2005 Ferrari F430 Spider


2005 Ferrari F430 Spider

2005 Ferrari F430 Spider

Ferrari’s range of V8-engined sports cars will be joined by the new F430 Spider when it is unveiled at the Geneva Show (3-13 March 2005)

Ferrari’s new drop-top includes a number of important technical features which give hints of the car’s F1 pedigree, starting with the innovative electronic differential – first developed by the racing division for the Scuderia’s all-conquering F1 cars – which improves traction and roadholding under all conditions. The Spider also features the steering wheel-mounted commutator switch, known to the Scuderia’s drivers as the ‘manettino’, which allows the car’s set-up to be adjusted easily and quickly.

Formula 1 is thus again the inspiration for the development of the company’s road cars. Designed by Pininfarina, the F430 Spider’s sinuous lines, in fact, were fine-tuned using state-of-the-art computer aerodynamics simulation programmes usually employed exclusively by the F1 team.

2005 Ferrari F430 Spider

The F430 Spider’s shape is the result of lengthy testing and features a pronounced nolder which is integrated into the end of the engine cover, new bigger rear air intakes that emphasise the car’s muscular stance, and a new rear valance that incorporates a diffuser of competition derivation. The engine itself is attractively set below a glass cover.

Just like the berlinetta, the new Spider incorporates two elliptical air intakes that feed the front radiators. The shape of the intakes is inspired by Ferrari’s racing cars from the 1961 season, especially the 156 F1 which Phil Hill drove to that year’s F1 Championship title. The spoiler that joins the two intakes at their bottom edge is highly effective in directing the central air flow towards the flat underbody.

The F430 Spider boasts a compact, fully automatic electric hood that allows the engine to be seen in all its glory at all times and which, once lowered, takes up relatively little space, despite the uncompromising central-rear engine layout.

The F430 Spider is powered by Ferrari’s new 490 hp, 4,308cc 90° V8 which is capable of pushing the car to a top speed of over 310 km/h (over 193 mph) and covering the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint in just 4.1 seconds. This lightweight and highly compact power unit produces a specific output of 114 hp per litre with a weight-to-power ratio of 2.9 kg (6.4 lbs) per horsepower (dry weight).

2005 Ferrari F430 Spider

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
body stylistFrank Stephenson
coachbuilderPininfarina
price $$195 000 USD
engineAluminum Alloy, 90 Degree V8 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
positionMid Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cylinder w/Variable Timing, Variable Intake Tract
fuel feedBosch Multi-Point Electronic Sequential Injection
displacement4308 cc / 262.9 in³
bore92 mm / 3.62 in
stroke81 mm / 3.19 in
compression11.3:1
power360.4 kw / 483.3 bhp @ 8500 rpm
specific output112.19 bhp per litre
bhp/weight317.96 bhp per tonne
torque465 nm / 343.0 ft lbs @ 5250 rpm
redline8500
body / frameAluminum Monocoque
driven wheelsRWD w/E-Diff, CST
front brakesCarbon-Ceramic Discs w/6-Piston Calipers, ABS, EBD
rear brakesCarbon-Ceramic Discs w/4-Piston Calipers, ABS, EBD
front wheelsF 48.3 x 19.0 cm / 19 x 7.5 in
rear wheelsR 48.3 x 25.4 cm / 19 x 10 in
steeringRack & Pinion
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Electric Adj Tube Shocks, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Electric Adj Tube Shocks, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight1520 kg / 3351 lbs
wheelbase2600 mm / 102.4 in
front track1669 mm / 65.7 in
rear track1616 mm / 63.6 in
length4512 mm / 177.6 in
width1923 mm / 75.7 in
height1234 mm / 48.6 in
transmissionManual or F1 Paddle Shift
gear ratios3.29:1, 2.16:1, 1.61:1, 1.27:1, 1.03:1, 0.82:1
final drive4.30:1
top speed~310.6 kph / 193 mph
0 – 60 mph~4.1 seconds
0 – 100 mph~9.3 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~12.5 seconds

Auction Sales History

2005 Ferrari F430 Spider

2007 Ferrari F430 Spider F1 $257,783 list price when new in 2007. 1,347 original miles. 4.3L V-8 engine. F1 transmission. Highly optioned. . Carboceramic brake system. Carbon fiber driving zone. Yellow brake calipers. Daytona style seats. Electric seats

– Scuderia sheilds. Front and rear parking sensors. Roll bar upholstrey color,leather upper rear bench. The F430 does not have a timing belt it is a chain. This model does not require a regular expensive service. Clean Car Fax
– California smog certified August 2012. Amazing power and handling.

Auction Source: 2012 Daytime Auction by Mecum

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