The all-aluminium 360 Spider is the result of nearly five years of intensive research and design. The 360 Spider will line up alongside the berlinetta version that was launched at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show, exactly a year ago, and which received world wide acclaim.
Styled by Pininfarina, it is one of the fastest and most powerful Ferrari Spiders ever produced in Maranello and has a fully-automatic electric hood that folds away into the bodywork.
Powered by a normally aspirated 400hp, 3.6-litre, V8 in 900 cylinder aluminium engine, the 360 Spider will be offered with the second-generation of the highly successful Fl-type six-speed longitudinal gearbox, as well as the conventional manual transmission.
With the Spider, the Ferrari range will comprise of 4 models: the two 12-cylinder front engine and rear-wheel drive 456M GT/A and 550 Maranello; and the two 8-cylinder mid-engined 360 Modena and the 360 Spider. Deliveries for the Spider are anticipated in the third quarter of 2000.