Manufactured from 2004 until 2009, the Ferrari F430 was the successor to the enormously successful 360M. According to its creators, the F430 was at least 70 % new compared with the 360. It had a new engine, a new F1 gearbox, a new diff and a brand-new chassis, and although the styling is obviously reminiscent of the 360M’s, in reality, it’s pretty much a ground-up design. Only the bonnet, doors, and roof were carried over; the rest, even the door mirrors, were all new and largely the work of Pininfarina, overseen by Ferrari’s design chief Frank Stephenson.
The F430’s complex variable-valve-timing system is also lifted straight from the Enzo’s V12, and as ever there is dry-sump lubrication, a very high compression ratio (11.3:1), a variable airflow plenum chamber. and an enormous electronic brain making the decisions in the form of not one, but two, Bosch Motronic ME7 ECUs. At 483bhp it has a significant 21 % more power than the 360. Its fabulous 4.3-litre V8 will rocket this very sleek new Ferrari from 0-62mph in just 3.7 seconds and on to a maximum speed in excess of 196mph.
Offered here is a UK, right-hand drive F430 Coupe that is fitted with the rare and desirable manual gearbox. Presented in the classic combination of Rosso Corsa with Crema interior, this is a lovely example of a late production F430, one of the last manual V8’s.
Factory fitted options include full carbon driver zone, upgraded stereo system, Daytona seat inserts and seat, steering wheel and car covers. This car has covered 11,630 miles since leaving Maranello in 2008 and benefits from full Ferrari main dealer service history, and offered with current UK V5 and MOT valid until May 2018.