The Stretched Ferrari Modena 360 Limo
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Is A 20′ Ferrari Limo Still A Ferrari? Ferrari Says No.
Ferrari can be pretty anal when it comes to modifying its cars or even using its badges on a vehicle other than its own. Now the Italian supercar-maker is threatening to take legal actions against the British owner of the world’s fastest limousine, a modified 360 that can go up to a top speed of 166mph – 267 km/h. According to reports, Dan Cawley, 36, of Cheadle, Manchester, has 14 days to remove all prancing horse badges, Ferrari names and “360 Modena” symbols from the 6m (20ft) supercar-limo.
“What kind of precedent does it set when you can’t do what you like with your own property?” asked Mr Cawley. Ferrari’s lawyers support that since Mr Cawley cut the 360 Modena in half and inserted a 3m (9.5ft) section of hand-built carbon fibre, the car is no longer a Ferrari, so he has to remove the badges and logos or else he’ll face legal action for infringing the Ferrari trademark.
Fastest limo faces Ferrari farrago flap
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 “Metro”
A man who made the world's fastest limousine is facing the wrath of an automotive giant – because Ferrari want him to stop calling his car a Ferrari. 36-year-old Dan Cawley built the limo by chopping a Ferrari 360 Modena in half and sticking in an extra 3metres of car, hand-built from carbon fibre. But Ferrari are now demanding that he remove all the Ferrari badges and names from the car, and to stop referring to it as a Ferrari, on the grounds that it isn't a Ferrari any more. If he refuses, Cawley faces legal action for infringing Ferrari's trademark.
We’ve seen some pretty cool limousines in our time (driving by of course, not the inside) but never one quite like this. Usually the folks stretching out a vehicle will do it with something that has a little more girth, giving its passengers a little party room.
In the case with this stretched Ferrari 360 Modena, it appears that the goal might be to ride in more of a sporty (cramped), luxurious style. This limousine has been dubbed the fastest limo in the world and still has those awesome gull-wing style doors, only bigger (9 feet).
According to owner Dan Cawley, the Ferrari 360 has been stretched to 23 feet while still maintaining a top speed of 170mph and can achieve 0-60 in under 6 seconds. The smooth ride can hold eight passengers and cost over $400,000 to modify to its current state, but for some odd reason none of those modifications involved including a mini bar…what where they thinking?
166mph - at a stretch
Manchester Evening News
Paul R Taylor
A CHEADLE firm has created the world's first 20ft-long Ferrari limo.
The superlimo can do 0-60mph in under six seconds and has a top speed of 166mph. It has been made from a black 360 Ferrari Modena and the owner hopes the vehicle will make the Guinness Book of Records as the world's longest supercar.
Style Limousines boss Dan Cawley spent £200,000 converting the machine, which was chopped in half and stretched by 9.6ft with a section of hand-built carbon fibre. It now seats eight people - but don't expect to find a mini-bar. The 400bhp car will instead give passengers the unique Ferrari experience, available to hire for £700 per hour. A normal limo can be hired for about £150 per hour and a Hummer £280 per hour.
Dan, 37, said: "We will attempt to break the world record for the fastest limo at the Top Gear track at Dunsforld Park, in April. Ferrari engineers, including the 360's chassis designer, helped us stretch the Modena and the company has said it will provide a full pit crew for the record attempt. We also hope it will go into the Guinness Book of Records as the world's longest supercar. You can't beat the look on people's faces when you overtake them and the car just keeps coming past. American designers told us it couldn't be done, because most limos are made from steel and it's too heavy for a supercar, but carbon fibre company Carbonite agreed to make the stretch section."
The Ferrari limo also boasts the longest 'gull wing' doors - at 9ft - on any car ever made, but it has lost little of its original performance because it weighs just 160kg more than a normal 1,390kg Modena.
Dan's company builds limos for other firms and also hires some out itself. It was the first to stretch a Range Rover Sport, an Audi Q7, a Porsche Cayenne and has the longest eight-wheel Hummer in Europe. It has also placed an order for Audi's new supercar, the R8, which will be stretched early next year.
"You won't find a mini-bar in the Ferrari because it's not for cruising past night clubs," said Dan. "Everyone dreams about riding in a real Ferrari and now they can experience it with their friends."
About the Ferrari 360
The Ferrari 360 is a mid-engine two-seat sports car produced between 1999 and 2005. The 360 replaced the Ferrari F355 and was itself replaced by the fairly similar Ferrari F430. For the 360, Ferrari partnered with Alcoa to produce an entirely new all-aluminum space-frame chassis that was 40% stiffer than the 355, yet 28% lighter despite a 10% increase in overall dimensions. Along with the new frame was a new Pininfarina body styling that broke ranks with the last decade's sharp angles and flip-up headlights, replacing them with a rounded appearance that harkened to the 1960s. The new V8 engine, common to all versions, was only slightly larger and more powerful than the 355's at 3.6 litres and 300 kW (400 bhp) of power, but the lighter frame and added stiffness improved performance; the 0 to 100 km/h acceleration performance improved from 4.6 to 4.4 seconds (not as trivial as it might seem), and in the Challenge versions it was as low as 4.0 s. An engine replacement resulted in the current V8 road model, the F430 (internally referred to as the evoluzione or evo) which came out in 2004.
Seven versions of the basic 360 were produced, three road models, three race versions & a one-off wedding present to Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo:
Ferrari 360 road cars
- Ferrari 360 Modena, a fixed roof two-door luxury sports coupe, available with a 6-speed manual or F1 electrohydraulic shift
- Ferrari 360 Spider, a convertible variant of the Modena
- Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale, an F1 electrohydraulic shift 360 Challenge inspired variant of a 360 Modena.
- Ferrari 360 Stretch Limousine ,A Limo based on the 360 Ferrari built by Style Limousines of Manchester Ferrari 360 factory race cars
- Ferrari 360 Challenge, a 360 F1 electrohydraulic shift stripped out circuit racing variant of the 360 Modena
- Ferrari 360 GT, a GT racing variant of the 360 challenge race cars, more extreme than a Challenge.
- Ferrari 360 GT-C, based on the 360 GT with 360 CS parts to compete in the N-GT class.
Ferrari 360 one-off special
Ferrari 360 Barchetta, a one-off wedding present from Ferrari to Ferrari's president.
The first model of the 360 to ship was the 360 Modena, named after the town of Modena, the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari. Its six-speed gearbox is available as a manual or F1 electrohydraulic shift. The car went into production in 1999 and remained in production until 2005 when it was replaced by the F430. The Modena was followed by the 360 Spider, Ferrari's 20th road-going convertible. Other than weight, the Spider's specifications match those of the Modena almost exactly.
The 360 Challenge Stradale (or 360 CS) was a later addition to the road line. It was essentially a lightened version of the Modena, dropping 110 kilograms. Changes included larger 19" BBS wheels, the use of carbon fiber for the frames of the seats and mirrors, titanium springs which were also 20% stiffer, and carbon ceramic brake disks. A variety of option allowed for further weight reductions, including replacing the leather interior with fabric, removal of the power windows and mirrors, and leaving off the stereo. Lexan side windows were available in Europe only. It was officially introduced in March of 2003 at the Geneva International Motor Show and went into production shortly thereafter. The 360 CS can be compared to Porsche's GT3 RS model in design approach and many magazines have placed them head to head in road tests. Jeremy Clarkson compared the two and chose the 360 CS to be his favorite.
All models featured the same layout:
No. of cylinders: 90° V8 F131
Bore & stroke: 85 by 79 mm (3.34 by 3.11 in)
Total displacement: 3586 cm³ (218.8 in³)
Redline: 8500 rpm
For Modena and Spider:
Maximum power: 298 kW (395 bhp) @ 8500 rpm
Maximum torque: 373 N•m (275 lbf•ft) @ 4750 rpm
For Challenge Stradale:
Maximum power: 317 kW (425 bhp) @ 8500 rpm
Maximum torque: 373 N•m (275 lbf•ft) @ 4750 rpm
0-62 mph: 4.2 s
Top speed : 300 km/h (186 mph) downforce: 180 kgf (1.77 kN) @ 300 km/h (without rear wing)
EPA Fuel Economy: 10 mpg U.S. city/16 mpg U.S. highway (24 L/100 km and 14 L/100 km)(
The 360 Spider is Ferrari's twentieth roadgoing convertible. The model was regarded a classic even when launched in 2000. Designer Pininfarinas lines are by many regarded as timelessly beautiful and yet sportingly aggressive.
The engineers worked hard from the start of the 360 project to lay the foundation for a Spider with exceptional torsional and flexional rigidity. They had to strengthen the sills, stiffen the front of the floorpan and redesign 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 constructions throughout, the Spider weighs in with only 60 kg (130 lbs) more than the coupé.
With its hood up, the Ferrari 360 Spider looks extremely aggressive. Lowering the hood totally transforms the look. Seen from the side, the 360 Spider resembles a sports racer, a sensation underlined by the length of the rear engine bay, the twin roll bars, the rear fairings and the steep windscreen.
As with the Modena version, its 3.6 litre V8 with 400 bhp 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, with the classical Ferrari covers, cuddle up to each other between the air supply conduits in the Spider engine compartment, as opposed to lying apart as with the Mondena.
Despite the car's mid-mounted V8 engine Ferrari's engineers found a way of creating a hood that automatically folds away inside the engine bay, thus ensuring purity of line. The top canopy of crease free material comes in black, blue, grey and beige. The striptease 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". After a short to and fro, the entire top disappears into a closed storage area between the seating and the engine.
The interior of the Spider is identical to the coupé.
Overall: length 4477 mm (176.3 in)
Overall: width 1922 mm (75.7 in)
Height: 1235 mm (48.6 in)
Wheelbase: 2600 mm (102.3 in)
Front track: 1669 mm (65.7 in)
Rear track: 1617 mm (63.6 in)
Weight: 1350 kg (2976 lb)
Curb weight: 1450 kg (3197 lb)
Weight distribution: 42/58% front/rear
Fuel capacity: 95 L (25.1 US gal)
The Challenge Stradale is the hard-core, race-focused version of the Modena. With a modified 3.6-litre V8 motor from the Modena, the Challenge Stradale accelerates from 0 to 100km/h (62mph) in just 4.2 seconds.
In total, the CS is 110 kg (243 lbs) lighter than the ordinary Modena. 94 kilos (207 lbs) was taken off on the aluminium bodywork and by stripping the interior. The engine and transmission was slimmed down 11 kg (24 lbs).
The common difference between a Challenge Stradale and the base Modena is by the larger 19" BBS wheels on the CS, and carbon-fibre side mirrors. Other noticeable differences include an updated front bumper, lower ride height, and a black mesh grille at the rear end of the car, with the unique Challenge Stradale badge.
The car also has unique bucket seats which are noticeable from the outside.
Overall length: 4477 mm (176.3 in)
Overall width: 1922 mm (75.7 in)
Height: 1199 mm (47.2 in)
Wheelbase: 2600 mm (102.4 in)
Front track: 1669 mm (65.7 in)
Rear track: 1617 mm (63.7 in)
Curb weight: 1180 kg (2601 lb)
Fuel capacity: 95 L (25.1 US gal)
0–100 km/h (62 mph): 4.1 sTop Speed : 300 km/h (186 mph) downforce: about 270 kgf (2.6 kN) @ 300 km/h (without rear wing)
The Challenge was a track only car. It was a non-road legal variant of the Modena that shed 120 kg of weight by use of carbon fibre and stripping out of all of the road car's luxuries such as leather interior coverings, electric windows and mirrors. The car boasted a fully stripped out racing interior with full integrated welded in roll cage and fire extinguisher. Lightweight BBS 18" alloys, challenge rear grille and plexi-glass rear engine cover cosmetically distinguished the car from the standard 360. The Modena's advanced electronic suspension system with integrated ASR was dropped in favour of conventional racing Boge dampers. These changes lowered the car by an inch over the Modena while removing the electronic safety net of the road going car.
The engine performance was left the same as the Modena (at 400 bhp) with the focus on handling, weight reduction and weight balance improvements. The Challenge was only available in F1 automatic variant, no manual cars were produced. The biggest differences in driving were attributed to the weight reduction and massive handling improvements through the use of uprated stiffer springs and uprated aluminium suspension flamblocks (bushes).
Handling was described by some journalists as tricky on the limit, similar to its predecessor (the 355while conflictingly others such as the well known Tiff Needell (from Five_(channel)'s Fifth Gear) loved the handling. In Tiff's review of the car for BBC's first review on Fifth Gear he was gushing about how well the car handled at the limit and how progressive the car behaved after driving the car on the track
Much later on in the new format series of BBC's Top Gear TV program, the F360 was lambasted on various occasions, mostly for its propensity to spin when at the limit of traction. James May quipped jokingly, "Actually, this is why it's called the F360, this model. You drive along, come to a corner, and you go 'FFFFFFF' as you do a 360
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