Here's what a 2000hp and 1700Nm fully-electric hypercar looks like as the Lotus Evija made its public debut over the weekend at Pebbles Beach, in that ultra pompous auto show nobody really knows how to pronounce. 😁 ... See MoreSee Less
Here's why the world doesn't need another absurd hypercar -- because they are always 'spoken for' even before they are launched. It's one thing to develop a concept to showcase the future, the technologies or the brand (and even to produce it), but quite another to re-skin an existing car and slap on a more grotesque price tag. The US$ 9-million Bugatti Centodieci is no tribute to the groundbreaking EB110 of 1991, it's no faster than a Chiron, and it looks like it's based on a Lego set. In short, it's an abomination that caters solely to vanity. #BugattiCentodieci ... See MoreSee Less
Like it or not, consumers do fall for 'heritage' editions of premium goods, particularly if you have a story to tell, like in the case of Mini, celebrating 60 years in existence. So it all boils down to this really; pay RM249,888 for the regular 3-door Cooper S hatch or top up RM6,000 (to make RM255,888) for the Mini Cooper S 60 Years Edition.
The additional premium buys you lots of visual reminders that Mini has turned 60, when you walk towards the car, when you open the door, when you get seated, if you like these kinds of things. Otherwise, the draw of the 60th edition lies in the two exterior colour choices - British Racing Green with Pepper White roof and side mirror caps or Melting Silver with Jet Black combo, 60th edition two-tone 17-inch alloys, nappa leather steering, and 'Dark Maroon' (which looks like the shade of Milo) leather seats with green stripes and a '60 years' insignia because we can't risk the owner or passenger not knowing it's the 60 Years Edition.
Now, if you register a unit before 31st August 2019, Mini will give you one more year's worth of warranty and complimentary scheduled service. So instead of the usual four years, you'll get five years, or...err...60 months (what a coincidence!). The Oxford-made Mini Cooper S 60 Years Edition is limited to only 60 units for Malaysia, why of course. #MINI #60years ... See MoreSee Less
The new 2019 Proton Saga being launched right now, aside from the refreshed cosmetics, new infotainment system, the Saga also gets a new 4-speed automatic sourced from Hyundai. #Proton #Saga ... See MoreSee Less
The final tally showed that over 2,000 enthusiasts and 320 Porsche cars congregated at Sepang circuit last Saturday for Sime Darby Auto Performance’s inaugural Sportscar Together Day – ‘the largest Porsche gathering’ ever recorded. We also saw the introduction of the new Macan S, a leasing programme dubbed ‘360 Leasing’ and the confirmation that the all-electric Taycan will be launched next year. #Porsche #SDAP ... See MoreSee Less
If you think F1 tech being transferred to road cars is just marketing hype, you may have to revisit that thought. #MercedesAMG #HybridIt's been a decade since the first hybrid victory in F1, at the 2009 Hungarian GP. How has hybrid technology evolved since then? Andy Cowell, Managing Direct... ... See MoreSee Less
Whether you're a Porsche owner or just a fan, you are invited by the official distributor of Porsche cars in Malaysia, Sime Darby Auto Performance to the inaugural Sportscar Together Day on 3rd August 2019 (yes, this coming Saturday) at the Sepang International Circuit.
Among the attractions are the display of each generation of the 911, the Le Mans-conquering Porsche 919 Hybrid race car and also the Mission E augmented reality experience previewing the upcoming all-electric Taycan. There will also be activities for the entire family including a Porsche Junior Experience programme specially tailored for children. #Porsche
Turn 16 of Hockenheimring was never famous for anything really, not like the ball-breaking Eau Rouge of Spa or 130R of Suzuka. But after Sunday's German GP, it may have earned a place in history. Five drivers who overran the innocuous-looking corner ended up dancing across a drag strip which had turned into an ice skating rink of sorts for F1 cars when rain saturated the rubbered-in surface.
Sainz and Raikkonen escaped relatively unscathed, Hamilton broke a front wing, while LeClerc and Hulkenburg had to retire with glory beckoning. Well, at least you know that Mercedes-Benz is celebrating 125 years in motorsport. #Hockenheim #F1 #GermanGP ... See MoreSee Less