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Old 14th May 2009, 19:17   #1
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Ferrari have confirmed that they will be making a special edition F430 to show support to the residents of the Italian region of Abruzzo that was struck by a devastating earthquake on the 6th of April. This one-off F430 will be auctioned off with all proceeds going towards the Abruzzo Earthquake Fund. The special edition model that will be the very last F430 to roll off the production line towards the end of the year, and it will feature special two-tone livery recalling the traditional colors of Aquila, the city most hit, and will come with a certificate signed by Ferrari Chairman, Luca di Montezemolo and a personalized dedication plate to commemorate the donation.

The one-off F430 will be auctioned by 'RM Auction' due to be held this coming Sunday, May 17, 2009. According to Ferrari, the winning bidder will be invited to Maranello to choose the final specifications while the Italian firm has also offered to equip the car with a number of options from its extensive Carrozzeria Scaglietti catalogue.
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Looks nice! So the F430's reached the end of its line.Sad demise.yellow and silver color combo looks cool
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nice and humane initiative by Ferrari
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Well this just means one thing the F450 is just around the corner.

Nice gesture by ferrari.
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Still remember how the way the car charmed me out on the Miami Vice poster. Sad to hear that its curtains for the F430 for me it will be one of the all time favorites.
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Well this just means one thing the F450 is just around the corner.

Nice gesture by ferrari.
The car is expected to launch in October, not too far away! 4.5 liter engine with 550 BHP, if rumours are to be believed. Will put the LP 560 to sleep!
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The car is expected to launch in October, not too far away! 4.5 liter engine with 550 BHP, if rumours are to be believed. Will put the LP 560 to sleep!
Quite true.

Very nice gesture by Ferrari, indeed. Somehow the typical blood red look of the Ferrari appeals more to me, rather than this color scheme. Might just be me,though.
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Bye Bye F430 - The Ferrari most seen in India I guess. A beautiful machine.
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They did really well with the gold wheels on the Scuderia. These don't seem to be the same though..but they still look great. Hope they don't drastically change the design for the next model though...the curves on this model are just beautiful!
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I can't believe the 430's actually at the end of it's time. Sigh. One of the greatest symphonies in the automotive circles.
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How times flies. The F430 is nearing the end of its production life. One of the better looking modern day Ferraris and I guess the most popular one in Indias till date as well. I dont see it it becoming a classic or a cult though. Sad to see it go. Looking forward to the successor the F450. This one would be an LP560 killer for sure.
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The car's been sold for 180,000 Euros. All proceeds will go to an earthquake relief fund...Production of the F430 is expected to be halted by June..
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