Saturday, May 28, 2011

Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider 16M

By Passione Rossa

Limited to only 499 passionate customers, the Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider 16M is the convertible version of the 430 Scuderia and it is born to commemorate Ferrari's 16th victory in the Formula 1 Constructor's World Championship. The 430 Scuderia 16M is one of the best performing spider Ferrari has ever produced thanks to its superior performance and technological solutions derived from Formula One. Performing
0 - 62 mph in 3.7 seconds, the car is designed for fast and tight driving conditions and has a set up ideal for sport driving. Its performance at the Fiorano race track registered remarkable lap times lower than any other Ferrari spider models intended for the road. The 430 Scuderia 16M engine is an evolution of the F430's 4.3 liter V8 and features several modifications from its derived. Such innovations allow to boost performance and achieve a power of 118 CV/l for a total power output of 510 CV and, at the same time, to comply with the Euro4 and LEV2 standards exhaust emissions regulations. Significant changes have been done in regards to the body, chassis and the intensive use of carbon fiber.
The 430 Scuderia Spider is equipped with the F1-SuperFast2 gearbox, one of the latest evolutions from the F1 racing experience allowing reducing gear change time to 60 milliseconds. The E-Diff is now integrated with the vehicle's stability control systems and the torque is intelligently distributed to the wheels bringing considerable advantages in terms of performance, stability, safety and driving pleasure. The E-Diff, in particular, allows the driver to modify the car set up according to the road and driving conditions from the manettino mounted on the steering wheel. The 430 Scuderia Spider features the racing version of the Manettino, further enhanced options for a sportier driving. The F1-Trac provides ease of driving even in extreme conditions, maximum traction on exiting corners, constant performance and drive comfort.
Carbon fiber and aluminum line the cabin, whether the carbon-framed seats are covered in weight-saving cloth. There is a diamond-plate-style aluminum on the floor, accented by exposed welds. The Ferrari 16M weighs in around 3300 pounds, about 200 fewer pounds than an F430 Spider, or just over 200 more pounds than a 430 Scuderia.
Improved brake performances are provided by the Brembo braking system with carbon ceramic discs: the front discs, in particular, have a larger diameter allowing an improved rolling radius and breaking efficiency. The brake pedal remains consistent even on extreme race track situations and has been optimized for all driving conditions.

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