It's not just the straight line acceleration that stands out with the 430 Scuderia, although 3.4sec to 60mph is worth shouting about. No, it's the fact that this car can lap Ferrari's Fiorano test track in the same time as a 660bhp Enzo. Perhaps development input from a certain Michael Schumacher had something to do with that!
The car has shed 100kg in weight from the standard F430, and benefits from race spec carbon brakes and the latest F1 sequential transmission with shift speeds down to an incredible 60ms. Last but not least, gone are the flared nostrils of the F430, replaced with more aggressive chiselled air intakes, which makes for an altogether more purposeful stance.
A convertible version (known just as the 16M) was also produced in small numbers (officially 499, but some say more). Track day heaven for the well to do.