2007 Ferrari F430 Scuderia
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The Ferrari 430 Scuderia. Michael Schumacher will officially unveil the car at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The new Ferrari 430 Scuderia will join the road-going V8 line-up alongside the F430 coupe and the F430 Spider. The 430 Scuderia is a truly high-performance 2-seater berlinetta which demonstrates how Ferrari's Formula 1 know-how is carried across to its production cars.
The new model is a special series based on the F430 and is aimed specifically at Ferrari's most passionate and sports-driving oriented clients. Development focused on light weight, minimum trimmings and innovative technology. All this to exalt the car's extremely high-performance and ability to thrill the driver.
The new car can count on an extremely low weight-to-power ratio of just 2.45 kg per hp thanks to a low dry weight of just 1250 kg - 100 kg less than the standard F430, and to the naturally-aspirated 4308cc V8's 510 hp at 8500 rpm.
Superb performance both on and off the track is assured by a series of cutting-edge solutions. There is the latest F1 software - Superfast - which reduces gearchange times to just 60 milliseconds, and new traction control which, for the first time, combines the E-Diff electronic differential and the F1-Trac traction and stability control in a single integrated system.
Vehicle dynamics, control and performance thus represent the zenith of Ferrari's achievements in terms of developing road-certified sports cars.
The 430 Scuderia will be officially unveiled by Michael Schumacher on September 11 2007 at the IAA Motor Show in Frankfurt.
Standard Equipment and F430 Upgrades
-Electronic differential E-diff2 (E-diff + F1-Trac)
-F1 gearbox, 6-speed electro-hydraulic with triple-cone synchronisers on 1st and 2nd speed and double-cone synchronisers on others speed, new generation electronics and gearchange F1-Superfast 2 (up to 60 ms), paddle shift on steering column + reverse, Automatic mode and Launch Control (USA excluded) buttons on the tunnel.
-Dry double-disk clutch
-Carboceramic front disc brake, 398mm X 36mm, 6 pots aluminum calipers
-Carboceramic rear disc brake, di 350mm X 34mm, 4 pots aluminum calipers
-Five (double) spoke light alloy wheel rims, 19 inch front and rear
-Lightened power steering (ratio 64mm per turn)
-Interior in light and technical materials: carbon fibre, black technical fabric, Alcantara and two-layer fabric with honeycomb + coloured below material (4 colours).
-Dashboard upholstered in black Alcantara with carbon fibre inserts for centre console and side air vents zone, windscreen defrost area in black technical fabric; instrument cover upholstered in black technical fabric no glove compartment on passenger side of the dashboard and little net on the central tunnel
-Central tunnel upholstered in black technical fabric with upper part in carbon fibre
-Rear bench wall in Alcantara, pillars in black technical fabric
-Headlining in two-layer fabric
-New light superracing seat with exclusive and innovative style, structure in carbon fibre and upholstered with technical fabric on side part of seat and back and two-layer fabric on central part of seat and back. Manual adjustment for longitudinal and seat back regulation, folding back with mechanic memory.
-Aluminium visible internal floor painted in 'Grigio Corsa' and with specific design
-Door panels in carbon fibre with net.
-Steering wheel in black Alcantara for upper and lower arches, black perforated leather for the sides and airbag cover.
-central plate is in carbon fibre
-Paddle shift in carbon fibre
-Hand brake handle in black leather and gaiter in black Alcantara
-New instrument graphics with carbon fibre plate and coloured rev counter
-Engine Start button on steering wheel
-Integrated command for control of vehicle set-up on steering wheel
-Instrument panel with analogical instrumentation and little Multidisplay
-For the 430 Scuderia is available a specific personalization catalogue.
-Optional Rollbar and Radio system
-Electric Carbon Fiber Mirrors
-Rear Challenge Grill
-Carbon Fiber Engine Bay Vents
-Engine Bay Strut Supports
-Carbon Fiber Diffuser w/Central 'Challenge' Exhaust tips
-430 Scuseria Script on rear
-Revised Front Wheel Well Scoops
-Exterior elements made of carbon fibre
-Interior elements made of carbon fibre
-Dedicated helmet '430 Scuderia'
-Alternative finishing for wheels
Story by Ferrari S.p.A.
Chassis & Sales
f 430 - did not sell for $220,000
52 miles. 1 of 250 built, the fastest of fast
Gallery: 2010 Mecum at Monterey