2007 Ferrari 430
2007 Ferrari F430 Spider
14,100 original miles
Beautiful inside and out
Gorgeous deep red interior
We love unusual color combinations, especially when they're done so well-dark gray over wine is ALWAYS a winner. This 430, with low miles, careful ownership, excellent cosmetics and strong mechanicals this is a GREAT car to own.
Extras are always good to find on a Ferrari, and this one has a nice mix. Scuderia Ferrari shields, Daytona seats, dash mounted dedication plate, F1 transmission, red tachometer and the factory car cover. The books, manuals and tools are in place.
Here's Car and Driver's take on the F430:
“One button pushed for 20 seconds drops the top of the new Ferrari F430 Spider into its lascivious splash of aluminum bodywork. Yes, just 20 seconds to a new and brighter you! Need more? Now try the button on the steering wheel, the one that says "Start." Suddenly, you hear that sonorous purrrrrr, fast, fat, and deep, like a Bengal tiger getting its tummy scratched. That's a 483-hp, 4.3-liter V-8 tugging on your leash, so you'd better want to run.
First gear stretches out to 8500 rpm, howling to make your shanks shake. Second gear should get you 60 mph in about 3.6 seconds and a misdemeanor conviction in four flat. Keep the hammer down through third, fourth, and fifth, and sixth will burn your scalp clean off at 186 mph, or so Ferrari claims.
Coupe and spider share all their tech goodies, including the E-Diff electronic differential and self-adjusting Skyhook suspension. The spider carries another 150 pounds, mostly in the roof mechanism and steel rollover hoops. Seven electrohydraulic motors fold up the canvas top and stack it flat in a tiny compartment hidden under the headrest fairings.
Because Ferrari designed the F430's cast- and extruded-aluminum skeleton for both tintop and topless duty, just 22 pounds go to frame reinforcement, all in the doors and rocker-panel boxes below the doors. Twisting and bending stiffness increases over that of the old 360 Spider. As the F430 thumps over rough pavement, the steering wheel and the floor are almost as jiggle-free as Francesco's marble columns.
Wide, squat, and busied up with air dams, exhaust tubes, and mesh screens, the spider resembles the Millennium Falcon from the back as it screams past morning commuters in their microcubes. As with the F430 coupe, Ferrari credits both Pininfarina and Mini Cooper chief designer Frank Stephenson with the spider's look. (Stephenson has since moved on to more mundane work within Fiat.)
Chopping the top reduced the F430's aerodynamic downforce, so the spider's tail spoiler rises to a higher peak to help make back the difference. At 124 mph, the spider is sucked to the road with 245 pounds of downforce and tracks with precision. Corners are quick work; a hand twitch cuts the apex, and the body stays flat.
Life is surprisingly quiet at speed. A transparent polycarbonate wind blocker between the seats helps keep hats in place and the conversation two settings below shouting. Automatic exhaust-pipe valves turn up the wail under hard acceleration, but they open later in the spider-4000 rpm instead of 3000-if you set the manettino to "low grip." The manettino is the rotary switch on the steering wheel that lets the driver fit the suspension, traction control, and stability settings to the mood. With the manettino, shift times also vary. In "race," they bang home in as little as 0.15 second for that extra-quick lap time.”
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