Of just 399 examples of the Ferrari Enzo, with one going to the Pope, only nine were finished in Argento Nürburgring 101/C, and of those nine only one had a Cucio leather interior. That one is now available for auction at RM Sotheby’s.
The idea behind the Enzo was to bring as much Formula 1 technology as possible onto the model. Everything was done to reduce weight and improve performance. The entire chassis tub, made from carbon fibre and Nomex honeycomb, only weighs 90.7kg (200 pounds). The bodywork comprised of woven panels of carbon fibre and Kevlar, perfected in Pininfinarina’s wind tunnel.
The engine is Ferrari’s last naturally aspirated V12 supercar and their largest engine since the 712 Cam-Am in the 70s. Formula 1 made its presence felt here as well with titanium connecting rods, Nikasil-lined cylinder walls, and a telescopic intake manifold to boost torque. This engine could pump out 651hp and 485Nm of torque.
This specific example is basically brand new. It’s never even been registered for road use with just 227km (141 miles) on the odometer, almost all of which were made from factory testing before delivery. It still has plastic on the door sills, tape around the ignition key, and plastic on the brake and accelerator pedals. This is mint condition for sure.
In addition, you still get the factory three-piece fitted luggage set that has never been unwrapped. Same thing goes for the original manuals, car cover, even the spare key. This car has sat in a Japanese garage, never to be driven.
This car is in remarkable condition and being a collectible, it will go for a stupid amount of money. Maybe the next buyer will feel the need to release the car onto the track at least if they don’t want to drive it on the road.