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Ferrari F430: Buying guide and review (2004-2009)

Ferrari F430: Buying guide and review (2004-2009) Classic and Performance Car
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Released in 2004, the F430 was the latest in a line of mid-engined V8 ‘entry level’ Ferraris, taking over the mantle from the 360. It featured Enzo-inspired sharp-edged styling, and was considered by most to be an improvement on the 360’s somewhat rounded lines. 
 
The engine was an all-new unit with size upped to 4.3-litres, and a commensurate increase in power and torque. With 483bhp trumping the 360’s 400bhp and a wider power band, performance was much improved. A new E-Diff ensured that all that power was more equally distributed between the rear wheels, and an updated F1 transmission cut shift times significantly. The 430 was also the first to receive the now ubiquitous manettino switch, which allowed drivers to select from a variety of pre-programmed suspension, throttle and electronic differential settings. 
 
All this technology made for a class-leading vehicle in 2004, and the Ferrari F430 is still a rapid and desirable junior supercar today, with few new cars able to offer a similar level of speed and style for the money. 
 
Which one to buy?
 
The F430 was initially made launched as a Berlinetta, with the Spider following a year later. This was the last mid-engined V8 Ferrari offered with a manual gearbox, and not many were specified with this option at that. Their rarity does mean that they carry a premium over the F1 paddle shift examples. Carbon Ceramic brake discs were optional until 2007 when they became standard fitment. The standard discs are fine for road use (and some say they provide better feel) however the ceramics are recommended if regular track days are going to be on the agenda.
 
The 430 Scuderia is a lightened and more powerful version that made an appearance in 2007. This was followed by the Scuderia Spider 16M in 2008, which was released to celebrate Ferrari’s 16th World constructors championship in Formula 1. With only 499 16Ms produced, it’s very difficult to find one for sale today.
 
The paddle shift gearbox is much improved over earlier attempts, and received some upgrades during production to improve shift times and smooth changes at lower speeds. Clutches do wear out quicker than the manual counterparts while driving in heavy traffic can further increase wear. Compared to the latest transmissions, the F430’s system can feel a bit outdated but it is still a pleasant system to use.
 
Colour and trim specs were not limited to the traditionally red/cream or red/black combos of the ‘80s so you have a far wider choice of trim. The Scuderia examples featured distinctive twin lines running the length of the car, as well as modified bumpers.
 
A number of track-only cars were produced, called the F430 Challenge, and racing versions such as the F430 GTC and F430 GT3 campaigned successfully in a number of championships around the world.
 
Performance and specs
 
Ferrari F430 Berlinetta
Engine 4308cc 32valve DOHC V8 
Power 483bhp @ 8500 rpm 
Torque 483lb ft @ 5250rpm
Top speed 196mph 
0-60mph 3.8 seconds 
Fuel consumption 15.4mpg 
Insurance group 50
Gearbox Six-speed manual/Six-speed F1 electrohydraulic manual
 
Dimensions and weight
 
Wheelbase 2600mm
Length 4512mm
Width 1923mm
Height 1214mm
Weight 1450kg
 
Common problems
 
• The F430 is a generally reliable car with no real problem areas. Servicing costs can be cut significantly by using a reputable specialist rather than Ferrari main dealers.

• Clutches on the F1 gearbox cars do not last long with some examples needing replacement every 15,000 miles or even sooner.  Manual cars are a bit easier on their clutches but heavy actuation and a high catching point will indicate a replacement is due soon. Flywheels require replacing every second clutch change.

• Camchains replaced cambelts in the 430, so the dreaded three-yearly engine removal of older mid-engined Ferraris does not affect this car. 

• Exhaust manifolds can crack, which is a relatively common problem. Some specialists can weld-repair them, saving you the exorbitant cost of buying a new one.

• The suspension bushes wear out relatively quickly leading to the complete wishbone assembly requiring replacement. Once again, specialists can re-bush the existing items at a reduced cost.

• Carbon Ceramic brakes were an option from the beginning and became standard from 2007 onwards. The discs are meant to last the life of the car, but the pads are very pricey to replace. Standard discs and pads on the earlier models are well up to the task of retarding the car and are cheaper to replace, however over the life of the car the extra expense of the steel disc replacement can reduce the overall savings.

• Rust is not an issue yet, however it is worth checking over the bodywork for signs of accident damage. Rear light brackets can break causing the lights to move around in their mountings. A replacement unit will be required if this is the case.

• Some owners have complained of fragile wheel rims, which buckle easily if driven over potholes so it is worth checking if there are any cracks inside the rim face.
 
Model history

2004: Ferrari F430 released, replacing the 360. Initially only available in the hard top Berlinetta body style. Six-speed manual and six-speed F1 style electrohydraulic manual transmission options available
2005: F430 Spider body style introduced
2007: 430 Scuderia released featuring a more power (503bhp) and weight reduced by 100kg. Improved transmission software decreases shift times. Carbon Ceramic brakes become standard
2008: Scuderia Spider 16M introduced in a limited run of 499 units. Featuring more powerful engine and weight reduction as in hard top 430 Scuderia
2009: Final F430 built making way for its 458 successor
 
Owners clubs, forums and websites
 
• www.ferrariownersclub.co.uk
• independentferrariservicing.co.uk
• www.ferrariclubracing.co.uk
 
Summary and prices
 
Higher mileages are more common than with other Ferraris, as their reliability and ease of use meant that many owners used them as regular transport as well as a weekend toy. Early F430s start at around £70,000 with a premium paid for the Spider and manual examples.
 
Scuderia’s range between £130,000 and £180,000, with the 16M Spiders closer to £300,000. As these cars are more collectible, low mileages and few owners significantly affect the asking price. 
 
The Ferrari F430 is a great supercar car whatever specification you choose, it still delivers great performance and an engaging drive today. With reasonable running costs and a decent amount of choice available, you can find the perfect car to suit your needs.
 
Words: John Tallodi
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Last updated: 9th Dec 2015
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  • 2007 Ferrari F430

    £70,000 - £80,000 est. £70,000 - £80,000 est.
    Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0DE
    Auction Date: 12 Jul 2017
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    • Engine size: 4.3
    Auction Date: 12 Jul 2017
    Brightwells
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  • Ferrari F430 SPIDER

    £85,995 £85,995

    About this Ferrari F430 SPIDER The Ferrari F430 is a sports car that was produced by the Italian car manufacturer Ferrari from 2004 to 2009. A successor to the Ferrari 360, it debuted at the 2004 Paris Motor Show. Its successor, the Ferrari 458, was unveiled on 28 July 2009. This particular example (formally my own car) was first registered in 2006 has been maintained to the highest degree by Ferrari with most recent service (clutch/brake pipes etc) carried out by reknowned specialist SMDG to the tune of over £5000. Stunning in Nero Daytona Black with matching black leather, hood and carpets.

    • Mileage: 33000 mi
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  • 2006 Ferrari F430

    $104,900(£81,947.88) $104,900(£81,947.88)

    The Ferrari F430 was the answer to the question of “can we bring a shred of practicality to the supercar ownership experience?” The F430 can be civilized enough to play the role of daily driver, but let it off its leash, there are few cars out that demand more raw devotion to driver involvement. The F430 is amazingly civilized, consider the interior fitted with leather and carbon fiber, the ride quality that is counterintuitively supple and the downright practical nine-cubic-foot trunk. The car can turn in an instance to a fire breathing animal with the mere push on the right pedal. Finished in Tour De France (TDF) Blue over two tone blue and tan leather this 2006 Ferrari F430 F1 is a refreshing break from the typical Rosso-Corsa over tan combination we are so used to seeing. The lines of the car wear the colors well and give it a sophisticated look. Having only traveled 15,000 miles since new this three owner car has been well maintained and it shows. The paint shines with a deep luster and few blemishes, minor stone chips on the front bumper being the only marks. The interior shows well throughout with only minor wear and minor Sticky Dash on a few of the buttons. The blue and ta

    • Year: 2006
    • Mileage: 16000 mi
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  • Ferrari F430 F1

    £87,995 £87,995

    About this Ferrari F430 F1 Supplied in undoubtedly the best colour combination of Grigio Silverstone with Crema Connolly Racing seats, yellow brake calipers and carboceramic braking system, four point safety harnesses with discreet rollover bar, carbon fibre driving zone with matching steering wheel, navtrak antitheft system with Pogo speed detector, full touchscreen navigation with bluetooth, ipod connector and reverse camera, front and rear parking control, and complimented with Scuderia Ferrari wing badges. A superb documented service history detailing works which include recent clutch, manifolds, ball joints, tyres, brake caliper service and much more all courtesy of Maranello in Egham.

    • Mileage: 37000 mi
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  • Ferrari F430 Coupe

    £94,995 £94,995

    Make: Ferrari Model: F430 First Delivered: 16/03/2009 Mileage: 20,960 Miles Previous Owners: 5 Engine: 4.3 Ltr Transmission: F1 Paint Colour: Nero Daytona Trim Colour: Nero Hide Carpet Colour: Nero Doors: 2 Seats: 2 MOT: 12 Months TAX: TBA HPI: Clear Warranty: 3 Months

    • Year: 2010
    • Mileage: 20960 mi
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  • Ferrari F430

    £78,990 £78,990

    Service history Ferrari 430 Coupe F1 Pininfarina 4.3 V8 Automatic registered May 2005 finished in Rosso Corsa with Full Black and Red Leather interior with Carbon Fibre trim; Electric Seats; 19 Inch Alloys with Red Callipers; Daytime Running Lights; Electric Windows and Door Mirrors; Original Invoices showing Service History at Ferrari on 29/06/06 at 6,864; 23/05/07 at 9,381; 26/06/08 at 12,190; 22/06/09 at 14,386; 20/09/10 at 17,601; Ferrari Specialist on 05/09/11 at 18,857; Ferrari on 05/10/12 at 19,983; 07/10/13 at 21,244; Vision Motorsport on 06/02/15 at 26,193; 07/09/15 at 33,844; 08/10/15 at 35,134 with new 3rd gear rebuild, clutch and slave bearing; 01/07/16 at 41,246; New Front Pads on 15/08/16; Front Discs, New Stainless Steel Exhaust Box and New Airboxes on 05/01/17 at DASH-CAE. Finance available on request - subject to status and terms. Ask about our Company Directors packages. Fully Valeted; UK Wide Delivery Available; Part Exchange Welcome.

    • Mileage: 45400 mi
    • Engine size: 4308
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  • Ferrari F430

    £110,000 £110,000

    Air Conditioning, Electric Seats, Full Leather, Tool Kit present, Sports Seats, Yellow Rev Counter, 19'' Alloys, Full service history Beautiful Ferrari 430 Spider in rare Rosso Scuderia with 14,300 miles FSH. Breathtaking car with rare factory sports seats, Scuderia Shields, Yellow rev Counter. All books, toolkit and unused tyre inflation kit. Hard to find 430's as nice as this.

    • Mileage: 14600 mi
    • Engine size: 4308
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  • Ferrari F430

    £112,000 £112,000

    Beautiful Ferrari 430 Spider F1 in Grigio Silverstone with Crema seats with Daytona inserts.

    • Mileage: 23300 mi
    • Engine size: 4308
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  • Ferrari F430

    £90,000 £90,000

    Red Brake Calipers, Blue Seat Belts, Crema Comfort Seats, Black Electric Hood, Full Service History, Scuderia Wing Shields, Red Rev Counter, Push Start Button, Traction Control, Electric Mirrors, Electric Seats, Satellite Navigation, Stereo, ABS, Power Steering, Air Bag, Air Conditioning Stunning 2006 Ferrari F430 Spider. For the Ferrari owner who wants something a little different. This is the classic alternative colour combination of Tour de France Blue complemented by a gorgeous Crema interior, this colour combination rarely becomes available. This 430 has been meticulously main dealer maintained and has 29,000 miles on the clock. The current owner has added red brake calipers and blue seat belts, supplied by Ferrari and fitted by us here at Autofficina.

    • Mileage: 29900 mi
    • Engine size: 4308
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  • Ferrari F430

    £77,000 £77,000

    Air Conditioning, Full Leather, Power Hood, Yellow Rev Counter, Yellow Brake Calipers, Drilled Alloy Foot Pedals, Daytona Electric Seats, Sub Woofer, Scuderia Wing Shields, Carbon Fibre Central Tunnel, Carbon Inserts in Dash, 19'' Alloys, Main dealer service history Left Hand Drive Ferrari F430 Spider in Bianco Fuji, a rare colour. Daytona seats with Black inserts. 40,000 miles Factory Fitted Wing Shields. Carbon Centre Console, Carbon Central Tunnel. Ferrari Embossed Head Rests. Full Ferrari and Specialist Service History. UK registered.

    • Mileage: 40000 mi
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  • Ferrari F430

    £99,990 £99,990

    Carbon driving zone, Scuderia Shields, Daytona seatsVVS are delighted to offer this beautiful low mileage 2007 Ferrari F430 F1 Spider having only covered 16000 miles from new. Presented in the rare and sought after colour of Giallo Modena with contrasting nero leather with yellow stitching. A superb spec car with 16M upgrades including front bumper, carbon rear valance, scuderia shields, 16M stripes, yellow rev counter, carbon driving zone. A superb order car with comprehensive service history and is VAT qualifying, just perfect for the export market too., Please visit www.vvsuk.co.uk for 20 High Definition photographs of this car.

    • Mileage: 16000 mi
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  • Ferrari F430 Spider 4.3 F1 Convertible

    £109,900 £109,900

    Launched in 2004, the Ferrari F430 in the successor to the 360 which improved aerodynamic efficiency and greater downforce. It features a 4.3 V8 engine, producing 483bhp and a 0-62mph time of only 3.9 seconds. This particular example is possibly the best F430 Spider on the market at the moment with an impeccable service history. The interior is completely unmarked and really gives you that 'new car' feeling, and the exterior continues this theme with unblemished paint throughout, it really is a car that needs to be seen to be appreciated. This car is prepared by our award winning workshop to the very highest standards. The service history is as follows: 31/08/2009 - Charles Hurst Ferrari @ 750 miles 04/06/2010 - Charles Hurst Ferrari @ 1570 miles 14/09/2011 - Graypaul Ferrari @ 4642 miles 18/12/2012 - Graypaul Ferrari @ 6632 miles 21/01/2014 - Graypaul Ferrari @ 7627 miles 28/01/2015 - Graypaul Ferrari @ 8057 miles 18/07/2016 - Graypaul Ferrari @ 8481 miles 14/02/2017 - Graypaul Ferrari @ 8667 miles This vehicle is also supplied with 12 months MOT. All of our cars also have a pre-sale 111 point check to ensure they meet our very high preparation standard. Crema Hide Red Stitching S

    • Year: 2009
    • Mileage: 8720 mi
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  • Ferrari F430

    £107,949 £107,949

    Air Conditioning, Full Leather, Parking Sensors, 1 Owner, Push Button Start, Full main dealer service history Rosso Corsa / Beige With Black Contrast Stitch - Optional Extras: Carbon Ceramic Brakes, Black Contrast Stitching, Scuderia Shields, Yellow Brake Calipers, Rear Park Sensors, Yellow Rev Counter, Full Ferrari Service History

    • Mileage: 13700 mi
    • Engine size: 4308
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  • Ferrari F430

    £99,995 £99,995

    Derivative:F1 ,Variant: F1 - 2006 56 Rosso Corsa with Crema Leather Interior, Nero Dashboard and Carpets, Large Crema Racing Seats, Crema Leather Headliner, Nero Stitching, Red Brake Callipers, Carbon Fibre Driving Zone, Giallo Instrumental Panel, Scuderia Ferrari Shields and Security System with NavTrak.

    • Year: 2006
    • Mileage: 19700 mi
    • Engine size: 4.3
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  • 2009 Ferrari F430 Spider F1

    $125,000(£97,650) $125,000(£97,650)

    Gorgeous 2009 Ferrari F430 Spider F1 with 29k miles This 2009 Ferrari F430 Spider F1 is an absolutely stunning example with 29k miles. It comes finished in Red Corsa with Beige leather interior and is accompanied by its factory books and tools. The car runs and drives excellent and has a clean carfax report. This extremely usable super-car is an exhilarating car to drive and would be a pleasure to own. Factory options include red brake calipers, rear engine grille in carbon, electric Daytona style seats with red stitching, Scuderia Ferrari Shields, and a Bose high power audio system. This car sold for over a quarter of a million dollars when new and is an excellent buy. Don't miss the opportunity to own this F430 for only $125,000

    • Year: 2009
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  • Ferrari F430

    £139,995 £139,995

    Rosso Corsa with Crema Leather Interior, Nero Dashboard, Bordeaux Carpets, Bordeaux Stitching, Bordeaux Piping, Crema Leather Headliner, Challenge Type Wheels with Red Brake Callipers, Daytona Style Seats with Bordeaux Leather Stripes, Silver Dedication Plate, Electric Seats, Giallo Instrumental Panel, Scuderia Ferrari Shields and Security System with NavTrak.

    • Year: 2005
    • Mileage: 16300 mi
    • Engine size: 4.3
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  • Ferrari F430

    £89,989 £89,989

    Finished in Nero Daytona metallic with contrasting full Cream electric Daytona seats, Impeccable Ferrari service history including more recent services from the very well know Barkaways Ferrari specialist and winners of Salon Prive for three years running, So in all a very well maintained vehicle. Spec Inc Sat Nav, Climate Control, Electric Daytona Seats, Scuderia Ferrari Shields, Xenon Headlamps, Park Distance Control, Power Hood, Yellow Dials, Carbon Trim, Heated Mirrors, Red Calipers and 19" Alloys. NavTrak Fitted. Full Service History. www.imperials.co.uk ------ Please call us to Confirm which of our 3 Essex Showrooms your desired vehicle is located at before travelling to see us, Everyone of Our Cars Goes Through Our In House Work Shop Prior to Sale by Our Fully Qualified and Experienced Technicians - Buy with Confidence, For up to 20 images of this vehicle and an Instant Finance Quote please view www.imperials.co.uk, For Out of Office Hours Enquiries please call Tony 07956 564440 and he will be happy to help, We are also good buyers of all prestige, Sports and 4x4 vehicles so why not give us a call for a price on yours, Please Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter, Tha

    • Year: 2007
    • Mileage: 19000 mi
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  • Ferrari F430 Coupe F1

    £99,995 £99,995

    Make: Ferrari Model: F430 Coupe First Registered: 25/07/2008 (08) Mileage: 41,269 KM Previous Owners: 0 Engine: 4.3 Ltr Transmission: F1 Paint Colour: Rosso Corsa Red Trim Colour: Beige Leather Carpet Colour: Red Doors: 2 Seats: 2 MOT: TBA TAX: TBA HPI: Clear Warranty: 3 Month Cover Included - Upgrades Available

    • Year: 2008
    • Mileage: 41269 mi
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  • Ferrari F430 SCUDERIA

    £199,995 £199,995

    Our fabulous lightweight F430 enjoys an extra 20 bhp over a standard car from its V8 engine, which in conjunction with its supermodel weight loss of 100 kilos over the full fat version gives this car formidable power to weight ratio. Finished in striking Nero metallic and factory silver twin body stripes with matching Alcantara trimmed carbon fibre sports seating. This example features the fullest specification including carbon fibre interior, 4 point belts, carbon ceramic brakes with yellow calipers, matching wheel centres and dials. The interior is complimented with yellow cross stitch to seating and trim. The car features Scuderia front wing badges. This is a 2 owner car with full Ferrari service history and will be supplied to its fortunate new owner with a fresh service in place to be carried out by Stratstone Ferrari. As you would expect with low owners and mileage this is an unmarked example of the rare right hand drive F430 Scuderia Coupe.

    • Year: 2009
    • Mileage: 8800 mi
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  • Ferrari F430 Spider F1 2006

    POA POA

    SOLD/VERKAUFT/VENDU/VERKOCHT Ferrari F430 Spider F1 2006, 37.800 km, top condition This exotic ferrari F430 Spider F1 is designed by Pininfarina. This example is new delivered in 2006. This Ferrari has beautiful Grigio Silverstone paint in new condition. The paint is decorated with original Ferrari rims with red brake callipers. The costum-made interior has beautiful Burundy red leather bucket seats. The steering wheel is inspired by Formule 1 which include a starter push button and flippers to control the gearbox. The 4308CC V8, 490HP engine has only driven 37.850 km and has full service history . The sound of this magnificent Ferrari will sound like music in the ears of the fan. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 2006
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  • FERRARI F430 SPIDER F1 - NERO BLACK METALLIC

    POA POA

    Information FERRARI F430 SPIDER F1 NERO BLACK 24,000 Miles Nero Black Coachwork Full Tan Leather Interior F1 Gearbox Active Suspension (Sport Mode Manteno) 19" Alloy Wheels (F430 Special) Becker Satellite Navigation Scuderia Wing Shields Rear Parking Sensors CD Changer Enhanced Sound system Creme Daytona seats with Ferrari Crests Fully Electric Seats Xenon’s lights with LED panels Full Climate control Wind Deflector Tracker System Full Ferrari Service History Original Tool Kit All the Manuals Present Carbon Fibre Interior Package Interested In Vehicle Print Vehicle Details Back To Index

    • Year: 2005
    • Mileage: 24000 mi
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  • Ferrari F430 Scuderia

    £139,995 £139,995

    Make: Ferrari Model: F430 Scuderia First Delivered: 22/07/2009 Mileage: 33,977 Miles - 54,682 Kilometers Previous Owners: 1 Engine: 4.3 Ltr Transmission: F1 Paint Colour: Rosso Scuderia Trim Colour: Carbon Black Grey Red Carpet Colour: N/A Doors: 2 Seats: 2 MOT: TBA TAX: TBA HPI: Clear Warranty: 3 Month Cover Included - Upgrades Available

    • Year: 2017
    • Mileage: 33977 mi
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  • Ferrari F430 Spider

    £149,995 £149,995

    Variant: Manual - 2006 55 Rosso Corsa with Nero Soft Top Roof, Beige Leather Interior, Nero Dashboard, Cuoio Carpets, Rosso Stitching, Giallo Instrumental Panel, 19” Alloy Wheels with Red Brake Callipers, Carbon Dash Inserts, Beige Large Racing Seats, Battery Charger UK + Prewiring, Roll Bar in Beige, Scuderia Ferrari Shields, Airbags, Security System with NavTrak.

    • Year: 2006
    • Mileage: 18000 mi
    • Engine size: 4.3
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  • Ferrari F430 Scuderia 16M Spider

    £344,950 £344,950

    The F430 Scuderia was unveiled by Michael Schumacher at the Frankfurt Motor show in July 2007 and was the most potent road-legal version of the 430 produced by the factory. A gap had been left since the 360 Challenge Stradale production ended in 2005, and this model filled the void by being lighter, more powerful, rawer and technologically more advanced than its standard sibling. 

Thanks to a high compression motor with re-mapped engine management and a sports exhaust, output was increased from 483 to 510bhp, this being developed at an unchanged 8500rpm. This increase in performance gave the Scuderia a 0-60 mph time of just 3.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 197 mph. The F1 transmission also came in for some attention, Scuderia's used Ferrari's latest generation 'Superfast' software that reduced gearchange time to just 60 milliseconds. Other important developments were made including a new traction control system that combined the E-Diff electronic differential and the F1-Trac traction and stability control in a single integrated system; E-Diff-2. Ride-height was dropped by 15mm, firmer springs and dampers were installed along with bigger carbon ceramic brake discs. The front ca

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