When Ferrari first introduced the successor to the successful 360 model in 2005, it was met with instant praise by the automotive press. The car wasn’t simply a refined 360, it was an entirely new car. More angular, more masculine, more power, more everything. It handled better. The F1 transmission, introduced on the 355 model, finally was mated to an engine that could propel the car forward in a meaningful way, as a Ferrari should. Shifts were faster, power delivered more evenly, the car was just… better. Much better.
To drive a Ferrari is to really live — and if you’re lucky enough to experience this during your lifetime, the F430 would be a fine example of everything Ferrari has to offer. It’s balanced. Surgical. Rounding corners at speed, the F430 speaks to you, offering just the right amount of feedback to hold your attention to keep you headed in the right direction. Braking power is equally amazing, with zero fade, and responsive grip, further enhancing the confidence that this car really is all about driving.
The F430 was the first Ferrari to feature an E-Diff – essentially a computer controlled limited slip active differential which varies the amount of torque based on a plethora of inputs, most notably steering angle (for when things get too hot) and lateral acceleration. As well, the F430 not only saw the introduction of Ferrari’s new engine configuration (a departure after 50+ years of Dino development) which drastically reduced weight and increased power, but also introduced for the first time the Manettino steering wheel mounted control knob, allowing drivers to select from 5 different settings, essentially commanding the vehicle’s Skyhook electronic suspension, transmission response, throttle body, electronic stability control and E-Diff, with varying degrees of electronic intrusiveness.
For you number crunchers out there, here’s the skinny on this weapon:
4.3L (F430 – get it?)
343 ft/lbs Torque at 5250 rpm
Curb Weight: 3350 lbs
8500 rpm redline
0-100 km/h 4.3 seconds
1/4 mile in 12.0 seconds @194 km/hr
Top speed 315 km/hr
Respectable figures for any car today – let alone an 11 year old example like this one. Having traveled only 12,300km, this like-new Ferrari could really be the answer to all your prayers.
Out of Town Purchases + Delivery:
We have customers across Canada, the US, and through parts of Western Europe. As much as we want to sell cars in British Columbia, we recognize that our brand and business has earned its reputation internationally.
In Canada, every province has different taxation rules and we can accommodate them all. We can help you secure worry free shipping to your door, and assist you with vehicle registration once your car arrives.
You have a number of choices available to you:
The first step is to contact us. We always have our professional photographs, our inspection reports, lien checks, service records, CarProof, and CarFax Reports available to you. We’re happy to refer you to previous out of town customers so you can get a reliable third party account of their experience with us, to give you peace of mind when purchasing a car sight-unseen.
Should you prefer to see, touch, and drive your vehicle prior to purchase, we will pick you up at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). From there, you can choose safe, insured door to door delivery in enclosed transporters that guarantee the arrival of your purchase in the same condition that it left our showroom.
Or, should you opt for an exceptional drive home, we will happily pay up to $250 toward your overnight stay en route.
Please contact us if you have questions or need further information on out of province or international purchases, shipping, and/or sales tax exemptions.
The Fine Print:
Smart people always ready the fine print, and you’re smart, so here it is:
- all vehicles subject to prior sale
- all prices subject to applicable taxes and levies
- *lease payments are quoted on approved credit, based on a 36 month term with 25% down payment. Contact us for details or to tailor a quote to your preference. We have terms up to 60 months with as little as $0 down available on most vehicles
- while we make every effort to ensure our website is correct, sometimes mistakes can, and do happen. Please contact us for exact vehicle options, history, mileage and details. Better still: come in and experience the car for yourself, to confirm it’s right for you. E.+O.E.
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