Ferrari F430 

  • $263k built in Italy
  • 2007
  • 503 HP 4.3L
  • 190 mph
Ferrari says 0-to-60 mph in about 3.5 seconds.
by MotorTrend (Dec, 2007)
The great thing about the 430 Scuderia—a faster, lighter, and even more compelling version of the F430—is that Ferrari didn’t have to make it.
by Car and Driver (Dec, 2007)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Ferrari F430

0-60mph

430 Scuderia
3.5 s
360 Modena
4.1 s

Top speed

430 Scuderia
190 mph
M5 (E60)
155 mph
599 GTB Fiorano
209 mph

0-100mph

430 Scuderia
7.1 s
360 Modena
9.2 s

Top Gear track time

430 Scuderia
1:19.70
M5 (E60)
1:26.20
599 GTB Fiorano
1:21.20

1/4 mile

430 Scuderia
11.5 s

Nurburgring time

430 Scuderia
7:40.0
M5 (E60)
8:12.90
360 Modena
8:09.0

Data points Key details of the Ferrari F430

Price

430 Scuderia
$263k
M5 (E60)
$81k

Horsepower

430 Scuderia
503 HP
360 Modena
394 HP

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Performance

No hard and firm performance data – beyond such lappery – has yet been announced, but Ferrari’s engineers are happy enough to leak a 199mph top speed and 0-62mph in ‘less than 3.6sec.
by EVO
So if you want to do a first-gear burnout, no problem, just keep the tach pegged at the 8500-rpm redline and release the brake.
by Car and Driver (May, 2009)
Power feels about the same at low rpm, but between 3000 and about 6000 revs, the torque delivery is so much meatier than before.
by MotorTrend (Dec, 2007)

Powertrain

Another engine enhancement that is perhaps less relevant to the UK than parts of the world where fuel quality isn’t all that it could be, is a spark advance management system.
by EVO
The so-called race setting is impressive, allowing a driver to mash the throttle out of turns while the electronics decide when and how to apply engine torque.
by Car and Driver (Dec, 2007)
If it is, it adjusts the spark accordingly, improving engine efficiency when octane levels are low or fuel quality is poor.
by EVO

Engine

Ferrari sets the V-8 in a sea of lightweight carbon fiber, the material used for the compartment lining as well as the airboxes and manifold cover.
by www.roadandtrack.com
For the Scuderia, Ferrari massaged the 4.3-liter V-8 with better breathing and a higher compression ratio, upping power from 490 to 510 bhp.
by www.roadandtrack.com
Well, we’re not out of Maranello yet… When we do eventually give the 503bhp all-aluminium engine its head, the result is utterly, totally, mesmerisingly visceral.
by EVO

Handling

There’s nothing wrong with the helm’s weight or accuracy, but the chassis is the better communicator – I confess I had expected a gnat’s more feel through the steering, which just lacks the intimacy of a GT3.
by EVO
The all-wheel-drive Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder will likely win a drag race (0 to 60 for the Gallardo coupe is 3.2 seconds; we haven’t yet tested the Spyder) and perhaps even a beauty contest.
by Car and Driver (Jul, 2009)
’Corradi also asserts that, regardless of the driver aids, the Scuderia’s chassis is ‘very well balanced’, thanks in part to a 15mm drop in ride height and the adoption of titanium springs, and also because the newcomer enjoys the same 43:57 front:rear weight distribution as the F430.
by EVO

Transmission

’Ferrari’s assertion that the Scuderia should be regarded as a distinctly different machine to the standard F430 is far more credible than it might seem at face value.
by EVO
The Ferrari California also features launch control, but it uses Ferrari’s first dual-clutch automated manual gearbox.
by Car and Driver (May, 2009)
As much as we're committed stick-and-clutch guys, none but FIA-licensed piloti can shift faster or better than the F1-SuperFast2 can.
by MotorTrend (Dec, 2007)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Ferrari
Price $263,157
Type of car Production car
Year 2007
City mileage 9 MPG
Highway mileage 14 MPG

design

Chief designer Pininfarina
Chief engineer Amedeo Felisa
Platform Ferrari 360
Generation First Generation
Body style 2-seat Berlinetta
Top type Hard fixed

transmission

Transmission make Ferrari F1 6-speed semi-automatic
Drivetrain 2WD
Shift system Semi-automatic
Is dual clutch Yes
Gearing 6speed manual or 6 speed sequential
# of gears 6 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.29:1
  2. 2: 2.16:1
  3. 3: 1.61:1
  4. 4: 1.27:1
  5. 5: 1.03:1
  6. 6: 0.82:1
Axle ratio 4.44:1
Paddle shifters Standard, Left Down / Right Up

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Forged Aluminum Wishbones , Independent
Rear suspension Forged Aluminum Wishbones , Independent
Front brakes Brembo 15.6 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 13.7 in Ventilated Disc
Front tires Ferrari 225/35 ZR 19 Pirelli PZero Corsa
Front wheels 225/35 19
Wheel material Five Spoke Light Alloy
Rear tires Ferrari 285/35 ZR 19 Pirelli PZero Corsa
Rear wheels 285/35 19
Wheel material Five Spoke Light Alloy

road tests

Top speed 190 mph
1/4 mile 11.5 s
0-60mph 3.5 s
0-100mph 7.1 s
0-200kph 11 s
Distance 93 ft
Lateral acceleration 0.95 g
Top gear time 1:19.70
20.6km nurburgring time 7:40.0
Fiorano track time 1:25.0
Tsukuba circuit time 1:08.31
Hockenheim short lap time 1:10.30
Drag coefficient 0.35

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.92 lb/hp
Maximum hp 503 HP @ 8,500 RPM
Maximum torque 347 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM
Max RPM 8,640 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Weight distribution 42%/58%
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Engine make Ferrari Tipo F136
Displacement 4,308 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 11.88:1
Bore/stroke 3.62 in / 3.19 in
Block material Aluminum alloy
Cylinder head material Aluminum alloy
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
VVT system None
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,976 lb
Width 75.7 in
Height 47.2 in
Length 177.6 in
Front track width 65.7 in
Wheelbase 102.4 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes
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