wailing, furious, 9000rpm soundtrack (think ’80s F1 car) also…

5 min.
extreme machine

News, analysis and events THIS IS THE PISTA, the new 488 that brings the roll-call of lighter, faster, sharper, mid-engined V8 Ferraris bang up to date. It has a lot to live up to, the line of previous ‘special series’ cars including 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia and 458 Speciale (see page 15) but all the signs are that the 488 Pista will be every bit as intoxicating as its predecessors The stats for the regular 488 GTB are none too shabby, of course – 661bhp, 0-62mph in 3.0sec and a top speed of 205mph – and it drives superbly. As with its forebears, the objective with the Pista was straightforward enough: turn everything up to 11, especially driver engagement. It’s hard to escape the feeling that the engineers’ targets might have been…

3 min.
bloodline

348 GT Competizione (1993) Special series forerunner. The regular 348 wasn’t the most promising starting point, but homologation for GT racing transformed it. Extensive use of Kevlar and carbonfibre meant it was a substantial 190kg lighter and, with the 315bhp version of the standard car’s 3.4-litre engine, its power-to-weight ratio matched the later F355’s. Inside, bright red fireproof material over heavily bolstered carbon seats and drilled aluminum pedals gave a track-flavoured ambience. On the move, stiffer suspension, unassisted steering, shorter gearing, a competition clutch and bigger brakes with no ABS made it properly engaging. Just 50 were built, making it one of the rarest – and most underrated – road-going Ferraris. The template was set. ENGINE V8, 3404cc MAX POWER 315bhp @ 7200rpm MAX TORQUE 239lb ft @ 5000rpm WEIGHT c1280kg POWER…

1 min.
spirit of the ’60s

THE INAUGURAL RUNNING of the Ronnie Hoare Trophy kicked off the 76th Members’ Meeting at a very chilly Goodwood on March 17. Named after the founder of Maranello Concessionaires, the new addition to the programme is not exclusively for Ferraris but for production-based, closed-cockpit sports and GT cars ‘in the spirit of the Goodwood Members’ Meetings of 1960-1966’. It looked as if the win might go, appropriately enough, to Vincent Gaye’s beautiful and finely driven 275 GTB/C (shown), pursued for much of the race by the SLR-Morgan of James Bellinger. But, after a tentative start from pole, the win was taken in impressive style by James Cottingham in a Porsche 904, who remarked afterwards that it would have been good for a Ferrari to have won. Cottingham dedicated his win…

2 min.
monte magic

THE ENTRY LIST for the unique Ranudo Padre-Figlio regularity rally in October just gets better and better. The Ferrari-only event, which is based out of Monte Carlo, is for father-andson teams and has already attracted a stellar list of entries, including a LaFerrari, F50 and F12 TdF, 288 and 599 GTOs, a 250 GT California SWB and a Portofino. So if you have one of those and you fancy taking part, you’ll have to find another Ferrari, because only one of each model is permitted! The rally takes place on October 19-21, exploring some of the finest roads in the Monte Carlo region, which is, of course, home to a number of classics routes, including the Col du Turini and the Route Napoleon. Any team can win, the regularity format placing…

3 min.
old gold

TIME HEALS ALL WOUNDS and all that, but two months on from Artcurial’s Paris auction we’re still a bit sore that we did not get the chance to admire the 1964 Le Mans-winning 275 P in person. Our plans for a date with chassis 0816 were scuppered not by some diary clash or a missed train, but because the car was suddenly withdrawn from sale by the heirs to Pierre Bardinon’s great collection of Ferraris. The ‘ongoing proceedings surrounding the estate’ cited by Artcurial are no doubt labyrinthine… With or without the 275 P, the event was always going to be a success thanks to a brilliantly varied catalogue (we especially liked the 1930 Chenard & Walcker 1500 Type Y8 Tank and the Vanvooren-bodied 1928 Avions Voisin C11), and nine of the…