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F430 Test drive

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F430 Test drive

Post by F4H mikem on Fri 13 Apr 2012 - 17:22

Test driving this thing today...... Got a 1 hr test drive for my BD


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Re: F430 Test drive

Post by F4H mikem on Fri 13 Apr 2012 - 23:29

Hope it's ok if I just post a link to the pics. Working on the video edit now. Fantastic car to drive!!!!

Some pics from today and some other cars they have

F430 album

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Re: F430 Test drive

Post by HCR generaltso on Sat 14 Apr 2012 - 7:46

sweeeeeeettttt

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Re: F430 Test drive

Post by VVV GunDaM on Sat 14 Apr 2012 - 8:32

GLRmikem wrote:Test driving this thing today...... Got a 1 hr test drive for my BD

I've sat in one of those!!

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Re: F430 Test drive

Post by nickyf1 on Sat 14 Apr 2012 - 9:38

I saw one in London.

In fact, I saw about 4 of them in London.

And I saw a 458 Italia driving around through Glasgow's inner city one time too. Very surreal.

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Re: F430 Test drive

Post by Richy59 on Sat 14 Apr 2012 - 13:41

Was it awesome Mike?




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Re: F430 Test drive

Post by F4H mikem on Sat 14 Apr 2012 - 14:20


It was amazing! There's nothing like the feel, sound, handling and performance of Ferrari that I've ever experienced in a street car. The car looks much better in person then in the pics. Being near it was like being near a really hot super model. It warps reality and your senses, at one point I looked at the speedo and was doing 80, then realized I was in a 55. We got onto a toll road with a speed limit of 75 and without even thinking about it I got it into 5 gear and was doing over 100. I would have gone even faster but with a $160K car, some roads I'd never been on and no radar detector, I backed off. Our route took us within a mile of the Austin F1 track but my instructor/owner passanger didn't want to do a drive by.

You almost have to judge your speed by what gear you're in and rpm/sound. Not very much engine sounds in car until you get to 4000 rpm and above and then everything changes and the car starts to scream. Very light feel to the steering and you could really tell it was a mid engine car. Excellent road feed back to the driver in every way. Like flying in a Lear jet compared to a Cessna. It has a great paddle shifter setup that was set for sport mode; the up shifts were very fast and hard. Downshifts you could do yourself or just let it do it for you.

We blew off a really nice Corvette who must of been slowing down just to get a look. Such a great feeling.

Working on a video edit that was made from a high def GoPro camera in the car. Made a bunch of stupid comments that got recorded!


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Re: F430 Test drive

Post by CQR Rogue on Sat 14 Apr 2012 - 14:46

Smile Smile

Get a GTR or Audi R8 test drive next Smile Glad you had fun.

I have a race day have to use soon Lambo or F430 as well Smile




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Re: F430 Test drive

Post by F4H mikem on Sun 15 Apr 2012 - 11:34

Here's some video from the test drive. Not that exiciting, just some basic driving around. Hit a 100 on the freeway.


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Re: F430 Test drive

Post by LMR DarthMario on Sun 15 Apr 2012 - 11:54

a WRX toy? Smile what exactly do you got?

beautiful 430. hope you brought a spare set of pants to change into after that drive Razz




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Post by Standaman94 on Sun 15 Apr 2012 - 12:03

Fantastic stuff man Very Happy

I hate to say it, but I live in an area with a lot of these (and other older Ferraris) around. About 30 miles away there's a Ferrari, Porsche, Maserati and Bentley garage and often I'd see 430 Scudi's around there.

My girlfriend's friend has a 458 Italia which he crashed into a Range Rover on a roundabout and it might get written off (they're not strong... it was a mere bump and the engine was damaged). Also, it wasn't his fault. He also has a modified '05 Mustang GT and a classic convertible Shelby of some kind.

In fact, I'm somewhat jealous that you saw a Corvette Razz They're incredibly rare here. A lot of people say "Oh wow a Elise/Porsche/Gallado" but they're annoyingly common, so I'd rather appreciate a Mclaren or something like that.

Anyway, great video man. Who's was it? Why were you driving it?






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Re: F430 Test drive

Post by F4H mikem on Sun 15 Apr 2012 - 12:15

Rollin InAn STi wrote:a WRX toy? Smile what exactly do you got?

My DD is a 2009 WRX sedan with some mods, Cobb stage 1 dyno tune, AEM intake, Exedy clutch, short throw shifter, catback exhaust.

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Re: F430 Test drive

Post by LMR DarthMario on Sun 15 Apr 2012 - 13:59

Nice!! I had an '09 STi before money got tight on me, and had to give her up. came with the short shifter, auto-dimming mirror, and i had a Magnaflow CBE installed. i miss her, but im trying to make the '05 Legacy i have now unique. working on getting a set of '04 BBS's mounted (get them powdercoated gold then need to get rubber), then look into JDM tails, and suspension stuffs




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