In August 2007 Ferrari has released the official photos of the 430 Scuderia, a lightweight and enhanced version designed for the track and heir of the 360 Challenge Stradale. The Scuderia was developed in collaboration with Michael Schumacher and weight was reduced by 85kg to reach 1,350kg, whilst the engine was boosted to 510hp and 470Nm of torque at 8500rpm. Acceleration from 0 to 100km/h was achieved in 3.6 seconds along with a top speed of 320km/h. Powerful ceramic brakes gave immense stopping power and contributed towards weight saving. The Scuderia also benefited from improved transmission software known as ‘superfast’ which allowed for 60 millisecond shifts.
The 430 Scuderia was unveiled by Michael Schumacher at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2007. Aesthetically this model differs from the normal version with the introduction of the new bumper (characterized by a “sharp design”) as well as slightly different skirts including air vents in front of the rear wheels. There are two large twin tailpipes that are centrally placed to replace the standard exhaust system. The body of the car is crossed longitudinally by a pair of dark grey bands (optional). The interior also receives special attention and is even more sporting than the standard F430. Production numbers were limited ensuring that the Scuderia is highly sought after.
Originally registered in Italy and with only 13,000 miles recorded, earlier in the year this high specification example received a full inspection by GTO engineering, as well as the fitment of a new clutch.
Offered with full service history, this very low mileage example left the factory with the following optional extras:
Carbon fibre steering wheel with LEDs
Carbon fibre large racing seats with 4 point harnesses
Tessuto interior with Rosso stitching
Radio cover in carbon fibre
Fully trimmed boot compartment
Door sills in carbon fibre
Giallo instrument panel
Rosso brake callipers and a signature racing stripe.
This is a high specification car with a new clutch and fully checked out by GTO engineering.