• Aug 3, 2006
UPDATE 1


Remember the T-Top Ferrari Enzo owned by Richard Losee we featured awhile back? In a recent issue of Road and Track we read a piece penned by Losee himself describing how he cracked 200 mph in his ultra-rare Enzo. That was probably one of the last high-speed runs the Enzo experienced, as we've learned that Losee crashed his Enzo yesterday during the Utah Fast Pass Road Rally near Milfor, Utah. The accident occurred while Losee was traveling about 100 mph, and while the Enzo is completely destroyed, Losee appears to have suffered only fractured bones.

The Utah Fast Pass Road Rally involves the Utah Highway Patrol shutting down a 15-mile stretch of State Route 257 so 25 to 30 supercars can drop the hammer. Car owners pay $5,000 for the privelage of opening their cars up on public roads, and the money goes to the Honoring Heroes Foundation that supports families of UHP troopers who have fallen in the line of duty.

With Ferrari having limited the Enzo's production to only about 400 units, we've seen at least three destroyed in high speed crashes (1st, 2nd) and another one used turned into a P4/5. If you're in the market, get your Enzo now cause they're going fast.

UPDATE:
Ferrari forums across the internet are gushing with well wishes for Richard Losee and condolences for his lost Enzo. Ferrerchat forum member omgjon related this report after speaking with Losee himself. Turns out he was going closer to 200 mph and the car actually rolled seven times.

From the horses mouth - Richard was going close to 200mph, and hit a bump in the road that sent him airborne. The car rolled 7 times and was flat as a pancake. Fortunetly he was wearing a helmet. He has cracked vertebrae in his neck and back, 4 broken ribs, broken sternum, some broken fingers, and the only surgery he made need is on his thumb. Nothing life threatening. He is refusing pain medication because he thinks he needs to be punished!

[Source: KSL.com, The Salt Lake Tribune]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      You missed a good opportunity to post the Enzo cake pic :(
      • 8 Years Ago
      You folks that knock the owner for crashing at 100mph in a car capable of much more, obviously don't know squat about driving fast....since you brag about going over 100 on public roads you show your ignorance. Accidents happen, mechanical things break on the best of cars. Also you dont always have control of what happens outside of your car. Get some experience, good and bad, on the track before you do hairbrain driving stunts in your Jettas or Enzos... this Enzo owner apparently had lots of experience driving and still almost bought the farm...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Post #9, and #6- #9 Is quite correct. Energy is in play at high speed. When you suddenly decelerate/stop, the energy has to go someplace to dissipate. I once destroyed a Corvette at about 100MPH. They picked up parts and glass over 200 feet from the point of impact, (a tree). I lived thru it only because of the energy dissipation forces used when the car disintigrated. It blew apart instead of transferring the energy to me in the cabin. You see the same thing with Indy cars and the like. I lost $50,000, but not my life. The Enzo guy may fell the same. Yes, a person with a car that has this capability should learn to control it better befor this happens, but, at least he wasn't a Trailer Queen eh?
      • 8 Years Ago
      i still want to know hwo this happened, i had my jetta up to 150 last weekend with zero problems (MKV 2.0T with APR stage 1).
      • 8 Years Ago
      Maybe these Enzo drivers should spend some additional money to learn how to drive.

      Ed
      • 8 Years Ago
      #19 Some of the most sucessfully people I've met are not the brightest. Just because he has one and drives it that don't make him super smart. He is still a dumbass and now I question you. And never mind what I driver I take very good care of what I own...Oh I'm sorry he got two doors that he can take care of.
      • 8 Years Ago
      To #5, how is he dumb? He's smart enough and successful enought to afford a Enzo, how about you? At least this owner drives his car, this was the highest mileage Enzo with over 30k miles. The car was built to be driven, not no museum piece sitting in the garage.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Since when have cops had the right to close down a public road and charge admission for the benfit of their charity? Don't we own the roads? Cops, they really do think they own the world.
      • 8 Years Ago
      at this rate, even if i ever become rich to own one, i doubt there will be any left.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Pretty soon Ralph Nader will have to investigate these things as unsafe....
      • 8 Years Ago
      can we get a running countdown of how many enzos are left in a corner of the site, we are on 396 right?
      • 8 Years Ago
      That will buff right out
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