Ferrari’s cleanest and newest supercar, the 430 Scuderia has made its way down under for the Melbourne International Motor Show.
Distinguished from the regular F430 by dropping the “F” and adding “Scuderia”, the blue machine, shown here on the banks of the Yarra, is touted as the “greener” supercar choice. In actual fact, the CO2 emissions have been cut from the regular F430, down to 360 g/km from 420 g/km. Fuel consumption has also been reduced; the combined figure is down from 18.3L/100 km to 15.7 L/100 km.
The 430 Scuderia crushes the benchmark 0-100 kmh acceleration test in just 3.6 seconds, blasts to 200 kmh in 11.6 seconds and dispatches the standing kilometer in 20.9 seconds en route to a top speed in excess of 320 kmh.
With deliveries to Australia and New Zealand not due to start until mid-2008 and numbers limited by intense worldwide demand, the Melbourne International Motor Show will be, for the vast majority of people, the only opportunity to see the Ferrari 430 Scuderia.
“The Ferrari 430 Scuderia is the epitome of everything that makes Ferrari the finest producer of super cars and racing machines,” says Kevin Wall, General Manager for Ferrari in Australia and New Zealand.
“It is car that is supremely fast, both in a straight line and around corners, one that has been honed to perfection by a seven time World Champion [Schumacher], this is a given, of course, for a Ferrari. But, at the same time, Ferrari has used its gifted and unique automotive design expertise to make this car also uses less fuel and produces fewer emissions that any other Ferrari. This fusion of performance and environmental performance could only come from Ferrari and provides clear evidence of Ferrari’s plans to cut emissions by 40 per cent without blunting its unique performance credentials.”
Key changes to produce the Ferrari 430 Scuderia