- Showing less than 4,500 miles on the odometer at cataloguing time
- 4.3-liter V-8 engine; F1 Superfast2 automated manual transmission
- Finished in Rosso Corsa with optional racing stripes and red brake calipers
- The enthusiast’s 430 model of choice
Developed with the help of Ferrari’s legendary Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher and first shown to the public at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, the 430 Scuderia succeeded the Challenge Stradale as the road-going variant of the F430 Challenge race car. Improvements over the standard F430 coupe were instantly apparent, both upon first inspection and behind the wheel.
Extensive use of carbon fiber, a Lexan rear window, titanium springs and wheel nuts, and other weight-saving measures reduced weight by 221 pounds versus the standard F430. Ride height was lowered 15 millimeters, while revised bodywork—larger front bumper inlets and reprofiled front chin spoiler, lower sills, rear lip spoiler, and rear diffuser—improved downforce without increasing drag. Software tweaks reduced shift times of the F1 automated manual transmission—dubbed “Superfast2” in this application—while stopping power was improved with the addition of standard carbon-ceramic brakes.
Output of the 4.3-liter V-8 engine increased to 503 horsepower and 347 pound-feet of torque—a gain of 20 horsepower and 4 pound-feet over the standard F430. Ferrari’s race-bred “E-Diff” electronically controlled differential and “F1-Trac” traction control system helped make the most of all the power, while a revised manettino—a dial on the steering wheel that controls driving parameters—was further honed for track driving, replacing the previous “Ice” setting with one allowing traction control to be disengaged while leaving stability control on.
Ferrari developed new wheels and carbon-fiber wing mirrors for the 430 Scuderia and applied a unique shade of gray to the front mesh grilles, headlights, and optional racing stripes. On the interior, the central tunnel and door panels were made of carbon fiber, while certain parts of the bodywork were left exposed, as were the aluminum floor plates, with their distinctive traction pattern. All-new seats provided extra support and were lined in Alcantara with 3D-mesh cloth inserts.
This example was assembled in March 2009 and was dispatched to Ferrari of Central New Jersey. It left the factory finished in Rosso Corsa with optional racing stripes. The original window sticker indicates that it was optioned from the factory with Bata upholstery, red brake calipers, Alcantara upholstery, iPod connectivity, and red contrast stitching.
The car has been driven sparingly, showing less than 4,500 miles on the odometer at cataloging time. Documentation indicates that it was involved in a rear-end collision in spring of 2014. However, a certificate of inspection from Condition Now Vehicle Inspection Services, dated 23 November 2015, confirms that no damage or repairs were apparent after a comprehensive and thorough inspection, resulting in a rating of “five out of five.”