2008 Ferrari F430 Scuderia – 510Hp & 1,250kg

Due to be unveiled by Michael Schumacher himself at the upcoming Frankfurt Show in September, the Ferrari F430 Scuderia is a no-compromise lightweight version of the F430 Coupe. Compared to the later the Scuderia has undergone a serious diet cutting off 100 kg – 220 lb thus reducing dry weight to 1,250 kg – 2,756 lb while the naturally aspirated 4.3-litre V8 has been tuned to 510 Hp @ 8500 rpm – up from 490 Hp. These numbers give us a weight-to-power ratio of just 2.45 kg.

Ferrari engineers also equipped theF430 Scuderia with a revised F1 gearbox, called Superfast that reduces gear change times to 60 milliseconds, whereas for the first time a new traction control system combines the E-Diff electronic differential and the F1-Trac traction and stability control in a single integrated system. Design-wise, the Scuderia has been “pimped” the Italian way with body stripes, carbon parts, delicious forked gold alloy wheels etc. Inside Ferrari added a pair of racing seats along with heaps of carbon-fibre. -High res image gallery and press release after the jump

Via: Eurocarblog

The Ferrari 430 Scuderia

Michael Schumacher will officially unveil the car at the Frankfurt Motor Show

The new Ferrari 430 Scuderia will join the road-going V8 line-up alongside the F430 coupe and the F430 Spider. The 430 Scuderia is a truly high-performance 2-seater berlinetta which demonstrates how Ferrari’s Formula 1 know-how is carried across to its production cars.

The new model is a special series based on the F430 and is aimed specifically at Ferrari’s most passionate and sports-driving oriented clients. Development focused on light weight, minimum trimmings and innovative technology. All this to exalt the car’s extremely high-performance and ability to thrill the driver.

The new car can count on an extremely low weight-to-power ratio of just 2.45 kg per hp thanks to a low dry weight of just 1250 kg – 100 kg less than the standard F430, and to the naturally-aspirated 4308cc V8’s 510 hp at 8500 rpm.

Superb performance both on and off the track is assured by a series of cutting-edge solutions. There is the latest F1 software – Superfast – which reduces gearchange times to just 60 milliseconds, and new traction control which, for the first time, combines the E-Diff electronic differential and the F1-Trac traction and stability control in a single integrated system.

Vehicle dynamics, control and performance thus represent the zenith of Ferrari’s achievements in terms of developing road-certified sports cars. The 430 Scuderia will be officially unveiled by Michael Schumacher on September 11 2007 at the IAA Motor Show in Frankfurt.

Extra Features:

  • Forked Gold Rims
  • Carbon Fiber Mirrors
  • Double Stripes
  • Rear Challenge Grill
  • Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel w/Shift Indicator Lights
  • Carbon Fiber Binnacle, Shifter Paddles
  • Carbon Fiber Engine Bay Vents
  • Engine Bay Strut Supports
  • Carbon Fiber Diffuser w/Central ‘Challenge’ Exhaust tips
  • Racing Seats w/Mesh Inserts(EU Market Only)
  • 430 Scuseria Script on rear
  • Revised Front Wheel Well Scoops

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