Category: Performance/Super Sports Cars

Infiniti showcases future electric sports car & FX Sebastian Vettel at Geneva

  Infiniti has announced its latest unveilings for the Geneva Motor show which is scheduled to take place tomorrow until 18th March. The luxury performance automotive marque will display its first ever mid-engined sports car concept: Infiniti Emerg-E, as well as the FX Sebastian Vettel variant. The Infiniti Emerg-e electric sports car brings about the automaker’s intentions to produce a bold ‘halo’ model befitting Infiniti’s promise of its tagline, Inspired Performance. With the automotive world adopting hybrids and soon electric vehicles, Infiniti, through the Emerg-e, takes the opportunity at Geneva to showcase an array of concept, production variants and... Read More

Aventador J takes limelight for Lamborghini at Geneva

Lamborghini is set to showcase the open top super sports car, codenamed Aventador J, at tomorrow’s Geneva Motor show. The Aventador J carries certain similarities of the existing Aventador series, however it is a radically redesigned open-top super sports, with the roof and front windshield shelved away. As with all Lambos, powerful, a force of nature on wheels, exclusivity and a one-of-a-kind piece of art on the road are some of the jargons used by pundits and enthusiasts alike. The alphabet “J” is adopted from the FIA’s appendix J which defines the technical specification of race cars in the... Read More

Volkswagen Msia presents R-Line Golf and Passat CC variants

Volkswagen Group Malaysia has unleashed the much anticipated “R” line vehicles for the Malaysian market. Two of Volkswagen’s most popular variants in Malaysia, the Golf and the Passat CC are now available in the R-Line specification. The R-Line designates the Golf and Passat CC with a sportier exterior, individuality, yet retaining the two variants’ driving dynamics and impressive technical specifications. The R-Line and its vehicles range are made world-renowned, thanks to Volkswagen’s one-make race series: the Scirocco R-Cup, and soon the Polo R WRC in the World Rally Championship in 2013. In addition, the “R” line vehicles, developed by... Read More

The refined Z4 and M5 join BMW Malaysia’s dynamic line-up

At the onset of the 2012 Malaysian Open WTA Tournament, BMW Malaysia, the official Title sponsors of the Malaysian Open, presented the new Z4 and refined M5 Peformance Sedan for the Malaysian market. When it comes to roadsters, BMW has been at the pinnacle for a number of years, rivalling the likes of world renowned roadsters such as the Porsche Cayman, the Mercedes-Benz SLK and Mazda Miata or MX-5. The 2nd-generation Z4 variant was the segment leader for consecutive years in 2009 and 2010  It all began with the Z3 way back in 1996, which was inspired by the James Bond... Read More

Porsche premieres at Geneva Motor show

  At the 2012 Geneva Motor show from 8 – 18 March, Porsche will be presenting a world premiere and two European premieres: the new Boxster 2013, Panamera GTS and 911 Carrera Cabriolet. The latest Boxster variant now comes in a lighter form, which is very much attributed to a lightweight body and redesigned chassis. Porsche’s popular roadster, other than the Cayman, is now even more road-worthy and appeasing to the eyes with its shorter overhangs, larger wheelbase, wider track and bigger wheels. Needless to say, these attributes contribute to better driving dynamics and at the same time, yield... Read More

BMW premieres the Concept M135i at Geneva Motorshow

BMW is set to premiere the Concept M 135i featuring a six-cylinder engine at the 2012 Geneva International Motor Show from 8 – 18 March. The top-of-the-line 1 Series is the first M Performance vehicle to include a straight six-cylinder petrol engine In exterior looks, the M135i resembles much of the motifs of the previous edition: a three-door compact variant, elongated shoulder lines and muscular front & rear contours, all uniquely M Performance. Through BMW’s prominence on the racetracks, the M135i takes up some new implementations from BMW race cars such as; modified suspension technology and refined aerodynamic characteristics.A... Read More

Updated Ferrari California debuts at 82nd Geneva Motor show

Ferrari wlll debut the updated version of the California at the 82nd Geneva Motor show from 8 – 18 March. The new California now comes with 30kg weight reduction thanks to a light technology chassis construction and aluminium fabrication techniques. In addition, the car has an added power output of up to 490hp and 505Nm of maximum torque. This is the results of new exhaust manifolds and engine mapping, while the torque curve has also been modified and is higher across the engine’s rev range. These enhancements have improved the Ferrari’s California’s performance, reducing its 0-100 km/acceleration time to... Read More

Porsche M’sia (SDAP) reveals its new icon and identity: 911 Carrera & Carrera S

Sime Darby Auto Performance last Friday revealed its new iconic and Porsche identity in the form of the all new 911 Carrera and Carrera S. The 911 offers up to 16 percent lower fuel consumption and emissions combined with greater everyday practicality, courtesy of its new lightweight body, further drive-train efficiencies and new suspension systems. Expect improvised driving dynamics thanks to the completely revamped suspension, featuring numerous redeveloped components from the previous edition. The wheelbase is now longer, and combined with wider track width at the front, it gives way to a more sure-footed tracking and roll stability at... Read More

Desirable roadster and four-door Coupe: SLK200 & CLS350

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia’s two other ‘niche’ variants the SLK200 roadster and CLS350 deserve more than short overviews. The next generation Mercedes-Benz roadster and latest 4-door Coupe also come in AMG trims and advance into true aficionados’ desired cars – the SLK 55 AMG (above left) and CLS 63 AMG. The 3rd generation SLK has a markedly bolder and striking exterior, and at the same time, delivers adequate performance and an open-air driving experience. This succinct roadster first arrived to the scene in 1996 and immediately got the motoring media abuzz with the vario-roof, which transformed the wide-open roadster into a... Read More

Mercedes-Benz M’sia flaunts ‘Niche’ variants: C180, SLK200 & CLS350

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) today presented three of the latest ‘Niche’ variants – the C180 Coupe, SLK200 roadster and the top-of-the-line CLS350. All three variants are offered with the AMG Sports package as per customers’ requests. The C-Class Coupe, in either 180, 250 and 350 BlueEfficiency versions, inherits all the splendor of last year’s new C-Class. However, the C350 is only valid for special requests. With the Coupe variant, the C-Class has taken an expressive, two door and svelte coupe design. At the front, the radiator grille shares similar ‘double-louvre’ styling as the Sedan variant, however the bumper protrudes slightly... Read More

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