Ferrari 360 Modena

As Ferrari’s entry level product, the 360 offered many technologies which made it a superior car to the F355 series it replaced. Highlighting the car was an all aluminum chassis which included many complex castings versus the aluminum sheet and tube chassis coming from England. The result of using aluminum for the frame made the 360 Modena’s chassis about 25 percent lighter than the F355’s.

Ferrari partnered with Alcoa to produce an entirely new all aluminum space-frame chassis that was 40% stiffer than the F355 which had utilized steel. The design was 28% lighter despite a 10% increase in overall dimensions. Along with a lightweight frame the new Pininfarina body styling deviated from traditions of the previous decade’s sharp angles and flip-up headlights.

The new V8 engine, common to all versions, utilizes a 3.6 liter capacity, flat plane crankshaft, titanium connecting rods and generates 400 bhp (300 kW). Despite what looks like on paper modest gains in reality the power to weight ratio was significantly improved on over the F355, this was due to the combination of both a lighter car and more power. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration performance improved from 4.6 to 4.3 seconds.

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Specs & Performance

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1999 – 2005
built at Maranello, Italy
price $ $ 140,000
engine V8
position Mid-Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC, 5 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Electronic Fuel Injection
displacement 3586 cc / 218.8 in³
bore 85.0 mm / 3.35 in
stroke 79.0 mm / 3.11 in
compression 11:1
power 294.6 kw / 395 bhp @ 8500 rpm
specific output 110.15 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 284.17 bhp per tonne
torque 372.8 nm / 275.0 ft lbs @ 4750 rpm
redline 8500
body / frame Aluminum Body over Cast Aluminum Frame
driven wheels Mid Engine / RWD
front tires 215/45ZR-18 Pirelli P Zero
rear tires 275/40ZR-18 Pirelli P Zero
front brakes Vented Discs w/ Vacuum Assist & ABS
rear brakes Vented Discs w/ Vacuum Assist & ABS
front wheels F 45.7 x 19.0 cm / 18.0 x 7.5 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 24.1 cm / 18.0 x 9.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/ Power Assist
f suspension Upper & Lower A-Arms w/Coil Springs, Adjustable Tube Shocks, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Upper & Lower A-Arms w/Coil Springs, Adjustable Tube Shocks, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1390 kg / 3064 lbs
wheelbase 2600 mm / 102.4 in
front track 1669 mm / 65.7 in
rear track 1618 mm / 63.7 in
length 4478 mm / 176.3 in
width 1923 mm / 75.7 in
height 1214 mm / 47.8 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.29:1, 2.16:1, 1.61:1, 1.27:1, 1.03:1, 0.85:1
final drive 4.44:1
top speed ~304.2 kph / 189.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.3 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~10.3 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~13.0 seconds
city fuel econ epa 23.52 L/100 km or 10 mpg-us
hwy fuel econ epa 14.70 L/100 km or 16 mpg-us
 

Auction & Sales Results

1999→2005 Ferrari 360 Modena

Rosso Corsa 2001 Ferrari 360 Modena ZFFYU51AX10126543 – sold for $104,500 A Well-Kept, Sub-1,800-Mile Example. Limited Ownership. Quintessential Ferrari Color Combination of Ferrari Rosso Corsa with red brake calipers and sporting an interior of tan leather with brown carpets. Comes with its books, tools, and flashlight in their original leather case, as well as a custom cover. There is a full service history from Ferrari Maserati of Fort Lauderdale, which supplied the car new. Auction Source: The Pebble Beach Auctions 2015 by Gooding and Company