Amid a scrum of photographers and journalists, Ferrari's just revealed the fastest, most hardcore version of its mid-engined F430.

It wasn't just the new 430 Scuderia that caused all the excitement – F1 legend Michael Schumacher was on hand personally to reveal the car that he's had a hand in developing.

Since retiring from F1, Schumacher has been helping Ferrari to tweak its sports cars, a job he apparently relishes.

Among other things in the 430 Scuderia, Schumacher has helped to tweak the Manettino, which is a special racing version.

Unlike that in the standard F430, this has no 'Ice' setting, and features a special 'CT' mode that switches off the traction control, but not the stability control. Sounds like a recipe for fun to us.