The Pope’s Ferrari

2005 Ferrari Enzo

Offered by RM Sotheby’s | Monterey, California | August 13, 2015

Photo - RM Sotheby's

Photo – RM Sotheby’s

Remember when the Enzo launched and everyone thought it was a weird naming convention and then Ferrari waited a decade and decided to name a car the LaFerrari? We can’t wait to see what name their next halo car is burdened with.

The Enzo is a monster. When this car launched it was the pinnacle of supercar performance. It’s like an F1 car for the street. Only 400 were built between 2002 and 2004. It is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V-12 making 651 horsepower.

The Enzo slots in the supercar gap before the LaFerrari but after the 288 GTO, F40 and F50. It’s a special car in a special lineage. But this one is even more special. First off, it was the final Enzo built. This is #400. It has unique trim pieces such as a carbon fiber rear spoiler and special seats.

Oh, and this car was gifted to Pope John Paul II. His Holiness probably didn’t get the car up to its 221 mph top speed and he probably never drove it at all (it only has 112 miles on the odometer). But he did bless it and then-Ferrari head Luca di Montezemolo wrote an inscription under the hood. This is called the most important Enzo ever built and it will have an outrageous price tag. Click here to see more and here for more from this sale.

Update: Sold $6,050,000.