Successor to the Ferrari 360, the F430 was debuted at the 2004 Paris Motor Show and produced up until 2009. Designed by Pininfarina, under the guidance of Frank Stephenson, the body styling of the F430 was revised from its predecessor in order to improve its aerodynamic efficiency.
The F430 features a 4.3 litre V8 petrol engine of the “Ferrari-Maserati” F136 family. This new power plant was a significant departure for Ferrari, as all previous Ferrari V8 engines were descendants of the Dino racing program of the 1950s. This fifty-year development cycle came to an end with the entirely new 4.3 litre power plant, the architecture of which is expected to replace the Dino-derived V12 in most other Ferrari cars. Despite a 20% increase in displacement, engine weight grew by only 4 kilogrammes and engine dimensions were decreased, for easier packaging. The connecting rods, pistons and crankshaft were all entirely new, while the four-valve cylinder head, valves and intake trumpets were copied directly from Formula 1 engines, for ideal volumetric efficiency. With a top speed in excess of 196 mph, the 430 can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.9 seconds – extremely quick even by today’s standards.
This immaculate Ferrari F430 Coupé F1 comes with stunning champagne leather interior to compliment the Rosso Corsa exterior. Originally registered in its home country of Italy, this car was purchased by the current owner from a Ferrari main dealer.
Fastidiously maintained with a full Ferrari service history, recent work includes new manifolds under recall and a brand new clutch. Having also been covered by a Ferrari Power warranty for most of its life it has been thoroughly pampered with numerous other Ferrari parts and services. The car was featured and photographed in Formula Life magazine as a prime example of its type and copies of the magazine will be supplied with the car.
This cherished car has only 44,000km (27,500 miles) and is a beautiful example of a modern classic.