Category: Performance/Super Sports Cars

911 Cabriolet joins Coupe & Carrera S ranks at Porsche Malaysia

In a short duration following the new 911 Carrera debut, Sime Darby Auto Performance (Porsche Malaysia) puts another spin into the new 911 line-up with a Cabriolet variant. The soft-top 911 joins the ranks of the hard-top 911 and Carrera S. What the Coupe began with the new aluminium-steel body, the Cabriolet continues with the new, unique hood: As a result, the typical 911 roof line is initially retained in its entirety. Even when closed up, the Cabriolet cuts a fine figure. Intelligent lightweight design, even including the use of magnesium in the hood, ensures less weight and more... Read More

Koenigsegg announces 2013 Agera R with advanced technologies

Swedish Sportscar makers Koenigsegg has announced its latest variant in the Agera range: the 2013 Agera R. The 2013 Agera R features the world’s first hollow, one piece, super light carbon fiber wheel, using a proprietary method developed by Koenigsegg named Aircore Technology. The Aircore wheels save close to 20kg in unsprung mass, while providing great integrity and safety. The only metal part in the wheel is the tyre valve – the rest is all once piece hollow carbon. In addition, the Agera and the Agera R have the first production engines in the world to use nano-surfaced cylinder... Read More

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


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