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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

BMW M2 CS Racing gets its own endurance racing class

Following the successful start of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) last week, the next event will see teams having more opportunities to compete, thanks to the introduction of the new BMW M2 CS Racing VLN class. This marks the second BMW-only racing class in the NLS, in addition to the BMW M240i Racing Cup. With the introduction of this new class, BMW M Customer Racing continues the tradition of providing opportunities for drivers and teams to break into racing through production

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jul 6, 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

Now you can purchase your dream Toyota online too

After Nissan and Subaru announced their online showroom program to adapt with the current extended Movement Control Order (MCO), it’s time for UMW Toyota Motor to follow similar business module. Now you can view and purchase your dream Toyota model with a dedicated online showroom page on their website.The way it works is similar too, just fill and submit the online form with the relevant information, and a dedicated Toyota’s Sales Advisor will be in touch with you as soon as possibl

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Apr 14, 2020

The carbon-fibre dream dies with the BMW i8

This article is contributed by the former editor of Malaysian Evo magazine, Daniel Wong, who currently resides in Australia. You can find more of his musings and articles on the motoring world at The Motor Muse.Is there anything sexier to car enthusiasts than carbon-fibre? Our knees get weak at the mention that something in the car is made of the stuff. Even if it is just the sticker motif on our dashboards. Hey, it adds 50 horsepower, according to the infallible wisdom of th

Daniel

Daniel

Jul 7, 2020

Purchase your dream Nissan through virtual showroom

Looking to purchase your dream Nissan but can’t do so thanks to the extended Movement Control Order (MCO)? Now you can do so online as Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) has introduced its virtual showroom to cater to consumers' inquiries relating to vehicle purchases.All you need to do is visit their website and submit an online form or request for vehicle booking arrangements, which will direct you to their dedicated Nissan sales representative within 24 hours.If you fancy a test drive ri

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Apr 13, 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

Audi pulls out of DTM racing series, upsets BMW

The Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) is a premier GT racing series based in Germany, racing a silhouette race car that's based on a mass-produced road car since the year 2000. The series used to consists mainly of the big-3 premium German manufacturers, namely Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.In DTM 19 year's history, Audi has won a total of 7 DTM championship.However, the DTM series has seen a steady decline, evident by a shock withdrawal from Mercedes-Benz in 2017, leaving only BMW and Au

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 6, 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

Toyota Gazoo Racing to kick off Season 3 in September

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd has announced that the Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Festival will return for its third season this September.As before, the Toyota Vios-only racing series will feature three categories - Promotional class for local celebrities, Sporting for amateur, and Super Sporting for professional racing drivers. By having all drivers competing in identical cars, the TGR series is a true measure of one’s driving talent. Teams/drivers are only allowed to alter the car&rsq

Robert

Robert

Jul 29, 2019

Did you know that Magneto races for Proton in Le Mans? No, not our Proton

Michael Fassbender, the man that we all know better as the “young” Magneto, will be making his European Le Mans racing debut this year in the customer squad with the Proton Competition team, a German based Le Mans Racing team (nothing to do with Proton Holdings). And Porsche has documented his entire journey in the second season of Road to Le Mans.Fassbender in the first season of Road to Le MansRoad to Le Mans is a web series first launched last year to document the Hollyw

Jerrica

Jerrica

Sep 10, 2020

Throwback: Proton Satria Neo R3 Lotus Racing Edition, R3's final hurrah

19 hp & 18 Nm increase from the R3 tuned 1.6 CPS engine Only 25 units made priced at RM 115k each back in the day Came with Nappa leather seats from factoryIf there is a name that is as iconic as the Proton Saga would be the Satria. A three-door hatchback that spanned from 1994 to 2015 across two generations.During the heydays of Proton R3 (Race, Rally, Research), Proton’s own in-house racing development arm, the Proton R3 team made some highly limited, mean machines that tu

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Sep 20, 2019

New 2020 Toyota Vios to add Gazoo Racing variant, launching in December

If you’ve been following our posts, you would’ve known by now that UMW Toyota Motor is expected to launch a new 2020 Toyota Vios facelift in December. You wouldn’t expect the company to sit idly while watching the all-new 2020 Honda City and 2020 Nissan Almera muscle into its territory right?Wheel to wheel, door to door racing doesn't get anymore intense than this - everyone in equal cars, driving skills is the only differentiating factorAs a follow up to that, we have rece

Hans

Hans

Oct 21, 2020

ZTH's Tom Goh to aim for another victory at Gazoo Racing Festival in Penang

Founder of Zerotohundred.com, Tom Goh, currently has 28 points in the Sporting Class standings. Representing S&D Tama Motorsports, he took home his first-ever victory at the previous race weekend in Bandar Malaysia.Held at Stadium Batu Kawan from 15-16 February 2020, Tom will be defending his lead in the second to last race of Season 3. The season will reach its conclusion in April at the Sepang International Circuit."As representative for S&D Tama Toyota Penang, this week

Shaun

Shaun

Feb 14, 2020

Owner Review: First time owning an Euro car - My Mercedes-Benz C200

** This article is the personal experience of a 2014 Mercedes-Benz W204 C200 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Aaron YapThe Mercedes-Benz W204 C200 is the first Euro car I have ever owned – prior to this, it was all JDM and Local. I picked up this gem of a car in 2019, as a replacement to my tired Proton Saga BLM. The other options that we were mulling over included the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45. Eventually, after lots of discussions and searching, we sett

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 18, 2020

Tengku Djan wants you to get ready for Season 4 of Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival Malaysia

After a year-long, pandemic-enforced hiatus, the Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival in Malaysia can finally make a return. Mark your calendar folks, season 4 of Toyotas one-make-race is upon us. There will be a total of 6 race weekends, from March all the way till November of 2021.The season-opening round 1 will be held at our very own Sepang International Circuit, from 26-28 March 2021 (that will be next weekend). Tune in to see an array of top-class racing drivers pit their skills against each other

Jason

Jason

Mar 19, 2021

Video: Why is Zerotohundred racing in a Toyota Vios?!

Zerotohundred.com is an automotive enthusiast site most popularly known for its automotive forum in the early days of the internet.Look up ZTH on Instagram and YouTube, you’ll be treated with adrenaline-pumping content from the all-new Toyota GR Supra to Ferraris.However, this weekend (9 – 10 November 2019), founder of ZTH, Tom Goh will be behind the wheel of a Toyota Vios for the Season 3 Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival Toyota Vios one-make series.We caught up with Tom to find out why

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Nov 9, 2019

Police officers under investigation for drag racing their Dodge Chargers

The Dallas County Sheriff Office is currently facing an unusual, and rather massive, dilemma following a viral video of 2 police cars drag racing on one of Dallas’ most popular drag strips.Two deputy sheriffs from Dallas County, Texas are currently facing charges for unauthorised drag racing with their Dodge Charger patrol vehicles on the popular drag racing strip Yello Belly in Grand Prairie, Texas.According to the Sheriff Office, they had no knowledge of the drag race until they saw

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 10, 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

How much of the Ford Ranger Raptor is inspired by racing technology?

The Ford Ranger Raptor has been on sale in Malaysia since the start of 2019, and by now, many would know that the Ranger Raptor is inspired by desert racing trucks and is a watered-down version of the bigger F-150 Raptor. But how much of the Ranger Raptor is inspired by racing technology? Quite a lot.Starting from the looks, the Ranger Raptor sports vented discs all around the truck for heavy-duty cooling. It also has a much thicker steel underbody guard (approximately 2.33 mm thick), fender ext

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 26, 2020

Imbau Kembali: Proton Satria Neo R3 Lotus Racing Edition, sentuhan R3 yang terakhir

Selain Proton Saga, Proton Satria juga merupakan ikon dalam jenama Proton. Ia telah wujud dari tahun 1994 hingga 2015.Sewaktu zaman kegemilangan Proton R3 (Race, Rally, Research), mereka telah membangunkan beberapa model terhad yang mempunyai keutuhan jiwa adrenalin.Kenderaan terakhir yang menerima pembangunan daripada R3 ialah Proton Satria Neo R3 Lotus Racing Edition. Hanya 25 unit sahaja yang dikeluarkan, dengan harga yang agak padu: RM 115,000. Untuk maklumat anda, Honda Civic 1.8 mempunyai

Faisal

Faisal

Sep 1, 2020

Owner Review: A Childhood Dream Fulfilled - How I Got My Honda Accord

** This article is the personal experience of a 2016 Honda Accord owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCarFacebook: Shawal AliMy Previous Encounter with the Honda AccordThe allure of large sedans is unquestionable. Unlike booted hatch or compact sedans with their weird looks to aide with practicality, large sedans do not need to sacrifice its looks for usability. Their strong muscular lines flows coherently from the front all the way to the back without needing to sac

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jun 30, 2020

6 steps to setting up your own racing simulator for less than RM 1k

Did you know that racing simulators or simulator rigs have been around since 2005? Whether if it is the Toyota Gazoo E-sports or the F1 Twitch Quartet, simulator games are making waves across the world. So, why not set up a gaming rig of your own? Heres our BM Editor Zamil trying to get the full experience!If you like to do-it-yourself instead of hiring someone to set up the rig for you, then here’s a 6-step guide to help you get started. David Perel, Blancpain GT 2017 ChampionTo start wit

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 20, 2021

Wet races and drama marks Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Challenge Season 4 opener

Racing is finally back on the menu as the Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Challenge kick-started its fourth season at Sepang International Circuit over the weekend (26th - 28th March 2021). And what a season opener it was - further dramafied by wet races and drivers who, as always, were not afraid to go all out. TGR Race Classification - New rookie classThis is the Super Sporting class - with Speedaddixs Hayden Haikal giving M7 Japan Project Teams Syafiq Ali a hard timeFor those of you tuning in to thi

Sanjay

Sanjay

Mar 29, 2021

Toyota perkenal Gazoo Racing Young Talent Development. Pupuk bakat tempatan jadi juara dunia!

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd telah mengumumkan pelancaran Gazoo Racing Young Talent Development (Program Pembangunan Bakat Muda Gazoo Racing) pada 23 September 2020 yang bertujuan untuk mengenal pasti dan memupuk bakat lumba muda Malaysia antara 14 dan 20 tahun yang beralih dari sukan go kart dan perlumbaan simulasi ke perlumbaan kereta saloon.Bakat-bakat muda tersebut adalah Mika Hakimi, 17 tahun dan Naquib Azlan, 20 tahun adalah bakat daripada perlumbaan simulasi. Selain itu Amer Harris, 17 t

Haris

Haris

Sep 24, 2020

The best Malaysian cars of all time

Perodua and Proton has been producing cars in Malaysia since the 80s and 90s and both brands also exported certain models overseas. Though most of our national cars of that era are known for their mediore quality and lacklustre engines, a few models left a lasting legacy. Here are the best cars that both Malaysian brands have ever rolled out.Perodua KelisaIf the VW Beetle is the people’s car in Germany, then the Perodua Kelisa is the people’s car in Malaysia before the Perodua M

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 22, 2020

Racing simulator – 6 langkah dan cara mudah untuk anda berlumba bawah RM 1,000!

Imej Perodua Myvi dari F.A.H. ArtWork.Adakah anda berhajat untuk memasuki trek Sepang tetapi tidak berani untuk jejak kaki di trek sebenar? Atau anda seorang kaki permainan video yang ingin mencuba benda baru? Takpun, anda dah bosan sangat duduk kat rumah disebabkan PKP?Baru ada feel pakai helmet dan racing gloves!Jika salah satu daripada persoalan ini timbul dalam minda anda, anda bertuah kerana saya sendiri adalah pengguna racing simulator ini sejak dari 2005, dan saya ingin kongsikan 6 langka

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Feb 20, 2021

Toyota Vios GR (Gazoo Racing), pengganti Toyota Vios TRD bakal hadir tahun 2020?

Toyota ViosSebelum ini, terdapat khabar angin yang mengatakan bahawa Toyota Vios bakal menerima facelift ringkas pada hujung tahun 2020. Tidak mahu diketepikan dari saingan Honda City 2020 serba baru dan Nissan Almera Turbo 2020 serba baru, Toyota Vios dikatakan bakal mengenakan facelift berdasarkan Toyota Yaris Ativ di Thailand.Kereta sama, pelumba berbeza. Baru betul skil!Sehubungan dengan itu, Toyota Vios 2020 facelift tersebut turut dilaporkan bakal menerima varian GR (Gazoo Racing). Ga

Haris

Haris

Oct 21, 2020

Perodua Myvi GR sebenar? Ini imej render Toyota Passo dengan gaya Gazoo Racing!

Perodua MyviPilihan varian berprestasi tinggi oleh pengeluar sememangnya menjadi kegemaran sesetengah pembeli prospek. Sebelum ini, terdapat banyak minat mengenai Perodua Myvi dengan kelengkapan Gazoo Racing. Walaubagaimanapun, Perodua Myvi GR yang lebih realistik mungkin bukan seperti apa yang anda bayangkan.Perodua Myvi S - gaya sama tapi bukanSebuah ciapan di twitter oleh Mr Kuruma memberikan gambaran yang lebih jelas dan realistik terhadap Perodua Myvi GR. Hal ini kerana 2 generasi Perodua M

Haris

Haris

Nov 2, 2020

Winner of Toyota Gazoo Racing eSports Championship walks home with RM 20,000 cash!

UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has been actively involved in motorsports-driven initiatives such as the Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival, Toyota Vios Challenge and more recently, the launch of the first GR Garage outside of Japan.Among these initiatives include the Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Velocity eSports Championship. In the grand finals of the second season of the largest national eSports racing event in Malaysia, the overall winners shared a prize pool of RM 70,000. After an intense day battling with

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Sep 23, 2019