Ferrari 430 Scuderia crashed on the German Autobahn A9

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 6, 2011

An owner of a rear-wheeldrive Ferrari 430 Scuderia in Germany now regrets using his supercar in going to Berlin in the harsh winter season. While others would have left the 430hp supercar and instead ride a Porsche Cayenne with AWD, the 41-year-old brought out his vehicle with its V8 engine, thinking that the car could handle it.

Apparently, it couldn’t and he lost control of the car last Saturday. A report from Wochenblatt stated that the Ferrari 430 Scuderia crashed on the German Autobahn A9. Every panel on the car has been destroyed and burned and its wheels were damaged to the spokes.

The driver escaped the crash unhurt but his passenger, his teen son, left with a minor hand injury. P.S. Make sure you check world's most expensive car crash with eight Ferrari's involved!

The new Ferrari 430 Scuderia is distinct in many ways, from its engine and exhaust sound to its design philosophy. With involvement from seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, the Scuderia exerts sportiness, control and speed and is now available worldwide.

Weighing in at 2775 pounds or 1250 kg, the Scuderia puts out 510 hp at an impressive 8500 rpm. This is possible due to the V8 engine which has enabled the 430 to produce a power to weight ratio of a mere 2.45 kg/hp!

This means the Scuderia can reach 100 kmh in just 3.6 seconds. In recent tests at Ferrari's private test track in Fiorano, Italy, the Scuderia was able to produce a record comparable to the Ferrari Enzo, and form part of the Maranello's ideals of ensuring their road cars are every bit as good as their F1 ones.

This transference of technology has meant the Scuderia comes with the F1-SuperFast 2gearbox, the F1-Trac traction control system and E-Diff to combine into a nimble, aerodynamic, berlinetta with astonishing speed right out of the gate. It’s a pleasure you can have for yourself now whether it is on the road or the track.

Adapting the Ferrari F430's 90° V8 for the Scuderia, the engineers have modified the power output and added another 4 hp/litre to produce 118 hp/litre. Air inlets and the exhaust system have been changed to be closer to the Ferrari F430 Challenge

In addition, they have continued the use of carbon-fibre to reduce the weight even further on the intake manifold and filter housing unit.

The 430's ignition system has been optimised with a set of special coils and a dedicated CPU whose purpose is to monitor the combustion chamber, in particular the ionising currents and the spark plug electrodes. The purpose of this is to track every spark for every cylinder and ensure the detonations happen faster. All these have been made possible due to the extensive experience Ferrari has had at Formula 1.

The Ferrari 430 Scuderia's new piston design has increased the compression ratio to 11.88:1 and a lot of attention has been put into ensuring the engine and exhaust sound like every Ferrari should.

These finer details were then applied to the intake, exhaust system and sound damping to produce an exhilarating experience inside the cabin which matches the thrill of a Ferrari in full sprint.

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