Hello Everyone, I have just read an article in the new AutoCar Mag. It has some interesting things in it. Some info has probably already been posted but here it is anyway. 1. Ferrari had only planned to build 10,000 360s in the orginal forecast. This as we all know is over 17,000. 2. The 360 CS was planned for only 700, it is currently over 1,000 sold. 3. The 360 represents 70% of Ferrari's production so the importance of the F430 is a big deal. 4. The F430 is 35mm longer than the 360 and a millimetre wider. It is heavier by 60kg than the 360. 5. The F430 can sustain a 50 mph rear impact without fuel spillage up from 360's 31 mph rear impact. 6. F430 will circle Fiorano track three seconds faster than the 360. 7. Ferrari has achieved 114bph per liter in the F430, 360 is 110-111bph. 8. The F430 will be able to be ordered with Carbon-ceramic discs. Specs: In UK terms Price 110,000(Pounds est.) On Sale UK in Spring 2005 Top Speed 196mph 0-62mph 4.0sec Engine V8, 4308cc Power 483bph at 8500rpm Torque 343lb ft at 5250 Power to weight 333bph per tonne Compression ratio 11.3:1 Dimensions Length 4512mm Width 1923mm Height 1214mm Wheel Base 2600mm Weight 1450kg The article interviews the company's general manager Amedeo Felisa. Over all the only pieces from the 360 that made it to the F430 are the roof, doors. Every thing else has been changed. In regards to the engine it is built on the same production line as Maserati's engine, but as mentioned here before Ferrari developed the engine for Maserati. They use the same block but that is all. The article goes on to say that the F430 engine is fundamentally different as Maserati's engine is built for torque and F430's is built to rev higher and have a much higher power output. All in all it makes for interesting reading. Worth a look. Enjoy.