Ferrari Enzo FXX Takes Swimming Lessons… Fails

By | September 18, 2011

ferrari FXX crash into atlantic ocean

Those crazy Canucks are at it again, and this time in car form!

You’ve joined us for events such asĀ GoldRush Rally 2011 and Targa Trophy 2010, so you’re familiar with the various long-distance racing events. Well, Canada hosts one called the Targa Newfoundland.

Targa Newfoundland is a bit different than simply covering mileage while outrunning the police mounties, though. 20% of their course is made up of closed courses where you get to legally test the limits of your toboggan sports car. Sounds pretty sweet, except for when that closed course has you opposite-locking into the Atlantic ocean… Watch it happen with interviews with the driver:

As for the Enzo, it was tuned by German tuner Edo to be a roadgoing version of the FXX, and it looks the part. Sources say that it’s capable of 0-60 in 2.8 seconds and top speed of over 240mph due to its 840hp powerplant.

Check it out pre-crash here:

While we’re very sad to see another Enzo crash, we’re very glad the driver was unharmed and that water damage is about the only issue with the car. We’re confident we’ll see it back on Canadian icefields roads in no time!

[ | Jalopnik]


2 Comments

Chad Waite on September 19, 2011 at 12:57 pm.

Call me crazy, but I’m not sure I like the look of that car. I think the Enzo is one of the best looking vehicles ever made, but the FXX tweaks to it have kinda killed it. Glad the driver/navigator/car are all ok.

AJ Wilcox on September 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm.

You’re definitely not crazy. I absolutely love the overall feel of the FXX because it just screams fighter jet. I agree though, it’s far less beautiful

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