Ferrari 360 Modena
The 360 is a perfection for driving enthusiasts. It has a superb engine, fully manual gearbox, excellent suspension set up and no intrusive driving aids. There is an immediate emotive and intimate interaction between driver and the car. That alone is a fantastic start.
The heart of every Ferrari is it's engine and the 360's is a gem. The engine is smooth and naturally sounds superb - particularly at high revs. It has a lot of power and torque across the rev range, so it can cruise easily in high gear or amble around town.
Take her on the open roads in lower gears and the car just slingshots forward (although it's so free revving that you need to be careful not to hit the rev limiter). The sound is so invigorating that you just want to keep on and on driving.
An essential part of the car's character is the fully manual gearbox. The clutch is light and gear changes precise. Add in the signature 'clack' of the metal gearstick contacting the metal gate, plus the tingling change in engine note, and you have a whole world of enjoyment just changing gears.
The ride is supple, round holding superb with excellent grip, and handling neutral. You never feel nervious, it's totally confidence inspiring - in the dry at least. The 360 thrives on the highways and wide country rounds that radiate out from Palma to the North East with their excellent surfaces, beautiful curves, cambers, and undulating countryside.
Mallorca is ideal for the 360, where the owner
wants to maximise driving enjoyment
but keep the annual kms low.
The 360 has an excellent cabin ambience. It is light and spacious with a simply, even classically, styled dashboard that is set low and away from the occupants. The instuments are clear and easy to read. All the controls are very tactile and high quality in operation.
The wrap round windscreen and slim forward pillars give you a panoramic view forward, while rear vision is good via the large and well positioned mirrors. The view in the wing mirrors taking in the engine air intakes is a particular joy - especially with the road disappearing rapidly behind.
Elegant and cohesively styled from all angles, the 360 clearly evokes earlier cars like the Dino. In fact when you look at how beautiful a 360 is, you wonder what Ferrari has been thinking with many of its other models.
Palma - Sineu
Llucmayor - Porreres
Sineu - Ariany
Andratx - Estellencs
Petra - Colonia son Serre