Ferrari 360 was the name given to three models of Ferrari cars: the Ferrari 360 Modena a two-door coupe, the Ferrari 360 Spider, a convertible two-door, and the Challenge Stradale, the enhanced version of the 360 Modena. Ferrari 360 Modena has a 3.6 liter V8 engine 400CV the power and speed of 0-100 km / h in 4.3 seconds. All have eight-cylinder engine and aluminum chassis. The 360 also served as the basis for its successor, Ferrari F430 launched in 2004.
The 360 is available with a gearbox semi-automatic controlled by "paddles" on the steering column The 360 Modena (the city where Enzo Ferrari was born) are signed by Pininfarina such as the F355. Its V8 engine-visible central-rear is the same as the previous version, but improved. It was the first driver of Ferrari built entirely in aluminum. The car entered production in 1999.
The Ferrari tradition, marked by the F40 model is the performance before the luxury. This tradition has recently been sidelined in favor of leather seats and other comforts of the 360 Modena and the 575M Maranello, but Ferrari returned to its roots with the Challenge Stradale. It is a two-door coupe like the 360 Modena on the outside, although it was slightly improved its aerodynamics. The main differences are an aluminum chassis (causing a vehicle significantly lighter) a 3.6 V8 engine optimized, improved brakes and suspension, larger wheels and tires of 19 inches, a sequential gearshift Formula 1 style and expressive use Component fiber of carbon.
It was officially introduced in March 2003 at the International Motor Show in Geneva and went into production shortly thereafter.