Best of the Best 2008: Sports Cars: Ferrari 430 Scuderia

Ferrari is engaged in some dark alchemy these days. How else could the 430 Scuderia be both quicker and more drivable than the car on which it is based, the F430? Perhaps Ferrari’s engineers did not intend to make the 430 Scuderia a great street car. If not, then that is a happy consequence of […]

Autos: Stable Condition

Ferrari’s racetrack-ready F430 Scuderia is all raw welds and unpainted aluminum. Naked carbon fiber stretches from the center tunnel to the doorsills; the floors are bare metal; and frills are fewer than a farm truck’s. This is a vehicle for those who work seriously at motoring more quickly and smoothly. To serve such wants, Ferrari […]

Car of the Year 2006: Ferrari F430 Spider

Wine is art in a glass,” William Curtis, CEO of Robb Report’s parent company, CurtCo Media, posited to our Car of the Year coterie during a dinner toast at one of the Napa Valley wineries that helped to host the event. Harvest season had just come to a close, and so it was a good […]

2006 Private Preview: Lamborghini Gallardo SE

It takes just four seconds—the amount of time a Ferrari F430 requires to reach 60 mph—to understand why Lamborghini created a special edition of the Gallardo. In the spirit of Ferruccio Lamborghini’s eternal rivalry with Ferrari, the Gallardo SE uses shorter ratios on five of its six gears to shave two-tenths of a second from […]