Sunday, May 31, 2009
Tight Budget for a Turbo car? Go Turbo Whistler...
Friday, May 29, 2009
Lexus LF-A V10 Supercar FIRE UP in Nurburgring
It may look gay for a Lexus to caught on fire at Nurburgring. But this happened during the past weekend's Nurburgring 24 Hour Endurance race on one of the participating V10-powered Lexus LF-A Supercar. Check out the video on the below.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Independent Subaru WRX STI Concept
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
"How To Drift" by Tsuchiya Keiichi
Honda S2000 Successor Replacement Model?
Beginning of this year, Honda announced that the S2000 Roadster's decade-long production run will come to an end this year, leaving the company without a proper sports car.
However, in addition to the launch of the production version of the front-wheel drive CR-Z hybrid small coupe in 2010, Japan's Best Car is now reporting that Honda is also working on a larger and more powerful coupe that would likely to be the replacement model of the S2000. Best Car claims that the 2+2 coupe would ditch the S2000's rear-wheel drive layout for the firm's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system.
Furthermore, it is said in the report that the sports coupe will benefit from a hybrid system similar to the ones used on Honda's Insight and Civic IMA hybrid cars. No details on if the S2000 replacement would use what kind of engine for now.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Toyota Diesel Hybrid Forklift
The new Geneo-Hybrid forklift has maximum load capacity of 3,500 kg, and combines a 2.5-liter diesel with a NIMH battery pack and motor. The system operates as a series hybrid system when the forklift is driving, with the engine powering a generator. It operates as a parallel hybrid system which the battery-powered motor and the engine both power a hydraulic pump system when lifting.
According to Toyota, this diesel-hybrid forklift will have a 50% better fuel economy and 50% better emissions than a comparable 3.5t diesel forklift, which is pretty decent, if a bit underwhelming.
Electric forklifts probably are greener when they can be used, but when a longer range and operating time is required, a diesel-hybrid probably is the best choice. Depending on the emission control hardware, it might even run on B100 biodiesel.
Volkswagen to assemble vehicles in Indonesia
Volkswagen AG is expanding its commitment in Southeast Asia as part of its 2018 growth strategy. In cooperation with the Indonesian partner company Indomobil, local vehicle assembly operations are to be set up as a first step toward the long-term development of ASEAN markets. An agreement on assembling Volkswagen models in the capital city of Jakarta has already been signed.
The goal of the partnership with Indomobil is to develop the Indonesian automobile market with locally built vehicles. Production of partly assembled Volkswagen brand models will commence this year. Initial production capacity from summer 2009 will be several hundred VW Touran and will subsequently be steadily increased. In a further step, CKD production of Group vehicles from 2012 is conceivable.
"Current trends on world markets clearly show how important the timely development of new growth regions is. The only way to secure global growth and safeguard jobs is to focus on tomorrow's markets today," said Christian Klingler of Volkswagen Passenger Cars.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Nissan GT-R at Nurburgring
Hey Mates. I wanted to find this video since sometime ago.
Check out the video clip film on-board the Nissan GT-R doing a lap of the Nurburgring in 7:29.
Civic FD2 Type R with re-programmed ECU
This is strictly not a commercial ads that placed at edvinteo.com
Just a clip from RomTuning on tuning a FD2 Type R down at Singapore. Unleashing the True Racing Performance of a K20A on a FD2 Type R
Friday, May 22, 2009
Exclusive: All-New Mazda 3 Interior Snapshots
The all-new Mazda 3 is about to launch in Malaysia in couple of weeks time. Basically, we have hands-on to preview on the car. In short without leaking more info, the car overall features are better and rich against its competitors models. However, the drawback is the engine of the 2.0 model is inherited from the previous model.
Anyway, I got you guys some interior snapshots for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy! :P
New Volkswagen Golf Estate
Today, Volkswagen unleashed the new Golf Estate in Germany. They begins accepting European orders for the new Golf Estate from today onwards.
Models ofers from a 1.4 TSI petrol engine with 122HP and two turbo-diesels, the 1.6-liter TDI with 105HP and a 2.0-liter TDI producing 140HP. During the course of the year, VW will enhance the range with the addition of three more naturally aspirated gasoline units developing 80HP, 102HP and another TSI with 160HP.
Basically, I doubt this model will be introduce in Malaysia market since not many individual appreciate and like wagon design here.
This Golf Estate including ESP, six airbags, daytime running lights, roof railing, power windows all around, upshift indicator, power and heated outside mirrors, 1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear bench seat and seatback, central locking with RF remote control, climate control and a maximum 1,495 liters of cargo capacity.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Civic EK9 Turbo vs GT-R R35 - Dyno Tune & Race
FEEL'S Civic Type R @ Tsukuba Circuit
Honda Civic FD2 Type R @ Suzuka Circuit
Honda CIVIC MUGEN RR Advanced Concept
Mitsubishi's New Double Cab L200 Triton with Extended Bed in UK
A new variant of Mitsubishi's L200 Triton Pick-up with an extended bed and increased power has been introduced in the UK. The L200 Triton Long Bed having a longer bed that has been extended by 18cm or 7 inches in overall length, without affecting the passenger cabin space.
In addition to the extended bed, Mitsubishi UK offers a more potent version of the 2.5-liter turbo diesel engine that produces 176HP, up from 134HP in the L200 Warrior and 166HP in the L200 Animal.
This make me curious whether Mitsubishi Malaysia will be bringing in this model as well as the 176HP engine into Malaysia to compete with the new Nissan Navara that produce 174ps when the Euro-II Diesel introduce on coming September 2009 in local market.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
2010 Subaru Legacy JDM Commercial Starring Robert De Niro
The Japanese market 2010 Legacy isn't due for release until 20 May 2009. This commercial shows a white JDM 2010 Legacy Touring rolling around a mountain road by Robert De Niro.
Source: carscoop via youtube
Monday, May 18, 2009
Fast & Furious Nissan Skyline Stolen From Los Angeles Warehouse
The Nissan Skyline that Paul Walker drove in the latest Fast & Furious movie was stolen from its storage facility in Los Angeles in a 10 minutes time span.
Although dressed up to look like a full-on R34 GT-R for the movie, the car underneath was actually a lower-spec GT-S. Reports indicate that thieves, evidently knowing the car was inside, broke through a metal door and ripped off that specific car, bumped a BMW and leaving the rest but scratched up a Studebaker Silverhawk and a Porsche Boxster on the way out. The worse thing is the Skyline that valued at around $75k wasn't even insured.
source: edmunds.com, autoblog & jalopnik
Toyota Indonesia releases New Corolla Altis 2.0 V as flagship model
Toyota’s representative in Indonesia - PT Toyota Astra Motor, has just released a new variant of the Toyota Corolla Altis.
The new variant known as Corolla Altis 2.0 V, the 10th generation Corolla has a two-liter engine with Dual VVT-I technology, complete with AVX facilities with a sporty new grille in addition to paddle shift, smart start and entry system, cruise control, steering switch and auto rain sensor.
Adopting 3ZR-FE under the hood, the most recent engine technology on the market, the Corolla 2.0V is capable of quick acceleration while maintaining fuel efficiency and low emission.
Toyota expects the New Corolla to support its position in the market which has been affected by manufacturer's model thru out the entire region. Hopefully the 3ZZR-FE are able to make a difference for this time.
3ZR-FE generate 152ps @ 5,600rpm and the torque of 207Nm @ 4,400rpm
Friday, May 15, 2009
GTR New Record Nürburgring Time: 7min 26.7 sec
Nissan has officially announced that it has improved the GT-R's lap time at the Nürburgring circuit in Germany to 7min 26 seconds 70 on April 23, 2009. The previous recorder lap times at the 'Ring were 7 minutes 27 seconds 56 on April 15, 2009, 7min 29sec in April 2008 and 7min 38sec in September 2007.
"This record demonstrates our commitment to the continuous evolution of the Nissan GT-R," says Kazutoshi Mizuno, Chief Vehicle Engineer and Chief Vehicle Specialist. "We would like to continue delivering the passion and pride of ownership to our customers by improving its performance every year."
Porsche Panamera assembling starts in Leipzig
The German automaker has re-opened the factory to the public for visit. Visitors are welcome to tour the plant at zero cost but provided booking online in advance.
While preparing the German assembly plant for assembling Panamera. Porsche had shut down the location for 8 months, during which some 22,000 square meters of capacity were added to accommodate the new assembly line and now it starts assembling the Panamera in Leipzig.
2009 Porsche Panamera reveal at Shanghai, China
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
RON97 to be price at RM2 per litre in Malaysia
The price of RON97 Premium Unleaded will be increased to RM2 per litre from 1st Sept 2009 onwards, 20 sen extra per litre, when RON95 Unleaded becomes available nationwide.
RON95 Unleaded and Euro 2M grade diesel is expected to the market by 1st Sept 2009.
The RON95 Unleaded will replace the current RON92 but will be sold at the same price as the price of current RON92 and same goes to the Diesel which said by the Former Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Samad back in two months ago.
'ala' Louis Vuitton Cars
Recently I realise the trend of Louis Vuitton (LV) everywhere from handbag, wallet, key pouch, clothing and more...
Now, even Passenger Car with its Louis Vuitton outer skin but it deserves to be ranked amongst the worst even from old junk at the states to Perodua MyVi at Malaysia, and Perodua MyVi at Malaysia to Rolls Royce Phantom at Great Britain.
This goes to show you that bad taste has no limits nor boundaries, it knows no rules or classes...
Monday, May 11, 2009
Honda Civic Mugen RR in Malaysia ?!
Spotted the Honda Civic Mugen RR in Nazaworld Showroom at PJ.
Not sure whether it is fully brand-new or recond unit. However, I am sure it is good to have a look at this car since it is an exclusive unit that imported from Japan to Malaysia.
Bear in mind, the price tag never come cheap by the grey importer which is tag at around RM330k~RM350k. Wow..
Friday, May 08, 2009
2009 VW Golf GTD - Diesel Powered GTI
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Own the all-new Jazz now and save!
Due to local market slow down, global economic climate and many look & see buyer. Honda Malaysia are trying to clear some stocks in hand now!
So... Owning the all-new Jazz now and you can save from:-
However, this offer only apply to Grade S (which is the Standard model) only and for car registered within 1 May 2009 to 31 May 2009. How is it sounds like?
All-new Jazz : Defy Convention