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One would consider a perfect day to encompass a great slumber from the night before, a hearty breakfast of ham and eggs and as you walk out to the end of a stone path, you find the beautiful athletic form of a Rosso Corsa Ferrari F430...

22 Apr 2011

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Ferrari. The very mention of it sets the hearts of adolescent school boys and adult men aflutter. In the automotive world, there is no other marque that stirs the emotions like one of Enzo Ferrari's stallions.

This conduit of emotions stems from the fact that every Ferrari that rolls out of the factory in Modena leaves with the spirit of the Italian craftsman that built it.

When Enzo Ferrari started building these eclectic machines for the road, he did it with only one purpose. To generate enough funds for him to do what he loved most, racing. But rather than churning out random pieces of automotive parts, he devoted the same attention he did to his racing machines into each and every road going Ferrari.

This also meant that he inadvertently transferred much of the racing pedigree (both good and bad) from his racers down to his road going Ferraris to create some of the most exciting automobiles the world has ever seen.

The Italians might seem like a bunch who talk much too loud and dress with just about the same volume. But when it comes to design and engineering, they have few peers.

When you really look into it, every Ferrari is deserving of that hefty price tag when you consider the amount of coach work that brought it from a bare chassis into the powerful snorting Italian stallion that leaves the factory.

Your money's worth...

The F430 starts out as an aluminium space frame chassis that is devoid of any body panels. After a chemical bath against corrosion, the body panels are fitted before the whole car is sent for paint.

The body panels are negatively charged while the fine mist of paint from the computer controlled robotic arms are positively charged. This gives the body panels an extremely even spread of paint. After this the body is sent for a four hour baking process to cure the paint.
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