Richard Cree gets a glimpse of the latest F1-inspired masterpiece from Maranello
For a while now, high-performance, road-certified supercars have been getting closer and closer to their track equivalents. Come September, the line between what's out on the road and what's going round the track will blur a bit more, with the launch of the new Ferrari 430 Scuderia.
The third variation of Ferrari's highly acclaimed F430, the 430 Scuderia offers drivers the thrilling—or terrifying—package of 510bhp powering a car that weighs just 1,250kg. Yes, that's right. Every horse is pulling just 2.45kg. As the Scuderia badge implies, there's a host of other clever stuff direct from the F1 team's box of tricks, including the latest F1 software, F1 Superfast, which reduces the gearchange time to a mere 60 milliseconds. There's also a new system for traction control, which combines the Ferrari's E-Diff electronic differential with the F1-Trac traction and stability control. All of which should help you keep it on the road.
F1 legend Michael Schumacher will unveil the car at the Frankfurt Motor show in September.