Ferrari to auction off special F430 ...

Discussion in 'European Cars' started by nick11, May 13, 2009.

  1. Ferrari to auction off special F430 for Abruzzo earthquake relief

    People come together when disaster strikes. So when an earthquake claimed nearly 300 lives in Italy's Abruzzo region last month, Fiat donated a specially-equipped Ducato van to the emergency relief crew so that the Pope could tour the stricken region and visit the victims. Following its parent company's lead, Ferrari has announced that it will be donating a special one-off F430 to help the cause.

    The special edition will be the very last F430 to roll off the line later this year, in effect confirming the arrival of its oft-spied replacement. Painted in special two-tone silver and gold, the colors of the Aquila – the city most directly impacted by the disaster – the one-off will be outfitted with extra equipment from Ferrari's Carrozzeria Scaglietti customization catalog and accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the company's president Luca di Montezemolo. The vehicle will be auctioned off to the highest donor at RM Auction's upcoming Leggenda e Passione event at the Ferrari factory in Maranello next weekend, with proceeds going towards disaster relief. Details in the press release after the jump.

    [Source: Ferrari]


    Ferrari contributes to rebuilding the Abruzzo region after the devastating earthquake

    Maranello, 12th May 2009 – Ferrari has announced that it will offering a very special car at the RM Auction due to be held this coming Sunday. The car, the very last F430 to leave the production line towards the end of this year, will be auctioned to raise funds for rebuilding in Abruzzo, central Italy, which was devastated by the earthquake on the 6th of April. Ferrari will liaise with the local authorities to ensure that the funds will go towards the most needy.

    The F430 will feature a special two-tone livery which recalls the traditional colours of Aquila, the city most hit, and will be consigned with a certificate signed by Ferrari Chairman, Luca di Montezemolo, with a personalised dedication plate to commemorate the generous donation.

    The client adjudicating the car will be invited to Maranello to choose the final specifications and Ferrari has also offered to equip the car with a number of options from its extensive Carrozzeria Scaglietti catalogue.

    The F430

    First launched in 2004, the F430 represents the peak of Ferrari's development of the mid-engined V8 berlinetta. 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 car that offers outstanding performance thanks to cutting-edge technology, such as the electronic differential (E-Diff ), initially developed by Ferrari for its F1 single-seaters, and the manettino switch on the steering wheel which directly governs the vehicle's dynamic set-up.

    Technical specifications

    Engine type 90° V8

    Total displacement 4308 cc

    Compression ratio 11.3:1

    Maximum power 360.3 kW** (490 CV) at 8500 rpm

    Maximum torque 465 Nm (343 lb/ft) at 5250 rpm

    Gearbox F1 paddle shift

    Kerb weight 1450 kg (3196 lbs)*

    Length 4512 mm (177.6 in)

    Width 1923 mm (75.7 in)

    Height 1214 mm (47.8 in)

    Wheelbase 2600 mm (102.4 in)

    Maximum speed over 315 km/h (196 mph)

    0-100 km/h (62 mph) 4.0 s

    Fuel consumption 15.2 l/100 km* (combined cycle)

    CO2 emissions 345 g/km* (combined cycle)

    * European market version

    ** For reasons of homogeneity, engine power is expressed in kW, in accordance with the International System of Units (SI). The brake horse power (bhp) can be calculated as follows: 1 kW = 1.34 bhp
  2. Ya man, wut a boring car
  4. a bit
    but still a good gesture on their behalf
  5. Good stuff, never a fan of the F430 but good on Ferrari and Fiat. Also, how old is the F430 now if they're already looking at a replacement so soon?
  6. It's been 4 years. Time for the new one to be released this fall.
  7. Enzo would be happy.
  8. So Ferrari is giving one special edition Ferrari to a person who has been displaced from thier home? How about food and shelter, not a Ferrari!!
  9. they are not giving the ferrari to the person , they will sell the ferrari and give the $ to the fund.
  10. It's amazing how fast new cars come out now, especially looking at the long run of other cars like the Countach. When I think F430, it still seems brand new to me.
  11. I look at a lot of outgoing cars and realize its not 2005 anymore <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/confused.gif"></A>
  12. *1998

    I'm reading the classified ads and I'm like "Damn! a '98 5 Series for 5 grand! shit that's cheap..."

    then I realize that 1998 was 11 years ago. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
  13. I am surprised this did not go for more. The winning bidder really is only paying list price for a unique one off Ferrari. Thought it woudl go for a premium of at least 20%.

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