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Monster Mulsanne Speed grabs the eye in Paris 

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THE much-anticipated Bentley flagship sedan, the Mulsanne Speed, has made its world debut at this week’s 2014 Paris Motor  Show. Bentley has retained the 6.75-litre V8 engine from the Mulsanne but new injectors, a new combustion chamber and new spark plugs combined with updates to the variable valve timing and turbocharger boost power by 25hp to 530hp and 1100Nm of torque. With ... Read More »

Lamborghini displays 900hp hybrid supercar

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LAMBORGHINI has unveiled its Asterion LPI 910-4, a supercar with hybrid technology at the 2014 Paris Auto Show. The Asterion engine produces a whopping 910hp, with the 610hp 5.2-litre V10 engine getting assistance from three plug-in electric motors worth a combined total of 300hp. That is enough raw power for acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in 3.0 seconds and ... Read More »

A field day at the Maserati Centennial International Gathering

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Hundreds of Maserati enthusiasts from all over the globe met at the Maserati Centennial International Gathering to witness the lineup of over 200 classic and modern Maseratis displayed. The gathering saw three days of celebrations involving Bologna, Modena and Turin, all of which Maserati had set its footprints over the years since it was founded. The complete range of Maserati ... Read More »

Audi given first license to test driverless cars in California

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When the state of California issued its first batch of licenses to companies seeking to test automated cars on public roads last month, Audi was the first in line to grab a permit. The Guardian quoted Bernard Soriano of the California Dept of Motor Vehicles as saying that after Audi was handed its licenses, Daimler and Google began following suit. ... Read More »

Formula E chasing world championship status

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FORMULA E, is hoping to attract three or four manufacturers next year with the ultimate aim of becoming a fully-fledged world championship. The inaugural season of the electric car racing series, which began in Beijing last month, is a one-make format, but Formula E chief executive Alejandro Agag said on Tuesday the regulations allow competition between manufacturers after that. ”I ... Read More »

Toyota goes nationwide with special offers

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UMW Toyota Motor launched its month-long sales blitz on Wednesday and if you wanted to buy a Toyota, now’s a good chance. Roadshows will be held at 78 sites nationwide and UMW has thrown in special offers such as low deposit and interest rates on selected models. The interest rate for Camry buyers will be 0.88% while those for the ... Read More »

Fuel hike – Netizens reactions in Twitter

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By Shahrim Tamrin Netizens are buzzing with the unexpected subsidy cut rationalization for RON95 petrol and diesel by 20 cents starting midnight or effective from Oct 2 following the announcement by Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry late evening today. Obviously, the fuel hike is not welcomed in general judging by knee-jerk reactions from Malaysians in Twitter. Some are not ... Read More »

New XE series a game changer for Jaguar

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By Yamin Vong WE were given a preview of the Jaguar XE on Wednesday and this is going to be a game changer for the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) brand. Remember many years ago then-Jaguar owner, Ford Motor Company, tried to badge engineer the Ford Mondeo as the Jaguar X-type? Well, the Jaguar enthusiasts wouldn’t have any truck with it. ... Read More »

Petrol and diesel prices up by 20 sen

THE price of RON95 petrol and diesel will be increased by 20 sen effective midnight. The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry announced that the government has decided to reduce the present fuel subsidy by 20 sen in accordance with its subsidy rationalisation plan. The new pump prices for RON95 will be RM2.30 per litre with diesel at RM2.20 per ... Read More »

ZF introduces “small, concealed, and essential” ball joints

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Drivers rarely get to see some of the major components within their car’s chassis. Still, in the latest designs, one component which is so “invisible” yet serves a very important function is the ball joints. Ball joints provide a moving connection between the control arms and the wheel carrier. This explains why, for example, the front wheels can be turned ... Read More »