By now, we’ve heard the story about the man named Stefan, his Enzo, a bump in the road and the ensuing almost-mythic tale about a bloody lip, a booze buzz, a smashed up Enzo and a very, very, puzzled police force.And oh, yeah: the Swedish mob and Homeland security.
It’s just plain weird: Stefan Eriksson, aka Fat Steffy, took his Ferrari Enzo up to 162 mph one morning on the famous California Pacific Coast Highway, caught air, hit a pole and…walked away. The pole, by the way, ended up back in the ground, upside down. Police, who started this whole thing just wanting to know who drove the Enzo into a pole ended up in an international web of mystery.
The happy ending to this surreal tale is that Ferrari says the Enzo can be repaired for about $200,000 - $300,000. As far as what happens to Eriksson – aside from driving a short bus in the San Fernando Valley – we’re not sure. Whatever it is, we’re confident that he’ll soon be riding high and loving life soon enough, driving the latest exotic that catches his fancy along PCH, Bloody Mary in hand and a mysterious German buddy by his side.
2006 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish
2006 Bugatti Veyron 16.4
Frankly, that’s an obscene amount of excess.
Price: Around $1.2 million
Price: $1.8 million, plus taxes. Experienced drivers only, please.
2007 Ferrari 599 GTB
Price: TBA. Expect a price of between $225,000 and $260,000 the prices of the outgoing 575 and 612.
2006 Fisker Latigo CS
Price: $180,000. Figures for the M6-based Fisker aren’t yet available, but the 2006 Fisker Latigo GS built on a BMW 650 Ci chassis sells for $180,000.
2006 Ford GTX1
Price: $149,995 for the GT – which is ending production, so be quick – plus $39,000 for the custom work makes for a total price tag of $188,995.
2006 Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
2006 Porsche Carrera GT
2006 Saleen S7
Photos courtesy of the automakers. Auto Show photography courtesy of Ron Perry