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Ferrari Enzo ZXX Sounds Off

by John Thomas

Gearheads get off on a sweet engine note. My dad drove Porsche 911s when I was growing up, so I grew to love their distinct rumble, and to this day about 99 times out of 100 I can identify one by its sound before I ever see it.

A main reason many people buy exotic sports cars in the first place is that they call attention to themselves not only visually but also with the way their motor roars. Obviously, Ferraris have deep, bellowing engine notes, but one in particular is so blaring that it got banned from driving not on the road, but on the track.

This non-street-legal, custom, 800+ horsepower Edo Competition Ferrari Enzo ZXX recently took to the track on Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps circuit, and after only a trio of laps it was red-flagged and asked to power off. The track has a decibel limit of 107, and this car cracked 140. Now it may seem silly that a Ferrari could be too loud to drive on a track, especially since most of the people watching it would be wearing earplugs. However, watch the video, and when you hear it how insanely loud it is you’ll understand that anyone in about a 10-mile radius from the track might have their eardrums blown out by its motor’s overwhelming scream. One caveat – it’s so loud, make sure when you listen to it that you have already turned your volume down pretty low.

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