Ferrari 430 Scuderia to debut at Frankfurt
Ferrari will introduce a lighter, even more focussed, version of its devastating mid-engined supercar at this year’s Frankfurt show.
The Italian company has released preliminary photographs of the latest car and, using F1 expertise as show-cased at the recent 'Technical Seminar‘ is aimed specifically at Ferrari's most passionate and sports-driving oriented clients’.
The performance gains are by a reduction of 100 kg in weight, as well as making the F1 gearbox even faster; changes can now be accomplished in 60 milliseconds. The new gearchange is titled ‘F1 Superfast’ and is coupled with improvements to the car’s E-Diff electronic differential and its F1-Trac traction and stability control.
Through additional settings on the steering wheel-mounted 'Manettino', drivers can select traction control 'off' (but retain ESP) as well as turning both traction control and stability off. There is also a dash-mounted to switch to regulate suspension settings independent of the traction control, E-Diff and stability control.
With the F430 Scuderia the driver can manage the technology - not the other way round.
Power from the 4308cc V8 is up to 510 hp at 8500 rpm from the 490 hp of the regular car. This, and the reduction in weight, means the latest F430 variant has an extremely low weight-to-power ratio of just 2.45 kg per hp
The company is confident that the F430 Scuderia represents ‘the zenith of Ferrari's achievements in terms of developing road-certified sports cars’.
The 430 Scuderia will be officially unveiled by Michael Schumacher at the IAA Motor Show in Frankfurt in September 2007.
Text: Classic Driver
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