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2007 Ferrari F430

2007 Ferrari F430
2007 Ferrari F430 Specifications
Chassis
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R:225/35 ZR19 - 285/35 ZR19
Driveline:Rear Wheel Drive
Engine
Type:V8
Displacement cu in (cc):263 (4308)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:490(360) / 8500
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:343(465) / 5250
Redline at RPM:n.a.
Exterior
Length Width Height in:176.6 75.7 47.8
Weight lb (kg):3196 (1450)
Performance
Acceleration 0-62 mph s:4.0
Top Speed mph (km/h):>196 (>315)
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):11/16 (n.a.)
Base Price: 2007 Ferrari F430 - $168,005 (last update: 2/20/2007)

The 360 Modena Successor: Ferrari F430

Transmission and F1 Gearbox

The F430 features a new cast-aluminum transmission casing that houses the gearbox in unit with the electronic differential and bevel type final drive, as well as the engine oil tank. The 6-speed gearbox incorporates multicone synchronizers, while both the 6th gear and the final drive have been lengthened to make the most of the greater power and torque of the new engine. The F430 is available with either the classic Ferrari open-gate manual gearbox or with the F1 paddle shift that Ferrari has continuously developed and refined over recent years for its road-going berlinettas. Thanks to that ongoing development, Ferrari's F1 gearbox for the F430 is state of the art, introducing a number of important modifications: thanks to inputs from the engineers on the Gestione Sportiva racing side, the F1 gearbox management incorporates a new control strategy which further perfects gearchange speed and smoothness under hard use. Changing gear takes just 150 milliseconds, as measured by the 'hole' in acceleration during the change (intended as the overall time from declutching, changing gear to releasing the clutch).

Interior

The F430's interior has been re-designed for improved driver ergonomics. The instruments are housed in a new binnacle, and this design together with the layout of the dashboard underlines the care that has gone into grouping all the major controls in front of the driver within easy reach. In the driver's direct line of sight are the rev counter, which features new graphics with a choice of either a red or yellow background and a new metal surround, the digital readout of the gear ratio selected (F1 version) and a multi-function display. The same uncompromising approach to driver control was the inspiration behind mounting the starter button and manettino on the steering wheel. The wheel itself is new with the upper rim flattened to improve visibility in the straight ahead position, and the horn pushes are integrated into the inner rim where they can be easily actioned. The interior reflects the advanced technology and materials employed in the car's construction, and can be personalized with carbon-fiber or aluminum inserts. The cockpit is noticeably bigger and the already excellent passenger comfort is subsequently increased thanks to a slimmer central tunnel which houses the gear lever turret on the manual version and the F1 console on the paddle-shift version. There is plenty of space behind the rear seats, with a new electrically operated compartment for oddments storage and catch netting to the rear fire wall. The seats have been redesigned for greater lateral containment and the standard electric seats can be substituted by more sporting items with four-point harnesses to order (depending on markets).
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