The Ferrari F430 was Ferrari’s first design to symbolize the turning of the 20th century with its “Modern” aerodynamic designs that paved way to the early 2000’s. The Ferrari F430 held its reign from 2004 to 2009 as a successor to the Ferrari 360. We can say it was a heavily revised Ferrari 360 with exterior and performance changes. Its first unveiling was at the 2004 Paris Motor Show. Unfortunately the F430 was succeeded by the Ferrari 458 that was unveiled on the 28th of July 2009. Even though It is no longer in production and we do not have an estimation of how many F430 were made (possibly less than 10,000) It wouldn't be a horrific idea to get yourself a Ferrari F430 Manual for sale at eManualOnline to maintain the value of your Ferrari F430.
Designed by Pininfarina, guided by Frank Stephenson, the body styling of the F430 was an improved version of the Ferrari 360. Enhancing its aerodynamic efficiency with increased downforce.
Although the F430 did share the same forged aluminum, double wishbone suspension, roof lines, doors and glass, from the 360 it also integrated the memoriam Ferrari Enzo Tail lights and Engine cover vents. Also, increased the front oval openings resembling the late and great “Sharknose” F1 Racer, a fuzion of future with nostalgia.
The significant upgrade the F430 saw was a 4.3 L “Ferrari-Maserati” Gasoline F136 90° V8 featuring Ferrari’s traditional flat-plane crankshaft. It contained an overwhelming 483 hp at 8,500 rpm with 343 lb-ft of torque at 5,250 rpm. With the increase of Bore size the engine weight gained almost 9 lbs. Ferrari assured the bottom end was an all new design despite the 4-Valve Cylinder Heads, and velocity stacks that were stolen from Ferrari's Formula 1 Racers. The F430 has a top speed of 196 mph and the ability to accelerate 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds. A huge leap forward to the previous V8’s from the Dino Racing Program of the 50’s.
With such an increase in engine performance the designers at Ferrari brought in Brembo and Bosch to design specific alloy discs and ceramic brake pads. With the increased heat dissipation from the carbon ceramic discs the new brakes can easily cover 350 laps at racing speeds on the Fiorano track.
The F430 was the first to bear the Manetitino steering wheel mounted control knob allowing the driver to choose his F430 aggressiveness: ICE, LOW GRIP, SPORT, RACE, or for those real daredevils, CST.
Although the F430 has been succeed by the 458. It still is retaining its value at only a price drop of 40 to 50% compared to previous models such as the 308. Possibly because of its low productions numbers? Maybe it is the ease of drivability? Only time will tell. The best thing you can do is invest in a Ferrari F430 Workshop Manual. The perfect solution to maintain and increase the value of your Ferrari F430.