Ultra-Rare $3 Million Ferrari Enzo Gets Crashed, Split in Half, and Abandoned
Most Ferrari Enzo examples live sheltered lives in ultra-clean supercar collections worldwide. However, one unfortunate Ferrari got crashed, split in half, and subsequently abandoned by its owner back in 2006.
According to MotorTrend’s Auto/Biography Show, this Enzo wreck stretched over a quarter of a mile. However, as other drivers stumbled upon the crashed hypercar in the early hours of the morning, the driver had vanished.
How do you crash a $3 million Ferrari Enzo?
This broken Ferrari Enzo story begins in February of 2006 in Malibu, California, with a street race. According to Auto/Biography, the Enzo reportedly stumbled across a Mercedes-McLaren SLR, so the two drivers decided to race. The estimates suggest that the Italian hypercar hit a maximum speed of 162 mph. At this point, a bump on the road sent the car into the air, eventually crashing and taking down a utility pole, and cutting power to the residents.
As you can see from the photos, the crash left the Ferrari Enzo in a million pieces. The crash reportedly stretched over a quarter of a mile, with the naturally-aspirated V12 sitting in the middle of the Pacific Coast Highway. Despite the car’s destroyed state, the main cabin remained relatively unharmed. This means the car hit the utility pole at the exact angle that wouldn’t seriously injure the driver.
Unfortunately, the driver of the car wasn’t at the crash site. However, Auto/Biography report that a man called Bo Stefan Eriksson was reportedly speaking with police. Despite lacking injuries, the man allegedly claimed he was the passenger at the time of the crash. However, that wasn’t exactly true.
This hypercar crash spawned an unusual lie
Bo Stefan Eriksson allegedly told police officers that a man named Dietrich took the Ferrari Enzo to the estimated top speed of 162 mph. Additionally, Eriksson reportedly told police that he owned the crashed hypercar. As the search for Dietrich got nowhere, the FBI reportedly arrived on the scene. The FBI eventually collected all of the hypercar’s scattered parts and took them to a safe location for examination.
To make a long story short, it turns out that Bo Stefan Eriksson was a Swedish businessman named Stefan Eriksson. Additionally, Eriksson allegedly illegally smuggled the Ferrari Enzo out of Scottland to avoid repossession. As a result, the hypercar was living in LA illegally. It also won’t surprise you to learn at this point that the FBI determined that Eriksson was driving the car.
According to Autoblog, Eriksson reportedly came clean and admitted he was the driver. As a result of this massive investigation, the FBI found that other governments also wanted Eriksson. Autoblog report that the FBI charged Eriksson with at least nine offenses in the U.S. These included grand theft, drunk driving, embezzlement, and illegal gun possession, says Autoblog.
Where is the crashed Enzo now?
While the Ferrari Enzo’s shady owner turned out to be a wanted international criminal, there is a happy ending. According to Autoblog, the crashed Ferrari eventually returned to the carmaker’s factory in Italy. There, the engineers that built it initially decided to restore it to like-new condition. The image embedded above shows the actual crashed Ferrari after its reconditioning.
According to Road and Track, the infamous Ferrari sold at auction for $1.75 million back in 2016. While it may lead a new life, this Enzo will forever be the hypercar that cracked an international manhunt thanks to a massive crash.