• This 2006 Ferrari F430 Is the Queen of Naturally Aspirated Thrills

The F430 is a special model that ticked a lot of firsts for Ferrari moving forward

The Ferrari F430 was unveiled at the 2004 Paris Motor Show as a successor to the Ferrari 360. It came with a whole lot of changes compared to its predecessor, especially in the aerodynamic efficiency department. The F430 now generated a greater downforce, thus instilling more confidence at higher speeds. The supercar was in production for about five years from 2004 to 2009 wherein Ferrari make around 15,000 examples of it. Not exactly a rare breed, but the F430 came with a naturally aspirated V-8 and a lot of heritage-inspired elements that make it a looker even to this day.

A 2006 example finished in the Rosso Corsa red shade with 20,000 miles on the odo has revisited the Bring-a-Trailer auction and here’s your chance to grab the beauty.

Built in Collaboration with Pinninfarina, and Introduced the Manettino dial

This 2006 Ferrari F430 Is the Queen of Naturally Aspirated Thrills Exterior
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The Ferrari F430 marked quite a few firsts and lasts for the automaker moving forward. As mentioned earlier, the F430 lived for half-a-decade and the automaker built around 15,000 examples of the same. It was designed by Ferrari in collaboration with Pininfarina. It is underpinned by an aluminum spaceframe and features aluminum body panels all around. The F430 had many special editions and race track models apart from the regular variants, like the F430 Challenge, F430 GT3 and GT3 Scuderia, F430 GTC, SP1, and an F-430 Spider-based bio-fuel model that ran on ethanol!

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The F430 featured a 4.3-liter, V-8 engine that marked a pretty significant change for the Prancing Horse.

All the Ferraris with a V-8 mill built before the F430 were scions of the Dino program from the 1950s – a moniker used on some models with engines featuring less than 12 cylinders and offer a relatively low-cost Ferrari to the market. The F430 V-8 was a new powerplant that belonged to the ‘Ferrari Maserati’ family and is commonly referred to as the F136 engine. It was also the first model to feature the Manettino dial that soon went on to become a staple in the future models.

This 2006 Ferrari F430 Is the Queen of Naturally Aspirated Thrills Interior
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The F430 was also the last Ferrari to offer a gated shifter with a mid-mounted engine. The supercar was offered with a six-speed manual gearbox and a six-speed ‘F1’ automated manual with paddle shifters. This latter was first introduced in the F355, was then carried over to its successor, the F360, and finally the F360’s successor, the F430. None of the cars witnessed a successful time with the F1 automated manual gearbox as it found very few buyers. The next car in line was the 458, but it was offered with a dual-clutch, seven-speed automatic gearbox only.

483 Naturally Aspirated Horsepower, 3.6 Seconds to 60 MPH

This 2006 Ferrari F430 Is the Queen of Naturally Aspirated Thrills Exterior
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The F430 that’s come up to the auction is a 2006 model finished in the signature Rosso Corsa exterior shade. This is the car’s second appearance at the auction, with the first one being in January this year. It was sold for $241,000, but the buyer backed out at the last minute. Bring-a-Trailer has specifically noted that this has got nothing to do with the car being faulty.

This example rides on 19-inch split-spoke wheels with the yellow Prancing Horse center caps. They are shod in Michelin Pilot Sports with 225/35 section tires at the front and 285/35 section tires at the rear. The cabin is trimmed and upholstered in tan leather. The dash comes with carbon fiber accents. Stuff like automatic climate control, power-adjustable seats, and a sound system wrap up the amenities bit. Also, the F430 comes with a Manettino dial that lets you choose between the five drive modes the car has to offer.

This 2006 Ferrari F430 Is the Queen of Naturally Aspirated Thrills Drivetrain
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Powering this Ferrari is a 4.3-liter, naturally-aspirated V-8 engine that makes 483 ponies and 343 pound-feet of torque. Power is routed to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox and an electronically-controlled limited-slip differential. The tachometer on the inside shows up to 10,000 rpm, but it redlines at about 8,500 rpm. This makes it a fantastic naturally-aspirated, free-revving engine that can sprint to 60 mph from a standstill in merely 3.6 seconds. This makes it almost six-tenths of a second quicker than its predecessor, the 360. The top speed is rated at 196 mph.

Ferrari F430 specifications
Type 90° V8
Bore/stroke 3.62 x 3.19 in
Unit displacement 32.9 cu in
Total displacement 62.9 cu in
Compression ratio 1.3:1
Maximum power 483 HP @ 8,500 RPM
Maximum torque 343 LB-FT @ 5,250 RPM
Transmission Manual or F1
Maximum speed 196 MPH
0-60 mph 3.6 seconds
Manual gearbox 0-400 m 12.00 s
0-1000 m 21.65 s
F1 gearbox 0-400 m 11.95 s
0-1000 m 21.60 s
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This F430 comes with a toolkit, Ferrari V.I.P books, and a clean Carfax report that shows that it has had four previous owners before and 12 service history records. It was last owned in Florida.

At the time of penning this article, this 2006 Ferrari F340 has a current bid of $154,300 with five days for the auction to close. To remind you, it went for $241,000 in the first auction where the owner backed out. A car like this won’t go for such a low price unless you’re in luck. So, expect more bids to follow in the coming days.

Source: Bring A Trailer

Sidd Dhimaan
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