Category: Performance/Super Sports Cars

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive accomplishes record time at the Nürburgring Nordschleife

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive yesterday accomplished a Nürburgring Nordschleife record time of 7:56.234. It was the first time an electric-powered Super Sports production variant ran the Nordschleife in under 8 minutes. Two weeks ago, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 had conquered its first ever win at the 24-hour Nurburgring endurance event.

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Porsche Cayman, 3rd-generation, arrives on domestic shores

  Porsche Cayman in its third generation presentation today, 14 May, arrived on domestic shores, courtesy of Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP). Aside from the new Porsche Caymans, there were the Porsche Cayenne S Diesel and Cayenne Turbo S. The latest Cayennes increase the variant’s range to eight models in SDAP’s repertoire . Having made its debut at the Los Angeles last November, the new 2-seater Porsche Cayman is lower and longer than its predecessor. Lighter, faster and more efficient are the other adjectives. Specifically, Porsche Cayman/Cayman S lightweight body is 30 kilograms lighter than the previous Cayman. At a glance, the new Cayman has a longer wheel base and wider track, with 18″ wheels, low profile 235/45 front & 265/45 rear tyres for the Cayman, and larger 19″ wheels, 235/40 front & 265/40 rear tyres for the Cayman S. Standard bi-Xenon with Porsche Dynamic Lighting System headlights fulfill the car’s imposing front fascia that houses rounded foglights on the upper portion of the forward thrusting bumper. Amenities and conveniences for the regular Cayman include Tyre Pressure monitoring, Park Assist for front and rear, Power Steering Plus, and Sound Package Plus with 9 loudspeakers and 235 watts output. For the Cayman S, Sport Chrono Package Plus with dynamic transmision and PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe), plus Launch Control provide the necessary extra power output surges and dynamic driving capabilities. Options or... Read More


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