By Lou Ann Hammond, Thu, 3 Feb 2005 08:00:00 PDT
Ferrari is the epitome of a prancing racing machine that hasn't been gilded. Ferrari's V-8 490 horsepower berlinetta does 0-60 in a horse-hoofing stomp of 3.5 seconds.
In commemoration of its past 50 years in the United States Ferrari opened a showroom - not a dealership - on Park Avenue. The showroom is more of a museum, not a dealership. Maybe they should call all Ferrari dealerships museums.
The F430 replaces the 360 maranello with a bigger engine and more technology. It weighs 3,197 pounds and has a wheelbase of 102.3 inches. An industry first for any production car is a steering wheel mounted paddle that controls the suspension settings.
2006 Ferarri 430
The panoramic view of the 430 engine
The Ferrari prancing away