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2005 Ferrari F430

Ferrari F430 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.3 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 483 hp @ 8500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 10/16 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Ferrari F430

  • New and rejuvenated competition has forced Ferrari to up its game. With the F430, it has done so magnificently. This is the best entry-level V8 Ferrari yet.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Highly communicative steering, sublime responsiveness, addictive V8 yowl, coupe or convertible format, getting to tell your friends that you own a Ferrari.

  • Cons

    Expensive, styling more dramatic than beautiful, convertible's plastic rear window.

  • What's New for 2005

    The Ferrari F430 is an all-new replacement for the outgoing Ferrari F360. Major F430 improvements include a more powerful V8, revised F1 shifting response, a stiffer body structure, new styling and an updated interior.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Amazing spider tricks

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Vehicle: 2005 Ferrari F430 Spider 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 6M)

This vehicle is amazing, fast, sleek, responsive, quick, it turns every head, you will not want to get out of it. I went from a 360 Modena to the F-430 F-1 and noticed a world of change it's like night and day. You've got to drive this vehicle to see what I mean.




2005 ferrari f430

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Vehicle: 2005 Ferrari F430 F1 Spider 2dr Convertible (4.3L 8cyl 6AM)

The 2005 Ferrari F430 is an excellent performance vehicle, close to the supercars such as the Enzo or F50, but with lots of comfort, for a fraction of the price. The electronics are amazing, but a little fuzzy at first.




2006 f430

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Vehicle: 2005 Ferrari F430 F1 2dr Coupe (4.3L 8cyl 6AM)

The 2006 F430 is a product of art and technology at their finest. It is by far one of the most beautiful automobiles ever made. The drive is sensational and incomparably satisfying. Compared to the Modena 360 I had, its looks are more modern and aggressive. Its interior is exquisitely detailed with soft leather and stitching with its feel and smell that only a Ferrari delivers and better than even an Louis Vuiton handbag. The F1 is much more smooth than a Modena 360. The handling is razor sharp, superior to the 360, a world apart from almost any other vehicle on the market. A true appreciation of a Ferrari can only come from actual ownership and prolonged driving experience.




Best ferrari so far!

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Vehicle: 2005 Ferrari F430 F1 2dr Coupe (4.3L 8cyl 6AM)

This is my third Ferrari I have owned. A Testarossa, Maranello 550 now this beautiful example of styling, performance and unbelievable driving experience. This is such a vast improvement over the 360 which I also tested. It has the ability to transform from an every day drive, to a full race performance all by simply switching the settings on your steering wheel. The performance is a given, but the exhaust sound alone takes you to the track and turns heads in amazement. The handling is superb. Highly recommend. Live your dream!! this is as close as you get to driving an F1.




F430

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Vehicle: 2005 Ferrari F430 F1 2dr Coupe (4.3L 8cyl 6AM)

The F430 is an amazing car--more so than virtually any other car on the market. Its performance is spectacular. Its shape is more beautiful than any other car in the world. On the road, it commands a presence of mystique and prestige that only a Ferrari delivers. I had a 360 Modena before this model. The F430 is sharper and more modern in appearance. The shifting of F1 is more smooth, and the overall handling is far superior.




F430

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Vehicle: 2005 Ferrari F430 F1 2dr Coupe (4.3L 8cyl 6AM)

This is car is one of the most beautiful cars ever created. Its design and workmanship can only be really appreciated after actually owning it. It's the symbol of legendary Italian artistry and passion. Its sound is sexier than any car on the road. The drive is awesome in every aspect. Its handling is unsurpassed. Its fantastic acceleration does not even need to be mentioned. The attention you get from others around you when drive the F430 is something you need to get used to if you don't like attention. After all, a ferrari is not a car: it's a ferrari.



Full 2005 Ferrari F430 Review

What's New for 2005

The Ferrari F430 is an all-new replacement for the outgoing Ferrari F360. Major F430 improvements include a more powerful V8, revised F1 shifting response, a stiffer body structure, new styling and an updated interior.

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Gas Mileage

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