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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

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

Here are the top-5 most overpriced cars in the world

When you buy a Ferrari F8 Tributo, fifty percent of the selling price goes to paying for the Ferrari badge, pure profit for the Milan Stock Exchange listed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles company, at least accordig to Bloomberg's findings.It tops the list of the world’s most profitable car, which is great if you are an investor but if you are car buyer, it also means that the Ferrari F8 Tributo is the world’s most overpriced car.In Malaysia, the Ferrari F8 Tributo sells for RM 1,068,00

Hans

Hans

Feb 6, 2020

5 kereta paling 'overpriced' yang dibeli untuk jenama dan sejarahnya

Apabila anda beli Ferrari F8 Tributo, 50 peratus daripada harga jualannya adalah untuk membeli lencana Ferrari tersebut – untung bersih untuk syarikat Fiat Chrysler Automobiles yang disenaraikan di Milan Stock Exchange itu, berdasarkan info oleh Bloomberg.Ia menjuarai senarai kereta paling menguntungkan di dunia, menebalkan lagi poket pelabur-pelaburnya. Berbeza pula keadaannya bagi pembeli kereta tersebut, kerana Ferrari F8 Tributo ialah kereta paling ‘overpriced’ di dunia.Di

Mersita

Mersita

Sep 9, 2020

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

Porsche Taycan launched in Thailand - costs over RM 1.5 million

Porsche Thailand by AAS Auto Service (AAS), the sole authorised importer and distributor of Porsche cars in Thailand, enters a new era of electromobility with the Porsche Taycan - its first fully electric sports car.Prices of the Taycan variants are as such: Taycan 4S – 7,100,000 THB (RM 957,660) Taycan Turbo – 9,900,000 THB (1,335,329.04) Taycan Turbo S – 11,700,000 THB (1,578,116.14)Not bad for the car that scientists call the most innovative car in the world.Taycan customers

Arif

Arif

Jul 16, 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

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

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

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

Porsche-approved Apple CarPlay for classic Porsche 911 & Boxster is priced from RM6,750

Porsche has introduced their new Porsche Classic Communication Management (PCCM) infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that can be retrofitted onto classic Porsche 911 and Boxster models.In-car connectivity sounds like a fancy buzzword but in fact, it is a crucial component in car ownership experience. This is why every car manufacturer from Porsche to Geely are tirelessly creating a more seamless and intuitive infotainment system.Left: PCCM 1-DIN; Right: PCCM Plus 2-DINTo date

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

May 1, 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

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

Porsche Malaysia is giving out a 911 GT Edition 1:18 diecast but you have to win it

It has been 10 years since Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), sole authorised importer and distributor of Porsche cars and parts in the country, was launched here in Malaysia. To celebrate the occasion, they are holding a special selfie contest to give away this special 911 GT Edition 1:18 diecast model.Interested? Then you’re going to have to flex your creative mind to come up with the most creative congratulatory wish selfie to SDAP with a Porsche vehicle.Don’t worry if you don&rs

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 18, 2020

Porsche 911 Carrera S is up to RM 47k cheaper without sales tax, but still costs over RM 1 mil

Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) welcomes the tax incentives that was recently offered by the Prime Minister which will see sales tax for CBU vehicles reduced by 50% as part of the short-term economic recovery plan that will be available from 15 June 2020 until 31 December 2020.The new base price of the current Porsche models enjoy savings ranging from approximately RM 13,000 up to RM 48,000. For example, the Macan with a new base price of RM 439,351* has a price adjustment of RM 15,649, where

Brian

Brian

Jun 17, 2020

The next Porsche Macan is all-electric, based on Porsche Taycan platform

Porsche’s electric line-up will see the introduction of an SUV with the new Porsche Macan. The new Porsche Macan will receive an all-new platform called the PPE (Premium Platform Electric) that is an evolution of the J1 platform used in the all-electric Porsche Taycan.The information we received are from a roundtable discussion with Mayk Wienkötter, Porsche AG, Spokesperson Product Line Taycan & E-Mobility and Jason Broome, Managing Director of Porsche Indonesia.Further detai

Arif

Arif

Jun 24, 2020

Mercedes-AMG A45 S is faster than a Lamborghini on the Nurburgring, but slower than a Honda Civic?

The Mercedes-AMG A45 S has the most powerful 4-cylinder engine in a production car. With 421 PS and 500 Nm of torque, the A45 S completes the century sprint in 3.9 seconds, onwards to a top speed of 270 km/h.It is undoubtably quick in a straight line, but what happens if you show it some corners? Well, Sport Auto took an A45 S for a hot lap on the Nurburgring Nordschleife and it did it in 7 minutes 48.8 seconds.To put that into perspective, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 did it

Shaun

Shaun

Mar 24, 2020

Porsche Taycan Launched in Malaysia, RM 725K only? 761 PS and 1050 Nm

Porsche Malaysia has launched it’s all-electric four-seater car, the Porsche Taycan, in Malaysia. Three variants (Taycan 4S, Taycan Turbo, and Taycan Turbo S) are now available for the keen early adopters of electric vehicles who also want a Porsche.There are two battery sizes for the Taycan. The 4S gets the 79.2 kWh battery with about 407 km of range. The Turbo and Turbo S get 93.4 kWh batteries capable of up to 450 km of range (Taycan Turbo) and 412 km of range (Taycan Tur

Arif

Arif

Sep 18, 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

Review: Porsche 718 Cayman GT4, a perfectly irrational middle finger to turbo+DCT  sports cars

The first-generation Porsche Cayman GT4 was one of my favourite cars of all time. In my eyes, it had all the makings of a great driver’s car. Mid-engined balance, Porsche Motorsport genes, and more than enough performance to trouble supercars a league above. More pertinently, 6-SPEED MANUAL. I’ve always wanted to drive one, but never got the chance to.So imagine my elation when I was given the opportunity to have a go in the 2nd-generation, now called the 718 Cayman GT4. Same recipe

Jason

Jason

Jan 3, 2021

This Porsche gathering reminds us the joy of driving

Up in the north of Thailand, a yearly gathering of Porsche cars shows us the joy of driving through the picturesque landscapes and an epic adventure on roads less travelled. It is the perfect reminder to start planning our next road trip the moment MCO ends! Let’s face it, most of us have not driven our cars pass 90 km/h during the pass 6 weeks. We’ve probably only driven our cars once every week on a grocery run and we probably also haven’t refuelled our cars since t

Jerrica

Jerrica

May 3, 2020

Will Malaysia be launching a CKD Porsche Macan?

Following a report by The Edge Weekly, it seems that Porsche is seeking to locally-assemble (CKD) some of its models at Sime Darby Motor’s Inokom plant in Kulim. Some of the models planned include the Porsche Cayenne and the Porsche Taycan. However, some media sites have also said that the Macan is also planned to be one of those models.This is based on an article published by Maybank Investment Bank Research. Given how popular the Macan and the Cayenne are, it makes sense for the German p

CY Foong

CY Foong

Feb 24, 2021

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

2020 Porsche Macan gets an update! Park Assist with Surround View, PASM, from RM 439k

Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) continues its 10 years of sportscar fascination celebration by introducing the 2020 Porsche Macan with new attractive enhancements worth over RM 39,000. The new Premium Package will enhance the Macan’s comfort, connectivity and driving dynamics in the compact SUV segment with a starting price of RM 439,351.The Premium Package will now offer three additional luxury and comfort features as standard, namely Comfort Access, Park Assist with Surround

Jerrica

Jerrica

Sep 11, 2020

From Hot Wheels-inspired hypercars to a modern VW Bus – The gems of Porsche Unseen

Porsche is more than just a maker of an uber fast version of the Volkswagen Beetle, it’s an innovative carmaker. Look at the Taycan, it has a name that sounds like a monster that blasts lightning from its mouth with tech that sounds better than Tesla.Some interesting (and legit) Porsche concepts of the pastBut Porsche has quite a few interesting concepts throughout history from an environmentally-friendly hatchback in the 1970s that has a body made out of wires to its own idea of a car des

CY Foong

CY Foong

Nov 15, 2020

Wapcar Morning Insiders (Sep. 10, 2019)

Today is Tuesday, Sep. 10   Local News  Volvo Car Malaysia adds one more 3S centre in JohorFollowing its earlier announcement in August, Pekin Auto Sdn. Bhd.’s Volvo Car 3S Centre in Skudai is now open for business.This will be Volvo Car Malaysia's second dealer in Johor. The other dealer is located in Batu Pahat, operated by AJ Premium. In total, Volvo Car Malaysia now has 12 outlets in the country.More on: Volvo Car Malaysia adds one more 3S centre in Johor&n

Tasia

Tasia

Sep 10, 2019

Long live the manual gearbox!

The demise of manual gearboxes may not be imminent after all, at least not at Porsche because they have just announced the option for a manual for the new 911, 992 generation. US market only for now.The latest 911 was launched with an 8-speed dual clutch (PDK) only option globally. And the thing about Porsche is that they listen to their customers’ demands.Case in point would be the previous generation 911 (991.1) GT3 that came with PDK only and purists around the world moaned for a manual

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 31, 2019

The world doesn’t need manual cars anymore

Stalling engines, nerve-wracking hill starts, and jerky gear shifts are some of the memories you might have of obtaining your driver’s license. If you had taken your driver’s license prior to 2014, you had to do it with a manual transmission car. It most likely didn’t have power steering too. You didn’t have a choice.Current driving school cars have power steeringToday, a Malaysian driver’s license can be obtained either with a manual or an automatic car. While driv

Arif

Arif

Jul 24, 2020

Dunia dah tak perlukan kereta manual

Mati enjin, pacuan atas bukit yang menggerunkan, dan penukaran gear yang tersekat-sekat adalah antara pengalaman yang anda barangkali pernah alami ketika hendak mengambil lesen memandu. Jika anda mengambil lesen memandu sebelum tahun 2014, anda tiada pilihan lain selain daripada diuji dengan kereta manual. Kereta ujian anda mungkin tak ada stereng berkuasa pun.Kereta ujian sekolah memandu kini mempunyai stereng berkuasaHari ini, lesen memandu Malaysia boleh didapati samada untuk kereta manual at

Mersita

Mersita

Aug 3, 2020

A CKD Porsche Cayenne will be launched in Malaysia, CKD Taycan next

In what could be a first not just for Malaysia, but also the world, Porsche is reportedly setting up vehicle assembly (CKD) operations in Malaysia at the Sime Darby Motors’ Inokom plant in Kulim, and we now have further information on the models planned.A report by The Edge weekly claims that incentives for the investment has been approved and a joint announcement will be made once the current MCO situation improves.The 1 millionth Cayenne rolling off the Bratislava plant, which in case yo

Eric

Eric

Feb 6, 2021