Not every day we get to see a former Formula 1 driver hooning a road car for all its worth, but then again, Mark Webber, who counts nine F1 race wins over his career, is probably the fastest ambassador Porsche’s got. Like the 718 Cayman GTS 4.0, this video is pure – the soundtrack dominated by that melodious naturally-aspirated 400hp 4.0-litre flat-six, Webber doesn’t utter a word and is fully focused on working the clutch, gear (it’s 6-speed manual only) and shows textbook heel-and-toe footwork. It’s not a perfect lap – Webber misses the apex on Estoril’s tight turn 3, the tyres howl in protest on long, high-speed bends as the Aussie fights understeer on entry and then utilises the Cayman’s phenomenal traction to launch it out of the corners – but it’s sensational to watch. #Porsche #CaymanGTSWatch Mark Webber display some fancy footwork as he finds his way around the Estoril track in the 718 Cayman GTS 4.0. __ Fuel consumption combined: 718 Cayma... ... See MoreSee Less
Looks like you'll have to pay a fair bit more if you're keen on the facelifted Honda Civic or the all-new 10th generation Honda Accord. In the case of the Accord, the sole powertrain is a 201hp/260Nm 1.5-litre turbo four-cylinder mated to a CVT. #hondamalaysia#civic#Accord
F1 winter testing is finally underway! Apart from Renault which is wearing their all-black 'testing livery', the rest have all shown their true colours, so to speak. Which is your favourite? #formula1We're back, and it's been a busy first day of testing in Barcelona. Catch up with all the latest as the teams and drivers gave their 2020 machines their firs... ... See MoreSee Less
The Chinese organisers made the only decision available to them, and that is to reschedule the race to a later date, which means there would now be a one-month 'rest' after the inaugural Vietnamese GP in early April, before the season resumes back in Europe with the Dutch GP in May 2020. ... See MoreSee Less
Here's what you need to know about the locally-assembled Proton X70:
- No change in exterior styling - Re-tuned 1.8-litre turbo four gets 15Nm more for a total of 184hp and 300Nm; 0-100km/h in 9.5s (previously 10.5s) - New 7-speed dual-clutch transmission - Ventilated front seats - Powered tailgate with 'kick' activation function - No more 4WD variant, prices from RM94.8K to RM122.8K ... See MoreSee Less
Many car companies are cautious when it comes to revealing annual sales targets, understandable given the competitive and sometimes uncertain nature of the business. Not so for Proton, and certainly not for its CEO Dr. Li Chunrong who laid down the marker for 2020 -- 132,000 cars to be sold; a projected increase of 30% over 2019's achievement (100,812 units), itself a 55.7% increase over 2018.
Granted that Proton's worst kept secret -- the forthcoming X50 compact crossover (if it is to be named as such) is heavily tipped to be a hot-seller and expected to contribute to the lion share of the increase, existing models such as the X70, Saga and Persona would still need to perform at their best in a market not likely to see growth in 2020.
Dr. Li's forecast may come across as ambitious (his words, not ours), but we reckon that it's a battle cry to all parties related to the Proton organisation to fully capitalise on the rejuvenated product portfolio and renewed dealer network. 再接再厉 #proton... See MoreSee Less
BMW did narrow the gap to Mercedes-Benz, but it wasn’t quite enough in the end as the top three premium carmakers in the world reported slightly improved global sales performance over 2019. Below is the final tally; numbers in brackets are 2018 achievements:
Mercedes-Benz 2,339,562 (2,310,185) BMW 2,168,516 (2,125,026) Audi 1,845,550 (1,812,500)
All three German luxury brands reported growth in China (their main markets) despite the Chinese passenger car TIV having shrunk by over 7% to around 20 million cars in 2019. Astonishingly, 2019 was also the ninth consecutive year where both Mercedes-Benz and BMW Group (including MINI and Rolls Royce sales) had managed to improve on their annual overall sales.
Both Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) and BMW Group Malaysia have yet to announce their respective sales tallies for 2019, but based on November year-to-date results and unconfirmed sources, MBM may have just kept their noses in front, with the difference being in the hundreds, though if MINI sales are taken into account, BMW Malaysia will likely claim a win based on combined brand totals. #MercedesBenz #BMW #Audi ... See MoreSee Less
It's going to be hard to top a prime minister (now former) caught on tape being told by his spouse to man up, but we think this press conference will surpass that in drama and intrigue. Starts 9.00pm Malaysian time. #CarlosGhosn
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Sony to make cars? Why not. #Sony#visionsSony's VISION-S prototype vehicle product focus movie. This content and prototype vehicle are intended to illustrate our future concepts. ... See MoreSee Less