This morning 10 am I walked in my Ferrari dealers room where the Enzo was already awaiting. I checked the car from outside, wheels (arches) engine room and front luggage room and from the inside with all those wonderful, clean details one only realized while having time to look at and digest. Firstly that Enzo is in a perfect state inside out. 8'800 km's on the clock, extremely weel taken care of...as new..as one would say.
The engined bay shows that beautiful 12 cylinder 6 litres engine, well loaded/embedded on those massive, broad longitudinal alluminium rims which work as a Chassis for the engine only (opposing to the F50 construction of fixing the engine directly into the carbon tub without any surrounding engine chassis). I was rather surprised how little space the front luggage room offers. Its about 1/10th. of the room of a 360 as the 3 tool boxes, including the wheel nut are already taking away about half of all luggage space. Now when I mention 3 toolboxes are half luggage room you easily see why people will probably not like your smell after a 3 day trip with the Enzo
. Ortherwise everything made inside and outside of the Enzo is extremely beautifully made. The Carbon structure is very beautiful and shows kind of latest generation technique in a impressive way. The door handles are positioned nicely and invisible under the edge of the door. The opening of the door is smooth, easy and beautifully to look at.
Once sitting in, the seats reminded me at the leather version seats of the Challange stradale, the belts were exactly the same as those of the stradale. I adjusted the drivers seat to my best position and realizied how neat and perfectly easy overseeable the whole instruments are arranged. The steering wheel was just perfect adjusted, only the side mirrors needed to be adjusted on the middle tunnel between driver and co-driver.
Everything else ready I pushed the starting knob (again to be found on the middle tunnel). The car started with a big wooooaaahhhm and idled loud with open exhaust for 20 seconds. After that the exhaust plates (?!) closes automatically and the car idles very smoothly and much more calmer. As the lenghts from the front nose edge to the front axle is large, the next thing was activating the adaptive front suspension and lift the car to be able to drive it out of the showroom to the public street. Interestingly if you drive the car down thru the gears to first gear and stay in first gear for a couple of seconds, the car will automatically change into neutral after about 5 seconds (probably to protect the clutch)
And so on I went for the next about 60 minutes to drive the Enzo on Autobahn and smaller streets.