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Many of you have been following the 2011 Targa Newfoundland here on Autoblog, what with our own Zach Bowman competing. Perhaps you were surprised to find out that rare supercars like a Maserati MC12 and a Ferrari Enzo had entered the demanding race.

Unfortunately, the Enzo has bowed out early after taking a turn for the worse when it lost control and dove into the Atlantic Ocean off a coastal road. The Enzo was piloted (and owned) by Zahir Rana, who also owns ZR Auto exotic car dealership. Ferrari produced 400 Enzos, and of them, Rana's was one of the fastest that road-legal after being modified to similar specifications as an FXX. It was tuned in Germany to deliver a bewildering 850 horsepower and held a 0-60 mph time of 2.8 seconds.

We were able to get a few quick glimpses of the Enzo with Rana and his navigator, Roland Linder, heading for the ocean thanks to Kia Canada. Kia is also entered in the race and was waiting in anticipation for their Forte Koup to come around the same bend in the road.

Rana has posted a video, which you can find after the jump, that clearly states his disappointment, but also his reasoning and reflection on what happened. He definitely has the right mindset, explaining how things like this happen in racing and he is lucky that he and his teammate were left unscathed in the incident. He also makes a point to sadly say, "It's only a car, it's not a big deal."

We agree wholeheartedly with Rana, but by the same token, having the incident happen to a car currently valued at $1.5 million is like throwing salt on the wound of enthusiasts and car insurance adjusters everywhere.

Follow the jump to see the devastating video of Rana's Enzo coming down a hill and landing in the ocean, along with a walk-around video of the car before the Targa Newfoundland began.
 

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Saw this earlier, I keep watching it just to hear the car.
 

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I have done road side security for this race series. I have to say that standing on the road side and having cars roar down toward me and then drift a 90 degree turn and power off up hill on a straight-away.
I would have loved to been there for this one.
 

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Great car, but some ridiculous comments.

"It's just a boo-boo." Yeah, right.

"A big applause for those 5 men." I hope he's talking about the guys who pulled the car out, not the one driving it. Sounds a little sarcastic, but maybe it's just his accent.
 

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i think the bugatti in the river was worst imo, the ferrari guy was street racing and lost control of his car the bugatti dude was just very very very very very very very very stupid! thats what happens when you text and drive lol
 

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no doubt that bugatti driver is a complete twat.... shame for that enzo guy...dirty roads with enzo power = whoops.
 

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i was thinking about that exact video when i read the thread title haha

here`s the vids
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=that enzo is a beast though, what a stunning paint job:banghead::spank::gun1:[/quote] this was in galveston, i actually had a chance to run into this guy at the gas station on seawall blvd. me and some friends went to ride our bikes, bicycles* i had gone in the store to get drinks and come out to find that veyron just chillin. it always amazes me how much seeing a car in photos differs from in person. in person that thing just looked amazing. the guy was a real **** though, would not stop for conversation about it, serves him right haha.
 

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You can tell by the way that guy is holding the steering wheel on the in car shot that he doesn't know what he's doing and needs to learn the basics in a safe environment.

It pains me that a very large proportion of the people who can afford performance cars have no idea how to control them and don't drive within their own limits.

Great sound. Poor car.
 

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i think the bugatti in the river was worst imo, the ferrari guy was street racing and lost control of his car the bugatti dude was just very very very very very very very very stupid! thats what happens when you text and drive lol
agreed. VEEEEEEEEERRYY stupid!!!!!:retard::crackup:

no doubt that bugatti driver is a complete twat.... shame for that enzo guy...dirty roads with enzo power = whoops.
:+1:a complete twat hahaha, like it mate. yeah twats like that shouldnt be allowed cars like this lmao :crackup:he couldnt of had it long, i bet there was a lot of jealeous family members and friends of his thinking HELL YEAH!!!!!!!! when they heard the news lol
this was in galveston, i actually had a chance to run into this guy at the gas station on seawall blvd.

me and some friends went to ride our bikes, bicycles*
i had gone in the store to get drinks and come out to find that veyron
just chillin.

it always amazes me how much seeing a car in photos differs from in person.

in person that thing just looked amazing.
the guy was a real **** though, would not stop for conversation about it, serves him right haha.
i`v never actually seen one in person myself, they are lovely machines like arent they. it sounds like this guy had it coming too by the sounds of it, you gotta expect people to want to talk to you about the car, i mean come on, some people may go a lifetime without actually never seeing one for real. what are they worth, not much shy of a million pound isnt it?
 
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