2001 Ferrari 360 Modena
Part of a long line of compact mid-engined Ferraris dating back to the legendary 206 and 246 Dino, the F360 Modena bristled with innovative technology upon its introduction. The biggest news was undoubtedly the decision to switch to an aluminum chassis, which increased rigidity by 40% while simultaneously decreasing weight by 28% over the outgoing 355. The engine in the 360 was larger and more powerful, displacing 3.6 liters and producing 400 hp, a remarkable 111 hp per liter. It is a naturally-aspirated masterpiece with a screaming 8,700 RPM redline and like all proper Ferraris, is the centerpiece of the driving experience. Its performance is strong even today, with a 0-60 time of 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 189 mph. Aesthetically, the Pininfarina-designed car was thoroughly contemporary, and represented the first appearance of the now iconic clear engine lid cover on a Ferrari since the F40.
Also of note is that living with a 360 is considerably easier than its predecessor, thanks to an access port in the firewall that allows timing belt services without removing the engine from the car. This particular car is a desirable 6-speed manual, which is nicely optioned with electrically operated Daytona seats, leather headliner, silver brake calipers, pre-wired battery charger, and 6 CD changer. A lifelong California car, it comes with window sticker, car cover, and flat tire repair kit.