For years, from the old 166 or 250 GT sport saloons to, somewhat later, with the GTO or F40, Ferraris have remained Spartan in terms of their trim, even though they had luxurious touches, to focuse entirely on performance in which every single gram of excess weight was eliminated. The other distinctive characteristic is the red body colour, an unmistakable sign of a Maranello car. But by the early â€˜90s this way of conceiving cars seemed rather limited. Owning a Ferrari must give all-round pleasure and so any decision to limit comfort, usability and interior space excessively no longer made sense. The same went for colours. This change of thinking led to models like the 456 GT and 550 Maranello (and todayâ€˜s 575M Maranello), or the F355 and, later, 360 Modena eight-cylinder models.
The 360 Spider is Ferrari’s 20th road going convertible. In terms of engineering, looks, and performance it was the best production spider Maranello had ever produced at that time. Thanks to the exclusive know-how Ferrari has accumulated as a Formula 1 constructor, it was the most technologically advanced convertible available of its time.
The vehicle was developed from the model which won the 2001 FIA Championship, fitted out by the Michelotto workshop. Work was carried out on all areas permitted by the current regulations. The car has proved its competitiveness on a variety of different tracks, both slow and fast, and its strong point lies in its perfectly balanced set-up. Ferrari technicians focused their efforts on creating a car our customers would find easy to drive, and with totally reliable responses.