With a new 4.3-litre V8 engine that revs to 8,600 rpm, the Ferrari F430 ticks all the boxes when it comes to supercars. Handling, poise and power all combine to offer a truly sensational drive and when you add a whole host of F1 trickery it’s little wonder why Jeremy Clarkson is so enamoured with this car (as can be seen in the video above).
The F430 transfers its 483 brake horsepower to the tarmac via a 6-speed ‘F1′ electrohydraulic manual gerarbox and a brand new diff that was first used on Michael Schumacher’s F1 Ferrari, as a result it launches from the line and reaches 60 mph in just four seconds and for those who keep their foot firmly firmly to the floor it eventually tops out with the needle registering 196 mph.
Ferrari F430 Specification
|Max Speed:||196 mph|
|Transmission:||6-speed ‘F1′ electrohydraulic manual|
|Engine:||4.3 Litre V8 32 Valve|
Following a quick registration on arrival at the track, the Junior Ferrari F430 Driving Experience at Three Sisters begins with a full safety and technical briefing carried out by one of our qualified ARDS instructors. Here junior drivers have the opportunity to quiz the instructor and ask as many questions as they have about the car, the circuit and the Ferrari F430 Experience ahead.
Once the briefing is finished it’s over to the pit lane where the instructor will get behind the wheel for some familiarisation laps, here the instructor will show the young driver the racing lines, braking points, car positioning and the general layout of the circuit. These laps with the instructor behind the wheel ensures that all junior drivers get the most out of their drive when they take control of the stunning Ferrari F430 for a full six mile drive.
The Racing School Ferrari Driving Experience is available at the following UK Race Circuits:
Ferrari 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|
|Post Drive||Certificate presentation|
|Height Min:||4’ 10”|
|Height Max:||6’ 4″|
|Max Weight:||20 Stone|
|Driving Licence:||only available for non driving licence holders|
|Tuition:||Yes with professional instructor|