When it comes to Ferrari tuning there are few who are truly up to the task of improving upon exotic Italian perfection. However the folks at Wimmer RS have done quite an impressive job with this particular F430 and will have it on display at the Essen Motor Show for all of Europe’s tuning enthusiasts to see, and while some of their creations challenge reason with the amount of power that they are making this package for the Ferrari is all about simply enjoying your F430.
Although the exterior appears about as stock as a special edition Scuderia model, Wimmer did manage to get their hands dirty. Under the rear deck lid they started off by reprogramming the engine software before adding an adjustable exhaust system, the combination is good for an additional 38 HP and translated into performance terms, this means that the drop top super car can sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in a very exact 3.84 seconds and cross the 300 km/h barrier in 34.9 seconds. As great as a 193 MPH top speed might sound, owners will get even more enjoyment about being able to remotely open and close the exhausts sound controlling valves that can keep the prancing horse muted while pulling out of your driveway early in the morning without worrying about waking the neighbors and then with the flip of a switch it will be able to produce a deafening tone at wide open throttle on long stretches of highway. Another adjustable convenience feature is the hydraulic lift system that can lift the Ferrari’s front end by 45 mm so that you don’t have to worry about scratching up that very expensive front end on parking ramps or curb stones.
Press release after the jump.
Wimmmer presents its Program for making modern Ferrari F430 Scuderia appearance unique. The individualized sports car from Italy unites sport characteristics and dynamics, thus one more time expressing the basic principle of all Wimmer products: safety is guaranteed!
Wimmer Ferrari Scuderia Performance Kit is topical at the Essen Motor Show. For Ferrari F430 Wimmer RS has developed a Power Packet that can be heared and felt. The kit includes new Wimmer engine control software and sport valve exhaust system. With the use of remote control a driver can choose between nearly serial sport sound and racing sound. In addition the handbuilt high grade steel exhaust system that optimizes dynamic pressure contains two welded high grade steel exhaust manifolds as well as two sport catalytic converters and an exhaust valves control unit. Upon the whole the new performance kit provides for the sensible increase of 38 hp in engine power what corresponds to the speed increase of about 11km/h, with maximum speed reaching 312 km/h. For acceleration up to 100 km/h F430 Scuderia needs now just 3.84 seconds. 200 kph speed is reached within 11.03 seconds and 300 kph – within 34.9 seconds.
Now the program includes also new KW HLS system (Hydraulic Lift System): when you push the button, the vehicle equipped with KW HLS is adjusted by up to 45 mm on the front axle. Thus the obstacles that cannot be overcome with low ground clearance, can be driven over without any problems. The hydraulic unit is mounted on the coilovers between spring cups and springs. The advantage of the hydraulic system consists in the fact that no compression (movement) of moving-out cylinder unit (thus no undesired additional elastic deflection) occurs while driving.
19” BBS FI alloy rims (7.6 kg each front axle rim and 8.8 kg each rear axle rim) onу more time emphasize its sport characteristics. High class super light BBS alloy rims in black are comleted by 8.75x19 with 225/35 R 19 tyres on the front axle and 11.25x19 with 305/30 R19 tyres on the rear axle. High speed tyres are presented by the technology partner Dunlop.