2004 All-Star: Supercar

0402 Modena 01 S

Photographed by Joe Vaughn

Many are red, most have a paddle-shift F1 transmission, and all are stunningly fast and deeply rewarding. The entry-level model from Maranello is available as a no-frills coupe, a frivolous Spider, or the hard-core Challenge Stradale. Common to all are tactile steering, communicative chassis, impulsive brakes, and the awesome V-8 engine. The normally aspirated, 40-valve, 3.6-liter quad-cam unit is an assault on your eardrums, your blood pressure, and your driver's license. The performance is still stunning, but the Modena now puts the power down with a surprisingly subtle and seamless style. This is the most involving supercar you can buy.

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