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 byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
production years1999 – 2005
built atMaranello, Italy
price $$ 140,000
valvetrainDOHC, 5 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedElectronic Fuel Injection
displacement3586 cc / 218.8 in³
bore85.0 mm / 3.35 in
stroke79.0 mm / 3.11 in
power294.6 kw / 395 bhp @ 8500 rpm
specific output110.15 bhp per litre
bhp/weight284.17 bhp per tonne
torque372.8 nm / 275.0 ft lbs @ 4750 rpm
body / frameAluminum Body over Cast Aluminum Frame
driven wheelsMid Engine / RWD
front tires215/45ZR-18 Pirelli P Zero
rear tires275/40ZR-18 Pirelli P Zero
front brakesVented Discs w/ Vacuum Assist & ABS
rear brakesVented Discs w/ Vacuum Assist & ABS
front wheelsF 45.7 x 19.0 cm / 18.0 x 7.5 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 24.1 cm / 18.0 x 9.5 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/ Power Assist
f suspensionUpper & Lower A-Arms w/Coil Springs, Adjustable Tube Shocks, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionUpper & Lower A-Arms w/Coil Springs, Adjustable Tube Shocks, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight1390 kg / 3064 lbs
wheelbase2600 mm / 102.4 in
front track1669 mm / 65.7 in
rear track1618 mm / 63.7 in
length4478 mm / 176.3 in
width1923 mm / 75.7 in
height1214 mm / 47.8 in
transmission6-Speed Manual
gear ratios3.29:1, 2.16:1, 1.61:1, 1.27:1, 1.03:1, 0.85:1
final drive4.44:1
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 epa23.52 L/100 km or 10 mpg-us
hwy fuel econ epa14.70 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