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TiemenT
05-31-2004, 01:04 AM
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"Launched in 1999, the much-loved
Ferrari 360 Modena is currently undergoing a technical upgrade and visual makeover. The sportscar marque’s new “mainstream” sports car, which is due to debut next year, will fight back at the recently launched 500bhp V10 Lamborghini Gallardo.

Exact technical specifications of the new sportscar remain unclear, but an increased capacity version of the 4.2-litre V8 used in the Maserati Coupe and Spyder is being tested.

Expected to be around 4300cc, it will offer a much higher rev band through the use of a flat plane crank, revised, lighter internal components and a new air
induction system and electronics. With in excess of 475bhp on tap it will be well up from the 360 Modena's present 400bhp output.

However with major strides being made in the mid-size mid-engined sector by sportscar rivals, Ferrari are strongly considering fitting a new 5.0-litre V8 or V10 engine, derived from the Enzo supercar's 600bhp 6.0-litre V12 unit. With 500bhp available it will meet the Gallardo head on, while offering 75bhp more than currently on offer in the 'extreme' 360 Modena derived road racer, the 'Challenge Stradale'.

Rumours are that Ferrari has already registered the Ferrari 430 name in the USA.

Development of the new car has seen several evolutionary stages.The launch of the new 309km/h Lamborghini Gallardo raised the bar but Maranello’s engineers and management are very confident that they can respond to the challenge thrown down.

The project received a setback when a fire ripped through Ferrari’s road car experimental hangar on 17 March this year, the blaze destroying a number of prototype cars, believed to include the 360 replacement, and technical equipment before it was brought under control by the Italian Fire Brigade.

Spy photography has led Italiaspeed to present an exclusive preview of the new car Whereas the stylish and curved main body will be carried over from the current model, the newcomer will offer new wings, headlights, engine lid, bumpers, sideskirts and interior.

Increased wheel arches will enable larger 19-inch wheels and a wider track width at both the front and rear axles to be offered.  The new alloy wheels will be made with Ferrari's trademark starfish pattern, and will not be dissimilar to
those presented on the Enzo supercar.

The front bumper will have a full-width lateral air inlet to supply more air to the new 5.0-litre engine, while the rear air scoops will become much more prominent. ew headlights will give the car a closer family resemblance to the brand’s recent 612 Scaglietti 2+2 sports coupe.

The rear of the car will feature modified openings around the tailpipes and a new diffuser design As is usual, the styling has been undertaken by Pininfarina, under the guidance of Ferrari’s own in-house head of design, Frank Stephenson.

The Spider version of the 430 will debut shortly after the launch of the coupe Ferrari has been experimenting with the possibility of using Fioravanti’s novel retractable hard-top design, first presented on the Italian design house's Alfa Romeo Vola concept at the 2001 Geneva Motor Show. However it is still unclear as to whether the new Spider will be launched with this feature.

Gianpaolo_E46
05-31-2004, 01:20 AM
BEAUTIFUL! *mw* *th-up*

Gamite
05-31-2004, 01:22 AM
ew

wait wait..


ahem... "PHOTOSHOP!!!"

King Luis
05-31-2004, 01:54 AM
^^^^true p-chop
and i hate how ferrari is designing their cars

TiemenT
05-31-2004, 01:55 AM
^ you have Ferrari's designs ?? please... go for brain-check :P

burnhard88
05-31-2004, 02:49 AM
^... :D...

*uzi*

King Luis
05-31-2004, 03:12 AM
Originally posted by TiemenT
^ you have Ferrari's designs ?? please... go for brain-check :P

what i mean is that the 355 and the 550 are awesome looking cars..
then they came out with the enzo which i think styling wise did not look good......then the 612 they just came out with don't imo look like a ferrari.....then this???
the 360 they have now looks good...but now with the whole lets make the lights vertical.... *thmbsdwn* i'm not liking it*thmbsdwn*

tifosi
05-31-2004, 03:42 AM
Originally posted by King Luis
what i mean is that the 355 and the 550 are awesome looking cars..
then they came out with the enzo which i think styling wise did not look good......then the 612 they just came out with don't imo look like a ferrari.....then this???
the 360 they have now looks good...but now with the whole lets make the lights vertical.... *thmbsdwn* i'm not liking it*thmbsdwn*

i am 100% with you on this.

i really dislike the Ferraris pen by Ken Okuyama.

why would Italian even want to hire non-Italian to design for them?! and this is Ferrari we are talking here! maybe they want to please their Japanese clients? (Japan is Ferrari's third biggest market by the way)

328is_Perf
05-31-2004, 03:45 AM
the enzo looks great... but you gotta see it in real life to realize that...

the F-50 is my favorite.... and then the 355GTS is best in looks outta the v8's

328is_Perf
05-31-2004, 03:48 AM
oh BTW .. Pininfarina designs the cars... not Ferrari

biotek
05-31-2004, 05:02 AM
F-40 is greater then anything else in the world :D

Originally posted by 328is_Perf
the enzo looks great... but you gotta see it in real life to realize that...

the F-50 is my favorite.... and then the 355GTS is best in looks outta the v8's

TiemenT
05-31-2004, 01:02 PM
I still think the 355 Berlinetta is the most pretiest car even build !

but I really like the 360 CS and the Spider..

tifosi
05-31-2004, 04:23 PM
Originally posted by 328is_Perf
oh BTW .. Pininfarina designs the cars... not Ferrari

yea, i know that. but Pinifarina has a dedicated "Ferrari team" in Ferrari, design cars for Ferrari.

but i still stand by my comment.

NIMA
05-31-2004, 05:11 PM
Tiemen ,you're doubting your GT3...............? that new Ferrari looks awesome though.........

Frank de Jonge
05-31-2004, 08:02 PM
One of the most beutifull Ferrari's ever made is the 288GTO

Dunno why but it has something special on it.
Agressive look, good engine, best sound ever :D

TiemenT
05-31-2004, 08:26 PM
Originally posted by NIMA
Tiemen ,you're doubting your GT3...............? that new Ferrari looks awesome though.........

offcourse i'm not doubting the GT3.. I love it !!
but i'm a Ferrari man.. i've had an Ferrari 355 Berlinetta.. but my wife and I had the choice between a 360 or the GT3.. so we went for the GT3.. much more performance.. but that won't say we'll never have a Ferrari........................

R32
05-31-2004, 09:08 PM
so are u saying you're gonna buy a Ferrari as well ?

AlpWhitE46
05-31-2004, 09:11 PM
R32 just wants to use Tiement to experience both the ferrari and the porche :P

R32
05-31-2004, 09:15 PM
haha, Tiemen and I are close friend since we've been 10 or something.. i'm not using him... just wanna let him buy all the supercars so I can drive it... :D

or is that 'using him' :P

Jim .E.
06-01-2004, 02:31 AM
you have one f*ckin sharp eye....how the heck can you tell its P*Chopped?

328is_Perf
06-01-2004, 02:47 AM
the thing that showed it to me is the top hole ... its too i dunno wierd..


.... man im gonna get me a Ferrari someday.... but i'm still sooooo young...

i really want a 355... but an F50 is my goal... too bad the prices are going up...