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The 24 Hours of Le Mans is barely a month away and we're pretty sure that KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) is busy prepping the team's LMP2 Morgan-Nissan prototype to give it the best chance of finishing on the podium. And one company that's going to help them reach that goal is Motul.
KCMG has just announced its technical partnership with French oil company Motul not only in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but also in their campaign in sports car endurance racing. That includes the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the Asian Le Mans Series which will begin in August. The deal will see Motul provide their high performance lubricants for KCMG's LMP2 Morgan-Nissan prototype which will run for hours non-stop and require the maximum engine protection and performance that only Motul can provide.
Words by Christopher Kho | Photos courtesy of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
When we got to drive the all-new Mirage for the very first time last year, one of the things that popped in our mind was: “When will the sedan version come out?” Although the question didn't really rank high on our “must-see” list, something told us that a four-door version was coming. And here it is. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation just announced that its next-generation global compact sedan is coming to Thailand in July. But instead of calling it as the Mirage sedan, they've decided to name it the “Attrage” - short for Attractive + Mirage. Clever, maybe. Catchy, not so much.
Words by Christopher Kho | Photos courtesy of KC Motorsports Group Ltd.
It means a lot when the Philippines' largest national flag carrier shows their support for motorsports, even more so if it's an international motorsports group. This is a testament how a business that has nothing to do with racing puts their trust (and money) in a team because they share the same philosophy in terms of vision, performance, and prestige. I'm talking about Cebu Pacific Air who has expanded their partnership with KC Motorsports Group Ltd. (KCMG) in their 2013 campaign in the Formula Masters China Series (FMCS). As a result of this deal, the team will now be known as Cebu Pacfic Air by KCMG.
Words by Jose Carlo R. Sapera | Photos courtesy of Suzuki Motor Corporation
The SX4 is one tough cookie. This Japanese compact car has been turned into a crossover, sport hatchback, a WRC rally car, and a Pikes Peak International Hill Climb winner. So after a six-year life cycle, it's time for a new one to fill in its big shoes. And here it is, the all-new 2014 Suzuki SX4 - based on the S-Cross concept that debuted at last year's Paris Motor Show.
The concept behind the all-new SX4 is to combine the qualities of a compact car with technologies used in sport utility vehicles. What they came up with is something they'd like to describe as having “bold styling, class leading space for all passengers, outstanding 4WD performance, and low carbon dioxide emissions.”
What does one do when they're already the No. 1 car manufacturer in the Philippines? Extend your lead by a country mile of course. And that's exactly what Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has been doing for the first four months of 2013.
TMP just reported a 33% increase in sales for Q1 of 2013, compared to the same period last year. If you punch in the numbers, they've sold 23,395 Toyotas from January to April and earns them 41.3% of the market share according to the latest report from the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (CAMPI). That roughly means that for every five cars sold in the Philippines, two of those are Toyotas.
Words by Ian Magbanua | Photos courtesy of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Here's a little something to get all of us motor heads and gamers excited for Christmas to come this 2013. Polyphony Digital and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) have just announced a 2013 holiday release for Gran Turismo 6 (GT6). This 6th edition of "The Real Driving Simulator" comes on the heels of its 15th Anniversary, and follows almost three years after the troubled but still popular Gran Turismo 5.
Although many see this release as just a bloated GT5 DLC (downloadable content) for the PlayStation 3, Polyphony Digital and series creator, Kazunori Yamauchi are quick to point out that Gran Turismo 6 is a totally different beast. Brand new for this release is an all new suspension and tire physics model that was created in close cooperation with tire giant Yokohama and suspension wizards KW Automotive.