When it came to replacing the 360 Modena, Ferrari had a real tough task on its hands as it was always going to be a hard act to follow, but what a superb job they did in the form of the fantastic F430. Although technically the F430 is a totally new design, it does keep the aluminium space frame chassis, albeit significantly strengthened to handle the extra power and to stiffen the ride.
A brand new F1 inspired gearbox and a new diff also give the F430 a prowess on the track its sibling simply cannot match, combine those with a new 4.3-litre V8 engine that produces 483 bhp and it’s easy to see why this superb piece of italian engineering comes alive on the track. 0 – 60 is achieved in only 4 seconds and for those that can hold their nerve a top speed of 196 mph awaits.
Ferrari F430 Specification
|Max Speed:||196 mph|
|Transmission:||6-speed ‘F1′ electrohydraulic manual|
|Engine:||4.3 Litre V8 32 Valve|
The Junior Ferrari F430 Experience starts with a full safety briefing that is 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 Ferrari and the experience ahead.
With the briefing out of the way it’s time to take to the track for some familiarisation laps, where the instructor will show the young driver the racing lines and the general layout of the circuit. These laps with the instructor behind the wheel gives your child the opportunity to see how a professional handles the twists and turns of the track. They’ll be given advice on tackling corners, attacking straights and how to handle sweeping bends, ensuring they get the most out of the stunning Ferrari F430 in a safe and controlled environment.
With the briefing and instructor driven laps over it’s time for the real deal, six miles behind the wheel of a truly stunning supercar. This is an experience that will live in the memory for ever and leave their friends green with envy.
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” (1.47m)|
|Height Max:||6’ 4″ (1.93m)|
|Max Weight:||20 Stone (127kg)|
|Driving Licence:||only available for non driving licence holders|
|Tuition:||Yes with professional instructor|