Enzo Ferrari is the special model of Ferrari following F40 and F50, and 400 units were manufactured.
The above picture is Enzo Ferrari of die cast miniature car toy “Tomica”, which was released by TOMY COMPANY,LTD on June 15, 2019 in Japan.
In the Tomica series currently on sale, it is the third Ferrari car following the No.62 La Ferrari and the No.64 488 GTB.
All of them are produced with Ferrari certification, and they are a pretty good finish among the Tomica series.
Tomica usually expresses headlights with a silver paint.
However, this die-cast miniature car toy uses clear resin as well as La Ferrari and 488 GTB.
Though Enzo Ferrari adopted a unique vertical headlight, it is reproduced at a considerable level.
Japanese car designer Kiyoyuki Okuyama who designed Enzo Ferrari incorporated the shape of the Core Fighter that had appeared in Mobile Suit Gundam to the front part.
This miniature car toy reproduces the distinctive front part excellently by the shape of die casting.
Furthermore, by painting the mesh shape of the opening part in black, the realistic atmosphere is enhanced.
The Ferrari emblem at the tip of the hood is reproduced by printing.
Since it is very small, it is not so precise.
But it is finished to a recognizable level as a prancing horse.
The Ferrari emblem backwards the front tire is reproduced by printing.
On the other hand, the shape of the air intake part installed backwards the door is finished to the moderate level.
However, since the shape is shallow and not painted in black , it does not appear to open.
The black side skirt is reproduced well by using the underparts.
This miniature car toy uses clear resin to the rear glass part, and the shape of the V-type 12-cylinder engine for Enzo Ferrari can be confirmed.
Although the head cover part is not painted, the shape of the engine part is made quite precisely.
In addition, mesh shapes on both sides of the rear glass, which are considered to be for heat dissipation, are also reproduced.
The two round-eye rear combination lamp part is painted in red different from the body, but the finish level is not so good.
However, the mesh-shaped air outlet between them is painted in black, and it is finished very realistic.
In addition, the silver horse in the center and the Ferrari emblem on it are reproduced finely by printing.
The powerful shape of the diffuser part is also reproduced at a considerable level.
On the other hand, dual mufflers that come out from both left and right sides are the same color as the body, so it is not recognized at a glance.
Compared to the gorgeous air outlet part and emblems, it is finished rather soberly.
The scale of this die-cast miniature car toy is 1/62, and the actual size is about 75 mm.
[About actual Enzo Ferrari]
Enzo Ferrari is a supercar that Ferrari had manufactured and sold to commemorate its 55th anniversary.
Ferrari sometimes develops special models with outstanding performance.
Enzo Ferrari, named after its founder, is the first monumental limited production model (Speciale) in the 21st century following the F40 and F50.
Enzo Ferrari was produced 349 units, and 50 additional units were produced later.
In Japan, 33 units were officially imported.
In addition, the 400th Enzo Ferrari, ordered by Pope John Paul II for charity purposes, was exhibited at the Sotheby’s auction on June 10, 2005.
The message from the pope is written on the back of the trunk lid panel on the front side, and a winning bid of 950,000 euros was donated.
The latest technology cultivated at the circuit is being introduced to Enzo Ferrari.
The 6.0-liter V-type 12-cylinder DOHC engine, named F140B, was developed for Enzo Ferrari.
The variable valve timing mechanism achieves both strong torque at low speed area and large power.
Also, the gearbox mounted on the rear is directly connected to the engine in the same way as F1 machine.
Enzo Ferrari’s chassis, consisted of carbon fiber and aluminum honeycomb sandwich panels, achieved weight reduction and high rigidity.
Furthermore, the structure which mounts via a bush to a sub-frame was adopted, and the comfortableness was greatly improved compared with F50 of the racing car layout.
Enzo Ferrari was equipped with stability control called ASR.
Engine, mission and suspension are under integrated control, and the driver was able to choose from 3 modes: “Normal”, “Sports” and “Race”.
The design of Enzo Ferrari was in charge of the Japanese car designer, Ken Okuyama (Kiyoyuki Okuyama), who had been enrolled at Pininfarina at the time.
Since Scuderia Ferrari won the F1 Constructors’ Championship in 1999, the F1-style high nose was adopted to Enzo Ferrari.
Mr. Okuyama was inspired by Mobile Suit Gundam in designing Enzo Ferrari.
The design of the front part incorporates the shape of the Core Fighter that appeared in Gundam.
■ Specifications of Enzo Ferrari (2002)
[Overall length] 4,702 mm
[Overall width] 2,035 mm
[Overall height] 1,147mm
[Vehicle weight] 1,255 kg
[Driving method] MR
[Engine] 6.0-liter V-type 12-cylinder
[Maximum output] 485kW (660PS) / 7,800rpm
[Maximum torque] 657 Nm (67 kgfm) / 5, 500 rpm
[Transmission] 6-speed semi-AT (F1 Matic)