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  1. Hi bro, I am new to car performance. Just curious to know what modification is required that can increase acceleration but stay LTA friendly as well. I have heard many car with very loud engine noise (voom voom), does those meant for more power for the car? Legal? Thanks in advance.
  2. Horsepower has always been a universal indicator of a car's performance. So, let's find out what are the cars that offers the lowest cost per bhp! To a car enthusiast, every detail in the specification sheet of a car is important as they all play a part in painting a complete picture of the car in point. To most people, however, information such as 'double wishbones suspension', 'Carbon fibre monocoque' or 'gasoline direct injection' are just technical jargons that serve little purpose. Horsepower, however, is much simpler to understand. As the term suggests, the origin of this unit of measurement came from the desire to compare the output of an engine to that of horses (which were used to complete tasks such as pulling carriages in the past). So, more horsepower equals to more energy which is surely a plus point! Our aim here is to find the cars that give you your metaphorical horses at the lowest price point, which will no doubt means the best deal (because, clearly, power is the only thing that matters). Here are the top 20 new cars with the cheapest horsepower. 1. Skoda Octavia 2.0 TSI RS245 $539/bhp Price: $129,900 (including COE) Bhp: 241 OMV: $26,004 Annual Depreciation: $11,600 2. Kia Stinger 3.3 GT V6 $542.46/bhp Price: $197,999 (including COE) Bhp: 365 OMV: $42,239 Annual Depreciation: $17,200 3. SEAT Leon CUPRA 2.0 TSI DSG $543.36/bhp Price: $155,400 (including COE) Bhp: 286 OMV: $33,884 Annual Depreciation: $13,500 4. Maxus G10 Executive 2.0T Luxury $544.18/bhp Price: $116,999 (including COE) Bhp: 215 OMV: $25,085 (Flagship) Annual Depreciation: $10,343.95 5. Subaru Forester 2.0 XT $549.58/bhp Price: $130,800 (including COE) Bhp: 238 OMV: $16,760 Annual Depreciation: $12,200 6. Mazda CX-3 2.0 Standard $575.64/bhp Price: $89,800 (including COE) Bhp: 156 OMV: $17,024 Annual Depreciation: $8,100 7. Hyundai Elantra 1.6 GLS $587.29/bhp Price: $73,999 (including COE) Bhp: 126 OMV: $12,424 Annual Depreciation: $6778.7 8. Skoda Superb 2.0 TSI Ambition $589.40/bhp Price: $127,900 (including COE) Bhp: 217 OMV: $27,255 (Ambition Plus) Annual Depreciation: $11,282.15 9. Subaru WRX 2.5 STI M $593.92/bhp Price: $175,800 (including COE) Bhp: 296 OMV: $26,700 Annual Depreciation: $16,100 10. Subaru WRX 2.0 M $597.73/bhp Price: $157,800 (including COE) Bhp: 264 OMV: $24,239 Annual Depreciation: $14,500 11. Renault Megane RS 1.8T TCe $597.82/bhp Price: $164,999 (including COE) Bhp: 276 OMV: $30,800 Annual Depreciation: $14,700 12. Honda Civic Type-R 2.0 Turbo $598.04/bhp Price: $182,999 (including COE) Bhp: 306 OMV: $41,257 Annual Depreciation: $15,800 13. Toyota Harrier 2.0 Elegance (MY18) $599.07/bhp Price: $135,988 (including COE) Bhp: 227 OMV: $32,604 Annual Depreciation: $11,700 14. Kia Cerato 1.6 L $603.17/bhp Price: $75,999 (including COE) Bhp: 126 OMV: $11,115 Annual Depreciation: $7,000 15. Perodua Bezza 1.3 Premium X (M) $604.26/bhp Price: $56,800 (including COE) Bhp: 94 OMV: $10,986 Annual Depreciation: $5130.70 Source: https://m.sgcarmart.com/articles/articleinfo.php?CT=e&AID=3628
  3. Got a 2009 Sylphy 1.5 (non-CVT). Been having intermittent erratic idling when stationary and engine hesitation when accelerating; CEL light didn't come on. Spark plugs and air filter are newish and I clean the MAF sensor with CRC cleaner regularly. Brought to workshop (ex-Tan Chong staff) for checking but no fault codes surfaced. Swapped MAF sensor, filter, PCV valve but couldn't pinpoint the problem. What else could it be? Clogged injectors, faulty crankcase positioning sensor? Thanks for any help.
  4. Don't panic and shift gear to N and brake to stop. Never off engine when encounter unintended acceleration when car is moving as engine off will lose braking power. Causes of unintended acceleration for cars of older model.
  5. In June 2006, Koua Fong Lee was driving his pregnant wife and other family members home from church when he says his 1996 Toyota Camry accelerated on its own and the brakes stopped working. Lee struck another vehicle, killing three people in that car. A Minnesota jury convicted Lee of vehicular homicide and the native of Laos was sentenced to an eight-year prison sentence even though there was no evidence of alcohol or drugs involved in the incident. Fast-forward to over three years later, and Toyota's recall woes for unintended acceleration are casting doubt on the jury's decision to convict Lee. But while the 1996 Camry isn't involved in the current recall, some 1996 models were recalled for unintended acceleration. Further, ABC News says that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received at least 17 other complaints of unintended acceleration in 1996 Camrys with comments like "couldn't stop" and "had to crash into a tree and another car to stop." Brent Schafer, the lawyer for Lee, has asked for a new trial, and for his client to be set free until the time of a new hearing. The prosecution in the case told ABC News that it supports examining the 1996 Camry involved in the crash to determine if the car is at fault instead of Lee. For its part, Toyota has chosen not to comment to ABC News due to the fact that there could be a future lawsuit brought against the company.
  6. Recently I accelerate my car as usual and it is getting very slow acceleration that I have to step on it more. I even try 4000 to 5000rpm hard acceleration and car only move 70km/h max. If you want to get pass 70km/h, it will be gradual acceleration but this is unreasonably slow. What could be wrong?
  7. Yo, Today I got a problem with the ride Ride is honda. 7 yrs old. CVTF gear. 100km mileage. Last servicing was in Dec 2013. New Iridium sparks changed. Usual EO used. New air filter changed. First, I feel that car doesn't accelerate as much as normal. Hit 80km/h or so, the car doesn't feel the power to go higher speed. Something holding back the car. Then when I had to stop the car and wait for someone, I put gear to N and pull hand brake. After 1 min, the engine died! It just died..... I can restart the engine without problem. The idling is not stable, and I feel the engine is weak. I suspect its ignition coil? I thought it might be the fuel filter, but I change it 30k km before. And I don't pump MY petrol. Any advice?
  8. Ungtiong

    Car jerking during acceleration

    I have this problem.......when i drive my car in the morning or after parking for a long time, when i accelerate hard, the car will jerk a few times (4-5 times) at around 5000 rpm...this will ALWAYS happens once in the trip and after that in the same trip, no matter how hard i accelerate, i can never repeat the jerking. When the car is jerking (or engine hesitating) the speedo will jump around. What seems to be the problem that will only happened once per trip.....after that the car drives fine. If i never accelerate hard, the car is also fine. Spark plugs changed, air filter clean, mass airflow sensor cleaned, engine oil changed.....
  9. Feeling my car has slightly sluggish acceleration. Usually i just need to depress abit to move off or maintain cruising speed (of 80km).......but recently kinda feel i need to depress significantly more to maintain speed or accelerate compared to my past few months of drive. -Checked tyres air pressure alright -engine oil changed to Mobil One green for a month liao......along with oil filter changed -CVT oil dealer changed for me 6mths ago which was about 12000km before - Petrol using the same throughout past 4mths - Air filter using K&N and i washed it about 8000km (4mths) ago. What could possibly cause for less drive power?
  10. Hi all, I got a 3 year old NFL wish. Used for 6 months. Recently i notice when i accelerate from start, the gear change like "want to cross over but cannot cross" like tat. Like from 1st gear to 2nd gear, normally we can feel it change over smoothly, but mine feel there's a slight blockage. The gear to gear change is laggy and at times the engine will rive higher. Is it problem with gear box oil need to change liao? Or something gona spoilt soon? Pls enlighten Smile **just to add that my car is stock. nothing changed.
  11. Nissan has seen fit to release a few, spare details on the upcoming 2012 GT-R model. But it's one of the main items Nissan enthusiasts would like to know about. Namely, the GT-R's 0 to 100 km/h sprint time. Nissan tested the GT-R's time on the Sendai Hi-land Race Way in Japan a couple of weeks ago in the middle of November and the car returned a pretty impressive result. Standing start to 100 km/h clocked in at a flat 3.0 seconds. The Japanese automaker conducted the sprint test twice, once at an outside temperature of 14.9
  12. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is now estimating that 89 deaths may be attributable to unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles here in the United States between the year 2000 and May of 2009. Previously, it was reported that 52 deaths were possibly related to the throttle defect. This figure has been extrapolated from NHTSA's database of the roughly 6,200 complaints it has received over that same time period. In addition to the 89 deaths, 57 injuries have also been tallied. Toyota reminds us that these figures are estimates, saying in a statement: Many complaints in the NHTSA database, for any manufacturer, lack sufficient detail that could help identify the cause of an accident. We will continue to work in close partnership with law enforcement agencies and federal regulators with jurisdiction over accident scenes whenever requested. According to Toyota, some 1.67 million sticky accelerator pedals and 1.62 million floor mats have so far been fixed under recall, with roughly 120,000 being performed per week on average. [source: The Washington Post]
  13. Volvo is warning its customers of the possibility of sudden acceleration in eight different models using the five-cylinder diesel engine. Vehicles involved in the warning include the 2006-2010 S40 and V50, 2007-2009 S80, 2007-2010 C30 and C70, 2008-2009 V70 and XC70, and the 2009 XC60. A recall has not yet been issued for those vehicles. Volvo will be sending a letter warning owners of the 158,000 units sold across Europe. In an interview with CNN, Volvo Cars spokesman Per-Ake Froberg said that the issue is engine oil leaking into the combustion chamber. This works in the same way as fuel and causes an acceration burst. "This has caused the engine to maintain or even increase its speed, even though the driver has removed his foot from the gas pedal," he said. Froberg says that biodiesel mixed with conventional diesel is the primary cause, as it does not evaporate in the same manner as normal diesel fuel. This leads to extra fuel injected through the particle filter, which does not combust, and instead winds up combined with the engine oil. The oil level subsequently rises, and overflows into the combustion chamber. Thus far, Volvo claims 55 incidents of sudden acceleration have been reported to the automaker. "We have not had any accidents reported as a result of this, though. In the instances when this has occurred, the drivers have put the gear in neutral and stopped on the side of the road," Froberg said. Volvo does not yet have a solution to the problem. Source: edition.cnn.com
  14. yesterday rev up to 6000 rpm redline, after that got some smell inside the cabin, smell like fart, wondering what happen? any guru can help?
  15. http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/showthread.php?t=2523213
  16. Anyone knows where to get a gadget for car that can measure 1-100km/hr timings or deceleration timings, and G's value. Something with GPS & built-in accelerometer and a big screen to display the results. I am looking for a stand alone unit. Need not be those tha plug into the car OBD to read aditional data. Anyone knows where in Singapore is selling or which reliable website to order one! Thanks.
  17. Hi, I am interested to know the actual performance of these car in the real world (beyond paper specs). I think it will be an interesting thread to gather knowledge from various car owners to share their opinion. 0-100km on stock cars model: 2.5 pig nose base rex rx8 (manual/auto) 350Z DC5 Fn2R Euro R M6 MPS Volkwagen GTI Ford ST I believe these are the mid-range "faster" car and most are in the ~6sec century sprint group. In real world, assuming similar driving skills/stock car, which of those will be the fastest??? and it will be best if someone can rearrange them in order of acceleration capability from 0-100km. * only 0-100km, to disregard track capabilities etc
  18. It just happened. Why? Thrust-angle? Uneven wear? LSD fault?
  19. Ever wondered if you have been short-changed by the car maker in terms of power and torque ... ever wanted to know more accurately your 0-100 km/h reading ? Anyone interested in a small windscreen mounted device in your car for reading of acceleration (0-100), power and torque, etc. ? All results can be transferred to a computer and printed out for records after use. If keen, please message me or reply here ... getting head count to see if I can bring in the device from USA. What kind of price are you willing to pay for a one time test by me in S$ ... or for rental S$/day for own testing ? Please to share a nice service with people who like to know more about their cars
  20. Don't mind me, for now, I'm only posting hatchbacks for , please correct me posts if any figures are wrong... these are all general and stock figures I gathered. Do include other hatchbacks if I have excluded them and worthy of the below 10 second mark. The fastest hatchback on the road is the Golf R32. - 6.2 the 2nd fastest is VW Golf GTi - 6.9, tied in place with Civic hatchback type R the 3rd fastest is the Daihatsu VW YRV Turbo - 7.1 seconds the 4th is the Mistubishi Colt Plus Turbo - 8.4 the 5th fastest is the Swift Sport - 8.5 then Getz 1.5L M is around 9.5 seconds and quite a number of other hatchbacks are around that figure too. under performing "sports" hatchbacks... The Toyota IST 1.3L's and it's acceleration from 0-100km/h is 11.3 seconds.
  21. no sure if this was posted before, so enjoy: http://www.exvitermini.com/mvarious.htm http://www.exvitermini.com/mvarious.htm
  22. extracted from TOVA's Honda City review (asia.vtec.net/article/2003City2/index.html: For the driving enthusiasts, the 7-speed mode is the key to overcoming whatever shortcomings the operating characteristic of the CVT program has. Again, I find that best results are obtained via a combination of S-mode and 7-speed mode. For acceleration from a stand-still for e.g., I found that the best technique is to get into 7-speed mode (from S-mode). Then press the downshift button once. This moves the 7-speed mode from an auto to a manual shift option. And at standstill, the CVT will be in 1st gear. Now floor the throttle and the CVT behaves exactly like a regular gearbox with a very high geared 1st gear. The car accelerates at a good pace - maximum drive is available at the front wheels since the gear ratio is fixed. We need to observe the tacho carefully now because we want to get the CVT out of 7 speed mode just immediately before the CVT shifts into 2nd gear. This will be around 5500-5800rpm. So once engine revs hits 5500rpm, press the 7-speed button to switch back into S-mode. We need to press when the tacho needle reaches 5500rpm because of possible delay in reflexes. If we try to switch at 5800rpm, it may be too late and the CVT would probably have switched to 2nd gear. But if we time it just nicely, the engine revs stays at around 5800rpm for as long as we keep the throttle at WOT. This immediately places the CVT at the highest possible gear ratio for the speed the car is now travelling at and thus ensures maximum acceleration. So, from standstill, getting into 1st gear allows us to get to max engine revs as fast as we can without going through the stage where we are accelerating but the CVT is slipping the gears at the same time. And once at max revs, we will have max acceleration for as long as we want. This is the key to the City's max acceleration from standstill. When I use this method, I find I was easily able to pull ahead of the general traffic at the toll-gates and traffic lights. The same technique can be used to good effect for extracting maximum acceleration from a 'rolling start'. For example, when I later needed to overtake another car in the same trunk road as above, what I did was I switched to S-mode and then into 7-speed mode. Next I downshift to the lowest possible gear ratio. The 'idiot-proof' designed into the CVT 7-speed mode is very useful here as I just have to keep pressing the downshift button until the CVT won't downshift anymore because any further downshifting will over-rev the engine. Thus when this is done, the CVT gearbox would be running at the lowest possible gear for the car's speed and thus the highest possible fixed gear ratio. Now I cut out to overtake the car and floored the throttle. Maximum drive is transmitted to the front wheels since the gear ratio is fixed. There is no interference from slipping gear ratios. Engine revs climbs to 5500rpm and I switch back to S-mode again (this means we have to keep an eye on the tacho and the road as well so do this with extra care !). With engine revs at max (~5800rpm), we now have maximum acceleration. With this technique, overtaking was done much more effectively and without any drama. Certainly I did not over-commit at any of the overtaking manuevres I did when using this technique.
  23. http://carfreaks.b0nk.net/piirakka/Ferrari_F40.mpa