Fact of life : As you get older your requirements change. Whether it be your taste in wine, your spicy chili tolerance levels or even your fashion sense, this will change given enough time. Pretty much the same can be said with your comfort requirements. No longer yearning for the railroad-like cornering characteristics of my old suspension and having a pretty much worn out spinal cord, I finally gave in to my spouses constant nagging about how uncomfortable my car was compared to her Myvi.
It seems that the upcoming Shanghai Auto Show is THE hot spot for manufacturers to launch their new creations. Big names like Maserati and Porsche will be showcasing their hot new sport sedans – even Bugatti has something line-up to present in China. Rather, like the highly appraised Geneva, Shanghai is set to feature some pretty hot automobiles too! ~
Not missing the fun, Mercedes is set to release, yet another instalment from the A-Class chassis. Named the GLA Concept, it simply looks almost identical to the A-Class, but with a stance of a sports utility vehicle (SUV). This will sit in the hierarchy, below the GLK, however it sets a more athletic outlook compared to the GLK. Definitely more rugged looking than the A and CLA at the same time.
Most of us may wonder what goes on behind the scenes of the car clubs and community. The hustle and bustle, the everyday life of the members and why do these members really gather..
Team Street and Five55 Productions has recently joined forces to create a short movie clip, in respect to the automotive enthusiasts scene in Malaysia.
The vision of Five55 production is to capture motorsports and the automotive scene in an unorthodox perspective. Five55 take pride in capturing movies, which speaks to the viewers, rather than just showing the vehicles in different angles. They have been in the industry for only about 2 years, but have captured a niche style that other production company doesn’t cater in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »
Kuala Lumpur witnessed the largest Lotus convoy gathering ever in Malaysia yesterday. To commemorate the release of the new sci-fi action movie, ‘The Host’, over 60 cars across the whole Lotus range, from the Elise to the Evora, made an appearance to ensure that the event was a tremendous success.
The event was organised by Nusantara Edaran Film (NEF) and Lotus Cars Malaysia, to promote the movie which featured a beautifully chromed up Lotus Evora driven by the alien baddies called, ‘The Seeker’. The looks of the Evora matches with the theme of the movie, bringing to life, the ‘alienistic’ and futuristic characterics.
Frankly, the mini is probably the most famous automotive marque in the world. Personally, I have not met a person who hasn’t heard of the MINI. Over 5 million of the original, classic mini were built and although that number seems relatively undermined compared to the Beetle (21.5 million were built), its revolutionary design and petite physique took over the roads for over 3 decades.
When BMW took over Rover Mini in 1994, there was a plan. The mini was a badge that needed to be revived and in 1998, BMW Designworks in California came up with the R50 Mini One. Quickly the word spread out, and when it was launched in 1999, it was crowned, the 2nd most influential car of the 20th century, losing the title to the Ford Model-T. Read the rest of this entry »
When I received the keys for the Polo TSI, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. In unconventional fashion, I test drove the Polo GTI before the less powerful TSI variant and if I have to be honest, was prepared to be disappointed. In truth, I need not have worried. After all, I’ve never really driven a disappointing VW before…
Back in Oct 2011, after I had posted the “Dummies guide to modification”, I got bombarded with questions that could have been easily answered had they bothered to read what I had posted. But nevermind, no harm in informing a fellow enthusiast on how best to modify their car.
One question however popped up a lot : “I drive an auto [insert car manufacturer] and I feel it’s not enough power. How do I modify my car?”
Back then when I was still driving my 3-speed auto, I believed the torque converter still had potential and that it could still give manuals a run for their money, if done right.
How wrong I was.
After a month long hiatus, the APAC series of the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli is back in its fourth round at the Sepang International Circuit. As you might expect, Sepang is a track with many unforeseen variables, especially so the weather. Heat and humidity is always an element that can rarely ever be predicted, and this makes an interesting feature for spectators as it affects the cars, drivers, and supporting pit crew as they tackle a unique problem on a demanding circuit.
Last weekend saw Rounds 7 & 8 of the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA) take place at the Sepang F1. The race started off in dramatic fashion with a collision between Team Basetex driver Zhang Da Sheng and Perfetti as they were headed in to Turn 2, causing the retirement of several drivers. The incident on the opening lap brought out the Safety Car, closing up the field.
Sepang is a buzz of activity this week, what with several races going on all the way through to the weekend. Amongst which will be the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA), where Team Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) will be participating. As we reported before, Team SDAP will be represented by Tan Sri Azman Yahya and we get the opportunity to speak to him before race day. As Tan Sri Azman takes his seat in front of us, he carries the air of calm and confidence, unfazed by the attention from us media folks. Without wasting his time, we jump straight in with our questions.