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Service Your Ford Now and Get Up to 20% Discount

Ford Promotion

Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC), the sole distributor for Ford in Malaysia, today announced its Service Promotion for the year end starting 23 November 2020 to 15 February 2021.

Customers who book a service at authorised service centres during the promotion period can take advantage of savings up to 20 percent on vehicle maintenance on selected parts and engine oils. A savings of 10 percent on labour fees for lubricant, brake and timing belt packages can also be enjoyed.

Furthermore, customers can benefit from a 27-point vehicle inspection conducted by Ford-certified technicians to ensure their vehicles are in tip-top condition at no additional charge.

For customers who spend more than RM350 in a single receipt, they will receive an exclusive multipurpose bag which can be used for their daily activities.

According to SDAC, only Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts are used. With Genuine Ford Parts, customers can be assured of the highest standards of quality, fit and finish as it is specifically designed for your Ford vehicle to ensure superior performance.

Additionally, all Ford genuine parts are covered under warranty for a period of 12 months or 20,000kms, whichever occurs first, excluding wear and tear parts.

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Save up to 20% on Vehicle Maintenance this Service Promotion with SDAC-Ford

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, 23 November 2020 – Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC), the sole distributor for Ford in Malaysia, today announced its Service Promotion for the year end starting 23 November 2020 to 15 February 2021.

“As the country looks forward to a new year and the hope of coming out of the pandemic, a focus on better health will continue to be a top priority for many people. Likewise, we encourage all our Ford owners to ensure their vehicle health is also being taken care of going into the new year by taking advantage of these service deals,” said Syed Ahmad Muzri Syed Faiz, Managing Director, Sime Darby Auto ConneXion.

Service with Up to 20% Savings1 and Additional Free Perks

When customers book a service during the Service Promotion period, customers can take advantage of savings up to 20 percent on vehicle maintenance on selected parts and engine oils. A savings of 10 percent on labour fees for lubricant, brake and timing belt packages can also be enjoyed.

Furthermore, customers can benefit from a 27-point vehicle inspection conducted by Ford-certified technicians to ensure their vehicles are in tip-top condition at no additional charge.

For customers who spend more than RM350 in a single receipt, they will receive an exclusive multipurpose bag which can be used for their daily activities2.

Genuine Ford Parts

When servicing at any of our 42 Ford authorised service centres nationwide, customers can rest assured that only Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts are used. With Genuine Ford Parts, customers can be assured of the highest standards of quality, fit and finish as it is specifically designed for your Ford vehicle to ensure superior performance.

Additionally, all Ford genuine parts are covered under warranty for a period of 12 months or 20,000kms, whichever occurs first, excluding wear and tear parts.

Booking an Appointment with Us

As we are observing crowd control and social distancing at all our premises, we encourage you to make a vehicle service appointment with us beforehand.

There are several ways you can do so:

All our service centres and showrooms remain open at locations under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), subject to any new announcements made by the Government, from time to time. The necessary Standard Operating Procedures to combat Covid-19 is also being enforced at all our premises.

For more information on the Service Promotion or the latest news on Ford, visit www.sdacford.com.my

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Rolls-Royce Reveals “Neon Nights” Black Badge Series

Rolls-Royce Black Badge Neon Nights

When one mentions Rolls-Royce, the image of the car that appears in our minds will either be black, white, silver, gold, or some dark blue or red which is synonymous with the luxury brand.

However, the brand has unveiled something to the surprise of many around the world – the ‘Neon Nights’ variants of the Rolls-Royce Dawn, Wraith, and the Cullinan Black Badge

Inspired by exotic plants and animals, the Neon Nights collection was created following the successful 2019 ‘Pastel’ Collection.

Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge Neon Nights

“Taking cues from the natural world including an Australian green tree frog, a Hawaiian tree flower, and an exotic butterfly, these limited hues show Black Badge bolder in colour, appealing to patrons around the world who really do dare to be different,” said Sami Coultas, Bespoke Designer Colour & Trim, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

Created initially for clients in the United States, three further iterations of each colour are available for commission worldwide, making a limited run of just four of each colour. Comprising here of Wraith, Dawn and Cullinan Black Badge, each in a different hue, inspiration comes from the natural world.

Rolls-Royce Wraith Black badge Neon Nights interior

Firstly, we have the Wraith Black Badge which is finished in Lime Rock Green, a near-luminous hue naturally bestowed on the Australian green tree frog, which Rolls-Royce Bespoke Paint Specialist Sami Coultas first encountered on a trip to Tamworth, north of Sydney.

The interior is swathed in Scivaro Grey leather, with Lime Rock Green accents in the form of stitching and piping.

rolls-royce wraith black badge neon nights

And then comes the Dawn Black Badge which rocks the striking Eagle Rock Red colour that mimics the flowers of ‘Ōhi‘a lehua, an evergreen tree native to Hawaii. The interior is finished in Selby Grey leather with Koi Red stitching and piping details.

For the Cullinan, the Bespoke Collective looked to an exotic butterfly, Rhetus periander for inspiration. Known as the Periander metalmark, this species is found across Central and South America; the vibrancy of its wings is faithfully captured in Cullinan’s Mirabeau Blue finish. The Arctic White leather interior detailed in Lime Rock Green provides a dramatic contrast.

Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge Neon Nights

In all three cars, the Technical Fibre fascia is embellished with a spectacular graphic. The paint effect provides an intense neon glow and depicts the distortion of artificial light with speed.

The Neon Nights cars follow a suite of Black Badges that grabbed headlines at the 2019 Pebble Beach event, which saw Ghost, Wraith and Dawn finished in Bespoke pastel colours.

Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge Neon Nights

Such was the demand for these cars, the colour palette was embraced and developed, inspiring a new and dynamic colour palette for Black Badge.

Rolls-Royce Cullinan Neon

Just three further examples of each colour will be made available for commission worldwide.

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Ferrari Unveils the 488 GT Modificata

Ferrari 488 Modificata

Just a few days after Lamborghini unveiled the Huracan STO Omologata, Ferrari has revealed its extreme version of the 488, called the Ferrari 488 GT Modificata. The names might sound similar, but the two machines are quite different from one another.

The Ferrari 488 GT Modificata is essentially a car that incorporates the technology developed for the 488 GT3 and 488 GTE made exclusively for track day usage, unlike the Huracan STO Omologata that is actually road legal.

Ferrari 488 GT Modificata rear

According to Ferrari, the word “Modificata” here means “evolved for better performance”, and what they have done with the car is fit a tweaked version of the famous twin-turbo V8 engine which produces 700 hp.

Paired to the mill is a gearbox which is available with different ratios and a carbon-fibre clutch, which help to manage the increased power and torque delivered by the engine.

Ferrari 488 GT Modificata interior

After intense development work on the Nordschleife, the 488 GT Modificata benefits from completely revamped high-downforce aerodynamics, shifting the pressure centre forward.

This generates higher downforce at the front without increasing overall drag, making for better efficiency and sensitivity to changes in rear wing angle. Apart from the aluminium roof and uprights, the bodywork is entirely in carbon-fibre like the 488 GTE. This contributes to a downforce of over 1000 kg at 230 km/h.

Ferrari 488 GT Modificata new engine

Fitted with the same suspension setup as the 488 GTE, the Modificata’s braking system was developed in partnership with Brembo. It features the low residual torque callipers that are fitted to world championship cars, coupled with an ABS system borrowed from the 488 GT3 Evo 2020, with specific settings.

Other standard equipment includes a V-Box acquisition system which is combined with Bosch’s telemetry data acquisition system that allows data to be downloaded directly onto a USB stick, a high-resolution rear-view camera, a second seat, and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

Ferrari 488 GT Modificata engine close up

Like all Ferraris, the 488 GT Modificata offers customers a wide range of customisation options for both the exterior and interior. The car, produced in a very limited series, will initially only be available for drivers who, in recent years have participated in Competizioni GT with Ferrari or Club Competizioni GT.

The 488 GT Modificata will be admitted to Club Competizioni GT events, an initiative that is carving out an increasingly prominent place among Ferrari’s track activities. The aim of Club Competizioni GT is to bring back to the track the most significant and successful cars in the recent history of Prancing Horse closed-wheel racing, from the F40 Competizione to the more recent 488 GT3 and GTE.

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Recall: 1999 Honda Accord and 2000 Honda CR-V

honda takata recall

Honda Malaysia today announced a product recall involving 2,784 units of 1999 Year Model and 2000 Year Model Honda vehicles to replace the Takata driver front airbag inflator.

It is said that the recall is a preventive measure, in line with Honda global Non-Azide Driver Airbag Inflator (NADI) recall. 

The models involved in this product recall to replace the Takata driver front airbag inflator are:           

  • 1999 Honda Accord  (1,380 units)
  • 2000 Honda CR-V (1,404 units)

Honda Malaysia reassured that current selling models are not affected in this product recall, and the company will continue to uphold transparency and stringent controls for customers.

As of today, there have not been any reports in Malaysia of incidents or injury caused by the Takata driver front airbag in the two models mentioned above.

honda takata recall crv

Affected customers will be informed via notification letters, which will include details of the product recall. Honda Malaysia urges all affected customers to contact any Honda authorized dealer to make an appointment upon receipt of notification to replace the driver front airbag inflator subject to parts availability.

The company also encourages public who have relatives or friends owning these two models to immediately contact Honda Malaysia to arrange for the driver front airbag replacement.

The company requests all affected customers to make an appointment in advance to ensure a smooth and quick driver front airbag replacement process. Customers are required to adhere to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) set by the authorities, which include wearing face mask properly, maintaining physical distancing and, sanitising their hands at all times when visiting the dealerships.            

The replacement of the affected Takata drive front airbag inflator is free of charge and all cost related to this replacement activity will be borne by Honda Malaysia. The replacement stock will be available in stages.

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Success During Tough Times – Top Proton Dealer Share Their Story

Setia Gemilang Proton

Ever since the government announced the PENJANA plan in June where cars are being sold without Sales and Service Tax (SST), car sales have gone through the roof, and with models like the Proton X50 making their debut during this period, things were definitely looking good for our National carmaker.

But that doesn’t mean that dealers have been just sitting and shaking their legs while counting money. Since the demand has been exceptionally high, so is the pressure to deliver, says Andrew Quek, the Managing Director of Setia Gemilang Auto, the most successful Proton dealership in the country at the moment.

Setia Gemilang Proton 4S centre

“Business has been good this year, but it was definitely tough because of the Covid-19 Pandemic. The Penjana plan which was introduced by the government in June actually helped our sales tremendously, helping us to manage our business over the past five months.”

Speaking of managing, Andrew said that the biggest challenge of operating a dealership in 2020 has been managing the expectations of customers and keeping them happy.

Setia Gemilang Proton 4S Centre

“There are many types of customers, and every day is a different challenge. Over the years, at least for myself, I learned that for any business to survive – the most important thing to do is to listen to customers when they have an issue, and then finding ways to settle them.”

“Some of these issues cannot be solved immediately. So, the least we try to do is provide them with regular updates on the progress with their vehicle. This way, it shows them that we care about their issues,” said Andrew.

Setia Gemilang Proton 4S Centre

Speaking about the overwhelming response for the Proton X50, Andrew said that the car basically sells itself, as the market has been eagerly awaiting the sale of the car way before its launch date.

When asked about what makes Setia Gemilang the most successful dealer in the country, Andrew said that one of the factors is repeat customers.

Setia Gemilang Proton 4S Centre

“I find that we have the same buyers, buying new cars from us. They are repeat-customers. For instance, many customers who bought an X70, actually came back to buy another model during the SST exemption period. So, in our outlet, it is like a growing community of same purchasers.”

“Another factor is that Setia Gemilang is a 4S centre, offering a complete range of needs from sales to service. Personally, I think that our customers actually like the outlet.”

Setia Gemilang Proton 4S Centre

“With amenities like sufficient seating area, free refreshment, free Wi-Fi, as well as ample parking space, there is no surprise that our customers are happy. In addition, customers have also told me that they feel safe, since we have been strictly following Covid-19 related SOPs, providing each customer that enters the premise with free face shields, thorough sanitization, as well as face masks (if they don’t have one).”

When asked about day-to-day activities at the dealership at the moment, Andrew said that apart from the usual test drives, dealerships are providing free sanitisation for customers and frontliners’ cars.

Setia Gemilang Proton 4S Centre sanitisation

“We do this as part of our social responsibility, and more so, as Malaysians coming together to beat this pandemic. They give their time to public service to ensure compliance, safety and our well-being, hence we are showing appreciation every way we can.”

Aiming to sell more than 475 cars a month in 2021 (a record they set in July 2020), Andrew said that Setia Gemilang’s main objective in 2021 is to open another outlet in Klang Valley in order to be able to reach out to a larger customer base.

Setia Gemilang Proton 4S Centre

Having sold a total of 2,826 vehicles in 2019, Setia Gemilang was the no.1 Proton dealer in Malaysia in terms of sales figures. As for 2020, the outlet has already sold 2,848 vehicles as of October, and remains in the lead and well on track to be the top dealer for another year.

Setia Gemilang Auto Sdn Bhd is located at Lot 7959, Jalan Batu Tiga (Off Jln Subang) Subang, Shah Alam Selangor Darul, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor.

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Buy a Renault Captur for as low as RM60,000

2020 renault captur

TC Euro Cars (TCEC) today announced its latest sales promotion for the Captur compact crossover.

Customers who purchase a brand-new Captur priced at RM105,289 will enjoy five years of manufacturer’s warranty and regular maintenance service for free in addition to an overtrade value of RM20,000 (with trade-in of an existing vehicle). A cash rebate of RM18,000 is on offer for those without trade-ins.

Those who prefer to consider a pre-owned Captur can purchase the 2018 facelift model for RM60,000 and the 2019 facelift model for RM65,000. Both options come with a free one-year service and limited warranty.

2020 renault captur

All vehicle retail prices stated are on-the-road without insurance, for Peninsular Malaysia and private individual Malaysian registration only.

As part of its ongoing digitalisation efforts to offer enhanced convenience and a seamless customer experience, Renault has opened up a “Pre-Owned” section in the Renault E-Store so customers can easily browse the pre-owned Captur offerings, make their selection and complete the entire purchase process, all from the comfort of their own home.

2020 renault captur

The Renault Captur features a turbocharged EURO 6 compliant TCe 120 engine that delivers the performance and acceleration of a normally-aspirated 1.8L engine. Mated to the six-speed Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) transmission, the spirited engine delivers peak torque of 205 Nm from as low as 2,000 rpm while offering reduced emissions and good fuel efficiency.

In the cabin, the Captur’s cabin space and seat configuration can be adapted to meet various capacity needs with a sliding rear bench seat that is foldable 60:40, which also provides ample boot space from 377 litres to a maximum of 1,235 litres.

2020 renault captur

Other standard features include:

  • Seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system which provides access to useful and practical features including offline & online navigation, internet connectivity to support favourite apps such as JOOX and Waze and hands-free telephone using Bluetooth® technology
  • Keyless entry and engine start, with walkaway door lock function
  • Bi-tone body colour
  • LED fog lights
  • Auto door lock
  • Auto headlights and rain sensing wipers
  • Reverse camera
  • ECO Mode for up to 10% additional fuel savings
  • A versatile multi-position boot floor
  • Front door bins that can accommodate 1.5-litre drinks bottles
  • Four high efficiency airbags – dual frontal and dual head/thorax side
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Hill Start Assist (HSA)
  • ABS with Electronic Brake Assist (EBA) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
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2021 Honda City Hatchback World Premiere in Thailand

2021 honda city hatchback

Exactly a year after unveiling the all-new City in sedan form, Honda Thailand yesterday launched the 2021 Honda City Hatchback, which also happened to be its world premiere.

Offered in three variants in Thailand (RS, SV, S+), the 2021 Honda City Hatchback in Thailand is powered by the same turbocharged 1.0-litre DOHC VTEC engine as the sedan sold there, producing 122 PS and 173 Nm of torque, and paired with it is a CVT.

2021 honda city hatchback

While key features on the exterior include a stylish looking rear, LED lights, new 16-inch wheel design (high spec variant), a shark fin antenna, sporty rear bumper with carbon fibre-ish garnish, the cabin features Honda’s Ultra Seats with 4 different configurations, an eight-inch touch screen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Other features are identical with the sedan.

2021 honda city hatchback ultra seats

Like the sedan, the City Hatchback is also expected to come to Malaysia in 2021, but it will not be 100% identical. It is safe to say that the car will be powered by the same 1.5-litre NA engine as the sedan we have here, instead of the aforementioned 1.0-litre turbo engine here.

2021 honda city hatchback

While the Petrol variants of the City in Malaysia (V, E and S) are powered by the new 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC powertrain and a CVT producing 121 PS and 145 Nm, the upcoming RS e:HEV variant will be powered by an intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) powertrain that 109 PS and 253 Nm of torque.

2021 honda city hatchback interior

We are still awaiting the arrival of the City RS hybrid that is slated to take place in January 2021, and for all we know, Honda Malaysia could launch both the City RS sedan alongside the City Hatchback, but nothing is certain as of now.

2021 honda city hatchback

However, what we do know is that the Honda City Hatchback is here to succeed the Honda Jazz in this part of the world, meaning that the funky all-new Honda Jazz we saw at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show will not make it to Thailand, let alone Malaysia.  

2021 honda city hatchback cabin

Come to think of it, it would not be a surprise if at all Honda Malaysia confirms that the City Hatchback will take the place of the Jazz in Malaysia moving forward, as it is going to be impossible to sell the all-new Jazz at an affordable price here, as it is quite futuristic, tech-laden, and of course fully imported.

2021 honda jazz hatchback thailand

Whether Honda Malaysia’s plant in Pegoh, Melaka is ready to locally assemble the all-new Jazz is another question.

So, just like other cool import Hondas that find their way here through grey importers like the Honda N-Box and the Honda S660, the all-new Jazz is most likely to go through the same fate – reconditioned and sold at some nonsensical price.

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Scania Malaysia and Partners Reduce 681,000 kg of CO2

Scania Ecolution Malaysia

For the amount of pollution we contribute towards the atmosphere, the least we can do is reduce the usage of plastic and plant some trees. Realising this, Scania, and a few of its customers in Malaysia recently achieved something remarkable through the Scania Ecolution initiative.

A total reduction of 681,000 kg of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) has been achieved through the Scania Ecolution initiative so far. This is equivalent to an approximate planting of 10,000 trees flourishing in the past year.

Scania Ecolution Customer Malaysia

In case you’re not familiar, Scania Ecolution is a tailor-made partnership between Scania and customers that focuses on reducing fuel consumption resulting in reduced CO2 emissions. The partnership also focuses on reducing operating cost translating to improved profitability while fulfilling the growing demand for environmentally-friendly initiatives.

The prerequisite to Scania Ecolution is signing up to the Scania Fleet Management System (FMS) Control 10 Package. There are over 200 trucks and coaches from over 30 customers with specifications that have been optimized to suit their respective operations.

Scania Ecolution Malaysia

Konsortium E-Mutiara Berhad was the first coach Ecolution customer in Asia back in 2018, and subscribed to Scania total solutions. The optimised vehicles are complemented with Fleet Management System to obtain vehicle and driver data for analysis.

Improvements to the drivers’ performance based on these data together with training & coaching services reduce idling, harsh braking or speeding for better fuel efficiency while lowering their carbon footprint.

Scania Ecolution Malaysia

“Sustainability and profitability can go hand-in-hand. Scania Ecolution and our customers have proven this and can only improve from hereon. This augurs well for shift towards a more sustainable transport system in this country,” stated the Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia, Marie Sjödin Enström.

AONE Logistics Sdn Bhd, the first Scania Ecolution truck customer in Asia, believes that through vehicle optimisation and agreed fuel and CO2 emissions reduction targets can be achieved. The progress to reach the targets will be regularly monitored, evaluated and discussed with the Scania Ecolution Manager periodically to ensure the desired result.

Mohd Sidek Amzah Enterprise, an exclusive LPG distributor in Senai, Johor that believes in the Ecolution way of working regards Scania Ecolution as an important operational tool because as a relatively small player in the market, they are still able to be competitive with the bigger boys. This is partly due to the cost savings from lower fuel consumption, and more importantly, Scania Ecolution helps them to reduce their carbon footprint, lowering their impact to the environment.

As the first major manufacturer of heavy commercial vehicles, Scania’s far-reaching climate targets have officially been approved by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi). Scania is committed to achieving the Paris agreement goals of limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Scania will cut CO2 emissions from its own operations by 50 percent by 2025, and reduce emissions from its products by 20 percent during the same period – Scania Ecolution is one of the many initiatives to help achieve this.

“Driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system is Scania’s purpose and we remain fully committed. With the sign-ups progressing rapidly, Scania Ecolution might well become a standard amongst customers in Malaysia, leading the way in Southeast Asia,” concluded Marie.

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Lamborghini Unveils the Huracan STO

lamborghini huracan sto

Lamborghini has presented what could be the most extreme version of the Huracan yet – called the Lamborghini Huracán STO (Super Trofeo Omologata).  

The Huracan STO is essentially a road-homologated super sports car inspired by the racing heritage of Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s one-make race series with Huracán Super Trofeo EVO, as well as its three-time 24 Hours of Daytona-winning and two-time 12 Hours of Sebring- winning Huracán GT3 EVO.

lamborghini huracan sto

Powering the Lamborghini Huracan STO is a naturally aspirated V10 engine kicking out 640 hp and 565 Nm of torque, enabling the rear-wheel driven supercar to accelerate to 100km/h in just 3.0 seconds, and from naught to 200 km/h in 9.0 seconds while hitting a top speed of 310 km/h.

With an increased wheel track, stiffer suspension bushing, specific anti-roll bars and Lamborghini’s MagneRide 2.0, the STO delivers all the emotion of a racecar while providing a comfortable road experience. Further complementing the whole package are features like the Lamborghini rear-wheel steering and a more direct and fixed steering ratio.

lamborghini huracan sto side profile

There are three new driving modes to choose from – STO, Trofeo and Pioggia. While the default is STO mode, Trofeo is more track focused, while Pioggia is basically rain mode.

The Huracán STO sports an entirely new exterior design with many interesting features. For example, the front bonnet, fenders and the front bumper comprise of one single component in order to save weight.

lamborghini huracan sto rear

And then we have the new air ducts on the front bonnet, a new front splitter, newly designed underbody, a new rear fender derived from the Super Trofeo EVO, a revised rear hood with an integrated air scoop, air deflectors integrated in the rear bonnet’s frame, an integrated ‘shark fin’ on the rear bonnet, as well as a manually adjustable new rear wing.

Thanks to all these features, the Huracán STO’s overall airflow efficiency is improved by 37% and a significant downforce increase of 53% is reached over the Huracán Performante.

At a dry weight of 1,339 kg, the Huracán STO’s weight is reduced by 43 kg compared to the already lightweight Huracán Performante.

lamborghini huracan sto interior

The Huracán STO incorporates a windscreen 20% lighter than the Huracán Performante as well, and features magnesium rims for the highest strength-to-weight ratio, saving further weight over aluminum alloys with the same load factor.

The interior of the Huracán STO on the other hand, reflects the lightweight persona of the exterior with an extensive use of carbon fiber features throughout the cockpit. Owners will get sport seats in full carbon fiber, a generous dose of Alcantara upholstery with Lamborghini’s Carbonskin, carbon fibre floor mats, carbon fibre door panels with a door latch as opener, and a rear arch with four-point seatbelts and a newly designed front trunk for helmet storage.

lamborghini huracan sto dynamic

Owners of the Huracán STO can fully personalize both the exterior and interior of their race car- on-the-road via a rich Ad Personam personalization program, with limitless paint and trim combinations as well as race-style vinyls.

The concept of a personalized livery is inherent in the design of the Huracán STO, just as Huracán Super Trofeo race cars line up in their unique colors and designs on the starting grid.

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McLaren Teases the Artura Hybrid Supercar

McLaren Artura

McLaren has teased its upcoming hybrid supercar called the McLaren Artura. All set to arrive by mid-2021, the Artura is McLaren’s first high-performance hybrid series production supercar.

It is said that everything in the Artura, from the platform architecture, the powertrain, the exterior body, the interior, as well as the driver interface, will be brand new.

However, the car will also be building on McLaren’s expertise in electrification first showcased in the McLaren P1 hybrid hypercar unveiled in 2012, and more recently the Speedtail Hyper-GT which entered production this year.

The Speedtail Hyper-GT also happens to be McLaren’s fastest ever car with a top speed of 403km/h (250mph).

Powering the new Artura will be an all-new compact twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine, designed to combine with an electric motor in a new lightweight High-Performance Hybrid powertrain that retains the performance benefits of McLaren’s larger capacity V8 engines.

The Artura can also run on electric power alone for everyday emission-free urban journeys.

The first car to be built on an all-new, platform architecture optimised for electrification and designed and manufactured in the UK at the McLaren Composites Technology Centre, the Artura furthers McLaren’s commitment to super-lightweight engineering principles that have their roots in motorsport.

The additional mass of the High-Performance Hybrid system, for example, has been largely offset by the application of weight-saving technologies throughout the chassis, body and powertrain.

Additionally, the McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA) at the heart of the Artura not only enables the car’s class-leading weight advantage, it is also the base for the dynamic excellence inherent in every McLaren.

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All-new Artura confirmed as McLaren’s next-generation High-Performance Hybrid supercar

McLaren Automotive will bring the full force of its expertise in hybrid powertrain engineering to the supercar class next year with the introduction of the new Artura, a High-Performance Hybrid (HPH) developed with the benefit of more than half a century of McLaren knowledge, experience and engineering achievements in race and road cars.

All-new in every respect, the Artura marks the beginning of a new era for the pioneering British company. Building on the expertise in electrification first showcased in the McLaren P1TM hybrid hypercar unveiled in 2012 and more recently the Speedtail Hyper-GT, which entered production this year as McLaren’s fastest ever car with a top speed of 403km/h (250mph), the Artura is McLaren’s first High-Performance Hybrid series production supercar.

“Every element of the Artura is all-new – from the platform architecture and every part of the High-Performance Hybrid powertrain, to the exterior body, interior and cutting-edge driver interface – but it draws on decades of McLaren experience in pioneering super-lightweight race and road car technologies to bring all of our expertise in electrification to the supercar class.”
Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive

The new Artura marks the debut of an all-new compact twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine, designed to combine with an electric motor in a new lightweight High-Performance Hybrid powertrain that retains the performance benefits of McLaren’s larger capacity V8 engines and has the additional attraction of improved torque response at low engine speeds to deliver scintillating acceleration. The Artura can also run on electric power alone for everyday emission-free urban journeys.

The first car to be built on an all-new, platform architecture optimised for electrification and designed and manufactured in the UK at the McLaren Composites Technology Centre, the Artura furthers McLaren’s commitment to super-lightweight engineering principles that have their roots in motorsport. The additional mass of the High-Performance Hybrid system, for example, has been largely offset by the application of weight-saving technologies throughout the chassis, body and powertrain. Additionally, the McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA) at the heart of the Artura not only enables the car’s class-leading weight advantage, it is also the base for the dynamic excellence inherent in every McLaren.

Further details about the all-new McLaren Artura will be revealed over the coming months and customers who would like to be kept informed can either register their interest with a McLaren retailer or go to https://cars.mclaren.com.

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