Originally Posted by pete_samsonite View Post
Hope someone who ones both will whey in, hopefully i can test both cars, but i have tested the f430 and if the 360 is like that, then its a fun car, but i doubt it,
The Testarossa for me is becoming more and more beutiful and if it drives like it lookes im pleased, as long that it doesnt feel lika a boat to drive. the roads where i live is quite mixed with highways and small roads, with speedlimits around 50-120km/h
Hi Pete, welcome to the forum buddy.
I own a TR and a 360. Short answer, buy both.
I have had the 360 for 20+ years; the 360 for ten+.
They are two great cars, but both very different in many ways, but both are 3-pedal cars.
The TR is a brute, visceral blood thirsty demon. In my mind, it is a classic Italian muscle car and an iconic example of the excessive 80's. The sounds of the flat 12 engine are unlike that of any other car, a cacophony of music relegating the stereo obsolete. Mine has a Tubi with cat deletes and test pipes. At 3,000 rpm it simply roars. No ABS, no power assist steering, no power brakes, excellent road feedback. Pushed to the limit on a sharp curve, the back end will step out and give you a shot of adrenaline. My wife can hear me coming home almost one mile away. It draws more attention than my 360 (thank you Miami Vice). That's not necessarily a good thing. I think that over time, this car will be a classic. The styling of the car is timeless. I've modified mine to bring it into the 21st century with F40 big brakes, HRE 18" wheels, a carbon fiber glass engine cover, K&N filters, carbon fiber heat shield, etc. to improve performance and update the styling. It's not your typical TR with mods.
The 360 on the other hand is, simply put, very refined. With a Tubi, it has a higher engine pitch than the TR and wails at 6,000 rpm while 3,000 rpm provide a very low, but loud grunt. With power steering it's not quite as much fun to "drive" as the TR because it's easy to steer, more precise point and go, and has much less driver feedback than the TR. The throttle response is amazingly quick like a snake bite however. Given the driving characteristics, I tend to drive it is Sport mode. I got a little bored with the car so I've recently changed the car: red Scuderia stripes, HRE 19" wheels, SS air-boxes, CF engine louvers, and a CF interior next. The car does not attract as much attention as the TR, which can be good. It's a different, but fun car to drive.
Given a choice, I'd chose the TR first. Then, add the 360 to the stable later. Old 12s rule. You simply have to own a Ferrari 12 cylinder in your lifetime.
Sorry to drone one. Let us know your final decision.