Forgive this blasphemy, but the very best coloration for Ferraris is not red. Rosso Corsa could be the nationwide racing colour of Italy but, frankly, these days Mazda has a improved red. Drowning in a crimson tide of crimson ‘Rraris at a auto show will get outdated right after a though, and being smothered by a Ferrari store’s retina-searing crimson is akin to what Jonah experienced although caught in the tummy of a whale.
There are so lots of better hues for a Ferrari. Verde Pino on a 250 Lusso, Blu Tour de France on a Daytona. And Bianco Avus, a.k.a. white, on an Enzo. That final one transpires to be up for auction at R.M. Sotheby’s in Ontario, Canada next 7 days. It really is also really possible a at the time-in-a-lifetime possibility to personal a white Enzo, since of all the 400 or so that arrived out of Maranello, only one was only just one completed in Bianco Avus.
The auction lists it as THE white Enzo, but that is actually a little bit deceptive. In accordance to documents it is without a doubt the sole Bianco Avus specimen of the 651-horsepower supercar. To be absolutely correct, while, there is an additional white Enzo out there. That a person is finished in a pearl white termed Bianco Fuji and found, appropriately, in Japan.
None of that usually takes away from the fact that the auto for sale is a uncommon and beautiful specimen. It was built as a flagship to connection Ferrari street vehicles with its Formulation 1 racers, which finally reclaimed the championship in 2000 following a 20-calendar year absence in the winner’s circle. Its carbon fiber bodywork, carbon-ceramic brakes, and high-revving V12 had been derived from Scuderia Ferrari’s warhorses. Just known as Enzo, it was named to honor the prancing horse firm’s founder, and output coincided with Ferrari’s 5-calendar year F1 profitable streak from 2000-04.
The Bianco Avus Enzo is just one of 20 “extracampionario” automobiles painted in a shade from the off-menu palette. For that privilege, it is stated buyers would have had to order the two of the Enzo’s instant predecessors, the F40 and F50.
Our argument for a white Enzo is based on the concept that if you’re currently driving a shouty supercar, there’s no need to also slather it in a shouty colour. Some of us delight in the vehicle for what it is, without the need of all the interest that a dazzling crimson sporting activities motor vehicle would draw in. Exceptional design aspects like the floating red taillights would get missing in crimson as perfectly.
In any situation, at the very least 1 unnamed German-Swiss billionaire agrees. The motor vehicle was concluded on Might 22, 2003 and bought to that billionaire in Switzerland where by it was displayed in the window of a retail store in Matran, right before shifting ownership to a collector in Hong Kong in 2011. In accordance to the auction, it was unregistered for the duration of its time there due to the fact LHD vehicles are not highway lawful, and is now underneath momentary import to Canada wherever it will be presented at auction June 29-30.