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Fastest car on ice

Fastest car on ice

A Bentley has set a new world speed record on ice – and it was achieved by the same person! In 2007, Finland’s 4-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen drove a Bentley Continental GT to a word record speed of 321.6 km/h. Recently, at the same location on the hazardous […]

WRC 1: Ford Fiesta wins opening round

WRC 1: Ford Fiesta wins opening round

Ford’s all-new Fiesta RS World Rally Car scored an impressive debut victory with a 1-2-3 finish in Rally Sweden which finished yesterday. Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team’s Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen won the opening round of the 2011 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) by just 6.5 seconds from […]

5 Guinness Records for Mitsubishi

5 Guinness Records for Mitsubishi

Winning awards seems to be a habit for Mitsubishi vehicles, it appears; even in Malaysia, models like the Triton pick-up have been winning Car of the Year awards several times. Now Mitsubishi Motors has collected the Big One: 5 Guinness World Records within a 24-hour period by any vehicle in […]

Ford sues Ferrari for using ‘F150’

Ford sues Ferrari for using ‘F150’

UPDATE: Ferrari has announced that it will ‘rename’ its racing car as ‘F150th Italia’ but stresses that it is actually not making a change because ‘F150th Italia’ is the full name and ‘F150’ was just a shortened form for simplicity. Nevertheless, it has assured Ford that it will use only […]

Audi assembles 2 models in Indonesia

Audi assembles 2 models in Indonesia

The VW Group is getting serious about growing its market share in ASEAN. Following the confirmation of local assembly operations for VW models in Malaysia with the DRB-HICOM Group, Audi (part of the VW Group) has also begun assembling two of its models in Indonesia. The company is collaborating with […]

The global Top 10 carmakers

The global Top 10 carmakers

In earlier years, it was easy enough to determine the global sales volumes of the major carmakers. Back then, production outside the home country was limited so it was pretty much a matter of calculating the exports. But as production hubs started to become more significant, the numbers were harder […]

Safest vehicles of 2010

Safest vehicles of 2010

BMW 5-Series – safest executive car of 2010 Landwind CV9 from China scored only 2 stars As each new year gets going, the media receives many releases concerning the best performers – companies, models, etc – of the previous year. In recent years, one of the more interesting lists that […]

Another massive Toyota recall

Another massive Toyota recall

Here we go again… another massive recall and again, it’s Toyota that’s doing it. The company has announced that nearly 1.7 million cars need to be recalled worldwide due to concerns about possible leakage of fuel. The problem is said to occur along the fuel lines where cracks may have […]

Lotus vs Lotus – Scene 1

Lotus vs Lotus – Scene 1

Following the beginning of the court case in UK, both parties in the Lotus name dispute issued press statements pertaining to the preliminary decision of the judge. We reproduce both statements (in order of receipt) for readers to form their own opinions.  From 1Malaysia Racing Team: “Team Lotus is delighted […]

Proton Satria Neo rallycar to be developed in Japan

As reported earlier, a Japanese company will be offering Proton cars for sale in Japan soon and this will be the first time the company’s products are in that market. The car which will be give exposure to the Proton brand will be the Satria Neo but it won’t be […]