It will take only 20 seconds to drop the top of the Ferrari F430 Spider right into its cute and tellingly well-built aluminum bodywork. And by the way, I doubt that you will want to run the F430’s V-8 483-hp engine at its top speed of 186mph with that top dressed down.
This is a revolutionary sporty car that Ferrari built as a road legal with all Formula 1 specifications. It actually uses the sequential manual transmission found on F1 cars.
This essentially means there is no clutch pedal but there are shift paddles on the left and right of the steering column. However, manual enthusiasts can order the traditional manual model that will hand them a six-speed manual.
On the steering wheel, Ferrari has mounted a sizable small rotary switch known its Ferrari lingo as “mannetino.” With this, you can shift through the vehicle’s six settings, some that would be lethal to engage under the influence of anything but popcorn and ice cream.
But it is also responsible for maintaining stability and setting the right mood for your ultimate driving experience. But this is also a rather civilized vehicle that sits on the road with some discipline.
Its only misdemeanor is being too dramatic when it is asked to do just about anything. It will very fast push from zero to 60 in some interesting sparring noise. The interior is also some exotic leather and quite a spacious trunk is there to behold.
In addition, there is a transparent wind blocker set between the seats to allow noble conversation without much shouting.
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