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Sixty Minutes: Rev Heads

Jeremy, Richard, and James were interviewed by Cameron Williams from Channel 9, Australia in Sixty Minutes. They're three middle-aged rev-heads, the unlikeliest of stars. But, believe me, this scruffy trio are big and not just with the blokes.

"Top Gear" is now one of the most watched shows on the planet. Top Gear's as much about craziness as cars.

Source: Ninemsn

BMW to abandon high-revving engines in M cars

Tough emissions standards worldwide and soaring manufacturing costs in Germany are behind BMW's decision to switch from high-revving, naturally aspirated engines in its M high-performance vehicles to turbocharged direct-injection powerplants, beginning as early as next year.

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M3's 4.0-liter V8 and the M5's 5.0-liter V10 both engines will make way for forced-induction engines in coming years, according to high-ranking BMW sources.

The first M vehicle to make the move to the new turbo powerplants is the X6 xDrive M, which will challenge the Porsche Cayenne GTS and the Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG. Set to appear next June, the X6 xDrive M will be the first model to run BMW M's new twin-turbocharged V8. This engine is also earmarked for the next-generation M5, due out in late 2010.

Based on the standard X6 xDrive 5.0i's 4.4-liter 90-degree V8, the new twin-turbo unit is said to match the current M5's naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V10 for power at 500 hp, while providing as much as 516 lb-ft of torque. This M-powered X6 should be enough to provide 0-100km/h acceleration of less than 5 seconds and top speed limited to 250 km/h.

Source: Autoweek

2010 New Mazda 3 5-Door Hatchback

The Japanese automaker issued the first photographs of its new Mazda 3 hatchback that will make its world premiere at the Bologna Motor Show in Italy on December 3, 2008.

Not surprisingly, Mazda's new Ford Focus and VW Golf rival adopts the same fresh and more aggressive styling characteristics as its saloon counterpart.

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Best Car: Toyota iQ Convertible

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Japan's Best Car magazine have come up with what appears to be a computer enhanced image that gives us an idea of what a Toyota iQ Cabriolet could look like if such a version were to be produced.

While rumors across the pond make word of a more sporty roadster version of the iQ, Best Car seems to believe that Toyota would most likely go for a more simple approach removing the front and rear parts of the hatchback's rooftop, leaving a center section that would not only act as a safety roll-bar, but also add to the structural integrity of the vehicle.

Top Gear Australia : Episode 8 Highlight
Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera vs Aston Martin DB9 vs Porsche 911 Turbo (Part 1)


Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera vs Aston Martin DB9 vs Porsche 911 Turbo (Part 2)


FG XT vs VE Omega


Jaguar XF SV8
Fifth Gear's Car Review by Vicki Butler-Henderson
Honda UK FN2 Civic Type R vs JDM FD2 Civic Type R

FN2 Civic Type R going to Japan?

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Rumours that Honda is considering importing the UK-built FN2 Civic Type R to Japan and selling it along side the JDM FD2 Civic Type R.

On some levels such a decision to import FN2 to Japan makes sense as the FN2 is a two-door hatchback with much sharper styling than the FD2, and would probably prove popular with buyers wanting a 2-door Type R with a bit more visual verve.

The FN2 is apparently set to go on sale in Japan in the first half of 2009 by Honda Japan.

Unbelievable Car Theft Caught on Security Camera



Lately times are bad. I suggest to get anti-hijacking module and upgrade your car alarm system. Those car theft will be wonders when trying to steal cars.

A1GP Sepang, Malaysia : Feature Race Photo Gallery

Feature race glory for A1 Team Ireland. This moved Adam Carroll dominated the Feature race in Sepang into Championship lead today.

A1GP Malaysia 2008 Top 10 Feature Race Results : 23 Nov 2008

  1. Ireland - Adam Carroll
  2. Portugal - Filipe Albuquerque
  3. USA - Marco Andretti
  4. Australia - John Martin
  5. South Africa - Adrian Zaugg
  6. New Zealand - Earl Bamber
  7. Brazil - Felipe Guimarães
  8. Netherlands - Jeroen Bleekemolen
  9. China - Ho-Pin Tung
  10. Malaysia - Fairuz Fauzy

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Congress Slaps Around Detroit's Big 3 CEOs on Bailout Package and Private Jets

Congress Slaps Around Detroit's Big 3 CEOs on Bailout Package and Private Jets.

The Congressman Paul Kanjorski asked GM CEO Rick Wagoner how much money he'd need to keep the company afloat from now until March 30th. A follow-up question concerns the corporate jets with which the Detroit's Big 3 CEOs, GM's Rick Wagoner, Ford's Alan Mulally, and Chrysler LLC's Robert Nardelli flew into Washington.

Apparently, the Congress was annoyed by the fact that the CEOs preferred an estimated $20,000 private flight from a $900 first-class round trip with a commercial airline.



Honda to Shut Down British Plant for Two Months + Reduce Production in Japan

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Honda, the Japanese automobile manufacturer, announced to idle its British plant in Swindon for two months in February and March as part of a global production cutback that it has announced 'in response to a dramatic change in the global automobile market'. The Swindon shutdown will mean that Honda will produce 21,000 fewer vehicles at the Wiltshire plant that builds CR-V models alongside European Civics.

The plant's 4,800 employees will be laid off for the two month duration of the closure, although the company said that they will continue to receive basic pay.

Honda management alleges that company is facing problems with euro and labeled its investment an error in Swindon. Japanese automobiles giant asserted that company invest in UK as they thought that it is a part of Europe. Honda’s President Takeo Fukui shows their apprehension and said

The exchange rate of the pound against the euro is very difficult to forecast. Unless the UK joins the eurozone, we can’t add to plant in Swindon.

Honda threatened to close its UK plants. Japanese No.3 automobiles anxiety over euro is growing disappointment among Japan’s industrialists over the strong pound, now trading at multi-year highs against the dollar, the Swiss franc and other currencies.

Honda also announced on Friday that it will reduce output at one of its Japanese plant by a further 40,000 vehicles.

EDVINTEO.COM is giving away 4 Admit Guests to Grandstand to A1GP

Catch the Fever of A1GP Live!

Venue: Sepang F1 Circuit
Date: 23 Nov 2008, Sunday

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Official Spy Photos of 2010 Mazda 3 Hatchback

In less than two weeks time, on the eve of the 2008 Bologna Motor show in Italy on 2nd December 2008, Mazda will proceed to the unveiling of the new Mazda 3 Sedan's sportier sibling, the 5 door hatchback. But until then, Mazda decided to amuse us with the release of a large image gallery with photos of camouflaged Mazda 3 hatchbacks that were shot somewhere in Europe during the development phase of the vehicle.

It is also expected that Mazda's new proposal in the subcompact segment will grow in length maintaining roughly the same width and height as before. In America the new Mazda 3 saloon will be launched with two four-cylinder petrol engines, a 2.0-liter unit with 148HP and a new 2.5-liter producing 167HP. In Europe, both the hatchback and sedan will be offered with smaller displacement petrol and diesel units including Mazda's 140HP 2.0-liter and 170HP 2.2-liter turbo diesels.

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Source: carscoop

Lexus Rolls Out 2010 RX350 and RX450h

At the heart of the new RX models beat two improved V6 powertrains.

The range-topping RX 450h features an enhanced version of the company's Lexus Hybrid Drive system with a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine that crank out a combined output of 295HP, 27 more horsepower than the current generation RX hybrid. Lexus also added two new systems that improve the RX450h's efficiency. The first is an exhaust-heat recovery system that reduces engine warm-up time allowing it to stop earlier, more often, and for longer periods while the second is a cooled exhaust-gas recirculation system that reduces engine pumping losses, also helping to improve economy.

The entry-level 2010 RX 350 is powered by the same powerplant as the RX450h, sans the hybrid system. In this case, the 3.5-liter V6 engine produces an output of 275HP and is mated to an electrically controlled, sequential-shift six-speed transmission.

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Source: Carscoop

First Official Video: 2010 Mazda 3 Sedan
2009 Nissan 370Z Coupe Promotional Video


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2009 Nissan 370Z - 30 Oct 2008
First look at new NISMO 370Z? - 2 Nov 2008
Nissan 370Z - First Live Photos - 6 Nov 2008
Details of Nismo S-Tune Package for the 370Z - 7 Nov 2008
370Z to get a new 332 Horsepower V6 and 7-speed Paddle-Shifted Auto - 12 Nov 2008
2010 Nissan 370Z in bright red finish - 17 Nov 2008
Nissan 370Z Revealed at Private Event in LA - 18 Nov 2008
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The U.S. Auto Industry and the Ripple Effect

What the collapse of the domestic auto industry would mean to the United States?

General Motors has released a video explaining in detail what would happen if they, together with the other two thirds of the Big 3 in US collapses.

2010 Mazda 3 Sedan New Details - Get 167HP on 2.5-liter Engine

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Highlights of the 2010 MAZDA 3 sedan include, either as standard or optional:

  • Available new 167 horsepower MZR 2.5L engine
  • Self leveling Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Adaptive Front Lighting System
  • Mazda's advanced keyless entry and push-button start
  • Hands-free Bluetooth cell phone and audio player integration
  • Class-leading levels of reduced wind and road noise
  • Class-leading aerodynamics - 0.29 coefficient of drag
  • A strategically placed Multi-Information Display (MID) that displays important driver information such as audio settings, trip computer and navigation
  • Power driver seat with memory
  • 10 speaker BOSE Centerpoint surround-sound audio system

Source: via carscoop

Carbon fiber baby seat keeps Junior secure

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The above is created by Rory Craig, a student at the Art Center College of Design, the carbon fiber seat with Sparco belts is 3-way adjustable, reclines, and can be pulled apart to be a side infant carrier. There are even holes down the back of the seat for perfect harness adjustment. It's called the Wing Man, but you can't buy it yet as it's just a prototype for now.

Source: Autoblog

Kesihatan or Keshihatan???

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I spotted the spelling error when I browsing @ thestar.com.my. However, I think it has been corrected now. But it took me sometime to figure out what is 'Keshihatan' mean until i click on it. :)

10% discount for Night Riders

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Passenger car owners will enjoy a 10-percent discount for traveling between midnight and 7am on the North-South Expressway (Plus) and North-South Expressway Central Link (Elite) begin of 1 Jan 2009.

This discount structure for night riders that proposed is valid for 2 years (1 Jan 2009 to 31 Dec 2010).

A1GP Live @ Sepang F1 Circuit

Catch the Fever of A1GP Live!

Venue: Sepang F1 Circuit
Date: 23 Nov 2008, Sunday

I will be there... see you at the Grandstand mate!

Some blogger spotted my nephew to be the faces of the blog.... so do I?

Some blogger spotted my nephew.... So I think I should post his photos now and signed him to be the faces of edvinteo.com as well.

He is so cute, adorable and got the looks....... and his name is Gavin, and another one is Bryan.

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Anyway, Gavin is also a big fan of Fast Cars. He always spot for Sports Car on the freeway when his mom is driving him. So, he is the most suitable candidate to be the face of edvinteo.com. :P

:)

Nissan 370Z Revealed at Private Event in LA

In collaboration with Nissan the crew from Edmunds.com - Inside Line organized a private "Z" gathering in West LA, California to show off the brand-new 2009 Nissan 370Z ahead of the coupe's official debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show on 19th November 2008.

Check out the photos!

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Source: edmunds.com via carscoop

Relevant Posts:
Nissan 370Z to be Revealed on Oct. 29 - 15 Oct 2008
Motor Trend Releases Video of 370Z Prototype - 17 Oct 2008
Nissan 370Z First Drive with Interior Shots by Edmunds.com - 20 Oct 2008
2009 Nissan 370Z - 30 Oct 2008
First look at new NISMO 370Z? - 2 Nov 2008
Nissan 370Z - First Live Photos - 6 Nov 2008
Details of Nismo S-Tune Package for the 370Z - 7 Nov 2008
370Z to get a new 332 Horsepower V6 and 7-speed Paddle-Shifted Auto - 12 Nov 2008
2010 Nissan 370Z in bright red finish - 17 Nov 2008

Announcement: Malaysia Fuel Price slash effective 18 Nov 2008

The following are the new prices of fuel in Malaysia slashed by 15 sen each effective 18th Nov 2008.

Old Price New Price
RON97 RM2.15 RM2.00
RON92 RM2.05 RM1.90
Diesel RM2.05 RM1.90
2010 Nissan 370Z in bright red finish

The Nissan 370Z has been photographed once again at a parking lot somewhere in the suburbs of Los Angeles. Seen here for the first time in a bright red finish, the 370Z will be powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine producing 332HP.

Check out the photos of the 370Z.

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Source: GTR-World.Net via Autoblog

Relevant Posts:
Nissan 370Z to be Revealed on Oct. 29 - 15 Oct 2008
Motor Trend Releases Video of 370Z Prototype - 17 Oct 2008
Nissan 370Z First Drive with Interior Shots by Edmunds.com - 20 Oct 2008
2009 Nissan 370Z - 30 Oct 2008
First look at new NISMO 370Z? - 2 Nov 2008
Nissan 370Z - First Live Photos - 6 Nov 2008
Details of Nismo S-Tune Package for the 370Z - 7 Nov 2008
370Z to get a new 332 Horsepower V6 and 7-speed Paddle-Shifted Auto - 12 Nov 2008

A reality wake-up call for generation Y

The children of the economic boom - generation Y (born between 1976-1995), are about to get a reality wake-up call. This economic downturn will prove a turning point for those now aged between 15 and 30 as fewer job options in a contracting economy force them to make compromises for the first time since they were born.

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The younger people accustomed to job jumping will find it harder to secure a position as vacancies start to dry up at this economic climate.

The generation Y is the most educated in history. As they are articulate, confident, well-travelled, and knowledgeable. They are incredibly plugged in, good with relationships and identifying opportunities.

However, the real question at this wake-up call will be, will they able to adapt to jobs and tasks that they don't really enjoy. Will they just grin and bear it, or will they maintain their flighty ways?

Generation Y has never known a high degree of uncertainty like this before. Probably, at point of time is the time for generation Y to learn something that never experienced before!

Toyota iQ Wins Japan's Car of the Year Award

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The world's smallest four-seater passenger car - the iQ, has won the 2008 Japan Car of the Year award. This Toyota iQ scoring more than double the points of the second placed Citroen C5, receiving top marks from 39 of the 65 jurors who voted.

Refer the results for more info:-

Results of Japan Car of the Year 2008

1.

Toyota iQ

526 points

2.

Citroën C5

223 points

3.

Nissan GT-R

201 points

4.

Audi A4/A4 Avant

180 points

5.

Jaguar XF

115 points

6.

Daihatsu Tanto

100 points

7.

Fiat 500

90 points

8.

Honda Freed

62 points

9.

Mazda Atenza

60 points

10.

Suzuki Wagon R

37 points

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Subaru Exiga

31 points

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370Z to get a new 332 Horsepower V6 and 7-speed Paddle-Shifted Auto

The all-new 2009 Nissan 370Z, the first full redesign of the iconic Nissan Z since its reintroduction as 350Z or Fairlady Z (in JDM) back in year 2003. Nearly every piece of component of the 370Z has been redesigned, including a shorter wheelbase, greater use of lightweight body materials, and larger engine with 26 more horsepower than 350Z.

A new 7-speed automatic transmission and the world's first synchronised downshift rev matching system for the 6-speed manual transmission. Performance has been enhanced with a more rigid body structure, better power-to-weight ratio and a new 332 horsepower 3.7 litre DOHC V6 with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control.

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The 370Z powerplant is substantially more powerful than every other car in the same market segment (RX-8, S2000, SLK350) and even scores a 9kW advantage over the iconic Porsche 911 Carrera.

Source: laautoshow.com

Relevant Posts:
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Motor Trend Releases Video of 370Z Prototype - 17 Oct 2008
Nissan 370Z First Drive with Interior Shots by Edmunds.com - 20 Oct 2008
2009 Nissan 370Z - 30 Oct 2008
First look at new NISMO 370Z? - 2 Nov 2008
Nissan 370Z - First Live Photos - 6 Nov 2008
Details of Nismo S-Tune Package for the 370Z - 7 Nov 2008

Source of Dent!

Sometimes, you may wonder why your car will be dented out of sudden.

Today, I found this interesting lorry open the cabin and hit the car while unloading the bottles. Such irresponsible lorry driver should compensate all the damage incurred to the victim.

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Lexus to Debut 2010 RX450h and RX350 SUV in the States

Just a few moments ago, Lexus issued an official press-release stating that it will stage the world premiere of the all-new 2010 RX 450h Hybrid and RX 350 SUVs in LA during the first press day of the show on 19th November 2008

Lexus insists on not releasing any photos of the third-generation RX before the press conference in LA on 19th November 2008, there is a leaked Japanese brochure that I posted previously.

Below are a few phone camera shots that made their way into the web recently have provided us with a first look of the luxury SUV/Crossover.

On the outside, the Toyota's or Lexus's new proposal in the luxury SUV segment sports a sort of blink-and-miss-it evolutionary styling. The interior however is another story as it has been completely revised featuring a more contemporary design.

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Source: Carscoop

Toyota to Bring Subaru Co-developed RWD Coupe as a Scion TC in 2011 for U.S. market

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Rumors that Toyota will market its Subaru co-developed rear-wheel-drive coupe as a Scion in America have been swirling around the net ever since the two Japanese automakers made their plans official this spring. But now we've received word that it's true.

According to the inside source of carscoop, Toyota officials in the U.S. confirmed that the affordable RWD coupe will indeed arrive in the States in late-2010 / early-2011 as the new Scion TC. Further details weren't provided but from what we know up until now, both the Toyota / Scion and Subaru variants of the two-seater compact coupe will get an all-new platform with power coming from a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine pumping out around 200HP.

Source: Carscoop

TMNET and the Contact Center Staff Goes Nuts again...

I have something to share regarding my experience dealing with TMnet Contact Center Staff which supposedly graduate from SPM only?

Evening of Yesterday, my internet connection getting the Public IP: 58.27.105.138 or 58.27.105.142. But my router shows my DHCP assigned-IP which in the range of 218.111.198.XXX.

When i try to lookup my Public IP via website (e.g. [whatismyip.com] or [ip.iptelnow.com] or [checkip.dyndns.com]) It shows 58.27.105.138 or 58.27.105.142 randomly which supposedly showing my actual Public IP: 218.111.198.XXX.

Anyway, the IPs 58.27.105.138 or 58.27.105.142 are belongs to TMNET.

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Due to the routing table of TMnet, I believe it causes this proxy-effect of my internet connection. Further, I have checked with my friends that staying surrounding. We all having the same Public IP when we lookup from the website (Randomly of 58.27.105.138 or 58.27.105.142).

Hence, i am kind enough to pick up the phone and dial 100. Explaining to the "Call Centre Agent" the scenario. The lady do not understand what i am saying. She ask me to restart the Modem and re-connecting again. Then telling me, their system show my IP address is 218.111.198.XXX which is correct. And repeating telling me that your IP is dynamic and NOT STATIC IP so it will be randomly changed over the time... Duhh...

So, I try to explain to her again. I know but when I do a lookup via website it shows 58.27.105.138 or 58.27.105.142 which is incorrect. It seems like a Proxy-effect that going thru a gateway. The whole Subang Jaya is having a same Public IP which is impossible. This affect my VPN not working, Statistics Logger not working, and my RealVNC that running on Dynamic IP Updater also not working...

I explain that I hope that you can file this report and highlight to your engineer to get it resolve. It something goes wrong at your gateway router and routing tables. Then, she put me on hold for 20 mins on the phone... In return by telling me, we do not support your VPN or whatever application that running. For more technical issue, you can send email to the helpdesk email address. And saying Bye Straight Away!

Then, i stopped her by telling her, is this how you serve your customer? I filing a technical issue, you telling me Bye? This is a issue happening to your Internet Network and the whole Subang Jaya having 1 Public IP address... She reply by saying WE DO NOT SUPPORT YOUR VPN OR WHATEVER APPLICATION. At last, I gave up on this idiot but asking her name because i told her i want to file a complaint regarding this. Anyway, her name is SARAH. So remember her name, a terrible customer service agent.

TMNET, please hire a better knowledged technical support agent! Thank you!

Anyway, now everything is working fine with correct Public IP address resolved.

Fun Taiwan: Mountain Forestry

Fun Taiwan: 山林之美 - Mountain Forestry

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Part 2 of 3


Part 3 of 3

Relevant Post:-
Intel Web Series by Janet Hsieh! - 9 Nov 2008
Janet's Experience as Presenter of Fun Taiwan - 9 Nov 2008
Fun Taiwan: Mountain Forestry - 10 Nov 2008
Fun Taiwan: Fun Asia - Macau - 3 Dec 2008
Fun Taiwan: Keelung City - Highlight
- 15 Dec 2008
Awesome Guest Lecture at National Taitung University (NTTU) by Janet Hsieh - 15 Dec 2008
Fun Taiwan : Cycling around Taiwan - 16 Dec 2008
Behind the Scenes with Janet Hsieh for Nestea Commercial - 12 Jan 2009
Taiwan Entertainment Show: 100% Entertainment invited Janet Hsieh as Celebrity Guest for the day - 12 Jan 2009

Janet's Experience as Presenter of Fun Taiwan

Biodata
Name : Janet Hsieh Yi-Fen 謝怡芬
DOB : Jan 20, 1980
Ethnicity : Taiwanese
Born in : Houston, Texas
Education : Massachussets Institute of Technology (Biology & Spanish)
Host of : Discovery Travel & Living's Fun Taiwan
Her blog: http://www.janethsieh.net/janet.htm

Janet's Experience as Presenter of Fun Taiwan by Taiwan Outlook

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Part 2 of 3


Part 3 of 3

Relevant Post:-
Intel Web Series by Janet Hsieh! - 9 Nov 2008
Janet's Experience as Presenter of Fun Taiwan - 9 Nov 2008
Fun Taiwan: Mountain Forestry - 10 Nov 2008
Fun Taiwan: Fun Asia - Macau - 3 Dec 2008
Fun Taiwan: Keelung City - Highlight - 15 Dec 2008
Awesome Guest Lecture at National Taitung University (NTTU) by Janet Hsieh - 15 Dec 2008
Fun Taiwan : Cycling around Taiwan - 16 Dec 2008
Behind the Scenes with Janet Hsieh for Nestea Commercial - 12 Jan 2009
Taiwan Entertainment Show: 100% Entertainment invited Janet Hsieh as Celebrity Guest for the day - 12 Jan 2009

Intel Web Series by Janet Hsieh!

Intel網路劇 晶心動魄
演出:Janet Hsieh,黃力行

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Webisode 2


Webisode 3


Relevant Post:-
Intel Web Series by Janet Hsieh! - 9 Nov 2008
Janet's Experience as Presenter of Fun Taiwan - 9 Nov 2008
Fun Taiwan: Mountain Forestry - 10 Nov 2008
Fun Taiwan: Fun Asia - Macau - 3 Dec 2008
Fun Taiwan: Keelung City - Highlight - 15 Dec 2008
Awesome Guest Lecture at National Taitung University (NTTU) by Janet Hsieh - 15 Dec 2008
Fun Taiwan : Cycling around Taiwan - 16 Dec 2008
Behind the Scenes with Janet Hsieh for Nestea Commercial - 12 Jan 2009
Taiwan Entertainment Show: 100% Entertainment invited Janet Hsieh as Celebrity Guest for the day - 12 Jan 2009

Honda Life

Honda introduces an all-new Life minicar for the Japanese market. The new Life is the first minicar in Japan to include an audio system with a backup camera as standard equipment.

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Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that sales in Japan of the all-new Life will begin on 7th November 2008.

We have Smart already on sale, and Toyota having iQ in Japan, now Honda have Life as well...

Source: nihoncar

Limited Edition SWIFT RE.3 Rally Edition 3

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Down under at Australia, Limited Edition of Swift RE.3 is introduced from $16,990 for manual transmission excludes dealer delivery, statutory charges and optional extras. Premium or metallic paint $300 extra and Automatic Tranmission $2,000 extra.

Packed with over $3,000 of extra, the Suzuki Swift Rally Edition 3 makes every drive a rally drive. With rally-bred styling and outstanding value, it's hottest hatch around at Australia with limited stocks.

EXTRA VALUE includes:-

  • Full Sports Body kit - Front, side & rear spoilers
  • Rear upper spoilers
  • Alloy Wheels
  • RE.3 decals

Interested? Contact your local participating Suzuki dealers now at Australia.

Fiona Xie - Best in Asia - Episode 3 Highlight
Mid-Autumn Festival, Hong Kong
2010 BMW V Series Exclusive Video

Source: Edmunds.com via YouTube.com

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Details of Nismo S-Tune Package for the 370Z

After the unofficial release of the first photo of the NISMO 370Z (JDM: Fairlady-Z) we have yet another leak concerning the new 'Z' coupe and Nissan's in-house tuning division. This time someone managed to snap some NISMO's official brochure providing further details of the S-Tune package for the 370Z.

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Those brochures tell us that apart from the bodykit that comprises front and rear lip spoilers, side sills, a rear wing and larger alloy wheels, the S-Tune package will also include a full sport exhaust system and suspension and brake upgrades.

Relevant Posts:
Nissan 370Z to be Revealed on Oct. 29 - 15 Oct 2008
Motor Trend Releases Video of 370Z Prototype - 17 Oct 2008
Nissan 370Z First Drive with Interior Shots by Edmunds.com - 20 Oct 2008
2009 Nissan 370Z - 30 Oct 2008
First look at new NISMO 370Z? - 2 Nov 2008
Nissan 370Z - First Live Photos - 6 Nov 2008

Nissan 370Z - First Live Photos

On last week, Nissan dropped the first official shots of the brand-new Nissan 370Z (JDM: FairladyZ) into the web and even though the sports coupe is supposed to make its first public appearance at the upcoming 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show that runs November 21 to 30, the Japanese automaker revealed the vehicle to a handful of people somewhere in Europe.

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We are unsure those photos taken in which occasion or for internal only, but fact is that someone managed to take a few shots and post them at the370z.com.

Relevant Posts:
Nissan 370Z to be Revealed on Oct. 29 - 15 Oct 2008
Motor Trend Releases Video of 370Z Prototype - 17 Oct 2008
Nissan 370Z First Drive with Interior Shots by Edmunds.com - 20 Oct 2008
2009 Nissan 370Z - 30 Oct 2008
First look at new NISMO 370Z? - 2 Nov 2008

SEMA: Civic HFP (Honda Factory Performance) Concept Sedan

At the SEMA show Honda revealed the Civic HFP (Honda Factory Performance) Concept sedan that secures improved fuel economy without compromising the vehicle's performance or styling. It's based on the Civic Si with the powerful high-revving i-VTEC engine but has aerodynamic elements from the Honda Civic Hybrid in order to improve fuel efficiency.

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Honda claims that this is done through aerodynamic improvements to the next generation HFP body kit, the addition of super-light alloy wheels with aerodynamic covers, a lighter HFP exhaust system and an upgraded HFP suspension kit, all of which offer the possibility of improving both fuel economy and performance.

According to Honda, this Civic HFP (Honda Factory Performance) Concept sedan having the similar package has been used on the Civic Type R FD2 track car, which campaigned in a Japanese series called the Super Taikyu (スーパー耐久 Suupaa Taikyu, translated as Super Endurance).

Hyundai R-Engine all-aluminium Turbo Diesels with up to 200HP

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Hyundai has released details on its newest diesel powerplant, the "R-Engine" which comes in two displacements - 2.0 liter and 2.2 liter.

The all-aluminum R-Engine benefits from a third generation common rail system with piezo-electric injectors to deliver fuel at 1800-bar while it also features an electronic variable geometry turbocharger and an advanced engine control unit. The new powerplant will be available in two sizes, 2.0 and 2.2-litres with outputs of 184HP / 392Nm and 200HP /436Nm respectively.

The new R-Engine family will go into production in 2009 and will first appear in new SUVs and large saloons. The Hyundai ix55 and the new Kia Sorento will probably be one of the first few Hyundai vehicles to uses this engine.

Top Gear Australia : Episode 5 Highlight

Audi R8

Audi R8 Stig Lap


BMW 135 vs M3


Massey Ferguson Tractor @ Toorak Rd

Why Aston Martins use Volvo keys?

Referring to an article with supporting pictures at CarMagazine UK, I am surprised that I found Aston Martins uses Volvo keys! - How come?!?!

We should hardly be surprised, since we all know that Astons dip into the expansive Ford parts bin for everything from sat-navs to switchgear. But you do expect them to at least go to some lengths to remove the original badging.

Turns out not, as one Aston V8 Vantage owner - 'Rio Prestige Car Hire' discovered when his expensive leather-wrapped key fob got scuffed by the customer. There, under the damaged hide, it was clearly written 'Volvo' lying underneath! What an embarrassment...

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Source: carmagazine.co.uk

First look at new NISMO 370Z?

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It appears that the current NISMO Fairlady Z S-Tune GT might have a replacement waiting behind the garage when the new Z car (370Z) arrives on scene. The photo above is now making the rounds on the web, and at the very least, it indicates that NISMO will probably have accessories ready to go for the Fairlady Z's JDM launch.

Source: Autoblog

Relevant Posts:
Nissan 370Z to be Revealed on Oct. 29 - 15 Oct 2008
Motor Trend Releases Video of 370Z Prototype - 17 Oct 2008
Nissan 370Z First Drive with Interior Shots by Edmunds.com - 20 Oct 2008
2009 Nissan 370Z - 30 Oct 2008

Confirmed slash 15cents - effective 1st Nov 2008

The following are the new prices of fuel in Malaysia slashed by 15 sen each effective 1st Nov 2008.

Old Price New Price
RON97 RM2.30 RM2.15
RON92 RM2.20 RM2.05
Diesel RM2.20 RM2.05