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Mugen Honda Civic Type R FN2 Review by Fifth Gear Web TV


Will you pay nearly £40,000 for a limited edition of Civic with 20% more power and 10% more torque than ordinary FN2 Type R which cost only £21,105 OTR?

MUGEN is bringing its unlimited engineering expertise to the Civic Type R. There will only 20 units to be made for UK market. These special cars are hand-built to customer specifications with a price tag of £38,599.

In this video, Vicki Butler-Henderson takes the car to the track to test out this hardcore Mugen Honda Civic Type R FN2.

As usual for all Type R, the suspension setup is firm... I mean real firm... Check this video out!

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Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show 2010 (KLIMS) - KLIMS '10


Do you know the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show 2010 will be held at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur from 3 December to 12 December 2010 by Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).

The 10 days exhibition will showcase the latest automotive technology including the newest models and a selection of concept and revolutionary vehicles. Hope this motor show will be a good one for all motoring fans like us.

Cabestan Ferrari watch for AUD425k with limited run of 60 units


The above timepiece uses only the finest materials including carbon fibre just like the Ferrari race cars.

The Scuderia Ferrari One by Swiss artisan watchmaker - Cabestan has been designed by the leading French watchmaker - Jean-Francois Ruchonnet.

This watch is exclusive with limited run of 60 units. Furthermore, only existing Ferrari owners will be offered the chance to buy one and it cost AUD425k.

It looks cool and sporty to me, what do you think?


New Honda Civic Replacement Model may not be so soon!

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It has been for a while that I heard about the speculation of upcoming Honda Civic replacement model by many folks. Sorry to say, this is a bad news for you.


In an interview with AutoWeek, Honda USA executive vice president John Mendel said that changing market conditions and tougher fuel economy and emissions regulations have strongly affected the development of the next-generation Civic.


In another words, it means that the new model won't be appearing until sometime in late-2011. AutoWeek also reports that the Civic’s redesign has been altered along the way during the development stage. The new model was supposed to be larger than the current model, but now it has been redesigned to be closer in size to the current one. Not sure how it going to look like for now, but I hope it Honda will keep the Civic with astonishing design.

2011 Mazda Premacy / Mazda5 set to launch on 1 July 2010 for Japan Domestic Market

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Mazda Japan began taking orders throughout Japan for the all-new Mazda Premacy or better known as Mazda5 outside Japan.


The official launch of Mazda 5 is set on 1st July 2010 in Japan. As usual, there will be front-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive version offers in Japan Domestic Market (JDM).


The engines and transmissions for the 2011 Mazda5 are upgraded from the previous model. There will be automatic and manual transmission mated with either 1.8-litre or 2.0-litre engines in Japan. In the other hand, Malaysia will be likely getting the model that running on petrol 146ps 2.0-litre engine with a five-speed automatic.


Moreover, Mazda’s unique idling stop system, i-stop is included in the 2.0 models. As well as boosting fuel economy, i-stop ensures an extremely quick and smooth engine restart that is almost unnoticeable by the driver.


The price of the Mazda Premacy starts from 1,799,000 to 2,314,000 yen. I predict that it won't take long for the Mazda5 to reach our shore, probably in Q4 2010.

FIAT 500 Review with James May video from Top Gear Season 10 - Ep.8


FIAT 500 is also known as Bambino in Australia. Can I say, the 500 is the world’s cutest car? This car features a distinctive retro-look just like the Volkswagen New Beetle and BMW MINI but is substantially cheaper than those cars. If you love to drive performance small car, there is Abarth 500.



Usually, retro-look cars attract the lady owner like the Beetle and Mini. I won't see the 500 or Bambino as exceptional case. The Fiat 500 is a car with more than fifty years of history behind it, offering the best in terms of technology, comfort and environmental friendly. Fiat offers the car in hatchback (500) or convertible (500C) in country like Europe, Australia and New Zealand.


In Australia, the 500 is powered by 1.4-litre 4-Cylinders 16V Gasoline Engine with max output of 74kW @ 6,000rpm and a peak torque of 131Nm @ 4,250rpm. For such a small compat car, the car accelerates 0-100km/h in 10.7secs and a top speed of 182km/h. The transmission that mated with the engine comes with option of Manual and Dualogic Transmission (Semi-Auto). Dualogic Transmission is a robotised manual, not a proper auto transmission from Fiat. Overall, this tiny little car only weight at 930kg.







In terms of safety, the Fiat 500 is a safe car too. The car comes with ABS, EBD, 7 Airbags, Stability Control and Traction Control. The braking system comes with all wheels discs brake (Ventilated on the front and Solid for the rear).

That's my quick review for the cute little thing. In Malaysia, the previous distributor of FIAT brought in the 500 into the local market. Unfortunately, the sale wasn’t good and the company had pull out their distributorship. This Fiat 500 was officially priced at RM125k for the 1.4 with Dualogic Transmission.

Moreover, DRB have made a statement on their interest of the Fiat distributorship in Malaysia. It is still initial stage, so let’s hope DRB can make it happen to bring us the Bambino back to the town with a lower price tag.

Meantime, check out the review of Fiat 500 by James May from the Top Gear series.

Honda Insight with Exclusive Zeus Makeover for the Hybrid

Ever since the moment that I spotted the Honda Freed with Exclusive Zeus Aero-kit. I got to know this Japanese Tuning House. As the Honda Insight is one of the best selling Hybrid cars in the Japan Domestic Market. The Exclusive Zeus had just made the car looks a bit naughtier rather than a green symbol icon.

Some people were saying that Hybrid is the future of cars. Some were speculating it will be electric cars. But what I know here is the green car still can be a badass after all. The kit consists of front and rear spoilers, grille, and side skirts fabricated in aluminium.










Do you think is making sense to operate an Online Biscuit Store?

I am thinking what is the best thing and the most trendy activity in the world of internet...

As part of Research Programme which nobody believes here - I'll skip that. One of the chapters is to explore the opportunity of e-commerce in Malaysia market. It could be a online shopping cart that sell anything.

Pop out from my head. How about an online Biscuit Store? I can try to bake biscuit, I can pack biscuit and deliver biscuit. Theoretically, a successful trader can virtually trade anything which possibly the hardest things to trade on earth.


In this thesis report, I would possibly say that as long the biscuit is uniquely tasty and outstanding with quality. There will be definite market for it. But if you were selling conventional packed biscuits and trying to sell online, likely you will be having trouble to market it. So what you think?

Porsche 911 GT2 RS with 456kW twin-turbo six-cylinder engine and top speed of 330km/h


The new Porsche 911 GT2 RS will arrive in September 2010 with capability of a top speed of 330km/h and limited run of 500 units. This monster delivers the quickest time for a 911 around the fabled 21km Nurburgring circuit within 7min 18secs.



This GT2 RS claimed of taking 3.5 secs for 0-100km/h which is 1 sec faster than GT2. The car comes with carbon-fiber air intakes and vents, lightweight alloy wheels and composite ceramic brakes. Overall, the GT2 weight at 1370kg after weight loss of 70kg from the light-weight parts.


The RS is powered by a direct-injection, twin-turbocharged flat six-cylinder engine that produces 456kW of power. That's a 66kW increase compared with the old GT2, yet the RS also boasts five per cent better consumption and emissions – 11.9L/100km and 284g/km respectively.



Revised front and rear lip spoilers plus wider tyres between the RS's flared wheel-arches are designed to improve cornering stability. The RS also comes with adaptive dampers and a switchable stability control system.


The two-tone cabin features the use of red alcantara for the roof-lining, carbon fiber-reinforced plastic bucket seats, steering wheel and gearshift and handbrake levers. A roll-cage is also available.


According to my source, the 911 GT2 RS will make its public debut at the Moscow motor show in this August 2010.

2011 KIA Optima which looks ever better than Forte





Some of the automotive enthusiast may know who Peter Schreyer is. If you don’t know him, let me introduce him to you. He is a German that currently working with KIA as Chief Design Officer and previously designs the Audi TT, A3, A4, A6, and VW New Beetle. Now, the Kia Cadenza, 2010 Kia Sorento, 2011 Kia Optima, 2011 Kia Sportage, Kia Forte, Kia Forte Koup and Kia Soul.


As the results, Kia has been cranking out some really good-looking vehicles. In fact, the Soul hatchback was a contender for the World Design of the Year award. And while we've seen hot new designs for both the Sorento and Sportage, the most significant addition to the Kia portfolio is the revamped 2011 Optima sedan.




The Optima shares its platform and power trains with the upcoming 2011 Sonata, but the design is wholly unique and sleek. It features a new front fascia that look even better than the Forte, side lines that some call it ‘chopstick’ in the local car accessories shop and a ultimately sharp rear end. As I previously mentioned, all Kia comes with its impressive new engine that based on GDI platform that similar with the upcoming Hyundai Sonata. It offers great fuel economy and high output.


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2011 KIA Sportage will be arriving later this year to Malaysia


These are the first pictures of the new Kia Sportage, the KIA latest compact SUV which simply looks much better. The new Sportage is longer, lower and wider than the outgoing model. This compact SUV had debut in March at 2010 Geneva Auto Show. KIA is doing very amazing lately.

According to the source, the new KIA Sportage will be arriving the dealership later this year. Furthermore, Naza Group have announced that they will be bringing the 4 new models of KIA. The KIA Sportage is one of it.

The Sportage will be offered in various markets with a selection of gasoline and diesel engines. However, I think for the Malaysian market. KIA will introduce the gasoline engine model like the Hyundai Tucson.

Meantime, check out the photos to ease your thirst first.

Photo Gallery: 2011 KIA Sportage






Volvo S60 Crashes During Safety Demonstration on Effectiveness of a New Collision Warning System for Media

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Volvo supposed to demonstrate the effectiveness of a new collision warning system with the Volvo S60. However, the car failed to perform and crashed. After this incident, I don’t think the brand of Volvo will be able to remain to be synonymous with safety.


According to a Wired.com report and video, Volvo held a media demonstration of their new collision system warning in Sweden.


A new Volvo S60 was "fired out of Volvo's testing tunnel at around 30mph (48km/h)," the Wired report said.


The new collision warning system then kicked in, bringing the car to a stop before a truck parked in its path.


That was what should have happened.


Instead, the car smashed into the back of the truck right in front of global media.


Volvo said there was a human error in the preparation of the crash, the report stated.


Said the report: "Volvo later claimed...that had a human been driving, he or she would have noticed the system was not operating correctly. The technical reason for the fail concerned a problem with the car's battery."


Moreover, the report added that the collision warning system was seen working perfectly in the day. So, do you think is reliable after all?

2010 Hyundai Tucson is now available in Malaysia

Firstly, apologise for not taking the photos of the new Hyundai Tucson with my D-SLR. So, bear with me with the crappy quality from an iPhone.

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The 2010 Hyundai Tucson 2.0 is powered by a 2.0 DOHC Dual CVVT with an output of 166ps max @ 6200rpm and 197 Nm @ 4600rpm. The engine is based on the new highly efficient and powerful Theta II engine with dual variable valve timing and variable induction system.

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The price is surprisingly affordable for Malaysian market as the price begin from RM126,888.00 (OTR price with Insurance). With RM10k extra which cost you RM136,888.00, you get the higher spec 2.0 model that include Keyless Entry (Push Start Button), Leather Seats, iPod AUX in, Steering Wheel Audio Control, Panorama Sunroof, and ESP with HAC & DBC.

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Besides the 2.0 model, Hyundai does offer the 2.4 model for its Tucson line-up which cost you RM152,888.00. The 2.4 engine only output 177ps @ 6000rpm and 227Nm of torque. What you will gain and feel from the 2.4 is just the slightly higher torque. Moreover, the 2.4 come with auto-climate control with Cluster Ionizer like the Toyota Camry.

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There isn’t any Diesel variant for Tucson as usual. According to the specification, the 2.0 takes 10.6secs for 0-100kph with top speed of 180km/h and the 2.4 take 10.0secs with top speed of 192km/h. Hence, I think isn’t much different for the 2.0 High Spec and the 2.4 model. It is more worthwhile to get the 2.0 High Spec model in this case unless you prefer to have a little more torque from the engine.

For rear discs brake lovers, this car comes with one and fitted with 225/60 R17 alloy wheels. A less awesome part is this SUV doesn’t offer any Xenon HID lamp for all the variants.

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The Tucson’s comes with 6-speed automatic transmission, which is the first SUV in Malaysia that having six gears auto gearbox. Furthermore, all Hyundai in Malaysia offer 300,000km or 5 years warranty that keeps the owner peace of mind thru out the ownership period.

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If you were seeking for a car that is more affordable and more features, why not consider the Hyundai Tucson. In terms of specification fact, it does outperform the Honda CR-V 2.0.

For colours wise, Hyundai Tuscon is available in Vanilla White, Hyper Metallic, Phantom Black, Sleek Silver, Gray Titanium and Blue Ice.

Click here to download the Price Sheet of the new 2010 Hyundai Tucson.

I will try to get myself hands-on with the Tucson for review and get a better photo shoots soon!

Photo Gallery: 2010 Hyunda Tucson

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2012 Lexus LFA vs 2010 Nissan GT-R, watch the Japanese supercar drag race


The outstanding and pricey Lexus' first-ever supercar - 2012 Lexus LFA.

Motor Trend takes the Lexus LFA against the Godzilla 2010 Nissan GT-R in United States of America for a quarter mile drag race.

The engine is manufactured by Yamaha and the engine sound is tune by the Yamaha Music Instrument Department. Frankly, it does sounds very good like a supercar! I'm lovin' it!

Guess the result of the drag race! watch on...

KIA Soul is coming to Malaysia with Sorento, Sportage and Forte Coupe by Naza Group

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The stylish Kia Soul, has become the first Korean car ever to receive the prestigious recognition of a design award from the world renowned 'red dot' awards at the 2009 product design competition held in Germany.

In Malaysia, Naza Group will launch various new models in different segments like 2010 Kia Sorento, 2010 Kia Sportage, Kia Soul and New Kia Forte Coupe. Personally, I speculate it to be revealing on mid-2010 which is either be on next month or the following month. I can't denied that Kia design is getting better than before.

Meantime, check out the Photo Gallery of Kia Soul first. Will keep you posted once there is a solid news about the launch.

Photo Gallery: Kia Soul




Twitting for Smart Investors and Financial News in Speed

According to Warren Buffett, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. I learn from one of his valuable quote - "Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing". To me, if you know what you are doing. Just go full force by not looking left and right.

The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves-and the better the teacher, the better the student body. Therefore, I suggesting everyone to do their homework themself and invest smartly into the market. Ideally, try to understand all information from multi-angle. Slowly unwrap and draw your plan.

Do you know?

Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.

Join @edvinteo in twitter

Why I am Twitting from now?

One of the reason, I want to share with every one of you here with all the latest financial news. As I hope that you won't directly let those financial journalists draw a conclusion for you. Learn and understand from multiple sources before hand. Deep down, I wish everyone invest smartly and score a success.

I have integrated this blog site with Twitter widget, this allow me to post my updates as quick as possible from my iPhone. A pilot test have put a run for it. It is running perfectly. You can find the twitter widget on the mid-right corner.

Lastly, join my twitter network now and we begin investing to the world - http://twitter.com/edvinteo

Perodua Alza 1.5L Premium Automatic Photos for FastMotoring

Recently, I have ventured into taking photographs and majority for FastMotoring. Therefore, I am learning into taking “Portrait of Cars” – Yes, just cars.

As an entrepreneur, everything needs to get own hands dirty. From writing articles, photographing, and video shooting for upcoming Web-TV.

By able to redirect our information, experience and knowledge with stunning results. My hard work has just answered with all my effort with sleepless night.

One of the partner in FastMotoring said that I might be dreaming to wish for some volunteers to help us in Outdoor Shootings. So, anyone?

Below are the photos taken during outdoor shootings for FastMotoring upcoming car review on Perodua Alza. And so, check it out!

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Snowflake Taiwanese Dessert Secrets at SS15 Subang Jaya


Are you a lover of shave ice? How about shave ice with topping like red beans, green beans, Taro balls, jelly, peanuts, taufu fa or even pearls? There is a special Taiwanese dessert house in town for quite some time in Subang Jaya.

Introducing the..... Snowflake

Snowflake is famous for its signature item which is you pick and choose. First you need to choose your flavour and toppings. If you are unable to decide yourself, you can choose the pre-packaged signature dessert.


This round, I choose the ‘Japan! Combo’ that come with Soya Ice, Red Beans and Ocha Balls for RM5.50. Of course, they have more than shave ice. They do serve Milk Tea, Soya Bean Milk or even Fried Golden Double Dough (Yau Cha Kuai).

After ordering and paying, you will be given this Beeping UFO. Once your dessert is ready, it will vibrate to notify you. These UFO devices are something special that you ever see it in Malaysia.

During peak hours, the SS15 outlet is usually full-house. In a way, this prove that they serving great desserts. Alternatively, you can also enjoy the desserts at Pavilion KL which they having a kiosk outlet over there.

Rating (1 lowest; 5 highest)

Food Quality: 4
Atmosphere: 3
Value: 3
Service: 2.5

Snowflake Outlets:-

No.61A, First Floor,
Jalan SS15/8A,
47500 Subang Jaya,
(Direct opposite Asia Café, First floor)

P4.01.00 & E4.01.00
Pavilion KL
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
(outside Padini Concept Store)