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    f 430 at fiorano race track

    impressions regarding F430 at fiorano race track last 12 march.
    Me and Sergini was invited to try the 430.
    looks incredible agressive( will post all the pics later including also 430 spider).
    interior very sporty dominated with the enourmous rev indicator in yellow( opt), don't feel rich but well done and with nothing more than necessary.
    in the few laps I've done you don't really get much of the car, but the engine is really incredible, much more torquier than the 360 and more agressive at high revs, infact the max speed is around 230 km/h compared to the 360 210 km/h before braking into the first left curve after the main straight. The car had the carbonceramic brakes, they are really powerful and you can brake almost 20/40 meters later thatn the normal ones, and they can survive more than 300 laps at fiorano( at least they told us!!!!)
    The F1 gear box, is now faster, expecially in the upshifts than the 360, and I couldn't find nothing to complain on, it's work really ok.
    Finally the E-DIFF, I tryed it in position sport and race.
    The thing is that you really feel the difference and that there is a kind of magical hand that helps you out of the problems.in sport it's a bit to much invasive, but in race the things are going better it's harder and sharper and with less understear.
    The thing that I noticed was that the car had a lot of understear, but it was probably due to the almost finished bridgestones??!!!
    Then we had the opprtunity to be passengers with Tarquini ( he race wtcc with alfa romeo this year), and he really drove the car to the limit!!!That was really fast!!!!
    He also says that the 430 is an incredible step forward compared to the 360, he told us that the 430 is as fast or a little bit faster than the 360 cs on fiorano racetrack even with street bridgestones.
    The car feel quite easy to drive fast, at least much more easier compared to my 993.
    I really was impressed by this car,and the handling ,feel like a kart with 490 hp...... can't wait for the 430 cs which probably will see light in 2007????

    understear apart great car!!!!!
    did any of you had the same feeling??????

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    more pics

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    and more...

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    Great report! Very promising, thanks!

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    thank you xander for your report!

    i always believed that the F430 is a big step forward from the 360, but it's really nice to have rennteam members confirming this!

    i like the F430 in giallo, but i'm not sure about the grigio silverstone spider.

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    here are more pics

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    pix

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    575 superamerica

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    Thanks for the report, very nice photos. F430 spider is so beautiful...

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    thanks for the pics

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    575 superamerica


    The "targa" roof looks bizar on the 575.

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    do you have any more pics of the grigio silvestone f430

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    Zurich its not a real targa style roof, the entire roof pivots backwards

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    Thanks Xander,
    Excellent write up.
    I would assume understeer setup of the car is normal, so that it feels safe for the general costumer to drive.
    Thanks a lot!
    PS: I like the 997S parked in the back! Benchmarking? Or a client?

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    They obliged Sergini and MaxT to park their beetles far from the farm...


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    guess who is this?


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    Captain Bady said:
    They obliged Sergini and MaxT to park their beetles far from the farm...





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    xander71 said:
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    Thanks Xander,
    Excellent write up.
    I would assume understeer setup of the car is normal, so that it feels safe for the general costumer to drive.
    Thanks a lot!
    PS: I like the 997S parked in the back! Benchmarking? Or a client?



    yes you,ve right...it's actually the policy of ferrari to make understear car, in that way they guarantee easy control for normal pilots, but just some changes with camber and the car will be much sharper....this was told to me from my friend in ferrari.
    Probably it's in that way....
    I'll post more pix later on

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    great pics! do you have these in HiRes?

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    yes i do have in hi res

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    GREAT REPORT and GREAT PICS!

    Cheers!
    Ray

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    Xander,

    I thank you too for the report. We really need to hear about guys driving this car. Can you please tell us why you think the 430 CS will come in 2007?
    We Americans are starved for information.
    Thank you.

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    well...they was talking about the 430 cs...and said that if they will make it ( 80% prob)... it will not see light before 2007 because almost all production until end 2006 is sold!!!!!
    I think also that the new 997 gt3 or turbo will be really fast cars...and they will be in production next year, so ferrari needs a 430 cs to match the 997 speciall versions...probably!?!?!^?!

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    xander71 said:
    yes i do have in hi res



    great pics! can you send me your HiRes-Pics?

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    Great pics, that spyder is is very good looking!!!
    Very interesting the 997 in the parking
    Look forward for more pics.thanks

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    yavapai said:
    Xander,

    I thank you too for the report. We really need to hear about guys driving this car. Can you please tell us why you think the 430 CS will come in 2007?
    We Americans are starved for information.
    Thank you.


    Brent do you know this car?
    http://img138.exs.cx/img138/2155/brentf20pc.jpg
    http://img138.exs.cx/img138/4845/brentff0yb.jpg


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    Hawk, so u too u have friends working in Ferrari?

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    thank you very much for such an excellent report. now i'm looking forward to mine and not back to my CS. but i'm really looking forward to them taking my order for the 430 CS

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    The Hawk said:
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    yavapai said:
    Xander,

    I thank you too for the report. We really need to hear about guys driving this car. Can you please tell us why you think the 430 CS will come in 2007?
    We Americans are starved for information.
    Thank you.


    Brent do you know this car?
    http://img138.exs.cx/img138/2155/brentf20pc.jpg
    http://img138.exs.cx/img138/4845/brentff0yb.jpg





    Yes, I think that is the car I get with a little help from my friends.
    /uploads/91425-LuigiandMario.jpg

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    yavapai said:
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    The Hawk said:
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    yavapai said:
    Xander,

    I thank you too for the report. We really need to hear about guys driving this car. Can you please tell us why you think the 430 CS will come in 2007?
    We Americans are starved for information.
    Thank you.


    Brent do you know this car?
    http://img138.exs.cx/img138/2155/brentf20pc.jpg
    http://img138.exs.cx/img138/4845/brentff0yb.jpg





    Yes, I think that is the car I get with a little help from my friends.


    It has been a pleasure
    About the understeer: 430 has more understeer than 360 but the tyres are very important. This car can be equipped with Good Year F1, Breidgestone RE 050 and PZero Rosso (Direzionale + Asimmetrico). I think the best for 430 are Pzero, at the second place Bridgestone and finally Eagle F1.

     
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