18 November, 2010

430 Scuderia

With the 430 Scuderia, Ferrari has confirmed its vocation as a manufacturer of road cars that combine the most sophisticated technology - tried and tested in Formula 1 - with class-leading performance.

The 430 Scuderia boasts 20 more bhp than the F430 (503 bhp compared to 483 bhp at 8500 rpm) while shaving 100 kg (220 lb) off the dry weight. That is sufficient to guarantee the kind of performance that makes the 430 Scuderia a milestone in Ferrari's lengthy line of V8 berlinettas. The 430 Scuderia is, in fact, virtually on a par with the Enzo Ferrari supercar, with 0-62 mph acceleration in under 3.6 seconds, a top speed of 320 km/h (198 mph) and, most significantly, a Fiorano lap time of 1'25" - the same as the 2003 Enzo.

Extensive aerodynamic development has brought an increase in downforce without penalising the car's Cd figure of 0.343, while the adoption of massive vented carbon-ceramic discs as standard has ensured even more powerful, responsive and consistent braking.

Michael Schumacher was actively involved in the development of the 430 Scuderia, putting to good use the years of F1 experience that have made him a legend, honing the integration of E-Diff and F1 Trac settings for maximum grip in acceleration out of corners - up 40 per cent on the track and 20 per cent on the road compared to a traditional traction and stability control system.

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