The 360 Modena is the first Ferrari with an all-aluminum chassis, body, gearbox, engine and suspension. Pininfarina Group collaborated with Ferrari in its design.
Compared with the model it replaces, the 355, the weight of the 360 Modena body is down 28 percent, to 594 pounds. The whole car is down 133 pounds, to a curb weight of 3,064 pounds.
Pushing that lighter weight around is the most powerful, normally aspirated V-8 Ferrari has ever built, with more low-end torque than the 355.
Maximum power for the 3.6-liter unit is 400 hp at 8,500 rpm, vs. 375 hp at 8,250 rpm for the 3.5-liter V-8 in the 355. Maximum torque is 275 pounds-feet at 4,750 rpm, vs. 268 pounds-feet at 6,000 rpm for the 355.
The 360 Modena offers an improved version of Ferrari's optional Formula One racing-style transmission, which was available on the 355. A six-speed manual transmission is standard.
The car has a form of active suspension that automatically adjusts dampers to reduce body movement.
The 360 Modena sells for $133,725, which includes freight charges of $1,350 and a $350 dealer preparation charge.
The 360 Modena is expected to account for about 65 percent of Ferrari's annual worldwide production of about 3,500 cars.