The Wimmer RS tuning for the Ferrari 430 Scuderia 16M Spider is first in our tuning a day series. We’ll be bringing you a post a day of the recent tunings that have been released, and we figured we’d start with something red and something Ferrari.
The Scuderia Spider tuning has modified bumpers and a rear diffuser, and on the engine front it features new sport valves and engine control system. This is part of the “Power Packet” which uses two catalytic coverters increase power by 38 hp. The 430 Scuderia Spider now has a top speed of 321 km/hr, and reaches 100 km/hr in just 3.84 seconds. The sprint to 200 km/hr takes 11.03 seconds and reaching 300 km/hr takes nearly 35 seconds.
You even get a sound modifying remote control to change the sound of the car and rather than lowering it, the Scuderia now has a KW Hydraulic Lift System which raises the car by 45 mm to avoid those annoying bumps and garage ramps. Completing the package are 19-inch black BBS FI alloy wheels and high speed Dunlop tyres.
According to tuning house Novitec Rosso, not even a Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider 16M is enough to please some exclusive customers. And so here’s a tuning recipe dedicated to 499 cars of the Italian spider: new alloy wheels, bronzed rear lights, but especially a dizzying performance upgrade.
The V8 4.3 litre engine passes from 510 to a whopping 717 hp thanks to a twin turbo kit and a series of mechanical upgrades. The car will still have a top speed of 348 km/hr, reach 100 km/hr in 3.5 seconds, and to hit 300 km/hr you’ll 26.1 seconds (of sheer terror?). A possible limit of 696 hp could be imposed, but that’s still enough to get the wind in the hair of some customers.
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Ferrari will present both its 599 GTB Fiorano HGTE and the 599 XX (described by Ferrari as a “technological laboratory”) at the Geneva show. You can see the former in this official image, while the latter underlines the many advanced solutions that Ferrari will debut.
The 599 XX will be reserved for a select group of customers, with the opportunity of testing some of the F1 technology that has never previously been present on a road model.
The 599 GTB “HGTE” means “Handling GT Evoluzione”, and a new metallic red will be used for the occasion of its debut. The 599 XX will have the F1 2008 livery, while the Ferrari stand will feature the Formula 1 vehicle itself.
Other recent road models on display will be a grey titanium Scuderia Spider 16M, a racing red 430 Scuderia and a metallic black California with sandy interior.
The spectacular Ferrari we would all like for Christmas will unfortunately be available only to 499 people. The Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M is beautiful, esotic and unattainable - it is truly a four-wheel superlative.
At the Bologna motorshow the Scuderia Spider is really showing off, and disregarding any doubts on the open top version. The Spider 16M was created to celebrate the 16th Formula 1 Constructor Title with a time of 1′26″5 on the Fiorano track. Check out this live gallery of the Scuderia Spider, interior and all.
“Why Ferraris have lost their beauty” could be the topic for an entire thesis on Italian car design and automobile history, but as it happens, Gavin Green writing in Car, has put together a simple but effective piece on the new Ferrari style.
Green seems to be a real fan of Ferrari, and someone who knows them well, so we can assume he hasn’t written the piece to increase readership. Basically he says that while modern Ferrari models have maintained, and even developed if that’s possible, the pure driving style, the beauty has been lost along the way.
But as the capability has blossomed, the beauty has been besmirched. Ferraris aren’t gorgeous any more. The California has a fat arse. The 612 is fussy and ill-proportioned. The Enzo is more bug than bird. Even the F430 lacks the visual grace and profile poetry of the old F355, the last lovely Ferrari.
After having anticipated that a Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider would be made in a limited edition of the Maranello, Ferrari has so far not confirmed or denied the news, but now does so in a veiled way.
In the new presentation film dedicated to California customers, the office of Dany Bahar, Global Sales and Brand Director, is decorated with a photo of a yellow 430 Scuderia Spider. At this point, we’ll wait for the official presentation at the Mugello Ferrari finals in November. From the small image it’s not easy to see whether modifications have been made, though we hope Ferrari is not going down the path of a luxury spider and will stick to the extreme principles of the Scuderia.
Here’s quite a realistic interpretation of what the Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider could look like. This version, which we reported on a few days ago, is already driving fans distracted around the the world, who are debating on the possibility of seeing a model.
These excellent renders come from Jonsibal and show the Scuderia without her roof, but with the same lines from the “normal” version with roll bar and cover for the roof.
The rumours look like they’re finally being confirmed, despite the “oxymoron” present in the fact that Ferrari will present a spider version of the 430 Scuderia by the end of the year. For some, this is purely a marketing move as the glamour of a spider version is the antithesis of the high demand for the minimalist and pure style of the Scuderia.
The only hope is that the spider will keep to lightweight and sporty principles with no compromises, as it currently weighs 70 kg more than the coupè. Ferrari intends on creating a limited series, probably aimed at collectors, in 300 units of a model likely to presented at the finals of the Challenge Ferrari championship at Mugello in November.