19 June 2009 - 12:00
F430’s raw tuner
Tuning firms have a habit of ruining things. Everything they touch turns to bling or fake carbon fibre and while bogans shout a collective whoop, we just wince.
Sometimes, though, they make a pretty good fist of things. Check out this tuned F430 from Japanese firm ASI. Racey, eh? It's got the usual stuff - new bumpers, new skirts, fixed wing. But brilliantly, this kit weighs a whole 27kg less than a standard affair. That's almost as much as an entire jockey.
And it's nice to see a little restraint. Usually a tuned nutter car would have alloys the size of wagon wheels, painted pink for full blinged effect. We're fans of these black ones, though there will be some 19-inchers available in August.
And if you fancy going a step further, ASI will eek some more power from the ECU, sort your suspension and throw in a new exhaust too.
That'll keep the bogans happy.
Now watch Jeremy fall in love with the F430 back in 2005: