Driving A Manual Ferrari Will Always Be A Petrolhead’s Wet Dream

No commentary, no fancy shots, just driving footage of a manual Ferrari 360 Modena to put a smile on your face.

Davide Cironi brings us this simple but tastefully done video of him in a Modena on a narrow winding road, exercising its sweet 400hp 3.6-litre flat-plane crank V8 engine with the kind help of its six-speed manual gearbox.

Late manual Ferraris have seen their values skyrocket for the last few years, compared to their paddle-shift siblings mainly because of their rarity and then because of the more involving driving character.

It’s not a perfect world as most collectors are looking for a solid investment first and then maybe a good drive. Moreover, Maranello itself has consigned the chrome gate to history, offering all its current models solely with a dual-clutch gearbox and there is no way we’ll ever see it back. However, as far as exciting drives go, a manual transmission Ferrari will always have a place in our hearts.


  • FUN.

  • D3X

    Metal shift gate with a ball shift… drool.

  • Six_Tymes

    damn that road looks familiar

  • BGM

    Oh hell yes! The sexiest car ever made with a manual tranny. Count me in!

    However, looking at the car you can see how cheaply it is put together. One time I saw a 993 Turbo and a Modena side by side. There was no comparison about how they were put together.

    • Vassilis

      I’m lucky to have driven a Modena and I was shocked to find out those aluminium-looking trim pieces are actually plastic. The interior was a big letdown.

  • Andrea Camorani

    Ferrari must come back to also offer manuals: practically everyone with serious passion is asking for it, and it’s a shame they still ignore the voice of whose that should be their “elected” clientship: truly sport-oriented drivers can’t close an eye on the lack of a manual option!

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