Monday, July 15, 2013

My Love For HEMI V8....

Hi readers,  just want to confess my new found love of American V8 engines.  Particularly V8s that has HEMI stamped on the engine cover.   Avid reader will remember my love for DODGE products,  sadly my Dodge Journey doesn't come with a V8, instead I got half of the number of cyclinders.  LOL

I am still a JDM gashead but recently with the new arrival of Chrysler and Chevrolet imported by G.H.K got my adrenaline pumping.  During my recent visit, I was told they are importing full range of Chrysler products into Brunei.  By "full" range I am referring to Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and SRT.  SRT which stands for Street & Racing Technology,  all high performance cars coming out of Chrysler group will go to this umbrella, such as SRT Viper, SRT Challenger, SRT Jeep and so on.

I am still not sure which SRT models they will be importing but it is a good start for the American muscle car fans in Brunei(such as me!).  I was told Dodge Challenger will be coming soon too.

On another note, G.H.K already announced in the showroom that the 2014 Chevy Camaro will be coming to Brunei!!!  We just have to see which engine spec they will be importing!  Is it a V6 or V8?  Time will tell!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Re-Fresh ER34 - Exterior Paint Pt.5

Here is an update on my current car.  Yes it is taking too f**king long to paint my goddamn car.  I waited and waited since my last post back in early June.  Today finally there is progress going on when I visited the workshop.  The car just got the fresh coat of primer!  Next up to be prime will be the bonnet and front bumper.  Then it will be straight to the oven for some fresh paints.  God knows when they will bloody paint my car.  Maybe next week or maybe next month, who cares as  I don't really have the mood already.  Next update will be when the car get it fresh coat of paint!  Cheerios!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera spotted in Brunei

The other day I was at MBStar Euroauto pitting in both my parent Mercedes-Benz S320 and E240 for services.  MBStar Euroauto is located near Tungku Link Highway just behind the old Liang Toon Supermarket.  They handle most European cars such as Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Ferrari, Maserati and also what you looking at here, Lamborghini!

I had sat in my friend Lamborghini Gallardo before but that was the normal standard Gen.1 version.  This here is a totally different beast.  This is a rare car as I do know there are only 2 in existant in Brunei.

Here are the details of the car that I copied from the web:-
LP 570-4 Superleggera LP 570-4 Superleggera.
In March 2010, Lamborghini announced the release of the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, a lightweight and more powerful version of the Gallardo LP 560-4 in the sam e vein as the previous Superleggera. With carbon fiber used extensively inside and out to reduce weight to just 1,340 kg (2,954 lb) making it the lightest road-going Lamborghini in the range. The 5.2L V10 on the LP 570-4 gets a power bump over the standard Gallardo to 570 PS (419 kW; 562 hp) at 8,000 rpm. Performance has been improved to 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds, and a 325 km/h (202 mph) top speed

 I was told the owner of this car reside in K.B, no wonder I had never seen this car in Bandar before.

 Carbon fibre can be seen both inside and outside of the car!

I do have a video of the roaring engine.  Will post it up soon!