Ferrari 458 Italia spider individualized by Kahn Design (Photos)

British designer, Afzal Kahn started as an alloy wheel seller. Today, he is amongst the most recognized designer for British cars like Rolls Royce, Bentley and Range Rover. One of his prized possession is Bugatti Veyron with registration number F1.

Talking about his designs, his latest is Ferrari 458 Italia Spider. Kahn Design says, they have designed the 458 “minus the stratospheric blood pressure Italian supercars often bring to the table.” But in the same breath, they also add that the 458 Italia has in no way gone soft.

458 Italia makeover incorporates a number of new design aspects like a total new front and rear look. The car also boasts of ceramic brakes, wing shields as also an upgraded gearbox which allows for one to have a stunning presence on road. Apart from these changes, the car boasts of new 9×21” front and 12×22 Monza forged wheels. These have been paired with original Ferrari hub caps and yellow brake calipers for a superior look. Kahn’s 458 Spider is 25 kgs lighter.

Read the news release below for more information.

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Supercar owners generally choose which path to follow. Do they stick with the kudos to match ownership of intricate vehicles, or do they buy something that has the looks, sound, speed and handling of a real supercar?

Well, Afzal Kahn has got news for supercar owners. Welcome, to the new world of the Ferrari 458 Spider – minus the stratospheric blood pressure Italian supercars often bring to the table,

Marking an evolution as opposed to a revolution – the Ferrari 458 Spider is the perfect car for posing but don’t think for a second that it’s gone soft.

Shrouded in voluptuous silver couture, the Afzal Kahn touch comes complete with front and rear sections, ceramic brakes, wing shields, upgraded F1 gearbox and yellow brake calipers ensuring a mighty presence on the road,

This convertible, then, is the right choice for people who want to be seen and heard. Ferrari has ditched the fabric roof in favour of an sublime folding hardtop. The roof folds in 14 seconds, and is 25kg lighter than the equivalent, with just two moving parts that slot neatly into a gap between the engine and the seats, and the relatively compact space needed to house it means there’s a small rear luggage bench. It’s a question of taste whether a fabric roof would have looked better, but this car couldn’t be ugly if it tried.

Inside is the ‘bespoke touch’, this particular vehicle comes with leather electric sports seats. However, we provide our customers with the opportunity to express one’s individuality. And they can have whatever they want. We could, for example, design for you a vehicle with an exterior the colour of your shirt and an interior to match the colours of your favourite sports team or your business, complete with the a crest or emblem incised within the car seats, the choice is yours.

Kahn wheels sit perfectly, on any vehicle, conveying the essence of the vehicle’s identity. Created using state-of-the art manufacturing and materials forged technology, the 9×21” front and 12×22 Monza forged wheels finished in the colour of your choice fit all original centre caps.

With simple clean lines, soft organic surfaces on the edge of the spoke and a purposeful mechanical centre, Kahn wheels are synonymous with elegance and innovation.

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.