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.
Finished in the desirable colour of Argento Nurburgring this European delivered left-hand drive example has covered under 42,000 km from new (c. 26,000 miles). Its full service history is listed below and the car which is believed to have had only two previous owners is found in excellent condition throughout.
Factory fitted options include; ceramic brakes, navigation, Scuderia shields, parking sensors, Ferrari logo on seats, yellow tachometer, CD changer and two keys & master.
Provided with an MOT certificate valid until October 2018, original books and tools, this car is offered with a very realistic reserve and not to be missed.