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Subaru Impreza WRX STI A-Line

Subaru Impreza WRX STI A-Line, the latest addition to the current WRX STI model offers the 300-horsepower 2.5-litre turbocharged Boxer engine with a Five-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifts. This model goes on sale nationwide through Subaru dealerships in Japan now.

In addition to the new automatic transmission option on the line-up, the WRX STI A-Line has received some refinements to enhance comfort as it is equipped with standard 8 way power adjustable front seats and a new "Satin White Pearl" body colour.

  • Engine type: Horizontally-Opposed 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve turbocharged engine
  • Displacement: 2457 cc
  • Maximum output: 221kW (300 PS)/6200 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 350 Nm (35.7 kgf·m)/2800~6000 rpm
  • Turbo type: Single Scroll turbocharger











The new Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI Quattro

Audi Releases new R8 V10 FSi Quattro Promo Video. This R8 equipped with a modified version of the Lamborghini Gallardo's V10 with 525-horsepower, the R8 5.2 FSI quattro is the most powerful version of Audi's Porsche-killing mid-engined supercar.

Source: carscoop

2009 Nissan GT-R rumored to clock 3.3-second on 0-60

When the Nissan GT-R launched last year, the Nissan stated an official 0-60mph time of 3.5 seconds in the states.

Btw, 0-60mph equals to 0-97km/h (0-62mph = 0-100km/h)

However, the refreshed 2009 GT-R is equipped with a little more power output and a re-programmed launch control system. More from GTRBlog, a Nissan test driver clocked a 3.3-second 0-60 mph run while testing at the automaker's Tochigi track with the VDC enabled.








Nissan has decided not to officially restate the 2009 GT-R's 0-60 time, leaving it to independent testers/reviewers to confirm or deny this new facts. So for the time being, the 3.5-second figure will remained official until an outside source performs a thorough, repeatable and instrumented test.

Source: Autoblog

Proton Persona door handle broken also??

Do you realise that this Persona door handle broken?


Zoom-in... Yes, it is broken. I thought Proton have learn their lessons from WAJA-series. They should have overcome this basic problems.



Malaysia: Cash rebates for vehicles under 2,000cc end next month

The cash rebate system for vehicles under 2,000cc, which was implemented in June last year, will end on 31st March 2009. Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Samad confirmed. He added that the government will not be using this method of subsidising again, because he mentioned that Malaysians prefer subsidised pump prices instead.

BN Government planned to set the value of RON95 petrol at RM1.70 and replaced the RON92 when it is introduced in the middle of this year. However, the pricing for RON 97 is still undecided yet but the price will not be floated in July 2009 but speculated to be priced higher to make way for RON 95.

IMHO: Since no introduction of Cash Rebate System anymore. I don't see any reason to price RON95 at RM1.70 or RON97 at RM1.70. Because it is priced far higher than global oil price. Don't mentioned about subsidising, it is likely another way round.

Satria Neo R3 ClubSport ??

Is quite a disappointment seeing this R3 ClubSport with most of the aftermarket stuff being thrown into be like a track car.

From my experience in automobile industry and as a auto-journalist, the definition of "ClubSport" does not equavalent to a track car model. It is suppose to be some limited edition model with spec-up accessories and more fine tuning (Maybe re-tuned ECU with more hp BUT of course, not a roll cage inside the car).

*~weird... R3 mindset.

Be realistic, no one will buy a car for road use without floor carpet and insulation. Don't brand it as "ClubSport", named it as "RS" will be more practical or... maybe called it "SIC Edition" will be great.

'Cat Walking' with 966H... Amazing
Honda Malaysia bring in the Stream RSZ now!

Probably you have seen some of the JDM Recond Unit of Honda Stream RSZ at Naza World showroom. On last Friday, Honda Malaysia launches the Stream RSZ to replaces the current 'empty' spec model that was launched in Nov 2007.


Technically, everything the same in the 1.8 i-VTEC-powered seven-seater, but now it features more with a full body-kit, a RSZ front grille and 17-inch alloys wheels. The headlamp are now auto HID (high intensity discharge) units with smoke-finishing and fog lamps. Of course, the sun-roof still there on RSZ.


For the interior, a more refined interior in the way of material, paddle shifters, a leather trimmed steering wheel, a seat-side armrest for the driver and a passenger seat under-seat storage tray as new items on the list. All the above items, supposely must come standard with a car that price tagged above RM100k.


The Stream RSZ comes in four (4) colours - besides the Premium White Pearl, Honda Malaysia is introducing three (3) new colours - Crystal Black Pearl, Polished Metal Metallic and New Red Pearl.

The Stream RSZ is priced at RM155,980 comparing to the current 'empty' spec at RM149,800 on-the-road with insurance. By the way, the Stream RSZ will be only available at all authorised Honda showrooms from 26 February 2009 onwards.

Photo Gallery: Maybank Malaysian Open 2009

Thank you for the photos taken by Tiffanie over our trip to Malaysian Open 2009 at Saujana Golf & Country Club on the 15th February 2009.

Enjoy!~ even though is been a week ago. :P















[Probably the best place to chill out]


[We found this little monkey in the golf course, enjoying the green]










[Photographer from GettyImages]




Hot Tips: Detailed Note for every Home Renovation work!

On what I can see lately and feel. I strongly suggesting you to plan on your renovation job scope and budget wisely before kick-off [if you are planning to do so...].

Renovation is like a Project. Every Project needs a good project manager with right skills.

  • Plan your renovation area ahead. For example, if you are renovating the all the bathroom. Do it one at a time. Never do it all at one go, as it causes a lot of inconvenience to the people staying inside the home.
  • MOST IMPORANT: Get all stakeholders to agree with the job scope and time frame.
  • Never let the builder to leave things half way done. Everything is hanging there and never done. This will affect the production and a lot of inconvenience.


Avoidance and Notes:-

  • Never park your car at home as the builder will not avoid and liable for any scratches make to your car.
  • Never leave any expensive belongings at home without supervision.
  • Seal your door gap on each room to avoid dusts if knocking job involved.
  • NEVER LEAVE YOUR KIDS OR ELDERLY AT HOME TO LOOK AFTER THE JOB because it is dusty and hazard. Sound Pollution never sound good too.
  • Cover the floor board with plastic shield or cardboards to avoid scratches to it.
  • Clean up everything after the builder leave the site, thick dusts are never friendly to be clean later after a long period of time. If your car is dusty, rinse with alot of water immediately as the dusts will be the source of swirl line.
Wheel Loader Stunts with Caterpillar

Check out this stunt video using Cat 928G on a show ground.

As the result of the above stunt, some home-style learners are trying this stunt at their workplace warehouse.


Slightly improved...

This guy is well trained on 'cat walking' with Cat 950G.

Air Pollution - Black Exhaust Smoke from Lorry

Well, there is one of the reason why Malaysian needs a better quality of Diesel Fuel by putting the affordability aside.

On the other hand, the good news is the Diesel Fuel in Malaysia will be upgraded from current MS123 standards to Euro 2M standards very soon.

Back stage scene with Hard Gay (HG)

Back in 2 years ago, I use to like to watch this Comedy show of HG. Just a flash back on this japanese gay man comedy show.

Hooo!!.... OKAY..... Watch it  Hooo......!

HARD GAY behind the scene...

Typical Classic HG... You can find more at YouTube.

Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of EDVINTEO.COM

Since 365 days and a few days ago... edvinteo.com has been running for past 1 year and serving more than 10,000 unique visitors with an average of 28 unique hits per day. And of course, it picking up each day.

edvinteo.com is an enthusiasm blog for a simple, informative and engaging real-life experience in Automobile industry and Lifestyle.


Once again, thank you everyone for your continuous support and your interest at edvinteo.com

Goodyear laying off 5,000 workers

When car sales fall over the past few months, in many cases suppliers feel the pinch even more than the automakers. For Goodyear, the production is down by 19% and losses are beginning to pile up. As results, Goodyear lost $330 million in Q4 2008, compared to a $55M profit in Q4 2007.


Besides, Goodyear plans to cut nearly 5,000 jobs this year too. The job cuts equal almost 7% of the company's work force and follow the elimination of about 4,000 jobs in the second half of last year.

According to research survey, the demand for new tyres is weak as auto sales slump and the market for replacement tyres is also fall due to people are driving less.

GM, Chrysler ask for $21.6 billion more in Viability Plans

General Motors and Chrysler LLC said Tuesday they could need an additional $21.6 billion in federal loans between them because of worsening demand for their cars and trucks. The automakers added that bankruptcy would cost taxpayers more.

GM's plan for change

  • Wants up to $16.6 billion more
  • To accelerate 47,000 job cuts
  • Seeks further concessions from union, dealers and suppliers
  • GM's so far taken $13.4 billion.

Chrysler's plan for change

  • Wants $5 billion more
  • To cut 3,000 jobs
  • Union, dealers, suppliers agree to concessions
  • Chrysler's so far taken $4 billion.
Indonesia’s Obama Look Alike Becomes TV Star

Obama look-alike Ilham Anas, born in Bandung, West Java, in 1974, but living in Bekasi, a professional photographer, has taken up a new career as an impersonator and star of television commercials (in the Philippines) due to his odd resemblance to Barack Obama.





The original - Barack Obama


Unsold Cars at Around The World


Above Picture (Image 1): Nissan has announced plans to cut its Sunderland workforce by 1,200. Thousands of unsold cars are stored around the factory's test track.


Above Picture (Image 2): Honda is halting production at its Swindon plant in April and May, extending the two-month closure announced before Christmas to four months. Honda and Japanese rival Toyota are both cutting production in Japan and elsewhere. Pictured, Hondas await export at a pier in Tokyo.


Above Picture (Image 3): Earlier this week Jaguar & Land Rover said 450 British jobs would go.


Above Picture (Image 4): The open car storage areas in Corby - Northamptonshire, are reaching full capacity.


Above Picture (Image 5): Imported cars stored at Sheerness open storage area awaiting delivery to dealers.


Above Picture (Image 6): Newly imported cars fill the 150-acre site at the Toyota distribution centre in Long Beach, California.


Above Picture (Image 7): The build-up of imported cars at the port of Newark, New Jersey.


Above Picture (Image 8): Stocks of Ford trucks in Detroit, Michigan.


Above Picture (Image 9): New cars jam the dockside in the port of Valencia in Spain.


Above Image (Picture 10): Peugeot cars await shipment to Italian dealers at the port of Civitavecchia.


Above Picture (Image 11): With many manufacturers on extended Christmas shutdown, the number of cars rolling off production lines in December fell 47.5% to just 53,823.


Above Picture (Image 12): Thousands of new cars are stored on the runway at the disused Upper Heyford airbase near Bicester, Oxfordshire, on December 18, 2008.


Above Image (Picture 13): Sales of new cars in the UK have slumped to a 12-year-low and production of cars at Honda in Swindon has been halted for a unprecedented four-month period because of the collapse in global sales and represents the longest continuous halt in production at any UK car plant. The announcement comes on a day when the EU's Industry Commissioner Guenter Verheugen warned the outlook for the European car industry was 'brutal' and predicted not all European manufacturers would survive the crisis.

Janet Hsieh: Ivleva Anna Andreevna in Fun Taiwan

All-new 2008 season of Fun Taiwan.


Honda CIVIC MUGEN RR ADVANCED CONCEPT is showcase during the TOKYO AUTOSALON 2009. This K20A is upgraded to 2157cc (87.0mm x 90.7mm) with the output of 260ps.

Top Gear: Stig Press Conference

The first ever Stig press conference from Top Gear Live in Auckland New Zealand.

Honda Civic FD Hybrid now priced at RM 129,980

For those who don't know about the Civic FD Facelift for the Malaysia CKD model. For your info, Honda Malaysia will be replacing it on March 2009. Ops... I shouldn't tell it, but nevermind...

The first facelifted Honda Civic FD is now in Malaysia but on the Honda Civic Hybrid model. Honda Malaysia Sdn Bhd has announced the new pricing for the Honda Civic Hybrid months back. The retail price now is RM129,980.00 after the Gov Budget Tax Restructuring.


It’s now also available in two colours - Premium White Pearl and Neutron Blue Metallic.

'Drift King' drives a Type R against STI Type RA-R and Nismo Z33

Check out Keiichi Tsuchiya driving a FD2 Type R against Subaru Impreza WRX STI Type RA-R and Nismo Fairlady Z33. Well, Yet another successful story of FD2 Type R.

Carlsberg Chinese New Year Singapore TV Commercial

Well well well..... CNY is just over and now is 16th on the lunar calender... Btw, I just found some Carlberg Commercial from Singapore and guess what?? Fiona Xie is inside too...

SIC Track Day on 01 Feb 2009

Our friend - Satria Neo back to SIC again... 







[The effect after tracking...]

Porsche here as well...



The Queue...






Finish Line Spot



New kaki CTR on the track...





Wow... R35 GTR on SIC on the same day too...








Thanks to team FastMotoring.com for the photos!

Happy Motoring & Tracking...

Relevant Posts:-
SIC Track Day on 08 Dec 2008

2010 Mazda 3 MPS Teaser

Mazda published a 30 second-long teaser video of its hot hatch that will bow at the Geneva Motorshow in early March.

The new sporty Mazda 3 MPS having the same turbocharged 2.3-liter direct-injection 4-cylinder engine of the current model. It remains to be seen if Mazda's engineers have performed any upgrades to the engine that delivers an output of 260HP in the 2009 Mazda3 MPS launching it to 100km/h in 6.1 sec and on to a top speed of 250 km/h.

Mitsubishi Withdraw from Dakar and all Cross-Country Rallies

Mitsubishi has decided to withdraw from the Dakar Rally, the Dakar Series and all cross-country rallies. Mitsubishi had taken part in the Dakar rally twenty-six times, winning a total of twelve times, including seven consecutive victories.


"The sudden deterioration of the global economy made it necessary for the company to focus its resources more tightly, and for this reason the decision was taken to withdraw its Mitsubishi Motorsports (MMSP) works team from all cross-country competitions," said by Mitsubishi Spokeperson.

Source: carscoop

BMW 'M' Model Sales Up 50% in 2008

The global slowdown in the auto sector in 2008 had no affect on BMW's M car division that reported a 50 percent sales increase over 2007.


Overall, BMW sold 24,186 'M' vehicles till date. Making 2008 the second best year in the sport division's 30-year-old history after 2002 when it shipped 26,776 units. The driving force behind the M division's success was the new BMW M3, which in its first full year of production managed to sell 18,000 units worldwide.

In the other hand, BMW Malaysia Sdn Bhd is optimistic about its sales performance and business growth this year despite a deepening global credit crunch.

Managing director Geoffrey Briscoe said BMW Malaysia was well positioned to face the challenges ahead even with an economic slowdown. He added that there would be an impact but we feel that the volume-based car segment would be more affected than the premium segment.

Tricks with Front Wheel Drive Vehicle
2010 VW Golf GTI MK-VI Production Version

Volkswagen's UK website has uploaded a new set of photos depicting the production version of the 2010 VW Golf GTI VI.








I have compared these photos with the ones from last year's show car. The visible changes for this MK-VI GTI are like the headlamps and the blacked out front lip spoiler.