The Ferrari 458 Spider has landed in Malaysia!
Yes, the all new Ferrari 458 Spider is just under the sheets!
The new Ferrari 458 Spider joins the Ferrari 458 Italia, expanding the range of mid-rear engined V8 Ferraris housed by NAZA Italia Sdn Bhd in Malaysia. This latest addition to the Ferrari family offers the same uncompromising technological solutions, handling and performance but in a refined open-top configuration. Equipped with a Ferrari patented, fully retractable aluminium hard top, the 458 Spider is the world’s first sports car with this lay-out.
Present to officiate the launch at the NAZA Italia show room in Petaling Jaya were YB. Dato' Sri Mustapa Bin Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry and Datuk Wira SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, Joint Group Executive Chairman of NAZA Group of Companies.
The 458 Spider’s innovative new hard-top is not only 25 kg lighter than a traditional folding soft-top, but is also quieter and thermally more efficient when raised. Aside from taking just 14 seconds to open or close, the hard-top was engineered to occupy a very small space when stored so that the designers were able to include a generous rear bench for luggage behind the two seats. Fully integrated into the styling of the car, the hard-top was designed to fit neatly ahead of the engine bay without compromising aerodynamics or the performance of the car.
The 458 Spider is powered by Ferrari’s 570 CV 4,499 cc V8, which was named International Engine of the Year 2011 for its engineering excellence in terms of driveability, performance, economy and refinement. This is coupled with Ferrari’s class-leading dual-clutch F1 paddle-shift transmission which delivers 0 to 100 km/h acceleration in under 3.4 seconds and a maximum speed of 320 km/h.
The rear windscreen was designed to double as an effective wind-stop to optimise the flow of air to the engine intakes and the clutch and gear-box oil radiators. The 458 Spider features a generously-sized adjustable electric wind stop which opens to a height that guarantees efficient aerodynamics, reducing buffeting in the cockpit and enabling normal conversation to be held even at speeds over 200 km/h.
The all-aluminium chassis incorporates new alloys and castings, also adopted on the coupé, which ensure the 458 Spider already conforms to 2020 safety legislation. New technical solutions adopted for the chassis guarantee identical levels of structural rigidity with the roof up or down. The result is a car that is truly exciting to drive, blending extreme performance with the responsiveness that has always characterised Ferrari’s open-top berlinettas.
Its category-topping performance aside, the new car also boasts class-leading fuel consumption and emissions levels. Thanks to the HELE (High Emotion Low Emission) system, in fact, fuel consumption on the combined urban cycle stands at 11.8 l/100 km with CO2 emissions of 275 g/km.
People from the media are as excited you see! XD
“We are delighted to introduce the 458 Spider as the latest addition to NAZA Italia’s stable. As done so through the last 4 years of representing the brand in Malaysia, we will not waiver in our pursuit to provide Ferrari enthusiasts with the best of what Ferrari has to offer whilst also ensuring that we enhance the Ferrari lifestyle for our customers via various programs and exclusive activities organized specifically for them,” said Datuk Wira SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, Joint Group Executive Chairman of NAZA Group of Companies.
Just so you know, Ferrari has their own Tailor-Made Program as well!
So what is this Tailor-Made Program?
Ferrari Tailor-Made is the exclusive new personalisation program developed specifically for clients wishing to make their Ferrari more distinct through specification that is a clear expression of their own unique personality and taste.
The Tailor-Made program continues a longstanding Maranello tradition which began in the 1950s and 60s, a time when clients personalised their cars as a matter of course and enjoyed huge freedom when it came to materials, colours and finish. The result was genuinely unique cars tailored to suit the desires of each individual owner. That prestigious past has now been revived through a programme that permits owners to specify every last detail of their Ferrari, from the exterior livery colour to the cabin trim, via a completely unprecedented choice of finishes, accessories, materials, treatments and colours.
NAZA Italia introduced the new service in conjunction with the Malaysian debut of the 458 Spider. The program which features styling inspired by unique classic Ferraris and motor racing, is available in three innovative collections – Classica, Scuderia and Inedita – specially conceived by Ferrari’s styling centre.
In creating a truly bespoke car, clients will be assisted by their own Personal Designer throughout the decision-making process, right up until delivery.
Anyways, check out how the awesome hot Ferrari 458 Spider!
Check out the Ferrari 458 Spider Technical Specifications;
Length 4527 mm (178.2 in.)
Width 1937 mm (76.3 in.)
Height 1211 mm (47.7 in.)
Wheelbase 2650 mm (104.3 in.)
Dry weight 1430 kg (3153 lbs)*
Weight/power ratio 2.51 kg/CV (7.42 lbs/kW)
Weight distribution fr/r 42%/58%
Type 90° V8
Displacement 4499 cc (274.5 cu in.)
Maximum power 570 CV (425 kW)** @ 9000 rpm
Maximum torque 540 Nm (398 lbs/ft) @ 6000 rpm
Specific power output 127 CV/l
Compression ratio 12.5:1
Front 235/35 ZR20 8.5”
Rear 295/35 ZR20 10.5”
Maximum speed 320 km/h (>198 mph)
0-100 km/h <3.4 s
Fuel consumption + emissions
Fuel consumption*** 11.8 l/100 km
Emissions*** 275 g CO2/km
Dual-clutch, 7-speed F1
E-Diff3, F1-Trac, high-performance ABS
* With forged wheels and Racing seats
** Including 5 CV of ram effect
*** Combined cycle with HELE system (ECE+EUDC)
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