Following the hugely successful Ferrari 360 Spider, it was only a matter of time before Ferrari would go onto produce a Spider derivative of their all new F430. Ferrari's 21st road going convertible debuted at the 2005 Geneva motor show. Penned by Frank Stevenson of Pininfarina the F430 took a lot of its external inspiration from Ferrari racing models of the the 1960’s. This included the oval opening in the front bumper, which was reminiscent of the Ferrari 156 “Shark-Nose” Grand Prix car. Utilising the latest technologies and processes gained from their F1 success, including the very latest aerodynamics technologies and extensive use of modern materials. The F430 also included the iconic Enzo tale lights and Testarossa door mirrors. Featuring Ferrari’s entirely new V8 4.3 litre engine, producing an astonishing 483 BHP, propelling the car from 0-60mph in a blistering 4.0 seconds and onto a top speed of close to 200mph. The F430 offered many ground breaking features including the “E-Diff” computer controlled active differential system, enhancing turn-in under fast cornering. The “Manettino” steering mounted control switch gave the driver full advantage of five bespoke driver setting
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