Driving A Ferrari F430 Flat Out Would Still Scare The Bejesus Out Of You

The Ferrari F430 is a dream car, especially with a stick shift and three pedals, a combination that sadly is not available in Maranello’s supercars anymore.

If it wasn’t for the high maintenance costs and ridiculously expensive parts, and of course depreciation, we would see more of them on the street, yet most examples continue to be kept in climate controlled garages, no matter the outside temperature.

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This example though is no garage queen, though, as the odometer read 41,630 miles (67,000 km) during the test. However, despite the high mileage, it still works like a charm, and if it wasn’t for the classic-looking interior, nothing would have given its age away to the average Joe.

The F430 is powered by a 4.3-liter naturally aspirated V8, connected to a six-speed automatic transmission (in this case) and rear-wheel drive. With 483 HP (490 PS / 360 kW) produced at 8,500 rpm and 343 lb-ft (465 Nm) of torque available at 5,250 rpm, the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) is dispatched in 3.6 seconds. The last naturally aspirated Ferrari V8 has a curb weight of 3,444 lbs (1,517 kg) and can push all the way up to 196 mph (315 km/h).

In this case, the driver lifted off the throttle at 193 mph (310 km/h), as indicated by the speedometer. Mind you, this endeavor took place at a part of the Autobahn with no speed limits – but even so, once you travel at these sort of speeds, you definitely don’t want to take any more risks just to hit a couple of mph more.


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