The 360 Spider is Ferrari’s twentieth road-going convertible.
The 360 was designed with a Spider variant in mind; since removing the roof of a coupe reduces the torsional rigidity, the 360 was built for strength in other areas. Ferrari designers strengthened the sills, stiffened the front of the floorplan and redesigned the windscreen frame. The rear bulkhead had to be stiffened to cut out engine noise from the cabin. The convertible’s necessary dynamic rigidity is provided by additional side reinforcements and a cross brace in front of the engine. Passenger safety is ensured by a strengthened windscreen frame and roll bars.
The 360 Spider displays a curvilinear waistline. The fairings imply the start of a roof, and stable roll bars are embedded in these elevations. Due to use of light aluminum construction throughout, the Spider weighs in only 60 kg (130 lb) heavier than the coupé. As with the Modena version, its 3.6 liter V8 with 400 bhp is on display under a glass hood. The engine — confined in space by the convertible top storage area — acquires additional air supply through enlarged side grills. The intake manifolds were moved toward the center of the engine between the air supply conduits in the Spider engine compartment, as opposed to lying apart as with the Modena. In terms of performance, the 0-60 time was slightly slower at 4.4 seconds due to the slight weight increase, and the top speed was reduced from 189 to 180 mph.
Despite the car’s mid-mounted V8 engine, the electrically operated top is able to stow into the compartment when not in use. The convertible top was available in black, blue, grey and beige colors. The transformation from a closed top to an open-air convertible is a two-stage folding-action that has been dubbed “a stunning 20 second mechanical symphony”.
AC, power seats, power windows, power mirrors, electric convertible top, remote central locking, factory car cover, books and tools all complete.
Nero Black with Black convertible top
Nero black full leather interior with aluminum fascia and door sills, the interior is like new with no visible signs of wear and tear on the seats, dashboard and steering wheel.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Longitudinal rear engine 8 cylinders in V3586 40 valves multiple injection, 6 speed manual transmission.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Ferrari 5 spoke alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli 215/45 18 front and 275/40 18 rear with ventilated discs front and rear.
Car purchased new from CT Ferrari, one previous owner, 2 sets of keys, leather folio, books, tools, car cover with seat and steering wheel covers available, clean car fax,
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