Interior & Personalization
The interior is exceptionally innovative as well as sporty.
The instruments are housed in a new binnacle, and this design - together with the layout of the dashboard - underlines the care that has gone into grouping all the major controls within easy reach of the driver.
In the driver's direct line of sight are the rev counter, which features new graphics with a choice of either a red or yellow background and a new metal surround, the digital readout of the gear ratio selected (F1 version) and a multi-function display.
The same uncompromising approach to driver control was the inspiration behind mounting the starter button and manettino on the steering wheel.
The cockpit is noticeably bigger and the already excellent passenger comfort is improved still further by a slimmer central tunnel which houses the gear lever turret on the manual version or the F1 console on the paddle-shift version.
The seats have been redesigned for greater lateral containment too. Electric seats are available on request as is a racing version featuring a four-point safety harness (depending on market).
Each Ferrari to emerge from the factory at Maranello is absolutely unique, not just because it is hand-built, but also because a virtually endless combination of personalisation options is offered to each new owner.
A choice of 16 different bodywork and 12 different leather trim colours are available for the F430 models. These can be matched with no less than eight different carpet colours.
The rev counter is available in either red or yellow and the inserts on the dash can be personalised in carbon-fibre or aluminium. Four different hood colours are available for the Spider: black, navy, beige or bordeaux. Ferrari's personalisation options are completed by the exclusive and extensive "Carrozzeria Scaglietti" Personalisation Programme.