Ferrari F430 steering wheel with manettino switch

In automotive engineering, a manettino dial is a rotary switch part of some modern Ferrari cars first designed by Frank Stephenson,[1] beginning with the Ferrari F430 in 2004. The adjustment dial is mounted on the steering wheel, usually just underneath the center of the wheel. The dial (Italian: manettino, lit.'little lever') is inspired by the controls found on F1 steering wheels, but have a more polished appearance.

The dial allows for the quick and simple adjustment of the electronics governing car suspension settings, traction control, electronic differential, and change speed of electronic gearbox.

A similar control system was employed on the Ferrari Enzo, but used individual buttons for different settings rather than a single rotary switch.

References

  1. ^ "F430 Designer Analyzes The Ferrari Roma! - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved 2020-10-26.

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