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Factory matte black Ferrari Enzo heads to auction

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The only factory-delivered Ferrari Enzo in matte black goes up for auction at RM Sotheby’s. It is scheduled to cross the block at the auction house’s auction in Sassuolo, Italy, taking place Dec. 5-7.

Matte black was not a standard color for the Enzo, but of the 400 cars completed, 20 were “extracampionario” cars painted special colors Bianco Avus white. This car – chassis number 136069 – belongs to the latter group and according to the auction listing was commissioned by a member of the Brunei royal family.

2004 Ferrari Enzo (Photo via RM Sotheby's)

2004 Ferrari Enzo (Photo via RM Sotheby’s)

For decades, the Sultan of Brunei and his family collected u big car collection which once had more than 5,000 cars. Many of these cars have been customized. For example, the Sultan ordered a Jaguar XJ220 with a unique body by the Italian design house Pininfarina. In comparison, a one-off paint job was a relatively easy request.

Construction of the matte black Enzo began on June 8, 2004, and the car was completed on October 15 with black leather upholstery and carpets to match the exterior. According to the auction listing, it was kept in the London residence of the Brunei royal family for a time before being taken to the Asia-Pacific region.

2004 Ferrari Enzo (Photo via RM Sotheby's)

2004 Ferrari Enzo (Photo via RM Sotheby’s)

The car recently underwent a cosmetic restoration by Carrozzeria Zanasi, the official paint shop for Ferrari Tailor made personalized cars and Icona one-off. The work, valued at over 110,000 euros (approx. US$113,000 at current exchange rates) included a complete repaint, replacement of headlights, taillights and engine cover glass, as well as replacement of some internal switchgear which can become sticky with age.

The Enzo was Ferrari’s flagship supercar in the early 2000s and picked up where the F40 and F50 left off. It was also the last of these Ferrari flagships to feature a non-electrified, naturally aspirated V-12, in this case a 6.0-liter with 650 hp and 485 lb-ft of torque. The successor to the Enzo, the FerrariHybrid drive introduced, and that will probably continue with an apparent LaFerrari successor We discovered tests.

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Listen to Cadillac Racing’s LMDh 5.5L V8 Roar to Life on Track

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It was a It’s been a few months since we checked in at Cadillac, but it appears its Cadillac Racing Team and newest addition, the V-LMDh car, is ready for IMSA’s new GTP class, which debuts in January. The proof is in the sound.

Sure, this is only a minute-long video, and it takes almost 20 seconds to get to the good part when you hear the car start. The car emits this almost comically screeching high-pitched electric whine (like Formula E cars) before the 5.5-litre V8 springs into action. Then it’s mean. It’s demanding. It is Run.

The road was long for the competitors in the Grand Touring Prototype class Porsche leads the development and homologation with the hybrid battery mandatory for every car. Then, in June bmwthen Cadillac and finally Acura all the way in August, revealed their cars and hopeful race-ready challengers. Their biggest setback at this point was that they had to start testing and ironing out the hiccups in tuning their factory engines for production, which work well with the hybrid systems.

After the last race of the 2022 IMSA season at Road Atlanta, we all got a little insight into the development of the manufacturers. There the LMDh cars completed their first lap of group testing, although Porsche was absent (as they had more than enough miles under their belt. Maybe it was a nice touch?). But next week the gang Everyone be in Daytona for a final round of testing before meeting again in January at the same track for the Roar Before the 24 and forthcoming Rolex 24 at Daytona.

I haven’t had a chance to hear either of these cars in person, but I will next week. My list of attractions and Experience – and who to talk to – is extensive. I’m curious though, what are you guys excited about the results of the tests? What are you most looking forward to as this new prototype class enters the season? Let me know what you would like to see or hear in the comments below.

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Edmunds Top Rated Editors’ Choice

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This year marks the debut of an Edmunds Top Rated award, honoring a vehicle that exceeded our expectations and delivered something truly new. The Edmunds Top Rated Editors’ Choice Award 2022 goes to the brand new Rivian R1T.

“The Rivian R1T 2022 is the first all-electric pickup on the market and offers an impressive combination of on- and off-road performance, cutting-edge technology and thoughtful utility.”

The R1T is the first all-electric pickup on the market and offers an impressive amount of cutting-edge technology and thoughtful utility. It’s slightly larger than a typical mid-size truck and has a stylishly futuristic look without being too outlandish.

Power comes from four electric motors, one at each wheel, which combine to produce an exceptional 835 hp. In our testing, the R1T accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, and in the Edmunds EV range test it covered 317 miles on a full charge. And although the Rivian weighs as much as a heavy-duty truck, it’s undoubtedly the best-handling truck we’ve ever tested.

Trucks are meant to haul things, of course, and the R1T certainly lets you do that. Maximum towing capacity is a whopping 11,000 pounds. It has roomy seating and some clever storage spaces, including a signature transmission tunnel that sits between the cab and the cargo bed. And for off-road fans, there’s plenty of room to avoid rocks and ruts thanks to short body overhangs, a smooth underbody and height-adjustable suspension.

Rivian made a strong impression with its R1T. And with the R1S SUV coming soon, we expect the excitement to continue.

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Five Cars Rented By President Biden’s Secret Service Detail Destroyed By Fire

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A fleet of vehicles for hire from President Joe Bidens Secret service personnel during his Thanksgiving trip to Nantucket were destroyed by fire the day after he left.

The vehicles had been rented from the Biden party, consisting of a Chevy SuburbanFord Explorer, Infiniti QX80, a Ford Expedition and a Jeep Gladiator. They caught fire in a parking lot at Nantucket Memorial Airport and although no one was injured in the blaze, authorities are investigating the blaze.

Footage taken at the scene and shared on social media shows the front fascia of all five cars was badly damaged, but the fire was extinguished before completely engulfing all five vehicles.

“Around 5:22 a.m., airport shift personnel observed an active fire in the rental car overflow area via the airport’s closed-circuit television system,” Nantucket Airport said on Twitter. “Employees activated the warning system and responded to the fire at Airport-3, where they were met by responding units from the Nantucket Fire Department and Nantucket Police Department. Combined fire agents responded and contained the fire. Several vehicles were damaged.”

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The Nantucket Current says the flames spread to within 40 feet (12 m) of the airport’s 25,000-gallon jet fuel tanks. All five vehicles are owned by hertz with a report stating the Ford Expedition was involved in a battery recall, but the battery had not been replaced at the time of the fire.

President Joe Biden had been in Nantucket with his family for Thanksgiving and had visited the Nantucket Police Department during his trip.

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