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 510bhp 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. This particular example is fitted with the highly sought after ‘F1’ electrohydraulic manual transmission system which does not require a clutch.
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 interior also received special attention and is even more sporting than the standard F430. Production numbers were limited ensuring that the Scuderia is highly sought after.