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LaFerrari Drag Races The Enzo To Show Hypercar Generation Gap

Oct 3, 2019

Just how far Ferrari has become after 11 years?


When Ferrari announced the Enzo at the 2002 Paris Motor Show, it was the benchmark of a new era for Ferrari. The F140 B engine was the first of the new generation of Ferrari V12s, which trickled down to other supercar deviations from Maranello – including the Ferrari LaFerrari hybrid hypercar.

With that, how would the Enzo compare to the next generations of V12-powered hypercars within Ferrari's stable, specifically the LaFerrari? With an 11-year gap between the two cars, how far Ferrari has become in terms of engine and vehicle development, considering that the LaFerrari also uses hybrid technology?

Thankfully, the U.K.-based website CarWow has put the two hypercars into a high-revving drag race to settle the score between the two. It's needless to say, by the way, that the Enzo is much older than the LaFerrari but can it hold up in terms of acceleration and braking? Let's rummage through the numbers below first.

With Formula One technology in tow, the Enzo has already put up huge numbers in 2002. Its naturally-aspirated 6.0-liter V12 can produce 651 horsepower (485 kiloWatts) and 485 pound-feet (657 Nm) of torque, allowing the car to accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour (97 kilometers per hour) in just 3.14 seconds. It's also light, tipping the scale at 3,260 pounds (1,480 kilograms).

The LaFerrari, on the other hand, is powered by a 6.3L V12 that produces 789 hp (588 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) torque on its own. But, with the help of its mild hybrid system, the LaFerrari can churn out a combined output of 950 hp (708 kW) and 664 lb-ft (900 Nm) torque. With these outrageous output numbers, the LaFerrari is a tad heavier than the Enzo at 3,495 lbs (1,585 kg).

Apart from age, the differences between the two are astronomical, and it's just the same when out on a drag race. Watch the video on top of this page to see the 11-year difference.

Gallery: Ferrari LaFerrari