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Leona Chin the professional lady drifter in Malaysia @ SuperGT 2009 Event

There is a well-talented and special young lady that loves Motorsports as much as I do.


I didn't know much about this talented lady in Malaysia after a several times that my friends mentioned to me. From their word of mouth, they say something like - 'there is a 'lui'(= lady) who is professional drifter as her profession with 180SX and SR20 under the hood'. Well, there aren’t many ladies that I came across actually a die-hard fan of Motorsports.


Anyway, she involved in many motorsports activity since 2006 but mainly in drifting. Of course as a professional drifter, she had taken a several driving course that certified by AADA and SIDRA.


Anyway, check out her videos and you'll find her better than what I said. Furthermore during Yokohama Drift demo in conjunction with Super GT 2009 at SIC, she got a chance to meet Drift King himself Keiichi Tsuchiya as a big finale surprise appearance.


Lastly, I classified her as 'one of the kind' especially with her talents in Motorsports. Thumbs-up!

The Stig in The Chaser's War on Everything

Aussie comedy show The Chaser's War on Everything went to London to find out, in an attempt to find a cheaper way to travel by dressing up as the Stig that originate from our famous TV show - Top Gear.

A night to pay tribute to Michael Jackson @ 1Utama

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A night to pay tribute to the King of Pop by Sony Music Malaysia, 1 Utama, Hitz FM, Mix FM, Lite FM, Era FM and My FM.

Date : 28 June 2009 (Sunday)
Time : 7.00pm
Venue : Ground Floor Main Entrance, 1Utama

Keiichi Tsuchiya's Toyota Corolla AE86 vs Honda Civic EK9

Keiichi Tsuchiya's Toyota Corolla AE86 TRD version target Honda Civic EK9.

The Civic EK9 is lightly tuned up with Spoon suspension and Yokohama Advan Neova tyres. This video is not a touge run which what you normally see Tsuchiya's race with his AE86. Instead, it is a 3 lap’s track run.

TV Viewers Like Toyota's Prius Advertisement

NIELSEN IAG Top 10 Most-liked New Ads.

Rank Brand Description Index
Prius--White car drives through landscape of people dressed as plants, water, and clouds. 171
3 Toyota Prius--Car tows sun across Earth like a kite; gives the world fewer smog-forming emissions; gives you a 50 MPG rating. 157

It seems that more people like the TV ads for the 2010 Toyota Prius. In the other hand, do they really appreciate Hybrid cars? Come on, save the planet...

Well, I know I am not in the position to comment to be environment friendly since I am driving one that having reasonable high CO2 Emissions. But... please save our environment.

Speculation of 2012 Honda CR-V

Japan Mag-X is speculating on the next-generation model of Honda CR-V. In the July issue of the magazine, there's a detailed report accompanied by an artist's impression of the 2012 Honda CR-V that is said to be introduced for the first time in October 2011 at the Tokyo Motor Show, with worldwide sales expected to begin shortly after.

According to a translation of the article provided by TOV member 'Dan', the report claims that Honda will have finalized the exterior design of the new CR-V by the end of the year. It is also stated that the 2012 CR-V will be built upon the current model's platform featuring modest increases in length, width and height (4,535mm x 1,820mm x 1,685mm respectively).

As for the powertrain options, the Japanese magazine states that the initial engine range will be carried over from today's model and include, depending on the market, 2.0-liter and 2.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline units as well as a 2.2-liter turbo diesel that is already on offer in Europe. Furthermore, Mag-X also mentions that Honda does not plan to introduce a V6 option to the range.



NISMO Nissan Fairlady Z (Z34) with 350HP revealed in Japan

Nismo Nissan Fairlady Z (Z34) revealed in Japan with a modified version of the 3.7-liter V6 engine that output a solid 350 horsepower compared to the standard 332 horsepower. This beauty is offer with a 6-speed manual gearbox or 7-speed automatic transmission.

The NISMO package also ads 19-inch alloy wheels shod in 245/40 R19 tires up front and 275/35 R19 at the rear, stiffer suspension and a high-performance brake system.

The coupe's exterior styling is modified with a functional aero kit that includes an extended nose, unique rear fascia, large wing and specific side sills, while the interior is upgraded with a set of sport seats, special door trims and NISMO gauges plus contrasting red stitching on the seats, steering wheel, gearbox knob and handbrake lever.

In Japan, this car is priced at 4,935,00 Yen for the 6-speed manual gearbox model and at 5,040,000 Yen for the 7-speed automatic gearbox model.





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Video: Top Gear UK First Episode of Season 13

Unless you never visit fastmotoring.com lately, else you've probably heard that the new season of Top Gear went on air this past weekend. The highlight of the show was when former formula one world champion Michael Schumacher supposedly revealed himself as the man behind "The Stig's" racing helmet, although many suggest -and we tend to agree- that it was merely a publicity stunt. The first episode also includes a first test drive of the Lotus Evora, the Stig races the Ferrari FXX while Clarkson, Hammond and May set to find out what Top Gear may have been like sixty years ago.

Edison Chen back in action and launches CLOT at Bangsar

HK sex scandals or porn star Edison Chen launches outlet selling clothes and footwear in Bangsar, last Saturday.

For the impending grand-opening of JUICEs latest retail venture in Malaysias Kuala Lumpur, JUICEs affiliated brand CLOT brings two exclusive products to the fold presented here.

With a June 20th opening set to feature the likes of CLOT founders Kevin Poon and Edison Chen as well as JUICE partner Edwin Choong and special guest - Sam Lee, the event will bring a new dimension to the Bangsar district of KL.

The exclusive items include a t-shirt with a pixelated image of the iconic Michael Jackson and a mesh cap bearing the CLOT logo. The store will carry many of the brands seen at its Hong Kong branch including CLOT, Head Porter, Head Porter Plus, OriginalFake, Medicom Toy, Nike and adidas.

Store Location:-
JUICE Kuala Lumpur
No. 46 & 46-1 Jalan Telawi 5
Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

Mugen Civic Type R FN2 Hatch

Honda's Euro-market Civic Type R (FN2) hatchback has been called out for being a successor that hasn't exactly succeeded. Seems a bit of the thrill is gone from the new car compared to the old one. Now, Mugen had pick-up this poor little FN2 Type R make it even better than it once was.


We are unsure about the detailed changes in store. However, based on changes made for Mugen's Japan-spec Civic Type RR 4-door sedan, these pictures, and the fact that this car might take on the Renault R26.R, you can expect much: upgraded suspension and 18-inch wheels, giant front splitter and rear wing, huge exhaust, and a powerplant putting out 237 bhp and 160 lb-ft.


From what I can see from the picture, it looks like the bigger Brembo brakes might not appear, and the back seats will remain in place. Perhaps, it just a light tune up to the FN2 to the suspension setup, powertrain and body styling.

iPhone OS 3.0 Released on iTunes


As promised by Apple at WWDC earlier this month, the iPhone OS 3.0 has been released and is available on iTunes since yesterday. It is free for all iPhone and iPhone 3G customers. The update will cost USD9.95 for iPod Touch owners.

Some of the top new features in the new firmware are:

  • Cut, Copy & Paste with shake to undo
  • Landscape keyboard in key applications
  • Enhanced Messages application
    Send and receive photos, contacts, audio files, and location via MMS*
     - Forward and delete single or multiple messages
  • Added search feature in Mail, Calendar, Notes and iPod
  • Spotlight search across iPhone
  • Support for CalDAV and subscriptions in Calendar
  • Improvements to Safari
      - Performance
      - HTML 5 support
      - HTTP Streaming audio and video
      - Auto-fill usernames and passwords
  • New Voice Memos application
  • Sync Notes with a Mac or PC via iTunes
  • Internet Tethering over USB and Bluetooth*
  • Browse and download movies, TV shows, and audiobooks from the iTunes Store**
  • Stereo Bluetooth***
  • Wi-Fi auto login
  • Enhanced Stocks application
  • More Parental Control options for Apps, Music, Movies and TV Shows
  • iTunes account creation and login**
  • YouTube account login and access to subscriptions, ratings and favorites**
  • Shake to shuffle
  • New languages, dictionaries, and keyboards
  • Find my iPhone and Remote Wipe via MobileMe (subscription required)**
  • Support for more Exchange policies
  • Create and send Exchange meeting invitations
  • Search mail on server (Exchange Server 2007 and supported IMAP servers)
  • Search LDAP company directory
  • VPN on demand and VPN proxy support
  • Encrypted configuration profiles
  • Encrypted iTunes backups
  • 1,000 new developer APIs, including:
      - In App Purchases
      - Apple Push Notification Service
      - Accessories support
      - Peer to Peer Connectivity
      - Embedded Maps
      - iPod Library Access
  • Most importantly, Bug fixes!

* Compatible only with iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G S and requires support from your wireless provider.
** Not available in all regions or in all languages.
*** Compatible only with iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G S.

Why wait? What you need to do is hit up the auto-updater in iTunes to get it update.

Note: Those of you running iPhone on non-native carriers will want to wait the new 'ultrasn0w' until Friday when this unlocking software will hit the Internet.

Lamborghini Gallardo Burns to the Ground in Athens, Greece




A yellow Lamborghini Gallardo that went up in flames for unknown reasons in Athens, Greece. Luckily, the couple inside the car made it out without a single scratch. When the firefighters arrived on the scene, this super-car had been eaten alive by the flames completely.

I am not sure about the possibility of this Italian beauty will burn up in Malaysia due to the heat in a hot tropical country. Let's keep our finger cross.

Via: Jalopnik

Influenza A - H1N1 virus are man made?

Recently, there is considerable speculation that the origins of H1N1 (Influenza A) virus are man-made. It could be due to the genetic makeup of the fast-spreading H1N1 strain of influenza, which includes genetic elements from bird flu, swine flu and human flu spanning three continents.


I know is silly to say and ask but it could be possible: It could be some world-class syndicate would like to conquer the financial market during this financial crisis, have assembled a team of reseachers to engineer and distribute a super virulent strain of influenza designed to conquer the financial market?

Technically, it's possible. The U.S. military, all by itself, has the know-how to engineer and unleash such a virus. That doesn’t mean they’ve done so, however. It would be an shocking when people can do whatever to reach their motive anytime they want.

What you think?

Lancer Evolution X FQ-400
The fastest and most powerful production version of the Lancer Evolution X to date, the FQ-400, has been officially introduced by Mitsubishi's UK.
Set to on sale in the UK in June, the new FQ-400 comes with a retuned 2.0-liter turbocharged engine producing 403bhp at 6,500 rpm and 525Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm. This beast uses only 3.8 seconds in a 0-100km/h drag.
Wonderful monsters!
BMW Cruise Bike

BMW surprises showed us the BMW Kidsbike, a bicycle for toddlers and children age of five, but now, for those of us that are past the toddlers phase, BMW has a Cruise Bike and a Touring Bike.





Facts & Figures

BMW Cruise Bike 2009 with 24 speed derailleur system, in red and pearl white
Frame height: S (41cm), M (46cm), L (51cm), only in red XL (55cm)
Frame: Aluminium, front suspension, BMW Design
Forks: Suntour NCX-D telescopic forks, 75 mm travel
Stem: Original BMW Trekking (adjustable angle)
Weight: 13.9 kg
Recommended Retail Price: € 849

BMW Touring Bike 2009 with 9-speed hub system, in pearl white
Frame height: S (41cm), M (46cm), L (51cm), only in red XL (55cm)
Frame: Aluminium, front suspension, BMW Design
Forks: Suntour NCX-D-LO magnesium telescopic forks with aluminium head tube, 75 mm travel with lockout function
Stem: Original BMW Cruiser (adjustable angle)
Weight: 19.1 kg
Recommended Retail Price: € 1.299

BMW Touring Bike 2009 with 27-speed derailleur system, in anthracite
Frame height: S (41cm), M (46cm), L (51cm), only in red XL (55cm)
Frame: Aluminium, front suspension, BMW Design
Forks: Suntour NCX-D-LO magnesium telescopic forks with aluminium head tube, 75 mm travel with lockout function
Stem: Original BMW Trekking (adjustable angle)
Weight: 16.3 kg
Recommended Retail Price: € 1.259

The BMW Kidsbike
Weight: 6 kg (learning bike), 8 kg (with chain and pedal unit)
Frame height: 36 cm, saddle height 38 – 46 cm
Maximum safe loading: 50 kg
Colours: blue, orange, red
Recommended Retail Price: € 259.00

Source: BMW

Great Ocean Road rock formation collapses


Island Archway (inset) is now two new features on the Great Ocean Road near Loch Ard Gorge after the middle section collapsed into the sea this week.

A large section of the iconic rock formation the Island Archway, on Victoria's west coast, has succumbed to the elements and crumbled into the sea.

Parks Victoria believes the fall occurred sometime between 4pm on Tuesday and 9am yesterday during GMT+10 time. All that remains following the collapse are the two rocks that previously supported the arch.

TomTom announce new apps for iPhone


Felt annoyed using the GPS on the Google Maps inside the iPhone?

The long awaited TomTom app will turn your iPhone into a full feature navigation system, a function this phone's been sorely lacking for quite a while despite housing the hardware to make it happen. While pricing wasn't given, TomTom will also be offering a mounting accessory that will hold the phone in either portrait or landscape mode and charge it while you navigate.

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Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X 360 Spec

Many third party tuners releases their recipe of performance packages by stages over the time when the manufacturer introduces their new performance car. It could be body styling or intake and exhaust system upgrades or even complete turbo kit upgrades like Wald International or Hamann Motorsport.


Japan's Monster Motor Group release to have readied the 360 SPEC Lancer Evolution X which is sold as a complete car. Among other improvements, the tuners at Monster modified the EVO X's 2.0-liter turbocharged engine boosting output to 360HP and 50kgm of torque. Monster Motor offers two variants of the 360 SPEC, with the GSR-based model priced at 4.5 million Yen and the GSR Premium-based car at 5.3 million Yen.

Holden Commodore to get 3.0-litre V6

Holden's Commodore large car is set to get a smaller V6 engine in more than 20 years as part of a plan to reduce fuel consumption and making it a more efficient vehicles.

As I understands back in last September that the Commodore will get a 3.0-litre V6, which is 17 per cent smaller than the 3.6-litre that’s been fitted to the large sedan since 2004.


The smaller capacity V6 is also expected to get a direct injection fuel system to further improve efficiency and match the latest technology from Europe and Japan.

Holden refused to talk about any upcoming changes or update. However, the power outputs for the new engine are still secret, but could be below the output of the current car’s - 175kW. However, the six-speed transmission is designed to better harness the output and ensure the Commodore still delivers the hearty six-cylinder performance the car has earned its reputation on.

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The new iPhone OS 3.0 software will be available to all from 26 June 2009 as a free software update via iTunes 8.2 for all iPhone customers.

iPod Touch customers will be charged USD9.95 (or AUD14.95 for Australian) for the same upgrade.

Apple says the upgrade will add 100 new features such as cut, copy and paste, multimedia messaging and a landscape virtual keyboard.

Among those additions is a "Find My iPhone" function. Working with Apple's MobileMe service, it enables users to locate their lost or stolen iPhone on a map, message their phone or activate a sound.

If all else fails, there will be a Remote Wipe feature allowing users to zap the phone's contents.

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Apple introducing iPhone 3G S

Apple is introducing a new, speedier version of its popular iPhone with a host of new features including video capabilities, a better camera and longer battery life.


Apple claimed that the new phone is engineered to operate twice as fast as the existing 3G phone.

The new phone, called the iPhone 3G S, comes in 16GB and 32GB versions. Apple announced the device during a software developers' conference being held in San Francisco.

While retaining the same form factor, the new iPhones will include some extras including a 3 megapixel auto-focus camera and hands free voice control similar to the feature rolled out on the iPod Shuffle music player earlier this year.

"The 'S' stands for speed, because this is the most powerful iPhone we've ever made," Apple vice president of marketing Phil Schiller told the audience. "What is inside is entirely new" but I reckon this might be marketing talk since there is not much practical changes except the 'speedy' performance that running on iPhone OS 3.0 platform and the cam.

In Australia, the iPhone 3G S will be available on 26 June- that's a week after the phone goes on sale in the US - with local pricing available at launch.

Apple will retain the existing 8GB version of the iPhone 3G. In the US, Apple has halved the price of this model to USD99, plus a two year contract.

The existing 16GB model will be phased out.

The introduction of Apple's third generation iPhone paves the way for mobile carriers to offer the superceded device as a cheaper, entry-level model.

In Australia, the iPhone is offered by Optus, Telstra and Vodafone. None of the carriers is currently advertising pricing on the new iPhone models. Same goes in Malaysia by Maxis, However, I was told that Maxis sets the iPhone 3G S to be available here by next month in Malaysia.

According to Apple statement back in March, they revealed that it had sold 17 million iPhones since the first device was launched two years ago.

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Season Nine of Fun Taiwan will be airs in Malaysia

I miss every part of Fun Taiwan and I have been watching it again and again.

FINALLY... the New Season of Fun Taiwan will be airs in Malaysia in this month. I am pretty sure that my bubbly TV host Janet Hsieh will definitely bring us lots of fun in Fun Taiwan season nine by showing off many attractions of her homeland. :P

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In the 13-part series, Janet Hsieh plays host-travel guide to 13 expatriates who are keen to check out various fun activities in Taiwan.

The expats were selected through audition.

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"Many foreigners in Taiwan stay only in Taipei but there are so many beautiful and interesting places in the country, many not even known among the locals."

"That’s why we decided to offer something different to our viewers, personalise the tour according to the needs of our expat friends," says Janet at the premier of the new season of Fun Taiwan recently.

"It was not only fun but also educational as we discover places that are off the beaten track, such as taking a Scottish chef, Gary, on a culinary tour of central Taiwan and eating things most people would not even touch with a 10-foot pole."

She also visits a temple that is famed for improving a person’s fortune.

"People who want a change in their fortunes ask the head of Donglong Temple to hit them really hard," says Janet.

In one episode, Hsieh and Japanese friend Koji Fukuhara travel to the hot spring spots in northern Taiwan.

They also visit Yang Ming Shan National Park which offers a host of volcanically-created fumaroles, sulphur crystals and hot springs.

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Sounds tempting right? I just can't wait to watch it. Malaysian mate! Sit down, relax at home and catch Fun Taiwan season nine airs every Saturday at 11pm  (Time zone: GMT+8) starting 6 June 2009 on Astro 707. It repeat again every Sunday at 7am and 4pm.

Honda Malaysia - Mobile Roadshow

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Not sure whether is due to economy climate issue, Honda Malaysia make up an effort to organise Honda Mobile Roadshow at your neighbourhood mall and centre. You are more than welcome to test drive any Honda model (Of course, without a Type R) and get an exclusive Honda gift.

Check out the town, venue and date that most convenience with you and to have a feel of a Honda.

  • Kota Bharu

Open Car Park beside Tesco

4-6 June 2009

  • Tawau

Giant Hypermarket

12-14 June 2009

  • Labuan

Financial Park

19-21 June 2009

  • Kuching

The Spring Shopping Mall

26-28 June 2009

  • Kuantan

East Coast Mall

3-5 Jul 2009

  • Temerloh

Open Car Park next to Celcom Building

10-12 Jul 2009

  • Ipoh

Kinta City Shopping Centre

17-19 Jul 2009

  • Teluk Intan

Leaning Tower

31 Jul, 1-2 Aug 2009

  • Taiping

Taiping Sentral

7-9 Aug 2009

  • Klang

AEON Bukit Tinggi

14-16 Aug 2009

Photos: 2010 Audi TT RS

Audi has released a set of new beautiful photographs of the Audi TT RS. The TT RS is powered by 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder puts out 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft torque running through a six-speed manual transmission and Audi's quattro all-wheel drive system.

It also comes with a stiffer suspension, five-spoke 18-inch wheels, more aggressive exterior styling, Alcantara sports seats, and more.







Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VII destroyed by Jeremy Clarkson in Top Gear Season 13

Jeremy Clarkson's no strange to destroy and exploiting cars in Top Gear. His latest appears involves a white Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII.

Anyway, on this 21st of June, Top Gear will return on the screen for the 13th season of Top Gear series. And even though the widespread financial turmoil has affected the TV series budget in a negative way, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are getting ready to pull some stunts to draw attraction to their show.

As Season 13 of Top Gear is being filmed, a set of photos have made it to the Lancer Register message board. They show a Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VII reportedly being destroyed with the help of the British Army. Check it out on the below.














Via Jalopnik

Ken Block's Gymkhana Two THE INFOMERCIAL

DC officially launches Ken Block’s first-ever TeamWorks Collection on 1st June 2009 with the best infomercial ever — introducing the Gymkhana TWO video.

Riding on the success of the first Gymkhana Practice video that grabbed the attention of over 20 million viewers worldwide, the Gymkhana TWO video takes infomercials to the next level. Unlike other infomercials, this one sells the products with great action, cinematography, and a dramatic driving performance—and, no stereotypical cheesy informercial pitchman! Produced specifically to market Blocks first-ever Rally TeamWorks Collection, the new video is filled with great driving stunts, surprises, explosions, and a guest appearance from DC team rider, Rob Dyrdek. Filmed at the Port of Los Angeles, expect non-stop motor sport eye-candy as Block hits the all-new course in a custom tuned, high performance, and brand-new Subaru Impreza WRX STI.

Krispy Kreme @ Berjaya Times Square, KL

Today is the official preview of Mazda 3 Sport in Malaysia and held at Berjaya Times Square. That's why I am there!

Mazda 3 Sport is basically the Mazda car that having a big smiley face that unveiled in last year motor show at Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne and more... Finally, it reaches the Boleh Land (Malaysia).

In the other hand, the most primary thing that i would like to share is... The 1st outlet of Krispy Kreme is finally here at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia too! 

Do you know that J.Co or Big Apple are replica version of Krispy Kreme? Anyway, I suggest you to try out Krispy Kreme donuts personally. Btw, I heard it will be opening soon at Mid Valley too.








Photos of Mazda 3 Sport taken by Team FastMotoring during the offical preview. Click here to go check out more on the review and coverage on the all-new Mazda 3 Sport @ FastMotoring.com







[Door gift to invited guest for the official preview]

Brembo aims to mass produce Carbon-Ceramic Brakes

Brembo has formed a new joint venture with carbon-fiber supplier SGL Group with the specific goal of mass-producing the brake technology for widespread application.


Carbon-ceramic brakes offer several major benefits over cast-iron discs. Specifically light weight, ability to dissipate heat quickly, and preventing fade.

The only bad thing is that the extant manufacturing process is labor-intensive, driving the cost up, which is why they are currently only available on high-end supercars like Porsche 911 GT3.

Brembo SGL Carbon Ceramic Brakes has just began operations at its Milan headquarters on the first of this month, aims to streamline the production of the rotors so that they can be implemented across the industry.

GM Says Holden is Safe from Bankruptcy


Holden has escaped from the bankruptcy of General Motors. As stated by the American automaker, Holden will continue normal operations in Australia and New Zealand as the company is not directly affected by GM's bankruptcy process in the US. "We don't anticipate this decision will have any direct impact on Holden's workforce, dealers, or suppliers," said Holden Chairman and Managing Director, Mark Reuss.

According to Reuss, Holden is a subsidiary of GM but is a corporate entity running on it's own right – an independent company under Australian law. Beyond that, GM has indicated that Holden will be an important part of the New GM.

Furthermore, the automaker will continue to maintain its focus on the planned product programs and activities. "That means technology improvements to our best selling Commodore range, launching the all-new Holden Cruze this month, and the introduction of our locally-built fuel efficient, four cylinder small car next year," he added.

Volk Racing CE28N on Satria Neo

Today, my friend just expressly decided to purchase a set of Volk Racing CE28N and install it on his Satria Neo...

Well, Volk Racing CE28N is forged monoblock and super light weight wheels. 6061 aircraft grade aluminum material is used and hot forged. 1st forging process is done with pressure of 5,000 kilograms per square centimeter. 2nd forging process is a slow process with 3,500 kilograms per square centimeter. The lip is also forged to 3,500 kilograms per square centimeter. This allows the wheel to have less material than other wheels, but have more strength and durability.

However, this set of wheels looks much sexy compare to the stock Neo wheels. Most importantly, 5.4kg versus 10kg which helps a lot in terms of power delivery which make the car reduce almost 1 sec on 0-100km/h test.




In Detail


Honda Jazz Grade S Modulo Limited Edition

Honda Malaysia offers a 100 units of Honda Jazz Grade S Modulo Limited Edition worth up to RM5,000 and priced at the same price as the generic Jazz Grade S which is RM104,800.


This limited edition comes standard with Tailgate Spoiler, Front under Spoiler, Side under Spoiler and Rear under Spoiler. Unfortunately, this limited edition only available in Blue Metallic colour.

In case you got confused with Honda's Grading, the Jazz S is the lower spec version of the two offered, with the top of the line being the Jazz Grade V. Grade V having 16 inch wheels and full-black interior instead of 15 inch wheels and combination of black and blue interior.

GM to head into bankruptcy


General Motors, one of the largest automaker and for decades an icon of American manufacturing, stood on the brink of a bankruptcy filing and a de facto government takeover on Monday.

The automaker will indeed file for Chapter 11 protection early on Monday morning, which in turn is expected to trigger $30.1 billion in U.S. government loans.

Chapter 11 bankruptcy will aim to help GM emerge with only its more profitable plants, brands, dealerships and contracts. Unprofitable plants, contracts and other liabilities that the company can no longer afford would be left behind.

The rescue of GM is being led by an unlikely coalition of the U.S. and Canadian governments and the company's employees and creditors. The Obama administration will commit another $30 billion on top of the $19.4 billion it has already given GM to cover its losses and fund its operations.