THE Ferrari F430 F1
The Ferrari F430 was the first in a brand new generation of Ferrari 8-cylinder models. The F430 offers a series of extremely significant innovations directly derived from the Ferrari Formula 1 single-seaters. Two of these innovations are world firsts for production cars: the electronic differential (E-Diff) and the steering wheel-mounted switch, which manages the integrated systems governing vehicle dynamics.
A light, compact 4.3 liter 90° V8 engine powers the Ferrari F430 and punches out 490 hp to achieve a weight-to-power ratio of 6.5 lbs/hp The F430 braking system uses carbon-ceramic discs for optimal efficiency under extreme use, and a Formula 1-derived gearbox reduces shifting times down to 150 milliseconds allowing the driver to make the very most of this truly high performance car.
The Ferrari F430 will go from 0-60 MPH in 4 seconds flat and has a top speed of 196 MPH. This is in part due to an aerodynamic design that embodies the very latest competition technologies, specifically a flat underbody and large rear diffuser to increase downforce.
Every inch of the Ferrari F430 was inspired by the engineering research carried out at Ferrari’s Gestione Sportiva F1 Racing Division. The result is a highly innovative design characterised by cutting-edge technologies perfected for use on a road-going car. This Ferrari has been perfected to deliver outstanding performance and driving pleasure.