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430 Modena Developments

Discussion in '360/430' started by klt599, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. klt599

    klt599 Rookie

    Nov 7, 2003
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    Evolving 360: Ferrari testing heavily reworked version of 360 Modena

    Ferrari is road testing a heavily reworked version of the 360 Modena, dubbed the 430 Modena.

    Likely to appear for the first time at next year’s Geneva motor show, the two-seater will forego the 3.6-liter V8 used in the existing car for an engine derived from the 4.2-liter V8 used in the Maserati Coupe/Spyder and Quattroporte.

    AutoWeek sources say the new powerplant’s capacity of about 4.3 liters will produce 480 hp, up from the 360’s 400 hp, and much closer to the 500-hp 5.0-liter V10 in competitor Lamborghini’s Gallardo. Changes to the Maserati engine include a flat crank, lighter internals and a revised air inlet manifold—all aimed at allowing it to rev close to 9000 rpm.

    -autoweek.com

    also see http://carspyshots.proboards2.com/index.cgi?board=spy&action=display&num=1081136792
     
  2. club0

    club0 Formula Junior

    Feb 22, 2004
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    480hp would probably push the new Modena from 0-60 significantly faster than the current Stradale, so we'd be seeing times starting with a 3?
     
  3. noony

    noony F1 Veteran

    Nov 25, 2003
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    Possibly with an experienced test driver, but basically every magazine has had trouble launching the CS properly. 0-60 isn't that important anyway.
     
  4. Storm-Rider

    Storm-Rider Karting

    Nov 7, 2003
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    Maybe it will have some kind of launch control. heheh.
     

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