This Italian exotic is available as a 2-seat coupe or spider (convertible), with the Scuderia available as coupe. The standard 4.3-liter V8 engine produces 490-horsepower at 8500 rpm; the Scuderia uses the same engine but power is bumped up to 503-horsepower. Two transmissions are available on the F430 - a 6-speed manual, or a 6-speed manual with F1-style steering column-mounted shift paddles that allow for extremely quick gear changes, while the Scuderia features a 6-speed manual with steering column-mounted paddles and Superfast2 shift technology. The standard E-Diff is an electronic limited-slip rear differential that varies the distribution of torque based on inputs such as steering angle and lateral acceleration. A switch on all F430 steering wheels, called a manettino, integrates suspension, traction control, stability control and shifter systems and allows the driver to choose the optimum setting for current conditions. Unique Scuderia standard features include carbon fiber interior trim, carbon ceramic brake system, re-styled front fascia, modified side-skirts, dual exhaust tips, a revised rear diffuser, 19-inch wheels, and carbon-fiber exterior mirrors. F430 options include carbon fiber interior trim, Bose sound system, parking sensors and navigation system. Distinctive racing stripes are available on the Scuderia. The 2009 F430 carries over from 2008.