Introduced in 2004 at the Paris Motor Show, the Ferrari F430 was the latest in the line of V8-engined Ferrari road cars that had begun back in 1973 with the 308GT4. The F430 was a development of 360 Modena, sharing the latter's aluminium chassis, roofline, doors and window glass, though the body itself had been extensively revised. Styled, as usual, by Pininfarina, the F430 body generated greater downforce without the penalty of increased aerodynamic drag. In styling the F430, Pininfarina referenced some of Ferrari's other great cars, using the Enzo's tail lights and a Testarossa-style driver's-side mirror.
Beneath the F430's transparent engine cover there was entirely new 4.3l F136 E. More compact than its predecessor, this new engine developed a maximum of 483bhp, while 80% of the 343lb/ft of torque was available below 3,500 revs, quite an achievement for a normally aspirated engine. A traditional manual transmission was still available, but most buyers opted for the F1-style paddle shift version, which the car was designed around. One of the F430's more significant developments was the 'E-Diff', a computer-controlled limited-slip differential. As Autocar explained: 'with this much power it's quite possible to come to a turn too fast, but in sports mode the diff and its electronics maintain traction, minimise understeer, and assist in the creation of that fast-flowing fluency that keen drivers dream of.' And the F430 was certainly fast, with a top speed in excess of 315km/h (196mph) and a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) time of around 4.0 seconds. Helping keep this outstanding performance under control were Brembo brakes and their associated Bosch electronics package.
This particular F430 was supplied new to the U.K in the spring of 2007. Finished in the classic combination of Rosso Corsa over Crema hides. The car has had just 5 owners in 11 years, all of whom have maintained the car without thought to cost. Which has covered a total of 25,661 Miles. The most recent owner purchased the car in 2016 and since then the car has covered under 1,500 miles, yet was annually serviced by a Ferrari main agent. The exterior is in exemplary condition as are the fully electric Daytona seats. The full specification is outlined below:
External Colour - Rosso Corsa
Internal Colour - Crema
Red Brake Callipers
6 CD Changer
Daytona Style Seats in Crema
Instrument Panel in Yellow
Scuderia Ferrari Shields
RadioNavi System + Bluetooth
Rear Parking Sensors
Leather Headliner in Crema
Leather Rear Shelf / Door Moulds in Crema
High Power HIFI with Subwoofer
Coloured Special Stitching in Rosso
Aluminium Dash Inserts
The car is supplied with 2 keys, original factory book pack, including all important key and Radio codes. Tool kit, Jack, Tyre kit and its Maglite are all present along with the Car Cover.
The Full Service History for this vehicle is as follows:
11/03/2008 - 2,872 miles - Ferrari Main Dealer (Manchester)
12/03/2009 - 4,618 miles - Ferrari Main Dealer (Birmingham)
04/03/2010 - 7,553 miles - Ferrari Main Dealer (Birmingham)
09/02/2011 - 10,714 mile - Ferrari Main Dealer (Birmingham)
20/02/2012 - 12,892 miles - Ferrari Specialist
14/02/2013 - 17,067 miles - Ferrari Specialist
03/03/2014 - 20,495 miles - Ferrari Specialist
27/02/2015 - 23,567 miles - Ferrari Specialist
18/03/2016 - 24,656 miles - Ferrari Main Dealer (Manchester)
14/03/2017 - 25,210 miles - Ferrari Main Dealer (Manchester)
28/03/2018 - 25,497 miles - Ferrari Main Dealer (Manchester)
Please note a new clutch and flywheel was fitted by Ferrari less than 1,000 miles ago.
The car is supplied with a valid U.K MOT until March 2019.
WHEELS & TYRES
The car is presented with Bridgestone Potenza Tyres all around.
Front: 255 x 35 x ZR19
Rear: 285 x 35 x ZR19
Tyre treads are:
Front Right: 6.5mm
Front Left: 6.5mm
Rear Right: 4mm
Rear Left: 4mm
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