Supercars are expensive from the get-go: there’s the initial up-front cost and then from there on out you have high maintenance costs, expensive insurance, and dreaded depreciation to worry about.
That’s before you even drive the thing, of course, after that you have to factor in high fuel consumption and costly repairs.
Taking that into account then, you might be thinking that no one would dare to daily-drive a supercar but here’s the keeper of a Ferrari Enzo which has racked up the kind of mileage you would expect to see on an average Toyota Prius.
Meet The 90,000-Mile Ferrari Hypercar, Which Is Always On The Road
This car is known as the MM Enzo to some people and was seen recently on Instagram where the owner of handle Dryl8k reveals an anecdote about the car that happened recently.
In fact, Dryl8k is the user of the car – Richard Losee is the owner and has been since its delivery around 2003.
As the story goes, Richard wanted to try to get the highest-mileage Enzo in the world, and it looks like he may well have met his goal, now the torch has been passed to the aforementioned gear head on Instagram.
After acquiring the car new in 2003, Richard Losee set about putting miles on the exotic vehicle, but also some extensive changes have been made to the body in the past – this is the first Targa -top Enzo.
The doors were taken off, a new set was purchased – which must have cost a fair bit - and then the top of the doors was removed to create the open-top.
Losee’s MM Enzo was under loan a couple of times to Road And Track magazine also in the first years when they racked up thousands of miles with the supercar.
The MM Enzo: 90,000 Miles And Still Going Strong
Following its stint with the magazine, the car was present at various events which culminated in an appearance in 2006 at the Utah Highway Patrol’s Fast Pass charity event where it was crashed by Losee.
At 206 mph the driver and car lost control and went airborne before the Ferrari was left strewn across the desert and left in a heap of metal.
Luckily, the driver was all in one piece, albeit severely injured, and managed to recover, then rebuilt the MM Enzo with two turbochargers added to raise power to more than 800 hp.
Today we can see the car being reported on as it climbs in mileage where currently it is passing 90,000 miles in style, with no discernable fatigue from the Italian thoroughbred.
All of this proves that mechanical unreliability and constant repairs are not necessarily part-and-parcel with owning a Ferrari or indeed a supercar in general.
Of course, having the pot of money to keep it maintained and in good fettle is essential, but it looks like the Ferrari engine is pretty robust.
The best thing about this story is the knowledge that at least one supercar is being used regularly and not kept in a storage lock-up – there are few things more appealing than a dirty, dusty 6-liter V12 Ferrari hypercar with a long and eventful history.