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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 Race of Cha


Mar 17, 2021

Check out Daniel Wu’s Porsche inspired Datsun 510

Mega star Daniel Wu has a very recognisable face, not only has he starred in more than 40 Hong Kong blockbuster movies, he was also part of the cast of the Tomb Raider movie in 2018. Little did we know that Wu is also a car enthusiast, but instead of super cars and high-performance machines, he was more into nostalgic restorations and he started his restoration journey with a Datsun 510. Wu was born and bred in California but returned to Hong Kong when he started pursuing a career in acting. Hav


Apr 10, 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 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

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

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

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. Road to Le Mans is a web series first launched last year to document the Hollywood star’s racing journey to the 24 hours of Le Mans. The first season


Sep 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

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

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

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

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 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

With Shell's DC fast chargers, you can drive a Porsche Taycan from Penang to Singapore

Porsche Asia Pacific and Shell have struck up a new partnership to implement the first cross-border high-performance charging (HPC) network between Malaysia and Singapore. The network will help eliminate range anxiety for electric vehicle (EV) owners who wish to travel between Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Penang. The partnership demonstrates the commitment between Porsche and Shell to drive the future of electric mobility in Southeast Asia by spearheading connectivity between the two countries.


Mar 31, 2021

Malaysian orders opened for freshly debuted 2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

For those who think the Porsche Taycan needs extra space in the rear, well, here’s the stunningly beautiful 2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo. The second shooting brake Porsche model after the Panamera Sport Turismo, the Taycan Cross Turismo isn’t just handsome on regular roads, it has (mild) off-roading capabilities too! The best part? Malaysian pre-orders are now opened with the Cross Turismo launching in the second half of 2021. Based on the Taycan electric saloon, the Taycan Cross Turismo ga

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Mar 5, 2021

John Wick star Keanu Reeves ditches Mustang for Porsche Taycan, electric drifts ensue

In a recent video released by Porsche, 'Going the Distance', actors Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter from the cult comedy “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” took two Porsche Taycans down the Californian Coast for an electrifying adventure. With only one charge, both actors managed to experience the Taycan’s launch mode, a hill climb, and pushed the Taycan to its limits at the Porsche Experience Centre. With all that done, they still managed to travel from Santa Barbara to the Porsche Experience Cent


Mar 23, 2021

The 2020 Porsche Taycan is the world’s most innovative car

Although not quite reinventing the wheel (those are still round), the boffins at the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) have awarded the 2020 Porsche Taycan as the most scientifically innovative car in the world. CAM’s Automotive Innovations report reveals that the all-electric sports car comes with 27 groundbreaking developments and features, 13 of which are the world's first. Innovations that were recognised by the scientists include its 800-volt architecture, two-speed transmission on the


Jul 15, 2020

Is the Audi e-tron GT just a Porsche Taycan with a different body?

In a recent roundtable with Porsche Indonesia and Mayk Wienkötter (Porsche AG, Spokesperson Product Line Taycan & E-Mobility) we learned that the J1 platform used by Porsche for the Porsche Taycan is shared with its sister company, Audi. Porsche has taken the J1 platform and evolved it into the PPE (Premium Platform Electric) that will be used for the new all-electric Porsche Macan. The J1 platform is used by Audi in the Audi e-tron GT concept which you probably saw Tony Stark driving in Avenger


Jun 25, 2020