Ferrari 430 Scuderia in Frankfurt International Motor Show

By: Evander Klum


A new Ferrari model, the Ferrari 430 Scuderia, is now on glorious display at the Frankfurt International Motor Show. The vehicle was actually a special series model conceptualized from the F430. It is an extremely high performance beast as a two-seater Berlinetta. The technology used was derived from Formula 1, making the model part of the F430 and F430 Spider in Ferrari's eight-cylinder model range. Michael Schumacher, who has been part of its development at different stages, officially unveiled this newest Ferrari model.

This year has been an impressive time for Ferrari, as they were able to attain an aggressive financial perspective. It has been justified with the 14% increase in their revenues by the first half of the year. And, it is also expected to rise up to 15% at the end of the year. Among the largest markets for the automaker have been North America, Germany, Italy, UK, France, Switzerland and Japan. The said results have proven Ferrari's exceptional high standard craftsmanship at Maranello -- a standard that of which gave rise in Ferrari's achievement for "Best Place to Work in Europe 2007".

Though Ferrari vehicles are in fact expensive, they are in demand. That is because those luxury products provide exclusivity to the individuals who could afford them. Ferrari has the evident potential to outwit most of the recent car models these days, and it certainly isn't just a typical car with , with such strategy to gain the customers' loyalty.

With Ferrari's interest to give back to its customers, they opted to provide a wider range of services to their enthusiasts. Some of which were introduced at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. Included were: the Ferrari Classiche division which safeguards the future of historic and vintage Ferraris; the Corse Clienti (Client Racing) division which organizes track activities and our single-series championships; the Carrozzeria Scaglietti Personalization Programme, now supported by a sophisticated Car Configurator; Financial Services which offers clients a range of personalized financing options for everything from GTs to F1s, and a whole plethora of new advantages to the 430 Scuderia clients; the Ferrari Owners' Clubs plus the Ferrari Owners' Site with its own array of exclusive services.

As with the Carrozzeria Scaglietti Personalization Programme, four distinct areas are provided, including Racing and Track, Exteriors and Colours, Interiors and Materials, and Equipment and Travel.

Under the 430 Scuderia's hood, an evolution of the F430's 90? V8 engine is found. It has been modified to attain about 114 hp/L to 118 hp/L. There has been an optimization in the inlet ducts and exhaust system. It was adopted from the exhaust geometries derived from the F430 Challenge.

A new piston design gave way for the increase in the 430 Scuderia's compression ratio reaching up to 11:88:1.

The 430 Scuderia is equipped with the F1-SuperFast2, an evolution of the F1 gearbox. It reduces the gear-shifting time to 60 ms. And, it is the fastest time in the Prancing Horse range and the lowest overall in any automated-manual gearbox. It is integrated with E-Diff2 and F1-Trac system, which demonstrate the 430 Scuderia's links to the track. They offer 40% more acceleration compared to traditional traction and stability control system.

The great impression on the 430 Scuderia's braking system has been boasted by the featured CCM (carbon ceramic material) discs. Together with 6-pot calipers, it provides blistering performance and consistently efficient braking in prolonged track use.

Aside from aerodynamics, the 430 Scuderia comes with astonishing style and personalization. The weight has been reduced with the extensive use of carbon-fibre in several parts and bodywork components. This turns the Ferrari model as an absolute sporty car with luxury and prestige.

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