Customization is one of the trademarks of luxury, and in the world of automobiles, this includes everything from the inside to the outside. If you want all-leather upholstery, you can have it, and some automobile manufacturers even let you choose the sort of stitching that will line the seats. The possibilities for color on the façade are limitless, including the ability to create your own shade of color. Ferrari offers a Tailor Made program to cater to the different demands of its best clientele, where a team of professionals lead by a personal designer supports the buyer in conceptualizing their ideal automobile.
Next month, RM Sotheby’s will be auctioning a matte black Ferrari Enzo. This one-of-a-kind vehicle was produced for a member of the Brunei royalty and what’s so special about this car is that it is the first-ever Ferrari Hypercar that came out of the Maranello factory with a matte black finish. Called “Nero Opaco”, this colour is a stark shift from the traditional picks like red, yellow or black. To complement the matte black exterior, the Ferrari Enzo’s interiors are also fitted with Nero leather and carpets.
This auction deal is even more rare because the Ferrari Enzo is one of just 400 Enzos ever made using carbon fiber. Such technology was unusual in the early 2000s, and its use propelled the Prancing Horse to the forefront of its competition. A 6.0 litre naturally aspirated V12 engine with 651hp powers the mechanical beast. It is also combined with an automatic six-speed manual gearbox inspired by F1. The automobile had a little more than 3,500 kilometers on the odometer. The hypercar, a crown gem of the Bruneian royal family, will go under the hammer with no reserve between 5-7 December 2022 at the RM Sotheby’s Sealed Sale (Lot 101).