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Discussion in '360/430' started by Neil A, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Neil A

    Neil A Karting

    Oct 11, 2011
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    Edinburgh, UK
    Hi
    I joined this forum many years ago when i was originally looking at 360's but ended up with a 996turbo and more recently a R8, fast forward 6 years and I picked up a 360 f1.

    I had no intentions of switching from the R8 but when I seen this car listed , semi local to me in Scotland I had to go and view. Turns out the car was owned by someone I had met in the past through Porsche ownership , and at the time he had this and a 430 Scud.

    I have always loved the look of the 360 Stradale but sadly these are now out of my price range in RHD , so that was the main attraction of this car but also it has good service history and a good original spec pre strad parts.

    So far Im loving the car, it feels more special to own and drive than my previous cars . The looks and attention it gets is crazy and so far has all been positive. Driving feel wise I would say its more inline with my Lotus exige than any of the German cars , but also more in line with the Lotus build quality.

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  2. energy88

    energy88 F1 World Champ
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    Nice photos. Enjoy your "new" car in good health.
     
  3. Bob in Texas

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    Congrats! She’s sweet.


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  4. Oengus

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  5. vinny84

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    Congrats and enjoy!

    New owner this year as well and every time I drive it, it keeps getting better
     
  6. MalcQV

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    Welcome to the club, finally :D
     
  7. Neil A

    Neil A Karting

    Oct 11, 2011
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    Edinburgh, UK
    Thanks for the welcome :)

    Im actually glad i did not buy one years ago , as i went through a spell of only keeping cars a year or so then getting bored.

    I feel with this car it will be a keeper as i have wanted one for so long, and in the mean time ive had some fast and fun cars to fill the gap.
     
  8. 3POINT8

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    congrats! get sunset pic
     
  9. hessank

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    Dude your car looks fantastic.
    I love red/black.
    Enjoy.
     
  10. Purch23

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    Congratulations! That is a terrific looking car. Cheers!
     
  12. brookliner7

    brookliner7 Formula Junior

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    Wow that's one pretty good-looking stradale clone!

    I thought it was a stradale until I saw the rear bumper and then read your post...i love their looks too...just not sure I like them $100k more than my modena...you did good! Fantastic looking car
     
  13. kes7u

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    Fantastic looking car! Does anybody know if that is standard or CS ride height? Thinking about switching over to the 19" Challenge wheels, and I would be very happy if my stance ended up looking like this one.
     
  14. Neil A

    Neil A Karting

    Oct 11, 2011
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    Edinburgh, UK
    It is lowered mid way between standard and strad height.
     
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  15. kes7u

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    Lowered simply using the stock coilovers?

    Kevin
     
  16. Neil A

    Neil A Karting

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    Yes I believe so , ride is still good and havent felt it bottom out as yet.
     
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  17. Neil A

    Neil A Karting

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  18. paulchua

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    HI Neil,
    A hearty congratulations, your car is gorgeous! A big welcome, and we all look forward to hearing more about your experiences.
    Cheers
     
  19. Neil A

    Neil A Karting

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    Little fly bye from a few months ago.



    How the car looks now after paint and new ppf

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    The bodyshop hand painted the stripe on the spoiler after blending in the Straddle budge.

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    Ive also just placed an order for a brake set up the same as this , 384mm floating disks with AP racing 6 pot callipers

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  20. vrsurgeon

    vrsurgeon F1 World Champ
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    That looks about as close to a Stradale you can get. Enjoy!
     
  21. AndreB

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    Congrats she is beautiful!

    curious to hear how does this compare with your 996TT. I have the turbo Manual and looking at 360s f1s.

    BTW I also dig the Clios
     
  22. veilstylez

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    car looks amazing! The previous owner modded the car properly! Congrats
     
  23. Neil A

    Neil A Karting

    Oct 11, 2011
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    Edinburgh, UK
    Hi Andre

    Its hard to say as my 996 was close to 700bhp so a different level performance wise, the porsche was a brilliant car and considering it was of a similar age it did feel a lot more modern than the 360. BUT the 360 feels more special ,light and more connected when driving, i would say the 360 feels more inline with my old Lotus ExigeS than any of my other previous cars.

    The green clio was my track only car ,870kg , fibreglass doors,bonnet,tailgate, Jenvey throttle bodies and a 6speed sadev sequential .
    Sadly i wasn't getting enough time to use it fully so sold it on and bought the Trophy as a bit of a track,fun road car that should also hold value being one of 500 made.

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  24. AndreB

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    Thank you Neil, definitely unfair comparison with the 360 then as your TT looked like it was a monster of a car.

    my TT is completely stock, it does everything magnificently from 1700 miles road trip to taking my daughter to school. I’m sure the 360 can’t be used quite that way and every drive would be an “event”.

    I really like clios, one of my friends (S. Di Luca) races them in the Italian Clio cup - a ton of fun, probably the best backroads fun car with analog feel.
     
  25. Neil A

    Neil A Karting

    Oct 11, 2011
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    Edinburgh, UK

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