Ferrari 360 Modena

Ferrari 360 was the name given to three models of Ferrari cars ' specifically, the Ferrari 360 Modena, an enclosed two-door coupe; the Ferrari 360 Spider, a two-door convertible; and the Ferrari Challenge Stradale, the bare-bones version of the 360 Modena. The Ferrari 360 Modena has a 3.6 liter V8 engine producing over 300 kW (400bhp) of power and accelerating from zero to sixty miles per hour in a short 4.3 seconds. The 360 was generally well-received; however, some reviewers disparaged the vehicle for its handling at the limit. This criticism was a fairly large deal to the automotive press as they were displeased that Ferrari, with their expertise and creativity, could bring out a model that had such a flaw. Especially, to had such a flaw on a vehicle that just begs to be driven to fast and too recklessly. They described it as twitchy, much like that of its predecessors – the Ferrari 348 & the F355. Things were not exactly made better when a real life example of this occurred. Footballer Ian Wright unfortunately crashed his 360 with a mistimed downshift while slowing down on an uphill road. Seemingly, this could have tarnished the Ferrari brand, but as time has shown, people are less inclined to even remember that this was ever an issue for the Ferrari 360 Modena. Nevertheless, Ferrari must not have seen the problem as being severe because they used the 360 as the basis for its replacement, the Ferrari F430 which came out in 2004. This model was internally referred to as the 'evoluzione' or 'evo'. The 360 Modena was intended as the successor to the Ferrari F355, and was appropriately named after the town of Modena, the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari. It featured styling by Pininfarina and went into production in 1999.