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Dr. Bob said:
I doubt it. And then when you have the cs exteriour, then it is still a total different car.
I understand that, is just that I prefer a "stick" then the paddle shift (I'm like Tiff, hehe 8) )

By the way, I don't have a Ferrari, just being curious, and nice to meet you all
 

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I didn't really like 360 until I saw a CS in person, the stripe, big rims and those huge BREAK DISKs !!! It looks so much more "sportier" to me...But my friend didn't like it tho...He thinks it looks like an american sport car (too much influence by Viper and GT-40 I guess)
 

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184692 said:
I didn't really like 360 until I saw a CS in person, the stripe, big rims and those huge BREAK DISKs !!! It looks so much more "sportier" to me...But my friend didn't like it tho...He thinks it looks like an american sport car (too much influence by Viper and GT-40 I guess)
I see no influence from the Viper or GT-40. Have a gander at these and you'll see racing stripes on Ferraris as early as the 50s.

http://www.ferrariforum.net/photos/gallery.php?id=2

You are very right about "sporty" the car is mean looking (see Stradale's in the garage).
 

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So is it possible to get a cs body kit? Just wondering
I have been to my dealer and was interested in the Carbon Fiber rear deklid and the ignition key. CS parts are only available to CS owners and only sold if the VIN is correct. There is a tuner shop in LA who does have some parts, and they may be able to get others. They have not said if they can get a CS key but they have the wheels, door panels and the lexon for the rear deklid. They import theirs from Germany. It is by far the best outfit I have seen for tuning sports cars, check them out:

http://www.meridianonline.us/index3.htm
 

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I have been to my dealer and was interested in the Carbon Fiber rear deklid and the ignition key. CS parts are only available to CS owners and only sold if the VIN is correct. There is a tuner shop in LA who does have some parts, and they may be able to get others. They have not said if they can get a CS key but they have the wheels, door panels and the lexon for the rear deklid. They import theirs from Germany. It is by far the best outfit I have seen for tuning sports cars, check them out:

http://www.meridianonline.us/index3.htm
Greate info!! Thanks for sharing 8)
 

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adlinyusman said:
love the rims on it tho. wonder if there's an aftermarket source for em. not that i'd fit em on the 355 (they'd look horrid.)
There are very similar rims by BBS. It just doesn't have the Cavallino center cap on it. I believe they are the "BBS RE" series. They look similar to the Stradale rims, not dead on, but similar.

BBS RE
 

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I think it is cool to modify a 360, but I think it is pretty lame to then label it a Challenge Stradale when it isn't one.
I quite agree - if you want to do it properly - you go to your dealer and say "Hello, I'd like to change my 360 for a CS" - then you give him a whole heap of cash - and you've got the perfect conversion!!!
 

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Enzo250GTO said:
I think it is cool to modify a 360, but I think it is pretty lame to then label it a Challenge Stradale when it isn't one.
Agree with you.

Also, I think is hard to tell whether the 360 in pic is a real CS or not cause even the brake disk and steering wheel (two tone) are same as CS. I had a look on that website, it doesn't have any details on CS body kit under PRODUCT section, it just have this pic under GALLERY.
 

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The pictures posted from Meridian site are from a real CS! I have asked them and have one of their catalogues, they do not have the front bumper yet. It will probably be a matter of time to get cosmetics in the store. Currently, most of the CS parts they carry are peformance driven or provide weight saving for the Modena. I am afraid unless the front bumper is made of the CF it will not be lighter than Modena's.

IMO, if the car was made to look like a CS w/o the additional HP there would be a significant speed desparaty compared to a regular Modena. Why bother. Plus it is real challenge to get even those wheels work properly in a Modena since the ASR is not self programmable and can cause major grief and maulfunction. They will look awesome but at the expense of HP. Why change a good thing!

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They will look awesome but at the expense of HP. Why change a good thing!
Cause I'm fuzzy :wink: haha

But I shall never be worried cause I can never buy one :roll:
 

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you can't program the ASR? Then what about the guys who swap their wheels for the standard Challenge rims? Or other after market ones? Do they lose the benefits of ASR then?
 

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The BBS Challenge rims are 18". I had a set for my Modena. They're terrific, light and strong. And looks quite similar in design to the CS rims. The factory wouldn't sell them as an accesory/part item initially so my friend and I got a racer from London to get 2 sets as a replacement part for his 360 Challenge. They were cheap then. Now the factory has the 18' BBS Challenge rims as option item, but they're so expensive.

The BBS rims on the Challenge Stradale are 19" (225/35-19 Fronts and 285/35-19 Rear) and are different from the 360 Modena 9215/40-18 Front and 275/35-18 Rear). Yes, as fly pointed out, you may have a problem with the ASR. The ASR is programmed to respond to a specific tyre size. The ASR will work but will not be as efficent. But if you don't care about it, I suppose you can fit any size rim/tyre to the car.
 
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