Dubai’s streets have been widely known to cater to some of the most expensive luxury cars in the world. Despite falling prices of oil, its residents are still capable of powering their luxury cars with as much difficulty as feeding a pet dog. However, like any other country, Dubai also has its fair share of problems. One of their most bizarre problems is the abandonment of high-end luxury cars, often in the parking lots of local airports.
Why would someone abandon a perfectly functioning luxury car? We’d like to assume that these decisions weren’t made lightly. One such incident involves a Ferrari Enzo. If you are up and about looking for an Enzo, then one of the best places to look for is in Dubai Police’s impound. Yes, you read that right.
One Ferrari Enzo has spent about a year in a police impound in Dubai collecting dust, not a shadow of its owner to be seen. Now you’re probably wondering how such a historic car such as the Ferrari Enzo can end up in a police impound, right?
Technically, the Enzo was abandoned back in 2012 by its British owner. It was bought in 2011 but was left to the police’s custody after its owner left the country. It has also been discovered that the car is part of an investigation and is caught up in a legal dispute which probably is the reason behind its owner fleeing the country without a word.
Now, the problem is that the police cannot get rid of the car even if it is gaining so much popularity from collectors and enthusiasts. And we can’t blame them. How could one not want to own this DOHC 48-valve V12 powered two-passenger coupe? With 650 ponies on the hood and 485 lb.-ft. of torque, the Enzo can cruise at speeds up to 218 mph and can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds.
When it comes to stopping power, the Enzo is equipped with Brembo CCM discs made of composite ceramic materials, which means the braking system is light and also provides excellent braking efficiency.
Not just that, this historic car from Ferrari’s line up of champions is “the perfect synthesis of four consecutive Formula 1 Championships” – a combination of the 1963 Ferrari 250 LM, the 1984 Ferrari GTO, the Ferrari F40 in 1987 and the 1995 Ferrari F50.
All this makes it the perfect bearer of its company founder’s name. All the more reason to fly to Dubai and get a hold of this bad boy turned dust-collector.