Monday, January 24, 2011

Proton Satria Neo by Cusco

Pretty soon, MEM won’t be the only company around doing up Proton Satria Neos as rally cars as today Proton announced that Japanese auto parts company CUSCO will be buying standard road-going Satria Neo bodyshells to engineer and homologate according to FIA Group N regulation competition use.

CUSCO is famous for their aftermarket suspension systems and other parts such as LSDs and chasiss reinforcements and naturally they’ve also been involved in motorsports including rallying. Being a Japanese company naturally the rally cars that they’ve dabbled with so far are cars like the Impreza and the Lancer Evolution.

With the Satria Neo, CUSCO is essentially Proton’s customer – they buy the bodyshells, equip them with CUSCO-developed race components, and then sell the completed Group N rally-going Neos to customers who will compete in Junior Rally Championships in Japan and Asia Pacific. The world has now accept and appreciate our local product.So,
what about us,Malaysian?

Friday, January 7, 2011

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4-Door

If you able to bring to mind on our previous post regarding the world premiere of the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4 Door Sedan in New York Auto Show back in April. Now, Subaru Japan revealed the new models in Japan and confirmed to be set on sales begin June 2010.

There is no details release for those JDM-spec Impreza WRX STI Sedan but I speculate this car get the similar engine as the hatchback model which having the same 2.0 Litre Turbocharged Boxer Engine. Besides the WRX STI 4 Door Sedan, Subaru also introduce the Impreza XV Crossover in Japan which revealed during Geneva Motor Show back in March. Overall in my opinion, the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Sedan has improved its manifestation much better than pre-facelift model.