The Enzo Ferrari is a 12 cylinder mid-engine berlinetta named after the company's founder, Enzo Ferrari. It was built in 2002 using Formula One technology, such as a carbon-fibre body, F1-style electro-hydraulic shift transmission, and carbon fibre-reinforced silicon carbide (C/SiC) ceramic composite disc brakes. Also used are technologies not allowed in F1 such as active aerodynamics and traction control. It can accelerate to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 3.14 seconds and can reach 100 mph (160 km/h) in 6.6 seconds.
The Enzo was designed by Ken Okuyama, the Japanese former Pininfarina head designer, and initially announced at the 2002 Paris Motor Show with a limited production run of 349 and at US $659,330. The company sent invitations to existing customers, specifically, those who had previously bought the F40 and F50. All 349 cars were sold in this way before production began. Later, after numerous requests, Ferrari decided to build 50 more Enzos, bringing the total to 399. In 2004 a 400th Enzo was built and donated to the Vatican for charity, which was later sold at a Sotheby's auction for $1.1 million. The Enzo typically trades above $1,000,000 at auction.
In 2004, under the control of Ferrari and developed by Maserati, the Maserati MC12, a two-seat mid-engined sports car, was born as a derivative of the Enzo Ferrari. (wikipedia)
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2000 Ferrari Enzo Prototype
The car was built in the year 2000. Ferrari built a stretched out 348 body and put it on a chassis made out of bits of 348, 355 and 430, thus the Enzo Prototype came to life. The engine and transmission on the Prototype is same as on the actual Ferrari Enzo. The Hunky V12 and the dual clutch transmission was quite a task to fit into the relatively narrow 348 body, Ferrari had to really stretch the rear out. (columnm.com)