The Renault Clio might not be very popular here in Malaysia but in Europe it enjoys a cult like status among enthusiasts. Every new Clio wins more hearts and to be fair, looses some as well as personal preference makes a difference, but not if Renault can help it. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s a global tradition for enthusiasts of different marques to sit down and argue over which is best, and it will go on for as long as there’s two of something to be enthusiastic about. When it comes to cars though it has always been German or Italian or French or British or Japanese or American. For the context of this short introduction, let’s just stick to the first two, specifically Porsche or Ferrari. This can go on forever.
To help with the conclusion, you can always trust the media, test drivers and race drivers to come up with what’s best and who better than those who have been doing it for years and years. Here’s Chris Harris of EVO UK with the answer to possibly two of the most argued over topics in the automotive world ever; Porsche or Ferrari and electronic aid vs self satisfaction. Well it’s not quite the straight forward answer you are looking for but it is whatever you want it to be, for me, well if I were pulling up to a club, it’ll be a Ferrari but it’s also almost always about the thrill of the chase, I love to work for my fun and to live a little bit at the edge – Porsche. Part 2 is posted after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
Avon has confirmed reports it is a potential supplier of tyres in formula one next year. The name entered the frame as a potential replacement for F1′s departing sole supplier Bridgestone in China last weekend, amid suggestions the teams group FOTA had agreed an in-principle deal with Michelin.
But with the famous French marque wanting to be paid and pushing for regulations allowing much lower profile tyres, it was rumoured Avon was favoured by Bernie Ecclestone and the smaller teams as a non-branded and cheaper option. Read the rest of this entry »
Citroen will be showcasing it’s hottest variant yet of it’s premium supermini, the limited edition Citroen DS3 Racing. It’s the product of Citroen’s Racing division, the same people who handle Citroen’s successful World Rally Championship cars, the DS3 Racing will limited to a strict number of 1000 units.
The DS3 Racing is powered by a tweaked version of the turbocharged powerplant that was jointly developed by BMW-PSA, Citroen and Peugeot. It’s the same engine that is used in the rivaling MINI Cooper JCW model, but in the DS3 Racing, the 1.6-liter THP engine produces an impressive 200hp.
And because the brains behind the car also build racing cars, you can expect that handling will match its looks and power. Citroen Racing has also tweaked the DS3′s suspension, steering wheel and braking components, all upgraded to improve driver feedback and handling. In the video above, you’ll see that the Citroen doesn’t only sound like fun on paper, the girls love it as well. In France at least.
Michelin is in talks with the FIA about a possible return to formula one. With Bridgestone pulling out as the sport’s official sole supplier at the end of 2010, the French tyre marque’s Jean-Dominique Senard told Bloomberg that “formal discussions” with the governing body are underway. Read the rest of this entry »
The Renault Megane R26R was built as a final send off to the much loved Megane R26 and it was a fitting send off to one of the best hot hatch to come out of the French makers gates. It was also considered to be the ultimate drivers hot hatch and here’s proof of how fun it can be in the right hands. Forgive the annoying fluttering sound but check out how the R26R hunts down the Honda S2000 right ahead of it. But also watch how it gets beaten by the German touring cars on the same track as it. And if you’re wondering, thats the Nurburgring Nordschleiffe. Read the rest of this entry »
“The best handling front-wheel-drive car in the world” – that’s what BTCC Champion Jason Plato had to say when he drove the Ford Focus RS on Britain’s “other motoring show”, Fifth Gear. And now rumour has it that the Focus RS is about to get even more hardcore before it officially bows out to be replaced by the current Focus. Read the rest of this entry »
Ferrari has announced a three-year deal starting next season with 2005 and 2006 World Champion Fernando Alonso. The confirmation of such an agreement has been widely expected for several weeks.
Kimi Raikkonen, although his contract covered the 2010 season, will no longer be a Ferrari driver.
“The Scuderia’s driver line-up next season will therefore be made up of Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso, with Giancarlo Fisichella in the role of reserve driver,” Ferrari’s statement reads. Read the rest of this entry »
Renault’s title sponsor ING late on Thursday said it has terminated its contract with the French team “with immediate effect.”
Mere hours after Spanish insurance backer Mutua Madrilena pulled its logos from the R29 for the same reason, the Dutch bank ING said it has also decided to end its association with Renault because of the Crashgate scandal.
It is believed that both sponsors cite a clear and serious breach of contract, due to clauses requiring the Enstone-based team to comply with FIA rules and regulations. Read the rest of this entry »
This is the pinnacle of insane power-to-weight ratios. Meet the Wazuma quadbike built by French automobile and motorcycle builder Lazareth. In pure engineering ingenuity, Lazareth has managed to shoehorn an entire BMW V12 engine into the Wazuma . And to keep the environmentalist at bay, Lazareth has tuned the engine to run on eco-friendly E85 ethanol.
Gambar Garis Masa MSS (Car) Round 2 this weekend people!!! It's Malaysia's most prestigious racing meet. A wide range of cars of many sizes and makes, from Satria Neos to Lamborghinis... it's all happening at Sepang Circuit.
Everyone is welcome, free admission to Grandstand. And not only that, we'll give a complimentary F&B on the 26th May 2013 for those who write in to: firstname.lastname@example.org by simply stating your name and contact number. That easy... :)