It used to be that the ultimate Ferrari was pretty much the ultimate car. Full stop. Think of the legendary F40, it was the fastest, most desirable and most extreme machine of its day. The Enzo, too, raised the bar. It was as close to Michael Schumacherâ€™s F1 car as (filthy rich) mere mortals could get. Now, almost 10 years after its initial launch, the Enzo has been long overtaken.
Indeed, Ferrai themsleves have admitted as much, with one insider stating, â€œThe world is a very different place to how it was when the Enzo was launched. It has moved on completely. And we are Ferrari â€“ we do not take part to make up the numbers.â€
So, perhaps it is no surprise to learn Ferrariâ€™s next hero model has been influenced by the Bugatti Veyron. A car that has not only re-wrote the hypercar rule book, it tore the old one to shreds.
The Enzo replacement is expected in the next couple of years and current thinking suggests a high-tech twin tubro V8 will provide the power. â€œActive aerodynamicsâ€ will lead the way for a new generation of technology for Ferrari and its clever use of airflows will likely come straight from the F1 track.