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I recently read that all enzo's must be shipped back to Italy for repairs
at the owner's expense. You would think for what they cost they could
have a repair center in the states.
 

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I sure hope regular maintenance is different than some unusual repairs, because it would suck to have to ship it back to the factory for that purpose.
 

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haven't heard about this one yet
but i know for certain that maintenance can be done at the dealership, they already have the special oil needed for the enzo in stock
 

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Some repairs can be done at the dealership. The yellow one I got to photograph was in to have it's brakes and rotors redone. The owner and/or his son smoked them at Virginia International Raceway shortly after taking delivery.
 

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smoked the brakes????

do you know how hard that is on an enzo??
even on the stradale that's very difficult because of those ceramic brakes
 

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They were doing some VERY fast lap times and getting on the brakes a little too late so they had to hit them a lot harder than was really needed. Net effect is they ended up warping the rotors and wearing down the pads a lot sooner than intended.
Great, extremely fast times though. Especially for a car they had basically just gotten and were not used too.
 

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2 months ago i was talking to a couple of stradale owners who had been driving their new toys on Magny Cours.
they both said that the car was unbelievably fast and that the best thing was the brakes.
they could brake a lot later, just slam them and they would keep on working, also after several fast laps, when usually the normal brakes start to fade, they didn't feel a single problem.

was that enzo test drive by a pro driver?? and do you happen to know where it was?
i would love to find out more.
but it was more a problem with the pads instead of the disc then?
 

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That is not true. Every dealer has to send a mechanic to the factory for training before the Enzos were introduced to the market. I know this for sure because the mechanic in our dealer's workshop was sent to Maranello for this training sometime at the beginning of this year.

Only if the chassis is damaged, then the car has to be sent back to Maranello. The carbon fibre chassis for good reasons should only be repaired by the contractor that supplies the chassis to Ferrari. Surprise, suprrise the chassis is actually made by an outside contarctor that specialise in making carbon fibre chassis. Even the Porsche Carrera GT chassis is made by this Italian contractor/manufacturer.
 

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Enzo250GTO, it's in the Autocar magazine that I read recently. I'm in Melbourne now, I'll dig it up when I get home and post it then.
 

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Dj Dirk said:
was that enzo test drive by a pro driver?? and do you happen to know where it was?
i would love to find out more.
but it was more a problem with the pads instead of the disc then?
They were not pros as far as I know. Just a father and son who have collected Ferrari's for a long time. The dad actually has owned a total of 33 Ferrari's.
They were at Virginia International Raceway one weekend and they just kept running the car hard. It may have been a bad set of pads, but nonetheless, the rotors ended up warped and the pads were gone.
Ever smell burning brakes? :-?
 

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That yellow Enzo was in Car and Driver, and the Dad did wear the brakes out very quickly. It is amaizing because Porsche claims you can get 300,000 kilometers of normal street driving from their ceramic brakes! He paid $6K for the pads and $24K for the rotors! OUCH!
 

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CPT Z06 said:
normal street driving !
there
you said it

how can any normal person drive normal with such a car :green:

besides the guy was racing it VERY hard, so it tends to wearr off a bit more then
 

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zwoemba said:
Is the Enzo not made for racing...Isn't he a legal street racer...?
It is street legal but street racing is still illegal. :(
 

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CPT Z06 said:
That yellow Enzo was in Car and Driver, and the Dad did wear the brakes out very quickly.... He paid $6K for the pads and $24K for the rotors! OUCH!
Yep! It was the exact same Enzo I was fortunate enough to spend a few hours photographing. In fact, if you have that issue it is in, one of the pictures is of the back while it is driving down the road. The "license" plate on it is actually a Foreign Cars Italia plate.
 

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Is it just me or do others not see his photo? Probably best to upload it to the site as those free services do not allow linking to images.
 
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