Forgive this blasphemy, but the greatest color for Ferraris is not pink. Rosso Corsa may well be the nationwide racing color of Italy but, frankly, these days Mazda has a much better red. Drowning in a crimson tide of pink ‘Rraris at a car demonstrate gets outdated soon after a though, and getting smothered by a Ferrari store’s retina-searing pink is akin to what Jonah experienced though trapped in the belly of a whale.
There are so several far 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 very last just one happens to be up for auction at R.M. Sotheby’s in Ontario, Canada up coming week. It can be also fairly probable a when-in-a-life span option to own a white Enzo, mainly because of all the 400 or so that arrived out of Maranello, only one particular was only one particular finished in Bianco Avus.
The auction lists it as THE white Enzo, but that is essentially a little bit deceptive. In accordance to data it is in fact the sole Bianco Avus specimen of the 651-horsepower supercar. To be absolutely accurate, though, there is one more white Enzo out there. That one particular is completed in a pearl white named Bianco Fuji and located, correctly, in Japan.
None of that requires absent from the reality that the car for sale is a scarce and amazing specimen. It was developed as a flagship to url Ferrari street vehicles with its Method 1 racers, which finally reclaimed the championship in 2000 soon after a 20-12 months absence in the winner’s circle. Its carbon fiber bodywork, carbon-ceramic brakes, and superior-revving V12 were being derived from Scuderia Ferrari’s warhorses. Basically termed Enzo, it was named to honor the prancing horse firm’s founder, and output coincided with Ferrari’s 5-yr F1 successful streak from 2000-04.
The Bianco Avus Enzo is just one of 20 “extracampionario” automobiles painted in a color from the off-menu palette. For that privilege, it is stated prospects would have experienced to obtain the two of the Enzo’s speedy predecessors, the F40 and F50.
Our argument for a white Enzo is based mostly on the idea that if you’re by now driving a shouty supercar, you will find no have to have to also slather it in a shouty shade. Some of us love the vehicle for what it is, without the need of all the notice that a dazzling pink sports activities auto would bring in. Exceptional style and design factors like the floating crimson taillights would get misplaced in pink as properly.
In any scenario, at the very least a person unnamed German-Swiss billionaire agrees. The auto was completed on May possibly 22, 2003 and marketed to that billionaire in Switzerland wherever it was displayed in the window of a retailer in Matran, right before transforming ownership to a collector in Hong Kong in 2011. According to the auction, it was unregistered during its time there for the reason that LHD automobiles aren’t road legal, and is now under temporary import to Canada exactly where it will be offered at auction June 29-30.