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 a 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.
This 430 Scuderia was registered the June 2009 with the following specification: original Scuderia livery, sport steering-wheel in leather with paddles, yellow brake callipers and gold wheels. A very original car that has covered only around 8900 kms from new. A perfect car to enjoy and potentially a very good investment in years to come.