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Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder launched in Malaysia, 4.0L NA, 6-speed manual only!

Sime Darby Auto Performance, the official importer and distributor of Porsche cars Malaysia, has launched the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 and the 718 Spyder. The GT4 sits at the top of the 718 range, above the GTS. Both the 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder are powered by a 4.0-litre naturally aspirated flat-six engine that makes 420 PS and 420 Nm of torque, sending power to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission. Depending on how fast the driver shifts, the duo is able to complete the century


Jul 16, 2020

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 as the orig


Jan 3, 2021

The Nissan Note has a lower ground clearance than a Porsche 718 Cayman, why?

The Nissan Note is a tall-ish hatchback, B-segment rival to the Honda Jazz and Toyota Yaris. In Europe, the Note is classified as a mini-MPV, together with the Jazz, despite it being a 5-seater, but that’s just how European consumers sees any tall-ish hatchback. This applies to the Mercedes-Benz B-Class and Volkswagen Golf Sportvan too. Naturally, you would expect the Note to have a higher ground clearance than a sports car, but you’ll be surprised to know that the opposite is true, as noted by


Nov 27, 2020

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 didn't have an answer actually, because up until now, electric cars didn't 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. Porsche's first fora


Mar 20, 2021

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 the GT3, 10 PS more at 5


Jun 1, 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 premiu

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Feb 24, 2021

8 millionaire-looking cars for under RM 200k

Last week, we showed you ten expensive-looking cars under RM 100k and some of you think those selections don’t quite shout ‘appearing rich’. Indeed, the Proton X50 and X70 may feel expensive but they’re still a Proton (or Geely) underneath. For this week’s Top Rank Millionaire-Looking Motors (MLM), we’re bumping up the budget to RM 200,000 and unlike the last list, we’ll be focusing only in the used car market. We’ve selected 8 for this list and you can be certain these fine cars will make you g

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Feb 7, 2021

Facelifted Porsche Macan S Launched In Malaysia, From RM 625,000

Sime Darby Auto Performance, the local distributor of Porsche models in Malaysia has introduced the facelifted Macan S at the Sportscar Together Day event in Sepang. Priced from RM 625,000 (on-the-road, without insurance, road tax, registration fees), the facelifted Porsche Macan S comes with the Premium Package as standard, which includes: 14-way power seats Comfort lighting package Power Steering Plus Park Assist with reverse camera Automatic dimming mirrors Bose Surround Sound System The face


Aug 6, 2019

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. Currently, all Porsche cars are made in Europe, either at the Porsche’s own pl


Feb 6, 2021

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 Turbo S). The 4S has th


Sep 18, 2020

Priced from RM 585k, the 2021 Porsche Taycan RWD is here in Malaysia

Mere days after its global debut, Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), the official distributor of Porsche Cars in Malaysia, has launched the new 2021 Porsche Taycan RWD here. Prices for this base-spec Taycan start from RM 584,561 (includes 50% SST exemption, valid until 30-June 2021) and will be available at Porsche Centres nationwide from March 2021. Inclusive of SST, the Taycan RWD will start from RM 605,000. Just like the rest of the Taycan range, it is all-electric but features rear-wheel dr

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Jan 22, 2021

Porsche Taycan dilancarkan di Malaysia – RM 725 ribu sahaja? 761 PS dan 1050 Nm tork

Porsche Malaysia baru sahaja melancarkan kereta elektrik pertamanya di Malaysia. Dengan tiga varian (Taycan 4S, Taycan Turbo, dan Taycan Turbo S), model ini sesuai bagi mereka yang menginginkan jenama Porsche untuk kereta elektik mereka. Taycan 4S didatangkan dengan bateri 79.2 kWh yang boleh memberikan jarak pemanduan sejauh 407 km untuk sekali cas. Taycan Turbo dan Turbo S pula mendapat bateri 93.4 kWh yang boleh memberikan jarak pemanduan sejauh 450 km (Turbo) dan 412 km (Turbo S). Pada masa


Sep 18, 2020

Toyota GR Supra, what are your options when you have half a million to spare?

(Toyota GR Supra | Gallery) Priced over half a million at RM 568,000 on-the-road without insurance Similar money gets you a more powerful BMW M2 Competition At this price point, we have highlighted a number of options Revealed earlier this year, the Toyota GR Supra has officially made its way to Malaysian shores. It is powered by a 3.0-litre straight-six engine producing 340 PS and 500 Nm of torque, which is sent to the rear wheels via an 8-speed ZF transmission. Yes, the powertrain is shared wi


Oct 2, 2019

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 details on the Porsche


Jun 24, 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 sys


Nov 10, 2020

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. To date, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto remai

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May 1, 2020

SUVs aren't killing sports cars, enthusiasts are

There has been a very prominent narrative in the past decade in the automotive industry. It is one that tells us SUVs are taking over the world, thus making all other forms of cars redundant or out of fashion. Every carmaker, has succumbed to the SUV pressure and made one. You can find calls to stop buying SUVs as it's killing the sports car genre. Well, I'm here to tell you that, SUVs are bad news for some types of cars, namely the traditional 3 box sedan, and wagons. It offers more practicalit


Feb 13, 2021

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 it's 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 Pors


Feb 17, 2021

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. Th


Aug 7, 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’t have a Por


Aug 18, 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. Porsche's 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. Porsche's latest and greatest also gets a bespoke 8-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox


Apr 12, 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 the scramble to take advantag


May 3, 2020

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. Herr Mezger was handpicked by the late Ferdinand Piëch, the patriach of the Volkswagen emp


Jun 12, 2020

Main tender; kereta mewah, heli dan kapal bernilai RM 15.7 juta milik kartel disita

Seorang ketua sindiket bergelar Datuk didapati memiliki kemewahan luar biasa dan harta bendanya berjaya dirampas oleh Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) dalam serbuan di rumah suspek semalam. Pegawai SPRM yang terlibat dalam serbuan tersebut menemui wang tunai berjumlah RM 3.5 juta, kenderaan mewah bernilai RM 15.7 juta berserta nilai hartanah termasuk banglo, rumah kedai dan pejabat bernilai RM29 juta turut disita dalam serbuan yang dilakukan SPRM sejak semalam. Sumber Harian Metro b


Apr 6, 2021

All-new Toyota GR Supra 2019 3.0L launched in Malaysia, RM568,000

Only available with 3.0-litre straight-six turbo Toyota Supra Safety Advanced Driver Assistance System Unique paintwork available as an option UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has just launched the all-new A90 Toyota GR Supra 2019 here to the local market. Bringing back the legendary Supra nameplate to Malaysia. As much as we like to be sentimental about the Supra name, pricing is a big factor as to whether people would actually put their money down on one. UMWT has managed to price it at RM 568k, on par

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Sep 20, 2019

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 will enjoy the


Jul 16, 2020

Porsche #DrivingTomorrow exhibition opens at Changi Airport, until 16 January 2021

Porsche has unveiled #DrivingTomorrow, a pop-up exhibition at Jewel Changi Airport that tells the story of Porsche’s journey towards electromobility, and its futureproof solutions and innovations through the years. “The mindset of shaping the future of the sports car, with enthusiasm and conviction, has always propelled Porsche forward throughout our history. The #DrivingTomorrow exhibition is therefore an invitation to join us as we look back at our proudest innovations in electromobility, and


Dec 25, 2020

Porsche Taycan debuts: 761 PS and 1,050 Nm, needs only 2-Speed transmission

Two variants – Turbo and Turbo S Up to 761 PS (with overboost) and 1,050 Nm Top speed of 260 km/h, 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds Driving range up to 412 km Requires only a 2-speed automatic transmission Coming to Malaysia in 2020 Nearly five years in the making, Porsche has finally launched the Taycan, the company’s first battery electric vehicle (BEV) sports sedan. Apart from minor details, the production Porsche Taycan managed to retain much of the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show's Mission E concept car


Sep 5, 2019

New Porsche Panamera gets 630 PS & 820 Nm, electric Panamera coming soon?

The 4-door limousine from Porsche, the Porsche Panamera comes in various trims and variants. You have the Porsche Panamera, Panamera GTS, Panamera 4 Sport Turismo, Panamera Turbo S, and about ten more variants to choose from. As of recent, Porsche has introduced a newer version of the Panamera GTS alongside two new Panameras – the Porsche Panamera Turbo S and the Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid. In a round table session with Porsche, we had the chance to learn more about the luxury sports saloon. O


Sep 14, 2020

Nissan fires shots at GR Supra – upcoming Nissan 400Z to get manual transmission!

Manual drivers rejoice, as Nissan has confirmed that the upcoming Nissan 400Z will be fitted with a three-pedal option. Over the past week, Nissan has dropped a slew of teasers for its new Z-car, including one that has the 400Z’s manual shifter in view, as well as glimpses of the new car’s headlights and wheels. Nissan’s design boss Alfonso Albaisa also posted a sketch of the Z-Car’s rear-end, hinting that the model will get horizontal tail lights – much like the 300ZX. Power is expected to be d


Sep 11, 2020