2006 Ferrari F430 F1 Convertible
Ferrari’s F430 was significant for many things, among them the fact that this was the first Ferrari to use the first new V8 architecture in decades and the first road-going model to adopt the `manettino’ steering-wheel-mounted controller for elements such as throttle response, transmission mapping, suspension, stability control and even the aggressiveness of the electronic differential.
Formula 1 Inspired Transmission
The F1, tag, meanwhile, refers to the Formula 1-inspired single-clutch robotised transmission that backs up the mid-mounted, normally-aspirated V8 engine. Ferrari’s `Skyhook’ adjustable suspension is also part of the F430 package.
Extremely Low Kms
This particular F430 Spider, meanwhile, is also remarkable for its history of minimal use. In fact, the vehicle was sold new by Zagame Ferrari in 2006, so its return to our showroom has brought it full circle. That said, it was a remarkably small circle and, with just over 4,000 documented kilometres on its odometer, this car is one of the lowest mileage F430s around.
Just Like a New Car
As such, this car would suit a new-car buyer or somebody who is looking for absolute perfection. Essentially, if the F430 F1 was still being made, this car is what it would look, feel and drive like. It’s also presented in that classic Ferrari combination of Rosso Corso exterior with a beige leather interior.
Front and rear air-bags, launch-control, stability control, remote central-locking, immobiliser, powered folding roof, shift paddles, electronic differential, electronic dampers, 19-inch alloy wheels.