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.
Unlike the almost identical looks of the Mercedes SL 500, 55 AMG, 65 AMG, antiquated looks of Porsche 911, and bland looks of most sports cars, the F430 is immediately recognizable for its awesome presence on the road. Its "inner" strength --performance-- need not be mentioned.