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2008 Ferrari F430 Spider


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• Just 2,875 miles from new
• Finished in desirable Nero over Nero leather with Daytona seats and special-order grey stitching
• Known to be the highest optioned and most expensive F430 built
• Formerly part of the Tim Ash Collection; just two owners from new
• Complete with books, manuals, tools, clean CARFAX® and a factory assembly VIP photo album


2008 Ferrari F430 Spider CarFax.pdf

4,308 cc DOHC 32-valve V-8 engine, direct fuel injection, 503 HP at 8,500 RPM, six-speed F1 electro-hydraulic transaxle, four-wheel independent suspension, four-wheel ceramic disc brakes; wheelbase: 102.4”

Magnificently designed by Pininfarina in collaboration with Frank Stephenson, the Director of Ferrari-Maserati Concept Design and Development, the body styling of the F430 was revised from its predecessor, the 360, to improve its aerodynamic efficiency. Although the drag coefficient remained the same, the downforce was greatly enhanced. Despite sharing the same basic Alcoa Aluminum chassis, roofline, doors and glass, the car looked significantly different than the 360. A large amount of Ferrari heritage was included in the exterior design. At the rear, the Enzo's tail lights, and engine cover vents were added. The car's name was embossed on the Testarossa-styled driver's side mirror. The distinctive large oval openings in the front bumper design are reminiscent of Ferrari racing models from the ‘60s, specifically the 156 "shark nose" Formula 1 car.

The F430 features a 4,308 cc V-8 engine of the "Ferrari-Maserati" F136 family. This new power plant was a major change for Ferrari, as all previous Ferrari V-8s were descendants of the Dino racing program of the 1950s. This 50-year development cycle came to an end with the entirely new engine used in the F430, the architecture of which replaced the Dino-derived V-12 in most other Ferrari cars. Despite a 20% increase in displacement, engine weight grew by only 8.8 pounds along with a decrease in diameter for easier packaging. The connecting rods, pistons, and crankshaft were all entirely new, while the four-valve cylinder heads, valves and intake trumpets were directly retained from Formula 1 engines for ideal volumetric efficiency. The F430 has a top speed in excess of 196 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds - besting the old model by 0.6 seconds. The brakes on the F430 were developed in close cooperation with Brembo and Bosch, resulting in a new cast-iron alloy for the discs. The new alloy includes molybdenum which has better heat dissipation performance. The F430 was also available with the optional carbon fiber-reinforced silicon carbide (C/SiC) ceramic composite brake package. Ferrari claimed the carbon ceramic brakes will not fade even after 300-360 laps at their test track.

The F430 featured the E-Diff, a computer-controlled limited slip active differential which can vary the distribution of torque based on inputs such as steering angle and lateral acceleration. Other noteworthy features include the first application of Ferrari's manettino steering wheel-mounted control knob. The driver can select from five different settings which modify the vehicle's ESC system, "Skyhook" electronic suspension, transmission behavior, throttle response, and E-Diff. The feature is similar to Land Rover's "Terrain Response" system.

This F430 is strikingly finished in Nero over Nero leather interior. It is known to be the highest optioned and most expensive F430 ever produced when noted car collector Tim Ash ordered the car new for his collection. Always attentively cared for and stored in a climate-controlled building, this Ferrari is exceptional in every way and has accumulated a mere 2,875 carefully driven miles on its odometer. Some of the optional equipment ordered include Daytona-style seats with special-order grey stitching, carbon fiber interior trim, carbon fiber engine bay trim, Scuderia Ferrari shields, and ball polished wheels. Additionally, this F430 comes with a special VIP photo album showing different stages of assembly at the Ferrari factory, a Ferrari car certificate, Ferrari air pump, Ferrari tool kit, and Ferrari car cover, as well as all factory books and manuals. It has been cared for with kid gloves and maintained to the highest level.

A dazzling black on black Spider, this highly optioned, low-mile prancing horse is a testament to the Ferrari brand and certainly the finest of its breed.

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