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360 spider vs coupe

Discussion in '360/430' started by scycle2020, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. scycle2020

    scycle2020 F1 Rookie

    Jan 26, 2004
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    for people who driven both the 360 coupe and spider...did you notice a difference in the structural intergity and body stiffness between the two?
     
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  3. StoryBook

    StoryBook F1 Rookie
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    Of course the coupe has better strutural integrity just by the virtue of having a roof.......however the spider is remarkably solid in as far as open air automobiles go. I've had Porsche convertibles in the past and they are no where near as stiff as the 360 spider. IMO structural integrity would not be a defining factor on whether to choose a coupe or a spider.
     
  4. sherpa23

    sherpa23 F1 Veteran
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    At the speeds where I've driven them, I haven't noticed much of a difference in respect to rigidity. The Spider did seem a little more dramatic, but I attribute that to the open air feeling and amount of sound - and possibly the distinct lack of privacy.
     
  5. paulie_b

    paulie_b F1 Veteran
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    none that I could tell.
     
  6. robinh

    robinh Formula Junior

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    I've not noticed a great deal on the 360's but haven't pushed the spider as the one's I've driven were not my own. The Porsche cab is a dog compared to the coupe
     
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  8. 360CS

    360CS F1 Rookie

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    #6 360CS, Mar 1, 2004
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    My Spider seems very ridgid, however the rear tends to whip out under power with Sport mode engaged........Ive pushed the coupe hard as well imo theres not alot in it...

    But on the track...now theres another story..
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