2005 Ferrari F430
Introduced in 2004 at the Paris Motor Show, the Ferrari F430 was among the most advanced Ferrari road cars ever at the time. Gaining more than half a liter of displacement and 83hp, the engine is an 8,500 RPM naturally-aspirated screamer that produces more than 110hp per liter. Also noteworthy was the transition from timing belt to timing chain, which dramatically reduced the complexity and cost of major services. The car was sharpened, both dynamically and aesthetically over its 360 forebear. The Pininfarina design, led by Frank Stephenson, enhanced downforce through the use of advanced aerodynamic testing while twin front ovoid air intakes recalled the legendary 1961 156 Formula 1 car’s “shark nose.” The platform was an evolution of the 360’s groundbreaking aluminum chassis, while additional mechanical innovations included an electronic limited slip active differential (E-Diff), Manettino steering wheel controls for the first time on a Ferrari road car, and Skyhook electronically adjustable suspension.
Additionally, the F430 was the last mid-engined V8 Ferrari to be available with a traditional gated manual transmission. This particular example is collector-owned and has been with its current keeper in California for about five years. Prior to that, it spent its entire life in California save for a year in Kentucky. It is optioned with ball-polished Challenge wheels, electric Daytona seats, aluminum finish brake calipers, leather headliner and rear shelf, hi-fi sound system, carbon fiber dashboard inserts, and yellow rev counter. The car is also equipped with Novitec mufflers, and comes with books, flashlight, tools, and tire repair kit with compressor.