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Dream Car: the Ferrari 360 Spider is a Maranello masterpiece

There’s nothing frightening about this Spider.

Image: DC Motor Co.

IF I HAD the money I’d buy…

An Italian sports car with exhilarating performance, spine-tingling engine sounds and amazing aerodynamic characteristics, as well as being an aesthetic delight. I would buy a Ferrari 360 Spider.

Why a Ferrari 360 Spider?

This stunning supercar is a mid-engined, rear wheel drive V8-powered convertible based on the 360 Modena Berlinetta (coupe). It has gorgeous Pininfarina body styling and its metamorphosis from closed top to open top is a two-stage folding action once described as “a stunning 20 second mechanical symphony”. It is super quick – you’ll accelerate 0-100km/h in a blistering 4.4 seconds and its 3.6 litre V8 makes 395hp at 8500rpm.

Source: DC Motor Co.

What’s special about this particular one?

This particular 2005 example is in excellent condition and comes with the F1-type six-speed longitudinal automatic gearbox, so you really can pretend you are Schumacher when behind the wheel.

It has stunning crema Daytona-style seats with blue piping trim. It is finished in this rich Tour de France Blue and has a blue fabric roof and sits atop 19-inch modular split rims.

Source: DC Motor Co.

What does it look like in action?

This is one of the most watched YouTube videos of the Ferrari 360 Spider in action: a child driving one around a race track!

I guess it is a very easy car to drive, or else there are some very trusting adults out there.

Source: PURO MOTOR COSTA RICA/YouTube

Who else drives one?

The Ferrari force is strong with Hayden Christensen, aka Anakin Skywalker who owns a $200K 360 Modena. Wyclef Jean doesn’t just sing about fast cars, he drives one too –  a 360 Spider, no less. (Ooh la la la!) And you can be sure that Arnie will be back, fast, as he too drives a Ferrari 360 Spider.

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Source: DC Motor Co.

It costs €112,950. What else could you get for the money?

For the same money you could have this Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic 3.0-litre Tdv6.

Source: Bradley Motor Works Ltd

… or this gorgeous home in Lithuania!

Source: AL CONSTRUCTION

About the author:

Melanie May  / https://www.melaniemay.com

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