Ferrari 360 Modena
When the 360 Modena was first launched it became the first production Ferrari to use an aluminium space frame chassis, this technology made serious reductions in the overall weight of the car, whilst still retaining, if not increasing the strength and stiffness. As a result, not only the performance was improved, but the 360 Modena handles like a dream on the track, relishing corners just as much as it loves the straights.
The 360 Modena has a mid mounted 3.6 V8 32 valve engine, that produces a very healthy 400 bhp. Combine that with the reduced weight that the chassis has provided and it comes as no surprise the the 360 launches from a standing start to sixty miles per hour in just four and a half seconds and if you keep your foot firmly on the accelerator it eventually tops out at a very respectable 183 miles per hour. It’s little wonder that the Ferrari is one of the most popular supercars with our younger drivers.
|Car:||Ferrari 360 Modena|
|Max Speed:||183 mph|
|Engine:||3.6 V8 32 Valve|
After a swift registration when you arrive at the track, the Junior Ferrari driving experience at Three sisters begins with a classroom session where a qualified ARDS instructor gives a full safety and technical briefing. During this session young drivers are given the chance to ask questions and to grill the instructor about the junior Ferrari experience to come.
With the briefing over it’s time to go over to the Three Sisters pit lane, where, with the instructor at the wheel they will be taken out onto the track for some familiarisation laps. Here they will be shown car positioning and the racing lines of the circuit, ensuring they get the most out of the Ferrari when they slip behind the wheel for their full six mile drive.
The Racing School Ferrari Driving Experience is available at the following UK Race Circuits:
Ferrari Driving Experience Format
|Briefing:||Technical & safety briefing|
|Familiarisation laps:||Familiarisation laps being driven by an instructor|
|In Car Time:||Six miles driving the Ferrari 360|
|Post Drive||Certificate presentation|
|Height Min:||4’ 10”|
|Height Max:||6’ 4″|
|Max Weight:||20 Stone|
|Driving Licence:||only available for non driving licence holders|
|Tuition:||Yes with professional instructor|