Ferrari 70th Anniversary Celebrations Kick Off in Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur, 20 July 2017 – Naza Italia, the sole official importer and distributor of Ferrari in Malaysia, is geared up to join in the brand’s global festivities, celebrating  Ferrari’s 70th anniversary with an exclusive schedule of events in Penang this weekend. Ferrari Malaysia kick-started the events with the reveal of the spectacular limited edition LaFerrari Aperta – the special series model launched to mark Ferrari’s 70th Anniversary, in a press conference held at Slate @ The Row.

During the official announcement of the celebration in Malaysia, Datuk Wira Hj.SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, NAZA World Group Executive Chairman, said, “We are truly honoured to be part of Ferrari’s global celebrations and it gives us great pleasure to be able to pay tribute to Cavallino Rampante history with some of the most devoted Ferrari owners in the nation.”

Mr. Dieter Knechtel (CEO of Ferrari Far and Middle East Hub) & Datuk Wira Hj SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin (Group Executive Chairman of NAZA World Group of Companies)

Included in the weekend’s itinerary is a grand rally of Ferraris from Kuala Lumpur to Penang’s UNESCO site. As one of the largest of its kind held locally, it promises an unforgettable driving experience for participating Ferraristi. Upon arrival, the Ferraris will form a majestic feature along Jalan Padang Kota Lama, just in front of the Penang City Hall – a grand celebration and head-turning spectacle that will no doubt delight on-looking Ferrari enthusiasts.

An elegant gala dinner will be hosted at one of George Town’s great historical sites, Fort Cornwallis. This exclusive venue makes for a fitting location at which to mark such a prestigious occasion. Esteemed Ferrari clients will be celebrated as members of the worldwide Ferrari family and for their enduring passion and loyalty to the Cavallino Rampante. The LaFerrari Aperta will also be unveiled in a dazzling display at the gala dinner, making the exclusive experience all the more thrilling for Ferraristi.

Mr. SM Faliq Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin (Director of NAZA Italia Sdn Bhd), Mr. Dieter Knechtel (CEO of Ferrari Far and Middle East Hub), Datuk Wira Hj SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin (Group Executive Chairman of NAZA World Group of Companies) & Mr. Farid Sulaiman (Chief Operating Officer of NAZA Italia Sdn Bhd)

Ferrari Malaysia’s celebrations are part of a busy calendar of events happening in 60 countries across the globe. In a grand total of 70 events, clients and enthusiasts of the marque are being treated to specially crafted activities that honour the iconic luxury brand. As one of the cornerstones on which the Ferrari story was founded, “Driven by Emotion” is the theme of every tribute. The anniversary celebrations will culminate in Maranello on the weekend of 9 and 10 September 2017.

As the symbol and iconic model of Ferrari’s 70th Anniversary, the LaFerrari Aperta is present at every stage of the ceremonies worldwide. This special series model is a limited edition spider version of the LaFerrari supercar. The LaFerrari Aperta is dedicated to the most loyal of Ferrari customers and therefore is a feature of utter exclusivity. It boasts technological excellence, dynamic performance and unique style – all of which are core values that brilliantly represent the brand and its accomplishments of the last seven decades.

Maranello’s latest supercar effortlessly combines extraordinary performance with the unique exhilaration of open-top driving. It is equipped with the same hybrid power unit as the coupé: an 800 cv 6,262cc V12 engine (specific power output of 128 cv/l, compression ratio 13.5:1) coupled with a 120 kW electric motor for a total power output of a 963 cv.

A special website (www.ferrari70.com) has been created to reflect the celebrations as they unfold throughout the year as well as to introduce the pivotal moments and individuals in the company’s history.

More exciting information about Ferrari Malaysia may be obtained at http://www.facebook.com/ferrarimalaysia.nazaitalia. Follow @ferrari.malaysia on Instagram for the latest updates and offerings of Ferrari and NAZA Italia.

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