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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
Ferrari F430 Coupe (05-10) - rated 4.5 out of 5
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PROS

Outstanding performance, dramatic looks, compact size, sublime engine noise

CONS

Limited practicality, high price and running costs, waiting list

At a glance

New price £135,285 - £172,069
Used price £30,340 - £143,190
Fuel economy 15 - 18 mpg
Road tax cost £325 - £570
Insurance group 50 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Outstanding performance, dramatic looks, compact size, sublime engine noise

CONS

Limited practicality, high price and running costs, waiting list

Ferrari F430 Coupe rivals

Aston Martin
DBS
4.5 out of 5 4.5

The F430 is the successor to the first of the modern aluminium-bodied Ferraris, the 360M, and the cheapest Ferrari available - although we'd hesitate to call any £140,000 car affordable. A traditional mid-engined two-seat supercar, it employs technology honed in F1 racing to make it one of the most exciting road cars on sale. While similar in proportion to the 360M, the F430 is more angular, the rear end styling borrowed from the Enzo supercar while the distinctive twin nostril treatment at the front is inspired by Ferrari’s 1960s Grand Prix racers.

Fighting it for space in the premiership footballer's garage are cars such as the Lamborghini Gallardo and now discontinued Ford GT. The first of the F430s to appear was the coupé, which was launched in 2004. A convertible F430 Spider arrived the following year and the even more performance oriented Scuderia in 2007.

Ferrari F430 Coupe rivals

Aston Martin
DBS
4.5 out of 5 4.5

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