- Mileage: 19529
- Transmission: TipTronic
- Fuel Type: Petrol
- Engine Size: 4308cc
- Interior Colour: Rosso Corsa
- Exterior Colour: Crema leather
- Body Style: Convertible
- Seats: 2
- Service: FSH
- Reg date: 2007/4
- Rosso Corsa
- Crema leather
- Red stitching
- 19" 5 spoke alloy wheels
- Brake calipers in red
- Carbon fibre driving zone
- Yellow Rev Counter
- Bluetooth Telephone preparation
- Stereo radio/CD player and MP3
- Electronic climate control
- Scuderia Ferrari wing shields
- Rear Challenge Grill in Carbon Fibre
- Stability and traction control
- NavTrack vehicle tracking system
- Engine Power 483 bhp
- Top Speed 193 mph
- Acceleration (0-62mph) 4.1 seconds
- CO2 Rating (g/km) 420 g/km
- Average mpg 15.4 mpg
- Boot Capacity 250 litres
The AA says:
No supercar worth its name can do without a visually arresting exterior, and the F430 is no exception. The design has clear links with Ferraris of old, and shows the influence of aerodynamics and pure style. The front air intakes take inspiration from Ferrari racers of the 1960s, while the rear has the raised taillights and vented engine cover that echo the Enzo road car.
Inside the F430 combines more racing overtones with touches of luxury, highlighting that it has the capability to be used as an everyday car. Depending on the owner's choice, the cabin can be swathed in fine leather to give a luxurious feel, with brushed aluminium dotted throughout. The view ahead is dominated by the heavily sculpted steering wheel and the large, centrally mounted rev counter, hinting at the performance on offer.
That performance is delivered by an all-new 4.3-litre V8 with few technical compromises in the quest for high power and torque. Unlike most multi-cylinder engines, the F430's V8 uses a flat-plane crankshaft, which means it operates in effect like two four-cylinder units. Although naturally aspirated, it produces a remarkable 114bhp per litre and its redline is set at a stratospheric 8,500rpm, underlining the car's high performance nature.
There are further mechanical innovations beneath the F430's skin. Alongside a conventional six-speed manual gearbox the F430 can be specified with the F1 transmission, which is an automated version of the six-speed manual allowing fully automatic or paddle-operated gearchanges as fast as 150 milliseconds.
There are plenty of fast cars out there, but few get close to the Formula One experience that many people want. The F430 is far from being an F1 car – it's too pretty for that – but it does use a range of electronic systems pioneered on Ferrari's all-conquering race car, to give punters some idea of what it's like to be in an F1 driver’s shoes.
These systems, most notably the electronically controlled differential, means the F430 has tremendous amounts of traction. The handling is incredible, and the ride is pretty good, too.
The F430 performs just like you'd expect a Ferrari to. All versions use the same 4.3-litre V8 petrol engine, which gives 483bhp. Performance is effortless from 2000rpm, and upwards of 4000rpm it gives you a real kick in the pants. The engine sounds amazing as well.
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