Beautiful car, difference between Ferrari and Lamborghini, Ferraris don’t age! And this design is a testament to that fact.
Yes beautiful car, but why hasn’t anyone done a comparo with the Scuderia against the Superleggera or, well, now the LP560?
and this is relavneat why? seems to me you guys just want to drive a fearri.Still brilliant car and they dont age eirter.anyway some day [gets back into commodore omega and drives to suburban area eats steak nad shripm on the barbie then goes and wathes football]Lol JKing im ENgilish cross australina cross french cross belguim
one thing though why blue red is the only colour a fereari should be maybe yellow
Awesome and stunning car, brilliant review! Well done!
Great write up, great car.
Alas, as a Italiano i rather take the girl, Beatrice, than the Ferrari…
Thats just me though!
No ferrari has inpsired me as much as the Ford Cobra, Mustang, or the delightful GT40, Alborz have you driven a 200m/h plus GT lately, remember Le Mans GT40 kicked Ferrai to the kerb and still does, even looks heaps better, GT 4 me, the Ferrari is ugly as sin….
^^ ahh don’t be silly f-o she is’nt that great anyway. I’d take the ferrari in a heartbeat, atleast you can have your way with it any time you please 😉
Everyone has thier opinion, I would take the a new GT40 in a heartbeat….
I wouldn’t go as far as to say “Ugly as Sin”, however the jury has alway been split on this car. Don’t forget that conceptually, the F430 is a race-bred inspiration and there was always going to be aesthetic challenges. There is a ‘function over form’ bias.
I think it looks incredible considering the aerodynamic constraints placed on Pininfarina as a designer, were dealt with pretty well. It’s relatively easy to make a prettier car do 200MPH but it’s all about the delivery.
Thanks for all your comments – keep ’em coming.
Hi Bob – where are you in the UK mate. I don;t recognise the scenery.
The shoot was Ben Crom Reservoir Dam in the Mourne Mountains, County Down, Northern Ireland.
I can testify that it is a very quick car – I was one of those passengers uttering other-worldy noises, while being pinned to the passenger seat! Looks great, sounds awesome and goes like stink!
O….why is this relevant? who really cares!?
Not a fan of that colour scheme (blue with yellow callipers?) but otherwise fantastic!
Whilst I am no Ferrari fan (Sorry Bob!)I don’t think the car is an ugly car. Certainly, from some angles it looks like Mr Miyagi with a smile on his face, but overall it’s undisputedly Italian.
I don’t think you can compare a Ferrari with, say a Mustang or Cobra (Not that I am saying Yank cars are rubbish), they are just very different in every aspect; especially in their appeal.
You wouldn’t see many toothless rednecks driving Ferraris, I would imagine……..
I have seen toothless rednecks driving Ferrari’s in Toorak, no different to commodore or jap import bogans burning rubber at the lights…
Would there be many toothless rednecks in Toorak, AC?
CERTAINLY BOY LARD, JUST LOOK AROUND YOU….
Toothless Rednecks in Ferraris?
“Git them chickens outa the Superamericee Joleen, we done hittin’ the town and gittin’ us a beer!”
lol, BOB Hume
Brother who married his sister said…………
“”Sssshes shooort”n”sssstocky but shesssss stronooooooog””
Love that episode of Clarksons!
With that car you can have 100 beatrices waiting for you lol!.
Hey Billy-Bob, I’s gone got me a “B Class” round back if yee wanna store yer birds in it.
Ma chickens got taste y’all!
But could it take a White Pug 106 on two wheels round the Horse Shoe Bend?
Good site, well done mate!!!
A beautiful Italian isn’t she but sorry i’d have any modern jap/italian sportbike over her. Forget power/weight, think cost/performance. Reality=bike
blue doesn’t suit ferrari. I don’t care how old i become, i am going to buy a ferrari one day !!!
ha i just got a 430 u guys r jealous ha ha and its a beastttttttttt
I’ve heard of an agency that organizes tours around Italy in ferrari, you get the chance to rent and drive a ferrari in it’s homeland!
A friend of mine booked a tour for September and he is really looking forward to it.
If you’re interested, here’s the link to agency’s website:
Ford Falcon XR6Turbo from BA to FG will eat this.
Ferrari is a beautiful car company and the F430 is no joke one of the best cars made by ferrari but the car I would own is the 2010 ferrari california verde with a bordeaux interior and a 20in. sport diamond-finished wheels.
I have a 430 about 18 months old now. it is a wonderful car and a delight to drive.
I also own some similar style vehicles by other manufacturers and they also great in their own way.
Buying cars of this nature is very much a personal choice and each car has its pitfalls. The Ferrari is my first and sadly my last as the warrantee support by Ferrari is a disgrace and virtually non-existant. Ford or Holden have better coverage than Ferrari.
since you’ve owned it for 18 months. can you give us an idea of running cost ie insurance, servicing costs, real world fuel economy etc.
a stock standard el cheapo ba xr6 turbo 5 speed manual will keep up with this
the fg 6 speed auto xr6 turbo will beat it
and the fg GT 5.0 supercharged will destroy it.
Any more pictures of the girl?
I had a BF FPV Typhoon from new. Quality wise it was rubbish. Brilliant in a straight line once flashed to 400kw with all standard parts. Terrible in corners. How can people say the prefer a XR6 Turbo to a F430. It needed a new Tremec after 5 months. Clutch was good and lasted 5 years. Ford were terrible with warranty. Eventually fixed all the problems but tried to give me the run around so many times. No wonder they are going under. Never buy a Ford.