The F430 shares the majority of its Chassis with the 360 albeit that it has been significantly strengthened to stiffen the ride and to cope with the increase in power and relative performance. As a result of better poise and handling and the extra 83 bhp produced by the 4.3-litre V8 – 483 as opposed to 400 – the F430 has a stunning 0 – 60 time of only 4 seconds and a top speed of a magnificent 196 mph.
The engine isn’t the only major update between the F430 and its sibling, a new F1 style gearbox and a new diff means this stunning supercar will leave you breathless with its performance on the track. The F430 relishes the corners, but it comes alive when it starts to scream as it approaches the 8600 rpm redline, making the hairs stand up on the back of your neck.
Given how highly regarded the Ferrari F360 Modena was both by its owners and its critics it is no small achievement that those who have driven both believe the F430 is better than its predecessor in every conceivable way.
Ferrari F430 Specification
|Max Speed:||196 mph|
|Transmission:||6-speed ‘F1′ electrohydraulic manual|
|Engine:||4.3 Litre V8 32 Valve|
Your Ferrari F430 driving experience will begin with a technical and safety briefing swiftly followed by some familiarisation laps driven by a qualified ARDS instructor, here you will be shown the racing lines and track positioning to ensure that when you get behind the wheel of the F430 you will make the most of your six mile drive.
The Racing School Ferrari F430 Driving Experience is available at the following UK Race Circuits:
Ferrari F430 Driving Experience Format
|Briefing:||Technical & safety briefing|
|Familiarisation laps:||Familiarisation laps being driven by an instructor|
|In Car Time:||Six miles driving the Ferrari F430|
|Approx. Time At Venue:||1 hours 45 mins|
|Height Min:||4’ 10”|
|Height Max:||6’ 4″|
|Max Weight:||20 stone|
|Driving Licence:||A full driving licence must have been held for a minimum of 12 months and needs to be produced on the day of your experience.|
|Tuition:||Yes with professional instructor|