More than a decade of technological development separates the Ferrari Enzo and the LaFerrari. So, you would expect the latter to be miles ahead in terms of performance. And you would be right.
Both the Enzo and LaFerrari are Ferrari’s finest creations, built with the best technology of their period. Back in 2002, the Enzo was the hypercar to have. It has a 6.0-liter, naturally aspirated V12 engine, a 6-speed automated manual gearbox and rear wheel drive. While that wasn’t revolutionary even by the standards of its time, the car was based on a carbon monocoque, which made it lighter than regular supercars. It also had push rod actuated suspension similar to that found on F1 race cars.
A decade later, Ferrari built the LaFerrari and even on paper, the car is in a different league altogether. It is powered by a naturally aspirated V12 engine, but the similarities end there. The LaFerrari has a complicated hybrid system that delivers a combined output of 950 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. The automated manual gearbox has been replaced with a 7-speed dual-clutch unit. It also has more advanced electronics.
The difference between the two hypercars is no less evident when you compare the two on a race track. While the LaFerrari is a better car overall, there’s a good reason why the Enzo is still regarded as one of the greatest hypercars of all time.