Z8 vs Ferrari 360 Modena

Discussion in '2000 BMW Z8' started by vacanyols, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. Re: Z8 vs Ferrari 360 Modena

    lets admit that ferrari is another fragance guys.. so .. anyways the ferrari looks sexyer ;). and also the porsche owns this cars :p but i would still take the ferrari.. <!-- Signature -->
     
  2. Re: Z8 vs Ferrari 360 Modena

    not on the same level, a fewrrari owner will never want to get a Z8 and vice versa.
    a Z8 owner will look more into Aston Martin or the likes, maybe maserati...
    a 360 owner would think more of a Turbo, or another Ferrari<!-- Signature -->
     
  3. Re: Z8 vs Ferrari 360 Modena

    I would take both the 360 and the Z8 and put them on dubs. lol
     
  4. Re: Z8 vs Ferrari 360 Modena

    I'd take an SL55. Should be included in this poll.<!-- Signature -->
     
  5. Re: Z8 vs Ferrari 360 Modena

    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from G1zm0</i>
    <b>not on the same level, a fewrrari owner will never want to get a Z8 and vice versa.
    a Z8 owner will look more into Aston Martin or the likes, maybe maserati...
    a 360 owner would think more of a Turbo, or another Ferrari</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->
    LOL, G1zm0. How the f*ck would you know what a ferrari owner or Z8 will want? Why don't you take it from the Z8 owners' forum:

    Z8 Tristan:
    "I have had thoughts about having a Ferrari for a long time and recently have been contemplating a 360. Actually call them pre-thoughts (once I start having thoughts, reality comes sooner than I would sometimes like). Yesterday, while attending a music show, a new red Ferrari 360 Spyder parked near to my silver/black Z8. I would say that this car was quite impressive, in an overstated ostentatious sort of way. It was my first time seeing one in the flesh and I was surprised how large a car it is (seemed very wide and long). It made my Z8 (which I always thought of as a big roadster), look small. To cut to the chase, I thought the Ferrari looked like an aging but still beautiful woman, with too much makeup on, a bit gauche, flashy but with an unsubstantiated type of beauty. This Ferrari has a sameness to it, common to other previous iterations from this company. The Z8, in contrast, has such an original, beguilingly seductive beauty, much more classical and to my way of thinking, more enduring. Several people checking these cars out, said they preferred the Z8, in the way of it's appearance. A friend who is an auto dealer said to me the Z8 is the hottest car on the road and to forget the Ferrari. I think I would enjoy a Ferrari for it's own sake, but the statement it makes about choice, taste and image are difficult for me to reconcile. For me this 360 was just too big, in many more ways than size."

    Z8Eldred:
    "Nice write-up. You're not missing anything IMO. Ferrari I owned was a money pit. Rarely got to enjoy the car. They are no longer on my list of cars to own."
    *Hey, maybe you're right G1zm0. But only AFTER the fact, haha!

    JBK:
    "I have owned both cars. I can tell you in my opinion the the Z8 is much more enjoyable to drive on a regular basis. More comfortable, easier to shift, guttier low and mid-range punch and better climate control and sound system to name a few. I sold the 360 and kept the Z8. The Z8 is a classic design that will never go out of style. While the same can be said of some old Ferrari's the more recent models seem to age quite fast. Today the Testarossa looks rather cartoonish. The Z8 is different as it has the look of a tasteful classic roadster."

    Z8Mania:
    "I think the 360 looks best in its regular (coupe) iteration. The spider desroys the cars lines, again, IMHO. I considered a 360 for a few days- but I didnt want the love/hate relationship and although the Z8 is flashy, the ferrari is the ultimate flashy machine."

    Z8 Tako:
    "I love both...... and enjoying both..... Z8 is more comfortable and elegant. F360 is wild and loud. And both of them are fast enough for me...."


    That is Z8 Tako's Z8 AND his 360 Spider below. Kinda blows your theory out of the water, huh?
     
  6. Re: Z8 vs Ferrari 360 Modena

    360 MODENA
     
  7. I would prefer the Ferrari.<!-- Signature -->
     
  8. Re: Z8 vs Ferrari 360 Modena

    I admit that the Z8 is a very good car, but I don't like it's stile. I prefer by far the styling of the 360 Spider, even if it's not my favourite Ferrari. The Ferrari has got also better handling and a more prestigious brand. The Z8 may be more practical, reliable and confortable, but for a passion buy I would take the Ferrari. Despite being good, I don't like the Z8, my favourite BMW's are M3, M5 and the new 7's.
     
  9. Re: Z8 vs Ferrari 360 Modena

    Of coz the Ferrari 360 Modena.<IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"><!-- Signature -->
     
  10. Re: Z8 vs Ferrari 360 Modena

    <!-- Signature -->
     
  11. Re: Z8 vs Ferrari 360 Modena

    360, faster and better handling, driving fun, styling etc<!-- Signature -->
     
  12. Re: Z8 vs Ferrari 360 Modena

    Ferrari, better handling, faster, more chicks lol
     
  13. Re: Z8 vs Ferrari 360 Modena

    both...<!-- Signature -->
     
  14. Re: Z8 vs Ferrari 360 Modena

    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from SuperSonic</i>
    <b>360, faster and better handling, driving fun, styling etc</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->
    It's only faster because it doesn't have a limiter, like the Z8 does. Up to that limiter, the Z8 is quicker.
     
  15. Re: Z8 vs Ferrari 360 Modena

    No, it isn't! I've read that the Z8 bad aerodynamics won't let it pass 280 Km/h while the 360 Spider reaches 290 Km/h. Ferrari also accelerates faster, thanks to its lower weight. But the Z8's engine has much more torque and it accelerates faster at low revs. In the Ferrari you have to shift down and take the car to the redline to feel it's 400hp, while in Z8 they're available since the lower revs.
     
  16. Re: Z8 vs Ferrari 360 Modena

    The Z8 has a limiter. It's artificially governed to 250 kmh. Just like almost all of its BMW stablemates, and their competitors over at Benz. The Z8 is quicker than the 360 Modena F1 *coupe* to the standing mile. See below.

    This is all the more amazing when you consider that the 360 creamed the Z8 to 60, doing it in 3.9 seconds in that test compared to the Z8's 4.7. At the quarter mile, the 360 is ahead, 12.25 vs. 12.84. This tells you that between the quarter mile trap speed (113.3 mph for the Modena) and the standing mile marker (152 mph), the Z8 is coming on strong like a badass, passing the 360 Modena. Unfettered of its limiter, the Z8 would show the Modena its taillights for an ungodly long amount of time.

    Now imagine what the Z8 would do to the 360 Modena Spider...

    (Where'd you get that top speed figure from for the Spider?)
     
  17. Re: Z8 vs Ferrari 360 Modena

    Don't bother imagining for too long. I'll give you the answer very shortly.
     
  18. Re: Z8 vs Ferrari 360 Modena

    Ah, here it is. C&D tested the Z8 against the 360 Modena F1 Spider. It also tested the DB7 Vantage Volante, but I'll leave that one out, since it was squashed by the Z8 as well.
    I've pasted in C&D's test results for the 360 Modena F1 coupe, which was tested against the DB7 and the 996TT. (The Porsche pretty much destroyed the Aston and Ferrari in a straight line.)
     
  19. Re: Z8 vs Ferrari 360 Modena

    Both have advantages over eachother so the desision would hard as hell...<!-- Signature -->
     
  20. Re: Z8 vs Ferrari 360 Modena

    in terms of speed i say the Modena is better(i've heard that it can go to 60 in 3.9 secs,and correct me if i heard wrong)
    the Z8 is faster in a very long straight line,but since we can never get to high speeds on the road,i'd take the Modena.
    but in terms of luxury and elegant matters,it's the Z8(much more smooth on the road).
    so i say both:the Modena for a spin downtown to impress the people,and the Z8 for a nice quiet ride with ur girlfriend.
    what do u think?
     
  21. Re: Z8 vs Ferrari 360 Modena

    360 MODENA.
     
  22. Re: Z8 vs Ferrari 360 Modena

    R:

    z8 is faster

    look at the stat shhet provided below
     
  23. Re: Z8 vs Ferrari 360 Modena

    I dont need to.
     
  24. Re: Z8 vs Ferrari 360 Modena

    This is my 200 post.
     
  25. Re: Z8 vs Ferrari 360 Modena

    well <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
    i was just guessing
    LOL
    hmmmm, i guess if i had a 360 i wouldn't wanna have a Z8 and viec versa... why ? because they are such different cars that's why... oh well <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>


    "LOL, G1zm0. How the f*ck would you know what a ferrari owner or Z8 will want? Why don't you take it from the Z8 owners' forum:"
     

Share This Page