Category: Videos & Reviews
This is it, finally, we have a proper SNF TV show!
This month, covering SNF 7 highlights, focusing on 2 of the top drivers from FF Festival category: Raul Ariola in his turbo EG Coupe, and Ali ProDrag and his controversial EK Civic. Also the highlight was rapper Altimet’s performance, and we get some great words with the man himself!
Be sure to watch this one, an entertaining show produced by Ignition.my and our fabulous video-dude Ronald Yeo!
SNF Karnival on 10 Dec 2011 is going to be the Big One! Featuring performances by Estranged, One Buck Short, and Rollin Sixers; Hot Air Balloon rides; RC drifting; AutoSalon; and all sorts of fun activities and entertainment!
We have a new look for SNF videos, focusing on the competitors as well as the action! If you’re a Leona fan, then well there’s a lot of Leona in our video of SNF round 6!
Rising environmental awareness and burgeoning petrol prices have spurned many consumers to search for alternative and affordable means of transport, and in the past few years hybrid vehicles have gained high media interest, more so attributed to celebrities such as Cameron Diaz and Leonardo DiCaprio being seen plodding around Hollywood in them!
The Government must be lauded for introducing greater incentives for end-users to run hybrid vehicles thanks to its decision in the last Federal Budget to grant full excise duty exemptions on hybrid vehicles below 2000cc.
Honda Malaysia has been able to take full advantage of this, and has brought to us the 2nd-generation Honda Insight, the most affordable fully-imported vehicle currently available in Malaysia at only RM 98,000.00 on the road.
For less than six figures you get a well-built, thoughtfully-designed economical runabout vehicle suitable for the young Malaysian … Read More »
Speedworks have long been established as a premium-quality provider of tuning parts and kits for various cars, and with the introduction of the Proton Inspira, are one of the first on the scene with high-quality hop-ups that raise the performance of the standard car quite impressively.
I had the opportunity to take their Inspira 1.8 demonstrator for a whack over a few days, and upfront compared to stock car the improvements are very noticeable. Set-up with a K&N filter and Injection kit, coupled to a full Hot Bits extractor and exhaust system, power is up by 23hp to 150hp @ 6300rpm. Of particular interest is the torque output, now 182Nm which is what a good 2L engine puts out. This comes at 5500 rpm though, hinting at a revvy nature in order to make the most of the new pulling … Read More »
The PROTON Satria Neo R3 has just been launched, and there has been a lot of excitement surrounding the specifications and expectations. Think of it as an affordable Satria Neo R3 Lotus Racing, which was launched about a year ago.
Some of the hop-up specifications are familiar now: R3 carbon-fibre airbox, 272 degree performance camshaft profiles, exhaust system, and recalibrated programmable ECU. And some of the improvements are new: R3-design 16 inch wheels mated to Bridgestone RE001 205/45 tyres, R3 performance springs, 400C fast-road brake pads, new R3 front splitter (which looks fabulous!), R3-design red / gun-metal interior with new, lower buckets seats.
The exterior styling is very aggressive but done in good taste, and it comes in one colour: Fire Red with black roof, and dark titanium strips. As a whole, the package looks fantastic and on paper promises much. Yet … Read More »
Speedworks have made bolt-on turbo kits seem so simple, but there’s definitely nothing simple about their Myvi 1.3 turbo kit that we tested: 136hp and 174Nm torque. The torque more than anything provides an incredible surge of acceleration, yet the result is so smooth that you can cruise down the highway at speeds that would leave other Myvis gasping for air.
We thought it was such an incredible day-to-day car that we put it through our usual Hillclimb route, and also the rigours of Sepang! It excelled in the twisty mountain trail, but if you’d want to take it tracking often we’d recommend some upgraded brakes.
In the end, we were left incredibly impressed. For a day-to-day runabout that can (sort of) cover more hardcore exuberant driving, and all for just RM 7,600, the Speedworks Myvi Turbo is a fabulous achievement!