Last night 400 VIP guests gathered at Melbourne’s newest venue URBNSURF to witness the Australasian premiere of the Ferrari F8 Spider, the new generation, drop-top convertible powered by the most successful mid-rear-mounted Ferrari V8 engine ever.
MC Jess Yates welcomed guests around the twin surf lagoons of URBNSurf – the only surfing facility of its kind in the world – in anticipation of the reveal of the Ferrari F8 Spider. After an introduction by Dieter Knechtel, President of Ferrari Far East and Middle East Hub the giant wave generator ROARY came to life, launching 7 of Australia’s top surfers onto a specially programmed wave set.
Surfing pro’s led the surfing demonstration before the giant LED video screen split apart to reveal the F8 Spider driven by Scuderia Ferrari team Charles LeClerc and Mattia Binotto. The F1 team drove the Ferrari F8 down a 30m catwalk before finishing up on a revolving stage to an eagerly awaiting audience follow by a Q&A with the Charles LeClerc and Mattia Binotto.
Sneaky Sound System’s Connie Mitchell & Black Angus performed on the night with guests given the opportunity to test the waves in the twin surf lagoons – paying homage to the classic Australian surf culture.
The Ferrari F8 Spider was designed in parallel with the F8 Tributo berlinetta and features the Prancing Horse’s compact and efficient RHT (Retractable Hard Top) which influences the lines of a model that leads its category.
“We are extremely proud to bring the much anticipated Ferrari F8 Spider to Melbourne shores on the opening night of the Australian Grand Prix. This vehicle pays homage to our history. The Ferrari F8 Spider brings the exhilarating performance of the best 8-cylinder in the world to all drivers, with unprecedented handling and superior ride comfort,” said Dieter Knechtel, President of Ferrari Far East and Middle East Hub.
It was a glorious evening in Melbourne for the launch of the F8 Spider and guests were eager to get a close up look at the beautiful new convertible.
Photographs by Driven Women Magazine.