2008 Ferrari F430 Scuderia | new car review

Posted on Jun 24, 2009 by

Every last detail of the 430 Scuderia exudes uncompromising sportiness as a direct result of its close links to the world of racing, which is reflected in the car’s name: “Scuderia”. Involved in the development of this ultra-fast racing car in disguise was seven-time world F1 champion Michael Schumacher.

Thanks to its sophisticated aerodynamics, F1-SuperFast2 gearbox and E-Diff coupled with the sophisticated F1-Trac traction control system, this sporty new mid-rear engined berlinetta combines ultra-nimble handling with blisteringly fast acceleration, the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h coming in just 3.6 seconds.

The 2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia’s engine is an evolution of the F430’s V8 which features a number of modifications to boost its specific power output to 490bhp. Particular attention was paid to achieving just the right sound from the engine and exhaust as this has always been one of the real trademarks of every Prancing Horse car.

The 430 Scuderia’s ultra-sporty character and blistering performance have led to the redesign of many of its exterior and interior styling features. This was done to give the F430-inspired model its own strong personality and to further enhance the aerodynamics of what is a very extreme car. The cabin has been inspired by racing and, once again, the emphasis has been on weight reduction and using technical materials where possible like the ‘super racing’ seats boasting
an all-carbon-fibre structure.

Despite of its track-inspired genes, the 2008 Scuderia is surprisingly agile for everyday road use.

Technical Specifications
Engine4.3-litre V8
Power490bhp
Torque465Nm
TransmissionManual/Automatic
Price Range

Starts from UAE Dirhams 985,000*

 

* Prices are indicative and may vary at the time of purchase. All prices are ex-Dubai showrooms. Please check with your local dealer for current prices and offers.

Competition

Lamborghini Gallardo
Porsche 911
Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Audi R8

 

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