PETALING JAYA: Touted as the world’s first rear mid-engine sports car with a folding metal roof, Ferrari’s stunning-looking 458 Spider is now available in Malaysia with a price tag that starts from RM2mil. Naza Group of Companies joint group executive chairman Datuk Wira SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin said the company was delighted to introduce the Spider as the latest addition to Naza Italia’s stable of sports cars:
“Through the last four 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.”
Based on the fixed top 458 coupe, the Spider gets an innovative new hardtop that is not only 25 kg lighter than a traditional folding soft top, but is also more efficient in keeping out the sun’s heat and road noises.The all-aluminium hardtop can stowed away or deployed in 14 seconds with a press of a button. It fully integrates with the styling of the car and fits neatly ahead of the engine bay without compromising the aerodynamics of the Spider.
With the top down, the rear windscreen also doubles as an effective wind-stop to optimise the flow of air to the engine intakes and the clutch and gearbox oil radiators. The feature also reduces buffeting in the cockpit and enabling normal conversation to be held even at speeds over 200kph. Powering the Spider is Ferrari’s 4.5-litre V8 direct injection engine with 562bhp which was named International Engine of the Year 2011 for its engineering excellence in driveability, performance, economy and refinement. shifting dual-clutch F1 paddle-shift transmission, the 458 Spider has a top speed of 320kph and can do the 0-100kph sprint in 3.4 seconds.
– Ferrari 458 Spider Is Now Available In Malaysia