The Ferrari F430 is a sports car that was produced by the Italian automaker Ferrari from 2004 to 2009, as a successor to the 360. It debuted at the 2004 Paris Motor Show
F430 features a 4.3L petrol engine derived from a shared
Ferrari/Maserati design. This new power plant is a significant
departure for Ferrari: all previous Ferrari V8s were descendants of the
racing program of the 1950s. This fifty year development cycle came to
an end with the entirely new 4.3L, the architecture of which is expected
to replace the Dino-derived
V12 in most other Ferrari cars. The engine's output specifications are:
490 PS (360 kW; 483 hp) at 8500 rpm and 465 N·m (343 lb·ft) of torque at
5250 rpm, 80% of which is available below 3500rpm.Features
The F430 includes the E-Diff, a computer-controlled limited slip active differential which can vary the distribution of torque based on inputs such as steering angle and lateral acceleration.Other notable features include the first application of Ferrari's manettino steering wheel-mounted control knob. Drivers can select from five different settings which modify the vehicle's ESC system, "Skyhook" electronic suspension, transmission behavior, throttle response, and E-Diff. The feature is similar to Land Rover's "Terrain Response" system.
The Ferrari F430 was also released with exclusive Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3 EMT tires, which have a striking V-shaped tread design, run-flat capability, and OneTRED technology.
In the US, the company requested an exemption from the airbag design
requirements, which was eventually granted, allowing the car to continue
to be sold in the US