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General data  
Year/s of production 2005 – 2011                       
Presentation Geneva Motor Show 2005
VIN span
Number produced
Design Pininfarina
Manufactured by Ferrari S.p.A.
   
Technical specifications  
Chassis F 131 – Aluminium-Spaceframe
Length 4512 mm
Width 1923 mm
Height 1214 mm
Wheelbase 2600 mm
Front suspension Independent wheel suspension, double unequal-lenght wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar, adaptive suspension with Sachs Skyhook-shock absorber and antidive and antisquat
Rear suspension Independent wheel suspension, double unequal-lenght wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar, adaptive suspension with Sachs Skyhook-shock absorber and antidive and antisquat
Front track 1669 mm
Rear track 1616 mm
Front tyres 7,5 x 19 in., alloy rims, 5-star design
Tyres: 225/35 ZR 19 in.
Rear tyres 10 x 19 in. alloy rims, 5-star design
Tyres: 285/35 ZR 19 in.
Front brakes Brembo cross-drilled cast iron discs – 330 x 32 mm, 4-pod callipers, Bosch ABS and EBD (electronic brake distribution)
Rear brakes Brembo cross-drilled cast iron discs – 330 x 32 mm, 4-pod callipers, Bosch ABS and EBD (electronic brake distribution)
Weight 1520 kg
Dry weight 1420 kg
Weight distribution 43% front/57% rear
Body material Aluminium
Body type Spider – 2 seats
Fuel tank capacity 95 litres
Boot capacity 250 litres
   
Engine  
Type F 131B – mid-engine – longitudinal installed
Number of cylinders V8 – 90°
Displacement 4308 ccm
Bore and stroke 92 x 81 mm
Camshaft 2 overhead per cylinder bank with contiuos variable timing on both inlet and exhaust cams
Valves 4 per cylinder with variable valve timing
Compression ratio 11,3:1
Ignition 2 electronic Bosch Motronic ME7 control units
Lubrication Dry sump lubrication, approx. 10 litres oil
Maximum power 490 hp / 360,3 kW – 8.500 rpm
Maximum torque 465 Nm – 5.250 rpm
Fuel management 2 electronic Bosch Motronic ME7 control units
Clutch Twin-plate clutch – 215 mm
Dry weight/power 2,9 kg/hp
Weight distribution f/r   43% front, 57% rear
Gearbox 6 speed + rev. manual gearbox or F1 paddle shift gearbox with gear change within 150 milliseconds
Electronic Differential (E-Diff), Control for Stability and Traction (CST)
   
Performance  
Top speed Over 310 km/h
0-100 km/h 4,1 sec.
Manual gearbox 0-400 m 12,10 sec.
Manual gearbox 0-1000 m 21,85 sec.
F1 gearbox 0-400 m 12,05 sec.
F1 gearbox 0-400 m 21,80 sec.
   
Fuel Consumption  
Combined cycle 18,3 l/100 km
   
CO2 Emmission  
Combined cycle 420 g/km

 

World Premiére of the Ferrari F430 Spider at Geneva Motor Show
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Maranello, 10th February ‘ Ferrari’s range of V8-engined sports cars will be joined by the new F430 Spider when it is unveiled at the Geneva Motor 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.

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).

Pictures of the new F430 Spider can be downloaded from this site (Images/Models/F430 Spider section) or from a specific ftp area:
(address: ftp://f430spider:f430spider@62.152.104.162).

F430 SPIDER BRIEF TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Length: 4512 mm (177.6 in)
Width: 1923 mm (75.7 in)
Height: 1234 mm (48.6 in)
Wheelbase: 2600 mm (102.4 in)
Front track: 1669 mm (65.7 in)
Rear track: 1616 mm (63.6 in)
Weight: 1520* kg (3,351 lbs)

ENGINE
Type: 90° V8
Bore x stroke: 92 mm x 81 mm (3.62 x 3.19 in)
Unitary displacement: 538.5 cc (32.87 cu in)
Total displacement: 4.308 cc (263 cu in)
Compression ratio: 11.3:1
Maximum power: 360.3 kW (490 hp/483 bhp at 8,500 rpm)
Maximum torque: 465 Nm (47.4 kgm/343 lbs/ft) at 5,250 rpm
Specific power output: 114 hp/l

PERFORMANCE
Top speed: >310 km/h (over 193 mph)
0-100 km/h: 4.1 seconds

* European market version

 

Ferrari at th 75th Geneva Motor Show
Copyright: Ferrari

F430 Spider
Ferrari has decided to unveil the new F430 Spider against the glittering backdrop of the Geneva Motor Show. The new Spider is the drop-top version of the F430 whose success it looks set to emulate.

Once again the race track has proved to be the Prancing Horse’s finest research and development arena, and the Scuderia’s experience has had a huge impact on the development of the new car. The Pininfarina-designed Spider not only boasts all of the stunning technology of the F430, but has also been honed by the very latest aerodynamic calculation methodologies developed in collaboration with the Formula 1 Racing Division know as the Gestione Sportiva or GES.

The new Ferrari’s meticulous aerodynamic and styling is reflected in the design of the rear spoiler incorporated in the engine cover, more muscular air intakes to channel air into the powerful engine, and the new rear diffuser integrated into the bumper which boasts racederived dimensions. The large rear window offers a view of the glorious Ferrari engine too.

The F430 Spider also boasts a compact, fully automatic electric hood that allows the stunning engine to be seen all times and which takes up very little space indeed when lowered, despite the car’s uncompromising central-rear engine layout.
The F430 Spider is powered by Ferrari’s new 490 hp, 4,308 cc 90° V8, an incredibly light,compact unit that punches out a specific power of 114 hp per litre with a weight-to-power ratio of 2.9 kg per hp (dry weight). The result, needless to say, is absolutely breathtaking performance: the Spider sprints from 0-100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds and has a maximum speed of over 310 km/h.

Ferrari at th 75th Geneva Motor Show

Geneva, 1st March 2005

News of record sales and the unveiling of the Superamerica have launched Ferrari to the front of the grid in 2005. Now the Prancing Horse continues the year with more good news. Ferrari has come to Geneva with a radical new range of cars that will receive its final flourish when the new F430 Spider is unveiled during the Show.

Between the 2004 Detroit Auto Show and this Motor Show in Geneva, Ferrari’s product range has undergone some major developments, courtesy of the market launches of the 612 Scaglietti, the F430 (which just a few months after its debut has already won several prestigious American and European awards), the Superamerica, and now the new F430 Spider.

Ferrari will now endeavour to repeat the extraordinary sales performance of 2004 when over 4,900 Prancing Horse cars were sold. Combined with the Maseratis delivered to their new owners, the Group has reported a consolidated turnover of ‘ 1.5 billion. The Group’s operating profit was ‘ 6 million, a figure that reflects the significant investments made in the Maserati relaunch and Formula 1 as well as the rise in value of the euro against the dollar.

The Maserati relaunch will have its crowning moment when the Trident once again returns to complete autonomy in 2005, a move that will allow it develop even further through a new collaboration with Alfa Romeo. However, thanks to Ferrari’s vital contribution to the Trident’s revival, the existing industrial, commercial and technical agreements between Maserati and the Prancing Horse will remain in place. In 2004, Maserati sold over 4,600 cars, an increase of over 60%.
With particular respect to Ferrari, the 20% increase in the Group’s consolidated turnover was due in large part to two factors. Firstly, an enormously impressive performance in certain key markets (North America, the United Kingdom, Japan and France), and secondly, our launches in new and developing markets (China, Eastern Europe and South America), which also generated a major increase in sales volumes whilst still preserving the exclusivity of the brand.

The outlook for 2005 is very positive indeed: we now have a range of new, even more technologically advanced products, the opportunity to concentrate all of our resources on growing Ferrari, and a new Formula 1 World Championship participation agreement. Having won six consecutive Constructors’ titles, the Scuderia will also be lining up at the start of the first Grand Prix next Sunday in Melbourne ahead of a long and promising season.

F430 Spider
Ferrari has decided to unveil the new F430 Spider against the glittering backdrop of the Geneva Motor Show. The new Spider is the drop-top version of the F430 whose success it looks set to emulate.

Once again the race track has proved to be the Prancing Horse’s finest research and development arena, and the Scuderia’s experience has had a huge impact on the development of the new car. The Pininfarina-designed Spider not only boasts all of the stunning technology of the F430, but has also been honed by the very latest aerodynamic calculation methodologies developed in collaboration with the Formula 1 Racing Division know as the Gestione Sportiva or GES.

The new Ferrari’s meticulous aerodynamic and styling is reflected in the design of the rear spoiler incorporated in the engine cover, more muscular air intakes to channel air into the powerful engine, and the new rear diffuser integrated into the bumper which boasts racederived dimensions. The large rear window offers a view of the glorious Ferrari engine too.

The F430 Spider also boasts a compact, fully automatic electric hood that allows the stunning engine to be seen all times and which takes up very little space indeed when lowered, despite the car’s uncompromising central-rear engine layout.
The F430 Spider is powered by Ferrari’s new 490 hp, 4,308 cc 90° V8, an incredibly light,compact unit that punches out a specific power of 114 hp per litre with a weight-to-power ratio of 2.9 kg per hp (dry weight). The result, needless to say, is absolutely breathtaking performance: the Spider sprints from 0-100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds and has a maximum speed of over 310 km/h.

Superamerica
The F430 Spider will not be the only Prancing Horse drop-top at Geneva, however. After its debut at Detroit, the 12-cylinder Ferrari Superamerica and its innovative Revocromico rotating roof, will be showcased at Geneva too.

Derived from the 575M Maranello, the Superamerica is available with either an F1-style or manual gearbox, and is mounted with the latest development of the classic V12 engine which delivers 540 hp.

It can also be fitted with the GTC Handling package which includes Carbon Ceramic Material (CCM) brake discs. The Superamerica’s original rotating roof system means that it is both a berlinetta and a spider at once.

612 Scaglietti

Just a little over a year since its launch, the 612 Scaglietti is already the Prancing Horse’s most successful ever Grand Tourer, thanks to its unique marriage of Ferrari thoroughbred racing spirit, and authentic four-seater coupé styling and convenience.

To meet the demands our sportier clients, Ferrari is now also presenting the GTC Handling package for the model. This includes several track-derived technologies, specifically the new CCM brakes developed in collaboration with Brembo (front: 380 mm diameter, 36 mm thick; rear: 360 mm diameter, 34 mm thick).
The GTC Handling package also offers a sportier suspension set-up and electronic F1 gearbox control for even faster gear changing times.
The new personalisation package includes 19′ alloy split-rims with a high-lustre ballpolished finish, and a newly designed exhaust system with chrome tailpipes that deliver an even deeper rumble.

Ferrari in Switzerland
Switzerland is Ferrari’s fifth largest market after North America, Germany, the United Kingdom and Italy. The directly-controlled Ferrari Suisse branch first opened at Nyon near Geneva, in 1993, and it is headed by the recently-appointed Giulio Zauner.

With 250 cars delivered nationwide, Switzerland boasts the highest per-capita concentration of Prancing Horse cars of any country in the world. A total of 67% of those cars are 8-cylinders and 33% 12-cylinders, a significant deviation from the world average which sees 8-cylinders accounting for well over 70% of models sold.

Ferrari Suisse imports and distributes Ferraris for the Swiss market via a network of 10 dealerships which also offer a very well organised assistance service. Switzerland is home to many collectors too, some of whom also have a special interest in Formula 1 cars, as well as to many of our Historic, GT and Challenge Championship participants. Ferrari is particularly proud of the quality and passion of its Swiss clients.

 

Ferrari awarded by readers of Auto Zeitung
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Maranello, 28th November 2005- The readers of the German magazine Auto Zeitung have once more voted two Ferrari models winners in the ‘Auto Trophy’ survey.

The F430 won first place in the ‘Best Imported Supersports Car’ category with 14.3% of the votes. The Prancing Horse model edged out the Lamborghini Gallardo with 11.2%. The Maranello berlinetta was presented at the Paris Motor Show last year and is the flagship of a new range of 8 cylinder Ferraris. These all make use of the precious experience made available by the Scuderia Ferrari’s Gestione Sportiva.

The 430 Spider took over the crown worn by the 360 Spider in the ‘Best Imported Cabriolet’ category. The car won 13% of the votes, more than the 11.7% earned by the Aston Martin DB9 Volante and the 7.6% scored by the Mazda MX5.

Amedeo Felisa, Ferrari’s Vice Direttore Generale, collected both awards at the prize giving ceremony held on the evening of 22 November.

 

Ferrari F430 Spider wins Auto Motor und Sport Readers’ Poll
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Maranello, 1st February 2006 – At the annual “Best Cars” readers’ poll held by the renowned automotive journal Auto Motor und Sport, the Ferrari F430 Spider gained first place in the Imported Cabriolet category. While last year the F430 Coupé won the first place in the category Best Imported Sports car. The readers’ poll celebrates its 30th anniversary this year with more than 100,000 readers taking part. And Ferrari has won some 30 times.

The world premiere of the Ferrari F430 Spider was celebrated at Geneva Motor Show last year. The open version of the eight-cylinder engine sports car designed by Pininfarina with mid-mounted engine perfectly combines the pleasure of open driving with pure sportiness. Ferrari’s new drop-top includes a number of important technical features.

The 430 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).

The award was presented at the award ceremony held in Stuttgart today by Amedeo Felisa, Deputy Managing Director of Ferrari S.p.A.

 

Ferrari F430, F430 Spider and 599 GTB Fiorano awarded by Auto Zeitung readers
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Berlin, 22nd November 2006 – Readers of trade journal Auto Zeitung voted three Ferraris on to the winners’ podium for this year’s annual Auto Trophy.

In the ‘imported’ category for super sports cars, the Ferrari F430 beat the Lamborghini Gallardo to first place with 13.7% of the votes compared with 12.3%. The Ferrari F430 celebrated its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show in 2004. It is the first model from the new generation of eight-cylinder Ferrari sports cars, and has already won the Auto Trophy before, in last year’s poll. Another Ferrari model made it to the podium in its very first year: the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano came third in the imported super sports car category with 9.5% of the votes. The new 12-cylinder Ferrari model was first presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 2006. The first models made their first appearance on German roads in the summer.

The Ferrari F430 Spider repeated its outstanding victory in the vote for best imported convertible. With 13.5% of the votes it came out on top ahead of the Aston Martin DB9 Volante (12.7%) and the Lamborghini Gallardo Spider (8.9%) to win the coveted trophy.

This was the 19th time that Auto Zeitung held the competition. This year a total of 93.873 readers took part in the poll. Roberto Fedeli, Technical Director of Ferrari S.p.A., accepted the awards at the formal award ceremony, which took place yesterday evening at the Meilenwerk venue in Berlin.

 

“Best Cars” 2007 Award
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Maranello, 1st February 2007 – The readers of the German car magazine “Auto Motor und Sport” – the most renowned magazine in Germany, which has eleven international editions and seven collaboration agreements with as many magazines – such as Autocar (UK) and Quattroruote (Italy) – confirmed the success of two vehicles from Ferrari in the traditional “Best Cars” survey, where the readers are voting for their preferred cars in 20 different categories. This year the awards are given for the 31st time.

More than 100,000 readers voted and in the end it was the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, which, with 11,2% of the votes in its category “Imported Sports Cars”, won the award.
The 12 cylinder from Maranello is the best performing Granturismo car that has ever been built by the manufacturer with the Prancing Horse – an synthesis of technological innovation and refined design in a Coupé with a middle-front engine, which has been presented at the Car Show in Paris last year. The 599 GTB Fiorano follows the Ferrari F430, winner of this category in the year 2005.

Thus the 599 GTB Fiorano continues to collect national and international awards after the two from important British magazines: Evo (“2006 Evo Car of the Year”) and Top Gear (“2006 Top Gear Supercar of the Year”). The 599 GTB Fiorano also won in the category “Spotscars” in the survey “The car I prefer” 2007 by the Italian magazine Quattroruote.

Meanwhile the F430 Spider defended its title it gained last year in the category “Imported Convertibles” with 11.4% of the votes. This 8 cylinder with its middle engine, designed by Pininfarina, lets their owners enjoy driving an open car with the temperament of a sports car from Maranello. Before the F430 Spider this category has been won by the 360 Modena Spider. In the Chinese edition of “Auto, Motor und Sport” the F430 Berlinetta won in the category “Sports Cars” for the second year in a row.

Ferrari S.p.A. General Director Amedeo Felisa was present at the ceremony in Stuttgart to accept the awards.

 

From Arabian Princes to California Governors – Important recognition for Ferrari
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Maranello, November 16th, 2007- For Ferrari, taking Italy’s flagship brand across the world is both an exciting challenge and an incredible responsibility. It is therefore a great pleasure to receive new awards in important markets like the Middle East and California.

In Dubai, the 599 GTB Fiorano has been crowned “Supercar of the Year” in the ‘Car Middle East Award 2007’. The prize was given by a jury led by Shahzad Sheik, and joins the outstanding accolades that Ferrari achieved in 2007 both in competitions and for its GT products.

The 599 GTB Fiorano won this award for its unique design and for the unparalleled combination of excellent performance (due to its front-engined V12 configuration, like the most iconic and traditional Ferrari Berlinettas) and high levels of comfort.

Simultaneously, at the International Motorshow in Los Angeles, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California, visited the Ferrari stand and showed great interest in the F430 Spider and the new 430 Scuderia.

The State of California, where Ferrari sales are expected to exceed 600 units in 2007, has always represented one of the key markets for the Prancing Horse, while the Middle East now accounts for more than 300 cars, an increase of around 35% compared to 2006.

 

In the year of its double World Title win, Ferrari announces that all of its cars will feature
CCM brakes as standard from 2008

Bologna, December 5th 2007 – Ferrari has announced to the media and its clients at the Bologna Motor Show 2007 that Brembo brakes featuring carbon ceramic material (CCM) discs will be provided as standard on the entire Prancing Horse range from 2008.
Thanks to technological excellence unparalleled in sports car manufacturing, Ferrari is the world’s first car manufacturer to offer CCM technology as standard across its entire range. The Prancing Horse was also the first manufacturer to introduce CCM brakes five years ago on the Enzo Ferrari model and later began offering them to clients as a personalisation option on other models in the range.
The announcement of this latest development was made today by Ferrari’s General Manager Amedeo Felisa and Brembo Chairman Alberto Bombassei, during the press day at the Bologna Show. Ferrari’s decision comes as a result of the enhanced performance, durability and comfort offered by CCM brakes, their enormous popularity with clients (requests stand at over 85% for certain models), and a desire to underscore its technical leadership.

In a year in which Ferrari returned to winning form in F1, taking both the Constructor’s and Driver’s titles, the 430 Scuderia, a special series based on the F430, also makes its Italian debut at Bologna. The new car is an extremely high performance two-seater berlinetta brimming with Formula 1-derived content, and is flanked on the stand by a Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro single-seater to further highlight its close technological ties to the track.
In fact, the 430 Scuderia uses a traction control system (E-Diff + F1-Trac) similar to the F1’s and a gearbox with gearshifting times equal to those of the single-seater of just two years ago. The F430 and the 599 GTB Fiorano, the most powerful production V12 car ever built at Maranello, also grace the Prancing Horse stand. On show too are the F430 Spider, which combines the blistering performance of a thoroughbred sports car with the delights of a drop-top, and the 612 Scaglietti, the current GT flagship which features recently updated cabin and accessories, including the innovative Bose Media System.

The Prancing Horse will also be one of the most active protagonists in the Shell Arena, which is devoted to racing and exhibition driving. On Friday 7th December, our test-driver Luca Badoer will be putting a Ferrari Formula 1 car through its paces in a now-traditional exhibition complete with pit-stop simulations. The Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli cars will also be out on the track on Sunday for the now-classic culmination of its sporting calendar.

Braking system with Carbon Ceramic Material (CCM) discs

Braking systems that use carbon-ceramic material discs offer a host of advantages in terms of improved performance, durability and comfort, and are now considered an essential piece of kit for the kind of very high performance cars built by the Prancing Horse.

Brakes featuring CCM discs offer much more responsive braking as well as consistently excellent performance in intensive use. One of the most obvious advantages to adopting them is their exceptional fade resistance – fade in fact compromises the driver’s feeling of control when it comes to the pressure required on the brake pedal and responsiveness.
The CCM discs have a longer life under normal conditions, a fact that has clear financial advantages. Furthermore, even with continual track use, CCM brakes offer greater resistance to wear for better durability on track. The CCM braking system also cuts around 15 kg off the car’s total weight which not only improves overall performance but also reduces unsprung mass and thus improves vehicle dynamics and ride comfort.
On the 430 Scuderia in particular, the CCM braking system is specifically designed for the car and has unique brake dimensions which are aligned with the car’s extreme performance characteristics. The diameter of the front discs has been increased (+18 mm vs the F430) which offers an improved effective radius and thus more efficient braking. Combined with specific 6-pot callipers, the front brake discs dissipate the extra heat created by the higher performance delivered by the 430 Scuderia .

Ferrari 430 Scuderia

Seven-times World Champion Michael Schumacher also contributed to the development of the 430 Scuderia which makes the most advanced Ferrari Formula 1 technologies available to our sportiest and most passionate clients.
A dry weight of 1250 Kg and the 510 hp punched out at 8500 rpm by its naturally aspirated V8 engine guarantee the 430 Scuderia an absolutely extraordinary power-weight ratio of just 2.45 Kg/hp which in turn means that it can accelerate from 0 to 100 Km/h in a mere 3.6 seconds. The 430 Scuderia has a similar lap time at Fiorano to the Enzo, the Ferrari model that has come to epitomise the Prancing Horse’s philosophy of transferring Formula 1 technology to its road cars.
Thanks to its sophisticated aerodynamics, F1 SuperFast2 gearbox, and E-Diff combined with the sophisticated F1-Trac traction control system, this sporty new mid-rear engined berlinetta effortlessly combines superb handling with blistering performance, resulting in exceptional driving pleasure and handling both on the road and on the track. The integrated E-Diff and F1-Trac systems offers 40% more acceleration coming out of corners than a traditional traction and stability control system.
The 430 Scuderia also boasts the new Racing manettino which puts the emphasis firmly on track-specific sporty driving, giving the driver even more choice in terms of the traction control and vehicle dynamics set-up.

The “Carrozzeria Scaglietti” Personalisation Programme

Launched in 1997, the “Carrozzeria Scaglietti” Personalisation Programme allows Ferrari clients to enhance their car to suit their own personal tastes and requirements, making each one truly unique. There are four distinct personalisation areas: Racing and Track, Exteriors and Colours, Interiors and Materials, Equipment and Travel.
However, clients are also welcome to make “off-catalogue” requests. Since the days when Sergio Scaglietti himself first began collaborating with the Prancing Horse, our cars have been tailored to meet clients’ individual needs and nowadays almost 100% of Ferrari production include some personalisation options requested by their owners. The Personalisation Programme was recently further extended to include the 430 Scuderia’s personality. The Racing and Track area in particular boasts carbon-fibre kits which help enhance the new model’s lightness and nimbleness. The headlamp body, boot lid, front spoiler, sill kick panels and diffuser are all available in this high tech material. Wheel rims in the colour now used in Formula 1 are also available and a carbon-fibre helmet specially designed for the model is also available to order.

Ferrari Classiche

Founded in 2005 to provide owners of classic Prancing Horse cars with a range of restoration, maintenance and technical assistance services as well as to issue authenticity certificates, Ferrari Classiche has thus far completed certification examinations on over 500 cars, using meticulous research methods and the original designs of the Prancing Horse’s historic cars themselves.

Ferrari Financial Services

Since its launch in early 2007 Ferrari Financial Services has been providing a series of services designed specifically to meet the diverse needs of owners of Ferraris of all kinds from those in the current range to historic and competition cars, including former F1 single-seaters. As a result our clients can now avail of personalised financing services which include, in the case of the 430 Scuderia package, driving courses designed in collaboration with Michael Schumacher who also contributed to the development of the car itself.

A year of success and celebration

2007 was a particularly important year for Ferrari. Not only did it bring the Company its 15th Formula World Championship Driver’s and Constructor’s titles but also marked the anniversary of its 60th year in business. Fittingly during this Anniversary year, Ferrari was also voted “Best Place to Work in Europe 2007”. End-of-year financial figures records also indicate a record 6,000-plus cars delivered and an operating result in the region of 15% revenues.

To put Ferrari’s performance in Formula 1 into context, the Prancing Horse has won no less than seven Constructors’ World titles in the last nine years and six Drivers’ titles in the last eight.

2007 was also an important year for the Company’s Brand Development activities with Ferrari Stores opened in Los Angeles, Barcelona, Al Kobar and Abu Dhabi. Further openings are planned for Singapore, Macao and Honolulu in early 2008. With regard to licensing, in addition to excellent performances by our consolidated partners, new agreements have also been signed with Dynastar and Lange (skis and ski boots) and Biciclo (bicycles for men, women and children in collaboration with Colnago).

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