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Ferrari F430 Coupe boot space, practicality and safety

2005 - 2010 (change model)
Practicality rating: 1.5 out of 51.5

Written by Simon Harris Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

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.

Euro NCAP rating

Ratings for this model not available

Equipment and options

Each trim level will have different equipment offerings.
Basic equipment (14)
  • 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
Standard Equipment
Optional Equipment
Standard Trim Standard Equipment
  • n/a
Standard Trim Optional Equipment
  • n/a


Length 4512mm
Width 1923mm
Height 1199mm - 1214mm
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