Ferrari F430 Scuderia Revisited by Autocar

It wouldn’t be a hyperbole to say that the Ferrari 458 Italia rules its segment as it has brushed off each and every gauntlet its rivals has thrown at it, beating even the ultra-sophisticated, and more powerful, McLaren MP4-12C.

That’s because it ticks all the right boxes: looks, handling, performance, sound, you name it, and the 458 Italia has it in spades. Surely, there’s no one out there who would dare call it dull, right?

Well, the 458 might be pure sex on wheels, but some figure that the F430 Scuderia is an even more pure and exhilarating drive. Six years old it might be, having been unveiled in 2007, but the hardcore variant of the F430 was not only more hardcore, but also a much improved supercar.

Like the 360 Challenge Stradale before it (and the 911 GT3 RS and Gallardo Superleggera), it shed some weight and gained a bit more power compared to the plain vanilla model.

Ferrari didn’t stop there, though; the Scuderia featured an even faster (but still single-clutch) Superfast2 semi-auto gearbox, the sole option, had carbon ceramic brakes as standard and combined the ESP and traction control system with the trick E-Diff electronically controlled differential. As a result, it claimed that it lapped the Fiorano circuit faster than the mighty Enzo.

Autocar magazine editor Matt Saunders took one out on the Castle Comb track to sample what he believes is destined to become a future classic. You can check out his impressions in the video right after the break.

By Andrew Tsaousis


Hyundai RM19 Midship Prototype Is A Sign Of Things To Come

Hyundai’s mid-engined sports car could arrive within three to four years.

Arizona Governor Joins Lucid Motors At Site Of Arizona Factory

The Lucid Motors factory will generate $32 billion in revenue over the next 20 years.

315 Mile Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss Desperately Needs Someone To Drive It

This Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss has a cool $2.55 million asking price.

Porsche Exclusive Creates Subtle Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe

The Porsche Cayenne Coupe in question looks subtle with its Quarzite Gray Metallic paint.

This Guy 3D-Printed His Own Tesla Cybertruck Scale Model And You Can Too

All it takes is 15 hours of work and plenty of patience, but the final result is impressive.

FCA-UAW Contract Reveals Durango Hybrid, Ram TRX Launch Date And Lots Of New Jeeps

The contract also calls for fresh models based on the Jeep Cherokee’s platform.

Buick Regal’s Demise Tipped To Kill Australia’s Holden Commodore Too

Holden has sold just 5,400 Commodores this year, which is a far cry from its illustrious past.

VW Teases Nivus Crossover Coupe For South America, Will Eventually Come To Europe

The model promises to be one of the first mainstream crossover coupes.

2021 Toyota Sienna Grows In Size As It Prepares To Battle The Chrysler Pacifica

Toyota isn’t giving up on the minivan as an all-new Sienna has been spotted in Michigan.

Billionaire Lawrence Stroll Reportedly Leading Aston Martin Takeover Bid

A low stock price and a bright future could make Aston Martin a target for investors.