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auto spies on the 360 replacement

Discussion in '360/430' started by G-force, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. G-force

    G-force F1 Rookie

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    Quoting
    "The Ferrari 360 replacement is evolution not revolution.

    The fabulous Ferrari 360 Modena, which is due for some type of upgrade in late 2004 or early 2005 will be more an evolution of the current 2003 car, rather than a completely new machine. The Italians have resisted the urge to experiment (the late 348's contained some 355 systems, likewise the 355's experimental F1 box went into the 360's).

    Although styling will be limited to new front and rear bumper changes, some side-skirt redesign, different alloy wheels and a slightly revised interior - the sheet metal work will probably remain untouched, something that cannot be said for the engine and gearbox.

    Continental dealers tell me that a version of the 4.2-litre V8 motor in the Enzo is probably going into the 360, which insiders suggest may be renamed the 362M. Developing about 450bhp, the unit will propel the car from 0-60 in under 4 seconds and on to a top speed in excess of 200 mph (solely to match the Lamborghini's Gallardo and Porsche 911 Turbo). This will be coupled to a version of the Enzo's gearbox too, suggesting that Ferrari is introducing some serious F1 technology into their cars.

    I have had it confirmed that a GTS version (removable roof panel, ala Magnum PI) will not be produced, not for any engineering reasons, simply because it doesn't't look good enough! Don't you just love Ferrari?

    Expect prices to rise 1.5% in the process.

    Buon Natale,

    Geno"
     
  2. spyderman

    spyderman Formula 3

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    Didn't you post the same thing this morning??
     
  3. G-force

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    No it was from Rennteam.com a Euro website. A different source... similar information.
    I thought this was tending to validate the other post (if that is even possible)
    Of course maybe mis-information is leaked..who knows?
     
  4. Russ Birch

    Russ Birch Formula Junior

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    Someone been sniffing de turpentine, no?
     
  5. spyderman

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    No problem...I thought the "360 M engine replacement" was the same thread...my mistake...thanks for the info :)
     
  6. Brian C. Stradale

    Brian C. Stradale F1 Rookie
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    I usually ignore rumors that start with clearly false statements... the guy is obviously clueless on this topic.
     
  7. MarkPDX

    MarkPDX F1 World Champ
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    In my opinion Autospies has gone downhill quite a bit. They used to have interesting info but now it seems focused on jamming in as many advertisments as possible.
     
  8. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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    last time i checked ..the Enzo had a V12....
     
  9. G-force

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    Sorry somehow missed your post in my own thread yet!
     

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