Tragic Autobahn Accident Claims Iconic Ferrari Enzo: Pour One Out in Remembrance

Front-end damage and injuries reported after vehicle accident.

Ferrari only produced 399 units of the Enzo supercar, making it a highly uncommon sight on the streets. Unfortunately, one of these exceptional vehicles met with a tragic accident on the autobahn near Munich, Germany, resulting in severe damage to its front end and causing injuries to three individuals.

According to the Munich Fire Department’s statement on the matter, “A Ferrari lost control and collided with the central barrier, with the cause of the skid remaining unknown.” The aftermath of the crash resulted in debris spanning a distance of approximately 656 feet (200 meters), and fragments from the Ferrari caused damage to a separate vehicle. As a result of the incident, one of the three individuals involved sustained injuries requiring hospitalization.

Pictures taken at the location reveal that the Enzo has been stripped of its entire front section. The impact was so severe that it completely detached the wheel on the driver’s side. An ongoing discussion on the Ferrari Chat forum suggests that the Enzo may be salvageable. However, the cost of repair is expected to be exorbitant. You don’t say.

According to Hagerty, the current market value for a Enzo in decent condition is around $3.55 million. The most expensive sale recorded for this prestigious Ferrari model in the United States was for $4.51 million. Back in 2023, Formula One driver Fernando Alonso sold his Enzo with the original production body for a whopping $5.9 million (equivalent to 5.4 million euros). It’s highly likely that this particular Enzo, despite its current condition, could fetch a price in the seven-figure range.

Released in 2002, the Enzo emerged as Ferrari’s next generation of supercars following the renowned F40 and F50. With a history of consecutive Constructors’ Championships from 1999 to 2004 in Formula One, the brand was at the peak of its game. Drawing upon its triumphs on the track, the Enzo showcased a sleek, race-inspired front end and utilized advanced carbon fiber materials for both its framework and exterior design.

A see-through panel on the back deck captured the spotlight with its display of the powerful 6.0-liter V-12 engine. With a whopping 650 horsepower at 7,800 rpm and 485 pound-feet of torque, this beast was not to be underestimated. The sole option for a transmission was a six-speed automatic, boasting an impressive gear-switching time of just 150 milliseconds.

Source: Munich Fire Department via Road & Track

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