The latest two-seater has been given more power while shedding weight to increase its power-to-weight ratio to 461bhp per tonne. That figure is just 21bhp shy of that produced by the Ferrari 488 GTB.
It has been made possible thanks to a boost in output for the 3-Eleven’s supercharged 3.5-litre engine. Power peaks at 424bhp and torque at 325lb ft, jumps of 20bhp and 23lb ft respectively. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox and Torsen-type limited-slip differential.
Using carbonfibre for the bodywork also helps to shave 5kg from the standard car’s 925kg dry weight. The 430 retains the Exige-based bonded aluminium chassis of the regular car, sitting on the same fully independent double wishbone suspension with Eibach anti-roll bars. It sits on 18in (front) and 19in (rear) wheels which are wrapped in Michelin Cup 2 tyres.