2001 Ferrari 360 Spider
Radwan Classic Cars is pleased to offer this 2001 Ferrari 360 Spider.
The 360 Spider is Ferrari’s twentieth road-going convertible.
The 360 was designed with a Spider variant in mind; since removing the roof of a coupe reduces the torsional rigidity, the 360 was built for strength in other areas. Ferrari designers strengthened the sills, stiffened the front of the floorpan and redesigned the windscreen frame. The rear bulkhead had to be stiffened to cut out engine noise from the cabin. The convertible’s necessary dynamic rigidity is provided by additional side reinforcements and a cross brace in front of the engine. Passenger safety is ensured by a strengthened windscreen frame and roll bars.
The 360 Spider displays a curvilinear waistline. The fairings imply the start of a roof, and stable roll bars are embedded in these elevations. Due to use of light aluminium construction throughout, the Spider weighs in only (130 lbs) heavier than the coupé.
As with the Modena version, its 3.6 litre V8 with 400 hp is on display under a glass hood. The engine — confined in space by the convertible’s top’s storage area — acquires additional air supply through especially large side grills. The intake manifolds were moved toward the center of the engine between the air supply conduits in the Spider engine compartment, as opposed to lying apart as with the Modena. In terms of performance, the 0-60 mph time was 4.1 seconds.
Despite the car’s mid-mounted V8 engine, the electrically operated top is able to stow into the compartment when not in use. The convertible top was available in black, blue, grey and beige colors. The transformation from a closed top to an open-air convertible is a two-stage folding-action that has been dubbed “a stunning 20 second mechanical symphony”.
The interior of the Spider is identical to that of the coupé.
The example offered here is finished in the highly desirable color combination of Titanium Metallic over a supple Burgundy Leather interior. It comes complete with its books, original window sticker, service record from Ferrari of Atlanta. It is well optioned with red brake calipers, 6 cd changer, daytona style seats, electrically operated seats, front and rear challenge grills, scuderia shields, modular wheels, and color coded roll bars.
Stock #C0014 – RadwanClassicCars.com
The Ferrari 360 is one of Pinanfarina’s prettiest modern designs. Its timeless good looks will insure it remains a collectible Ferrari for a long time.