2000 Ferrari 360 Modena
£65,995 | Location: United Kingdom
The Ferrari 360 is a two-seater, mid-engine, rear wheel drive sports car manufactured by Italian automotive manufacturer Ferrari from 1999 to 2005. It succeeded the Ferrari F355 and was replaced by the Ferrari F430 in 2005.
Ferrari partnered with Alcoa to produce an entirely new all aluminium 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, utilises a 3.6 litre capacity, a flat plane crankshaft and titanium connecting rods. The engine generates a power output of 395 hp.
The first model to be produced was the 360 Modena followed later by the 360 Spider and finally as a special edition, the Challenge Stradale.
The first model of the 360 to be produced was the Modena, named after the town of Modena, the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari. Transmission choice ranges from 6-speed manual transmission, or an F1 electrohydraulic manual transmission.
6-Speed Manual, Nouvalari Tubi Exhaust, TDF Blue Metallic, 18″ Alloys, Silver Calipers, Blu Scuro Leather Carbon Buckets Seats with White Contrast Stitching, Full Leather Dashboard, Leather Headlining, Blu Scuro Carpets, Ferrari FM Radio, Climate Control, Sports Mode, Electric Windows, Electric Mirrors , Fog Lights, Driver + Passenger Airbags, Tool Kit, Ferrari Car Cover, Maglite Torch.
Finished in a rich coat of TDF Blue Metallic this superbly specified 360 Modena feels almost timeless, with a deep metallic shine perfectly capturing the cars elegant curves.
Overall condition is good considering the cars age and mileage, with nothing more than a few commiserate blemishes to note across the paintwork and trim.
Continuing the wonderful spec, factory optioned Carbon bucket seats sit pride of place in the cabin; upholstered in Blu Scuro leather with contrasting white stitching they look sensational and provide excellent support. The blue leather spans to the dashboard, headlining and steering wheel and presents very well throughout, with just a small scuff on the drivers bolster to note.
Aluminium trim is abundant on door cards, dash and centre console which also houses the gated manual stick, a shine to many as it ages and an absolute joy to use when driving. This example is also free from the dreaded sticky switches, with all buttons and switch gear functioning as expected.
Engine & Transmission:
The engine fitted to the 360 was an evolution of that designed for the F355 but with a small increase in cubic capacity to 3.6 litres, hence the 360 model designation. The block, cylinder heads, sump, and castings were constructed from light alloy, featuring Nikasil treated alloy cylinder liners and titanium alloy con rods. The 360 was also the first Ferrari with a clear glass engine cover, prompting stylist Pininfarina to respond to requests from prospects at motor shows with “Why must we keep the masterpiece in the car?’”.
This example fires immediately into life, with a roll of ignition throttle, and settles purposefully to that familiar V8 buzz which is made even better by the inclusion of a Nouvalari Tubi Exhaust. The highlight however is the 6-speed manual gearbox; a rarity in the modern world of supercars it is a genuine joy to use after a recent overhaul, providing a level of tactility and engagement that an F1 variant can never quite match.
Wheels, Tyres & Brakes:
Faultless factory 18 inch starfish alloys present in silver metallic. Silver brake calipers continue the elegant aesthetic of the 360 and sit in fine fettle, with no chips or flaking to the paint. The discs and pads in good order with no lipping or pad material build up in the cross-drill sections.
Wheels are shod in matching Pirelli P-Zero rubber with ample tread remaining at each corner.
Supplied new to the UK from Maranello Ferrari Egham on 18/05/2000 this classic and beautifully presented 360 Modena has been under the care of its current owner since 2011. The service book indicates the car has wanted for nothing over the years; with 16 stamps from a combination of main dealers and specialists, which includes a Full Cambelt service in November 2019 just 50 miles ago, as well as a recent gearbox overhaul by specialists SMDG.
A brimming history file also includes many supporting invoices that outline much of the work the car has been subject to over the years, as well as a log of MOTs that track and verify the cars mileage with the most recent free from any advisories which is valid until September 2021.
Present with the car is the complete original book pack with leather folder, COC, Maglite Torch, Original Tool Kit, Ferrari Car Cover and a complete set of keys with remote fobs.