Ferrari 360

Ferrari 360

If you want to know it means to be a true car enthusiast, you need to hear this story about Doug Demuro. Doug used to work for Porsche PR, but now he is a writer like all of us here at TopSpeed. Well, just like us except he also owns a Ferrari . This is where the story gets interesting.

You see, Doug hates people that own these amazing cars that only hoard them. You know the guys – if you look at their car wrong, they make sure you understand that it is their car and you are to come nowhere near it.

The problem with that is it’s cars like this that bring people into our automotive world. Kids don’t excited about seeing a Camry , but when they see a Ferrari, they suddenly know why cars are cool . Doug decided that the best way to share his automotive fortune would be to, well, share it. He found 20 different friends and let each one drive his shiny red Ferrari 360 Modena .

Best of all, he had the foresight to film the whole adventure. The car comes away 100 percent unhurt, so if you wanted to see scraped paint, look elsewhere. What actually happened is 20 people experienced a life-changing drive in a Ferrari, and it is beautiful.

My hat is off to you, Doug. Oh, and the next time you want to try this, just give me a call.

Click past the jump for more info on the Ferrari 360 Modena

The Ferrari 360 Modena is out at the picture from quite some time now (ever since 2005), but we are pretty sure that some of you are driving one and want to upgrade its output level. For those of you interested, Texas-based tuner, SeriousHP, has developed a turbo kit that will almost double the engine’s output.

Your stock Ferrari 360 Modena is powered by a 3.6-liter naturally aspired V-8 engine that delivers a total of 405 horsepower. SeriousHP’s turbo kit increases the output up to an astounding 791 horsepower. That’s a monstrous 95.3-percent horsepower increase.

In order to obtain this outrageous bump, the tuner will install a new turbocharging system, forged pistons, an upgraded fuel system, Pro-Efi 128 engine management, ceramic coated 67-66 Precision Turbo billet and a reinforced transmission.

With the extra power, the 360 Modena will run the quarter mile in just 10 seconds and will be capable o hitting a top speed of 190 mph. If you want to order this amazing tuning kit, you will have to shell out $38,000. For the upgrades it includes, we think that’s a bargain.

Hit the jump to watch the Ferrari 360 Modena by SeriousHP on dyno.

How hard must it be to be driving around the desert and you chance upon a photo shoot featuring the iconic 1999 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale and a stunning model dressed like she’s going to a cocktail party. Sure, that sight could very well be a mirage playing tricks on your mind, but in this case, it’s all too real.

From the professional lens of ItzKirb Photography comes this awesome set of photos featuring one of the most legendary modern-day Ferraris with the hot lady with a smile that could melt a popsicle in the wintertime.

While the identity of the woman wasn’t divulged, it’s not that hard to paint a picture of this black-haired vixen playing around with an Italian supercar that looks like its enjoying her company.

Enjoy the gallery from ItzKirb photography below and be sure to keep a close eye out on some of his other works in our ensuing posts.

What’s better than one Italian thoroughbred? We know the answer to that one. Two!

But what’s better than two Italian thoroughbreds? A little tricky, but if you’re answer involves the names Heather Doss and Ashley Valderrama, then you get the jackpot!

So here’s where we’re at: it’s a photoshoot that has a Ferrari 360 and a Maserati GranTurismo . On top of that, we have a pair of too-hot-for-words models in the form of Heather Doss and Ashley Valderrama.

It doesn’t even matter where this shoot took place - apparently, it’s somewhere in the US - what’s important is that this intoxicating combination of Italian exotics and American sexiness is in full display with plenty of amazing photos, thanks to Itzkirb Photography.

Check out the gallery below and try to figure how Itzkirb Photography managed to fit all these pieces of hotness into a steamy batch of photos. Here’s a suggestion, though: don’t over think it and just enjoy the spread.

That’s what we did.

We know how two models in a photoshoot with cars works, but now, how about we take a stab at three?

The leading lady in this particular spread is 20-year old Crystal, an outgoing woman doing her very first official shoot. Way to get baptized into the world of auto modeling, huh?

Together with two of Secret Entourage’s previous models, Misty and Kristen, Crystal gets acquainted to a number of exotics, including the Ferrari 360 Modena , Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale , and the Porsche 911 Gemballa Bi-Turbo.
This collection of hotness of the female and automotive variety is the kind of spread we’d love to have as our wallpapers. Not to mention, this Crystal lady is a real stunner, isn’t she?

She’s a tease too, which we don’t mind in a girl in the least bit. Crazy, stunning, and beautiful, that’s the best way to describe this 20-year old firestarter.

Check her out on the gallery below!

There are several things you can expect when you purchase a used supercar. Things like great handling, superior engine performance, and stylish appearance are all on that list. There is an equally long list of things you would never expect. One of the biggest things you would not expect is a Ferrari -b-q.

Well, when you have the automotive luck of Valencia CF soccer player, Ever Banega, whose last mishap involved forgetting to set the parking brake on his Audi R8 , which resulted in it rolling backwards and breaking his ankle, you should really expect the unexpected. Well, that’s exactly what happened, as Banega’s newly purchased Ferrari 360 Modena decided to spontaneously combust on his way to practice.

Well, maybe not spontaneously, as it was determined that electrical failure caused the blaze, but it is still something that is truly unexpected. By the time fire fighters subdued the flames, the 360 Modena was little more than a pile of melted plastic and metal.

Fortunately, Banega got away from the flaming car without injury and someone managed to get us some footage of this Ferrari turned kindling, as Banega and his teammate frantically look for water to douse the flames.

Check out the video and cringe as this fine automobile meets its flaming grave. Maybe Banega should consider mass transit from here on out...

By now all of the kiddos have ripped through all of the Christmas wrapping to unveil the toys that Saint Nick was kind enough to swing by in the middle of the night to all of the good boys and girls. And now we can see what may have been the vehicle used to lug around all of those presents in a speedy fashions.

This Ferrari 360 Modena limousine is just about the craziest and best limo we’ve ever seen. It was spotted a few days before Christmas by shoppers in upmarket Knightsbridge, London where it took up two parking spaces. It was created by cutting a regular 360 Modena in half and adding seats in the middle to provide interior room for eight people, or a bunch of presents.

Estimated at £250,000 ($390,000 at the current exchange rates), this is the fastest limousine in the world - it can hit a top speed of 166 mph. Of course, there’s only one in existence and we’re guessing the big jolly guy has dibs.

"’Every boy wants to get into a Ferrari, this was a way for people to be able to do that with seven mates. It’s the biggest and craziest vehicle you can get. We made it because we wanted to create the ultimate Ferrari experience," said Dan Cawley - the designer of the limo.

Hit the jump for a short video of the limousine.

Source: Daily Mail

Italian tuning company, Fenice Milano, is the kind of tuner that doesn’t get into many headlines because they produce programs about as frequently as we see blue moons.

But whenever these guys have something new in store for its clients, it gets everybody’s attention, even if they have a new program for a car that’s, say, 10 years old.

That’s what they have for the Ferrari 360 Modena , a renewed program for the popular Italian supercar that served as a stylistic precursor to the F430 and the 458 Italia .

The program is called the ‘Su Misura F101,′ and includes an extensive integration of internal and external aesthetic components made of carbon fiber and fiber glass. Aerodynamically, the 360 Modena was given a slew of new components, including a new front bumper, new side skirts, a new suspension set-up with totally adjustable shock absorbers and springs, a new quad-pipe stainless steel exhaust system, and a new set of 20" three-piece, forged wheels, machined from aluminum. Inside, a list of modifications were also included, featuring adjustable seats in carbon, a new roll bar in the passenger compartment, and a new multi-media navigation center and satellite arm.

The Italian supercar also received a new ECU courtesy of Fenice Milano, which takes the car’s performance levels up a few notches north of the standard model. The new ECU also comes with a suction system, and while the Italian tuning firm didn’t reveal the increased numbers, you can expect it to be significantly more than what the standard 360 Modena and its 395-horsepower 3.6-liter V8 engine output is capable of producing.

It’s always sad when we have to report on a crashed supercar, but this latest accident takes that depression to epic proportions. Not one, not two, but eight Ferraris , as well as a Lamborghini , two Mercedes models, and two Toyota models have been utterly destroyed this past weekend during a terrible crash on a highway in Japan. The Ferraris destroyed were: several F355 units, an F-360 , and an F-430 . The losses are being estimated at around $1.5 million, but some are reporting losses of up to $4 million! Fortunately no one was seriously injured in the accident, but 10 people sustained bruising and minor injuries, probably to their egos as well as their bodies.

"The accident occurred when the driver of a red Ferrari was switching from the right lane to the left and skidded," said Mitsuyoshi Isejima, Executive Officer for Yamaguchi Prefecture’s Expressway Traffic Police unit. "It was a gathering of narcissists."

The driver responsible, a 60-year-old man may face up to three months in jail or a fine of as much as $1,280 - considering the damage, we’d say he got off easy. The police officers needed about six hours to clear the highway, although it may take the drivers a lifetime to forget this horrific experience ever happened.

Hit the jump for the video.

Source: Bloomberg

Photographer Jason Thorgalsen has the ability to photograph some of the hottest cars on the planet, but his recent trip to one guy’s garage in California lead him into a world where high end sports cars reign supreme and alternative options for performance don’t fall short of massive creativity.

We don’t know the name of the man behind the garage, but this guy has two 1999 Ferrari 360 Modenas just chilling in his garage - one for him and one for his wife. Apparently, he was zipping around a local racetrack when the standard V8 found in the sports car blew out. Not wanting to shell out the dough for another Ferrari engine - or maybe just because he’s cool enough to find other methods for power - the owner of the Ferrari decided to head on over to Lingenfelter to make good use of their Chevy -sourced 427-ci Lingenfelter Performance-built power plant. This engine powers out over 1,000 HP compared to the 400bhp at 8500rpm and 275lb-ft at 4750rpm found in the standard engine. Yeah, this guy just became one of our idols.

Aside from the standard 360 Modena and the new powerhouse 360 Modena, the owner of this well-stocked garage is also home to two Ferrari 360 GTs , a Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale , a Ferrari F430 Spider , a Lotus Exige , a Pagani Zonda , a Pagani Zonda Monza , a Porsche GT3 , a Porsche GT3 RS , a Porsche GT3 RS MK2, two Porsche Carrera GTs , and a Ruf R Turbo Widebody. Seriously, does it get any better than that? We didn’t think so.

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