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Upcoming Korean "battleship"

By Blogger on 14 Dec 2009

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If the success of the latest Kia Cerato Forte has caught the attention of the Japanese, they better be well prepared for the next assault in the form of the all new 2011 Hyundai Elantra (or Avante in our Singapore Market).
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Official Honda CR-Z brochure leaked

By Blogger on 14 Dec 2009

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Here's the official brochure of the new Honda CR-Z, hailed as the successor to the CRX of the late 1980s.

The brochure confirms that the CR-Z's hybrid drivetrain will comprise of a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol unit and an electric motor, with power being transferred to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. The petrol engine delivers an output of 113bhp at 6,000rpm and a peak torque of 145Nm at 4,800 rpm. The electric motor, on the other hand, delivers 13.4bhp at 1,500rpm and 78Nm at 1,000rpm.

As a result, the CR-Z performs the century sprint in a rather relaxed timing of 9.7 seconds. The published fuel consumption is 25.0km/L. Those who are expecting the CR-Z to be a CRX replacement would be disappointed with the performance of the car. Nonetheless, this is the most stylish hybrid car to date.
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The Alfa Romeo Giulietta (aka the New 147)

By Blogger on 13 Dec 2009

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Alfa's car christening department has gone a little mad.

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First, with their MiTo, now the Giulietta. Bringing back the illustrious and beautiful name from the 70s.

I'm not saying it's a bad thing. I think the name is brilliant! It's just a feeling that they were trying a little too hard with the Mito. But the Guilietta.. that sounds fantastico!
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2010 Maserati GranCabrio

By Blogger on 12 Dec 2009

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Prepare some tissue paper. Just in case you start drooling..

This one is definitely a looker.

Normally you'd see a middle aged man who suddenly realises that he has a wad of cash in his back pocket and doesn't know what to spend it on. Strangely, a Maserati would appear in his garage the next day. Maseratis are the relatively cheaper alternatives to the Ferraris and the Lambos. The problem is, while people in their 20s and 30s buy the Horses and the Bulls, the Trident badge is neglected! I don't really know why. Maybe its because they have the 4 door Quatroportte in their line-up which sort of gives Maserati the 'family-super-car' image. This however, casts that stereotype away. Far far away...
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Tricked out Mclaren SLR '999'

By Blogger on 11 Dec 2009

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This is what happens to a car when its owner has too much money and hails from the land of Ricola sweets.

The Mclaren SLR alone costs a bomb, US$495,000 to be exact. This incredibly garish, pimped out SLR on the other hand costs US$4.5 million on top of the base price because of its 24 carat gold accents. It is all thanks to Swiss designer Ueli Anliker. The Mclaren now looks more like a Pussycat Doll's handbag than a car..

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VW extends it's global domination

By Ragingbull on 11 Dec 2009



VW has announced today that they've bought a 19.9% stake in Japanese carmaker Suzuki.

I think it's brilliant. Suzuki, as of recently, has been churning out cars that have actually been worth the mention like the Swift which have a few awards in it's pockets and even the SX4 which handles like a dream. Both...
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Smashing'em up!

By Ragingbull on 10 Dec 2009

Itís coming to the end of the year and it caps off a very eventful time the guys in the automotive industry have had these 12 months or so. Brands have been sold, budgets cut back on, the shift to hybrid and electronic productionÖeven motorsports couldnít escape the wrath of the economic depression and the changing climates.

But the money has to be spent, and nowhere is it being spent better than in the development of passive and active safety features on the latest cars initiated into the market. Since there isnít really any way for us to appreciate these cutting-edge features unless youíre involved in a crash of sorts, Iíve provided some links to the NCAP safety videos of a couple of recent car models and one that should be launched very early in 2010.

Nothing beats watching all of it in slow-motion.

Chevrolet Cruze
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlVwDdavJWs

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You call that a facelift? Come on BMW, you can do more!

By 911fan on 09 Dec 2009

Spyshots of the 2010 BMW M3 facelift were posted onto the web last week. If you were expecting those aggressive looking contour lines that appeared on the hood of the 2009 BMW 3 series sedans, you can forget it. The Bavarian manufacturer didn't bother with those. The flagship M3 only received minor changes...
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The magic of racing Ė DTM

By Ragingbull on 07 Dec 2009

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Itís a pity we donít get the DTM races broadcasted on any of the cable sports channels (someone correct me if Iím wrong on this. Youíre always left out when youíre signed up onto the basic group).
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Tata Nano now individualised!

By 911fan on 06 Dec 2009

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Can you imagine a phalanx of Tata Nanos all travelling in the same direction with little to distinguish them from one another besides the different shades of colours? You canít? I canít either and I guess neither did Carnation.

Carnation gives Nano owners an avenue for pimping up the rather staid Nano to turn out in ultra wide kits and 24-inch rims. Well thatíd be quite a sight to see. Imagining a bunch of these navigating through New Delhi city reminds me of those robotic vacuum cleaners that run around the house on their own.
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Volkswagen serves the carrot on a plate with Polo!

By Ragingbull on 05 Dec 2009

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$65,900. Thatís all you need to buy yourself a very German car.

On the outside it looks like the GTIís younger brother, on the inside itís unmistakable VW. Then youíve got the 1.4-litre engine matched to the seven-speed DSG gearbox.
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BMW's new 5-er looks so much better without Bangle

By Ragingbull on 04 Dec 2009

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It's only been a couple a months since Chris Bangle, infamous for designing what everyone dubbed "bangle butt" on the BMW series of vehicles, left the famed German company. Since then Adrian van Hooydonk has been hard at work slimming the profiles and softening up the lines on their cars.
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LTA actually helping drivers with its collaboration with Google

By 911fan on 03 Dec 2009

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The recent announcement about the collaboration between our dear LTA and Google Maps seems to actually benefit us, the drivers and commuters. Not sure of what weíre talking about? Click here for the story coverage.
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Ferrari Submarine

By 911fan on 02 Dec 2009

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If you've kept up with the papers recently, you would've probably read about the flash floods that've occurred in the Bukit Timah prime district area. Flood waters reached knee-level and some cars were even fully submerged beneath the murky waters.
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