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  • Priced from RM 2.2m, Porsche 911 Turbo S lands in Malaysia! AWD, 650 PS, 800 Nm

    Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) has today unveiled the latest in the long line of 911 flagships, the Porsche 911 Turbo S. Porsches rear-engined, all-wheel-drive, all-weather supercar starts from RM 2,235,463 (OTR without insurance, with SST discount). Better hurry, then.Powering the latest 992-generation 911 Turbo S is an all-new 3.8-litre, twin turbocharged flat-six engine, delivering 650 PS and 800 Nm. Porsches latest and greatest also gets a bespoke 8-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox (P

    Jason

    Jason

    Apr 12, 2021

  • 2021 (992) Porsche 911 GT3 available for pre-order in Malaysia; 510 PS, 6:59 Nurburgring lap time

    This is the 2021 (992) Porsche 911 GT3 and its available for pre-order in Malaysia. It’s made with the same recipe as before, with a stratospheric 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated flat-six engine and various aerodynamic trickery to make you go faster.How fast are we talking about?If you get into the PDK (dual-clutch transmission) version, it can do 0-100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and charge forwards all the way to 318 km/h. As for the manual version, it would depend on how fast you can shift, but P

    Shaun

    Shaun

    Feb 17, 2021

  • What are the most expensive cars launched in 2020?

    2020 is quite a challenging year but as the saying goes, the show must go on. And went on it did as Malaysia saw around 80 models launched this year.Despite movement restrictions for almost the whole year, that is still an impressive number all things considered. But while we have a list featuring 15 of the most important cars of the year, this time, we’re going to focus on most expensive cars that were launched in 2020.We’ll focus on 10 and some might have been sold out by the time

    CY Foong

    CY Foong

    Dec 19, 2020

  • Porsche says no to full-electric Porsche 911, but a hybrid is possible

    Porsche CEO, Oliver Blume, has confirmed that the Porsche 911 will never become a fully electric car. The reason being that the 911 platform has been optimised for the Internal Combustion Engine, not an electric system. However, a hybrid Porsche 911, might just become a reality.In a phone interview with European media, CEO Oliver Blume said "In the future for the 911, there are good ideas for a special kind of hybrid, a very performance-oriented hybrid, where we use, for example, a 400-volt

    Arif

    Arif

    Nov 10, 2020

  • 3D-printed pistons for Porsche 911 GT2 RS, new business opportunities for Porsche

    In a recent roundtable discussion with Frank Ickinger (Senior Engineer Advance Engineering at Porsche AG), we had the opportunity to learn more about Porsche’s 3D-printed pistons for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. Yes, metal alloys can be 3D-printed now.Although the technology application is for small series productions, it does create new business opportunities for Porsche. Three innovation clusters emerge with it.The 3D printing technology is the joint work of Porsche AG, Mahle GmbH, and Trumpf

    Arif

    Arif

    Aug 7, 2020

  • DCT vs torque converter, which is your preferred transmission?

    Back in the early 90s, if you wanted to buy a performance car, you’d most probably choose the manual transmission option. The equivalent automatic option was probably heavier, slower-reacting, and had higher fuel consumption.My own uncle once told me back then, “In a sprint, my manual car would always be faster and more accelerative versus an automatic.” Those words stuck with me.Fast forward to today, and self-shifting transmissions have gotten so good, no human input could po

    Jason

    Jason

    Jul 24, 2020

  • Hans Mezger: Iconic Porsche engineer dies, aged 90

    Hans Mezger, the man synonymous with Porsche flat-6 engines, has passed away at the age of 90. He was singularly responsible for so many iconic Porsche engines, so much so that subsequent road-going 911 models (most recently the 996 and 997 generations) were distinguished by whether or not they had a 'Mezger' heart. You know you've done something right when engines are named after you, albeit unofficially.Mezger's first Le Mans-winning car, the 917Herr Mezger was handpi

    Jason

    Jason

    Jun 12, 2020

  • RM 1 million more than a Porsche 911 GT3, is the 911 Speedster the one for you?

    The Porsche 911 (991) Speedster is now available in Malaysia. It can be yours if you part ways with RM 2.7m, and that's before options.What's the Speedster all about?Think of it as a 911 GT3 with a manual roof and lots of carbon fibre. Yes, the roof mechanism in a RM 2.7m car is manually operated.Here’s a tidbit, the original intention was for the Speedster to have no roof at all. The concept car didn’t have a roof, only a tonneau cover.But Porsche thought it needed a ro

    Shaun

    Shaun

    Jun 4, 2020

  • Porsche 911 (991) Speedster launching in Malaysia tomorrow

    Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), the official importer and distributor of Porsche models in Malaysia, will be virtually unveiling the Porsche 911 (991) Speedster tomorrow, 2 June 2020 at 8:00 pm on Porsche Malaysia's social media platforms.The Speedster is a send-off to the 991 generation, a last hurrah if you will. It is essentially a topless GT3 and shares the atmospheric 4.0-litre flat-six engine that sings to 9,000 rpm. And it actually makes a tad more power than t

    Shaun

    Shaun

    Jun 1, 2020

  • The Porsche 911 (992) is now available with a manual transmission in Europe

    When the 992 generation Porsche 911 was first revealed, there were no manual transmission option available globally and it was a sign of manual transmissions becoming obsolete. However, less than a year later, Porsche announced the option for a manual for it in the US. Now, the manual is available for the 911 Carrera S in Europe along with other updates.First things first, the 911 Carrera S and 4S is now available with the aforementioned manual gearbox over in Europe at no extra cost. 

    Shaun

    Shaun

    Apr 28, 2020