DMC’s special edition program for the Lamborghini Aventador may be getting all of the buzz, but don’t sleep on the German aftermarket company’s ability to multitask when they’re tuning vehicles.
That’s exactly the case now because, in addition to the Aventador, DMC’s also working on a new iteration of a previous program for another Italian supercar: the Ferrari F430 Scuderia. The project is called Carbonio, and as the name evidently suggests, it involves the prevalent use of carbon fiber in dressing up the F430 Scuderia.
The photos DMC released don’t paint the entire picture of the soon-to-be carbon-fiber-clad supercar. There are hints of what to expect, particularly the entire front bumper, which has already been fitted with carbon fiber. Notice also the front lip, called "the Sword,” that you can fit into the front bumper.
There’s still more details left to be discussed, but it seems that DMC is keeping all the info to itself until the entire project is completed. Either way, we expect a whole lot more, especially with the F430 Scuderia’s 4.3-liter V8 engine. We already love its 483 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque numbers, but we’d love to see some output spikes on this Italian bad boy, too. We’ll see if DMC delivers the goods or not soon enough.
It’s been a few years since noted Ferrari tuning company, Novitec Rosso, worked their magic on the Ferrari F430 Scuderia and in that span of time, we’ve seen a number of different versions of the program, including a special edition "Evoluzion" and even a version re-tuned by ZR Auto. Now, you can another one added to that list, courtesy of our friends over at ADV.1 Wheels. They even have a pretty cool name for it: the Airport Edition.
The tuning program that was used in this particular F430 comes courtesy of Novitec, which means that it comes with a performance upgrade featuring a high-performance mechanical supercharger and a water-cooled intercooler that takes the Italian supercar’s 4.3-liter V8 engine and bumps up the output from 510 horsepower all the way up to 717 horsepower and 532 lb/ft of torque.
With all the technical enhancements already in tow, ADV.1 Wheels fitted the Novitec-tuned F430 Scuderia "Airport Edition" with a new set of titanium-finished 19" ADV05.1 Superlight Wheels.
At the end of all the modifications, the F430 Scuderia Airport Edition can hit 0-62 mph in just 3.5 seconds with an ridiculous top speed of 211 mph. Insane numbers for a supercar looking as bonkers as this one.
Bravo, ADV.1! Bravo, indeed!
Earlier this year, we chanced upon a dressed up Ferrari F430 Scuderia that was turned into a proverbial art car by digital artist Laurence Gartel, the same dude that pretty much taught Andy Warhol the ropes.
Recently, another 430 Scuderia-based Art Car was seen being developed, only this time, it’s the work of one Philippe Pasqua. The French artist took the task of wrapping up the Italian super car’s body in treated cowhide leather before putting his artistic skills to good use, designing the 430 Scuderia’s body in what can only be described as a comprehensive ode to something you’d see from Ed Hardy.
We doubt that Pasqua’s design had anything to do with the American clothing brand, but the intricate detail of Japanese motifs, sea creatures, and frightening skulls certainly speaks to the language of Hardy’s work. What we can take away from Pasqua’s design on the 430 Scuderia is that the man is a hell of an artist. What’s especially impressive is the fact that he was able to work around all of the edges and tiny crevices on the Italian supercar to enhance the beauty of his project.
We’ll give props where they’re due, and in Pasqua’s case, it’s all very much warranted. Now, if you happen to be in Paris next month, be sure to stop by at the Galerie Laurent Strouk to check out the Pasqua’s Ferrari F430 Scuderia Art Car hanging on a wall as an exhibit.
We kid you not.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Status Design, a Russian tuning firm, has unveiled a styling and performance package for the Ferrari F430, proving that a car with that much power as it is can still be tweaked to give it even more boost. Overkill? Perhaps, but that’s how Russia rolls, right? Give them a vacuum cleaner and they won’t waste a minute putting some rocket boosters in it.
But we’re digressing. To be honest, we actually love what Status Design has done with this F430 using their SU35 kit. For starters, they gave the supercar’s already powerful 4.3-liter V8 engine a recalibrated engine control unit and an off-the-wall exhaust, which spikes up the car’s overall power to 525 horsepower with a top speed of over 200 mph. For those who think that figure’s still a little on the turtlish side, Status Design will be offering these whack jobs a supercharging kit courtesy of Novitec, which boosts the F430’s power to an eye-popping 700 horsepower.
As for aesthetics, the SU35 package comes with an integrated carbon lip with a rear bumper and a rear wing made from carbon fiber. Speaking of carbon fiber, the SD-tuned F430 has loads of it all over the car. In addition to the wing, there’s also more of the material in the mirrors, side skirts, rear wing, and hood.
Like what you see here by Status Design? Well check out the BMW X6 they featured a couple weeks ago. These guys seem to know what they are doing.
Novitec Rosso is the division of the aftermarket manufacturer that is exclusively dedicated to tuning prancing horses from Maranello, and they do a damn fine job of it. This can be seen with their latest take on the Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M, the high performance version of the factory tuned mid engine roadster will be produced in a limited number of only 499.
Novitec starts off by twin supercharging the 4.3 Liter V8, adding on items like a special intake manifold, high flow air filters, larger injectors and a reprogrammed engine computer to make nearly 700 HP from the high revving eight cylinder. To make sure that operating temperatures stay in a manageable range each cylinder bank gets its own water to air intercooler. The meticulous tuning results in a maximum output of 696 HP, 186 HP over the normal Scuderia 16 M.
The exterior is upgraded with understated touches like blacked out lens covers, but monstrous 20 inch wheels will stick out like a sore thumb. Measuring 12 inches wide in the rear, the rollers are wrapped in 325 series Pirelli rubber and ride on a set of Novitec sport springs. The upgraded suspension also feaures a convenient hydraulic lift that raises the nose to clear obstacles like curb stones and steep inclines, don’t worry about catching any air, the system automatically lowers itself at 80 MPH if you don’t. The Novitec Rosso tuned Scuderia Spider 16M sprints from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.5 seconds and can hit 300 Km/h after only 23.8 seconds from takeoff and goes past 330 Km/h to a top speed of 205 MPH.
Press release after the jump.
As we expected from rumors back in September, Ferrari chopped the top off the F430 Scuderia. The latest prancing horse is called the Scuderia Spider 16M in honor of it’s 16th constructor’s championship win in F1 racing. Originally the car was rumored to be limited to 300 units, but it seems Ferrari has upped that to 499 (they must have determined demand to be 500 cars.)
The Scuderia Spider 16M is powered by a naturally-aspired V8, 4308 cc engine that delivers 510 hp at 8500 rpm and about 350 ft. lbs. of torque at 5250 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed F1 style gearbox. The 0 to 60 mph sprint takes 3.7 seconds and tops out at 195 mph.
Original rumors pegged this as a retractable hardtop. Not only is this a story we cannot confirm, but it also would not make too much sense on a car that is supposed to be ultra light and race-ready. What we do know is Ferrari is not letting this horse out of the stable without a little Italian style. It will be available in a choice of two new signature color schemes: black with grey trim and a tricolor scheme.
Press release after the jump.
Ferrari will unveil this week-end at the Silverstone circuit in England the F430 Challenge cars and the F430 GTC will be making their debut in the FIA GT Championship.
Ten F430 GTC will line up for the start of the first FIA GT race, split between six teams. Among the drivers, worthy of note the presence of reigning champion, Toni Vilander: the Finn races as part of a pairing with Italy’s Gimmi Bruni, who finished second in 2007.
Press release after the jump.
Novitec Rosso unveiled the F430 Race tuning kit. With a power of 707 hp and a peak torque of 525 hp, the F430 Race can hit a top speed of 216 mph and makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3.5 seconds. It is one of the world’s fastest and most powerful street-legal cars and starts at $295,365.
The F430 Race is powered by a eight-cylinder, four-valve engine with a displacement of 4,308 ccm and mechanical NOVITEC ROSSO twin superchargers engine that produces 656 hp. For the extra 51 hp the components were again modified extensively. The two belt-driven superchargers were fitted with different turbine vanes and maximum boost pressure was increased to 0.48 bar. Two generously dimensioned intercoolers with their own supply of cooling water lower the temperature of the charge air for maximum power yield.
The sprint from rest to 100 km/h is shortened by half a second to 3.5 seconds. After just 10.5 seconds the car reaches 200 km/h. The 300-km/h barrier is shattered after 29.9 seconds. In combination with longer gear ratios available upon request the top speed grows from 315 km/h to 348 km/h.
Press release after jump.
The Scuderia badge doesn’t get plastered into just any other Ferrari. There has to be a reason for doing so and in 2007, the Italian automaker found that reason in the form of the Ferrari F430.
As arguably one of the most popular Ferraris since the turn of the century, the F430 became such a killer supercar that it spawned a variety of versions, including the mighty F430 Scuderia.
This high-powered Ferrari took the form of a high-performance, two-seater berlinetta that epitomized the automaker’s unique expertise in Formula 1 that was translated into a road car.
The Ferrari F430 Scuderia was a special series based on the F430 and is aimed specifically at Ferrari’s most passionate and sports-driving oriented clients. Thus, the Prancing Horse centered its development on focusing on the car being lightweight, carrying minimum trimmings, and boasting of the kind of technology that was completely innovative of that time.
With all that knowledge and practical know-how in tap, the automaker decided to put all of it in creating the F430 Scuderia, and in so doing, it built one of the most lauded and highly regarded supercars since the calendar turned a century.
Six years after it was first unveiled at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show, the Ferrari F430 Scuderia still holds a special place in all of our hearts.
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