Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ferrari 430 Scuderia, 2008

Ferrari 430 Scuderia 2008

Lightweight, simple and striking with a distinctive engine and exhaust sound: every last detail of the Ferrari 430 Scuderia exudes uncompromising sportiness as a direct result of its close links to the world of racing, which is reflected in the car's name: "Scuderia". Seven-times World Champion Michael Schumacher was also involved in the car's development, with the result that the most advanced single-seater technology is now available to Ferrari's sportiest and most passionate clients. With a dry weight of 2775 lb (1250 kg) and 510 hp delivered at 8500 rpm by its naturally aspirated 4308 cm3 V8 engine, the Ferrari 430 Scuderia boasts an extraordinarily low weight-power ratio of just 2.45 kg/hp, which allows it to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds.

Engine and engine Sound
The Ferrari 430 Scuderia's engine is an evolution of the Ferrari F430's 90° V8 which features a number of modifications to boost its specific power output from 114 hp/litre to 118 hp/litre. The inlet ducts and exhaust system have been optimised, most notably through the adoption of the exhaust geometries derived from the Ferrari F430 Challenge and the use of carbon-fibre on the intake manifold and for the filter housing to aid weight reduction.

F1-Superfast2 Gearbox
The F1-SuperFast2 is an evolution of the F1 gearbox used on all of Ferrari's models and reduces gear-shifting times to just 60 ms, the fastest time of any of the models in the Prancing Horse range, the lowest overall of any automated-manual gearbox. Significantly, Ferrari calculates the gear changing time according to the acceleration gap, not just the time it takes to engage the gear. The various stages are implemented in parallel (non-sequentially). In the case of the F1-SuperFast2, genuinely innovative integrated engine and gearbox management programmes allow the combined disengaging/engaging of the gears to take place partly in parallel with letting the clutch in and out.

The E-Diff2 (which is integrated with the gearbox) is one of the primary components which clearly demonstrate the Ferrari 430 Scuderia's links to the track. In use for many years now in Formula 1, it is integrated with the car's stability control system.

The Ferrari 430 Scuderia is the first high performance road car after the F430 to sport an electronic differential. Torque is continuously distributed between the wheels via two sets of friction discs (one for each driveshaft) controlled by a hydraulic actuator.

The amount of torque actually transmitted to the driven wheels depends on driving conditions and brings considerable advantages in terms of performance, direction stability, active safety and handling feedback.

Racing Manettino
The manettino has already featured in several of Ferrari's road cars but the Ferrari 430 Scuderia features the special Racing version which puts the emphasis firmly on track-specific sporty driving and provides the driver with even more choice in terms of the car set-up. With this in mind, the ICE setting available with the F430 has been removed and a new CT- (Traction Control Off) setting has been introduced. This deactivates the car's traction control, but unlike the CST position, retains the safety of the car's stability control system to ensure a level of safety is maintained.

Michael Schumacher made a particularly valuable contribution to this area of the car's development. In fact. he and the car development team worked together to ensure that the Ferrari 430 Scuderia delivers both exceptional performance and fantastic driving pleasure which is within reach of non-professional drivers.

The Ferrari 430 Scuderia boasts a specific braking system featuring CCM (carbon ceramic material) discs with specific dimensions to cope with the car's increased performance.

The front discs are now 18 mm larger than those on the F430 and are designed to dissipate the extra heat created by the higher performance and are even more hard-wearing for greater efficiency. These components, together with 6-pot calipers, guarantee blistering performance at all times and, equally importantly, consistently efficient braking during prolonged track use.

The Ferrari 430 Scuderia's external styling has been honed to improve its aerodynamic efficiency by increasing overall downforce whilst still retaining the same drag values as the Ferrari F430. The aerodynamic efficiency of the newly-styled rear diffuser has been enhanced by the addition of a revised profile for spoiler at the rear of the engine cover and by the large venturis that run from the front wheel houses to the rear bumpers, achieving the patented "Base Bleed" effect developed by Ferrari as part of the Ferrari FXX project.

Styling and Personalisation
The Ferrari 430 Scuderia's ultra-sporty character and blistering performance have led to the redesign of many of its exterior and interior styling features. This was done to give the F430-inspired model its own strong personality and to further enhance the aerodynamics of what is a very extreme car.

The cabin has been inspired by racing and, once again, the emphasis has been on weight reduction and using technical materials where possible.

Ferrari 430 Scuderia Technical Specifications
* Vehicle dimensions
o Overall length: 177.6 in (4512 mm)
o Overall width: 75.7 in (1923 mm)
o Height: 47.2 in (1199 mm)
o Wheelbase: 102.4 in (2600 mm)
o Front track: 65.7 in (1669 mm)
o Rear track: 63.6 in (1616 mm)
o Dry Weight: 2775 lb (1250 kg)
o Kerb Weight: 2975 lb (1350 kg)
o Weight Distribution: 43% Front, 57% Rear
o Boot capacity: 8.83 cu ft (250 l)
o Fuel tank capacity: 25.1 US gal (20.9 UK gal) (95 l)
o Brakes: Carbon-ceramic; Front 15.6 x 1.4 in (398 X 36 mm), Rear 13.7 x 1.3 in (350 X 34 mm)
o Tyres: Front 235/35 19", Rear 285/35 19"
* Engine
o Type: 90° V8
o Bore and Stroke: 3.26 x 3.19 in (92 x 81 mm)
o Total displacement: 263 cu in (4308 cm3)
o Compression ratio: 11.88:1
o Maximum power: 375.4 kW (510 CV) @ 8500 rpm
o Specific output: 118.4 CV/litre
o Maximum torque: 470 Nm (346.67 lb ft) @ 5250 rpm
o Maximum rpm: 8640 rpm (with limiter)
* Performance
o Acceleration
+ 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h): under 3.6 s
+ 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h): under 11.6 s
+ 0 - 1000 m: 20.9 s
o Top Speed: 198 mph (320 km/h)
o Dry weight/Power: 5.4 lb/CV (2,45 kg/CV)
* Electronic Controls
o CST Stability and Traction Control with new traction control logic F1-Trac integrated with the electronic differential (E-Diff)
* Transmission and Gearbox
o Electronic differential: E-Diff2 (E-Diff + F1-Trac)
o Gearbox: F1, 6-gears + Reverse
* Fuel Consumption
o Combined: 15.7 l/100 km
* CO2 Emissions
o Combined: 360 g/km


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