Legendary, a title that not many cars can achieve or earn. The Ferrari 430 Scuderia is still not a very old car, the stripped out, hardcore 430 variant was first revealed at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show but it has been tipped to be a future classic. Being produced in limited numbers meant that demand hugely outstripped supply and as a result used prices certainly reflect the cars desirability and collectable nature.
The Scuderia is a mechanical masterpiece and was a step-up from the standard 430. It is 220lb lighter and is 22hp more powerful bringing the total to 508hp. The numbers only tell half of the story. This car is such an icon not only for raw pace but as an experience as a whole. It is organic and pure.
Yes it has the driver aids of any other Ferrari but unlike the 599GTO or the F12 Berlinetta, they are not as intrusive. It was the last Ferrari road car to have a single clutch gearbox, ever tug of the wheel mounted paddles would snap the next gear into place with brutal ferocity. All of this before we even come onto the sound of this Italian monster, it is one of the best V8 noises ever, the wailing, howling, roaring and crackling would bring a smile to anyone who ever had the chance to have a go in a Scuderia!
This spectacular image was taken by Chester Ng outside the beautiful Palace in Beijing.