Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Car Spotting In Brunei - BMW X5M

**Credit to the original owner who took the pictures!
** Credit to the original owner of the car!
**I do not own these photos! 
A friend of mine just spotted this monster ride at Yayasan Parking at Gadong.  This is the BMW X5 M.  I have never seen this car before and I didn't even know it exist in Brunei!  I think this possibly could be the first X5 M in Brunei. 

The car is powered by 4.4litre V8 that is paired with twin turbochargers that provide 575hp at peak torque of 750Nm!  0-100 km/hr in less then 4.2 sec!  Look closey at the photo and you can spotted a few goodies.  The blue M brake caliper, the Pirelli P-Zero tyres, racing bucket seats, quad exhausts pipes and so on.  Hope to see this personally.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Our New Mercedes-Benz CLA200 AMG Line


One of my family just bought this red beauty Mercedes Benz CLA200 AMG LINE.  I was approached to help select a car within a budget of $70k.  She wanted a small yet sporty sedan so it is a no brainer to suggest the Klasse CLA from Mercedes Benz.

The car is priced at BND$69900 at Jati Transport (sole dealer for Mercedes Benz in Brunei).  She waited 2 months for this car to arrive because they were all sold out.  This new batch that arrived actually has new interior face-lifted that is different from earlier model.  It also has added new options that is no-cost to customer.

This car is fitted with AMG Line full aero-kits that comprised of the front bumper, rear bumper and side skirts.

It also come with AMG 18" Sports Wheels.

"Diamond Grille", a must feature for all A-Class & CLA-Class Owners

Updated interior with  new steering wheel, new central console design and larger LCD

The user interface is also new to CLA!

It was a rainy day and the owner was too lazy to collect the car so I took the privilege to deliver the car to the owner!

Car Spotting In Brunei - Lamborghini Huracan

**Credit to the original owner who took the pictures!  ** Credit to the original owner of the car! 
**I do not own this photo!
We know its a matter of time when the Lamborghini Huracan will be here in Brunei.  One lucky man took a quick pic of this car while it was been driven to be registered at JPD.   Hope to see this orange bull personally in the future! Thx @axteltong for the heads-up

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Toyota City

2015 Toyota Vellfire

Any Toyota fans out there?  My childhood friend recently sent me these photo while he was holidaying at Toyota City.  Yeap, there is a town in Japan that is named after Toyota.  It is located in Aichi perfecture, east of Nagoya.  Toyota main manufacturer plant , Tsutsumi Plant is also located there.  The town used to be called Koromo but due to the strong ties with Toyota they changed it to Toyota-Shi or Toyota City in 1959.

The city population is almost the same as Brunei population with about 400,000 people living in the area serving mostly for Toyota.  These photos were taken at Toyota Automobile Museum by my friend.  I am sure there are a few more models on display but most likely we had already seen it on road already.
2015 Toyota Crown

Life size Tomica Toyota 86 from TakaraTomy toy line

Toyota Mirai (Fuel Cell)

Sunday, April 19, 2015

New Cars In Brunei - MINI Cooper 5 Door

Just went with wifey to check out the new MINI 5 Door.  Upon walking toward the car I notice there is nothing much to see,  just additional of 2 rear doors.  MINI has been elongated!  I noticed the leg space on the back seats has also increase but still I am having trouble getting in.  This red MINI ONE 5 door set you around BND$45K++ (showroom price)

I like this white MINI Cooper.  Has some cool matching exterior decals on the door, fender, mirror and roof!  This one is about BND$50K (showroom price).  By the way new generation MINI all has turbo-charged engine, in case you didn't know that already.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

New Cars In Brunei - Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Red Vapor Edition

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Red Vapor Edition has landed in Brunei!  This version has glossy black grilles and badges.  The steering wheel "SRT" logo is back-lit!  Such a cool feature.  The interior also has red and black leather seats.  I was told there is an increase of 5hp(LOL!) from the 6.4litre engine.  This particular  Brilliant White SRT sadly doesn't come with ACC (Automatic Cruise Control).  I will post a video on this feature very soon!  Not sure about the price but was informed there is an increase of price due to rise of US dollars.

Car Spotting In Brunei - Lamborghini Gallardo LP570

**Credit to the original owner who took the pictures! 
** Credit to the original owner of the car!

Here is one bright orange Lamborghini Gallardo LP570 spotted in Gadong!  One can tell the car has some visible mods.  I was told the car is fitted with IPE exhaust systems and ADV.1 wheels.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Friends Rides - Porsche Macan

Recently three of my good friends just bought a new car each.   The AMG A45 and BMW X4 had been previewed on my earlier posts.  Last week,  my third friend just pick up this new Porsche Macan in Agate grey Metallic paints.  The car is fitted with optional 19" wheels.  It also has the cool 4 points LED Porsche distinctive DRL systems.  The car damaged my friend's wallet for a cool BND$105K.  He also need to wait more then a month for it to be registered by QAF.

The very first thing my friend did when he took his car was to have his wheels and badges dipped.  It seem like PlasticDip has finally caught on our market.  I have yet to try the product.  Probably will get myself a Matt Black PlasticDip for some badges project on my Porsche Boxster S. 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

SRT Brunei Third Meet Up

 Just met up with the SRT gang at Empire Hotel catching up with the latest flick Fast & Furious 7.   What an awesome movie it was.  Lots of HEMI going around the scene.  The movie did a good job of sending off Brian character in the very last part of the movie.  It was a sad moment and really touch a lot of Paul Walker fans including myself.  

I was surprised to see Tony Jaa cast in the movie. He could be the very first Thai to break into Hollywood film.  Tony Jaa is the Jackie Chan of Thailand.  He is good at Thai martial art and is famous of doing his own dangerous stunts.  His famous movie included Ong-Bak and also will be staring in The Raid 3! The director is worth also worth a mention here.  I bet you didn't know the director, James Wan, is from Borneo!  Yeap, he is a Malaysian and was born in Kuching, Sarawak!

Some of our SRT members couldn't make it to the show but hopefully we will have full squad in future meet-up again!

R.I.P Paul......

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Car Spotting In Brunei - McLaren P1!

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, tonight I bring you some exciting news!   A McLaren P1 has been spotted roaming at Jerudong Highway!  These video was captured today around 6pm.  You can listen to the cool V8 exhaust noise from this video!

  Kudos to the owner of this video(you  know who you are) who is kind enough to share with me and for you guys to enjoy!  Not sure whose car this belong to but I am sure he is a very happy man right now.  Pretty sure we will see this monster ride on our road on a regular basis.

 In case you haven't  heard of McLaren P1, here are some pictures for your perusal.  The car is a limited production hypercar from McLaren.  Only 350 units will ever be made with an asking price of cool BND$2,000,000(based on U.K price list).  It is a hybrid with combined output of well over 900hp and goes to 0-100 km/hr in 2.8 sec!!!  Top speed is electrocnically set at 349km/hr.  The car will finished a standing quarter mile in 9.8sec at speed of 245km/hr!  I just shat my pants.....


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Car Spotting In Brunei

**Credit to the original owners who took the pictures! And of course the original owners of the car!!!

Continuation with "Car Spotting In Brunei",  I received a few photos from friends who had spotted a few ultra rare rides on our street recently.  

Firstly,  this red beast is the first generation Dodge Viper RT/10,  a very raw American muscle car from Detroit Dodge! This is the one and only RHD Viper in existence in Brunei and possible the whole of South East Asia.  If I can recall this is a converted version from LHD to RHD imported directly from New Zealand (correct me if I am wrong).  The engine is a 8.0litre V10 that cranked out 400hp with 630Nm of torque carry over from Dodge truck!  This car was spotted awaiting for grooming at IWax Gadong.

This is a rare car from Porsche not just any 911 but a 911 Carrera 4S!  I have never seen this actual car in real life before and seeing on thru photos was amazing!   Spotted near Gadong Central

Lastly,  the second white Mercedes-Benz AMG G63  in Brunei has been spotted at Fitness Zone in Kiulap.  This car belong to a certain local superstar.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Car Spotting In Brunei - Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R V-Spec II Nur

An ultra rare JDM monster from our neighboring country has landed in Brunei for some performance upgrade at SHH Proshop in Gadong Central.  This is the real deal, the Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R V-Spec II NUR.  This is 1 of 750 units in the world! The owner is from Labuan, Sarawak who drove all the way to Brunei to have his car upgrade to more than 600hp using full HKS performance parts.  Engine management will be handle by using HKS F-Con V Pro ECU and to be tuned by Hideto from SEED Racing!  Thanks to the owner of SHH Proshop for these cool photos!  Sorry guys the car is no longer in the workshop because it is hidden for further upgrade till its tuning day!