Over at TIMETOATTACK, we never stop receiving the best and most impressive entries every year with every single one of them being more than ready to grab the throne of being Sepang’s fastest man. The journey to the top is nothing close to being easy, but having the right tool for the job is a good start. And the most preferred weapon is undoubtedly the JDMs; not only for their relatively affordable cost compared to other cars, but also for the immense power that comes with it.
Here it is in the flesh – the new MINI Paceman. It is MINI’s 7th iteration to join in the long diversified family. Dubbed as the Sports Activity Coupé, the Paceman is the first SAC of the many stylings offered in the MINI family, which at first glance, resembles its bigger brother, the Countryman.
Yes – this is because the Paceman shares the same platform as the Countryman. At the same time, it also shares the same engine and drivetrain as its bigger brother too. But that is where the similarities end.
TIMETOATTACK is finally back to rock the Sepang International Circuit for its third year, and the years passed had definitely made it a bigger and better event for automotive enthusiasts in Malaysia. Although the TIMETOATTACK is widely known as an event where the fastest machines in the region congregate to Sepang and shave every single millisecond they encounter with all their might, we at Zerotohundred also aim to celebrate the current happenings of the autoworld and adding a bit of our own twist.
Proven to be the crowd’s favourite, we brought the main straights of Sepang International Circuit into life with the howling sounds of angry horses and screeching tires through the TTA Drag Attack. With a massive fleet of GT-Rs from ATS Automobile and hardcore supercars like the Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale and Lamborghini’s Aventador LP 700-4 joining in the mayhem, you do not need to travel all the way to Russia to experience an all-out supercar drag race.
Again bringing a whiff of fresh air to TIMETOATTACK is the new Run What You Brung Car Park Autocross, which is basically what it is as said on the package. Whether you drive a full-on Lotus Elise or just a normal four-door Civic sedan, you will never look at the car park the same way ever again as they managed to bring fun and excitement with just the bare necessities!
Since the EPICSTANCE proved to be a huge success back in 2012, it is back again this year to give the slammed and stretched community a place they could call home and share their most outrageous fitment and stance they could fit on their rides. From the local MyVis to Wiras, going all the way to the Mercs and Bimmers, this new crowd-puller was being livened-up with the Limbo Rock Challenge! So how low can your slammed car go?
But just when we thought we have seen it all, the TIMETOATTACK still keeps the best for the last as we are seeing more time attackers emerging into the scene, all showing great potential in being the next big thing in the scene. Although new cars like Pitworks’ mean-looking Nissan 200SX has a lot of potential in grabbing the title of the fastest machine around Sepang, champions like ST Wangan’s Evo and Neverland’s impressive car line-up will not be letting it go without a fight.
And of course, this opening round for 2013 will not be a success if it is not for the support poured down from our great fans and the generous sponsors; a big thank you to all of you! Do stick around as we will be bringing you more goodies to all of the folks at home and the ones that matter the most, the fastest men of this Round 1!
Pentagon Racing, based in Kuala Lumpur, is one of Malaysia’s most recognized tuning house for anything Honda. Namely the K20A powered Type-Rs. Setting highly respectable lap times and leaving their mark at top Malaysian circuit events has brought them into the spotlight.
Being one of the must-show faces at TIMETOATTACK, we met up with Chris at Honda-specialist’s headquarters, and had a little chat about their progress in the pursuit for that magical lap time. It is to our amazement though that the car that used to represent Pentagon (driven by Chris) during the 2012 round had already changed hands earlier this year.
The soft roader market became apparent when Honda first release their rendition in 1995. Dubbed the ‘Comfort Roundabout Vehicle’, over 5million has been produced and we are now down to the fourth generation CR-V, and even before it was launched in March, Honda Malaysia had already received over 1000 bookings.
Honda has managed to changed the idea of having a 4WD. Back in the days, people bought tall-riding four-wheel-drives for rough use, going into thick jungles and muddy water. But with the concept of the CR-V, owning a ‘go-anywhere’ family car, that is easily drivable and practical became an option. Almost 20 years after the launch of the first generation, the CR-V badge lives on.
The market may be flustered for choices these days, with the Nissan X-Trail, Hyundai Santa-Fe and Kia Sportage. This only means Honda had to step up their game where once they monopolised.
Miss the high-speed action from the best and fastest touring cars around flanked by the hot race queens from the Land of the Rising Sun? Worry not as one of the must-attend auto events in our local motorsport calendar is back to rock Sepang International Circuit with the 2013 AUTOBACS Super GT Round 3!
Being one of the leading authorized dealers for Mercedes-Benz cars in Malaysia, Hap Seng Star Sdn. Bhd. knows more than anyone of the importance in giving exceptional after-sales service to their customers. And their diligence in doing so has proved rewarding as they were crowned as the overall Champion in the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Service Excellence Award for the second time in a row.
Team FX Primus Aylezo JH Italia Carrying the Malaysian Flag for the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia 2013!
Working in collaboration with Eminent Century Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia’s official Lamborghini importer alongside the sole dealer JH Italia, the new Team FX Primus Aylezo JH Italia was unveiled at Sepang International Circuit, ready to take on the challenge posed by the upcoming Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia Series 2013.
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 »
Nasim Sdn Bhd is targeting mid-April to launch the Peugeot 208 after having won multiple ‘Car of the Year’ awards in Europe and Nasim is expecting the 208 to be a major hit here in Malaysia; once it rolls out of its plant in Poissy, France and onto our shores.