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Newbie on this site =) F430 Questions

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Hey guys,

I was thinking about purchasing a Ferrari F430 and just needed some help from you experts

I was hoping someone on this board would have access or the actual code for the Ferrari Grigio Silverstone. I can't seem to find the PPG or the Glasurit paint code for this. The reason being because I want to buy a can and see if I like the color in person or not. The pictures just don't do it for me

So if anyone can help in finding or locating the paint code for the Grigio Silverstone, that would be great, thank you all in advance and I hope to be posting a pic of the car very soon.
 

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Your dealer would have a set of painted colour panels of all the colours available and the leather swatces and thread colours. Suggest you go and see them. If this is the first time you're ordering a "new" Ferrari, then I suggest you put your deposit first because the specs can be finalised later. It takes quite sometime before the factory will need a final confirmation of the specs so you'll have plenty of time to make changes after you've made your orders. The que for the 430 is going to be very long so place your order now and finalise your specs in a couple of months time.
 

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Welcome to the site, I hope we can help you. Stradale gave the best advice. You will get excellent customer service and a Ferrari can be customized to your exact taste, which is nice because the car is tailored to you, giving it a little more personal touch.
 

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I don't know the color Grigio Silverstone...
I do know Argento Nurburgring, which is silver...
Is Grigio Silverstone a new color grey for the 430 maybe? If so, the dealer should be able to show you the color. Also, like Stradale said, you don't have to pick your color already, just order the car, and by the time you have to decide the color, you have already seen a few cars in flesh (or metal?) if you ask your dealer to call you when one gets in. The first cars are already being delivered now in Europe.
 

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Hi!! When you say that Ferraris can be customised to suit you, that only means the interior, right? I say this because the engine specs are set, right? You can't change the HP or the Torque, right?

Thansk.
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M FERRARI said:
Hi!! When you say that Ferraris can be customised to suit you, that only means the interior, right? I say this because the engine specs are set, right? You can't change the HP or the Torque, right?

Thansk.
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Engine spec is fixed. Only the body colour, interior colour, materials, seats etc. In short any of the "soft finishes". And any other things that Ferrari offer as options like carbon ceramic brakes, brake caliper, rims, tyres etc. Dealers will be supplied with this option list with prices, so you just tick what you want and then the dealer will total up and then you will get the final cost of your Ferrari. Be warned the options are expensive but only as costly as say the options on a Mercedes.

Sometimes in the production life of the model Ferrari will issue new option list which may include Fiorano handling package, etc. as what happened with the F355, 550 and 575 models. This involves stiffer suspension, better brake and steering system.
 

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There are also several aftermarket companies who do some tuning for Ferrari's, for example putting some turbo's on it.
 

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Dr. Bob said:
There are also several aftermarket companies who do some tuning for Ferrari's, for example putting some turbo's on it.
Fair enough to turbo an old car like the 355 or even the 360 but the 430? You'll probably lose half the price the moment the turbo is fitted. Just get the factory options for a new 430. Once the car is 3 or 4 years old then think about the turbo. That's my 2 cents.
 

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I wouldn't fit any mods either, but that person asked for any mod-options, and although I don't like them, because we are a forum which wants to give advice to everybody, I thought I had to mention it anyway since the factory doesn't offer it.
 

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It comes down to what you are looking for in terms of total performance. Personally I would never touch a car that had an aftermarket turbo charger bolted on to it, but that is just my opinion. Suggest you find an older TR or 328 which has had that done to it and test drive it vs a non-modified version before you consider any modification. If you are in the UK, alternatively you should take a look at a Turbo modified TVR Griffith vs a standard TVR Griffith 5.0 to give you an idea of the performance and handling effect. Performance in a straight line :D , handling :evil:
 

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I don't know how it is in the UK, But in the States Ferrari dealerships are evil. They are not permitted to sell a new car over sticker, so they sell new cars to Bentley dealerships at sticker and buy them back a what ever and now have a used car to sell at market value. Spiders at $240 with a sticker of $209. My friend just bought a used Spider with 18 miles on it for $233.
 
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