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I first saw it in Melbourne early this year. There was no where to place anything but a briefcase. You cannot drive it farther than your home. No trips in this thing. Gee, I could take it to the supermarket. Nay!

One must be able to drive a Ferrari a distance. This is at the very least a two day trip and an Enzo can only go one day to your home. Bummer. I do like to change my underwear every day. That is not possible with an Enzo.

A wife would not go in it but a short distance. Women like to have some comforts. They also like to pack the car with many things.

Sorry folks but I am going to keep my ugly slow smooth Maranello.

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You cannot drive it farther than your home. No trips in this thing. ... One must be able to drive a Ferrari a distance. ...That is not possible with an Enzo.
Why is this Bart - because it can't take any luggage?
What sort of range does it have (ie fuel)?
Does this make it the ultimate Sunday drive machine, a quick blast through the hills and then back into the garage? :roll:
 

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Driving my brother-in-law from Australia back from dinner in Newport Beach, I missed a shift. After getting off the Newport Freeway at 17th Street, I made a good top end shift from 1st to 2nd. Second to third was great. Opps. I went from 3rd to no where. Rats. He just laughs. I was trying to show him how great I was in my toy. Crap. Missing a shift is bad enough when no one is in the car but me. Nuts. My brother-in-law was with me.
Wel bart the enzo has standard the f1 shifting gear box :wink:
So people who can afford a twelvecylinder and can't change gear manually don't miss shifts :eek:

So Bart I am always happy to help you out :lol:
Any further questions :roll:
 

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lol

And people who buy an Enzo don't go to the supermarket with it. They got a 550/575/456/612 for that. The Enzo is for trips on sundays, and fast trips it will be :D
 

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Yeah, I mean, the most important comment that you made was "One must be able to drive a Ferrari a distance." And, of course, ou can drive an Enzo great distances, just not with a couple of suitcases in the back. Could people pile their suitcases into a 250 LM? Or a 330 P4? The Enzo is not supposed to be a grand tourer. It is designed to carry on in the tradition of those high end sports cars / race cars, which happen to be street legal. Of course, the Enzo was designed all along as a road car, but that doesn't take away from its essence. Not all Ferraris have been designed with supermarket trips in mind. In fact, some of the greatest of all time would fail miserably in that role.
 

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I think that anyone who can afford an Enzo probably has their items sent to wherever they are going. Or, they would use it to drive from the beach house to the mountian retreat. Either way, the stuff they need for the trip is allready there before they arrive. :green:
 

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if you are allowed to buy an enzo, then you already have a couple of other ferrari's standing the garage, so take one of those to go shopping
besides ofcourse you can go shopping in an Enzo, you can get a pizza or some youghurt and even some wine :green:
also the enzo isn't build for that so who cares

an enzo is meant to be driven, hard if i might ad :roll:

that reminds me, i once saw a pic of an lotus formula car in the parking lot of a supermarket
yes you guessed correct, that was in england :wink:
 

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I am glad my post stirred something up. Some post are better than none.

:lol: 8)

My car is to be driven and driven often. Sunday drivers are just that, Sunday drivers.

My son is home for CHristmas and he has a digital camera. When I can, I will show you a front end with many clips in it. Those are my badges of real driving.

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"if you are allowed to buy an enzo, then you already have a couple of other ferrari's standing the garage, so take one of those to go shopping "

How true !! The first option to be on the list is if you had bought/owned an F50. Not all Ferrari owners are given the option to buy. :work:
 

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I know this is BS because there are some people who got one, and they didn't have a Ferrari. Atleast not a F50. That wouldn't be possible would it?

Think about it: 349 F50's built, 399 Enzo's. 50 Enzo's can't be sold because there are no more owners of F50's. That's a shame, well, just give the rest of the Enzo's to this site. I'm sure they will find a good home :D
 

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Think about it: 349 F50's built, 399 Enzo's. 50 Enzo's can't be sold because there are no more owners of F50's. That's a shame, well, just give the rest of the Enzo's to this site. I'm sure they will find a good home :D
I'm not sure anyone will ever know the exact criteria used to sell all 399 and why the owners that have them do. But you did have to be "special" in the eyes of Ferrari Spa to own one. Which usually means a previous owner of a limited Ferrari (288 GTO, F40, 50, etc). In some cases it is obvious, Matsuda has 3 250 GTOs and the list goes on. There is a Red Enzo here in Tokyo (Aoyama area) and I've often wondered who's it is as Matsuda's is black, Okamoto-san I believe lives in Kobe/Osaka area and I can't think of any other big names in Tokyo (Mori?...)
 

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you didn't have to had/have an F50 to get an Enzo, first that's not possible like bob said.
one of the main criteria's is that have multiple ferrari's, and preferably a long time buyer.

a friend of mine his father has one, he doesn't have an F50n but about 6-8 other ferrari's ;)
and Bart, he drives the car A LOT.
same thing with the first Enzo delivered to belgium, the owner drove over 3000 km in the first month
 

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Why would anyone want an Enzo? Because they can.

If you want practical then you should be looking at SUVs or a minivan.
The Enzo is not meant to be practical. It is meant to be a Formula 1 car with a street body. It is the ultimate toy. A status symbol. A penis extension. You know that when you are driving that everyone is going "Holy shit look at that!! That's Awesome!!"

An extension of your question would be "Why would anyone want a Ferrari?" My 308 isn't exactly a car you are going to put more than an overnight bag in. We've got a Mercedes-Benz sedan with a diesel engine that will accelerate and handle almost as good as the Ferrari. It brakes better that the Ferrari and the ride is awesome. The MB gets 38 mpg where the Ferrari gets 15. The Mercedes, for all practical purposes, is a far superior car. Having said that, the Mercedes doesn't put a smile on my face like the Ferrari does. Peeling back the car cover, warming it up and backing it out of the garage is almost like a ritual. You have to do it just so. It's a toy, a hobby, and I treat it as such.
 

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Of course you can buy an Enzo if you're willing to pay some premium. But the "first cut" which was done by Luca himself is from a selected list provided by the importer and his dealers based on the criteria that only the rich and famous get first preference. It may sound corny but that was how it was.

This was the criteria that our local importer has to do his selection and that story was also published in the British car magazines before the Enzo was released for sale. I have 3 friends who are privilaged to buy the Enzo (at the factory price USD178,000). One has received his and the other two will get theirs in 2004. I know what I'm talking about.
 

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I have 3 friends who are privilaged to buy the Enzo (at the factory price USD178,000). One has received his and the other two will get theirs in 2004.
Please drop a friendly note the them about this site :green:
 

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I wouldn't hesitate to buy an Enzo and drive it to San Francisco for a long weekend. It would be the contemporary equivalent to using a GTO the way I did in days past. Whatever Ferrari you're driving on your weekend getaway, why not FedEx your luggage to your destination and enjoy the dynamics of the car's roadholding to the max?
 

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Why would anyone not want the enzo, I mean it is the ultimate supercar, being able to say, "Oh ya, I have an Enzo". You require to have owned at least 2 Ferraris one of wich must be an F50 or and F40 and never have had any serious damage done to either (that is the requirements fo Canada). :work:
 
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