Category: Performance/Super Sports Cars

Ferrari’s newest 599XX debuts at Bologna Motor show

The newest Ferrari variant – 599XX – was the highlight of the Bologna Motor Show – a major auto showcase in Italian automotive circles. The 599XX has been adorned with an enhanced performance package and technical features for track-based research and development program for the 2012-2013 seasons, possibly as a replacing race variant to the 458 Italia in Ferrari’s popular one-make ‘Challenge’ series . Already the fruit of the very finest Ferrari road car and Formula 1-derived technology, the 599XX now features improved chassis dynamics thanks to an active aerodynamic package integrated with the vehicles’ electronic control systems, and... Read More

New Porsche 911 Carrera in Coupe-Cabriolet combo.

Porsche AG has added a Coupe-Cabriolet combination to the new 911 Carrera. The new 911 Carrera base model and 911 Carrera S will soon be available in open-top variants as well. What the Coupé began with the new aluminium-steel body, the Cabriolet continues with the all-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 sportiness, lower fuel consumption and greater comfort. With the open-top... Read More

Panamera’s latest incarnation: the GTS

The latest Porsche Panamera incarnation is the GTS, the Gran Turismo Sport. Panamera remains a popular four-door line-up amongst Porsche enthusiasts, but the Stuttgart-based sports cars marque has always found ways to input more dynamic and performance enhancements into their existing variants. The Panamera GTS, resembling the true-breed Porsche Performance of the ’63 904 Carrera GTS, exemplifies the performance aspects to the fullest. More power and upgraded brakes, a body lowered by ten millimetres and the especially sportily tuned chassis with air suspension and PASM are the major technical modifications that make it the Panamera model capable of cutting... Read More

New MINI Coupe is the fifth variant to join existing range

The new MINI Coupe today joined BMW Malaysia’s current MINI line-up at the Auto Bavaria Glenmarie in Shah Alam. The event was also held in conjunction with the introduction of the new MINI 4S hub at Glenmarie itself. MINI at Auto Bavaria is the largest showroom of the three MINI showrooms in the country, measuring 3,300 sq. ft. (Farid Sulaiman MINI Manager, Geoff Briscoe MD BMW Malaysia, Dean Brigham MD Auto Bavaria) The MINI Coupe thus represents the fifth variant in the existing range which also include the Cooper & Cooper S, Clubman Cooper S, Countryman and John Cooper... Read More

Infiniti targets 5% luxury car market in 5 years

Edaran Tan Chong Motor and its joint venture company Inspired Motor have brought forth the Infiniti marque to Malaysia. At the new Infiniti 8,000 sq ft showroom unveiling at the Chulan Square Kuala Lumpur last week, Inspired Motor also presented four of the marque’s latest line-up: the G37 Coupe, EX 37, M37 and FX 37. The Infiniti brand first came about in the United States some decade and a half ago, and only recently did the Japanese luxury auto brand enter Western Europe, South America and Asia Pacific. Currently, Infiniti is available in 15 countries globally and Malaysia happens to be the second country in... Read More

BMW 6 Series Coupe in two variants

BMW Malaysia has added a couple of variants to its existing new 6 Series line-up – the 640i and 650i Coupés. The Coupés project a new definition of premium sports car and highlights the design methodology that’s uniquely Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW). The 6 Series Coupe’s design incoporates the movement of flowing water parted by an object. The design lines of the car flow from both sides of the BMW emblem on the bonnet to the sides of its body, highlighting the sports Coupé’s proportions. The design similarities to the existing new 6 Series variant are evident, except for... Read More

The legacy of the BMW M5 continues

The new M5 is the fifth generation high performance sedan from Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW), and the 5th-generation four-door premium sports sedan has now been elevated to include a newly developed BMW M high-performance engine. The first generation M5, from 1984 to present, has always been touted as an exceptional and dynamic sports sedan, with a groundbreaking features. The new M5’s exterior carry the familiar M aesthetics that reflect the car’s performance attributes; front apron with extremely large air intakes for the engine and brakes; athletically flared wheel arches to emphasize wide track; hallmark M “gills” with integrated indicator... Read More

SDAP debuts newest Porsche Panamera variants

Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) today revealed two newest Porsche Panameras in the form of the Panamera Turbo S and S Hybrid at the Porsche Center Kuala Lumpur in Bukit Bintang. Porsche’s favorite four-door sports car now has five variants; the Panamera Turbo, Panamera 4S, Panamera S, Panamera S Hybrid and the top of the line Panamera Turbo S. The Turbo, 4S and S variants were first introduced to Malaysia by SDAP in November 2010, and only the Panamera Turbo is offered in three personalization colors; Carrera White, Platinum Silver Metallic & Basalt Black Metallic. After its recent global... Read More

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