Ferrari F430, naturally aspirated and manual: what an opportunity – Mondo Auto

Turbo or aspirated? A question that divides the world of cars, especially fans of the Ferrari who often look to the past of the Cavallino models that have stopped adapting the naturally aspirated V8 with the 458 Italia. Among the most popular cars in this sense is Ferrari F430, a 490 bhp berlinetta produced in Maranello from 2004 to 2009. A 2006 specimen was auctioned on Bring a Trailer, with bids amounting to $ 154,300, approximately € 129,975, six days after the end of the session.

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Ferrari F430 is equipped with a naturally aspirated eight-cylinder capable of delivering 490 hp at 8500 rpm and 465 nm of maximum torque at 5250 rpm, numbers that allow it to shoot from 0 to 100 km / h in just 4 seconds and reach a top speed of 315 km / h. This Ferrari F430 is offered almost as new, with a classic Rosso Corsa livery and just under 32,000 km since it was purchased. The car is sold with a complete kit of original manuals, tools and with the Maranello logo. What makes this example of F430 special is above all the presence of the six-speed manual gearbox, a feature that has disappeared on the Cavallino’s mid-engined V8s, starting with the 458 Italia which has taken its place within the range of the prestigious Italian brand.

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The double clutch used for example on the F8 Tribute it is certainly more fluid and technologically more advanced but the charm of the manual gearbox and the sensations it transmits, still putting the driver at the center, are certainly unmatched. The F430 auctioned on Bring a Trailer it is fitted with 19 ”double-spoke wheels embraced by 225/35 Michelin Pilot Sport tires at the front and 285/35 at the rear. One last curiosity: this example of Ferrari had already been sold on the same platform last January, with the buyer having bought it for 241,000 dollars, only to retire.

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