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    Does anyone know why the the 430 was designated the F430? The F prefix seemed to be reserved for top of the range models like F40 / F50 / F12 not the humble 430. Is the F significant in any way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slapshot View Post
    Does anyone know why the the 430 was designated the F430? The F prefix seemed to be reserved for top of the range models like F40 / F50 / F12 not the humble 430. Is the F significant in any way?
    That's it then

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    I've wondered that too, especially as we have the F355 (although the F1 version dropped the 'F' I believe).

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    I thought it was something to do with the model being an update of a previous one rather than a complete all new model? F355 is an updated 348, F430 is an updated 360.

    Might be way off though!

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    That thought had crossed my mind but I didn't want to say it in case it was rubbish!!

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