• Ferrari 430 Scuderia

The Ferrari F430 is a sports car model from the Italian manufacturer Ferrari. The F430 was Ferrari’s entry-level model to the presentation of the Ferrari California, and is the successor to the Ferrari 360, the previously best-selling Ferrari model.

The V8 mid-engine provides an output of 360 kW (490hp), which allows for appropriate suspension and transmission setting an acceleration from 0 100km/h in around 4 seconds. The top speed is 315km/h

He is the first production car from Ferrari on an electronically controlled differential E-Diff. By means of a switch located on the steering wheel ( Manettino called, after Manetto: manual switch) can be carried out, inter alia, the fine tuning of the chassis.

In addition, an open-top version is available called the F430 Spider. This has the same V8 mid-engine as the coupe, but the chassis of the Spiders is set higher by two inches, and the vehicle weighs about 70kg more than the coupe version.

The 430 Scuderia, Ferrari omitted to F, based on the Ferrari F430 has arisen as a direct competitor of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS and the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera. He was introduced at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, and is the road version of the F430 Challenge. In direct comparison with the standard version it is lighter by 100kg corresponding to a weight of 1250kg according to DIN standard. He also has a maximum output of 375 kW (510hp), which is a power increase of 15 kW (20hp) compared to the normal coupe variant means. In addition, the Scuderia Ferrari, the first, which is equipped with the new F1-Superfast-II-Getriebe/Schaltung which switching times of less than 60 ms allowed (for comparison: Ferrari Enzo: 110 ms). Furthermore, the Scuderia drives compared to regular F430 to broader, developed specifically for this car tires (front: 235/35 ZR19, rear 285/35 ZR19). Done The acceleration from 0 to 100km/h characterized in less than 3.6 seconds (orig. factory specification Ferrari).

From the Scuderia was still presented as a conclusion of the 430-series, a limited edition of 499 copies open Spider version (exact name: Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M), approximately 10% were sold to Germany hereof.

The racing version of the F430 for the Ferrari brand trophy is called F430 Challenge and was presented at the IAA 2005. By reducing weight in all areas of the vehicle weighs 1225kg, but does not street legal.

For motorsports operation different variants of the GT-F430 were offered. First revised Michlotto the vehicle, this was further developed aerodynamics according to the FIA ​​GT2 regulations and the engine for racing. The first tests were carried out in October 2005; the following year first variants for 420,000 euros were offered. The model was further developed by Michel Otto the following year and offered as an evolution model named 430 GTC 2007.

At the same time wrote to the FIA ​​for 2006, a European GT Championship from. For this, a new framework was developed in collaboration with the organizer SRO. For the GT3 class, dubbed modified Ferrari you already imagined challenge model. The first use was in 2006 with the Monegasque customer team JMB. 2009 then another GT3 car was homologated based on the F430, but the base of the car is now the 430 Scuderia. The first race of the new Vehicle denied Kessel Racing at the Silverstone Circuit in May 2009.

The F430 Spider is available with conventional steel brakes and also with carbon-ceramic brake discs and brake pads.