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The man behind the name John Cooper Works

You’re probably familiar with the name John Cooper thanks to the aggressive MINIs that has rolled off the line and onto our roads. But do you know who John Cooper really is and why his name is synonymous with MINI’s fastest and most aggressive cars? John Newton Cooper was born in 1923 in Kingston, Surrey. He and his father Charles Cooper founded the Cooper Car Company to fuel John Cooper’s and his childhood friend, Eric Brandon’s racing dream. He is well known for being the founder (Audi would b


Nov 11, 2019

2019 MINI John Cooper Works Clubman: Answers to frequently asked questions

When MINI Malaysia launched the facelifted 2019 MINI Clubman, they also launched the John Cooper Works Clubman along with it. MINI’s John Cooper Works Clubman is one of two revolutionary JCW variant that made a mark in MINI’s 60 year history as under the bonnet holds MINI’s most powerful engine yet! How much is it? The 2019 MINI JCW Clubman is priced at RM 358,888. That’s at least RM 60,000 more expensive then the Cooper S variant. Like the Cooper S variant the 2019 MINI JCW Clubman comes import


Nov 18, 2019

Buying used cars: 5 signs a car has been in an accident

A knight in shining armor is a man who has never had his metal truly tested. Likewise, a pristine looking car is a car that hasn’t been driven much. While the former may be an inspirational phrase, the latter is a sign of a good used car. When shopping for a used car, it is normal to see dings, scratches, or the occasional putty. Small damages are good for bargaining, but a used car with major damage is much better avoided. Whether or not to go on with the purchase is entirely up to you. This en


Aug 21, 2020

Here’s another Fast and Furious 9 trailer to exercise your brains with

As little as we want to mention the logic-defying Fast & Furious 9 movie, we’re getting ever closer to its premiere date of 28 May 2021. In conjunction with the Superbowl games, Universal Studios also took the opportunity to launch yet another F9 trailer. Well, we know most of the deeds by now, the Toretto clan might be living the peaceful life but being adrenaline junkies that they are, they’re expectedly bored. And there’s the expected return of Han (played by Sung Kang) from the dead. Charliz


Feb 9, 2021

New MINI John Cooper Works introduced- 3,000 units only

The MINI 3-door Hatch has just received a new visual update from John Cooper Works. Only 3,000 units are to be manufactured with plans to go on sale in July. The GP pack comes with in-house designed rear spoiler and mirror caps. Additionally, the inner parts for the headlights and rear lights come in Piano Black. Feeling like Batman? The bonnet scoop, door handles, fuel lids and even the Mini badges all come in black. The 18-inch alloy wheels come with the GP badge on the centre caps. Interior w


Jun 11, 2020

Unleash the beast in the form of the 2019 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman

Move aside for this MINI John Cooper Works Countryman because under the bonnet lies a 306 PS beast with an asking price of RM 378,888, imported from the Netherlands. The JCW Countryman is also powered by the same 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo engine in the Cooper S albeit with many modifications done to it. Reinforced crankshafts, a main bearing with extended cross section, specific pistons, connecting rods and a new vibration damper with optimised cooling are just a few of the tweaks that MINI engi


Nov 8, 2019

2019 MINI John Cooper Works Clubman breaks tradition with 310 PS

MINI has pushed pass the previous boundary of 253 PS with the introduction of their new 2019 MINI John Cooper Works Clubman - the most powerful MINI to ever be sold in Malaysia. With an asking price of RM 358,888 the JCW Clubman comes imported from Oxford, United Kingdom. If you think the JCW Clubman looks wider than its predecessor, that’s because of the completely redesigned appearance compared to its predecessor. The JCW Clubman sports a new modified front bumper, front spoilers with larger s


Nov 8, 2019

Fast & Furious 9 ‘F9', Paul Walker muncul dengan Nissan Skyline GT-R R34?

‘The Fast Saga’ kali ini mengeluarkan satu lagi filem Fast & Furious terbaru dalam francais filem popular tersebut iaitu F9 atau Fast & Furious 9. Banyak kejutan yang ditampilkan dalam filem terbaru ini, termasuklah kemunculan semula Han Seoul-Oh dan pengenalan karakter terbaru, Jakob yang dimainkan oleh selebriti WWF popular, John Cena. Setelah beberapa treler pendek dikeluarkan secara berperingkat, treler terbaru yang ditayangkan semalam berjaya menarik perhatian kami – kelibat kereta berwarna


Feb 9, 2021

Watch: Perodua Myvi brakes to 'kepochi' Bomba, causes an accident

A video of Bomba putting out fire on a badly burning car caught our attention recently, but it was not because there is a car on fire, instead it was what happened after that. A Perodua Myvi caused another accident on the highway as he slowed down to watch the Bomba put out the fire of the burning car. In the video, the person holding the camera was focussed on the burning car that the fire brigade was already working put out. But “auntie” unwittingly caught the accident between 2 Perodua Myvis


May 27, 2020

Woman’s Toyota Vios summoned in accident 1 year after it was declared a total loss

A woman whose Toyota Vios was declared a ‘total loss’ in 2019 received a shock when she was issued a summon for an accident that happened a year after her car was scrapped. The woman, known only as Lee, told Free Malaysia Today (FMT) that her Vios was declared beyond repairable and a total loss by both the insurance company and panel repair shop following a serious accident in June 2019. She received RM 45,000 from her insurance provider and moved on from the accident. But the incident came back


Apr 14, 2021

PDRM debunks Subang Jaya exit viral accident: No foul play here

Last week a video of a white car losing control and crashing into a barrier at a highway exit went viral. News then quickly spread that the cause of the crash was due to sabotage but the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) has since clarified that the accident was not caused by malice. According to the Subang Jaya district police chief, Asst Comm Risikin Satiman, the accident captured in the video is not a recent event but one that happened on July 17. Risikin clarified that the driver was attempting


Aug 17, 2020

New 2021 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman set to debut in November

More power is always good and MINI seems to agree, as the 2021 MINI John Cooper Works (JCW) Countryman gets MINI's most powerful engine ahead of its world debut in November 2020. The four-cylinder, turbo engine gets specific modifications to the advanced Mini TwinPower turbo and independent cooling system - good enough to make 306 PS and 450 Nm. Mated to an eight-speed Steptronic sport gearbox, the Countryman completes the century sprint in 5.1 seconds. Power is sent through the All4 four-wheel


Jul 23, 2020

Makcik Bawang amuses social media with their reaction to accident

We’ve seen plenty of accident videos, some can be horrifying while others would tickle our funny bone. One such video features a bunch of makciks (aunties) reacting to an accident between a Perodua Kelisa and Proton Wira has caught the amusement of the internet. Warning: Turn down the volume before playing the video. While gossiping away about their social lives, the aunties encountered a Perodua Kelisa who tried to cut through 3 lanes to make the turn rather than go straight. Ultimately, the Ke


Mar 24, 2021

Speedy repair on pothole that caused fatal accident near Mid Valley

A pothole on Jalan Tengah heading towards Mid Valley has caused the unfortunate death of a motorcyclist on Sunday around 7.30 am. Preliminary investigations by the Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) showed that the motorcyclist was riding over a pothole when he was thrown off his motorcycle. JSPT chief Asst Comm Zulkefly Yahya added that the rider, identified as 75-year-old Ho Yan Yee, died at the scene of the accident. Since the accident yesterday morning, the


Jan 4, 2021

Myvi catches fire in the same location as fatal Bezza accident from a day ago

Another horrifying accident has been reported at the same location just one day after reports of a fatal accident between a Toyota Hiace and Perodua Bezza. A Perodua Myvi caught fire after it collided with a Proton X70 along Jalan Saujana Impian yesterday at around 8 am. Selangor Fire and Rescue director (JBPM) director Norazam Khamis told Harian Metro that their department received a call about a burning vehicle at around 8.30 am yesterday. Five officers and one fire truck from the Kajang Fire


Mar 9, 2021

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, retaining the signat


Oct 4, 2019

Fancy a MINI Countryman without chrome bits? Only 38 units available though

The ‘biggest’ MINI in the stable gets spiced up with 2 new limited-edition variants in Malaysia! Known as the 2020 MINI Countryman Sports with Black Package is priced at RM 243,280 and limited to only 38 units, while the 2020 MINI Countryman Sports with Panoramic Sunroof is priced at RM 247,280, this variant is not a limited run model. Essentially, the 2 new variants are a MINI Cooper S Countryman Pure underneath with cosmetic changes to give it a cooler and more sophisticated look. Instead of s


Oct 2, 2020

Flying car in 2021 achieved! This is proof that Perodua Myvi can fly!

Social media users were amused by a viral video of a Perodua Myvi stuck in a very unusual circumstance. According to the video, the Myvi had flown over a huge storm drain and landed in the middle of a park! The unusual accident happened in Iskandar Puteri, Johor and the video has since drawn plenty of jokes about the ‘King of the Road’ and about who needs a flying car when we already have the Myvi. According to a Facebook post by the Johor Fire and Rescue Department, they were alerted of the acc


Mar 23, 2021

2020 MINI Countryman Blackheath Edition - new 7-speed DCT, 192 PS, 280 Nm

MINI Malaysia goes all black with a special MINI Countryman Blackheath Edition. This is the first special edition to come for the current F60 Countryman generation. The Countryman Blackheath Edition is limited to 48 units only and comes only in Midnight Black for the price of RM 253,888. The Countryman Blackheath Edition comes only in pure black paired with matte tone brushed aluminium Bonnet Stripes and trimmed in piano black around head and tail lights, front grilles, door handles, and rear em


Feb 21, 2020

Proton's Adventure in the BTCC Part 2

Previously, we took a look at Proton’s first foray into the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). This time, things are looking a lot more different for both Proton in the UK and the BTCC as a whole. The highs of the nineties which saw iconic liveries and carmakers competing against one another had been reduced to become more grassroots-oriented in the 2010s. This also saw fewer manufacturers competing in the constructor's title because the cost to run the team could be very expensive. To hel

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Jul 26, 2020

Buying guide: 5 things to lookout for when buying a used car

Want that dream car of yours but can’t afford to buy new? The used car market is one solution. If you are shopping for a used car, here are the list of things that you should look out for. 1. Check paintwork, body panels, engine bay, and underneath of the car First impression matters. The outlook of the car is what makes you attracted to it in the first place, so naturally, this will be the first thing you should look at. Always inspect the car in daylight, because the sun's reflection can tell

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May 15, 2020

8 years jail for suspects that caused fatal Aruz-Waja-Myvi cop car crash in Johor

On November 1st, news of a high-speed car chase resulting in the death of a young constable in Johor went viral. The suspects who got away at that time have now been charged with multiple offences with the heaviest penalty being 8 years in jail and a RM 30,000 fine. According to previous reports, the police officers first gave chase when they came across the Perodua Myvi that was driving around suspiciously. During the chase, the Proton Waja patrol vehicle clipped the Myvi and spun before landin


Nov 13, 2020

Toyota GR Yaris crowned 2021 UK Car of the Year

The Toyota GR Yaris is a hoot to drive. Well, that’s what we obtained from reviews especially in the UK where it won multiple awards just three weeks into its launch there. Also read: Toyota GR Yaris awarded Top Gear Magazine Hot Hatch of the Year and it's coming to Malaysia! Now, Toyota has another trophy to add to its awards collection with the GR Yaris picking up two awards in the 2021 UK Car of the Year (UK-COTY). One was the Best Performance award and the other being the top prize itself, t

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Mar 10, 2021

Sell your car to GoCar Subs, then continue to drive it or upgrade it

Though launched in 2019, GoCar’s subscription programme is relatively low-key next to the brand’s on-demand car-sharing service. But one year later, GoCar has not only revamped their entire subscription programme but expanded it and rebranded it as GoCar Subs. GoCar Subs now offers an extended fleet of vehicle options from sedans, SUVs, MPVs and even a pick-up truck. The fleet consists of cars made up of various brands including Perodua, Proton, Nissan, Toyota, Honda and even continental cars li


Jul 30, 2020

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 years beginning with

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Jul 3, 2020

MIROS: Ban the sales of dangerous car accessories

The Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) has urged the government to ban the sale of car accessories that could pose a fatal risk, especially in the event of a crash. According to Berita Harian, one such item is the dummy buckle, which was originally meant for plus-sized individuals, but has since been misused by people who refuses to buckle up while driving. By inserting the dummy buckle into the seat belt buckle, these drives can avoid the annoying chimes a modern car emits when


Jul 9, 2020

Confirm no tampered mileages here, Proton launches certified used car website

Proton has launched the Proton Certified Pre-Owned (PCPO) website. It allows customers to browse through current stocks available at selected dealers nationwide as well as quickly trade-in their existing car for great deals on a new Proton model. Proton established a Used Car Management (UCM) division, which was tasked to grow a network of dealers to sell used cars alongside new ones. There are now 36 Proton outlets that feature the PCPO programme. There are several requirements before qualifyin


Nov 12, 2020

General buying guide: 5 must-have features in a new car

It’s 2020 and while we still haven’t seen any flying cars whizzing around, it’s fair to say that the tech we’re getting in today’s cars has improved tremendously. Want proof? Here's a clip from an episode of Top Gear from 2005 featuring an orangutan and an S-Class. Fast forward fifteen years later and a lot of the tech seen in a large German luxury car that cost nearly a million ringgit at the time are seen in regular cars today like the Toyota Vios and even the humble Perodua Myvi. We are livin

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Jul 13, 2020

2 boys found 12 hours after they were thrown out of a Toyota Caldina

As Malaysians begin their balik kampung journeys, news about highway accidents have started surfacing. Images of an overturned Toyota Caldina surfaced on social media accompanied by captions that 2 injured boys were found pinned down in pain 12 hours after the accident happened. According to authorities, the accident that happened along the Plus Highway near Kulai was caused by a blown rear tyre, which caused the car to crash in a ditch instantly killing the driver, Herry Mohd Ali, and his wife


May 12, 2020

MINI JCW Countryman on track - 306 PS vs 231 PS, you wouldn't believe the difference

A little more than a week ago, MINI organized a track event at Sepang Circuit. All John Cooper Works (JCW) models were lined up, from the 3-door Hatch to the Countryman, which I was in the pilot seat for the evening. It was actually the first time I’ve ever driven on the track. Having my track cherry popped in a MINI isn’t too shabby I suppose. Being a first timer, I went all the way to the back of the line and into the 306 PS MINI JCW Countryman. 2 reasons for this – so that I won’t hold up any


Mar 13, 2020