Art and Merrick from European Auto Group in San Antonio, Texas invited me down to give a review on their Ferrari 430 Scuderia that has been converted to a manual gated transmission! This is the only Scud in the world that has a manual transmission and I’m lucky enough to be the 3rd person to drive it since the conversion.
The work performed is very impressive. They had to remove all of the F1 pump and hydraulic actuators, and install a clutch pedal, the gated shifter, and of course manage the computer and other systems in the car. The amount of labor and custom work required must have been very difficult, especially as the end result looks impressive. Best of all, it drives flawlessly. Shifting is smooth as butter, the clutch is a little heavy but exactly what you’d want on a Ferrari.
A huge thanks to Art and Merrick for the invite and for a fun day driving such a unique car.
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