A 2003 Ferrari sold for $2.6 million at auction, setting a record for the most expensive car ever sold online

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

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  • A Ferrari Enzo was part of RM Sotheby’s Driving into Summer online-only auction.

  • It sold for $2.6 million.

  • RM Sotheby’s says it is the “most valuable car sold in a dedicated online-only collector car auction to date.”

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A 2003 Ferrari Enzo was up for auction as part of RM Sotheby’s Online Only: Driving into Summer collection. The company estimated the Enzo will go for between $2.6 to $2.9 million. It sold for $2.6 million.

That’s a hefty amount for a car no matter which way you look at it. But the Enzo isn’t just any car. It’s not even just any Ferrari, either. You needn’t look further than the fact that the company named it after its founder, Enzo Ferrari, to know that it’s something to behold. 

Ferrari produced the Enzo from 2002 to 2004. Only 399 were ever made — but Ferrari did make one more, the 400th, and presented it as a gift to Pope John Paul II. It was later auctioned in 2015 for a whopping $6 million.

The Driving into Summer auction opened on May 21. RM Sotheby’s estimated that the Enzo, along with the Ferrari 288 GTO and F50 it also auctioned off, were set to become the most expensive cars ever sold in an online auction. You can see some of the other lots here.

Though the Enzo that was being offered as part of that auction wasn’t owned by the Pope, it’s still cool. Keep scrolling to find out why.

A red (because they’re almost always red) 2003 Ferrari Enzo sold for $2.6 million at RM Sotheby’s Driving into Summer online-only auction.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

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It has fewer than 1,250 original miles on the clock.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

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The Ferrari Enzo officially debuted at the 2002 Paris Motor Show.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

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It was designed to look like an open-wheel race car.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

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Like a Formula One race car, it uses a chassis tub made of carbon fiber and Nomex honeycomb.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

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That means the chassis is extremely rigid and light — weighing just 200 pounds.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

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Only 399 Enzos were ever made.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

Karissa Hosek/Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

The Enzo’s body panels are made from carbon fiber and Kevlar.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

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And it has show-stopping, scissor doors.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

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The Enzo, sometimes known as the F60, succeeded the F50.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

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And it uses a mid-mounted, naturally aspirated, 6.0-liter engine.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

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A mid-mounted engine setup is what you want in a road-legal race car.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

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Since it offers superior weight distribution and handling.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

Karissa Hosek/Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

The Enzo makes 660 horsepower.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

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And it produces 485 pound-feet of torque.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

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The manufacturer zero-to-62-mph claim is in a mere 3.65 seconds.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

Karissa Hosek/Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

Which, for the mid-2000s, is incredible. It still is.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

Karissa Hosek/Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

The Enzo has an estimated top speed of over 217 mph.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

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It uses an electro-hydraulic F1 six-speed transmission.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

Karissa Hosek/Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

You shift gears using the paddles located behind the steering wheel.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

Karissa Hosek/Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

The Enzo also has center-lock wheels.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

Karissa Hosek/Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

That means that instead of multiple bolts, it only uses one big bolt in the middle to hold the wheel in place.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

Karissa Hosek/Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

This is primarily used in racing because it’s faster to undo one bolt instead of five.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

Karissa Hosek/Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

And they look cool.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

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The interior is pretty spartan.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

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This isn’t a car for plushy, opulent cruising.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

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It was made for going fast.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

Karissa Hosek/Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

There’s all this exposed carbon fiber on the inside.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

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And F1-derived, floor-hinged pedals.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

Karissa Hosek/Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

The Enzo represents one of Ferrari’s flagship halo cars.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

Karissa Hosek/Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

These cars are typically hugely expensive.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

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And are race-bred street cars.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

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The Enzo was the last Ferrari halo car to use only a gasoline engine.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

Karissa Hosek/Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

The Ferrari LaFerrari that replaced it uses a hybrid setup.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

Karissa Hosek/Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

Though the Enzo has aged, it’s far from forgotten.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

Karissa Hosek/Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

RM Sotheby’s Driving into Summer online-only auction closed on May 29.

2003 Ferrari Enzo.
2003 Ferrari Enzo.

Karissa Hosek/Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

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