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Imagine playing Wangan Midnight on Geely's driving sim!

Geely has announced a new driving simulator will be installed for its technology and engineering development division, China Euro Vehicle Technology AB (CEVT), in spring 2021. The VI-grade DiM250 driving simulator is designed to simulate any track or road in the world with real-life environments. What’s amazing is there is a car-shaped cockpit that engineers and designers could replace with any models or prototypes in development. Theoretically, you could put in a Proton X70, a Volvo S60, or eve

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Jul 24, 2020

6 steps to set up your own racing simulator for less than RM 1k

Have you always wanted to try driving around the Sepang International Circuit but you've never had the car to do so? Or you've reached the highest level in your usual video games and you're now on the look out for something more challenging? Or you're just plain bored because of the lockdown with travel restrictions still in place? If you answered yes to one of these questions, then why not try simulator racing? You can either hire someone to set up the sim rig for you or you can choose to do it


Mar 20, 2021

Malaysian dad builds daughter mini simulator rig from scratch

The lockdown isn’t all bad for some of us that has a flair for DIY work. This Malaysian dad spent his Movement Control Order (MCO) building a simulator rig for not only himself, but for his 5-year-old daughter as well. According to an interview with Says, car racing simulator enthusiast Chris Aaron initially started building a simulator rig for himself but it has always been his intention to teach his daughter the basics of how to handle a car at a young age. However, he quickly realised that hi


Feb 19, 2021

Want to e-race? Join Alex Yoong’s Axle Sports simulator race competition

After last year’s successful debut of eRacing GP’s online competitions, Axle Sports will be returning with Global Edition 5, the latest season of the online racing series, on 3 April 2021. With the aim to elevate the competitive level among its participants, Axle Sports intends to upgrade its quadruple-based championship by exhibiting renowned powered race cars for each of its race categories - Gold, Silver, Bronze and Copper. Under the Gold and Silver categories, drivers will be steering heavil


Apr 3, 2021

Racing simulator – 6 langkah dan cara mudah untuk anda berlumba bawah RM 1,000!

Adakah anda berhajat untuk memasuki trek Sepang tetapi tidak berani untuk jejak kaki di trek sebenar? Atau anda seorang kaki permainan video yang ingin mencuba benda baru? Takpun, anda dah bosan sangat duduk kat rumah disebabkan PKP? Jika salah satu daripada persoalan ini timbul dalam minda anda, anda bertuah kerana saya sendiri adalah pengguna racing simulator ini sejak dari 2005, dan saya ingin kongsikan 6 langkah cara mudah untuk mulakannya! Perlu kami ingatkan bahawa kos serendah RM 1,000 in

Zamil SyaheerZamil Syaheer

Feb 20, 2021

Mercedes-Benz and Nvidia hook up to build AI in-car infotainment

Mercedes-Benz has announced a special collaboration with Nvidia, the global leader in the tech world, to create a new generation of in-car computing system. The special collaboration will see the next-gen Mercedes-Benz vehicles come equipped with a full system software stack designed for automated driving AI applications. Nvidia will be building the architecture on the Nvidia Drive. The primary plan of this collaboration is to enable state-of-the-art automated driving functions along with future


Jun 26, 2020

6 traits that make a great handling car

Every so often, you find people in the motoring fraternity raving about a certain car that has sublime handling, and is a joy to drive. What does it even mean? Beyond good looks, there’s a lot going on under the skin that can determine how well a car drives. Let’s dive into what makes a car handle great, in a road driving context. Balanced chassis A car’s chassis is the starting point of vehicle dynamics. A great-handling car usually has a very rigid chassis. Why? A stiff chassis reduces flex, i


Dec 6, 2020

Honda Legend's Sensing Elite - world's first road legal L3 autonomous driving car

Honda has launched its new Honda Sensing Elite safety system in Japan, the world's first road level 3 (L3) autonomous driving system. The first Honda car to be equipped with this system is the updated 2021 Honda Legend EX. If you are wondering why is the Honda Legend's Sensing Elite the world's first L3 autonomous driving car when Audi announced it in 2017 for its Audi A8, that's because the A8 is technically only an L3-capable car. The feature has yet to be approved by European authorities. The


Mar 5, 2021

Daniel Riccardo debunks driving sequences of our favourite car movies

When driving turns into an art form, it can captivate even people with the faintest interest in cars. This is why Hollywood churns out movies like Need for Speed, Baby Driver and even Fast and Furious, which, after 8 renditions, is really just an action movie unrelated to cars. The latest being Ford versus Ferrari. Watched that yet? Don’t worry this is not a spoiler post, though we would love to hear what Formula 1 driver Daniel Riccardo has to say about the racing sequences! Before we can get a


Nov 19, 2019

This Korean professor created a self-driving car way back in the '90s! Tesla who?

Autonomous driving, or aka self-driving cars and driverless cars, is now all the range. Everybody from Tesla and Google to Mercedes-Benz and more are looking into developing autonomous cars! But before driverless cars became an ‘it’ thing, here is an autonomous car that was created back in the 1990s by a South Korean professor and his students. Also read: Watch this self-driving Perodua Axia handle the busy roads of KL! Han Min Hong, now 79, led the team that created South Korea’s first autonomo


Apr 8, 2021

Watch: Police chasing down a white car that was driving on wrong side of road

Yet another car was caught driving in the wrong direction! And this time it happened at the very busy LDP Puchong toll right before the exit to Sunway Pyramid. The viral video showed an unidentified white car speeding towards the LDP toll on the wrong side of the road, while an auxiliary police tow truck is seen chasing after the car on the other side of the road. According to Harian Metro, the car might have already travelled at least 10 km on the wrong side of the highway. The auxiliary police


Jul 13, 2020

COTY 2020: It's WapCar's first Car of the Year awards and you're invited!

The year 2020 is coming to a close and that means it’s time for WapCar’s Car of the Year 2020. We have our very own shortlist but we’re also letting you, our beloved readers, to decide on the cars that deserve to win our inaugural Car of the Year award! As we’ve said before, we have selected 18 cars across three categories for you to vote for. The categories are Luxury Car of the Year, 7-seater Family Car of the Year, and of course, the Overall Car of the Year. Without further ado, let’s introdu

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Dec 18, 2020

How driving through floods can damage your car, and here's how to do it safely

Driving on a rainy day requires extra concentration. The roads are slippery and visibility is lower than usual. Rainy days also create unwanted puddles, which if they’re big enough, can be called floods. You might have seen some cars wading through water like it’s nothing. You are tempted to do it too, sometimes. After all, water doesn’t get into your engine, right? Well, it depends on how deep the water is, how fast you drive through it, and how well your engine bay is protected. But as a gener


Oct 29, 2020

Review: What does the Indonesian media think of the 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander?

Early this month, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) teased the 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander at Mid Valley Megamall to garner interests and bookings. While the model is set to make its Malaysian debut sometime soon, the Xpander had been launched in other markets around South East Asia since 2017. Indonesia is one of those markets and received a facelift in February 2020. The MPV segment is king over there with the Xpander reportedly being the second best-selling car in Indonesia behind the Toyota Avanz

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Sep 25, 2020

Tokyo 2019: Nissan reveals Nissan IMk concept

Nissan unveils a new EV concept car in the form of the Nissan IMk. The new concept car will take centre stage at the upcoming 46th Tokyo Motor Show. The Nissan IMk was created based on the Japanese market needs of nimble driving characteristics and ultimate connectivity in a city car. The idea of the IMk is to provide the Japanese market who are looking at EV options but prefers a smaller compact vehicle for the metropolis. The IMk concept measures in at 3434mm in length and 1512mm in width with


Oct 1, 2019

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

There’s a Doraemon Car Driving Challenge game that you can play on your PC

If you are sitting at home, bored with your unproductive life (because your wife is doing all the housework while dressed up pretty and cute?), know that there exists a Doraemon car driving game. The game is pretty old, but chances are, you didn’t know about until today. You can play it here on your browser. It’s a Flash media game so you will need to enable Adobe Flash Player on your browser.The premise of the game is pretty simple. Doraemon drives an open-top truck (because she is done doing t


Apr 1, 2020

Second lucky winner of Honda’s Road to 900,000th unit wins a HR-V, will you be next?

Following last month's giveaway of a Honda Civic to the first of nine lucky winners of Honda Malaysia's Road to 900,000th Unit Milestone campaign, the second winner has just walked away with a Honda HR-V. Mr. Lim Hong Ngee from Setapak said, “I am very excited that I will be the owner of a new HR-V, which is my second Honda SUV. I particularly like the sporty exterior design and spacious interior as well as the convenience that it provides for family travel. Overall, I am very happy and looking


Sep 17, 2019

Start your Toyota Supra engines, Toyota GR Velocity Esports Championships is back

Malaysia’s fastest growing E-Sports motor-racing competition is gearing up for the new season starting in September. The third season of the Toyota GR Velocity Esports Championship will be held throughout the month with an estimated 720 virtual racers ready to take on the grid. Four qualifying sessions will kick off the season. Participants will have the honour of racing the Toyota GR Supra RZ around the Fuji International Speedway in Japan before advancing to the semi-final where the race will


Aug 13, 2020

Honda Indonesia branches into Instaworthy cafes; Opens Dreams Café in Jakarta

It seems the craze for concept and Instaworthy cafes isn’t just hot in Malaysia, the rage apparently extends to our neighbours in Indonesia as well! Even Honda has decided to jump on the bandwagon with the opening of the first Dreams Café powered by Honda in Jakarta. Honda fans can now enjoy a cup of coffee while lounging next to all things Honda. The café is decorated with an Ayatori concept in mind. Ayatori, or known as String Figure, is a traditional Japanese game that uses a string to form v


Apr 14, 2021

Driving your car less this MCO? Here's how to keep it running smoothly.

Just like that, we are 2 weeks into MCO 2.0. This most likely means that most of us are working from home, which then means our cars aren't driven much. Nevertheless, there are some things you can do to keep your car in tip top condition despite it being underdriven. Here are some pointers that might be useful to keep in mind in this second MCO season. Don't park under trees You might think that parking your car under trees is a good idea, since the car does get some shade from the sun. Well, if


Feb 14, 2021

Watch: Rogue Myvi driving against traffic on Federal Highway

Driving against traffic is becoming a rampant issue these days, and these days they are seen driving on busy roads as well. Just last month we reported that a white car was caught driving on the wrong side of the road at from Icon City in Kelana Jaya to the Sunway toll. Luckily, the incident happened during the early hours of the morning so the usually busy road is deserted. But in this video, a rogue Perodua Myvi is seen driving against traffic on Federal Highway and as you can see, the roads w


Aug 7, 2020

Are AWD cars completely useless for everyday driving?

The Audi Sport Quattro and Subaru WRX STI have cemented their names in the hall of fame of all-wheel-drive cars. AWD is good for performance and the fastest supercars of today mainly use AWD drivetrains. Today, just about any manufacturer has their own AWD system. And while they may differ in names, they basically send power to all four wheels. Some AWD systems are more superior than others, but that is a subject matter for another day. Despite the interesting technology behind AWD cars, most of


Oct 11, 2020

First accessory you should buy for your brand-new car, Trapo Classic Mark II Mats!

Car mats are one of the first few accessories Malaysians will buy upon collecting their brand-new car. The most common type of car mats that you find in accessory stores are rubber and coil. While they provide better protection compared to the standard carpet type, rubber and coil mats are not the best option for long term hygiene, safety, and protection. Trapo Classic Mark II Mats gives you the ultimate protection with none of the safety risk. Trapo mats are designed and tailored to each specif

Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

Nov 13, 2020

BRZ vs GTI: Different ways to driving pleasure

The beauty of the automotive world is that cars, they come in all shapes and sizes. This is no different for the enthusiasts looking for something that makes their hearts skip a beat. There are many ways for us to get our kicks from. For example, on one end of the spectrum, you have the hot hatch of hot hatches, the VW Golf GTI. On the other, you have the Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ. These two cars are as divergent as they come. Yet they bring driving pleasure in their own unique ways. How do I know? I


Jul 3, 2020

This rare Proton Satria Neo rally car is yours for a reasonable RM 450k

A very rare English Proton Satria Neo rally car is for sale on Motorsports Auction for 85,000 GBP. Unlike the Satria Neo S2000 rally car, this Satria Neo runs a British-made engine – the 2,500 Millington Diamond Engine. Specifically, the 2,500 cc Millington Diamond series 2+. The history of the Millington Engines dates all the way back to 1971 with Roy Millington working on diesel engines of the family farm. The first diamond engines are based on the 4-cylinder Cosworth YB engine. Roy Millington


Jun 23, 2020

Are Malaysians responsible enough to be driving SUVs?

It is happening. The SUV wave is nigh. Malaysian SUV sales are expected to take off in earnest in 2021 with the introduction of affordably priced models like the Proton X50 and the soon-to-launch Perodua D55L. Already the X50 has exceeded sales targets, filling a three-month order book, even before a price is announced. Not to mention, Proton credits its 55.7% increase in sales in 2019 to success of the X70 and Saga. As for Perodua, its only SUV model, the Aruz, only accounts for a mere 12.5% of


Oct 31, 2020

Japan too has a problem with cars driving against traffic

The problem of motorists riding/driving against traffic is not unique to Malaysia, although your Facebook feeds will give you that it’s a growing problem confined only to Malaysia. Yesterday, a 35-year old man in Japan was killed when his Honda N-Box was hit head-on by a Toyota Crown driven by a 78-year old man who was driving against traffic. The incident happened yesterday 6-January, at 12.40 am at the Nishimeihan Expressway in Yamatokōriyama city, in Nara prefecture. The younger driver died o


Jan 7, 2021

After reading this, you will reassess your driving position

As an advanced driving Instructor, often times I am asked how does one become a better driver? Well, the answer is never so straightforward, because everyone's level of driving varies from one to another. But that doesn't mean you can't take steps to be a better, safer driver. At the most fundamental level, finding the right driving position makes a world of difference. In this column, I will outline six simple steps, in the correct order, to finding the right driving position, no matter what si


Jun 4, 2020

Review: 2020 Toyota RAV4 2.5 – The perfect car for humble rich people

Toyota cars are ubiquitous. The Toyota Vios, Toyota Corolla, and the Toyota Hilux are common sights on our roads. Even Toyota luxury MPVs like the Alphard and Vellfire are seen just about everywhere in Malaysia. However, the same could not be said about the 2020 Toyota RAV4. At a price tag of RM 223,880 (with SST), the 2020 Toyota RAV4 is expensive. And from a value perspective, it doesn't make any sense. The RAV4 doesn't offer much more value over its cheaper rivals, and that further repels pot


Oct 1, 2020