Saturday, May 28, 2011

Ferrari Approved Certified Pre-Owned: F430 Coupe and F430 Spider Specifications

By Passione Rossa


The F430 introduced a new generation of Ferrari V8 engine berlinetta cars thanks to the engineering researches applied by the Ferrari Gestione Sportiva F1 Racing Division. The car contributed to launch two important innovations in the production cars segment: the E-Diff and the manettino.
The E-Diff is the electronic differential Ferrari developed for its F1 single-seaters and designed to make the most of the engine's torque in order to optimize traction. The manettino is handily mounted in the steering wheel and it directly run the integrated systems governing vehicle dynamics. The name of the car comes from its compact 4,308 cc engine completely new compared to the previous V8 Ferrari models. The rear, longitudinal, 90 degree V8 engine punches 483 hp delivering a specific power output of 112 hp/l
and 343 lb/ft of torque. The F430 accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 4 seconds flat and has a maximum speed exceeding 196 mph.
Ferrari F430 Technical Specifications:
Engine: Rear, Longitudinal, 90 degree V8
Bore and stroke: 92 x 81 mm
Unitary Cubic Capacity: 538.5 cm2
Total Cubic Capacity: 4308 cm3
Valve Gear: Twin Overhead Camshafts
Number of Valves: Four per cylinder
Compression Ratio: 11.3:1
Ignition: Bosch Motronic ME7 Electrostatic
Coolant: Water
Maximum Power: 483 bhp at 8500 rpm
Specific Power: 112.4 bhp/liter
Transmission: Rear Wheel Drive
Clutch: single dry disc
Gearbox: six gears and reverse, F1 or Manual
Chassis: Aluminum Space Frame
Brakes: CCM disc
Wheelbase: 102.4 in
Length: 177.6 in
Width: 75.7 in
Height: 47.8 in
Curb weight: 3196 lbs
Top Speed: over 196 mph
As the convertible version of the F430, the F430 Spider boasts all the technology of its coupe predecessor and exploits the Ferrari F1 racing division knowledge and expertise. The model features a compact, fully automatic electric top allowing the engine to be seen at all the times. The rear window is made of exceptionally flexible polycarbonate which easily folds away and can be simply and rapidly replaced.
Ferrari F430 Spider Technical Specifications:
Engine: Rear, Longitudinal, 90 degree V8
Bore and stroke: 92 x 81 mm
Unitary Cubic Capacity: 538.5 cm2
Total Cubic Capacity: 4308 cm3
Valve Gear: Twin Overhead Camshafts
Number of Valves: Four per cylinder
Compression Ratio: 11.3:1
Ignition: Bosch Motronic ME7 Electrostatic
Coolant: Water
Maximum Power: 483 bhp at 8500 rpm
Specific Power: 112.4 bhp/liter
Transmission: Rear Wheel Drive
Clutch: single dry disc
Gearbox: six gears and reverse, F1 or Manual
Chassis: Aluminum Space Frame
Front Suspension: Independent, double wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar, gas dampers
Rear suspension: Independednt, double wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar, gas dampers
Brakes: Disc
Steering: Rack and pinion
Front tires: 225/35 ZR 19
Rear tires: 285/35 ZR 19
Wheelbase: 102.4 in
Front track: 65.7 in
Rear track: 63.6 in
Length: 177.6 in
Width: 75.7 in
Height: 47.8 in
Curb weight: 3351 lbs
Top Speed: over 192 mph

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