Interested to hear regarding upgrading the F1 system. I'm not 100% on how it works, as I don't think it goes faster purely because of software upgrades. For the Scuderia it received an new (bigger?) F1 pump, and obviously new software. Not sure if the 430 and 360 pumps are the same. For the 360 CS the software was as fast as the F430, so presumably at least those pumps are the same.
If that's all that's needed (gearbox control unit (software or entire unit) and F1 pump, it would be a fairly easy upgrade I would say.
Someone sold his Enzo recently (only had it shortly) and one of his biggest annoyances was how slow the gearbox is, kind of ruining the experience. I get that. I love manual cars, but Ferrari perfected it with the final single clutch F1 system of the Scuderia/GTO. IF the upgrade is fairly simple, it would be nice if Ferrari actually went on to sell these upgrades.
officially Ferrari not sell those upgrades ....
Are some shops (Ferrari and not) that do those upgrades with software obtained in not clear way ....
My dealer use an electronic guy that have the software from F., but is approx one year that he not want to upgrade F1 gearboxes and not tell why ....
About time shift, yes it depend from the software but in every case is not possible to go down over the "mechanical physiological time" because could have damage and less affidability ....
For example 599 have same gearbox of 575 but 599 have a the little dual discs clutch that have less moment of inertia in respect the clutch of 575 and also the flywheel and the crank of 599 have less moment of inertia, for this reason 599 can shift in 100 ms.
The moment of inertia of the rotation parts during the shift phase generates the moment that the synchronizer should restrain in order to equalizer the speed of the two shafts before coupling, in general the moment formula for rotating bodies is:
M = external torque
J = moment of intertia (depending to the dimensions and weights of the parts)
ώ = angular acceleration (depending to the time shift)
Ipotizing that the acceleration is costant duting alignment phase vwe have.
Δn = difference of rotation speed of the two shafts
ts = time shift
K = costant for dimension unit
ώ = Δn / ts k
Is clear that if you will reduce shift time, will be acceleration increase, torque increase and for last increase the work of the synchronizer ...., this is one reason because on 575 (and following) Ferrari introduced the multi cone synchronizer, that in the same diameter on the single cone have more brake torque and less coupling force.
Remeber that 550 have double cone only in 1 & 2 gear and single in all other gears, 575-612-599 have triple in 1&2 and double on the other.
Scuderia for example have less problems of inertia because have a very short shaft in respect to the long transaxle shaft of the 575-599, and can run with low shift time.