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Used Ferrari F430 Open 2005 - 2010 review

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1 Jan 2006 00:00 | Last updated: 10 Oct 2018 13:43

What's the used Ferrari F430 sports like?

There are plenty of fast cars out there, but few get close to the Formula One experience that many people want. Ferrari's F430 is far from being an F1 car - it's too pretty for that - however, it does use a range of electronic systems pioneered on Ferrari's all-conquering race car to give punters some idea of what it's like to be in an F1 driver's shoes.

These systems, most notably the electronically controlled differential, mean the F430 has tremendous amounts of traction. The handling is incredible, and the ride is pretty good, too. The F430 performs just like you'd expect a Ferrari to. All versions use the same 4.3-litre V8 petrol engine, which gives 483bhp. Performance is effortless from 2000rpm, and upwards of 4000rpm it gives you a real kick in the pants. The engine sounds amazing as well.

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