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ORGASM OF THE WEEK #1

October 28, 2009 3 comments

Every week from this week we’re going to be having the “Orgasm of the week”. Basically a picture or a series of pictures that we think has the ability to wet your pants and not in a bad way.

This week it’s the Mansory GT63! Read more…

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NEWS: The world loses a Koenigsegg CCX

October 22, 2009 5 comments

Don’t people have better things to do than to crash (other people’s) supercars ?

enzo-crashThe first I remember reading about was the Red Enzo that a Swede crashed and sliced into half while dragging with an SLR on a Malibu highway. The crash then led investigators to the Swede’s criminal ties with the Swedish mafia and his exploits as a con-artists while indulging himself in the odd kidnapping and drug smuggling act. Read more…

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NEWS: Kia Motors posts 40.4% increase in September global sales

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Kia Motors Corporation announced today its global sales figures for passenger cars (export sales, domestic sales, and sales from overseas plants), recreational vehicles (RVs), and commercial vehicles for September 2009, recording a total of 155,223 units sold.

Kia Soul assembly lineThis figure represents a year-on-year increase of 40.4%.

Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in every region, including China (25,356 units sold, a 130.3% year-on-year increase), Korea (39,006 units, a 60.4% year-on-year increase), Europe (36,037 units, a 27.6% year-on-year increase), North America (26,138 units sold, a 23.6% year-on-year increase) and general markets (28,686 units sold, an 11.0% year-on-year increase).

Cumulatively, through the first nine months of 2009, Kia’s global sales increased by 11.8% year-on-year and reached 1,187,795 units. The Chinese market experienced the highest gain with 166,869 units sold to date, representing a 48.3% increase. Read more…

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NEWS: Hummer’s fate sealed by Chinese construction company

October 10, 2009 Leave a comment

GM, working to cut its U.S. brand count in half as it recovers from bankruptcy, today completed an agreement to sell the Hummer SUV brand to China’s Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Co. Ltd

108_7_lThe companies did not disclose financial terms in announcing the deal. News reports Thursday said Tengzhong would pay $150 million.

The accord moves GM a step forward in its effort to remake itself by selling brands it had taken on over the past two decades. Last week, a deal to sell Saturn to Penske Automotive Group collapsed a day before it was expected to close. Read more…

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INTEREST: Want to save the earth? Get rid of speed humps

October 9, 2009 Leave a comment

‘Smart’ speed bumps being developed in Mexicospeedtopper

Speed bumps are so common in Mexico (as in Singapore) that residents sometimes decorate them for the holidays, painting “Happy New Year” or “Happy Independence Day.” One rock band, The Sam-Sam, even has dedicated a song to them.

Yet concerns over the environment — and the utter annoyance of having to brake and accelerate frequently — have prompted one Mexican state government to embrace a “smart” speed bump that could make driving smoother, without sacrificing safety.

The government of Mexico state, the populous state that surrounds Mexico City on three sides, sees enough promise in it that it is providing grant money and legal help to get the invention patented in Mexico and abroad. Read more…

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LAUNCH: Alfa Romeo joins the automotive circus in Leng Kee Road

October 8, 2009 Leave a comment

Passionate Alfa fans gathered at Teban Gardens to convoy down to the new showroom together in a spectacular display of Alfas past and present2302_9_l

Alfa Romeo today celebrated the opening of their newest showroom located at 11 Leng Kee Road, in the heart of Singapore’s automotive district. Renovated to reflect the passion and spirit of motoring that is at the heart of the Alfa brand, the showroom will play host to some of the industry’s most beautiful cars in addition to a very select range of Alfa Romeo merchandise and collectibles. Read more…

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