Friday, November 9, 2012

The SLS AMG Black Series [Updated]

This is it people! We've just got ourselves a couple of photos for the brand new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series!
A few minutes ago, Mercedes AMG's page on facebook have just uploaded the first pictures for this beauty.

We expected the car to show up at a worldwide motorshow, Not on Facebook! But these days, Online social media has been topping out every kinds of marketing methods.

622 horsepower, 0-62 mph in 3.6 seconds

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

[Interview] MadMike Whiddett

One would have thought – considering the amount of action on-track in Jordan recently – that there’d be little time to roam the paddock and check out the lifestyle. Think again.

Whilst chatting with the Muath Al-Essa and Ra’fat Haroun of this world, AmmaniV12 and CrankAndPiston's voice recorder also happened to stumble across Auckland’s own ‘Mad’ Mike Whiddett, former NZDRIFT and Formula D Asia Pacific World Drift Champion, current Red Bull Car Park Drift judge, and all-round internet sensation.

But where did the ‘Mad Mike’ name come from? What keeps him coming back to the drifting circuit? And how did he avoid spending the rest of his life in a wheelchair even despite the doctor’s assurances?

Turns out we packed quite a lot into our little chat…

Thursday, November 1, 2012

[Driven] The New Toyota GT86 / Scion FR-S

Back in 2007, Toyota have released a beautiful prototype teaser at the North American International Auto Show under the name of the FT-HS (Future Toyota Hybrid Sport), sparking the return of the sport Toyota cars after that they've been away for a while now.

It was sort of an excitement for the all time Toyota sport car fans, specially those who have admired the 80s sport cars such as the Toyota Celica, Supra. And specially, The Corolla AE86.

Its been 26 years since Toyota have launched one of the people's all time favorite rear-wheel drive Corolla, the AE86. It has always been known for being a lightweight coupe, that could be easily modified and pushing more power to its rear wheels, making it a noticeable car in the Drifting scene.

After years in development, and changes in plans. The FT-HS has came to a point, where it's now the Toyota GT86, and also called the Scion FR-S in the US Market, or the Subaru BRZ.

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