A Ferrari is a Ferrari forever. They breed envy and respect from passersby, pointing and jubilation from little boys and phone numbers from potential hot dates. A Ferrari will always be cool. Although neither the flashiest nor the most expensive, this 2008 Ferrari F430 F1 Berlinetta carries the torch for all the lithe V8-engined Ferraris that came before it.
This F430 takes that torch and runs with it, although “flies with it” is probably more apt. With a screaming V8 placed just behind the driver’s shoulder, like any Ferrari the F430 is more than just a bullet poised to be fired down a stretch of arrow-straight pavement. A finely balanced chassis and ultra-communicative steering make it a finely sharpened tool for carving a serpentine road.
To allow the driver to maximize the car’s potential in any situation, the “manettino” steering wheel knob moves among five driving modes that adjust suspension settings, stability and traction control thresholds, F1 gearbox shift changes and the electronic rear differential that maximizes grip out of a turn. With all this performance capability, this Ferrari is in a rarefied class inhabited by a select few, where rational comparisons mean very little.
Standard features on the F430 include 19” wheels with high performance tires (wider in the rear), bi-xenon headlights, auto dimming mirrors, automatic climate control, power seats, leather upholstery and a stereo with CD player.
Ferrari factory options on this car include graphite carbon-fiber exterior and mechanical components, carbon ceramic brakes, Challenge polished wheels and grills, yellow brake calipers, Scuderia shields on fenders, and rear parking sensors. The inviting Nero interior, highlighted with contrasting yellow stitching, yellow instruments and graphite carbon trim, features Daytona seats, leather headliner, leather upholstered rear bench, Ferrari iPod, high power hifi with subwoofer and Radionavi system+Bluetooth.
Additional equipment on this freshly serviced car includes a built in battery tender and the $5000 FABSpeed performance exhaust system which sounds like a great Italian tenor as the car approaches redline and the F1 gearbox bangs off an unbelievably rapid gear change.
If that unending Ferrari appeal draws you to it like a prancing horse to the Triple Crown, then no other supercar will suffice. It all depends on what you are looking for. But if what you are looking for is something that will be forever cool, this rare Nero/Nero F430 F1 Berlinetta is a sold bet for you!
Details & Features:
Bi-xenon headlamps w/washers
Light tinted windows
Pwr mirrors w/embossed F430 name
Rear lip spoiler
Variable-intermittent windshield wipers w/washer
Aluminum instrument panel insert
AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (4) speakers
Automatic climate control
Aux pwr outlet
Electronically-operated rear storage compartment
Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, oil pressure, engine temp, trip odometer, ambient temp gauge
Leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/starter button, manettino
Leather door trim inserts
Lighting-inc: dome light w/fade, reading lights, illum entry
Passenger-side visor vanity mirror
Pwr door locks
Pwr remote trunk/hatch release
Pwr windows w/driver one-touch down
Rear window defogger
Remote fuel filler door release
Remote keyless entry w/panic alarm
Simulated suede headliner
Window grid antenna
19" 5-spoke silver alloy wheels
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
4.3L DOHC MPFI 40-valve V8 engine w/variable valve timing
Brembo front/rear vented disc brakes
Electric limited slip differential (E-Diff)
Electronic stability control
Front/rear stabilizer bar
Independent front/rear wishbone suspension w/coil springs
P225/35ZR19 BSW front tires
P285/35ZR19 BSW rear tires
Pwr rack-&-pinion steering
Rear wheel drive
City 11/hwy 16 (4.3L engine/6-speed manual trans)
3-point seat belts w/pretensioners
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Driver & front passenger airbags w/passenger shutoff switch
An additional $199.00 Dealer / Processing Fee will be assessed upon paperwork finalizing.