A 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, the Ferrari 360, to improve its aerodynamic efficiency. Although the drag coefficient remained the same, downforce was greatly enhanced. Despite sharing the same basic Alcoa Aluminium chassis, roof line, doors and glass, the car looked significantly different from the 360. A great deal of Ferrari heritage was included in the exterior design. At the rear, the Enzo’s tail lights and interior vents were added. The car’s name was etched into the Testarossa-styled driver’s side mirror. The large oval openings in the front bumper are reminiscent of Ferrari racing models from the 60s, specifically the 156 “sharknose” Formula One car and 250 TR61 Le Mans cars of Phil Hill. Designed with soft-top-convertible.
The F430 features a 4.3L V8 petrol engine of the “Ferrari-Maserati” F136 family. This new power plant was a significant departure for Ferrari, as all previous Ferrari V8’s were descendants of the Dino racing program of the 1950s. This fifty-year development cycle came to an end with the entirely new 4.3L, 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 kg 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. The F430 has a top speed in excess of 196 mph (315 km/h) and can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.9 seconds, 0.6 seconds quicker than the old model.
Finished in Red with black leather interior, this car is described to be in very good overall condition throughout. Included in the cars history file are numerous invoices, service book and keys. The F430 represents a significant step in evolution for Ferrari as it moved away from the 50 year reign of the Dino racing program and towards the entirely new compact 4.3L engine and therefore one can argue that these cars are considerably undervalued and represent a fantastic investment opportunity, especially seeing as their cost from new was over €175,000.
De couleur rouge avec un intérieur en cuir noir, cette voiture est décrite comme étant en très bon état général. Avec le dossier historique de la voiture il y a de nombreuses factures, le carnet d’entretien et les clés.
La F 430 représente un pas significatif dans l’évolution des Ferrari car elle sort des 50 ans de reigne du programme de courses des Dino avec un tout nouveau moteur compact 4.3 L. et cependant on peut dire que ces voitures sont totalement sous estimées et représentent une occasion d’investissement surtout si on considère leur prix d’achat neuves qui est de plus de 175.000 Euros.