F430gtc

Prke as tested

$248,903

est $650,000

Curb weight

31951b

27451b

Height, length, wheelbase, width

47.8 in., 177.6 In., 102.4 In., 75.7 In.

46.3 in., 177.6 in., 102.4 in., 76.0 in.

Engine, transmission

dohc 32V 4.3-liter V-8, 6-speed paddle-shift transaxle

dohc 32V 4.0-liter V-8, 6-speed sequential transaxle

Horsepower, torque

483 bhp(3 8500 rpm, 343 Ib-ftia 5250 rpm

465 bhp (g) 6800 rpm, 376 lb-ft(3 5500 rpm

Tires

Pirelli P Zero Rosso

Mlchelin race slkks

Front:

225/35ZR-19

300x650-18

Rear:

285/35ZR-19

310x710-18

Brakes Front:

6-piston calipers, 13.0-in. cast-iron rotors

6-piston calipers, 15.0-in. cast-iron rotors

Rear:

4-piston calipers, 13.8-in. cast-Iron rotors

4-piston calipers, 14.0-ln. cast-iron rotors

Total swept area

591 sq In.

645 sq in.

Swept area/ton

370 sq in.

470 sq In.

Suspension Front:

unequal-length upper & lower A-arms, coil springs, elect, adj tube shocks, anti-roll bar

upper & lower A-arms, coll springs, adj tube shocks, anti-roll bar

Rear:

unequal-length upper & lower A-arms, coil springs, elect, ad] tube shocks, anti-roll bar

upper & lower A-arms, coil springs, adj tube shocks, anti-roll bar

PERFORMANCE DATA |

80-130 mph

10.7 sec

7.7 sec

Braking, g (Turn 1)

-1.00g

-1.32g

Lateral accel.g (Turns 5,6) 0.96g Best lap time (3.048-mlle count) 2:12.28 sec Average lap speed 82.95 mph

1.49q

1:47.68 sec 101.90 mph

Lateral accel.g (Turns 5,6) 0.96g Best lap time (3.048-mlle count) 2:12.28 sec Average lap speed 82.95 mph

PEAK SPEED, BRAKING FOR TURN 1

1.49q

1:47.68 sec 101.90 mph

PEAK SPEED, BRAKING FOR TURN 1

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g-g DIAGRAM

g-g DIAGRAM

The F430 road car's reduced grip is even across the board. This suggests that the F430 drives much like the race car, but with lower limits.

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