The F430 hails the arrival of a whole new generation of Ferrari V8engined berlinettas. Every inch of the car 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 roadgoing car.
Th F430 was created by Pininfarina in collaboration with Ferrari’s Head of Design. The models extreme precise engineering enables the performance, drivability and strength of the vehicle.
Taking small features from the 360 Modena and the Ferrari 156 F1 that Phil Hill drove to his F1 World Championship title in 1961.
Traditionally, Ferrari has clothed its the mechanic side of the body with aerodynamic efficiency. In the case of the F430, the tradition continues in this model. The wind tunnel testing incorporated by Ferrari when developing this model ensured that the vehicle was aerodynamic both around the car and underneath the body.
Perfecting the Ferrari 430’s aerodynamics has developed roughly a 50% increase in downforce compared to the 360 Modena.
The Ferrari F430 is powered by a 90 degree V8 engine featuring the traditional uncompromising design that Ferraris typically carry with a flat plane crank. This engine is a different design to previous models though, being an improvement on weight, performance and reduction of overall dimensions. This is because of the application of Ferrari’s wealth of Formula 1 experience.
In line with the latest developments in high specific output engines there are new 4-valve cylinder heads and the inlets are derived directly from designs used in F1 engines.
Ferrari F430 Facts
90 Degrees V8
92mm x 81mm
360.3 kW (490 PS)** @ 8500 rpm
Power per litre
456 Nm @ 5250 rpm
225/35 ZR 19″
295/35 ZR20 10.5
1350 kg (dry)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h