Ferrari 430

Ferrari 430

There are many ways in which two supercars can upstage one another, but nothing is more glorious to the ears than a good ol’ fashion rev-one-upsmanship.

The protagonists on this video are a Ferrari F430 and an Audi R8 . Each car comes with a bonafide monster of an engine - the F430 has a naturally-aspirated 4.3-liter V8 engine with 510 horsepower while the R8 comes with a 4.2-liter V8 engine that has an output of 420 horsepower. Basically, there won’t be any shortage of noise in both of them.

The question now is which of these two supercars is louder than the other. Personally speaking, the German supercar makes for an impressive ear-crackling sound, but in this case, we’ll give the nod to the Italian stallion, which has made a tradition out of producing some of the most powerful machines on the planet.

But at the end of the day, supercar enthusiasts will love waking up to this kind of sound from either of these mammoth beasts, so really, there are no losers here; just the sound of revving monsters that’s music to all out ears.

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There aren’t exactly a ton of tuning kits for the Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M simply because there’s not much to change on the special edition to begin with. It’s cool, fast, beautiful, and, unfortunately, sold out. So what’s there to do if the itch for a Scuderia Spider 16M suddenly develops? Well, you can hop on the phone and give Anderson Germany a call, for starters. The tuning firm’s latest package allows ownership of a 16M style vehicle without the limited edition hurdle to jump over. The kit starts off with a Ferrari F430 Spider with a number of additions to not only make it 16M ready, but to allow for more horsepower as well.

The design aspect of the 16M Conversion Edition begins with a Hyper Blackpaint finish that is then combined with Scuderia Stripes in carbon steel with a yellow border. Carbon fiber elements are then put in and make up the engine grille, rear diffuser, mirrors, and covers under the hood. Other features that lend more to the 16M style include a front air dam, side skirts, a rear apron, and an adjustment of the exhaust system. The exterior is then finished off with a new set of 20" three-piece glossy black wheels with a carbon and yellow border to match the Scuderia stripes. The interior is a little less drastic with the addition of carbon black leather and Alcantara and yellow diamond Kederrand seams.

The greatest addition to the standard F430 is the extra horsepower pumping out of the 4,300 cc 90° V8 engine. With the help of a software optimization and new Renn-Kats headers and exhaust system, the 16M Conversion Edition can now run 570 HP, up from even the standard 16M’s 490 HP. The bonus 80 HP is then better handled with an adjustable suspension system.

It was about one year and a half ago that Novitec Rosso unveiled the 747 Package based on the Ferrari 430 Scuderia . This package brought out the good of the Ferrari with an increase of power up to 747 HP, hence the name. One would think that with Ferrari’s release of the 458 Italia , Novitec would move on from their 430 Scuderia projects and start focusing on the newer machine. This is definitely not the case as the German tuner has brought back the Scuderia with an even more menacing package. The new version of the 430 Scuderia is called the 777 Final Edition and follows along the same lines as their previous package with a boost in power and a blacked out hood and roof treatment.

The standard 4,300 cc V8 engine has been touched up with a bi-compressor kit and a new exhaust system. These additions allow the Ferrari a boost from 510 HP to a galloping 777 HP. The exterior of the vehicle looks similar to their previous package with an extreme body kit featuring plenty of carbon fiber goodies, a new set of wheels, and the same blacked out components previously mentioned. The yellow exterior paint job found in the 747 package has been switched out for a luscious red more befitting of a Ferrari.

Full details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Over the years, we have seen a number of art cars introduced, and while some were aesthetically better than others, all these artist-rendered vehicles all have one thing in common: they are always magnets for attention.

One artist that seems to be having a growing fascination with turning supercars into his own personal canvas is Laurence Gartel. As one of the pioneers of digital media, having plied his craft since the 70’s, Gartel has probably seen and did just about everything you can with digital media, including teach Andy Warhol the nuances of the art.

What he hasn’t done is take a Ferrari F430 Scuderia and turned it into a 510-horsepower psychedelic vinyl supercar. And he did all of the designing on a computer. Who said this guy can’t keep up with today’s technology.

According to the artist’s representatives, this particular F430 Scuderia’s value has jumped all the way to a cool $1 million because of Gartel’s work.

Cool digs, but for a million dollars? Yikes.

Press Release after the jump.

Source: ArtFellas

Underground Racing is no stranger to tuning up high-powered supercars and making them even more, well, powerful. Sounds a little like going a tad too overboard, doesn’t it? But when it comes to pure speed and unadulterated power, there are just people that can’t have enough of it. Granted, there’s always a cap for what is considered fast and what is considered dangerous, but these guys seem to be able to walk that very thin line carefully without compromising safety.

Having said that, the US-based tuning firm’s take on the Ferrari F430 Spider is nothing short of remarkable. They may have left the exterior and interior untouched during the process, but with engine work as intricate and amazing as what they have done, who cares that they didn’t change the look? The F430 Spider is gorgeous as it is anyway.

UPDATE 02/14/11: We’ve got a fresh batch of photos from Underground Racing and their high-powered, steel-bending Ferrari 430 Scuderia that was given their awe-inspiring Stage 3 upgrade, with over 1,000 horsepower. Granted, we’ve already drooled over this beast, but nothing gets us more nostalgic than seeing new photos of the finished product, armed and ready to pounce the streets with all those ponies under its hood. Check out the new pics in the photo gallery provided!

Hit the jump to check out the different and powerful stages of the Ferrari F430.

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It is true the Ferrari F430 has already been replaced with the 458 Italia , but a good car will always get lots of attention. So, if you happen to have a F430 in your garage, and an extra $3,200 in your pocket Euro Koncepts comes with a tuning proposition for you: a Carbon Diffuser. Why? Because as the tuner says: "We know how important it is not riding stock. We’re here to offer aesthetically and performance pleasing parts for many high end rides. Carbon fiber is our thing."

You will have the possibility to choose between a plain or a twill 3k carbon weave and comes with with a UV protective coating. For the same money you will also get a black grill. Each carbon fiber diffuser is hand made and take up to 5 weeks before delivery. We know this piece of tuning adds no extra power to your car, but it is just something Ferrari was supposed to offer from factory.

Anytime you get the chance to see four exotic cars on the road together continuously trying to one-up one another, it would be a complete crime to not bring out the cameras and videotape the whole proceedings.

Fortunately, the man sitting shotgun inside a Ferrari 430 Scuderia had the wherewithal to take out his camera and videotape the entire action up close and personal. Not to be outdone by the 430 Scuderia, the other three supercars in this video include some of the finest exotic machineries on the planet like a Ferrari 458 Italia , a Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale , and the only non-Prancing Horse of the group, a Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Balboni Edition .

You normally don’t see a group of cars with this much power oozing out of them together for a joyride along the highways of Brazil, so when it happens, you can definitely expect to have someone recording the action in all its ear-piercing glory.

While most tuners are focusing on the new Ferrari 458 Italia , Premier 4509 is looking to bring inspiration towards an older model. The Japanese tuner has previously unveiled a Veilside tuning kit for the old F430 and now Wheels Boutique has upgraded that very same model with, wait for it, a new set of wheels. The full package will still be limited to just 300 units.

For the exterior, the Veilside package includes a new front bumper, side skirts, a new rear bumper, and a rear wing. Now, the car has been made even better with a new set of wheels from Wheels Boutique. They come in 20" for the front and 21" for the rear, and are painted in gloss black with a chrome lip. Finishing off the new wheels will be Pirelli PZero tires.

The only thing missing from this news is actually the piece of information we are most interested in. The tuners have stated that the F430 has received a GruppeM airbox and a new Novitec exhaust system, but the results of those additions have yet to surface.

Source: L4P

Wheelsandmore’s focus has shifted from Mercedes SLR and SLS AMG to a brand with a bit more speed: Ferrari. For the Maranello-based automaker, the German tuner has chosen the F430 to dazzle us with their exterior mods and engine updates.

The engine performance kit includes a recalibrated engine control unit and a lightweight, handmade stainless steel exhaust system. The new exhaust system even comes with a stainless steel rear silencer with valve flaps that can be operated with the use of a remote control allowing the driver to adjust the awesome sound shooting out with the touch of a button. The exhaust system alone produces an extra 20hp for the Ferrari , but altogether the modifications increase the horsepower from a standard 490hp to 537hp. Top speed was also increased to 202mph.

Next to the engine upgrade, the package also includes a new set of black colored wheels with a fine silver race stripe sizing, 8,5x20 front (tires 235/30/20) and 11,5x20 (tires 325/25/20) at the rear. The performance package is completed by a race suitable stainless steel coilover with adjustable compression and rebound.

But that’s just the start of the program. Wheelsandmore has also worked on theF430 Scuderia by adding full exhaust system contending manifolds, sportcatalysts, and a valve controlled rear muffler. Combined with an upgrade of the electronic control units you can get an impressive 565hp and 550 lb-ft.

One of the best things about owning a supercar is the opportunity to turn your spanking ride into a matte finished hyperbeast. Sure, just about any car can be dressed up in matte, but a regular car with a matte finish doesn’t hold the same ring to as seeing a Ferrari 430 Scuderia in the same dress up. That’s why we always get giddy whenever we see a supercar like Ferrari get wrapped in matte black right before our very eyes.

The people at Northwest Auto Salon did just that, recording a complete matte black transformation of a 430 Scuderia in a time-lapse video for our viewing pleasure. The light blue paint finish already looks awesome on the 430 Scuderia, but the Awesome Scale was ratcheted up to new levels after NWAS recorded the whole process of wrapping up the 430 in matte black.

Using a Canon 1DS MKII, NWAS recorded the whole transformation and with the power of state-of-the-art editing, compressed the whole event in just over three minutes.

From the light blue paint finish, the 430 Scuderia was transformed using a full body matte black wrap, matte yellow stripes with gloss yellow borders, yellow pin stripes on the wheels, and yellow mirrors.

A must-watch for you matte lovers out there!

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