Car and Driver magazine has recently taken the Ferrari F430 out for a spin in the Stelvio Pass, which is said to be one of the greatest roads in the world.
An impressive supercar on an impressive road, this seems to be the key to a successful test drive and the lucky man who has done that is Car and Driver’s European correspondent Jethro Bovingdon. The Stelvio Pass is considered to be one of the greatest roads on earth and it was completed in 1825 by the Austrian Empire who wanted to connect Lombardia, a former Austrian province, with the rest of Austria, so the road is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps with breathtaking views and 60 hairpin turns.
As a quick reminder, the Ferrari 458 Spider has been officially presented to the public last year, during the Frankfurt Motor Show, and it’s powered by a 4.5 liter V8 engine which is developing a total output of 570 horsepower at 9,000 rpm, with a peak torque of 398 lb-ft available at 6,000 rpm. The unit is mated to a dual-clutch seven-speed F1 transmission and the 0 to 62 mph takes just 3.4 seconds. Top speed is 198 mph and the price in the United States has been set at 257,000 USD.