I really wanted a great, fun driver (2009 Ferrari F430 Scuderia) that made about 700 hp, explained Sriyantha Weerasuria. It sounds reasonable. Like planning to exclusively date supermodels, or making Friday casual beer day, or never having to visit an in-law to the holidays-all totally reasonable requests. Underground Racing was there to answer the phone callWhile we joke, Weerasuria’s request sounds far more reasonable if put into context. You can see, he’s the dog owner of Elite Motorsports in Austin, Texas, and has been modding cars since before most of us were born. So, his collection of tuned vehicles leaves us drooling every time we think about it.
While surveying the fleet within his garage, he walks past a 700hp Mercedes SL65 and this Ferrari F430 Scuderia set up for your track. You’d think he’d get into his MP4-12C or maybe the Aventador, but he might pass those to reach the 1,750-whp Underground Racing (UGR) Lamborghini Gallardo LP560 with all the rare R package. But usually, Weerasuria passes them all and opens the door to his Ferrari F430 Scuderia twin-turbo.
Just the brave try to work on the 430’s V8, but those intercoolers and also heat wrap supply the game away.
It’s my favorite by far, he told us. The Scud is raw. The shifts are violent, it sounds like an F1 car, and it’s considerably more nimble. I really like the handling. It’s just the perfect package.
He claims it’s better still than the Ferrari 458 Italia he once owned, but found it too smooth and lacked emotion.When considering the options for his 700hp fun driver, Weerasuria test-drove an Ferrari F430 enhanced using a Novitec twin-supercharger system, but apparently wasn’t impressed. UGR makes 700 at the wheels and sounds much better, he told us, although They create 720 hp to the engine.
So, he shipped his ’09 Scuderia to Underground Racing in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the company’s stage 1 twin-turbo system. Noted for its work on Gallardos, such as Weerasuria’s aforementioned 1,750-whp weapon, Underground Racing branched out and started modifying the Audi R8 (which shares much of the Gallardo’s DNA) before eventually turning to Ferraris. We assume this is because the Ferrari guys were fed up with being beaten by Lamborghinis at high-speed shootouts such as thein addition they offer packages for the 360, 599, and 458. For Weerasuria’s Scuderia, they kept the internals stock and left the 11.9: 1 compression ratio unchanged. The owner ensured the reduced-end power and torque didn’t suffer, for that reason. But once the turbos start working, it pulls like an 800ci big-block!
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The kit uses a pair of billet 67 turbos from Precision Turbo. These cram more air in the 4.3L V8’s chambers, while the intake air temperature is lowered by the Underground Racing water-to-air intercoolers and larger injectors. In fact, it offers an upgraded fuel system and MoTeC 800 ECU to meter more fuel.
Tial wastegates and blow-off valves maintain the pressures precise, and what doesn’t flow into the chambers, flows out through 3.50-inch tubes and Burns mufflers. Peak boost on 93-octane is a safe 6 psi for 700 whp, or 900 whp on C16 race gas at 9 psi.the automobile was lowered on the stock coilovers and optimized through corner balancing.
In place of the stock wheels is some 20-inch HRE P47s, with Michelin Super Sport tires keeping it glued to terra firma. The axles and other driveline components were deemed sufficient and remain untouched.
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“, if and TTSCUD you were to discover it take off under full throttle, you’d think it was actually powered from the same rocket engines within the Gulf War missiles of the same name, his Underground Racing Ferrari F430 wears the license plate TTSCUD, ” and. Those Scuds, however, were renowned for not going where these people were aimed, something Weerasuria enjoyed a taste of when he put C16 within the tank. At 900 whp, it was just too much, though I had race fuel inside once. It could spin the tires in Fourth and Fifth. It was crazy, but it was enormous fun!