Run-flat tyres – an example of technology transfer from motorsports

Run-flat tyres, though seemingly a recent development, have been around since the 1930s although they were not as commercialized like today. From the 1980s onwards, most of the major manufacturers developed tyres that could continue to be used even when the air pressure was lost due to a puncture. This capability was initially required for […]

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Alfa Romeo Duetto – the Italian Spider that seduced Hollywood

The Alfa Romeo Duetto enjoyed the longest ever lifetime of any Alfa Romeo model, seeing four generations and more than 124,000 examples produced over 28 years. And though it was the product of a famous Italian brand, the model actually had its roots in America, where it also seduced the Hollywood set. Max Edwin Hoffman, […]

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Lamborghini Countach

50 years ago – launch of the Lamborghini Countach

Although the North American International Auto Show has typically been held in January, it is the Geneva International Motor Show in March which has traditionally been considered the first major international motorshow for the year. The event often sees exotic and futuristic models being displayed and 50 years ago, the undisputed highlight was the Countach […]

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FEATURE – The German engine that was born on a Japanese bullet-train

The most common engine layout is the in-line arrangement with the cylinders next to each other in a row. Many people would also be familiar with the vee layout, and Subaru owners would know their engine has a horizontally-opposed arrangement of cylinders. But most motorists would not be familiar with the ‘W’ which is prominently […]

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The Secret of Isuzu’s Success in Malaysia

2020 was undoubtedly a challenging year for the automotive industry, not just in Malaysia but worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic impacted businesses as restrictions on movements not only affected production of vehicles but sales also slowed down as customers could not visit showrooms. Nevertheless, while the first half of the year saw a slowdown, the second […]

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2021 Ford Ranger Raptor X

New Ford Ranger Raptor X Special Edition Redefines The Pick-Up Truck

The New Ranger Raptor X Special Edition is now in Malaysia, and you may visit www.sdacford.com.my to compare between the range of Ranger models available to know what the additions are in the Raptor X. When it stormed into the Malaysian market at the end of 2018, the Ford Ranger Raptor set a new high-performance [...] Continue Reading
Rolls-Royce Silver Ecstasy

Leading every Rolls-Royce for 110 years – the Spirit of Ecstasy

For the past 110 years, a woman has been leading Rolls-Royce cars, always slicing through the air in full view of the occupants and others on the road. The woman is referred to as the ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ and has been a defining feature of the Rolls-Royce brand. It is one of the most famous, […]

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