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New Ferrari F430 (56k warning)

porker968 Aug 24, 2004

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    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. The UK price and specification for the F430 will be announced prior to its UK launch in 2005.

    F430 Technical Specifications

    Dimensions:

    Overall length: 4512 mm 176.6 in
    Overall width: 1923 mm 75.7 in
    Height: 1214 mm 47.8 in
    Wheelbase: 2600 mm 102.3 in
    Front track: 1669 mm 65.7 in
    Rear track: 1616 mm 63.6 in
    Kerb weight: 1450 kg 3197 lb

    Engine:

    Type: 90° V8
    Bore/stroke: 92 mm x 81 mm 3.50 x 3.03 cu in
    Unit displacement: 538.5 cc 32.86 cu in
    Total displacement: 4,308 cc 262.89 cu in
    Compression ratio: 11.3:1
    Maximum power: 360.4 kW (490 CV*) at 8500 rpm
    Maximum torque: 465 Nm (47.4 kgm or 343 lbft) at 5250 rpm
    Specific horse power: 114 CV*/l

    Performance:

    Maximum speed: >315 km/h > 196 mph
    0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 4.0 s

    * 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.

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  2. Mikebabs1

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    That looks the dogs doodahs!! Very nice indeed. I've always been a massive fan of the F355, and have never been that impressed with the F360, but they're back on track with this one! I'm talking purely about looks of course.

    Mike
     
  3. imported_Yaseen

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    stunning- but dont like the wheels- remind me of my Momo Sports /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif
     
  4. DamoS3Q

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    what a pile of junk!!!
     
  5. lb26

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    My mates got one coming in april i'll give my opinion when ive had a thrash.
     
  6. avalon88

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    [ QUOTE ]
    what a pile of junk!!!

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    Are you serious? I think it's stunning! I like the steering wheel especially because of the big engine start button and the simply yellow prancing Ferrari emblem. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bravo.gif
     
  7. TDI-line

    TDI-line Uber Post Whore Team Floret Silver quattro Audi A3 Black Edition TDi

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    I suppose i could get use to it. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heart.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heart.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heart.gif
     
  8. imported_disley

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    what a pile of junk!!!

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    Exactaly
    I'd b annoyed if i won 1 /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/comeon.gif
     
  9. imported_disley

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    Seriously

    Awsome machine /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif
     
  10. myrichdad

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    Absolutely the best car ever.....should I own one I'll know for sure.....one day.

    Well to be exact 12th October 2011. My 40th (shock) Birthday I will be driving one away from a dealership brand new. It's a must

    6.5 years and counting.
     
  11. TDI-line

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    Ha, joint 40th's then in 2011.

    That is some scary sh!t. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
  12. CJ A4

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    I'll only be 35 /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  13. PaulJC84

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    I will only be 26!!
     
  14. myrichdad

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Ha, joint 40th's then in 2011.

    That is some scary sh!t. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

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    Seriously - same day? Awesome - get saving - dual ferrari exit from dealership..... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/dancing.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/woohoo.gif
     
  15. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Probably couldn't even buy a used one, even in 2011 lol
     
  16. myrichdad

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    If you want one - you have to see how to get one!

    How badly do you want one......
     
  17. necroeire

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    They'll be rebadges as Schumachers by 2011 as he'll own Ferrari by then.
     
  18. EnzoS4

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    I agree with Mikebabs1 - the F355 was the car, the F360 was abit of a let down, but this one looks stunning.

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    I will be driving one away from a dealership brand new. It's a must

    6.5 years and counting.

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    Me also, not 40 that is but driving a new one on my birthday, but I have 7.8 years to go and if Schumacher takes over Ferriari I'll get my backup - an RS6 AMD version.
     
  19. RichA3Turbo

    RichA3Turbo ...Watching you! Staff Member Moderator

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    Just saw one of these bad boys giving it some on my way home... I felt it as it went past!! Was rather loud!

    Rich
     
  20. The Slug

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    i like where the horn buttons are, lol
     

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