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During RM Sotheby’s first online-only car auction held from May 21 to 29, Driving into Summer, a 2003 Ferrari Enzo fetched a whopping $2.64 million.

Despite the ongoing toll of COVID-19 on global economies, some of the world’s richest are still cashing out big on various luxuries. During RM Sotheby’s first online-only car auction held from May 21 to 29, Driving into Summer, a 2003 Ferrari Enzo fetched a whopping $2.64 million.

This set the record as the most expensive car to be sold on the internet. And that’s with 1250 miles on the odometer – as small as the figure may be – not one straight out of production.

So, what’s so great about the car that warrants the price tag? Well, let’s not forget this is the Enzo Ferrari – and a car named after the founder of a world-famous automaker like The Prancing Horse must surely bear some outstanding features.

For starters, only 400 units of the Enzo, also known as F60, was ever made from 2002 to 2004. The last was built specially as a gift to Pope John Paul II, but was later auctioned off for an even higher sum of $6 million (due to its ownership history and being the last of its kind to be produced). This particular model has only two previous owners, who acquired the car mainly for their private collection.

Designed to look like an open-wheel race car, the Enzo uses a chassis (numbered 133033) made out of carbon fiber and Nomex honeycomb. This extremely light yet rigid framework weighs only 200 pounds.
It is powered by an F1 6.0-litre V12 engine that produces 651 horsepower and 485 foot-pounds (658 Nm) of torque to propel the car from 0-60mph in 3.3 seconds. Top speed is set at 218 mph.

This impressive power is transmitted via a six-speed dual-clutch transaxle, with column-mounted paddle-shifters. A mid-mounted engine setup further ensures superior weight distribution and handling for the road-legal race car.

Complementing the carbon fibre and Kevlar body panels are nineteen-inch alloy wheels anchored by 15-inch Brembo carbon-ceramic disc brakes, as well as swanky scissor doors. It also features rare two-tone racing seats with red 3D cloth inserts for an unparalleled experience in the cabin.

For more information, visit the official RM Sotheby’s website here.

Photos: Karissa Hosek/RM Sotheby’s

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