We thought we were going to see it at the 2007 Sydney Motor Show but it was not to be, however we have today received confirmation that Ferrari will display a 430 Scuderia at the 2008 Melbourne International Motor Show beginning the 29th of February.
?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.
Much more than a new version of the Ferrari F430 the 430 Scuderia takes all the latest technology from Ferrari?s Formula One and road cars to produce a new model that is not only faster but also more fuel efficient. It is as quick around the Ferrari Fiorano test track as the V12 powered Ferrari Enzo..
The 430 Scuderia will sprint from 0-100 km/h in a sizzling 3.6 seconds, hit 200 km/h in 11.6 seconds and take care of the standing kilometer in 20.9 seconds en route to a top speed in excess of 320 km/h.
But straight-line performance is only part of the Ferrari 430 Scuderia story - thanks to the latest technology, including sophisticated aerodynamics, F1-SuperFast2 gearbox and E-Diff coupled with the sophisticated F1-Trac traction control system, the 430 Scuderia corners as well as it slingshots down the straights ? as you would expect of a car whose chassis was tuned in consultation with Michael Schumacher.
The seven time world champion has spent hours on the test track and on normal roads, honing and refining the 430 Scuderia so that it is not only exceptionally fast, it is also highly capable.
Despite the performance gain over the standard F430, the 430 Scuderia produces less CO2 and enjoys a lower official fuel consumption figure, aided by the fact that while downforce is 30kg up on the normal 430, there is no corresponding increase in drag.
There are now more than 80 Australian?s and New Zealanders who have their name on the ?would-be-owner? list with deliveries due to get underway in mid-2008, amid intense worldwide demand for what is arguably the most complete Ferrari road-car package ever.
Things you should know about the Scuderia.
Key changes to produce the Ferrari 430 Scuderia
? Deeper, reshaped front bumper
? Deeper, reshaped side skirts
? Changed rear deck shape with raised leading edge
? Larger defuser, extra vanes
? Re-routed exhaust pipes to allow greater airflow through rear defuser
? Total down force now 310 kg at 200 kmh, up 30 kg with no increase in drag.
? The bumpers and sills are made of a new material, RTM, that is light and cost effective
? The glass rear window is replaced by Lexan
? Door mirrors in carbon fibre
? Door panels in carbon fibre.
? Lightweight flooring
? Simplified audio system
? Alcantara interior trim saves weight
? Racing style light weight seats, but still fully adjustable
? Weight down from 1450 kg to 1350 kg
? E-diff is fully integrated with the electronic stability control system for the first time
? Traction control and electronic stability system now separated for driver selection
? Electronic stability control system and suspension now separated for driver selection
? Gearchange time is cut by F1-SuperFast2 to 60 milliseconds
? New Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyre that lifts rear grip by 11 percent and front grip by 20 percent
? New 398 mm carbo-ceramic brake discs and brake calipers (18 mm bigger than F430)
? Lighter titanium springs, new ZF dampers, 30 per cent stiffer suspension.
? Compression ratio lifted from 11.3:1 to 11.88:1
? New Carbon fibre airbox
? New light weight exhaust
? New ignition system and engine management programmes
? Power up from 360.3 kW to 375.4 kW
? Torque up from 465 Nm to 470 Nm with a lower, flatter curve
? Fuel Consumption: Combined figure down from 18.3 l/100 km to 15.7 l/100 km
? CO2: Down from 420 g/km to 360 g/km