Ferrari Enzo Looks Best In Black

There’s little question that the Ferrari Enzo was (and remains) one of the hottest supercars ever made. But the styling, while eye-catching… well, suffice it to say isn’t the most beautiful form the Italians have ever created.

At least, that is, to our eye, and in the bright shade of red that most of them were painted. Paint it black, though, and it’s another story entirely.

Decked out all in black, the Enzo’s shape goes from awkward and ungainly to sinister and not quite of this world, hiding some of the stranger lines in the process. Fortunately, while most of them were ordered up in Rosso Corsa (or what some would call “resale red”), there were a dozen or so completed in Nero. Like this one right here that’s set to trade hands once more at the factory as part of RM Sotheby’s forthcoming Leggenda e Passione auction.

Delivered new to Germany (where it remains still), this 2004 Ferrari Enzo has had just two owners over the course of its lifetime, who between them put 13,400 miles on the odometer. The interior matches the bodywork in black, accented in yellow stitching. Just look at the thing in the gallery below, captured by Peter Singhof for RM Sotheby’s. Try not to like it too much, though, because while the auctioneer hasn’t publicized an estimate, we have every reason to believe this murdered-out Prancing Horse will sell for about $2 million when the gavel drops on September 9 at the factory in Maranello.

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  • I’mCallingYouOut

    looks like fxx

    • anonymous

      You’d be surprised to learn that FXX is based on Enzo.

  • Infinite1

    The carbon fiber one is by far my favorite but I’m not going to lie, the black looks really menacing

    • SteersUright

      Daaaamn! Never seen it unpainted like this. My new favorite!

      • Infinite1

        To be fair, it’s 1 of 1 and was up for sale June of last year for 3.5 million.

  • Bash

    I think that everything looks better in black, or very very dark shade of grey. lol

    • Infinite1

      Gray is my color

  • Blade t

    The Enzo is one of the last cool cars ferrari has made besides the tdf….

  • Thomas Welcomer

    Maybe its the fact I grew up around the Amish, who have always covered any chrome in black on their black cars. That was over 30 years ago. They still do much the same today. Not that there is anything WRONG with that.

    It’s just, in my eyes, nothing can be more dull and boring than a black car with a black interior.

    No thanx. Not even a Ferrari.

  • SteersUright

    The only thing that kills the Enzo’s overall design is the ridiculously long front overhang. Imagine it (or cover it in the image with your finger) about 1/3 the length and the car is a beauty, particularly with the doors up like in the photo. Still, its such an awesome car, so much more true to the original Ferrari ethos than anything since. I get that their mostly out of shape customer base prefer more GT-like cars and that Ferrari has always had some in its lineup. However, would be cool if Ferrari also always had lightweight, minimally electrically assisted, bare-bones V12 performance car in its lineup too like this Enzo, the old F40, etc.

    • Infinite1

      Like the Mercedes SLR McLaren…. That hump in the middle of the hood leading up to the MB logo was so hideous.

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