Thursday, September 22, 2016

Friends Rides - Ferrari 456 GTA

Here is a nice garage queen sitting at my friends home.   Before the 575, 599 or F12 there was this, the Ferrari 456 from the early 90s.  This particular example is called 456 GTA.  The "A" is for the automatic transmission fitted into this car.  Before the twin-clutch or dual-clutch transmission era we have here the the early example of an automatic transmission fitted to a prancing horse.

The car has an almighty 5.5litre V12 that produced 436hp.  It was the fastest production 4 seaters in the world at that time when it was launched.  0-100km/hr is around 5.2sec and tops out around 302km/hr.

This one is for sale so if you are interested let me know!  Its below BND$100K!

Friday, September 16, 2016

New Future Model - Toyota C-HR (2017)

Hi guys, today I would like to introduce another topic which is called "New Future Model".  This topic will focus on up coming car that had been green-lighted to be release and has a higher chance of it reaching our shore!  The topic will focus on interesting new model targeting unique market or niche.

So to kick start this topic I would like to introduce the latest model from Toyota called C-HR.  This model is due for releases in 2017!  It is a direct rival to the popular Nissan JUKE that has been around since 2011.  

The engine offer at this point of time is to be confirm as there is a turbo-charged and hybrid version available in Japan.  This model like the rival JUKE is a love or hate thing.  I am a big fan of Nissan JUKE especially those fitted with crazy bodykit as offer at our local Nissan.  When Toyota introduced the concept for C-HR, no one expect the actual production model to stay true to its concept.  Almost 90% were carry over from the concept which is very rare from manufacturer.

Hopefully Toyota Brunei will import this as I don't see the reason why they wouldn't.  Nissan JUKE is very popular in Brunei and I am pretty sure this model will steal many customer away from Nissan.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Car Spotting In Brunei - Holden HSV GTS W507

#Credit to the original photos owner
#Credit to the owner car

Never knew this car existed in Brunei until I saw someone posting it for sale!  Yes this ultra rare Holden HSV GTS W507 is for sale for around BND$100k++!!!

Not sure why it is for sale but this particular immaculate example has low mileage and was imported to Brunei just last year.  

This W507 model pumped out 680hp or 507kw (hence the W507).  It is a performance package available straight from Holden Dealer and will set you about AUD7990.00.  The package was available across all HSV GTS models.   The "W" stands for Walkinshaw Performance and it is quite limited as only a handful of 200++units were produced from 2014 to 2015.

Hopefully I can get to see this last generation Holden HSV on road soon!

W507 Package Content

  • 1 x WPP Pulley Upgrade Kit
  • 1 x WPP Ceramic Coated Headers and Cats
  • 1 x WPP Dual Active Cat Back Exhaust
  • 1 x WPP Cold Air Intake
  • 1 x WPP W507 ECU Calibration
  • 1 x WPP Balance of New Vehicle Drive Line Warranty
  • 1 x W507 Badging
  • 1 x W507 Certificate of Authenticity
  • 1 x WPP Corporate Logo

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Car Spotting In Brunei - Aston Martin Vanquish

#Credit to the car owner
#Credit to my friend for sharing the photo

A friend of mine sent me this cool car he spotted while travelling from work.  This is kinda rare as I just knew of its existance when I recieved this pic.  This is the Aston Martin Vanquish spotted with a cool license plate as well.  The car has a 5.9litre V12 engine producing 565hp with 620Nm.  Goes from 0-100km/hr in 4.1sec.  This is a true gentlman supercar!