The result of constant innovation
One of the main characteristics which unites all Ferrari customers is their desire for road cars which feature technology which has been developed by the company's success in Formula 1. In 1997, Ferrari were the first in the world to launch an F1-style automated manual gearbox on a production car with the 355; Ferrari were again the first in the world to use Carbon-Ceramic technology for braking systems, first on the Enzo in 2002, then, on the Challenge Stradale in 2003 and, today, on the entire production line.
These are only two examples of how the technology developed by the company's racing cars is constantly being transferred to the GT cars.
Further technologies which have been developed by the company's racing experience are the greatly reduced gear change timing and the use of electronics in the traction control and differential. The exhaustive study of sophisticated aerodynamics which started in 1994 with the introduction of ground effects on the F355 also derives from the Formula 1. The 430 Scuderia is, once again, light-years ahead in its application of innovative ideas aimed at maximising performance and thrills when driving to bring it even closer to the world of single-seaters.