One is from the original F430 set and one is from the new 16M set I bought
Please excuse the poor quality photos in this update.
Carbon fibre hood tray
Ed has fitted my carbon hood tray. It was interesting to compare the weight to the original part - the carbon part is considerably lighter.
Here are a few photos of the car with the roof cassette removed. Quite a sight.
N.B. my paintwork hasn't faded: the car is covered in dust from standing in my workshop for over a year.
The new tray is made from unidirectional carbon fibre, but I asked for the rear external side to be finished in plain weave as it is faces into the engine bay where most other parts are also plain weave. I think this adds a very nice and completely unique finishing touch.
My spare instrument cluster binnacle has been trimmed in the same red leather as my steering wheel etc.
Work on the rear bulkhead trims should be completed over Easter which leaves a few parts for the front to come later.
I would like to thank some other owners and enthusiasts:
Richard from Brisbane, Australia, donated an OEM Ferrari charging plug to make a non-Ferrari CTEK unit a plug-and-play charger.
Angelo from Italy has been providing some hard-to-find information, and again Carlo for assisting with parts and other knowledge.
More on the car soon.
Sprung weight saved: 88.174 kg
Original F430 Part
Original Part (kg)
Replacement Part (kg)
Sprung Saving (kg)
Unsprung Saving (kg)
Replacement Part Pedals - brake 1 0.987 0.627 0.36 - 16M/Scuderia Pedals - brake and clutch height adjuster bracket 1 0.086 0 0.086 - Removed - unused Brakes - ABS/ESP - acceleration sensor 1 0.091 0 0.091 - Removed - function provided by CAN yaw Pedals - Pedals - accelerator assembly 1 0.883 0.869 0.014 - 16M/Scuderia Door hinges 4 0.705 0.5005 0.818 - Machined to reduce weight Dashboard plaque 'F430 Spider' - carbon version 1 0.025 0.086 -0.061 - '16M Scuderia Spider - Limited 499' Interior - centre console, complete (carbon driving zone) 1 2.253 1.341 0.912 - 16M (carbon) Windscreen washer tank, pumps, and minimum fluid 1 5.257 2.899 2.358 - 360 non-headlamp wash version adapted Headlamps - standard 2 0.3505 0.137 0.427 - 16M (carbon) Wing mirror pair 1 2.11 1.431 0.679 - 16M/Scuderia (carbon) Spider hood tray 1 8.45 1.555 6.895 - Bespoke carbon version
Unsprung weight saved: 24.97 kg
Total weight saved: 113.114 kg