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Friday, September 28, 2007

Ferrari F430 The Black Beauty

Ferrari F430

Manufacturer - Ferrari

Parent company - Fiat Group

Production - 2004—present

Predecessor - Ferrari 360

Class - Supercar

Body style(s) - 2-seat Berlinetta, 2-seat Spider

Layout - MR layout

Engine(s) - 4.3 L V8

Transmission(s) - 6-speed manual, 6-speed semi-automatic

Wheelbase - 2600 mm (102.4 in)

Length - 4512 mm (177.6 in)

Width - 1923 mm (75.7 in)

Height - 1214 mm (47.8 in)

Curb weight - 1450 kg (3197 lb)

The Ferrari F430 is a high-performance sports car produced by the Italian automaker Ferrari to succeed the Ferrari 360. It debuted at the 2004 Paris Motor Show. European left-hand drive sales began in November 2004, but right-hand drive sales did not start until Spring 2005, and the United States did not get the F430 until Summer 2005.

The F430's chassis is heavily based on its predecessor, the 360. Internally, both cars are referred to with the same model number (F131), though the F430 has the Evoluzione tag attached to show that it features some major changes. Internally, the car is simply known as the "Evo".

The MSRP for a Ferrari F430 is between $168,005 - $227,000 in the United States. The F430 is sold starting at about £120,000[5] in the United Kingdom, approximately €175,000 in the European Union and a whopping $389,000 for the base model to $450,000 for the Spider F1 Sequential in Australia.

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