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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

As with most supercars, Ferrari won't submit the expensive F430 to a Euro NCAP crash test but it's likely that the modern aluminium chassis would stand up well. There's a standard electronic stability system to keep that 483bhp engine under control and the tremendously powerful brakes – especially the pricey optional ceramic discs – are worth a mention for their ability to haul the F430 up from speed many metres before other cars on the road.

They are of course equipped with an anti-lock mechanism and electronic brakeforce distribution. Seatbelt pretensioners and both driver and passenger airbags are standard, but side airbags are not available.

Buy a mid-engined supercar and you can expect to need access to something more sensible now and again. There are only two seats and while the boot in the front is a reasonable size for this sort of car, its cube-like shape won't swallow big loads. Longer, slender items can be slotted behind the seats where there's also an oddments cubby and netted pocket.

In its favour the F430 is at least reasonably compact for a supercar and although the poor rear visibility makes parking difficult, the view forward is actually very good. Rear parking sensors are an expensive option at more than £700.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Ferrari F430 Coupe (05-10).

  • 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:

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available