Monday, October 31, 2016

Car Spotting In Brunei - Porsche (?)

#credit photo to axtelwong
#credit to the original car owner

There was a car show going on at Jerudong Park last weekend.  The social media were flooded with pictures for that two day events.  This particular black unit caught my attention and immediately I asked my good buddy #axtelwong to help take detail photos of it.  

Can you tell what model this is?  It is a Porsche but looks can be deceiving.  If you are a Porschephile you will know this is not the 911 (997.2).  The roof line will give away a big hint what hide underneath the body.

This lady and gentleman is the Porsche Cayman S.  Yeap, a Cayman S with a full cosmetic makeover to mimic the 911(997.2).  The kit installed in this Cayman is one very expensive kit.  It cost a whooping USD$13,000 depend on where you purchase online.  Price is not inclusive of shipping and local tax.  So we are looking close to BND$20,000 to have it fully imported to Brunei.  And yes those are genuine Porsche front and rear lamps(not included in the kit price)!

I came across this kit several years ago while I was searching for a kit for my Boxster S.  This kit was one of the best kit to have come out for Boxster/Cayman.  The kit require most body panel to be replaced.  Some section will require drilling and attachment on the original Cayman panels.  This wheels is aftermarket TECHART Formula III wheels.  You can choose different front bumper to suit your taste.  Here are the link 1.  If you have the balls you can even convert your Boxster to the Porsche 918 Spyder! But this kit cost a whooping USD$200,000. LOL!

I am quite stoked to see one of this kit in Brunei!   The last time I saw a Porsche with full body make over was a genuine  Yellow Porsche TECHart 996 Turbo S.  That car was really a sight to behold. Hopefully I can see this Cayman on road soon or even meet the owner.  I am really interested to know the progress of this car from the beginning to the end.  I give this car a big two thumbs up.

New Car In Brunei - Mercedes Benz AMG GLE63

Another German beast launched in Brunei!  This time from the Three point stars at Jati Transport.  This is the new 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE63!  Damn this particular model SUV seriously looks good in black on black!  This model is quite "affordable" and only cost your wallet around BND$240K++ if compare to the BMW X5M!  There is an almost BND$100k gap between these two model and this example GLE63 is pretty spec-up. We know these two models are similarly priced as they compete with each other in this sector in other countries.

  I was told all GLE63 had been sold whereas the X5M that I posted is still awaiting a new owner.  So which one will you guys take ?  GLE63 or X5M? 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

A Visit To BMW/MINI QAF Showroom

Pop by again to QAF in Beribi but this time at BMW showroom as I need to put a booking for a services on my MINI Countryman S.   I came across these two beauties while waiting.  The SUV is the monstrous BMW X5M.  Cost a whooping BND$320K++.   Not sure is O.T.R price but given its QAF it is probably not.  The car is one beast.  Very beautiful color choices and interior trims.

When I bought the MINI for my wife she was given a choice between Countryman or 3 Series sedan.  She obviously didn't pick the 3 series but I could picture this red 3 series spec if I ever own one.  This one is fitted with M-Sports package.  I couldn't find the price stand but should be around the high north of BND$70K with M-Sports package

Friday, October 28, 2016

New Car In Brunei - Porsche 911 Carrera S (991.2)

Here is one good looking Porsche 911 (991.2) that I snapped at Porsche QAF in Beribi.  I drop by recently to check on the progress of my Porsche Boxster and saw this super awesome sinister black 911.  This is the Carrera S version as you can tell from the red caliper.  This particular example even come with Porsche Sports Exhaust system!  I wonder how it sound when started.

A quick update about my Porsche Boxster S,  as it turn out the shifting cable broke and need to be replace.  My car will need to be tuck away in QAF until the part arrive in 2 weeks.  Oh Yes! This is yet another Porsche post. LOL!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Car Spotting In Brunei - Porsche Cayenne by LUMMA

#credit to the car owner

Yes, another Porsche post but this time we got a special customized ride!  This is the 2nd generation Porsche Cayenne fitted with LUMMA body aerokits.  In case you didn't know, Lumma is a performance and aero kit company from Germany that cater to all sorts of German cars.  They have many types of kits for Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche and etc.

 Today, I came across this beautiful machine whilst searching for a parking spot.  Once I got my parking I quickly jumped out and took a few shots of the car before the owner return to his car.  This car is insane! Basically all body panels has something done to it.  Can you see the bonnet louvers? That is so wicked! A quick search on the web tells me that this kit is called "CLR 558 GT".  Man what a beautiful machine.  I believed this owner also owned a red Porsche Boxster S (981) that I posted last year as they both have similar license plate numbers.  Two thumbs up to u Sir!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Car Spotting In Brunei - Porsche 911 GT3-RS

#credit to the car owner
#credit to the photo owner

Remember the guessing game a few posts earlier?  Yes those are the latest track weapon from Porsche.   It is indeed the 911 GT3-RS on the trailer.  You are seeing not one but three units that has reached at our shore.  This is the first unit that is going thru the JPD for PDI.  I was told additional 3 more units will be coming in the future bringing a total of 6 units!!! Holy moly,   I am quite surprise they brought it so many given only 1 unit of GT3 exist in Brunei.  Can't wait to see this beast on road!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Car Spotting In Brunei - Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS Convertible

#credit photo to axtelwong
#credit to the original car owner

Here is one fine looking convertible spotted and shared to us by #axtelwong.  I am not sure how many units of SLS Convertible in Brunei but it seem like this is the one and only! This one belong the member of the Royal Family!

Monday, October 24, 2016

New Car In Brunei - Porsche 718 Cayman and Cayman S

Here it is people the latest 718 Cayman in both non S and S models.  The grey is the normal Cayman whereas the red is the S model.  To be honest, this latest 718 Cayman looks so freaking awesome especially in red.  Love the new "turbo" wheels design by Porsche.  Very very good looking car as compare to previous generation Cayman.  I think this time Cayman won the best looking round over Boxster.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Car Spotting In Brunei - GODZILLA!

These are 2 classic photos from SHH Workshop.  While looking at these pictures sure bring back lots of nostalgic moment back at old SHH Proshop workshop. The owner coincidentally lived at the same suburb as me during that time.  And yes he is also a friend of mine.  I can't believe it has been more then 10 years.  

This is the first and only Nissan Skyline BNR34 GT-R aka GODZILLA to had landed at our Kingdom! The car is not official Nissan import but thru grey import.  This picture here is when the car is at it's top prime.  This car is a drag racing focus machine with almost 800~900hp on tap!  Owner also fitted it with the first HKS Sequential gearbox in Brunei which you know has since changed hand to my friend Nissan Silvia S15

The aerokit you are looking at is from performance design house, VEILSIDE.  The kit model is called VS-GT and it is original from front to the rear carbon fiber spoiler.  Not sure you millennial had heard of Veilside or not.  They are the top company during the early and late 90s.  You may have seen their orange wide body Veilside RX-7 FD in "Fast and Furious:Tokyo Drift" driven by Han! They have build many crazy top speed cars.  This particular GT-R has since changed to grey color and the front Veilside bumper kit is now fitted on to my friend brothers Nissan STAGEA Autech 260RS.  And yes it is also the one and only 260RS in Brunei.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Porsche Boxster S Gear Shifting Problem!!!

Well, I was half way in my beautiful shower and my wife called me and told me the Boxster is stucked in reverse gear!  I was a bit puzzle when she mentioned that to me.  So I quickly hop out of the shower and zoom straight Sg.Akar roundabout where she is stranded.  Thank god it was just a few minutes from our home.

When I check on the car I realised the gear is indeed stucked in reverse gear.  She told me the gear shift suddenly became "loose" when she was shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear.  So she stop at the roundabout and try to shift to 1st gear which incidentally shifted to reverse gear. 

I called "Porsche Assistance" which then connected me to Porsche Malaysia.  (Yes!  Porsche Malaysia LOL) I explained to the assistance over the phone about the stucked reverse gear.  I was then told to wait for a return call and so we wait around 10mins.  She told us since our car is no longer under warranty then there won't be any free towing.  I was like WTF? come on, my insurance already covered free towing.  I don't care about the free towing.  I just want to know is it safe to tow the car in reverse gear!!!  Apparently the assistance is no help but thank goodness I called up QAF Porsche Service Advisor, Ira, and she contacted her supervisor and advised me what to do during the towing.

What a night!  We waited for the tow truck to arrive and now my lil Boxster is resting at QAF Eurokar Porsche.  Tomorrow I will be going to the showroom and have a chit chat to see what the heck is going on.  Hopefully is nothing major.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Car Spotting In Brunei - Porsche "???"

#credit to the new owner
#photo credit to the owner

Can you guess what cars hide beneath those 2 white wrapping?  It's a Porsche sports car.  I had already found out what both models are and yes it's been hidden already by Porsche Brunei.  Throw your answer on the comment section please!  I miss picking up a brand new Porsche from agent.  My car was partially wrapped when it arrived at the showroom.

**Answer at 3rd pic!!! 

Yeap thesee are the ultra rare and ultra track focus race breed Porsche 911 GT3-RS!!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Car Spotting In Brunei - Mercedes Benz AMG C63 Coupe

#credit to the owner
#credit to the photo owner

More AMG C63 goodness and this time around we have the Coupe version.  My friend sent this photo to me as this car is currently for sale.  Not sure about the price but damn it is good looking especially wrapped in my favorite color.  I am not sure what this bodykit so do let me know in the comment section! Kudos to the owner with the cool license plate as well!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Car Spotting In Brunei - AMG C63 Sedans

#photo credit to James!
#credit to the car owners!

Wow!  My friend spotted two generations of AMG C63 Sedans and both are in sinister black body color! Both have unique red color accent on its front grille.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Car Spotting In Brunei - Maserati and Lamborghiniii!

#photo credit : axtelwong

Awesome Maserati Gran Tourismo taking a shower at a car wash!

Another old but not forgotten bull lurking behind, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP500.  Not sure what color this is as it has two different shades!