360 F1 SPIDER
The Ferrari 360 is a two-seater sports car built by Ferrari from 1999 to 2005. It succeeded the Ferrari F355 and was replaced by the Ferrari F430. It is a mid-engine, rear wheel drive V8-powered coupe. Ferrari partnered with Alcoa to produce an entirely new all aluminum space-frame chassis that was 40% stiffer than the F355 which had utilized steel.
The design was 28% lighter despite a 10% increase in overall dimensions. Along with a lightweight frame the new Pininafarina body styling deviated from traditions of the previous decade's sharp angles and flip-up headlights. The new V8 Engine, common to all versions, utilizes a 3.6 litre capacity, flat plane crankshaft, titanium connecting rods and generates 400 bhp. Despite what looks like on paper modest gains in reality the power to weight ratio was significantly improved on over the F355, this was due to the combination of both a lighter car and more power.