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2006 Ferrari F430 Coupe Review


Track-Ready Road Car

A three-quarter front view of a red 2006 Ferrari F430 Coupe at the Ferrari Challenge Rally

In short: A hyper-fast, ultimate sports car.

The "entry level" Ferrari offers a wild combination of power, agility and got-to-have-it looks. Essentially a reworked Modena with Enzo-like design touches and various mechanical improvements, the F430 is yet another Ferrari classic.

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Ferrari F430 interior with black leather and red stitching Ferrari F430 F1 gearbox controller on the center console
Ferrari F430's mighty engine can be viewed from inside the cockpit Ferrari F430

Ferrari F430: there are engines and then there are engines. This is the latter.

A side view of a red 2006 Ferrari F430 Coupe at the Ferrari Challenge Rally

Warranty/Service:2-year/unlimited-mile warranty; 2-year/unlimited-mile powertrain warranty; 2-year/unlimited-mile rust warranty.

Base Price: $168,005

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe

Engine: 4.3-liter V8
Horsepower: 490 bhp @ 8500 rpm
Torque: 343 lb-ft @ 5250 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed clutchless manual

Curb weight: 3,351 lbs
Wheelbase: 102.4 in
177.6/75.7/48.6 in
Turning circle: 35.4 feet

Safety: front air bags

Brakes: four-wheel disc with ABS
Suspension: independent front and rear
traction control and stability control, limited slip differential

0-60 mph: 3.6 seconds
Top Speed: 193 mph

EPA City: 11 mpg
EPA Highway: 16 mpg

A red 2006 Ferrari F430 race car at the Ferrari Challenge Rally

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(Updated: 07/28/10 NW)