Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Project Celica: Engine Stalled

Things not really going well for me in 2012. The first problem I faced was my Celica having problem just few days before Chinese New Year. Most important is I found out the problem just one day earlier before I had my journey back to my home town. 

The problem happen after the first start and rev of my engine. After that, every time I started my Celica, the engine stalled after a few seconds. It revved till 2k rpm and then slowly die off. When I tried to press the fuel pedal, it gave me the feeling that the fuel was not pumping into the engine. Tried to ask around as well as from newcelica.org from US and Celica Club Malaysia, the answers are most probably fuel pump not working as per expected or the fuel filter. Hopefully this is the reason causing it and the repair cost is cheap. Thus, I need a flatbed tow truck now to send my Celica to my mechanic for repair. Sigh...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Proton Artiga Concept (Neo) Specification

Another latest information for Proton Artiga Concept which launched during the Tokyo Auto Salon 2012. However this time with the car specification which this is a very promising power delivered by the car. It is powered by a 1.6L supercharged engine which capable to produce about 180hp horse power and 200Nm of torque. With this power, the car able to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 7.6 seconds. Besides that, the car now is running on 17 inch rims and with CUSCO adjustable coilover all around. Read more about the Proton Artiga Concept specification about the jump. Stay tune with more updates!

Proton Artiga Concept (Neo) in Tokyo Auto Salon 2012

Since CUSCO has introduced their Proton Satria Neo as their company's rally car and won the participated category, seem like now quite a number of fans from Japan have giving an eye on Proton Satria Neo. Now, Proton has brought the Artiga concept to Tokyo Auto Salon 2012. Will Proton going to export more models to Japan after this? Stay tune and meanwhile enjoy the pictures after the jump.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Toyota Prius GT300 race car

The Toyota GT300 race car was first reported on late last year, at the time we were limited to a few unconfirmed renderings. Now we get a chance to look at the the real thing as it was displayed at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon. 

Team APR are responsible for this particular model and it features the full aerodynamic body kit which leaves it barely recognisable as a Prius. Under the hood , a near 300hp power unit is hiding to put it within the GT300 regulations, a far cry from the 134hp (100 kW / 136 PS) produced by the production model. 

Friday, January 13, 2012

Honda unveiled The All New Honda NSX

Honda has unveiled the much anticipated NSX Concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit today. Looking almost identical to Tony Stark's Acura on the film set of The Avengers, Honda of America spokesman Gary Robinson said the vehicle was a, "one-off, fictional car that was made just for the movie and will not be produced."

Regardless, the new NSX concept is a hearty preview of a very real production vehicle which Honda says will launch in the next three years. Remarkably, the NSX will be developed by Honda R&D Americas and manufactured in Ohio for export around the world! Just like the original NSX from the early 1990s, the next-generation supercar will have a mid-mounted V6 engine, make use of lightweight materials and include

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 sets new braking record

Premiere German performance test magazine Sport Auto sent us this video of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 achieving a new braking performance record for road cars. The occasion was the annual Sport Auto high-speed performance 0-300-0 test event for series models in Papenburg, German.

The video is a little old (from last month), but we think it's still relevant as it shows the speedo going from 300 km/h (186 mph) to zero in 6.5 seconds - not something you see too often without a crash resulting.

Bentley Continental GT BR-10 by Vorsteiner

Vorsteiner has introduced a new styling package for the Bentley Continental GT. Dubbed the BR-10, the carbon fiber body kit includes a front spoiler, revised side skirts and a diffuser that "fits seamlessly into the original factory rear bumper." There's also a trunk-mounted spoiler which has been designed to increase downforce at high speeds. Customers can also order 22-inch aluminum wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Lexus LF-LC 2+2 Hybrid Sport Coupe

Lexus had released their latest new image for their concept Lexus LF-LC 2+2 Hybrid Sport Coupe. Besides that, it also include the power train which is a hybrid system and known to be the latest hybrid system name as ‘Advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive’. This hybrid system not only known to have good performance but also in better fuel efficiency.