Iconic cars: Ferrari 430 Scuderia


According to the official website, The Ferrari F430 is a sports car that was produced by the Italian automobile manufacturer Ferrari from 2004 to 2009. It replaced the Ferrari 360. It was first shown at the 2004 Paris Motor Show. The model that took its place is the Ferrari 458 Italia and was launched on 28 July 2009.

Ferrari 430 was developed with Michael Schumacher, than pilot for F1 Scuderia.

The Ferrari 430 Scuderia is an improved version of the F430 berlinetta, in the sense of greater efficiency on the track, at the expense of comfort. This two-seater berlinetta5 represents Ferrari's desire to demonstrate its know-how in implementing F1 technology in a production car. Developed with the assistance of Michael Schumacher6, the 430 Scuderia is thus positioned as a direct rival of the Porsche 911 GT2.

The 430 Scuderia was officially presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show on Tuesday, September 11, 2007. Designated as the worthy successor to the Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale, it should naturally have been called “Challenge Stradale”5. The choice of the name “Scuderia” demonstrates Ferrari's desire to produce a car that is all the more exceptional, with an eye towards Formula 1. Evo magazine even titles: “Formula 1 for the road”. 

Compared to the V8 engine of the normal F430, the intake has been fitted with a collector and a carbon air filter8. The V8 indeed delivers 510 hp at 8,500 rpm, i.e. 20 hp more than the “classic” F430, and 118.38 hp per litre9 for a maximum speed of 320 km/h. With 4,308 cm3 of displacement, its torque reaches a maximum of 470 N m at 5,250 rpm, 80% of which is already available at 3,000 rpm8. This engine is coupled to a new F1 Superfast 2 robotic gearbox, allowing even faster operation of the actuators. This can indeed be up to 2 times faster than that of the normal F430: 60 ms are enough for it to switch gears, which is barely more than an F1 (30 to 40 ms).

Ferrari 430 Scuderia is part of 430 series that also include F430 Berlinetta, F430 Spider, F430 Challenge, F430 GTC, F430 GT3.


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