2009 ASI Ferrari F430 – Same Pop, Less Plop
ASI is a Japanese tuner that has mainly been known for their wicked Bentley mods for the GT, GTS, GTC and Flying Spur. ASI stands for Accuracy, Spirit and Imagination and they really do live up to their name. Now, they have focused their engineering know-how on the 2009 Ferrari F430. ASI’s new body kit includes a new front bumper ($5,000 USD), Side Skirts ($4,000 USD) and Rear Bumper ($6,000 USD). Purchased together the body kit runs $15,000 USD, so no discount there for the full set. The real benefit of going with ASI’s aero mods is that they provide a 27kg (60 lbs) weight reduction compared to stock with some additional ASI flavor as a bonus.
One quick observation— ASI’s Ferrari kit is not nearly as outrageous as their Bentley mods. Actually, right now it seems more functional and tame than anything they have produced to date. It will be interesting to see how things ramp up and if their focus on Ferrari will stay performance oriented over flash and gleam.
The Company is also offering ECU Tuning for $7,500 USD and a Sachs Suspension System for $13,000 USD. As this is really just the start of ASI’s tuning efforts for Ferrari, a release schedule has been provided for this new project moving forward. Rolling out in late June, July and August look for the following: Dry Carbon Rear Wing, Front Brake System, Diffuser Fins, ASI Center-tip Exhaust System and 19-inch Forged Wheels. We’ll provide an update later this summer with specs on the full 2009 ASI Ferrari F430 package. Stay tuned…