The most massive and most affordable car Ferrari was the model F360 Modena, which got its name in honor of the city where Enzo Ferrari was born. This rear-wheel drive sports 2-seater coupe was first introduced in Geneva on March 9, 1999 as the successor to the most popular at the time F355. In the future, the share of F360 in the production of all produced Ferrari cars began to be 2/3, it was produced from April 1999 to October 2004. Ferrari 360 Modena was replaced in 2005 by the F430.
In addition to Modena, there are also other versions with this index: the F360 Challenge Stradale (F360 CS) and the F360 Spider cabriolet, equipped with a top automatically folding for 20 seconds and except for the weight almost the same as the base model. 3 more modifications were created to participate in the races: F360 GT, F360 GT-C and F360 Challenge. As a wedding gift from Ferrari to its president, the F360 Barchetta was made and presented in one copy.
Ferrari 360 Modena has repeatedly undergone constructive improvements, each time becoming more sophisticated, although outwardly it has not changed, which is certainly a significant merit of bodybuilding studio Pininfarina, which is a traditional partner of Ferrari and initially set the highest level of design. Exterior F360 Modena swift and at the same time streamlined. Aerodynamics brought to the peak of perfection, which improved the dynamic performance of the machine.
At the heart of the design of the Ferrari Modena is a load-bearing, all-aluminum chassis with a 40% increased rigidity and a 28% lower weight than the F355, made in partnership with Alcoa. The weight distribution along the axes is 42:58%. In addition, structural details are used, usually used in Formula 1 cars. In the front and rear bumpers of the Ferrari 360 Modena are openings connected to each other; at high speeds the air flow passing through them presses the car to the road. Dimensions of the model 4480/1920/1210 mm with a base of 2600 mm and 1669/1617 mm track. The curb weight is 1400 kg. Trunk volume 220 liters.
Modena is equipped with a choice of one of two driving modes: “sporty” and “road”. To do this, simply press the button that controls the electronics - the ASR system that holds the car and does not allow the driver to lose control of the car. One type of steel shift knob, moving in a shiny steel backstage, will awe the fan of this brand.
The set of installed equipment and the proposed options are not inferior to “ordinary” expensive cars and are limited only by the owner’s imagination. V8 engine with 5 valves per cylinder, dohc gas distribution system and a volume of 3,586 l has a power of 400 hp. at 8500 rpm and torque of 372 Nm at 4750 rpm. Acceleration to a hundred takes 4.5 s, the maximum speed reaches 295 km / h.
The average consumption of gasoline AI-98 is 17.9 liters per 100 km. This engine with reduced exhaust emissions and noise levels is traditionally located in front of the rear axle. It is so aesthetic, - red with silver pipes, - that the designers also traditionally closed it with a transparent hood. In this engine, the highest torque is distributed in the range from 4750 to 7000 rpm. As a result, even at medium speeds (3500-4000 rpm) thrust is more than enough to make a breakthrough in the fifth and sixth gears. After improvements in 2003, the engine power was raised to 425 hp, acceleration improved by half a second, and the maximum speed of 300 km / h.
This engine was equipped with F360 Challenge Stradale (F360 CS). Modena was installed 6MKPP or 6-speed semi-automatic electro-hydraulic gearbox F1A with gear shifting “oars” under the steering wheel. Power steering and ABS - standard. Suspension independent double wishbone front and rear.
The brakes are fully disc, with a diameter of 330 mm. The size of the tires 275 / 40ZR18. Model F360 Modena has earned popularity due to its excellent driving performance. Electronic systems that control the basic parameters of the engine, transmission and suspension, greatly simplify management. Optimum weight distribution solves almost all issues related to the behavior of the car on the road.
The F360 Challenge Stradale version (F360 CS) differed from the base Modena in dimensions of 4477/1922/1199 mm, a weight reduced by 110 kg, a carbon fiber frame of seats and mirrors, 19-inch wheels of 225/35 air force and ceramic brakes. Further options included, in order to further reduce the weight, the replacement of leather upholstery for fabric, the rejection of electric windows and mirrors.