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.
Everything, F-1 Paddles, stereo, top less, color, gadgets, etc.
Door handle, they should of changed the door handle, it still has the 360 door handles?
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.
The F1 transmission, ceramic brakes, and electronics.
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.
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.
Navigating twisting road surfaces is always better than your perceived ability.
Additional improvement in automatic gearbox - could be smoother in heavy traffic when engine is still cold.
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.
Beautiful Looks Supercar performance that is one of the best Mystique of a Ferrari
None. I hope that Ferrari never transfers the dumb-looking appearance of a Scaglietti onto the F430.