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So what do you guys think of the new ferrari.I love the look and it still has cues form the 360,witch is my favorite ferarri.Just wondering what you guys think of it and put awesome pics in to,i cant find any good ones.

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I heard the car competes just as well as the stradale but the 360 has a more robust sound to it at higher RPM.Witch really sucks for me because i love the sound of the 360 (that winding sound at 9000 rpm Oh ya)Well cheers to ya all
 

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I love the F-430 simply an amazing car
 

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Funny this thread should come up...I took delivery of a 2004 360 Spider last month. :)

Love the 430, but love the 360 even more.

(okay, it was only because I couldn't get a 430 Spider anytime soon!) :)
 

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I love the new 430. The 360 was an absolutely amazing drive, but that new 430 seems to better it in every way. I cannot wait to drive it this spring.
 

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I love the F430, I always loved the 360 then the 430 came out with many styling cues from the 360 mixed with a little aggression. Sports cars need to be slightly aggressive in their styling, which the F430 pulls off pretty damn nicely. I saw one for the first time in persone about 3-4 weeks ago on a sunday morning, bright yellow one. Thats one gorgeous car. :thumb:
 

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I have a friend that recently got a 430. I'll see if I can go over and take a drive and some pics...
 

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Ferrari F430 Challenge Debut

Frankfurt, 13th September - The highlights at the Ferrari stand at the 61st Frankfurt Motor Show will be the presentation of the 612 Scaglietti Model Year 2006 and the world preview of the F430 Challenge, the 8-cylinder berlinetta-derived competition car that will be taking part in the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli from the 2006 season.
The German Show comes at an important moment for the Prancing Horse. 2005 has been a year of both change and affirmation for the company. A year that has seen it separate from Maserati and consolidate its strong sales figures (the number of cars sold by 31st December will exceed 5,000 compared to the 4,975 delivered to new owners in 2004).
Ferrari has also reaffirmed the strong link between its GT and sporting divisions with the new F430 Challenge which is specifically designed to meet the expectations of its sportier clients. The F430 Challenge retains the same general look and 490 hp engine as the road-going version. However, it also incorporates a large number of significant track-oriented modifications and a host of new features not seen in the car currently used in the series, the 360 Challenge, which it joins on the track next season and completely replaces in 2007.

An intensive series of development tests held at Fiorano and other prestigious circuits have honed the F430 Challenge’s talents too. In fact, it offers a stunning series of features sure to meet with the approval of its drivers. As ever, the transfer from Formula 1 is significant, particularly with regard to the braking system which uses carbon-ceramic material (CCM) – a first for a Ferrari sports competition car.

The electronic gearbox is also F1-derived and works in exactly the same way as the one used aboard the Grand Prix car.
Thanks to a sinterised two-plate clutch and specific software, it also offers the same gear-changing times as the road-going F430 (150 ms) in the much more extreme track conditions. Fifth and sixth gear ratios have also been modified with respect to the road-going version as has the final drive ration order to make the very most of the engine on all the circuits where the F430 Challenge will race.
New 19’’ slick tyres were also developed specifically by Pirelli and are designed to comply with the very strict racing regulations that demand endurance whilst still delivering blistering performance.

The F430 Challenge boasts a kerb weight of just 1,225 kg (excluding petrol). Weight has been reduced in every area of the car, from the engineering to the bodywork. Of particular note are the Lexan® windscreen, the all-carbon fibre intake plenum cover, and the specific exhaust system. To ensure that drivers get the full benefit of the car’s sporty prowess on the track, the E-Diff has been replaced by a mechanical differential and the EBD has been replaced with a mechanical system.
Similarly, the stability and traction control is permanently disengaged and “race” settings have been maintained on the gearbox and engine management system, along with the ABS and ASR, thus doing away with the manettino switch. The ASR can be deactivated by the driver at will.

The most notable of the other solutions introduced in the new F430 Challenge is the new steering wheel with a quick release mechanism to make it easier to get into and out of the car. The wheel is also equipped with buttons for radio contact with the pits, to set the pit lane speed and interface with the new colour digital instrument panel. The rear of the car is characterised by a new exhaust system which has high central tail pipes, and by the modified grille which increases the extraction of hot air from the rear of the engine bay. The anti-roll bars, springs and single-rate shocks have all been modified for racing use too. The centre locking wheels make wheel changes faster too as does the fact that the car incorporates pneumatic jacks.
 

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RyanRo24 said:
Same thing Indy cars use. Hydrolic jacks. You insert an airhose and up it goes. Pretty damn awesome if ya ask me.
Um, you insert an airhose to a "hydrolic" (sic) jack? WTF?

Just for your personal info, they're airjacks, not hydraulic. And I don't think Craig was being serious .. just a thought.
 

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Clint Sever said:
Um, you insert an airhose to a "hydrolic" (sic) jack? WTF?

Just for your personal info, they're airjacks, not hydraulic. And I don't think Craig was being serious .. just a thought.
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I believe the pneumatic jacks are an option on the Comp Coupe. Not really impressed with the looks of the 430 or 360 although at least the 430 has some hp. The 360 was always pretty weak. Much prefer the older 12's.... Testarossa and 512BB my favorites!
 
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