In 1999, Ferrari considered their much-loved and hugely accomplished 355 ready for replacing, a bold move as many thought it the marques best junior supercar ever. The 360 adopted new materials and construction methods and Ferrari designed the 355's successor from scratch. The firm's desire to be back at the forefront of racing with its successful endurance and F1 programmes at the time had also filtered its way down to the street cars. The design was revolutionary for example making extensive use of exotic lightweight materials throughout, the 360's construction has resulted in the frame weighing 28% less than the outgoing 355, structural rigidity having been increased by an amazing 40%. With Ferrari wanting the interior to be more spacious, the wheelbase was stretched by 150mm, width rising by 15mm, the need to accomodate a set of golf clubs having been a pre-requisite. Ferrari paid particular attention to improving underbody aerodynamics and thus the 360 boasts a completely flat bottom with two prominent diffusers clearly visible from the rear.
The 360's Tipo F131B engine produced a staggering 400bhp at 8500rpm from just 3586cc! This resulted in an extremely impressive 0-60 time requiring just 4.4 seconds and a 186mph top speed. It came as no surprise when Turin styling house Pininfarina, who have a long-standing association with Ferrari, were chosen to create the bodywork and interior. Notable features from a what is a very modern design are the gaping air intakes for the front-mounted radiators and those 250 LM-esque engine-cooling ducts mounted atop the rear wings. Thanks to a great deal of time in the wind tunnel, Pininfarina produced an exceptionally clean profile without need for additional wings, flares or blisters. One of the other striking features on the 360 Modena is a large glass rear screen that proudly displays the engine in all its glory.
Introduced at the Geneva Salon in March 1999, the Modena unsurprisingly swelled Ferrari's order books and a two year backlog was on the cards within weeks. The model stayed in production until 2004 when the F430 was introduced
This example was delivered to its first owner by Maranello on the 29th of October 2000. The car is equipped with a manual gearbox and is presented in Rosso Corsa with Rosso piped Crema leather and Rosso carpets. Additionally the car is fitted with modular split alloys and enamel Scuderia wing shields. The car was serviced by the supplying dealer (Maranello) every year on time until 2007. The celebrity chef and current owner, Gino D' Acampo, purchased the car from Maranello in 2006 and since then DK Engineering have had the pleasure of maintaining the car for him. Throughout the car's life no service has been missed and the service book shows no less than 14 service stamps in total. In October 2011 the car received a major service, new cam belts and a fresh MOT at DK Engineering to help ensure it is ready for the new owner to use and enjoy immediately. All in all the car is in superb condition inside and out. The current mileage is 35,000 miles, although the condition reflects that of a much lower mileage example. This car represents an excellent opportunity to acquire an extremely desirable modern classic with a thorough and comprehensive service record.
PDI 29/10/00 Maranello
1,082 Miles 15/01/01 Maranello
4,105 Miles 19/08/02 Maranello
4,490 Miles 07/03/03 Maranello
8,423 Miles 11/03/04 Maranello
10,886 Miles 16/08/04 Maranello (Cambelts)
12,734 Miles 03/03/05 Maranello
14,172 Miles 23/12/05 Maranello
19,010 Miles 15/02/07 Maranello
19,938 Miles 09/06/07 DK Eng (Cambelts)
23,470 Miles 14/04/08 DK Eng
28,052 Miles 04/06/09 DK Eng
33,753 Miles 09/07/10 DK Eng
35,341 Miles 07/10/11 DK Eng (Cambelts)
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