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!
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Aside from the cute little Cygnet, Aston Martin is well known for their luxurious Gran Tourers housing extra-large V12s, ferrying the occupants through long distances in great speeds. And also with a very active motorsport division that enters almost every single type of race available in Europe, it is hard to associate Aston Martin with saving the environment, until now.
The Round 2 for the 2013 Super GT is not like any other rounds as this is where the 500km Fuji GT race takes place at the Fuji Speedway. With the participants having to complete 110 laps around the 4.563km circuit, the battle saw a fierce competition between four Lexus SC430 rushing for supremacy in the GT500 class.
Akio Toyoda has a deep passion in motorsports, and despite already making his way to the top chain of Toyota Motor Corporation’s management, that is no excuse for him to put it away. And for that, it is not much of a surprise that later this month the CEO of the world’s largest automaker will be making an appearance as a driver in the Nurburgring 24-hour race.
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.
Peugeot’s Pikes Peak machine is a beast. Weighing only 875kg, they could fully utilize the 875-horsepower from the mid-mounted V6 and possibly reach the peak before the 10-minute barrier. But while all heads are towards this stealthy hill climber, Nobuhiro Tajima is not going to sit back and do nothing about it.
Set to pave a new direction in motorsports, the FIA Formula E racing series had caught a lot of attention around the world. With countries like Italy, China, Britain and even Malaysia already signing up to host the race which will tour the globe in 2014, this all-electric race might just be the next big thing in the annual motorsports calendar.
So the Veyron Super Sport might have its “World Fastest Production Car” title stripped off after the guys from Guinness World Records found out that the unit making the record-breaking run had its speed restrictor deactivated. But does that mean Bugatti will stop trying to break any more records in the near future? Not at all.
Dubai nowadays is commonly associated with Sheikhs with unlimited wealth, making a lifetime fortune from Middle East’s seemingly never-ending oil supply. And of course with money being not a problem in the area, hyper-exotic cars become the choice for these Mid-Easterners to roam around the desert country, but not all of them will be willingly obey the speed limit; not with cars from Bugatti, Koenigsegg or Pagani.
Back in 1976, the Nordschleife saw a terrible tragedy where Niki Lauda got into a fiery accident that almost got him killed. Since then, the Green Hell was deemed too dangerous for the high-speed Formula 1 racing that it was taken off from the calendar soon after. That however did not spell the end for these death-defying cars screaming across the legendary circuit as Nick Heinfeld took a BMW Sauber and went around it in 2007, but that is not the last of it.