Friday, June 24, 2016

Car Spotting In Brunei - Ferrari 575M Superamerica

I didn't know there is a Ferrari 575M Superamerica in Brunei.  This is 1 of 559 units produced by Ferrari.  Safe to say this is a rare horse.  The difference between 575M Superamerica and regular 575M is the retractable roof system as shown below.  The car also has a V12 front engine that produced 533hp as compared to regular 575M that only has 508hp.  Photo credit to #axtelwong

Monday, June 20, 2016

Car Spotting In Brunei - Mercedes Benz AMG C63 Black Series

#credit to axtelwong for sharing these pics
#credit to the original car owner

This is the C63 Coupe AMG Black Series,  an ultra rare car from AMG.  I believe this is the one and only unit in Brunei.  This particular example has been wrapped with matt gold foil.  The car is naturally aspirated with an V8 that pumps out 510hp.  Goes from 0-100km/hr in 3.9sec!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Car Spotting In Brunei - Mercedes Benz G500 4x4

#credit to axtelwong for sharing these pictures
#credit to the person who took these pictures
#credit to the owner of this cool ride

Wow !!! I didnt expect this car to be here in Brunei so soon!   This is the latest model G-Wagon from the Three Points Stars!  This G-Wagon 4x4 has taller ride height and wider wheel stances as compare to normal G-Wagon.  This particular one is a LHD version.  I only got one word for this ride, RUGGED!!!

Car Spotting In Brunei - Cadillac Escalade

#credit photo to james hung for sharing 
#credit to the car owner

Avid reader James sent me these photos yesterday to share for you guys.  This is a rare RHD Cadillac Escalade as there are not many running around in Brunei.  Not sure this is self import or dealer import.  Price for this ride will set you back BND$250K++ from my last visit to the showroom.  This one is also fitted with custom wheels.  This is one huge ride!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Car Spotting In Brunei - Porsche 911 Turbo S (991)

Thanks to #axtelwong for sharing this with me.  He spotted this ultra rare and ultra expensive Porsche 911 Turbo S.  There are not many 991 Turbo S in Brunei,  if I can recall maybe less then 7 units(?) in Brunei.  The car brand new will set you BND360K++.  

Friday, June 10, 2016

Car Spotting In Brunei - BMW i8

Thanks again to #axtelwong for sharing!!!!  This is the one and only unit in Brunei and  it belongs to a Royal Family member.  I personally has seen this car a couple of times and my gosh what a beauty!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Friends Ride - Nissan Silvia S15

Back in the early 2000s, I created a car group called "STREET SPEC CRUISERS" or "SSC".  We are a bunch of closely kneed friends that have similar passion about cars.  We have more then 10 cars in the group and regularly you can see us hanging out at major cafe or restaurant.  Sometime we will convoy to stadium to check out the illegal drag racing that was popular among Brunei car community. Those were the good old times and most of us now has our own families and no longer meet up that frequent.  

This Nissan Silvia S15 you see here is the most powerful S15 in Brunei.  This is the one and only S15 that is fitted with HKS Sequential Transmission.  It cost about $15k to $20k for just the gearbox.  

The engine is obviously not standard.  Big power required fast gearbox to propel.  The car I believed at one point one was running around upward of 750hp when it competed at MIRI Drag Race in the mid 2000s.  The SR20DET was tuned by then Ohura-San from SHH-Proshop who also tuned my ER34.

This car still exist but no longer is road legal due to the excessive modification.  I had cruised with this S15 with my ER34 and my god let me tell you when the engine roar and the wastegate valve opened you will gawk and stun like a mofo.

Genuine Veilside bucket seat

Most of the internal SR20DET has been upgraded with tons of HKS goodies

HKS T-51R turbo-charger can be seen here.  It was the biggest turbo you can find from the HKS catalogue

Two external fuel-pumps

Battery had been moved to the boot.  This free up space under the hood and also distribute the weight evenly

HKS Sequential Gearbox.  Cost of a brand new low spec Toyota VIOS at that time.