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Mazda 3 TCR race car revealed

The Mazda 3 Touring Car Racing (TCR) is the latest addition to Mazda’s motorsports program, which will hit the racetrack in 2020.Information on specifications are scarce but what we do know is that power comes from a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, making 350 horses mated to a 6-speed transmission with paddle shifters.The designers have spent countless hours to ensure that the Mazda 3 TCR is compliant with all TCR regulations and flows with the smooth lines on the Mazda 3, retain

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 4, 2019

Want to e-race? Join Alex Yoong’s Axle Sports simulator race competition

After last year’s successful debut of eRacing GP’s online competitions, Axle Sports will be returning with Global Edition 5, the latest season of the online racing series, on 3 April 2021.With the aim to elevate the competitive level among its participants, Axle Sports intends to upgrade its quadruple-based championship by exhibiting renowned powered race cars for each of its race categories - Gold, Silver, Bronze and Copper.Under the Gold and Silver categories, drivers will be steer

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 3, 2021

Will TGR's Toyota Vios race against HMRT’s Honda City at the 2021 Sepang 1,000 km race?

At yesterday’s launch of the Toyota GR Yaris and Toyota Vios GR Sport, UMW Toyota Motor also announced its plans for the 2021 season 4 of its Vios one-make race series Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Festival.The highlight of yesterday’s announcement was the inclusion of the Sepang 1,000 km (S1K) into its racing calendar. The 9-hour endurance race will be known as the Vios Endurance Cup.This is not the first time UMW Toyota Motor has fielded a factory-backed team in S1K. Last year, the com

Hans

Hans

Dec 18, 2020

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera launched in Malaysia – 007’s new race car from RM 1.2 million

Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur appears to be on a roll of car launches these past few weeks. First, there was the Vantage with a homage to a caped crusader and this was followed by a brightly coloured DBX.Now, Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur has launched its fastest production car, the beautiful DBS Superleggera, and it comes with a cool coat of green called Pentland Green.It’s a different name but it has a similar vibe as the classic British Racing Green as seen on many legendary British racing cars

CY Foong

CY Foong

Dec 1, 2020

Wanna race in this Honda City Hatchback? It’ll cost you RM 145k!

The Honda City Hatchback is definitely turning heads with its design. Whether you think it looks like a certain three-star badged premium hatchback or not, the replacement to the Jazz is one of the most anticipated cars to be launched this year.But if you wondered how would a track-focused City Hatchback look like, Grand Prix International, the organiser of the 2021 Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS 2021) has produced this special City Hatchback made for the circuit.The track-ready hatchbac

CY Foong

CY Foong

Mar 26, 2021

Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival sets an exciting race weekend at Bandar Malaysia

The Bandar Malaysia track is one of the fastest and longest ever constructed for the series. It features 20 corners and two long straights, the longest being 600 meters.It sets the stage for fastest street racing action so far in three seasons of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival. Higher speeds bring higher risks and that makes for an entertaining spectacle.For those unfamiliar with the Vios Racing Challenge, there are three categories: Sporting Class, Super Sporting Class, and Pro

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 11, 2019

Honda Civic Type R's boss Kakinuma joins Super Taikyu race

If you didnt know this already, the FK8 Civic Type R is one of the best - if not the best - hot hatch anywhere. It is a personal favourite of mine. Its amazingly refined when it needs to be, but morphs into a scalpel-sharp driving experience when you turn the wick up. Safe to say, the development team got this cars tuning absolutely spot on. That said, it seems that Honda isnt content to rest on its laurels. After all, one can always strive to scale greater heights. With that, Honda has announce

Jason

Jason

Feb 27, 2021

The 2020 Sepang 1,000 km (S1K) race has been cancelled

Sepang International Circuit (SIC) has announced that the 2020 edition of the Sepang 1,000 km (S1K) race has been cancelled due to the current Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) and tighter SOPs for sporting events.Citing the permitted number of participants exceeds the amount allowed by the government, the 2020 edition of the Sepang 1,000 km race was originally scheduled to commence from 27-November to 29-November.SIC says that view public health and safety as a serious matter and decide

Eric

Eric

Nov 7, 2020

2004 Proton Satria R3 1.8, Race Rally Research’s first-ever star

Established in 2003, Race Rally Research, better known as R3, is Proton’s official performance and motorsports division.Proton R3's founding team membersHeadquartered in Proton’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Shah Alam, R3 does more than just cosmetic accessories or sport rims, as they have the desire to achieve the same status like what NISMO is for Nissan and STI for Subaru.Because of that, the team at Proton R3 felt that they needed to come out with a complete tuned-up car wit

Eric

Eric

Jun 11, 2020

How the Proton Saga and Iriz grew up to become race cars

Remember that time when we witnessed a Proton Saga R3 racecar chase down an FD2R? Well Proton’s R3 team is proud to show to us just how the car was built.In a brand new web-series, the Proton R3 team explains that all the R3 cars started out as normal cars built for the roads.Engineers would pick a car from the line-up and strip it down to its bare basics before fitting the car up with circuit racing requirements like roll cages and six-point harness seatbelt.We’ve already been

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 8, 2019

What happened at the Nurburgring 24h before the Toyota Corolla Altis won the race? Watch this!

As you know, the Toyota Corolla Altis created history by winning the 2020 ADAC 24 Hours of Nurburgring’s SP3 class recently. Now, watch how the Toyota Gazoo Racing Motorsport Thailand (TGRMT) team won the race in this special YouTube video!Did you know that the race was red-flagged halfway through due to heavy downpour? The video even documented what were the biggest obstacles the team faced during the race and even the precautions the team members had to do to protect themselves from the

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 7, 2020

Watch a Kia EV6 GT drag race against supercars from Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren

Weve long established that electric cars are the way forward, although there are always naysayers. Well, the naysayers wont like watching this: A Kia EV6 GT electric car going toe to toe with some of the worlds fastest supercars. Watch as Kias latest and greatest battle it out in a drag race against renowned performance cars like the Lamborghini Urus, Ferrari California T, McLaren 570S, Porsche 911 and Mercedes AMG GT. Fast cars in their own right.Can the Kia EV6 GT, or will it end up with egg o

Jason

Jason

Apr 18, 2021

Michael Schumacher's son Mick to race for Haas F1 team in 2021

It’s official! Mick Schumacher has secured a race seat in Formula 1! The 21-year-old will be racing for the Haas F1 team alongside Russian driver, Nikita Mazepin.The young drivers will form the all-new line-up for the American outfit, replacing current duo Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen.Schumacher is currently leading the ongoing Formula 2 Championship season by 14 points, winning 2 races among 10 podiums. Mazepin, meanwhile, sits third in the championship with 2 wins in the bag as we

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 2, 2020

This is ZTH’s Tom Goh's new car for Toyota Gazoo Racing Malaysia’s Vios Challenge Cup

Our fellow media friend Tom Goh from zerotohundred.com will once again be participating in Season 4 of the Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Malaysia Vios Challenge. Once again, Tom will be racing in car #33, in the mid-tier Sporting Class, under Team S&D Tama Motorsports.S&D Tama, better known as Toyota Penang, is a Japanese Toyota dealer that has expanded to Malaysia. It’s the local arm of Netz Toyota Tama, which has been operating in Japan for nearly 60 years.Livery is prepared by Motor

Hans

Hans

Mar 26, 2021

GR Yaris too expensive? Here's a cheaper, track-focused Toyota Yaris Cup Car

Over the past couple of weeks, the Toyota GR Yaris stole much of the Internet’s limelight and rightfully so. Brilliant car it may be, but with a price tag that hovers around the RM 300k mark, it’s not something for the average car buyer out there.Enter the Japan-only Toyota Yaris Cup Car. Yes, it may lack the GR badging like its 3-door sibling, but there’s still much to love about this up-and-coming race car.For starters, the little Yaris Cup Car is fitted, from the factory, wi

Eric

Eric

Jan 22, 2021

You can buy a WRC specs VW Polo rally car, but not a Golf. Here’s why.

There is a WRC spec Volkswagen Polo on sale for rally fans! The Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 is a product of Volkswagen Motorsport as they prepared for their return to rallying in the WRC2 category.If you’re wondering if the car is road legal, yes, it is legal to be driven on the road. The Polo GTI R5 is a rally car built to attract buyers rather than a championship winning car.Developing a car under the strict restrictions of WRC is tough enough, but to create a car fit for both WRC but ha

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 19, 2019

How Honda Sensing Elite achieved what Audi failed in L3 driverless car race

While Malaysia was caught up in the hype of the Perodua Ativa’s launch last week, the international press was focused on the launch of the new Honda Legend hybrid, now with Honda Sensing Elite technology - the world’s first road legal Level 3 (L3) autonomous driving car. Honda Sensing Elite is a step up from the current Honda Sensing, which in Malaysia, is fitted to the Honda Civic, CR-V, Accord, Odyssey, and later this month, the City RS (minus Low Speed Follow).While Honda Sensing

Hans

Hans

Mar 8, 2021

Stuck at home during MCO? Here’s a list of awesome car movies to binge on!

In case you missed it, the whole of Malaysia except Sarawak will be observing the Movement Control Order (MCO) until 4 February 2021. While we can’t show our love for our cars by driving them, we can always sooth our souls with some car related action movies. Here’s a list of car movies that you can binge on during the lockdown! The rather mainstream films (No Fast and Furious movies included)Need for SpeedIf you’re looking for something to kick start your weekend, then Need f

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 23, 2021

6 model ikonik dari divisyen prestasi Proton, Race Rally Research (R3)

Race.Rally.Research atau lebih dikenali sebagai R3 adalah divisyen prestasi Proton yang ditubuhkan pada tahun 2003.Permulaan terawal R3 pada tahun 2003.Dilahirkan oleh minat untuk kenderaan berprestasi tinggi, Proton R3 mengkhususkan diri dalam penyelidikan, pengembangan dan pengeluaran kereta lumba dan rali, kereta jalan raya R3 edisi terhad dan aksesori & alat ganti R3.Bukan calang-calang Proton R3 ni sebenarnya. Sejak tahun 2003, mereka telah mengambil bahagian dan memenangi beberapa acar

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Jun 8, 2020

While Malaysia dithers, Thailand and Indonesia have overtaken Malaysia in EV race

As recent as 2017, Malaysia was the leading country in the ASEAN region for electrified vehicles.We were the first in the region to assemble plug-in hybrid vehicles and for several years, Malaysia was among BMW’s top-five largest markets in the world for plug-in hybrid models, behind USA, UK, Japan, and China. Thanks to generous tax rebates for locally-assembled energy efficient vehicles (EEVs), Malaysia was, at one time adopting plug-in hybrid vehicles faster than Germany,

Hans

Hans

Sep 30, 2019

Mercedes-AMG GT R F1 safety car gets colourful new look

After months of delay due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Formula 1 season is set to return this weekend in Austria. While fans can’t wait to see the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, and Max Verstappen returning to the track, there is one important car that helps to keep things under control when there’s an accident on the track or when the weather is bad, and that's the safety car.Mercedes-AMG has been the official safety car manufacturer for nearly 25 y

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jul 3, 2020

Feeling artsy? Here’s some car-themed arts and crafts

Are you and/or your kids are bored during this Movement Control Order (MCO)? Why not unleash your inner creativity and get yourself and/or the kids busy with a selection of car-themed arts and crafts? We’ve gone thru car manufacturers’ social media and found which brands are offering the chance to design or colour your dream car. Get your Photoshop or Illustrator ready, or print these up and start grinding!Nissan’s #DrawDrawDrawNissan is offering over 24 visual from their compa

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Apr 26, 2020

Honda Civic FK8 Type R Limited Edition on 2020 World Touring Car safety patrol duty

This Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition has been appointed the Official Safety Car of the FIA World Touring Car Championship for the 2020 season.The limited-edition Type R was unveiled earlier this year at JAS Motorsport HQ in Milan. JAS Motorsport is Honda’s long-term motorsport collaborator and official partner.Painted in a resplendent livery featuring the “Sunlight Yellow” colour, the Type R Limited Edition Safety Car is 47 kg lighter than the GT-specification Type R.In addi

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 30, 2020

What cars do rally legends buy? A WRC rally car of course

Do you ever wonder, what kind of cars do racing legends contend themselves with? More often than not, you'd think that they will buy cars they used to race in. And you'd be correct. Take for example, one Nicky Grist who purchased a racer he had fond memories of, the Toyota Celica GT-Four ST185. No, not a replica, an actual car that participated in the World Rally Championship (WRC) in 1992.Juha Kankkunen & Nicky Grist, WRC-winning partnership in 1993By now you'd be asking, Nicky

Jason

Jason

Jul 12, 2020

Mod My Car:  Shopping for a niche 15-year old car - My Subaru Impreza WRX STI

** This article is the personal experience of a 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Timothy Tam↓↓↓ Press Here To Share Your Story ↓↓↓I first fell in love with JDMs back in 2003, fuelled by 2 Fast 2 Furious and Need For Speed: Underground. I used to spend hours on end customizing my cars on NFS:U and always wanted to own one of them one day, with the Skyline R34, Evo and Impreza being my favourites. Fast forward 15 y

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 21, 2020

This is your chance to own Proton's best car, the Proton Satria R3!

Limited to just 150 units, the 2004 Proton Satria R3 isn’t something you find in a regular used car lot.Keep in mind that each and every unit of the Satria R3 received a number of improvements over the regular Satria, including a double-stitch welded chassis, retuned suspension, stronger brakes, and a tad bit more power. We've explained before why the Satria R3 is such a big deal here.But once in a blue moon (like now), a unit does surface for sale.As seen on Mudah, a seller

Eric

Eric

Jun 22, 2020

Pablo Escobar’s 1974 Porsche 911 RSR is up for sale for $2.2 million

If you haven’t heard of Pablo Escobar, then here’s a quick history lesson. Escobar is the wealthiest criminal in history and was viewed as a Robin Hood-like figure by residents in his town. With that amount of wealth, you can expect the man to have a stable full of epic cars. One of those cars, a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR IROC race car, is on sale.The asking price of the car? An eye-watering $2.2 million!As its name suggests, the 911 was used in the now-defunct International R

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 17, 2021

Bromance between Presidents of Toyota and Mazda runs deep, exchange letters revealed

Toyota and Mazda are two very different car companies. Toyota is a corporate giant, the world’s largest car maker that makes everything from commercial vans, to sedans for Japanese salaryman to large SUVs and minivans for American families. Mazda on the other hand, sells just one tenth of Toyota’s volume, and only wants to build cars for people who love cars.Which other car company boss is like this?At the same time, Toyota is undergoing a rapid change in character. Its President Aki

Hans

Hans

Sep 11, 2020

Cute cat in a car: Fur-nando Kotetu’s F1 debut!

Watch out, Alonso - this cat won’t go easy on you.With an air of pure nonchalance (he doesn’t even look at his race engineer) that only the top drivers have, Kotetu the cat managed to complete a lap of Fuji Speedway, at times pushing the machine to the absolute limit.Such incredible driving skills have attracted worldwide media attention and we’ve heard he might drive the Lamborghini Huracan Purrformante next!Ever the thrill seeker, Kotetu also likes to ride roller coasters and

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jul 11, 2020

Toyota Vios Challenge Round 3: ZTH’s Tom Goh narrowly misses out on P1 finish

Last weekend’s Toyota Vios Challenge was probably the most intense of the season. Sunday’s weekend ending Race 2 of the third round of Toyota’s one-make race series took place at the make shift street circuit at Batu Kawan Stadium in Penang.Saturday’s Race 1 ended with Hayden Haikal, Kenneth Koh, and Adam Khalid taking the top-3 positions in the Sporting Class while in the Super Sporting Class, Tengku Djan Ley took top spot, followed by Mark Darwin and Brendan Paul Anthon

Hans

Hans

Feb 17, 2020