Hamann Tunes the Ferrari F430

We usually like our Ferraris straight up and unadorned, not messed with. But having already won us over with tuner versions of Ferrari's 360 and Lamborghini's Gallardo (and enjoying a long history of such feats), the engineers at Germany's Hamann get our nod on their F430 tuning package. As if they needed it.

The package includes with a tasteful and weight-balanced aerodynamics kit — available in carbon-Kevlar or fiberglass — that performs as it's designed: to reduce lift on the front axle and increase downforce on the rear. Performance-wise, a sports exhaust system increases horsepower by 48hp, while the automatically adjusting suspension, which reacts to throttle and steering inputs, is tuned for the new configuration. Five-spoke rims and a custom leather interior provide the final touches. Taken together, it's an understated series of improvements that actually makes the car look factory fresh, not tarted-up.

Hamann Tunes the Ferrari F430

Hamann Tunes the Ferrari F430

Hamann Tunes the Ferrari F430

Hamann Tunes the Ferrari F430

Hamann Tunes the Ferrari F430

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