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    Ferrari's "antry-level" 360 Modena is about to undergo a technical redesign, which is previewed for the very first time in this set of spy pictures. The picyutres have benn taken most recebtly in the vicinity of Ferrari's Maranello development headquaters and at the company's own Fiorano racetrack.

    Although still selling well (months-long waiting lists are proof of this), Ferrai is taking the initiative and updating the 369 Modena in 2004, in oder to fight off increasing competition, which could be imposed by the new Lamborghini Galardo, or the McLaren-mercedes SLR, or just obsolescence over the course of time.
    The majour changes take place under the skin: Dubbed the Ferrari 400 Modena, the facelifted 360 uses a heavliy modified engine with increased bore and stroke - bringing total displacement from 3.6 to 4.0 liters- and power presumably up to 400 or 420 hp( thus, matching the acclaimed 360 Challenge Stradale).
    A replacement for the Modena, called the 420 Monza, is expected in 2005-06 and likely will use a 4.2-liter version of this engine. Until then, the updated 400 Modena will defend Ferrari. The bespoke modifications are expected for spring 2004 and equally apply for the closed-roof standard model and the open-top Spider.

    Re: new 360

    Hi 330,
    you're right about the "refreshment" for the current Modena in spring 2004. I heard about the same. But the 400 to 420 hp seem not enough to me. I expect the car to have about 460 to 475 hp (too many 500 hp cars out there already to bring a modified Modena with "only" 20 hp plus), delivered from Ferrari's new V8, so it should be at least 4.2 l. I also expect some minor changes outside and even more inside.

    Re: new 360

    I agree. Specially in every article I read they keep saying that Gallardo is targeting Ferrari and all, and you know Italians won't take that kind of dirty talk easily.

     
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