In depth: BBR Ferrari Enzo 1/18
Definition of the original design of the Ferrari Enzo is made according to the original factory drawings.
The way the doors open reminds us of the Ferrari 512S sports car, which was a main protagonist in the 1970s in sports car racing. Small details can be found such as the vehicle identification plate situated on the edge of the front wing and sill which can be found by opening the drivers door.
The opening of the front luggage compartment has got a shock-absorber for a softer closing action and the rear bonnet (engine cover) has got a security bar to allow the inspection of the mechanical parts.
Like the real car the model includes fine details such as an exact replica of the fuel filler cap which is signed by Ferrari. The exterior road mirrors of different sizes are positioned properly. Present on the model are Ferrari badges of exact size and thickness on the front wings(which can be removed) and nose.. The model is complete with all exterior lights including indicators as the original car.
The model reproduces exactly to scale, radiator grilles and radiator fans which push out the hot air away from the engine.
The body is made from a sandwich of carbon fibre and a honeycomb in aluminium.
If you open the front luggage compartment and the rear engine cover you can see a replica of carbon fibre reproducing the different tones.
The engine is re-created correctly, a 65 degree angled V 12, carbon fibre air box, complete exhaust system including catalytic converter.
All cables, leads and oil system can be found in detail, including oil coolers. The suspension system is complete with working springs.
The Braking system can be seen by removing the road wheels, this can be achieved by undoing the central aluminium bolt with the wheel brace provided in the box.
When the wheel is removed, you can see the brake disc made in carbon, as seen on Ferrari F1 cars, the calipers have Ferrari script on them, the hub is detailed, and fits exactly on the wheel.
Aerodynamic spoilers and rear extractors, are derived from F1, and are perfectly reproduced.
The interior is detailed in every way, a grille is positioned on part of the dashboard ,you are able to see the pedal box clearly, the seats are produced in soft material to replicate the seats of the car. Instrumentation is made and placed separately, including air ducting, the engine start button is red coloured, the shaped steering wheel is designed for aided visibility, and is complete with buttons.
The front luggage compartment ,is carpeted , and is equipped with fitted scale luggage, which can be taken out of the car. Under the floor of the baggage compartment, is the battery, brake fluid reservoir, and you can clearly see the front suspension detail.
You can see the exactely replica over all the model for the Carbon Fibre, made with a special tampoprint system.
We thank Poltrona Frau, for providing us with the designs of the suitcases gaven with the model, which are in the box.
The model is made up with more then 1143 parts.
OVERALL LENGHT: approx 260mm
OVERALL WIDTH: approx 114mm
OVERALL HEIGH: approx 64mm
HIGH QUALITY METAL BODY
FULL OPENING PART
HAND ASSEMBLED FROM OVER 570
FINISHED USING ORIGINAL FERRARI COLOURS
DIE-CAST PARTS: 43
PLASTIC PARTS: 255
PRECISION METAL PARTS: 73
OTHER MATERIALS: 120
Source: BBR Models