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According to the latest V8 + midship Ferrari specifications, it takes only 2.9 seconds from rest to 100 km/h, with a maximum speed of 340 km/h. It's a great performance. Even if you only consider that the engine power is 720 ps, which is 50 ps higher than the previous generation, you can imagine the degree of evolution.
On the other hand, it is true that the number of fans who feel a slight sense of fatigue is increasing due to the rapid evolution of those changes. "Even if the area you can't master is so much evolved ..." "Will there be a difference in explicitness when the next model is born?". The number of hearing such voices has increased considerably in recent years.
What these people are looking for is a model that has a good balance between the pleasure you can get in daily life and the performance like a super car. They are the heroes of the past who have the taste to deliver the feeling of "I'm riding a Ferrari now" directly to the heart with a rich feeling just by driving in the city.
One of the models that is attracting attention is the 360 Modena, which was built between 1999 and 2005. One of the main reasons for this is the sound of the five-valve natural intake V8 engine behind it. Its high, sharp, organic timbre, reminiscent of the Ferrari F1 machine, echoes through the air, making it one of the most beautiful sound in the history of the Ferrari V8 unit, alongside the previous F355. In fact, a feeling that changes completely after only 3 minutes of running is a blissful beauty that is a little hard to feel from the current Ferrari.
Based on the 3.5 liter capacity of the F355, the 3.6 liter unit has been improved by extending the stroke by 2mm to achieve 400ps/8500rpm and 38.0kgm/4750rpm. The transmission was equipped with a 6-speed MT and a paddle shift 6-speed F1 matic. The acceleration time from 0km/h to 100km/h is 4.5 seconds, and the maximum speed is 295km/h, which is milder than the latest model, but please think calmly. Even so, it's a level that you can't use it well, right?
The chassis on which the power unit is mounted is one of the characteristics that separates the previous model from 360 and later. Instead of steel pipe space frames or monocoque/steel pipe combinations, it was the first Ferrari to use an all-aluminum space frame made by extrusion. This method continued until the latest model, which became the trend of Ferrari. The origin of Modern Ferrari can be called the 360.
Speaking of styling design, the 360 was the first in Midship Ferrari to adopt the fastback style in Berlinetta instead of the tunnel back style up to F355. By the way, many people think that the body of the car has grown from the 360 modela, but in fact, it has grown almost 23 cm in length compared to the F 355, but only about 2 cm in width. The combination of various curved surfaces makes us feel that way.
If you take a close look at it now, you'll find that it's a very clever design, modern and classical, glamorous and sleek. I understand that it was a hit.
|Tomoyuki Shimada's Highlights!|
I noted that the beauty of the 360 lies in the sound of the engine, but since this car has been replaced with exhaust made by Kreissieg and has been modified so that the volume can be switched with the switch inside the car, this is Evidence that the previous owner loved the engine sound. Of course, there is a matter of preference, but there are also normal parts. In addition, a navigation system is retrofitted and works as a back monitor in conjunction with the camera mounted on the upper right of the rear license plate. The head lamp is made of Xenon, and the heat shielding cover of the drive shaft has been replaced with stainless steel to provide heat protection. At first glance, it looks completely normal type, but the details have been modified.
It was equipped with a genuine option such as a full power seat, a head lamp washer, and a challenge grill.
There are some minor stepping-stones on the nose and other parts of the front and a few scratches under the bumper, which are proof that the car was not sleeping and was driving properly. The paint on the body is glossy, and the engine room and the front luggage space are clean. The basic condition is good.
It was a 2003 model year parallel import car (new car) and the mileage we covered was 29777 km. The attached document is only the automobile inspection certificate and there is no instruction manual, but a keyless spare and a tool kit are attached.
Since the engine speed rises quickly and it is a good car that can run without problems in the future, it may be suitable for those who want to enjoy the sensuality of this car by running it instead of displaying it as a collection.
Originally written by Tomoyuki Shimada
Photo by Yukio Yoshimi
Published on March 2019
|Year of Purchase||Sep 2003|