There are good crate engines and then there are thrilling crate engines. This is your chance to own one from the latter category, because someone is selling an unused Ferrari Enzo V12 that’s still in its factory crate.
A beautiful piece of design in its own right, the engine is a new, old stock unit that comes complete with inlets, an airbox, ancillaries, and an engine loom. Covered in exquisite carbon fiber detailing, this Tipo 140 engine provides a fascinating look under the hood at the engine that powered one of Ferrari’s best remembered hypercars.
Even the box surrounding the engine is kind of fascinating on this lot, which is being sold out of Miami, Florida. We can’t help but feel excited at all of the possibilities that could come from this engine.
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If you bought this engine, you could do like the auction house suggests and mount it for a display. It seems a shame to let this 6.0-liter V12 engine lay idle, though. When new, it was rated for 651 hp (485 kW/660 PS) at 7,800 rpm and 485 lb-ft (657 Nm) of torque at 5,500 rpm.
And what car wouldn’t benefit from a high-revving, naturally-aspirated V12 under its hood? It could, for instance, be fun to buy a bad Ferrari and make it better with this engine. You could find a way to fit it under the hood of a Mondial and turn it into something really interesting.
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While I think that the laws of geometry might prevent it, I can’t help but think that it would also be funny to turn the Pontiac Fiero, which spent so much of its life pretending to be a Ferrari, into a real performer with this engine.
Naturally, those would both be hideous money burning endeavors, and there is likely a way to turn this engine into something that people with money would actually be interested in. It would be hard work gaining your investment back, though, because RM Sotheby’s estimates that this engine will be worth between $200,000 and $300,000.