Inspired by the legendary Ferrari racing models of the 1960s Le Mans and Formula One cars, the Ferrari F430 is recognized for large, oval shaped openings in the front bumper, as well as a distinguishable “shark nose”. Unveiled at the 2004 Paris Motor Show, the Ferrari F430 was produced from 2004 through 2009. The Ferrari F430 succeeded the Ferrari 360 and was superseded by the Ferrari 458.
The Pininfarina design of the Ferrari 430 featured a lightweight aluminum chassis with a low center of gravity and long, deeply etched lines. Despite being more aerodynamic than the Ferrari 360, it also benefitted from improved downforce.
Ferrari F430 Service & Repair
Under the hood, a newly developed 4.3-liter V8 engine replaced the Dino-Racing engine that had been used in most Ferrari models for more than fifty-years. The new engine was capable of churning out 483hp at 8,500 RPM and 343 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,250 RPM. With redesigned connecting rods, pistons and crankshaft, the new engine yielded a 20-percent increase in displacement with a minimal increase in overall weight. Formula One Racing technology was again evident in the Ferrari F430 cylinder heads which used four-valves per cylinder for optimum volumetric efficiency. Top speed for the Ferrari F430 was 196 mph and it could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6-seconds.
Utilizing carbon-fiber and silicon carbide braking systems (developed in conjunction with Brembo and Bosch), the Ferrari F430 further advanced a supercar’s ability to maintain efficient braking after extended periods of time under competitive driving conditions. The Ferrari F430 also used an electronic differential which could vary the distribution of torque depending upon wheel speed, steering angle, throttle angle and engine RPM. This sophisticated system was part of the first Ferrari Electronic Stability Control system (Skyhook) which also controlled engine, suspension, transmission and steering characteristics.
If all this sounds complicated – it is. To make matters worse, it can be virtually impossible to find a dealership that can effectively service the Ferrari F430. Independent repair shops certainly are not the answer. Thank goodness I found Forza Tuning and Performance in Clearwater, Florida. Forza has the factory trained technicians, specialized tools and equipment, as well as the state-of-the-art facility to meet all my Ferrari F430 service and repair requirements. They actually offer a substantial upgrade over dealership service and repair.
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When I need performance modification for my Ferrari F430, Forza is my only choice. The owner, Brenton Brown is also called the Exotic Car Doc. He is a globally renowned guru when it comes to making somewhat fast cars go really fast - reliably. Brenton lives and breathes twin turbo and supercharger kits and he has more than two decades of experience in high-performance modification. As an ASE Level 1 Certified Auto Technician and master tuner, the Exotic Car Doc can deliver the crucial treatment that your Ferrari F430 needs to go faster, run smoother, look better and last longer.
Forza is located along the beautiful Sun Coast of Florida and is proud to be part of the communities of Tampa, Tampa Bay, Clearwater and St. Petersburg. As a national name in Ferrari F430 service and repair, Forza uses enclosed luxury vehicle transport to serve the continental United States. Available as either a one-way or roundtrip service, Forza luxury vehicle transport is professionally operated and fully insured.