This is the Ferrari F430 6-Speed Manual Swap, the best modern Ferrari. Today I’m reviewing this Ferrari F430, and I’ll show you all the many quirks and features. I’m also going to get behind the wheel of the Ferrari F430 and show you what it’s like to drive. The Ferrari F430 is a sports car produced by the Italian automobile manufacturer Ferrari from 2004 until 2009 as a successor to the Ferrari 360. The car is an update to the 360 with exterior and performance changes.
Designed by Pininfarina in collaboration with Frank Stephenson (Director of Ferrari-Maserati Concept Design and Development), the body styling of the F430 was revised from its predecessor, the 360, to improve its aerodynamic efficiency. Although the drag coefficient remained the same, the downforce was greatly enhanced. Despite sharing the same basic Alcoa Aluminium chassis, roofline, doors, and glass, the car looked significantly different from the 360. A great extent of Ferrari heritage was included in the exterior design.
The F430 features a 4,308 cc (4.3 L) V8 engine of the “Ferrari-Maserati” F136 family. This new power plant was a significant change for Ferrari, as all previous Ferrari V8’s were descendants of the Dino racing program of the 1950s. This fifty-year development cycle came to an end with the entirely new engine used in the F430, the architecture of which replaced the Dino-derived V12 in most other Ferrari cars.
The engine’s output specifications are: 490 PS, at 8,500 rpm and 465 N⋅m of torque at 5,250 rpm, 80% of which is available below 3,500 rpm. The connecting rods, pistons and crankshaft were all entirely new, while the 4-valve cylinder head, valves and intake trumpets were directly retained from Formula 1 engines, for ideal volumetric efficiency