The beige F430 spyder seemed kind of out of place there on Ferrari's stand, where everything else was bright red (except for the featured car, a baby-blue 430 Scuderia coupe). Weird, the muted colour scheme.
Weirder still, the green "bio-fuel" stickers all over the hood and the doors. Is this, I wondered, some kind of joke?
It isn't. Yes, this F430 wlll run on biofuel. And yes, despite being probably the raciest car brand on the planet, Ferrari is committed to greening its fleet. With European regulations on the way to force down CO2 emissions, it's going to have to.
To that end, a biofuel F430 is only the start. Ferrari has already shown us the Mille Chilli, a concept that looks like an Enzo but weighs just 1,000 kg (hence its name). With vastly reduced weight through the use of high-tech materials and design, Ferrari will be able to build more environmentally-friendly cars that will be faster as well.