Earlier this morning, we were invited by Naza Italia, the sole importer and distributor of Ferrari in Malaysia, to gather together to kick off Ferrari’s 70th Anniversary with an exclusive schedule of events in Penang over the weekend. It all started this morning in the heart of KL City Center, where the LaFerrari Aperta – the special series model launched to commemorate Ferrari’s 70th Anniversary, in a press conference 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.”
This weekend, the Prancing Horses will be headed in a grand rally from Kuala Lumpur to Penang’s UNESCO site. This is one of the largest Ferrari rallies held locally, and promises an unforgettable driving experience to participating Ferraristi. Once the herd arrives in Penang, they will form a majestic feature along Jalan Padang Kota Lama, just in front of Penang City Hall – and towards a grand celebration and head-turning spectacle that will no doubt delight any on-looking crowd and 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.
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.
Just in case you’re wondering, yes – the LaFerrari Aperta you see in our gallery below will be present at every stage of the celebration worldwide. This special model series is a limited edition, a topless version of the manic LaFerrari hypercar and one of just 209 units produced. All units have long been snapped up, so don’t even bother asking for its price. Naturally, clientele for the LaFerrari Aperta were hand-picked by Maranello, so – like the LaFerrari – you would need to “qualify” before you get the invitation to purchase the hypercar.
A special website 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 their Facebook page here. Also check out their Instagram for the latest updates and offerings of Ferrari and NAZA Italia.
Enjoy our full gallery from this morning’s event below. Remember to Like, Follow and Share us on our various social media platforms!