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Review: Porsche Taycan 4S - an electrifying, synapse-frying performance car

"Why do petrolheads hate electric cars?" Asked my colleague Shaun as we barrelled along in the Porsche Taycan 4S. I didnt have an answer actually, because up until now, electric cars didnt really do it for me. I have driven a Nissan Leaf before this, and I quite liked it. But did it stir my loins and make me wanna buy one? Not really.But a Porsche Taycan? Who would say no to that? Well, at RM 699,986 (OTR without insurance, 0% SST) as tested, my bank account, most likely. Porsches firs

Jason

Jason

Mar 20, 2021

Ratings - Honda CR-V's performance and ride comfort, high marks for engine performance

Let’s take an in-depth look at the Honda CR-V’s driving performance as well as ride comfort through our WapCar Ratings.Engine performance of the Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-PThe range-topping Honda CR-V is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes 193 PS and 243 Nm of torque. Power goes to the front wheels via a continuously variable transmission (CVT).It’s one of the quickest SUV in its segment, although it does not feel like it due to the smooth CVT characteristi

Shaun

Shaun

Apr 16, 2020

Toyota Supra Chief Engineer: Promise To Offer More Performance With Each Additional Version

Toyota Supra is a classic Japanese sports car. Born in 1979 and rolled out of the production line in 2002, Supra has been a legend of a Japanese sports car. After withdrawing from the mill for 17 years, Toyota Supra rises up again with a brand-new stance and prestige.The revival of the new Supra spurred great excitement among fans who prefer performance vehicles, while some concerns that a maximum of 335 horsepower will lead the Supra far away from derring-do.Recently, a

Gemma

Gemma

Aug 12, 2019

Can Tesla Model 3 Performance do the same as the new Porsche Taycan on 0-90-0?

The all-electric Porsche pulled off a 0-90-0 spec of an impressive 10.17 seconds. That is what we learned from the teaser video.Here comes a question: Can Tesla Model 3 Performance also do 10.17s on 0-90-0 time challenge? DÆrik will give you the answer!This is not a jokeBackground knowledge: you can buy THREE Model 3 Performance for the base price of one Taycan and still have $20,000 to spare.DÆrik mentioned three things that need to be taken into account for the final outcome. 

Tasia

Tasia

Sep 10, 2019

All-New 2021 BMW 4 Series (G22): Here's the M Performance parts catalogue

Fancy the all-new 2021 G22 BMW 4 Series with a bit more M? There will be a catalogue of M Performance Parts for the all-new 4 Series. The package consists mostly of visual & aesthetic enhancements, with carbon fibre featuring prominently.Starting with the front bumper, you can see carbon fibre bits in the front lip, air curtains and also the canards on the side. The M Performance treatment is rounded off at the front by blacking out the iconic kidney grill - which is now a one-piece item &nd

Jason

Jason

Jun 4, 2020

Do larger wheels and lower profile tyres give better performance?

A common practice for manufacturers when it comes to differentiating their model trim or specification level is to have different wheel sizes. Higher rung models often have larger wheels thus having lower profile tyre, and the general consensus is that larger wheels look better. But are there actual benefits of having larger wheels?First, let’s take a brief through what exactly is the profile of a tyre. It refers to the gap or distance between the edge of the rim and edge of the tyre, it i

Shaun

Shaun

Apr 13, 2020

Owner Review: Luxury meets performance - Experiencing the BMW 740Le

** This article is the personal experience of a 2018 BMW G11 740Le owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Author: Kevin WongHave you ever looked to the car next to you or on a billboard while driving or while it is parked and it is a BMW 7-Series and you admire the lines and curves? I was exactly like that and I can say that I am lucky enough to be able to drive it daily (it’s a company car, does not belong to me... haha). My first encounter with a BMW 7-Series was an E

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 31, 2020

BMW Malaysia introduces Elite M Card for owners of M and M Performance models

Complements existing BMW Privileges Elite Card Discounted prices for BMW M track and BMW Driver Training events Discounted prices for BMW lifestyle merchandise Priority service appointmentsBMW Malaysia today introduced the BMW Elite M Card for owners of BMW M and M Performance vehicles. The privilege programme provides an exclusive array of M-specific benefits to complement the existing BMW Privileges Elite Card enjoyed by BMW owners.Mr. Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia sa

Hans

Hans

Sep 5, 2019

Ratings - Nissan X-Trail performance and ride comfort, 4/5 for seat support

In this section, well scrutinize the Nissan X-Trails driving performance and ride comfort through WapCar Ratings.Engine performance of the Nissan X-Trail 2.0L MidThe Nissan X-Trail Mid is powered by a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated engine that makes 144 PS and 200 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a CVT that sends power to the front wheels.Century sprint takes 11.9 seconds, which is modest at best. What it lacks in outright pace, it makes up for it with direct and linear response of the trans

Shaun

Shaun

Mar 5, 2020

Review: Honda City Hybrid – electrified performance for the masses

(Model | Gallery)The Honda City needs no introduction, as it is Malaysias favourite non-national B-segment sedan.Honda Malaysia offers several variants of the City, ranging from the affordable City 1.5 S (from RM 73,836) all the way up to the City Hybrid (from RM 92,172). We reckon that the Honda City Hybrid is worth it, as the sophisticated powertrain transforms the unassuming Honda City into a capable performer that does not sacrifice fuel consumption.Exterior – Few Hybrid emblems that s

Eric

Eric

Nov 1, 2019

2019 Mazda CX-5 2.5 Turbo WapCar Ratings results, 166.5/250 score, superb performance

We've examined the 2019 Mazda CX-5 2.5 Turbo in detail from its exterior panel gaps, interior space to fuel consumption in our WapCar Ratings. Here's an overview of all our tests.With 230 PS at its disposal, the CX-5 2.5 Turbo is the most SUV in the segment. Being a Mazda, it also has unrivaled handling prowess but at the slight tradeoff of ride comfort. NVH levels in this latest generation CX-5 is comparable to rivals of the segment. Being the range-topping variant,

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Apr 30, 2020

Ratings Comparison: Proton X70 vs Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5 - Driving performance

We’ve scrutinized the Proton X70, Honda CR-V, and Mazda CX-5 by putting them through the WapCar Ratings. This time, we’re comparing driving performances between the X70 Premium, CR-V 1.5 TC-P and CX-5 Turbo. Facts and Figures Proton X70 Premium (CBU) Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P Mazda CX-5 Turbo Engine 1.8L 4-cyl turbo 1.5L 4-cyl turbo 2.5L 4-cyl turbo Transmission 6-speed AT CVT 6-speed AT Power 184 PS 193 PS 230 PS Torque 285 Nm

Shaun

Shaun

Jun 5, 2020

Ratings: 2020 (G20) BMW 320i Sport - Excellent driving performance, 181 pts overall

Moving on from the Honda Accord last week, were analysing the 2020 G20 BMW 320i Sport in the WapCar Ratings test.And technically, the BMW 3 Series is a D-segment sedan as compact executive sedans fall in the subset of the segment. But were not here to start another chain of arguments, lets talk numbers instead.BMW 3 SeriesDriving Performance – 42.5/50 pts, handles like a champ 2020 G20 BMW 320i Sport - Facts and Figures Engine 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo Transmission 8-speed

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 15, 2020

Volvo Car Malaysia launches its official used car programme called Volvo SELEKT

Volvo Car Malaysia today paved a new path for customers with the launch of its 360 total-care used car programme known as Volvo SELEKT.The programme is created for the discerning customers in mind, who want the same uncompromising excellence and quality of a new Volvo car but at a price point they desire.Each pre-owned Volvo car under the Volvo SELEKT programme is guaranteed to be under five years old and has less than 100,000 km in mileage. Once it qualifies under the programme, the car wi

Brian

Brian

Jun 24, 2020

Rendered: Is a 2021 Proton Iriz R3 in the making? 30% performance boost?

The Proton Iriz and Proton Persona have both been seen in camouflage a few times recently. Both cars are bound for a facelift, and if we look closely at the camouflaged Proton Iriz, it has some hints of SUV styling. Besides the SUV-like Proton Iriz, a Proton Iriz R3 or “R3 Sport” might just be around the corner too.Notice the roof rack and wheel arch claddings. Photo:Behind The WheelProton chief designer, Azlan Othman, has mentioned last year that Proton will introduce package option

Arif

Arif

Dec 19, 2020

Ratings: 2020 Mazda 2 1.5 Hatchback - Good grade in Driving Performance, 165/170 overall

We’ve rated the Honda Jazz and Toyota Yaris and this week we’re taking an in-depth look at the 2020 Mazda 2 1.5 Hatchback facelift.Mazda 2 HatchbackDriving Performance - 38/50 pts, brilliant powertrain 2020 Mazda 2 1.5 Hatchback - Facts and Figures Engine 1.5L 4-cylinder NA Transmission 6-speed automatic Power 114 PS @ 6,000 rpm Torque 149 Nm @ 4,000 rpm Weight 1,097 kg 0-100 km/h 10.5 seconds 100-0 km/h 39.7 metres Unlik

Shaun

Shaun

Aug 16, 2020

2020 (G20) BMW M340i vs 2019 (W205) Mercedes-AMG C43 - Which is the ultimate performance sedan?

Last week, BMW Malaysia introduced the first-ever locally assembled M Performance car - the G20 BMW M340i xDrive. It is priced at RM 402,354 (without SST), valid until 31 December 2020.The BMW M340i goes head to head against the Mercedes-AMG C43, which is also locally assembled, priced at RM 401,114 (without SST). Since we’ve yet to get our hands on the BMW M340i, we’ll just take a side by side look at the spec sheets.Powertrain - Mercedes-AMG C43 has more power, but slower from 0-10

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 27, 2020

Running in your new car, still relevant?

Running in (or breaking in) your new car is a standard practice that has been recommended by car manufacturers for the longest time.The task is simple – drive the car until the designated mileage set for the first service (anything from 1,000-2,000 km), but do not exceed 3,000-4,000 rpm to let all the mechanical bits ‘set in’.However, automotive technology have advanced tremendously in the automotive world, with manufacturers utilizing better quality materials for the mechanica

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 31, 2020

4 “uncool” car features that make life more convenient

As the automotive industry heads to an autonomous and electric future, a fair share of inventions of the past are losing presence in modern cars. The carburetor, the handbrake, and the ignition key switch are some to name. The friction of technology shift is something that can only be felt by those who have been accustomed to older technology. To younger generations, new technology is just how things have always been.While I claim to be a proponent of new technology, I find myself having more af

Arif

Arif

Sep 10, 2020

Lotus Evija makes 0-300 km/h in just 9 seconds, fastest accelerating car ever?

The Lotus Evija is the company’s first-ever electric hypercar. Power is derived from four motors that does 2,000 PS and 1,700 Nm, allowing the hypercar to hit 300 km/h in just 9 seconds, quicker than a Bugatti Chiron!As you know, no matter how many hypercars were introduced in the world, none can come close to competing with the Bugatti Chiron’s numbers. The Chiron maintains its position as the fastest car in the world but it seems the Lotus Evija has peeped out the Chiron’s ac

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 16, 2020

Owner Review: My Perodua Kelisa - Great car for those who are thinking of getting their first car

** This article is the personal experience of a 2003 Perodua Kelisa 1.0GXi Manual owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Shermann Jit SinghMy small Little Kelisa is a first Generation Perodua Kelisa from the year of 2003 with the 1.0GXi  Manual variant. My SLK short for Small Little Kelisa had an engine swap last year due to the standard engine being old and was high in mileage by the previous owner caused it to give way, as the piston rings were the main culprit. I had

Owner Review

Owner Review

Sep 14, 2020

New 2021 Kia Stinger facelift unveiled, Gran Turismo car came to life

Kia Motors Corporation has finally released the first images of the new 2021 Kia Stinger facelift! Gran Turismo fans would find the new Stinger very familiar-looking, that’s because designers have worked to amplify and enhance the Stinger players have been piloting in the game since 2018!While the overall look of the new Stinger remains the same, it does get a new multifaceted reflector LED headlamps and LED daytime running lights (DRL). The headlamps also get darker smoked out c

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 18, 2020

Are wider tires better for your car or just plain stupid?

From an aesthetic point of view, wider tyres always look better. High performance cars always use wider tyres too, so the general perception is that they offer better performance as well. On the surface, upsizing to wider tyres is a no brainer (looks AND performance combined? Sign me up!).Extra wide. Photo: autoevolution.comYou might even consider “upgrading” to wider tyres on your car. However... While the idea seems exciting, you might want to think twice before doing that.yay or n

Arif

Arif

Nov 28, 2020

Mod My Car: 1994 Mercedes Benz E280 (W124): Straying away from ‘standard’

** This article is the personal experience of a 1994 W124 Mercedes Benz E280 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Instagram: @chrisxchingAbout the Mercedes-Benz E280 (W124)The Mercedes-Benz W124s, or people like to call them “German tanks”, have a reputation of being built to last, not to mention over-engineered as well. Some people say that these cars are the last “real” Mercedes-Benz ever built, due to the newer models having more electronics, redu

Mod My Car

Mod My Car

Aug 21, 2020

Are bigger wheels good for your car? Or just all show but no go?

A simple way to give your car a fresh look is to fit it with a set of new wheels. It is the easiest form of “modification” and window shopping the right fit for your car can be fun. While the design/pattern of the wheel is subject to individual taste, one common “upgrade” is to go for wheels with a bigger diameter.Perodua Myvi GTBigger wheels are aesthetically pleasing and give the car a more athletic look. Even manufacturers seem to agree to this and fit bigger wheels on

Arif

Arif

Dec 17, 2020

Cheapest car on sale to feature AEB, the Perodua Axia

At RM 43,190, the Perodua Axia Advance is the cheapest car to come equipped with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB).Most of us have been there, maybe something caught our attention away from the road momentarily, or we mispressed the accelerator pedal, or maybe we were too busy on *coughs* Facebook. A split second later and bam!But one feature that won’t be distracted or too busy is AEB. It is a system that detects an impending collision ahead and warns the driver. If the driver does

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 29, 2019

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

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

Testing: Honda Jazz 1.5L , a good B-segment car

The Honda Jazz 1.5L CVT is powered by the Earth Dreams Technology 4-cylinder engine.Its maximum output is 118 hp / 6600 rpm and the maximum torque is 155 Nm / 4600 rpm.Honda Jazz 0-100km/h Accelerated Test: 9.39sThe Honda Jazz CVT transmission allows a maximum starting speed of 2000 rpm, but after several attempts, it was found that releasing the brakes at the moment of the full accelerator pedal is the fastest way to get started. The moment of starting is still quite aggressive, although the ti

Wilson

Wilson

Jul 29, 2019

Nissan Almera bags WapCar’s 2020 Car of the Year, Honda City wins Editors’ Pick

The N18 generation Nissan Almera has won the WapCar.my’s Readers’ Pick 2020 Car of the Year (COTY) award, having secured the most votes (13,475 votes), ahead of the Proton X50 (11,1100 votes) and Honda City (8,753 votes).Nissan Almera - Overall 2020 Car of the YearThis also means that the Nissan Almera is winner of the overall 2020 Car of the Year award.The Mitsubishi Xpander and Volvo S60 also won the most votes in their respective categories.Mitsubishi Xpander - 2020 7-seater Famil

Hans

Hans

Jan 11, 2021