|Year/s of production||2004 –|
|Presentation||Ferrari Racing Days, Nürburgring 2004 – Customer Presentation
Paris Motor Show 2004
|Manufactured by||Ferrari S.p.A.|
|Chassis||F 131 – Aluminium-Spaceframe|
|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 cat iron discs – 330 x 32 mm, 4-pod callipers, Bosch ABS and EBD (electronic brake distribution)|
|Rear brakes||Brembo cross-drilled cat iron discs – 330 x 32 mm, 4-pod callipers, ASR and EBD (electronic brake distribution)|
|Weight||Approx. 1350 kg|
|Body type||Berlinetta – two seats|
|Type||F 131B – mid-engine – longitudinal installed|
|Number of cylinders||V8 – 90°|
|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|
|Ignition||2 electronic Bosch Motronic ME7 control units|
|Lubrication||Dry sump lubrication, approx. 10 litres oil|
|Maximum power||490 hp – 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|
|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)
|Fuel Comsuption||18,3 l/100 km|
|CO2 Emissino/Combined cycle||420 g/km|
|Top speed||Over 315 km/h|
|0-100 km/h||4,0 sec.|
|Manual gearbox 0-400 m||12,00 sec.|
|Manual gearbox 0-1000 m||21,65 sec.|
|F1 gearbox 0-400 m||11,95 sec.|
|F1 gearbox 0-400 m||21,60 sec.|
Ferrari F 430
Maranello, 24 August 2004 – The F430 signals the arrival of a brand new generation of Ferrari 8-cylinder models. This new car takes Ferrari’s extraordinary achievements with aluminium technology, begun with the 360 Modena, to a whole new level, and offers a series of extremely significant innovations directly derived from the Ferrari Formula 1 single-seaters.
Two of these innovations are world firsts for production cars: the electronic differential (E-Diff) and the steering wheel-mounted switch (better known to the Formula 1 Scuderia’s drivers as ‘manettino’), which manages the integrated systems governing vehicle dynamics.
The other main characteristics of the new F430 are its light, compact 4,300 cc 90° V8 engine, which punches out 490 hp to achieve a specific output of 114 hp/litre, also providing the new Ferrari berlinetta with a weight-to-power ratio of 2.8 kg/hp (dry weight); a braking system with carbon-ceramic discs for optimal efficiency under extreme use (optional); a Formula 1-derived gearbox that cuts gear shifting times down to 150 milliseconds allowing the driver to make the very most of this truly high performance car (0-62 mph acceleration in 4 seconds flat, a top speed in excess of 196 mph); and an aerodynamic design that embodies the very latest competition technologies, specifically the flat underbody and large rear diffuser to increase downforce.
The car will be officially presented during the Paris Motor show in September 2004.
* For reasons of homogeneity, engine power is expressed in kW, in accordance with the International Systems of Units (SI), and CV (cavalli = horse power). The brake horse power (bhp) can be calculated as follows: 1kW = 1.34 bhp.
Ferrari unveils the new F430 to the public at the Paris Motor Show
Paris, 23rd September 2004 ‘ Ferrari’s presence at the Mondial de l’Automobile 2004 comes at an important moment for the company in what has been an extraordinary year in terms of sporting achievements.
The thrilling news that Ferrari has won the Constructors’ World title for the sixth consecutive year and the Drivers’ World title for the fifth consecutive year, courtesy of Michael Schumacher, is still ringing in our ears. Ferrari has achieved these results thanks to its enormous, ongoing commitment to R&D, allowing continuous technological transfer from Formula 1 to road cars.
The most recent example of this transfer is the F430, unveiled for the very first time to the public here in Paris. The new F430 hails the arrival of a whole new generation of Ferrari 8-cylinder berlinettas and takes the aluminium technologies first used in the 360 Modena to a new level. It also offers a series of spectacular innovations directly derived from Ferrari’s Formula 1 single-seaters. Two of these innovations are world firsts for productions cars: the electronic differential (E-Diff) initially developed by Ferrari for its F1 single-seaters and designed to make the most of the engine’s torque to optimise traction, and the handily placed steering wheel-mounted commutator switch (better known to the Scuderia drivers as ‘manettino’) which directly controls the integrated systems governing vehicle dynamics.
The F430 is powered by a completely new 4308 cc engine. The new V8 delivers a massive 490 hp and a specific power of 114 hp/l. Its performance is absolutely excellent too: 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) acceleration in four seconds flat and a top speed in excess of 315 km/h (196 mph).
The F430 is the second new Ferrari to be launched in 2004 after the 612 Scaglietti, a hugely successful all-aluminium 2+2 12-cylinder.
This year has been very intense for Ferrari as a company, starting with the new management set-up. While Luca di Montezemolo retains his title of President of the Group and CEO of Ferrari, Jean Todt has been appointed General Manager of Ferrari and Amedeo Felisa Vice-General Manager. Although retaining their previous responsibilities, the managers also bring the skills and experience honed through success both on the track and in the road car production, to their new roles.
Within the context of this reorganisation, the new Brand Development & Partners division was created in June, headed by Antonello Perricone. This new division manages sponsors, develops licensing and merchandising, and broadens commercial activities focusing on the Ferrari Brand and its heritage.
The offices and production facilities renovation project at Maranello, known as Formula Uomo, also continued. As its name suggests, Formula Uomo emphasises workers’ well-being and the quality of their working environment in the redevelopment process. This year saw the opening of the new Product Development Centre designed by Massimiliano Fuksas, and the new Paint Technologies Area designed by Marco Visconti. These facilities follow the opening in 2002 of the new Mechanical Machining Area (also designed by Marco Visconti) and the new GES Logistics Area (the work of Luigi Sturchio). The next part of the project to be completed will be the new Company Restaurant.
A reorganisation of the Ferrari Maserati Group’s direct commercial presence on its largest markets is also taking place. With the recent opening of the Ferrari West Europe regional branch in Paris to manage the French, Benelux and Iberian Peninsula markets, and the United Kingdom subsidiary, which join the well-established North America, Germany and Switzerland branches, the Ferrari Maserati Group now directly controls the markets which account for 80% of its clients. A showroom in Russia was also opened and presence in China was consolidated through a joint venture. Needless to say, both of the latter countries boast enormous commercial potential.
Ferrari at the Bologna Motorshow
Bologna, 2nd December 2004 – Ferrari is giving the new Prancing Horse 8-cylinder berlinetta, the F430, its Italian premiére at the Bologna Motor Show. The latest arrival from Maranello is the fruit of Ferrari’s ongoing, in-depth research and development and, particularly, the transfer of technology from Formula 1 to its road-going cars.
One surprise addition to the Prancing Horse Stand is the Fiat Panda 4×4 with the special F1 World Champion livery of Rosso Scuderia red, tricolour stripe and a logo celebrating the years in which Ferrari’s single-seaters have triumphed in the F1 Championships (1999-2004). The two highly successful cars (the Panda was voted Car of the Year and the F1 is the current World Championship-winning single-seater) stand side by side and represent the two opposite ends of the Fiat Group’s products: the city car and the F1 racer. They also symbolise how the Made in Italy phenomenon is such a winning part of the car market worldwide too.
2004 was a very busy year for the Ferrari Maserati Group, both from the point of view of the company’s organisation and new product launches. A whole new management set-up was introduced which saw Luca di Montezemolo remain as Group President, Jean Todt appointed as General Manager of Ferrari, Amedeo Felisa as Vice General Manager, and Martin Leach as CEO of Maserati Spa. 2004 also brought the launch of two new road-going GTs, the 612 Scaglietti and the F430, both of which provide testimony of the company’s ongoing commitment to pursuit of technological excellence.
The arrival of the Ferrari Superamerica was also announced for the coming year. This limited edition new V12 convertible berlinetta will receive its world premiére at the upcoming Los Angeles and Detroit Motor Shows in January 2005.
2004 also hailed the reorganisation of the Ferrari Maserati Group’s commercial network throughout the world in line with its policy of direct presence on its largest markets. With the addition of Ferrari West Europe in Paris (which directly manages France, the Benelux countries and the Iberian Peninsula), and Ferrari UK to the existing company subsidiaries in North America, Germany and Switzerland, Ferrari Maserati now directly controls the countries in which 80% of its clients are to be found. The Group also opened a showroom in Russia and consolidated its presence in China via a new joint venture. Both of the latter countries boast enormous sales potential.
International awards for the Ferrari Maserati Group cars
Maranello, 17th December 2004. 2004 was a remarkable thoroughly satisfying year for the Ferrari Maserati Group not only in terms of sales but also thanks to the fact that its cars were chosen for a plethora of awards by the leading international car magazines.
In the two short months since its unveiling at the Paris Auto Show, the latest arrival from the Prancing Horse has won the following awards:
· American magazine Autoweek chose the F430 as ‘Best Car in Show’ at last September’s Paris Show. This is a particualrly important achievement given the signifcance of the American market for the F430 and for Ferrari in general, and also because of the large number of new models unveiled at Paris.
Ferrari and Maserati win Auto Motor und Sport Readers’ Poll
Maranello, 3rd February 2005 – At the annual readers’ poll ‘Best Cars’ held by the renowned automotive journal Auto Motor und Sport, even two models of the Ferrari and Maserati brand gained the first place.
The new Ferrari F430 was voted the Best Imported Sports car at first try. World premiere of the new car was celebrated at Paris Motor Show last year. It signals the arrival of a brand new generation of Ferrari 8-cylinder models.
The Maserati Quattroporte ‘ a vehicle with the soul of a representative luxury sedan and a dynamic Gran Tourismo model at the same time ‘ repeated its victory in the Luxury Imported Sedan category. At 32,3 % of readers polled, the car moved sovereignly to the top in front of its competitors Bentley Continental (18,1%) and Rolls Royce Phantom (11,1%) to claim the coveted trophy.
The Auto Motor und Sport poll was held for the 29th time this year with more 108,000 readers taking part. The awards were received at the award ceremony held in Stuttgart yesterday by Amedeo Felisa, Deputy Managing Director Ferrari S.p.A. and Martin Leach, Chief Executive Officer, Maserati S.p.A.
Ferrari F430 and 360 Spider awarded by readers of Quattroruote
Maranello, 7th February 2005- The Ferrari F430 and 360 Spider were judged, in their respective categories, the prestigious prize of ‘Novità dell’anno’ (Newcomer of the Year). The award is traditionally assigned by readers of the monthly magazine, Quattroroute, to the most representative car of the year just past.
In the year of its double World Title win, Ferrari announces that all of its cars will feature
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).