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Ferrari 430 Scuderia Revealed At Frankfurt Motor Show



18th September, 2007

Ferrari 430 Scuderia

Ferrari has taken the wraps of the Ferrari 430 Scuderia at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA).

The 430 Scuderia is based on the F430 and developed specifically with Ferrari’s most demanding, aggressive and passionate customers in mind. The new two-seater berlinetta is brimming with technology and joins the F430 and F430 Spider to complete Ferrari’s eight-cylinder model range.

Alongside the new 430 Scuderia, the entire range lined-up for the display in Frankfurt, including the F430 and the F430 Spider, Ferrari’s best selling models (accounting for approximately 75% of sales), the 599 GTB Fiorano and the 612 Scaglietti, Ferrari’s flagship model featuring updated cabin trim and accessories, including Bose telematic system.

The Frankfurt Show has also been chosen as the launch pad for several classic Ferrari colours and heritage-inspired interior trims: the F430 Spider on display features an ivory livery with chocolate brown Frau leather cabin trim, while the 599 GTB Fiorano sports a dark grey paintwork popular in the 1960s combined with a leather interior trim. The entire range of 10 historic colours together with the 16 contemporary shades is available for all models.

Ferrari’s production output will exceed 6,000 cars for the first time in 2007. North America, Germany, Italy and the UK continue to be the company's largest markets together with France, Switzerland and Japan.


Lightweight, simple and striking with a distinctive engine and exhaust sound: every last detail of the Ferrari 430 Scuderia exudes sportiness as a direct result of its close links to the world of racing, which is reflected in the car’s name: “Scuderia”.

With a dry weight of 1,250 kg and 510 hp delivered at 8,500 rpm by its naturally aspirated 4,308 cc V8 engine, the 430 Scuderia boasts a low weight-power ratio of just 2.45 kg/hp, which allows it to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. It can also complete a lap at Fiorano in a time comparable to that of the Enzo,.

Thanks to its aerodynamics, F1-SuperFast2 gearbox and E-Diff coupled with the F1-Trac traction control system, this new mid-rear engined berlinetta combines ultra-nimble handling with fast acceleration. The result? Ferrari claim it is superlative on the road and on the track.

The 430 Scuderia’s engine is a revised F430’s 90° V8 which features a number of modifications to boost its specific power output from 114 hp/litre to 118 hp/litre.

The inlet ducts and exhaust system have been optimised, most notably through the adoption of the exhaust geometries derived from the F430 Challenge and the use of carbon-fibre on the intake manifold and for the filter housing to aid weight reduction.

The 430 Scuderia’s ignition system boasts special coils and, for the first time on a market-targeted car, a dedicated CPU capable of monitoring the ionising currents generated inside the combustion chamber between the spark plug electrodes. This means that every single sparking detonation is detected for every cylinder and sparking is faster and more accurate across the board.

The 430 Scuderia’s compression ratio has also been increased to 11.88:1, thanks in part to a new piston design.

Particular attention was paid to achieving the 'right' sound from the engine and exhaust as this has been one of the trademarks of every Prancing Horse car. Cutting-edge calculation tools were employed to optimise the 430 Scuderia’s intake and exhaust systems and sound damping, with the result that the exhaust and engine sound inside the cabin is clear, powerful and almost thrilling in full acceleration.

The F1-SuperFast2 is an evolution of the F1 gearbox used on all of Ferrari’s models and reduces gear-shifting times to 60 ms, the fastest time of any of the models in the Prancing Horse range. Significantly, Ferrari calculates the gear changing time according to the acceleration gap, not just the time it takes to engage the gear. The various stages are implemented in parallel (non-sequentially). In the case of the F1-SuperFast2, integrated engine and gearbox management programmes allow the combined disengaging/engaging of the gears to take place partly in parallel with letting the clutch in and out.

The E-Diff2 (which is integrated with the gearbox) is one of the components which demonstrate the 430 Scuderia’s links to the track. In use for many years now in Formula 1, it is integrated with the car’s stability control system.

The 430 Scuderia is the first high performance road car after the F430 to sport an electronic differential. Torque is continuously distributed between the wheels via two sets of friction discs (one for each driveshaft) controlled by a hydraulic actuator.

The amount of torque transmitted to the driven wheels depends on driving conditions and is said to bring advantages in terms of performance, direction stability, active safety and handling feedback.

The F1-Trac traction control system, which is also derived from Ferrari’s F1 experience, ensures that drivers will be able to extract performance from the car, thanks to the cornering, safety and stability it offers. Introduced for the first time on a road car with the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, it is faster and more precise than a traditional traction control system and optimises traction by modulating power delivery to help maintain the desired vehicle trajectory. The system estimates the maximum available grip thanks to continual monitoring of the relative speed of the wheels.

The integrated E-Diff and F1-Trac systems offers 40% more acceleration out of corners than a traditional traction and stability control system.

The manettino has already featured in several of Ferrari’s road cars but the 430 Scuderia features the special Racing version which puts the emphasis firmly on track-specific sporty driving and provides the driver with even more choice in terms of the car set-up. With this in mind, the ICE setting available with the F430 has been removed and a new CT- (Traction Control Off) setting has been introduced. This deactivates the car’s traction control, but unlike the CST position, retains the safety of the car’s stability control system to ensure a level of safety is maintained.

Another novelty with the 430 Scuderia is a button on the centre console which allows the suspension to be controlled separately from the predefined manettino strategy. This allows the driver to maintain maximum performance even on irregular road surfaces.

The 430 Scuderia boasts a specific braking system featuring CCM (carbon ceramic material) discs with specific dimensions to cope with the car’s increased performance.

The front discs are now 18 mm larger than those on the F430 and are designed to dissipate the extra heat generated by the higher performance and are even more hard-wearing for greater efficiency. These components, together with 6-pot callipers, guarantee blistering performance at all times and, equally importantly, consistently efficient braking during prolonged track use.

The 430 Scuderia’s external styling has been honed to improve its aerodynamic efficiency by increasing overall downforce whilst still retaining the same drag values as the F430.

The aerodynamic efficiency of the newly-styled rear diffuser has been enhanced by the addition of a revised profile for spoiler at the rear of the engine cover and by the large venturis that run from the front wheel houses to the rear bumpers, achieving the patented “Base Bleed” effect developed by Ferrari as part of the FXX project. The Base Bleed effect has the advantage of reducing the pressure in the rear wheel arch, thereby increasing downforce and lowering drag by blowing the car’s “wake”.

Furthermore, the new lower sill profiles ensure a more uniform distribution of air over the lower parts to ensure uniform distribution of the vertical load between the front and the rear of the car.


Technical Specifications

Vehicle dimensions

• Overall length

4,512 mm

• Overall width

1,923 mm

• Height

1,199 mm

• Wheelbase

2,600 mm

• Front track

1,669 mm

• Rear track

1,616 mm

• Dry Weight*

1,250 kg

• Kerb Weight*

1,350 kg

• Weight Distribution

43% Front, 57% Rear

• Boot capacity

250 litres

• Fuel tank capacity

95 litres

• Carbon-ceramic brakes

Front 398 x 36 mm, Rear 350 x 34 mm

• Tyres

Front 235/35 19", Rear 285/35 19"





• Type

90° V8

• Bore and Stroke

92 x 81 mm

• Total displacement

4,308 cc

• Compression ratio


• Maximum power**

375.4 kW at 8,500 rpm

• Specific output

118.4 CV/litre

• Maximum torque

470 Nm at 5,250 rpm

• Maximum revs per minute

8,640 rpm (with limiter)





• Acceleration

0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds
0-200 km/h in 11.6 s
0-1,000 metres in 20.9 seconds

• Maximum Speed

320 km/h

• Dry weight/power

2.45 kg/CV



Electronic Controls


• CST Stability and Traction Control with new traction control logic F1-Trac integrated with the electronic differential (E-Diff)



Transmission and Gearbox


• Electronic differential E-Diff2 (E-Diff + F1-Trac)

• Gearbox F1, 6-gears + Reverse



Fuel Consumption


• Combined*

15.7 l/100 km



CO2 Emissions


• Combined*


* European market version
** Engine power is expressed in kW, in accordance with the International System of Units (SI) and in CV for reasons of homogeneity. The horse power (hp) can be calculated as follows: 1 kW = 1.34 hp

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