RM Sotheby’s to Auction World’s Only Matte Black Ferrari Enzo
Made to order by the Brunei royal family, the Ferrari Enzo in Nero Opaco registers a little over 3,500 miles in mileage.
One of the hallmarks of luxury is the option for customisation and in the world of cars, this means everything from the interior to the exterior. If you so wish to have an all-leather upholstery, the option is there and some car manufacturers even allow you to pick the type of stitching that will be lining the seats. On the façade, the choice of colours is endless including creating your own shade of colour. At Ferrari, to cater to the varying needs of its top clients, the marque has a Tailor Made programme where a team of experts led by a personal designer assists the buyer in conceptualising their dream car.
Next month, RM Sotheby’s will be auctioning a matte black Ferrari Enzo. This one-of-a-kind vehicle was produced for a member of the Brunei royalty and what’s so special about this car is that it is the first-ever Ferrari Hypercar that came out of the Maranello factory with a matte black finish. Called “Nero Opaco”, this colour is a stark shift from the traditional picks like red, yellow or black. To complement the matte black exterior, the Ferrari Enzo’s interiors are also fitted with Nero leather and carpets.
What makes this auction lot even more special is that the Ferrari Enzo is one of the 400 Enzos ever built that used carbon fibre. During the early naughts, such technology was uncommon and utilising it made the Prancing Horse a frontrunner among its competitors. Powering the mechanical beast is a 6.0 litre naturally aspirated V12 engine with 651hp. It is also paired with a F1-inspired automated six-speed manual transmission. On its odometer, the car registered a little over 3,500 miles.
A crown jewel of the Bruneian royal family, the hypercar is set to go under the hammer with no reserve between 5-7 December 2022 at the RM Sotheby’s Sealed Sale (Lot 101).
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