Monday, October 31, 2011

2012 Toyota FT-86 New Photos Surface Online

Better make that a little over 24 hours as we just discovered yet another collection of scanned images on a Japanese forum, providing us with an even better look at the exterior design of Toyota's mainstream sports car. The FT-86 will go on sale worldwide next year with a single engine option, a Subaru-sourced 2.0-liter boxer engine hooked up to either a standard six-speed manual gearbox or an optional 6sp automatic transmission.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Twin-Turbo Ferrari 458 Italia vs Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

Underground Racing is well known supercar tuners which include insanely high-powered creations such as the bi-turbocharged Lamborghini Gallardo has now shows off it immensely powerful Ferrari 458 Italia Twin Turbo that stomps out 700 rear-wheel horsepower and race against a stock Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 in an on-the-road drag race.

The Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4's V12 is rated at 700HP, Underground Racing's force-fed Ferrari overpowers the Lamborghini, but the North Carolina-based tuner did not say by how much. In the short straight-line duel, however, the 458 Italia TT clearly thrashed the Lamborghini. Anyway, Underground Racing is currently preparing a Twin Turbo Systems for the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador for a rematch with the Ferrari 458 Italia. Continue to enjoy the video.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fox Marketing Turbo Charged Honda Civic

Fox Marketing a well known tuner had released their Turbocharged Honda Civic. The tuning firm says that the main focus of the build is to demonstrate the "reliability, and performance capability from Honda's new K24Z7 power plant" with an intercooled turbo kit that along with numerous other improvements, pushes the four-cylinder unit's output to over 450-horses.

Fox Marketing says that despite the fact it delivers more than two-times the output of the regular 201HP 2.4-liter i-VTEC engine, the turbocharged powerplant can provide "100,000+ reliable miles without blinking an eye".

Monday, October 24, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Malaysia Automotive News: Proton to release their electric cars on 2013

Like it or not, a few years later there will be a lot of hybrid cars and electic cars around in Malaysia. Proton, a Malaysian automotive manufacturer will launch their very first electric car on the year of 2013. According to Proton, the price will be competitive after commercialize.

The price of a Proton Saga EV will be around RM70,000 while for Proton Exora Range Extender EV will be around RM100,000. Both these vehicles are already on testing phase where it held at Putrajaya. 100 to 150 electric stations will build by the Malaysia government to support these electric cars.

Friday, October 21, 2011

How Nissan build the Nissan Juke-R

Work is coming along nicely on the Nissan Juke-R. The automaker has released another video in its series of build clips, and fabricators have begun tweaking the Juke chassis to accept all the drive line, suspension and brake components from the mighty GT-R. This just goes to further enforce one of the great laws of modification: there's nothing a plasma cutter can't fix. The newest video also details the kind of cage work that has gone into making sure the high-horsepower Juke-R can keep its occupants safe in the event of a catastrophic collision. The kind of collision that happens when you plop 530 horsepower into a short-wheelbase crossover. Hit the jump to see the video for yourself.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Malaysia Automotive News: Proton Satria Satria Neo Monster Energy

Malaysia made 2 doors hatchback - Proton Satria Neo has become as Proton ambassador in the world of rally.Its popularity and performance in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) and Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) has attracted the interest of rally fans around the world.The Proton Satria NEO S2000 cars are always popular with the rally fans and this year was no exception as hundreds lined up to get autographs from the NEO S2000 drivers.

For the Group N 1600 Satria Neo that participated in the APRC 1600cc Two Wheel Drive category, the team has secured many podium finishes. And the latest, two podium finishes in Hokkaido, Japan with Karamjit Singh and Japanese team mate Akira Bamba finishing first and second respectively. Here is the nicely done Proton Satria Neo CPS resemble Ken Block’s Subaru Ver 10 sponsored by DC shoes and Monster Energy.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Malaysia Automotive News: Mitsubishi Electric Car i-MiEV in Malaysia

Will Mitsubishi will going to launch their Mitsubishi electric compact car i-MiEV in Malaysia? If this is true, this will be the first 100% electric car in Malaysia. This is because Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia will going to have a test drive session for i-MiEV on 19-23 October 2011 where it will held on 1 Utama Shopping center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With this test drive session, this might be a clue that Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia plans to launch i-MiEV in Malaysia market. For those who wish to know more, you may pay a visit to 1-Utama during the date stated above for test drive.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

DIY: Proton Wira Head Unit Installation

Just done a DIY install head unit with my friend to his Proton Wira. Thinking of this is quite a good information to share thus over here I will share the wiring color code from a Proton Wira to a typical head unit standard wiring. Anyway, this is nothing much different compare with the post I posted earlier about the DIY Install head unit to Perodua Kancil. You may visit to this post if you have miss out previously.

In this post, I will be focused more on the wiring color code rather than the installation steps and I believe most of you already know how to remove the radio from the dashboard panel. This is due to Proton is having a different wiring color code compare with the typical standard head unit wiring color code you can get from the market.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Mazda RX-8 SPIRIT R as last Mazda RX-8 edition

Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda) will launch the Mazda RX-8 SPIRIT- a special edition of RX-8 and this will be started to sell in Japan on 24 November 2011. This will be a special edition for the Mazda RX-8 since the can will be end of production on Jun 2012 and only 1000 units SPIRIT R will be sold.

Mazda RX-8 SPIRIT R is based on the RX-8 Type RS (manual 6 speeds) and Type E (auto 6 speeds with electric control). Although production of Mazda RX-8 will end but Mazda will still produce rotary engine in the near future. Continue reading for the Mazda RX-8's specification.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Malaysia Automotive News: New Proton Exora Turbo Spotted

After a long wait for 2 years, Proton Exora Turbo is expected to be launched on November 2011 and this Proton Exora Turbo is the upgraded version of the Proton very first MPV. There are a lot of spy shoot around the net and now these are another set of spy shoot for the Proton Exora Turbo.

This is the latest spy shoot of Proton Exora Turbo with Gold paint. Unfortunately there is nothing much changes for the exterior as the rear lamp and rim are still maintain with the old model. Not pretty sure what gearbox will be used for the Proton Exora Turbo but it might be couple with the CVT gearbox for the auto version. So now the car is comes with a powerful engine and this will definitely provide a big help for the underpower Proton Exora. However, Proton has not reveal the price for this turbo version Proton Exora. Hopefully the car will comes with a reasonable price where it can benefit to those lower income families. Do enjoy the photos after the jump.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Malaysia Automotive News: Proton Saga BLM FLX 1.6L coming soon

According to trusted source, Proton will going to launch their all new Proton Saga BLM FLX 1.6L soon. Proton had made a trial installation of this Proton Saga BLM FLX 1.6L. There are 2 trial units being installed. One is the solid white version while the other one is the fire red version.

However this is the information available for the time being. The launching date still have not finalize yet but most probably is within this month or might be as late as the launching of Proton Exora CFE. Continue reading to know more about the specification of the car.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Nissan GT-R vs Ferrari 458 on the Highway and Twisty Road

Everybody knows that the Nissan GT-R is a supercar from Japan. It has beaten/embarrassed vehicles costing several times as much on more occasions that we can care to remember. However there is another factor that being fast is as much about the car as it is about the driver. Case in point, a friendly road race between an SP Engineering-prepped Nissan GT-R and a Ferrari 458 Italia.

While the driver of the Godzilla has no problem tearing apart Maranello's V8-powered supercar in a straight-line duel on the highway, it’s a completely different story when the two cars enter a twisty side road. Continue to the video after the jump.