2 years ago
Noted high-end car collector Tommy Hilfiger is parting ways with one of his most prized possessions: a 2003 Ferrari Enzo. It’s estimated to go for between $2.7 million and $3 million.
The car, which was first unveiled in ’02 at the Paris Motor Show, the Enzo has similar specifications to a Formula One race car, with a carbon-fiber chassis tub and Nomex honeycomb core weighing in at an astonishingly light 200 pounds. According to RM Sotheby’s, who’s auctioning it off January 19–20, 2017, in Arizona, the Enzo’s designer Ken Okuyama drafted its design on his lunch break. Fitted with a 65-degree Tipo F140B V-12 engine, the model goes from 0-60 in just 3.3 seconds, with a top speed of 218 mph. This is just one of 400 cars in existence.
But unlike the 399 other owners of the car, this one has special provenance, as it’s been owned and enjoyed by one of the greatest fashion icons of the last 30 years in Hilfiger. Also a major car enthusiast, Hilfiger sponsored the Formula One racing division, Scuderia Ferrari, in the 2000s; and designed their drivers’ uniforms. In a recent interview with Sotheby’s, Hilfiger wore his love for the supercar brand on his sleeve: “I love Ferraris….When it comes to Ferraris, I also love the 458 Speciale, the California, the older Daytonas, and LaFerrari.”
So why part ways with this ’03 Enzo? “I don’t drive fast sports cars like I used to; rather, these days, I prefer driving my Rolls-Royce Dawn or my Maybach.”