Ferrari 430 Coupe

The F430 hails the arrival of a whole new generation of Ferrari V8-engined berlinettas. Every inch of the car was inspired by the engineering research carried out at Ferrari's Gestione Sportiva F1 racing division. The result is a highly innovative design characterised by cutting-edge technologies perfected for use on a road-going car.

Outstanding features: the electronic differential (E-Diff) originally developed by Ferrari for its F1 single-seaters, the steering wheel-mounted commutator switch (the manettino) which directly controls suspension settings, the CST stability and traction control, the lightning response of the F1 transmission. And of course, that ferocious roar!

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The F430 is powered by a new 90° V8 featuring Ferrari's traditionally uncompromising design approach with a flat-plane crank (180° between throws). This is an all-new unit that does not share any components with the 360 Modena's engine. The improvement in terms of performance, weight and reduction of overall dimensions is the result of applying Ferrari's wealth of F1 experience to its road cars.

One of the technical features that sets the F430 apart is the E-Diff or electronic differential. This solution has been used for years in F1 single-seaters and has been continuously developed and refined, effectively transferring massive torque levels to the track under extremely high cornering g-forces. The E-Diff is now standard equipment on the F430 - the first time that a production car has been equipped with such a sophisticated system for high-performance roadholding. On the track, the E-Diff guarantees maximum grip out of bends, eliminating wheel spin.

Just like in Formula 1, the F430 driver can change the set-up of his car using the innovative selector set on the steering wheel. The manettino is a rotary switch that has been adopted directly from racing, where the driver's total commitment to driving requires maximum efficiency and speed in controlling the car's various functions. This switch quickly and simply controls the electronics governing suspension settings, the CST stability and traction control, E-Diff and the change speed of the F1 transmission, as well as the integration between each of these individual functions.

Technical Specification

Overall length 4512 mm
Overall width 1923 mm
Height 1214 mm
Wheelbase 2600 mm
Front track 1669 mm
Rear track 1616 mm
Kerb weight 1450 kg
Fuel tank capacity 95 l


Type 90° V8
Bore/stroke 92x81 mm
Unit displacement 538.5 cc
Total displacement 4308 cc
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Maximum power 360.3 kW (490 hp–483 bhp) at 8500 rpm
Maximum torque 465 Nm (343 lbft) at 5250 rpm


Six–speed gearbox Manual or F1


Control for Stability and Traction (CST)
Electronic Differential (E–DIFF)


Front 225/35ZR 19"
Rear 285/35ZR 19"


Maximum speed over 196 mph
0–62 mph 4.0 s
0–400 m 12.00 s
0–1000 m 21.65 s

Fuel Consumption

Urban 10.5 mpg
Extra–urban 21.2 mpg
Combined 15.4 mpg

CO2 Emission

Combined 420 g/km


Insurance Group 20

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