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Porsche's GT Division head does not want its 911 R to be like a hedge fund

By Faiming_low on 18 Feb 2017 in Other News, Super Sports Cars

Attached Image While this is not exactly the case in Singapore, many customers around the world saw the opportunity of gaining a healthy profit when the 911 R went on sale. However, that has caught the attention of Porsche’s GT Division boss, Andreas Preuninger.

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Know the difference between powersliding and drifting

By Faiming_low on 13 Feb 2017 in Other News

Attached Image Many use the terms ‘powersliding’ and ‘drifting’ interchangeably but do not realise that they are not the same. Car Throttle shows us the difference in its latest video.

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Watch how the McLaren F1 broke the speed record in 1998

By Faiming_low on 31 Jan 2017 in Super cars, Other News

Attached Image It has been 25 years since the since the birth of the McLaren F1 and the company has released a video of how it managed to break the speed record back in 1998.

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Did you know the Lamborghini Diablo uses Nissan headlights?

By Faiming_low on 30 Jan 2017 in New technology, Other News, Videos

Attached Image Some of us might have come across stories of exotic cars that actually used the same lights from a lesser brand's model. Can it be true?

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'Largest parade of Tesla cars' set in China

By Faiming_low on 24 Jan 2017 in Other News

Attached Image Hundreds of Tesla Model S and Model X owners recently gathered in China to set the 'Largest parade of Tesla cars' as a new Guinness World Record. The record, which is set in Beijing, China was made up with 100 Model Xs lined up side-by-side and 145 Model S vehicles.

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Trump to meet with CEOs from Ford, GM, and FCA

By Deeq on 24 Jan 2017 in Other News

Attached Image In the wake of his inauguration, President Donald Trump is set to meet with the CEOs of Ford, General Motors, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Tuesday morning to discuss jobs, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and potential tax cuts. Trump has been highly critical of American automakers for shipping jobs to Mexico and has threatened to impose heavy import fees on foreign-made vehicles. Trump has threatened to dissolve NAFTA in order to encourage automakers to manufacture cars in the US.
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Will Singapore lift its Reciprocal Road Charge?

By Faiming_low on 21 Jan 2017 in Singapore car news, Other News

Attached Image Malaysian publication, The Star, claims that Singapore is willing to lift its Reciprocal Road Charge (RRC) once Malaysia begins imposing its RM20 Road Charge at the Thailand border.
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Malaysia may be forced to charge a S$35 VEP for foreign vehicles

By Faiming_low on 18 Jan 2017 in Singapore car news, Other News

Attached Image Malaysia might be forced to begin charging a daily Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) fee of S$35 for foreign vehicles entering their country, according to its Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

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Madrid Mayor wants to ban all cars from the city

By Faiming_low on 17 Jan 2017 in Other News

Attached Image City mayor Manuela Carmena said that she would love to have all private cars banned from Madrid by the time she leaves office in May 2019.

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Proton set to receive help from three auto firms soon

By Faiming_low on 07 Jan 2017 in Other News

Attached Image Three major automotive brands, Geely, PSA Group and Renault have been rumored to put in firm offers for a possible stake in Proton in exchange for some technology and parts sharing according the New Straits Times.

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What happens if you throw out your smart key fob while driving

By Faiming_low on 05 Jan 2017 in Other News

Attached Image It is now very common to have cars that don't require a proper key to lock or unlock the doors and start the engine. While we believe the bulk of us would leave the smart key fob in our pockets, some of us would prefer to throw it inside the armrest, or into the cup holder or another storage place before driving off.

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Disney awarded damages for Chinese copy of 'Cars'

By Faiming_low on 04 Jan 2017 in Other News

Attached Image A shanghai court has awarded damages to Disney and Pixar animation after a Chinese film illegally used characters and posters from its 'Cars' animation film.
disney, cars, film, chinese and 1 more...

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Volkswagen to recruit 1000 IT professionals

By Deeq on 01 Jan 2017 in Other News

Attached Image The Volkswagen Group is set to hire over 1000 IT professionals over the next three years as it seeks to shore up its technological and autonomous future.

IT experts from industries as diverse as gaming and big data research will be hired to expand and develop the Group’s push into artificial intelligence, big data, virtual reality, smart production and connectivity.

Group board member Dr Karlheinz Blessing said the company intended to reinforce its existing IT team with “people who want to shape the future of mobility”.
volkswagen, it professionals and 1 more...

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White is the most popular colour for cars in 2016

By Faiming_low on 18 Dec 2016 in Other News

Attached Image Even though manufacturers have many special colours that are on offer for their cars, most new car buyers still prefer the classic options.

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Google scales back on its autonomous vehicle plans

By Faiming_low on 17 Dec 2016 in New technology, Other News

Attached Image Seems like Apple isn’t the only technology company scaling back on its autonomous vehicle plans. Google has now been reported to do so too. According the The Information, Google has opted to instead focus on partnerships with existing automakers and to produce software that allows a vehicle to drive itself instead of making a whole new driverless car by itself.
google, autonomous and 1 more...

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Police arrest thief by requesting BMW to lock him up remotely

By Faiming_low on 07 Dec 2016 in Other News

Attached Image According to Bmwblog, Seattle police managed to catch a thief who stole a BMW 550i by calling on BMW, which locked him up remotely in the car until the police arrived.

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Women should be allowed to drive, says Saudi Prince

By Faiming_low on 03 Dec 2016 in Other News

Attached Image Saudi Arabia is the only country which bans women from driving and a prominent prince from the Saudi royal family wants to change that.

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China imposes 10% tax on expensive cars to curb luxury

By Deeq on 03 Dec 2016 in Other News

Attached Image China is slapping a 10 per cent tax on cars like the Lamborghini, Bentley, Ferrari and Aston Martin in a bid to combat conspicuous consumption and promote more efficient vehicles.

Buyers of autos costing more than 1.3 million yuan (S$177,600) will be hit with the tax starting Thursday, according to the Ministry of Finance. The levy on "super luxury" vehicles is meant to lower emissions and save energy, the ministry said.
china, supercar, luxury car, tax

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Unique three-seater Porsche 911 Cabriolet on sale

By Faiming_low on 01 Dec 2016 in Other News

Attached Image A Porsche 911 Cabriolet with a McLaren F1-inspired seating layout has been spotted on sale in America on Car Fax.

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It's never a good idea to block a car's exhaust pipe

By Faiming_low on 13 Nov 2016 in Other News

Attached Image Ever wonder what happens when you try to block a car's exhaust pipe? We have the answer for you. Shot somewhere in Russia, this little clip shows a mechanic blocking the exhaust of an presumable diesel Alfa Romeo 156 with a handful of rags.




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