This is not Kahn Design’s first tuning kit for the Ferrari 458 Spider. The the first was unveiled back in 2012 and just like this latest one, it only includes exterior and interior upgrades.
The new package starts with a lowered suspension and features a new front section and rear styling details painted in black. The car sits on Monza forged alloy wheels finished in any desired color with black painted calipers peeking through the rims.
For the exterior, the tuner opted for a very nice Grigio Alloy paint and replaced the fabric roof with a new, folding hardtop. The roof folds in 14 seconds, and is 25 kg (55 pounds) lighter than the original top.
For the interior, the only update offered is the addition of a luxurious Nero trim. As usual, Kahn offers its clients the possibility to opt for any desired color, leather or any other imagined material.
As usual, Kahn Design is not a tuner that offers tons of upgrades on a car, but limits to change only the essentials and this new package is no exception to the norm. Kahn focused on only improving the general look of the car, with no upgrades to improve handling or aerodynamic features; after all, a Ferrari really doesn’t require such updates.
Buyers get get a new range of colors, and new front and rear sections with a matte finish. The only “major” update is that lowered suspension system that offers the car a more aggressive look and the new folding hardtop that helps reduce the car’s weight by 55 pounds.
The 458 Spider was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, one year after the coupe version arrived on the market.
Just like with the coupe version, the 458 Spider is powered by a 4.5-liter V-8 engine that delivers a total of 570 horsepower at 9,000 rpm and 400 pound-feet of torque at 6,000 rpm. This output is enough to sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 198 mph.
On the U.S. market, the model is priced at $257,000.
Do supercar owners stick with the kudos to match ownership of intricate vehicles, or do they purchase something that has the looks, sound, speed and handling of a real supercar?
Marking an evolution as opposed to a revolution – the Kahn Ferrari 458 Spider is the perfect car.
Welcome, to the new world of the Ferrari 458 Spider. Shrouded in voluptuous Grigio Alloy couture, the Kahn styling package comes complete with a lowered suspension, front sections, matt rear styling detail, black painted calipers and state of the art Monza forged alloy wheels (finished in the colour of your choice & fit all original centre caps), and the majestic 180 number plate, ensure a mighty presence on the road.
This convertible is the right choice for people who want to be seen and heard. Ferrari has discarded the fabric roof in favor of a folding hardtop. The roof folds in 14 seconds, and is 25kg lighter than the equivalent.
Inside is the ‘bespoke touch’, and the Kahn Ferrari 458 Spider scores profoundly with a rather luxurious Nero interior.
Don’t feel limited by what we have done to these 3 cars. If you, for example want a car with a full colour change (to a colour of your choice) and an interior akin to, let’s say your favourite leather reclining chair in your living room, we will be more than happy to oblige.
A. Kahn Design is for the individual who will not submit to a life of uniformity and who will only accept perfection. Dedicated to the creation of luxury bespoke vehicles, we redesign the ordered monotony of mass produced vehicles and rebuild them into individually tailored creations.