Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

No Ferrari has yet been put through the Euro NCAP crash test procedure but we would expect the strong aluminium chassis to provide good protection in an accident. Despite the car’s huge performance there’s a good chance that you wouldn’t ever have to find out though: an electronic stability control system is standard and if the incredibly powerful standard steel brakes aren’t enough for you, there’s the racing-style carbon ceramic brakes now standard on every Ferrari.

Seatbelt pretensioners and both driver and passenger airbags are standard, but side airbags are not available.

Clearly you don’t buy a mid-engined supercar if you’re worried about being able to lug around furniture and golf clubs. But the front boot is a respectable size and well-shaped for soft bags if not traditional rectangular suitcases. Ferrari does a nice line in fitted luggage if you really want to maximise your carrying capacity, albeit at a price. And unless you’re so tall that you need to push the seat right back against the bulkhead, there’s a useful amount of space behind the seats too including a netted storage area.

Rear visibility is marginally worse than the coupé’s due to the deletion of the rear window.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Ferrari F430 Convertible (05-09).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Spider equipment

Spider standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Spider optional equipment
None available