Conceived as the follow up to the 360, the Pininfarina-designed F430 was largely aimed at targeting an improvement in aerodynamic efficiency. Although downforce was significantly enhanced over the earlier car, the F430’s looks reflect much of the heritage of the marque. Enzo-inspired lights grace the rear of the Ferrari and the large oval openings in the front bumper recall the legendary styling of the 156 Sharknose Formula One car from the 1960s. The F430 was fitted with a new 4.3 litre V8 petrol engine, capable of producing 483 brake horsepower with a top speed in excess of 196 miles per hour. The F430 was the first customer car to be fitted with Ferrari’s manettino steering wheel-mounted control knob, famously developed by Michael Schumacher.*The F430 Spider is the convertible version, unveiled at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show. Slightly heavier than the Berlinetta version, by about 85kg, its aerodynamics were tuned to mirror those of the coupé as closely as possible and the result is a version with a top speed just three miles per hour less than its older sibling.
This fine 1:8 scale model of the Ferrari F430 Spider has been handcrafted and finished in our workshops using detailed colour and material specifications, and original CAD data supplied directly from the drawing office of Ferrari. Furthermore, it has undergone detailed scrutiny by both engineering and design teams to ensure complete accuracy of representation.