2005 Ferrari F430 Spider

The F430 Spider joins the F430 as the latest addition to the new generation of Ferrari V8-engined sports cars. The F430 Spider’s innovative aerodynamics, honed to generate dynamic air flows to increase down-force and improve cooling, and the F1 gearbox featuring upgraded software, are just two examples of how Ferrari’s technological excellence has been transferred from the track to road. The F430 Spider’s all-aluminium bodywork and chassis have also been carefully strengthened, to guarantee both occupant safety and the structural rigidity demanded by a car of such high performance. Two very robust steel roll-bars are integrated into the windshield structure to guarantee maximum occupant protection. The electric hood is fully automatic and folds away under its own flush-fitting tonneau cover, allowing Ferrari engineers to hone the aerodynamics of the car with the hood down. Created by Pininfarina, the F430 Spider is inspired by the car’s exceptional engineering and Formula 1. The nose, which is characterised by two distinctive air intakes, draws inspiration from the Ferrari 156 F1 that Phil Hill drove to his F1 World Championship title in 1961. The Enzo Ferrari was the inspiration for much of the rear styling of the new F430 Spider, and the Ferrari meticulous aerodynamic detailing is reflected in the design of the nolder incorporated into the engine cover and the new rear diffuser integrated into the bumper, which boasts race-derived dimensions. Extreme care has also been lavished on designing the exterior details. The wing mirrors now have specially profiled twin mounting arms that channel air flows to the engine intakes, and the F430 name has been embossed on the back of the driver’s side mirror. Even the finish of the engine bay is a work of art in terms of its distinctive shape and materials. The interior of the F430 Spider has been redesigned for improved driver ergonomics. The interior is exceptionally innovative as well as sporty. The instruments are housed in a new binnacle, and this design – together with the layout of the dashboard – underlines the care that has gone into grouping all the major controls within easy reach of the driver. The lines of the F430 Spider (created by Pininfarina in collaboration with Ferrari’s Head of Design), were inspired by the car’s exceptional engineering. As with every Ferrari,Pininfarina quite rightly took inspiration from the cars’exceptional engineering and performance. Long hours spent in the wind tunnel working with Ferrari’s aerodynamics specialists greatly influenced the muscular lines of both the coupé and spider versions. For instance, two distinctive elliptical air intakes channel air into the generously dimensioned radiators that cool the powerful engine. The F430 Spider driver can change the set-up of his car using the innovative selector mounted on the steering wheel. Just like in Formula 1, F430 and F430 Spider drivers can change various areas of the set-up of their car using a single selector set on the steering wheel. The manettino, as it is known to the Scuderia Ferrari drivers, is a commutator switch that has been adopted directly from racing. Developed employing the same approach (and Wind Tunnel) as that of the F1 team. The wind tunnel testing carried out to hone the F430 and F430 Spider’s aerodynamics use exactly the same criteria as employed for the F1 single-seaters. Thus Ferrari’s engineers have been able to modulate the air flow both around the car, as well as under it, to perfection. The result is a highly efficient configuration that channels air flow for maximum downforce and thus grip. Similarly air is channelled to the engine to increase power as well as optimise the cooling of the transmission, and to the brakes for maximum response even under the heaviest use. Perfecting the cars’ aerodynamics has brought about a 50% increase in downforce compared to the 360 Modena. The F1 gearbox introduces a number of important innovations, thanks to input from Gestione Sportiva engineers. The 6-speed gearbox incorporates multicone synchronizers, while both the 6th gear and the final drive have been lengthened to make the most of the greater power and torque of the new engine. Thanks to that ongoing development, Ferrari’s F1 gearbox for the F430 is state of the art, introducing a number of important modifications: thanks to inputs from the engineers on the Gestione Sportiva racing side, the F1 gearbox management incorporates a new control strategy which further perfects gearchange speed and smoothness under hard use. The only uncompromising, mid-engined drop-top to boast a compact, fully automatic electric hood that keeps the engine visible at all times. The electric roof is fully automatic and folds away completely, so that the engine is always visible, despite the Spider’s uncompromising central-rear engine layout. On the road, E-Diff is a formidable technological refinement that improves road-holding and stability. The electronic differential has been used for many years on F1 single-seaters to transfer massive torque levels to the track whatever the surface conditions. In competition, in fact, the E-Diff guarantees maximum grip out of bends, eliminating wheel spin. The underbody actively helps increase down-force, to a maximum of 150 kg over the rear axle. The nolder on the trailing edge of the engine cover works in conjunction with the new diffuser between the rear wheels The latter features similar fences (deflectors) to those used on Ferrari’s single-seaters, and increases the speed of air flow under the tail of the car creating an area of depression and ground effect that pulls the car down. In this conformation, the underbody actively helps increase downforce to a maximum of 150 kg over the rear axle. Aerodynamic development also had a part in extracting the maximum performance from the new 4.3-litre V8. The two intakes for the engine are positioned over the driven wheels in an area of high flow pressure, thus guaranteeing a greater volume of air to the intake manifold. The F430 Spider is the only uncompromising, mid-engined drop-top to boast a compact, fully automatic electric hood that keeps the engine visible at all times. This stylistic flourish comes courtesy of a soft-top system designed to take up very little space indeed.

MotorLangsliggende V 8 90°, placeret over baghjul
Boring / Slaglængde92 x 81 mm
Volumen pr. cyl.539,13 cc
Volumen4308,16 cc
Kompression11,3 : 1
Max. Kraft360,3 kW (490 hk) ved 8500 o/min
Kraft pr. L114 hk/l
Max. Moment465 Nm ved 5250 o/min
Gearkassemanuel eller F1
Tank95 L
Fordæk225/35 ZR 19
Bagdæk225/35 ZR 19
Bil type2 sædet Berlinetta
Længde4511 mm
Bredde1923 mm
Højde1234 mm
Akselafstand2600 mm
Bredde mellem forhjul1669 mm
Bredde mellem baghjul1615 mm
Vægt1420 kg (tør)
Top hastighed310+ km/t
0 – 100 km/t4,1 sek.
0 – 400 m– sek.
0 – 1000 m– sek.