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LAUNCH: VW unveils a new variant for Golf and Polo range in Singapore

June 7, 2010 Leave a comment

Currently sold in 1.4-litre and forced induced guises respectively, the new Polo and the Golf will have their product range lengthened by the compact 1.2-litre TSI engine.

And these mini displacement models from the German automaker couldn’t have found a better time to get themselves in the showrooms.

With the COE having rocketed to new heights in the last few months (there’s never going to be a good time to buy a car in Singapore. Never.), everyone has been quick to shelve whatever plans they had on purchasing that motor vehicle and are holding on to their current rides and for some of us, our EZLink cards.

So what do theses two models represent then? Read more…

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MONDAY SPOTLIGHT: Everyone crack that piggy bank!! Honda NSX up for adoption!

May 3, 2010 Leave a comment

There’s no better way to start the week for a car enthusiast than to see a pretty rare 1993 registered, V6-powered, pants-wetting, Honda NSX put up for adoption on local popular car website sgcarmart.

So here we were minding our own business and digging our way through the mass collection of email’s compiled over the weekend when I chanced upon an email from a sharp eyed (and evidently distracted) reader of ours who says he starts his day off browsing through the pages of Sgcarmart’s “Used Car” section and somehow felt obliged to tell the world about his finding.

From the last time I counted, there was a white, grey, red, yellow and blue.

Now, I hardly see any of them NSX’s on the roads! Read more…

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LAUNCH: Audi R8 V10 Spyder

April 27, 2010 2 comments

With the Audi Fashion Festival 2010 kicking off, the German brand has taken the chance to pair up their recent car launches with the highly-anticipated event.

First it was the TT RS.

Now they’ve unveiled the Audi R8 Spyder, the long awaited model that completes the R8 line, at a muted down press-only reveal today afternoon.

Perched on an elevated circular stage and covered in a colour I can only describe as “an-oil-effect-on-aluminium-foil” (if someone knows what it’s called, please do enlighten us under comments), we were treated to another gem of an advertisement for the Spyder from the boys at Audi before three (really hot) models participating in the Audi Fashion Festival Red Carpet event tonight pulled the cover off the car. Read more…

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Beijing Auto Show Coverage: Volkswagen finally releases details and pictures of their brand new Phaeton limousine

April 26, 2010 Leave a comment

The understated limousine that was the brainchild of then chairman of the VW Group, Ferdinand Piëch, has finally seen a freshen up for the year 2010!

So it’s really not a full replacement model but rather a facelift. But unlike other lame attempts at these facelifts, the limo actually gets quite a bit of kit added to it both inside and out.

Come to think about it, we’re lucky there’s a handful of people in Singapore who were brave enough to break away from the pack and invest their money in something understated. Something not a ‘at-least-three-at-any-traffic-light’ Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7 Series. Read more…

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Beijing Auto Show Coverage: Introducing the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SV China Limited Edition

April 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Limited to only ten cars worldwide, the car, as beautiful as it is, seems to be another one of those meaningless limited editions designed to attract rich old men shopping around for a bragging accessory more than anything else.

What’s more, not only does the car come with it’s own numerical serial number plate attached on the inside, it also has the name of its owner on it – instantly stamping its seal of self-indulgence.

Now with the car having its own special edition for the Chinese market, it makes it the second (it should be accurate…we haven’t been keeping count though) supercar brand to do so – first being Ferrari with that Great Wall of China design it had on a 612 last year. Not the best looking edition but hey, what do we know right? Read more…

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April 21, 2010 Leave a comment

Just when you thought you were having a wretched week….we’re pretty sure what you’ve got aching your neck isn’t half as bad as what the driver of this car must be feeling.

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BREAKING NEWS: Singapore’s very first Ford Focus RS unit has already been delivered!

April 19, 2010 2 comments

And it’s in blue!

Early on Friday morning, those who follow us on Twitter (follow us!! @burning_rubber) thought I was pulling your leg when I said I saw an RS blow off a road-hogging Hyundai Sonata taxi near the Tanglin area.

To clear all doubt, I made a coupla calls (sent one text over facebook) to someone within Ford and….

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