First announced on the 24th August 2004 - The F430 signalled the arrival of a brand new generation of Ferrari 8-cylinder models. This new car took Ferrari's extraordinary achievements with aluminium technology, that begun with the 360 Modena, to a whole new level offering a series of extremely significant innovations directly derived from the Ferrari Formula 1 single-seaters.
Two of these innovations were world firsts for production cars being the electronic differential (E-Diff) and the steering wheel-mounted switch (better known to the Formula 1 Scuderia's drivers as "manettino"), which manages the integrated systems governing the vehicles dynamics. The F430 has a compact 4,300 cc 90° V8 engine, which punches out 490 hp to achieve a specific output of 114 hp/litre, also providing the Ferrari with a power to weight ratio of 2.8 kg/hp (dry weight); thus helping the 430 to achieve a most impressive 0-62 mph acceleration time of just 4 seconds and a top speed in excess of 196 mph. Another particular advance made by the 430 was the aerodynamic design that embodied the very latest competition technologies, specifically the flat underbody and large rear diffuser to help increase downforce.
This stunning RHD F1 example was delivered new to its first owner in December 2005. Specified in the desirable combination of Grigio Silverstone over an elegant Blu Scuro interior. This example benefits from a host of options including a Blu Scuro Electric sports seats, a Blu Scuro dashboard, leather headliner and steering wheel with Carbon Fibre centre section (Carbon Driving Zone) and heater binnacles. It also features , satellite navigation, both front and rear parking sensors, Giallo gauges, Giallo brake calipers and Scuderia wing shields.
Today it has covered under 33,100 Miles from new and is accompanied by its original and complete book pack, spare key, car cover, tools and tyre pump. This superb F430 is located in our showrooms just outside London having received a major service in November 2018 at DK and is available to view immediately.