The new Volkswagen ‘Icon’ lands in town

The arrival of the new Volkswagen Beetle in the country heralds the return of the ‘Icon’. The Volkswagen Beetle – the Icon – has been around since the late 1950’s and its design has always been based on the all- too-familiar Beetle that was the brainchild of Ferdinand Porsche. Yes that’s right, the grand pappy of the famous Stuttgart Sports cars makers: Porsche AG.

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Mazda6 grabs red dot award

The new Mazda6 recently went on its first roadtrip at the Mid Valley Megamall in the capital city. Domestic distributors Bermaz Motor/Mazda Malaysia exhibited the Mazda6 Sedan and the sleek Mazda6 Grand Tourer, and at the same time let the curious crowd at one of the largest malls in KL go goo-goo,ga-ga over the aesthetically refined Mazda6.

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Porsche enters World Endurance C/Ship & Le Mans with the radical 911 RSR

  Porsche has built the new 911 RSR for its imminent participation in the WEC (World Endurance Championship) when the season kicks off on 14 April and the Le Mans 24-Hour. Le Mans, of course, needs no introduction as the popular annual endurance series since 1923 is scheduled for 22 – 23 June. Porsche 911 RSR enters WEC (World Endurance Championship) The WEC, into its second season, has been well received in the European circles. The 6-hour endurance series comprises mostly Le Mans Prototypes and Grand Tourer-style racing cars. This year’s WEC rounds include the 6-hour season opener at Silverstone on 14 April, followed by rounds at the Spa Francorchamps, Belgium on 4 May; Le Mans on 22 – 23 May; Sao Paulo, Brazil on 1 September; Circuit of the Americas (COTA), Austin, USA on 22 September; Fuji Oyama, Japan on 20 October; Shanghai, China on 10 November; and the finale at Sakhir, Bahrain on 30 November. Last year’s WEC was ruled by Audi Sport and the strong factory-backed Toyota Racing Team. This year, the Porsche factory squad along with a host of seasoned endurance racers like Marc Lieb, Joerg Bergmeister, Romain Dumas and Timo Bernhard are set to challenge the two other WEC factory squads to the finish. Porsche is confident that the 911 RSR would be an endurance car to be reckoned with come the first WEC... Read More

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