The Ferrari F430 first went into production in 2004 and stayed on sale until 2009, sitting between the 360 and the 458 in the Ferrari V8 lineage, and the last of the naturally-aspirated Prancing Horses. The engine used in the F430 was the F136 E, a 4.3-litre 90-degree V8 producing 490PS (360kW) and 465Nm (343lb ft) of torque. The power was one thing, but the sound was out of this world. Revving to in excess of 8,500rpm, this was a V8 that sung whole heartedly, a noise that only a Ferrari could make.
Now, this particular F430 has received something of a makeover, specifically to the exhaust. It’s a unit manufactured by Capristo, and we figure that this might garner a mixed response. There’s a discernible difference with this new exhaust to the sound of that wonderous V8. You can detect a marked increase in the lower end, it’s more bassy than the standard set-up, and that does give this car an added attitude.
However, there’s an argument here that this car is already a work of art. That V8 might well be one of the best sounding ever, so how could anyone dare to tamper with it? It’s a Ferrari after all…
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