Complete Ferrari F430 lineup, specs, economy, dimensions

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The Ferrari F430 is a rear-wheel-drive sports car manufactured and marketed by Ferrari from June 2004 to 2009 to replace the previous Ferrari 360. In 2004, Ferrari unveiled the F430 during the Paris Motor Show, and it was replaced by the Ferrari when they introduced the 458 in July 2009.

History of Ferrari F430

The F430 was Ferrari's entry-level vehicle, launched in 2004. However, the base model did not imply sluggishness. Actually, it outperformed the F40 and even the Gallardo V10 in terms of speed. The Ferrari F430 had its public debut on September 23rd, 2004, at the Paris Motor Show. Ferrari's appearance in the 2004 World de l'Automobile was significant for the brand because it was a year in which it achieved some of its most remarkable sports feats. As a result of Michael Schumacher's contributions, Ferrari has won the World Design Championships six years running and the Drivers' World Championship for the fifth time. Ferrari had the guts to use Formula 1 technology in a street-legal automobile at the time. And that didn't just include a few minor details. Electronic Differential and single-clutch automatic gearbox were available in the package. Ferrari has seen outstanding results due to incorporating modern Formula 1 technology into the production road vehicle design. The new F430 supercar was among the most remarkable examples of this combination.

Ferrari F430 Spider

The convertible variant of the F430 is the F430 Spider. It was Ferrari's 21st road-going convertible when they introduced it at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show. Pininfarina's F430 Spider takes its design cues from the car's cutting-edge tech and Formula 1.

Ferrari 430 Scuderia

The Italians improved an already-impressive automobile by making it lighter, faster, and more maneuverable around bends. The F430 was Ferrari's entry-level vehicle. It was the ideal racing vehicle because of its lightweight design and mid-engine configuration when it was first released. Even those from Porsche or Lamborghini couldn't keep up with the performance of this vehicle. When rival manufacturers began to follow up, Ferrari unzipped the vehicle, reduced its weight by 220 lbs (100 kg), and increased the power of the naturally aspirated V8 engine.

Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M

This year's Mugello World Finals saw the introduction of Ferrari's 16th Formula 1 World Constructors' Champions-winning Scuderia Spider 16M. The 430 Scuderia was available in a convertible form and the last Ferrari F430.

Special Edition Variants

  • F430 Spider Bio Fuel - Unveiled in 2002 at the Detroit Auto Show as an ethanol-powered variant of the F430.
  • SP1 - SP1 (Special Project Number 1), an F430-based Ferrari one-off, was the first of the Ferrari Portfolio Program's one-off specials.


Ferrari priced its 2009 Ferrari F430 with an original MSRP of $170,045, which is $227,879 in 2022.


Interior Features of Ferrari F430

The steering wheel was the most eye-catching feature of the vehicle. Volume control or a telephone button could be seen on specific automobiles, but this one has the red engine-start button to its left and a "Manettino" to its right. The F1 race car has a similar feature. The stability control, traction control, and the Skyhook electronic shock-damping regulator are additional interior features of the Ferrari F430 that fit into a single five-position dial via a rotary switch. For the Scuderia model, the company installed the vehicle's interior around the driver's comfort. Only Alcantara-covered Alcantara race-bucket carbon-fiber seats provided any comfort. You won't find floor mats, air-conditioning, or a radio in this cabin. The Alcantara-covered steering wheel has two paddle-shifters and controls on the center console for controlling the automatic gearbox with one disc-clutch. Ferrari installed a rotary knob that controls the electronic rear differential, ESP, and stability control.

Exterior Features of Ferrari F430

Pininfarina was responsible for the design of the vehicle's exterior. Front-bumper air vents are designed to keep brakes and engines cool. The engine positioned in front of the driver's seat separated the front and rear wheels. Even though they located it at the front, the trunk could only fit a sports bag.
According to Ferrari, the F430 shares several components with the previous 360. The automobile was a long way from the 360 in terms of performance and aesthetics, so perhaps they included the lightbulbs as well.


The Ferrari F430 delivers 510 hp (375 kW) at 8,500 rpm and 347 lb-ft (470 Nm) at 5,250 rpm of torque. This model accelerates from 0-60 mph (97 kph) in less than 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 196 mph (315 kph) and a curb weight of 3,197 lbs (1,450 kgs). Ferrari manufactured the F430 model as a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) model available in 6-speed manual and 6-speed Graziano 'F1' automated manual transmissions powered by a 4.3L Ferrari F136 E V8 engine.

Release Date

In June 2004, Ferrari released the Ferrari F430 during the Paris Motor Show. Ferrari discontinued the model in July 2009 after introducing the Ferrari 458.