The F430 is the successor to one of the first of the modern aluminium-bodied Ferraris, the 360. The Ferrari F430 is a fairly traditional mid-engined two-seat supercar, however compared to its competitors it uses technology honed in from F1 racing to make it still one of the most exciting road cars on sale today. While similar in proportion to the 360M, the F430 is more angular, the rear end styling similar to the Enzo supercar while the distinctive twin grills at the front is inspired by Ferrari’s 1960s Grand Prix vehicles.
The F430 as the name suggests features a 4308cc engine. Like its predecessor the Ferrari 360, it uses a flat-plane crankshaft which means that the peak power of 483bhp comes at 8,500rpm. This in turn brings out one of the greatest engine soundtracks in the world even in today’s standards.
The first of the F430s to appear was the coupé, which was launched in 2004. A convertible F430 Spider which we are offering today arrived the following year in 2005.
This superb example on offer today was 1st registered in 2008, & represents one of the last variants of the 430 generation. As such, it is superbly specified, & is finished in the timeless combination of Rosso Corsa with full Crema hide. This is the late 2008 model, with Ferrari CCM (Ceramic brakes), Daytona trim to seats & rear shelf area, Scuderia shields, Red calipers, Heated seats, Sat nav & Bluetooth, Crema Roll Hoops, Front & Rear park assist, Challenge style Alloys, Carbon driving zone.
Our car has covered 18,000 miles from new, & is supported by a comprehensive service record. One of the nicest F430’s we have seen for some time.