2009 Ferrari F430 Spider F1 - High Spec
White Avus exterior
Nero Daytona seats with Nero Black leather
front & rear park assist
20" alloy wheels
full main dealer service history
Designed in collaboration with the legendary Frank Stephenson, the F430 was designed to improve upon the aerodynamic efficiency of its predecessor, the 360. The result was an unchanged drag coefficient but greatly enhanced downforce allowing the car to perform better when pushed in the corners. The F430 also borrows some design features from other Ferrari legends. The tail lights are distinctly reminiscent of the Enzo, the oval air intakes in the front bumper are reminiscent of Ferrari racers from the 60s like the 156 “sharknose” F1 car and the 250 TR61 raced at Le Mans by Phil Hill, and the wing mirrors are evocative of those made famous by the Testarossa. Despite the design borrowing from the greats, the engine was actually the end of a 50-year development cycle of V8s. The completely new 4.3L engine used in the F430 debuted a novel architecture which maximized volumetric efficiency. It allowed the displacement to increase by 20% whilst only increasing the weight by 4kg and actually reducing the overall diameter which made packaging easier in part thanks to borrowed F1 technology. This puts the F430s top speed in excess of 196 mph and acceleration at 0 to 60 in 3.6 seconds, 0.6 seconds quicker than the 360. This isn’t the only part of borrowed F1 tech on the car. When designing the Spider, they borrowed F1 aerodynamic simulators to ensure minimal deviation from the aerodynamics of the standard car. Inside the car, Ferrari debuted yet another future stalwart: the Manettino steering wheel which allows drivers to select from five settings in turn modifying the vehicles ESC system.
This low miles, classically specced, generously optioned model is an excellent addition to any collection and will offer any driver a joyous driving experience whether on the road or track.
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