Ferrari SF90 Spider Arrives in Malaysia

Automologist ATHERTON introduces us to Ferrari’s first retractable hardtop hybrid. 

When I wrote about the SF90 last year, it was the Prancing Horse’s most powerful V8 in its arsenal. Fast forward nine months and Ferrari has birthed another glorious supercar in its stable.

Naza Italia, the Official Importer and Distributor of the Ferrari brand in Malaysia, has introduced the spider version of the SF90 Stradale, the SF90 Spider. It is Ferrari’s first retractable hardtop hybrid. Due to the pandemic, it was unveiled digitally.

If you demand the very pinnacle of Ferrari technology but still want the thrill of open-top driving, then this baby is just for you. The retractable hardtop (RHT) is so compact, simple and light that it can be actioned in just 14 seconds and can be deployed when the car is on the move. How’s that for style?

“The Ferrari SF90 Spider, like the SF90 Stradale it’s designed after, is a dynamic performer and whilst it retains the overall look and feel of its successor, the spider version further impresses with new stylistic, aerodynamic and technical features that set new benchmarks for performance, innovation and quality of drive for extreme supercars. We know it will offer our clients’ an incredibly rewarding driving experience which fulfils their automotive desires and we are thrilled to present this to the local market,“ said Dato’ Nik Hamdam Nik Hassan, Group CEO, Automotive Group, Naza Corporation Holdings Sdn Bhd.

 

If you want to push the envelope, the Assetto Fiorano pack is for you. It includes Multimatic shock absorbers derived from the Ferrari’s GT racing experience and optimised for track use. Other than that, you have the adoption of high-performance materials (such as carbon-fibre and titanium) that have shaved 21 kg off the car’s weight, a carbon-fibre rear spoiler and road-homologated Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres designed to improve track performance in the dry, thanks to a softer compound and fewer grooves. Lastly, it offers an optional two-tone livery that further underscores the car’s racing vocation

All this from the base price of RM 2,088,000 (before duties, customization options, taxes and insurance). Sweet.

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