New 360 ... Again.... On fire

Discussion in '360/430' started by mlabiche, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. mlabiche

    mlabiche Rookie

    Jan 9, 2004
    Aroud Geneva Lake - AKA : Heaven
    Full Name:
    Marin Labiche
    Hi All

    News on the new 360 ... Good ...bad & Ugly (?)


    "Has New 360 Gone To Blazes ?"

    "It was all hands to the pump at Ferrari's top-secret research and development facility at Maranello, Italy, when the building caught fire. Although some reports claim virtually nothing was lost "except a few 612 Scaglietti-badged raincoats", Auto Express has learned the area affected contained a number of priceless prototypes, as well as the office of Dario Benuzzi, the company's top test driver.

    With work on the 612 finished, Benuzzi is said to be concentrating on a 360 replacement. Powered by a 4.2-litre V8, the car will feature an all-new roof system inspired by the Fioravante Alfa concept that debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 2001. Ferrari is interested in a metal-roofed convertible because of their improved refinement and aerodynamics. Traditional Mercedes SLK-style tops are heavy and can alter a vehicle's centre of gravity, depending on if they are open or closed. The newcomer, expected next year, gets around this with hi-tech light materials, and a unique 'single-panel' top."
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  3. loungedog

    loungedog Formula Junior

    Nov 6, 2003
    New Market, Ontario
    This also confirms what I also heard regarding the factory fire!! There were around 6 priceless prototypes totaled along with the computer development files on these cars....a very big upset for Ferrari :( :(

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