Ferrari 430

Ferrari 430

Back in September, a Canadian resident saw his $235,000 Ferrari F430 Scuderia confiscated after it was caught doing 124mph in a 37mph zone. Apparently, the owner of the Ferrari was racing a $75,000 BMW M6 that was also confiscated during the whole speeding ordeal. The two morons almost hit a mother walking with her children, so we don’t blame the Canadian police for taking away the two vehicles and giving the idiotic drivers 15-day driving bans.

"Our laws now work to take vehicles away from reckless drivers before they hurt someone, because they are demonstrating no regard for the safety of themselves or others on our roads," said one of the policemen. "This is probably the first time it’s been used at this level. We decided to use this particular new [forfeiture] section on this particular case, and I’m glad we did."

But there’s always a silver lining to every dark cloud. In this case, that silver lining comes in the form of an auction that saw the Ferrari F430 Scuderia being sold for $306,000 - quite a boost from its $235K price tag. The money will be divided between the vehicle’s owner and the government in an 80/20 split which is surprisingly fair considering the danger the driver put pedestrians in. Basically, the driver of the Ferrari walked out of there with more money than he paid for the car originally. We’re figuring, after the subtraction of the $235K, the owner saw a profit of about $10K. Depending on the fines given to him for his ignorant spectacle, he could actually make money on this deal.

The BMW M6 will be auctioned sometime next week. You never know, this guy may be able to turn a profit as well.

Source: AutoGuide

Some cars are just so inherently awesome that there’s no need to do any added work on them. Don’t get us wrong, adding tuning packages to these types of vehicles doesn’t hurt, but they don’t really need them. It’s kind of like giving a genius a book on something he hasn’t quite mastered yet; not knowing doesn’t make him less of a genius, but knowing makes him that much smarter. The Ferrari F430 fits that bill to a tee. You may have a perfectly spectacular Ferrari in your garage, but that doesn’t mean you can’t improve on it.

That brings us, of course, to ADV.1 Wheels, one of the best after market rims suppliers this side of the galaxy. Known for their performance, reliability, elegance, and uniqueness, ADV.1’s latest line of Super Deep Concave rims is the perfect cherry on the sundae on your Ferrari 430. The three-piece forged wheels come in four sizes – 19”, 20”, 21” and 22” and are available in two finishes: Brushed gunmetal lip with glass clear and Matte brushed titanium center. You can check out how it fits with the Ferrari F430 through the photo gallery. Be sure to wipe the drool off your faces when you’re done.

Source: Teamspeed

A few months ago, we reported the news about 21-year-old Dhiaa Al-Essa, a Saudi Arabian student who possessed one of the most remarkable collections we’ve ever seen. This guy, all 21 years old of him, doesn’t have any stamp or coin collections. Nope, his collectibles are a little more expensive than that. Check that; his collection is a lot more expensive than that.

Dhiaa Al-Essa loves cars so much that he already has 30 of them. We’re not talking about the garden variety Civics or Impalas here, either. We’re talking about exotics - 30 of the most powerful cars on the planet. One of his cars even made the headlines before – it was a Ferrari 458 Italia – when it burned down at London’s Heathrow Airport while on its way to the Middle East.

Undaunted by the 458 Italia that never was, Al-Essa promptly replaced it without even batting any eyelashes, spending over £ 600,000 to buy two new Ferraris : a 599 GTO and an F430 Scuderia Spider 16M with the latter being production number 499 out of 499.

Most of us would be thrilled by the mere prospect of owning two Ferraris but this guy is not most people. Despite having the two new Ferraris, he still has orders placed on a number of other supercars, including a Koenigsegg Agera , a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport , and a Ferrari SA Aperta .

Talk about living your fantasies vicariously. This guy’s wallet has no spending limit.

Source: Small World

When it comes to sports cars, it’s the wheels that have the final word. And while there’s no doubt in our minds that automakers like Ferrari offer some of the most amazing wheels around the world, vehicles can still do better with the help of some skilled tuners. The 430 Scuderia , for instance, is offered with an impressive set of new 10-spoke alloy wheels. However, what was impressive at its launch, isn’t as impressive now that CarGraphic has gotten their hands on this Ferrari.

p>The Ferrari F430 Scuderia is a lightweight version - about 100 kilos lighter - of the standard F430 and CarGraphic has continued with that theme with a new set of 20" alloy wheels. These wheels help the Ferrari achieve that extra weight loss because they are made of lightweight carbon fiber. It’s too bad that the price tag has experienced the same type of weight loss; the cost of these additions is about 7729.05 euro ($10,800).

That may be a little stiff for some, but if you can afford a Ferrari then the cost of these new wheels is just chump change.

If only we could get invited to these exclusive track meets, then we’d be the ones getting videotaped with our fancy Ferraris instead of being the ones watching it from our sofas all while imagining the day when we could get our hands on a Prancing Horse.

That being said, there’s no shame in watching these videos because, well, this is probably as good as it can get for us.

This track video comes courtesy of Marchettino who somehow found himself at
Monza riding with a bunch of Ferrari owners for a nice day of leg stretching around the Italian race track. Watch the video and you’ll notice some of Maranello’s best running around Monza, including a black Ferrari 458 Italia , a Ferrari 599 , and what looks to be a Ferrari 575M . Oh and there’s some Ferrari 430 s and 360 s scattered in the area as well.

If that’s not enough, we get a close-up look of an F430 Scuderia going full blast at 170 mph while producing that unmistakable engine roar to the delight of our speakers.

Not to sound like a jealous man, but…I want one of those!

Admit it, people. You’re all as envious as we are right now.

Source: You Tube

As with any other Ferrari model, the F430 sports car has received star treatment from worldwide Ferrari tuning firm, Novitec Rosso, but apparently Michiel van den Brink and ZR Auto thought the package needed just a few more tweaks before it was just right. In case anyone has already forgotten these Canadian tuners were the ones that created the 1200 HP Gallardo , and Michiel van den Brink is the designer of the famous Ferrari Vandenbrink GTO so we can only imagine that what they added to the F430 is sure to please!

Unfortunately, these creative minds have only provided us with a few images of their version of the F430 by Novitec, but we can only hope that since Michiel van den Brink was in charge of the exterior design, that ZR Auto was given the task of boosting power under the hood. Do we see a 1200hp F430 in our future? Maybe, maybe not, but we’ll get back with more details as soon as they are released.

Until then, just sit back and enjoy the red exterior paint along with those black stripes and ZR Auto. And when you look at the ZR Auto logo just remember that you might be feasting your eyes on a power hungry version of the Ferrari F430 . Bon Appetit!

You know when people say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?
Well this dude took it to a whole new level. See, he has a Toyota MR2 , a nice sports car that has no chance when parked beside, say, a Ferrari F430 Spider.

Apparently, our MR2 owner found a way to make his MR2 a little more presentable: he dressed up his Toyota sports car to look like a Ferrari F430 Spider. We say “look like” because no matter how hard he tried, you still wouldn’t mistake one for the other.

The story becomes more ridiculous when the owner of the Fauxrarri decided to participate in a sports car meet somewhere in the Netherlands with his dressed up MR2. Upon arriving at the location of the meet, the owner parked his sports car in one spot, oblivious to the fact that another sports car, albeit a lot more powerful, was parked very close by.

Care to venture a guess at which sports car that was?

Yep. It was a Ferrari F430 Spider, and a real one at that.

Source: AutoJunk.NL

Proving that Prancing Horses can still be given an upgrade or two, exhaust extraordinaire Capristo has come out with a new exhaust system for the Ferrari 430 Scuderia .

Not only does this system allow the car to lose about 24 kilos in weight, but more importantly, the added significance of the lost weight and the upgraded performance of the tuning house’s exhaust combines to give the 430 Scuderia, an already powerful Ferrari by any measure, an added 25 horsepower and 50 Nm of torque.

And to show the Ferrari -loving world just how much of a difference the new exhaust system makes on the 430 Scuderia, the boys at Capristo were kind enough to release a video of the supercar doing some tests before the exhaust was put in, the process of putting their system in the 430 Scuderia, and the resulting difference between the old exhaust and the new Capristo system.

Enjoy!

Now this is as heartbreaking a story as you’ll ever come across. Not that we cried or anything, but we feel for the owner of this 2008 Ferrari F430 Novitech for the ordeal he had to go through. On the flip side, this is also a reminder to all of us that car insurance, while maddeningly expensive, can still be the best thing that ever happened to your car.

In any case, here are the details. That car, as we’ve mentioned, is – or was – a 2008 Ferrari F430 Novitech that caught fire on the German Autobahn recently while going at 80 mph around 5 in the morning after the owner’s eventful night of club-hopping. As soon as the fire began, the owner quickly pulled over at the side of the highway, got out of the car and made a quick getaway, avoiding any injuries in the process.

Unfortunately, his Ferrari wasn’t as lucky. As soon as the fire was stopped, the F430 Novitech was reduced to a twisted heap of hot metal. What’s worse, the car didn’t have any insurance on it, driving the owner, according to people who witnessed the fiery spectacle, to tears after seeing his precious supercar get engulfed in flames.

Anderson Germany is really into tuning Ferrari models. Last month they revealed a tuning package for the California and today they have revealed details on a new tuning package for the F430 Scuderia . And, as usual, the tuner worked on both the exterior and the interior, as well as boosting the engine’s performances.

The exterior package includes an exclusive stealth look coating - à la jet plane - tinted windows, taillights and blinkers, exterior mirrors, a tail diffuser, and several engine compartment coverings all made in carbon fiber. The interior not only gets fine leather applications in alcantara leather and matte carbon look, but it also gets a new high-end sound system which is extremely convenient considering the standard Scuderia doesn’t have a stereo.

As for the engine upgrade, the tuner added a weight reduced valve commanded stainless steel exhaust system and a sports air filter. The result is an impressive 575 HP (up from a standard of 510 HP). The whole package is finished by 20" light alloy black rims combined with 235/30-20 front and 325/25-20 rear high performance tires.

Press release after the jump.


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