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I was there this summer and honestly, I ONLY expected to see Protons Sagas and Wiras. But my taxi was overtaken by an NSX within 5 minutes of leaving the airport. That was a shocker. The next day, I saw 360 Modena with paddle shift transmission in front of the hotel I was staying in. I found that you could drive it and be driven in it for half an hour for 180 ringit (approx. 35 bucks). So, why not? I talked with the guy who works for the company who owns the car and he told me I could drive it round the hotel and then he would take me out into the city. The company he works for is a KL based company called Dream Rides. It was my first time in an exotic car. What an experience!! That little island also had 2 Countachs and 1 XJ220!! Crazy!!

Just some info about exotic cars in Malaysia: 9 Challenge Stradales, 1 Enzo and 3 Murcielagos.

Here are the pics of the 360 Modena in front of the hotel in Langkawi Island, Malaysia:
http://community.webshots.com/album/174966630meYsYP

I believe that this is the Enzo (the one in the foreground), that is Malaysia:
http://www.enzoregister.barchetta.cc/images/0003/129583a-1.jpg
 

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well, we already know to who one of those 360 CS's belongs :lol:

and also a certain giallo 355

and both those Enzo's are from there
 

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i swa the giallo 355 back in 96 when I went there.

and y is it shocking u ask??? cuz it was a tiny, little island that had a jag XJ220. i found that more shocking. the 360 and the countach's were shocking as well. i expected to see all these in KL.

any student of econ and poli sci knows that malaysia has a lot of wealthy and successful people living there.
 

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i swa the giallo 355 back in 96 when I went there.

and y is it shocking u ask??? cuz it was a tiny, little island that had a jag XJ220. i found that more shocking. the 360 and the countach's were shocking as well. i expected to see all these in KL.

any student of econ and poli sci knows that malaysia has a lot of wealthy and successful people living there.
No secret at all. Cars are duty free in Langkawi. On the mainland it's 300% duty on impoted luxury cars! met the owner of that Dream Ride co when he came to sort out his car sometime this year at the Malaysian dealer.

The XJ220 is the personal car of the Malaysia/Singapore Ferrari Importer. he used to keep even more exoticas there before. The Giallo 355 spyder belongs to my friend and it's for sale. Both cars are duty unpaid.
 

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Of course there are Ferraris there. I believe they have 2 Enzos? I'm sure Stradale will confirm.

All of south east Asia is doing with (with N. Korea the exception, and Japan's stagnent 20 year recession). I love that area of the world and can't wait to get back there in Feb (if things go well, I'm planning a Singapore to Laos trip).

Is adlin selling his F355? Is there a replacement for it?
 

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hmmm......the person who took me around the island in the modena said that the car cost about 1.5 million ringit. he might be wrong then. i think his name was james.
 

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hmmm......the person who took me around the island in the modena said that the car cost about 1.5 million ringit. he might be wrong then. i think his name was james.
1.5 million ringgit in Peninsular Malaysia. He's exaggerating!! I know his exact cost!
 

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I was there this summer and honestly, I ONLY expected to see Protons Sagas and Wiras. But my taxi was overtaken by an NSX within 5 minutes of leaving the airport. That was a shocker. The next day, I saw 360 Modena with paddle shift transmission in front of the hotel I was staying in. I found that you could drive it and be driven in it for half an hour for 180 ringit (approx. 35 bucks). So, why not? I talked with the guy who works for the company who owns the car and he told me I could drive it round the hotel and then he would take me out into the city. The company he works for is a KL based company called Dream Rides. It was my first time in an exotic car. What an experience!! That little island also had 2 Countachs and 1 XJ220!! Crazy!!

Just some info about exotic cars in Malaysia: 9 Challenge Stradales, 1 Enzo and 3 Murcielagos.

Here are the pics of the 360 Modena in front of the hotel in Langkawi Island, Malaysia:
http://community.webshots.com/album/174966630meYsYP

I believe that this is the Enzo (the one in the foreground), that is Malaysia:
http://www.enzoregister.barchetta.cc/images/0003/129583a-1.jpg
I am off to Langkawi next week so I will keep my eyes peeled.
Incidentally, what hotel were you staying at?

I am also staying in KL at the end of the holiday, so I will look out for Dream Rides.
 

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No i'm not selling my giallo. No waaay. Lol.

But yeah, Langkawi's a tax free haven. Most ppl would be able to afford much better cars over there. Unfortunately i wouldn't want to live there,
I'd die of boredom after a week.

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I am off to Langkawi next week so I will keep my eyes peeled.
Incidentally, what hotel were you staying at?

I am also staying in KL at the end of the holiday, so I will look out for Dream Rides.
Dream Rides operates only in Langkawi. He can't afford to have another 360 for rent in KL, trust me. It'll be too expensive.

So try to rent a drive when you're in Langkawi.
 

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I stayed at AWANA Langkawi.

By the way, the giallo 355 is a 355 Spider, right? Cuz that's what I think it was when I saw it 8 years ago.
 

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I stayed at AWANA Langkawi.

By the way, the giallo 355 is a 355 Spider, right? Cuz that's what I think it was when I saw it 8 years ago.
The spyder belongs to one of my friends. It's for sale if you're interested. I can introduce you to the owner who lives here in KL. The duty has not been paid so it can be shipped to you. :D
 

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Well I'm back from Langkawi and I did indeed visit the two guys with the 360 in the Awani hotel.

Nicest blokes you are ever likely to meet and you can drive the 360 for the equivalent of £20 ($35) for 15 minutes. A bargain.

Only problem is that the car is an F1 in full automatic mode, however I did manage to run it using the paddles because I 'proved my worth' in the drive beforehand.

I have to say driving an automatic Ferrari just feels... wrong. The changes were stuttery and it seemed to take an age for each gear to engage; accompanied by an uncomfortable lurch. At first I thought it was because I was changing up with the accelerator flat to the floor, so I modified my driving to blip the throttle or even just ease off when changing gear. Nothing really worked and it just restored my faith in full manual. I will NEVER buy an auto Ferrari (the test driver agreed). Perhaps the change in the CS or the 430 has finally made paddles an acceptable option?

Anyway, it was great to be able to take out the 360 for so little cash and on such a beautiful island. The two guys running Dream Rides are incredibly enthusiastic as long as you are respectful of the machinery (one guy burnt out a clutch for them so they have been a bit nervious since, understandably).

The drive always includes at least one full-bore standing start (watch out for the speed bumps – they are not well marked), which is great fun, and they even throw in a passenger ride for your wife or partner – a guaranteed photo op!

Overall it’s well worth the trip down to the bottom tip of the island to the Awani if you’re ever in Langkawi.

BTW he also confirmed that there is only one Enzo in Malaysia, at their garage in KL. I couldn’t wangle a ride in that though :)[/img]
 

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Well I'm back from Langkawi and I did indeed visit the two guys with the 360 in the Awani hotel.

Nicest blokes you are ever likely to meet and you can drive the 360 for the equivalent of £20 ($35) for 15 minutes. A bargain.

Only problem is that the car is an F1 in full automatic mode, however I did manage to run it using the paddles because I 'proved my worth' in the drive beforehand.

I have to say driving an automatic Ferrari just feels... wrong. The changes were stuttery and it seemed to take an age for each gear to engage; accompanied by an uncomfortable lurch. At first I thought it was because I was changing up with the accelerator flat to the floor, so I modified my driving to blip the throttle or even just ease off when changing gear. Nothing really worked and it just restored my faith in full manual. I will NEVER buy an auto Ferrari (the test driver agreed). Perhaps the change in the CS or the 430 has finally made paddles an acceptable option?

Anyway, it was great to be able to take out the 360 for so little cash and on such a beautiful island. The two guys running Dream Rides are incredibly enthusiastic as long as you are respectful of the machinery (one guy burnt out a clutch for them so they have been a bit nervious since, understandably).

The drive always includes at least one full-bore standing start (watch out for the speed bumps – they are not well marked), which is great fun, and they even throw in a passenger ride for your wife or partner – a guaranteed photo op!

Overall it’s well worth the trip down to the bottom tip of the island to the Awani if you’re ever in Langkawi.

BTW he also confirmed that there is only one Enzo in Malaysia, at their garage in KL. I couldn’t wangle a ride in that though :)[/img]
Good on you Quaid!!!

There are 4 Enzos in Malaysia. Only 4 were made available to the Malaysian market. One is owned by a Mr Chin and it's kept in the showroom in KL. One has been delivered to Mr Hamdan but he chose to keep it in his Villa in Italy. One has been delivered to Mr Naza of Naza Motors and I think that will go to Japan. One has been delivered to Mr Tan and it's now kept in Singapore.

Your "friends" at Langkawi is being handled by Mr Ian Rashid of Next Car in PJ - the Sole Importer of Ferrari in Malaysia.
 
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