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  • Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Challenge Season 3, Round 3 – drama and close racing at Batu Kawan Stadium

    The third season of the Toyota Vios Challenge returned to the Batu Kawan Stadium in Penang for the third round, which was certainly not short of excitement across the three classes. Race 1 on Saturday saw Tengku Djan Ley, Hayden Haikal and Shawn Lee of the Super Sporting, Sporting and Promotional classes respectively take race wins in their classes for a further boost in their championship standings.

    The first race of the day began with pole position claimed by Tengku Djan Ley racing under the 23 Motors banner, who was the only entrant to clock under the 1 minute 15 second mark with a lap time of 1:14.698 along the 1,692 m-long circuit. Next in on the grid was Kenny Lee in P2 for Kegani Racing with a time of 1:15.018, followed by Mark Darwin of Laser Motor Racing with a lap time of 1:15.215 for P3 on the grid.

    It was a display of precision from Djan in the #23 car, who extracted a gap of 2.3 seconds clear from second-placed Lee, who was pushing at least as hard to stay in contention. Perhaps pushing a little too hard, as his race came to an end as he clipped the inside wall at Turn 2 on Lap 9, bringing out the safety car.

    Circulating under yellow flag, Djan’s lead evaporated while Lee’s retirement from the first race of the weekend promoted Mark Darwin and Brendan Paul Anthony into second and third places. Once racing resumed, Djan held position, and thus a commanding lights-to-flag victory in Race 1 resulted for the #23 car.

    The top three in qualifying for the Sporting class consisted of pole-sitter Mirza Syahmi Mahzan in the #97 car of Aylezo Motorsports with a time of 1:15.902, followed by Hayden Haikal in P2, in the #81 car of S&D Motorsports with a time of 1:15.925. Third on the Sporting class grid for the weekend’s first race was Adam Khalid in the #28 car of Crestmax Motorsports with a time of 1:16.201.

    Mirza made a solid start from P1 as the opening four laps of the 22-lap race saw a close-fought battle for the lead between Mirza and Hayden, though the unforgiving nature of the street-style circuit with concrete barriers claimed its next victim as a mistake from Mirza resulted in the end of his race.

    Hayden inherited the race lead in the #97 car, and went to extend his lead from Kenneth Koh in the #77 car of Panglima Motorsports by as much as eight seconds. Meanwhile, Adam Khalid rounded up the podium placings in third following a less-than perfect start which handed track position to Koh.

    Wrapping up the first day’s racing was the Promotional class, which saw Shawn Lee take pole position in the #6 car with a lap time of 1:17.111. Lee was trailed by Nabil Ahmad in the #83 car in P2, with a lap time of 1:17.660, followed by Shukri Yahaya in P3 in the #24 car with a lap time of 1:11.715.

    Race 1 of the Promotional class for this round started under the safety car due to rain, which looked to promise even more excitement with the additional weather element. Lee gradually widened up the margin between himself and the #83 car in the wet conditions, though Nabil would promptly close the gap again the track surface dried out in the closing stages of the race.

    The top three starters of the Promotional class finished in the same order, as Shawn Lee held position for the race win on Saturday, while Nabil Ahmad and Shukri Yahaya held station to finish in second and third places, respectively.

    Race 2 on Sunday commenced once again with the Super Sporting class, with a reverse grid for the first six finishers on Race 1 the day before and thus placing Freddie Ang in the #3 car of Telagamas Toyota on pole for Race 2. This meant Super Sporting Race 1 winner Djan would start Race 2 well down the order, and his win on Saturday would further add to his success ballast which totalled a hefty 55 kg for Race 2.

    An overzealous effort on the opening lap saw Djan’s #23 car sustain damage to its right rear wheel forcing a pit stop for a wheel change. This ended Djan’s contest for the front in Race 2, though he continued to finish two laps down in order to collect precious points for the championship.

    With a strong race start, Ang held off the two-pronged challenge from William Ho of Toyotsu and defending champion Boy Wong. The #39 car driven by Ho was in hot pursuit of Ang in the #3 car, though the lack of sufficient opportunity saw Ho hold position in second place in order to score valuable points for the overall championship this season.

    Most eventful and dramatic of the weekend was Race 2 for the Sporting class, with double the number of entrants at 16 cars compared to the Super Sporting class. Finishing sixth in Race 1, Tom Goh in the #33 car of S&D Tama Motorsports took pole position in the reverse grid for Race 2, leading Bradley Benedict Anthony of Dream Chaser, Adam Khalid of Crestmax Motorsports and Haji Sutan Mustaffa Salihin of SMS Motorsports.

    Goh defended the lead into the first corner despite a bumper tap from the second-place car, managing to gather up the ensuing slide and avoiding trouble in the opening lap. Drama was brewing further behind, however, and the second lap was red-flagged by a six-car pile-up which obstructed the full width of the track where it happened. Upon restart, four of the six cars involved could not rejoin the race.

    Goh continued in strong form following the race restart, gradually building a commanding lead over Haji Sutan and Bradley Benedict who were going hammer-and-tongs in battle for second place. Haji Sutan eventually had to yield to a dive down the inside from Dream Chaser entry on the ninth lap, and thus commenced the chase to close the gap to the #33 S&D Tama Motorsports car.

    Shanmuganathan Arumugam spun in his #69 car in the closing stages of the Sporting class race, which brought out the safety car once again, and Goh’s sizable lead would evaporate with the field once again bunched up.

    Once the safety left the circuit, it was now down to a two-lap sprint to the finish, culminating in Bradley Benedict making another hard pass on the penultimate corner before the chequered flag to take victory in Race 2, Goh having to settle for second and Haji Sutan rounding up the Sporting class podium in P3.

    Closing up the competition proceedings on Sunday was Race 2 for the Promotional Class, with Janna Nick taking pole position in the customary reverse grid arrangement over the race weekend. Janna held the race lead for the first two laps before Shukri Yahaya overtook, having carried a comfortably quicker pace.

    Janna also contended with a looming Nabil Ahmad, who proceeded to take second place on the fourth lap, leaving the actress to fend off another challenge, this time from Shawn Lee. Janna put in a strong defending effort, though eventually contact resulted in her spinning four laps from the finish.

    Facing oncoming traffic, Janna’s #18 car was successfully avoided by Diana Danielle and Nabila Razali, though Syafiq Kyle’s luck ran out this time and collided into the stationary car. Thus, Race 2 for the Promotional class concluded with the same podium finishers as in Race 1, albeit in different order – this time it was Shukri Yahaya for the race win, Nabil Ahmad in second place and Shawn Lee in P3.

     
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  • GM to exit Thailand, discontinue Chevrolet brand there, sell Rayong plant to China’s Great Wall Motors

    You’ve read about GM’s decision to wind down sales, design and engineering operations in Australia and New Zealand, as well as retiring the Holden brand from those markets; well, that’s not all. Closer to home, the US giant is also exiting Thailand.

    The carmaker said it will withdraw the Chevrolet brand from Thailand by the end of 2020, and said that China’s Great Wall Motor (GWM) has agreed to buy over its manufacturing plants in Rayong. It has a 180k capacity vehicle assembly plant on the eastern seaboard as well as a powertrain plant with 120k capacity. After-sales support for local Chevy owners will continue via the dealer network.

    Now, this comes as a surprise because Chevrolet Thailand “renewed its commitment for 2020” at the 2019 Dealer Recognition and Grandmasters Award Ceremony just last month.

    “In 2020, we will continue to put the customer at the centre of everything we do at Chevrolet. This includes the launch of exciting vehicles that will attract both new and returning customers and the continued nationwide roll-out of our 2S and 3S centres to expand service coverage and customer care right across Thailand,” Piyanuch Chaturaphat, general director of sales said at the event.

    The event in Bangkok also saw Chevrolet dealerships renewed their ongoing commitment to the brand and its customers by signing the 2020 Dealer Sales and Service Agreement. They won’t be a happy lot that’s for sure.

    GM’s co-ordinated retreat is part of the company’s plan to exit unprofitable markets including Europe, while focusing on North America, China, Latin America and South Korea. With the planned sale of its Thai plant, GM has essentially given up on the rest of ASEAN as well, as the Land of Smiles is the company’s regional hub.

    GM is “focusing on markets where we have the right strategies to drive robust returns, and prioritising global investments that will drive growth in the future of mobility,” especially in electric and autonomous vehicles, GM chairman and CEO Mary Barra said in a statement. “I’ve often said that we will do the right thing, even when it’s hard, and this is one of those times,” she added.

    Since taking over the hot seat in 2014, Barra has prioritised profit margins over sales volume and a global presence. In 2017, GM sold its Opel/Vauxhall European arm to Peugeot and exited South Africa and other African markets. Subsequently, Barra made the call to pull out of Vietnam, Indonesia and India. In 2015, GM killed off the Chevrolet brand in Europe and left the Russian market.

    “Our decision to cease production at the Rayong site is based on GM’s global strategy and optimisation of our manufacturing footprint around the world. In this context, sale of the Rayong plants to GWM is best option to support future vehicle manufacturing at this site,” said GM’s international operations senior VP Julian Blissett.

    GM’s strategic markets, alliances and distributors president Andy Dunstan said GM had undertaken a detailed analysis of the business case to allocate a new vehicle program to Rayong. However, low plant utilisation, forecast domestic and export volumes impacted the business case significantly.

    “GM explored a range of options to maintain Chevrolet in Thailand’s new vehicle sales market. Regrettably, without a domestic manufacturing footprint, it is not viable for Chevrolet to compete in the Thai market,” he added.

    There are similarities with the geopolitical situation in Asia. As the Americans retreat, the Chinese are expanding their presence in the region. GWM, one of China’s biggest SUV makers and owner of the Haval brand, said that it will sell vehicles from the Thai plant across the region and Australia, essentially picking up where GM left off. China’s previously red hot auto market has slowed, and its car companies are now looking abroad for growth.

    “The global strategy of GWM has begun to take shape after more than 10 years of development. In the past two years, through the export model transformation and upgrades, GWM has accelerated the pace of its strategic global rollout. In 2019, GWM’s Tula plant in Russia successfully started production, and the company also reached an agreement with GM to acquire its Talegaon Plant in India in early 2020,” GWM global strategy VP Liu Xiangshang said.

    “The ASEAN automotive market is a developing one and a market with great prospects and potential. Entering the Thai market is the first step for GWM to enter the ASEAN market, and is also an important step in GWM’s global strategy. Our investment will create more jobs in the local area, including direct and indirect employment and further enhance skill development in the automotive industry. We will also promote the development of the local supply chain, R&D and related industries, plus contribute more to the exchequer of both the local Rayong and Thailand governments,” he added.

    This isn’t the first time GWM is buying from GM. As pointed out by Liu, earlier this year the Baoding-based company signed an agreement to purchase a GM plant in India. Both parties said they expect the transaction to be completed by Q2 2020.

     
  • Mk8 Volkswagen Golf GTD to debut at Geneva event

    At next month’s Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen will unveil the new Golf GTD, the high-performance, oil-burning version of the eighth-generation hatchback. As before, the GTD will be the range-topping diesel variant within the Mk8 Golf range, continuing the company’s legacy that began with the first Golf GTD that debuted back in 1982.

    According to the German carmaker, the GTD will feature the most powerful turbo diesel injection (TDI) engine ever to be installed in a Golf. Additionally, the four-cylinder TDI engine is also claimed to be one of the cleanest combustion engines in the world.

    The powerplant will boast a new twin dosing SCR (selective catalytic reduction) with double AdBlue injection, which is said to reduce NOx emissions by a significant margin when compared to the previous, Mk7-based GTD model.

    Other details such as output figures are a mystery for now, but an earlier leak posted in January revealed that the new GTD will come with 197 hp (200 PS or 147 kW). By comparison, its predecessor’s 2.0 litre TDI mill provided 181 hp (184 PS or 135 kW) and 380 Nm of torque.

    The leak at the time also showed the GTD’s front-end, which features a blacked-out, wide-width front intake units arranged in chequered pattern (a la Renault Sport) in the corners. The sole teaser sketch released by Volkswagen confirms this styling cue and it is likely the petrol-powered GTI model will get the same treatment, as the leak and prior iterations suggest.

     
  • Holden brand axed as GM retreats from RHD markets

    It fought valiantly for its survival, but in the end it was not enough. Holden has announced that it will cease as a brand altogether, winding down sales, design and engineering efforts in Australia and New Zealand by 2021. The news comes just three years after it shut down its manufacturing operations in 2017.

    Parent company General Motors made the “difficult decision” after implementing and considering numerous options to maintain and turn around the brand, according to GM International Operations senior vice president Julien Blissett. “Over recent years, as the industry underwent significant change globally and locally, we implemented a number of alternative strategies to try to sustain and improve the business.”

    In a detailed analysis of the investment required to make Holden competitive beyond the current generation of products, several factors counted against it. This included the fragmented right-hand drive markets, the economics to support the growth of the brand, and the ability to deliver an appropriate return on investment.

    “After comprehensive assessment, we regret that we could not prioritise the investment required for Holden to be successful for the long term in Australia and New Zealand, over all other considerations we have globally,” said Blissett. “This decision is based on global priorities and does not reflect the hard work, talent and professionalism of the Holden team.”

    Holden’s interim chairman and managing director Kristian Aquilina said that it was important to work with all stakeholders to deliver a “dignified and respectful” wind-down, given its 160-year history. “We understand the impact of this decision on our people, our customers, our dealers and our partners – and will work closely with all stakeholders to deliver a dignified and respectful transition.”

    The VF Commodore was the last Holden to be built in Australia

    Holden said that it will honour all warranties and servicing offers made at the time of the sale, and that it will provide servicing and space parts for at least 10 years, through its aftersales networks. It will also handle any recalls and safety-related issues if they arise, as required, working with governmental agencies.

    Impacted employees will also be provided separation packages and employment transition support, while dealers will be offered appropriate transition arrangements – including the opportunity to continue as authorised service outlets to support Holden customers.

    Australian motoring portal CarAdvice detailed the shocking move – according to a high-ranking GM official, the “agonising decision” was only made in Detroit in the past 48 hours, adding that the company had every intention of reviving the brand following the end of local manufacturing.

    The recent introduction of the Acadia and Equinox SUVs, based on GMC and Chevrolet’s United States models respectively, as well as the planned launch of the Chevrolet Corvette, is apparently evidence of this. “Our intention was to turn around the brand… there is zero blame to the local team,” the source said. “This decision [about Holden] is all about investment priorities.”

    The Colorado will also be discontinued as part of the sale of GM Thailand

    General Motors has been retreating from unprofitable markets for some time – including in Europe, where the company sold its Opel and Vauxhall brands to the PSA Group in 2017. The company has also been pulling Chevy from right-hand drive markets, including the United Kingdom, Japan, India and South Africa. Within the Southeast Asian region, the brand has also recently exited the Vietnamese and Indonesian markets.

    As such, the company has apparently decided that it would be unprofitable to develop new RHD models for three comparatively small markets, including Thailand. In fact, GM also announced today that will sell its operations in the Land of Smiles to Great Wall Motors, thereby scuppering any plans for a next-generation Colorado pick-up – Holden’s bestselling model.

    General Motors still plans to continue offering specialty vehicles in Australia and New Zealand, with CarAdvice reporting that the Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) sub-brand could be turned into the imaginatively-named General Motors Specialty Vehicles (GMSV). This company already imports the Chevrolet Camaro and Silverado, converted to right-hand drive.

    The publication said that the brand could add the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban SUVs, as well as Cadillac SUVs that share their underpinnings. The forthcoming electric Hummer pick-up could also be converted to RHD and sold there further down the road, while the introduction of the Corvette should continue unaffected. Unlike those other models, the sports car will come in RHD form directly from the factory, as the switch to a mid-engined layout will ease the conversion.

     
  • New Proton 3S Centre opens in Bandar Bukit Puchong

    Proton, together with Lesydear Automobile (Lesydear Auto), have officially opened a new 3S centre in Bandar Bukit Puchong. The new facility, which is easily accessible via the LDP, costs RM2.5 million to build and consists of six bays and four hoists.

    The showroom can also accommodate up to five display cars, and include amenities such as a coffee bar, laptop charging outlets, as well as free Wi-Fi for the comfort and convenience of customers. Lesydear claims that customers in Puchong and the surrounding area can now have access to sales, service and spare parts availability all under one roof.

    With this, the number of Proton 3S and 4S centre in the country is now at 120. Company deputy CEO, Data’ Radzaif Mohamed said: “Aside from good product offerings, the strength of a company lies in its network. It is this reason that Proton has placed a lot of focus on network development and upgrading of its outlets.”

    “It is important because it serves as the main contact point between customers and us. Today, we are proud to say that, as a result of this, customers are looking more favourably to the Proton brand as a purchase choice. We sold 100,821 cars in 2019, and ranked second in the sales table nationwide, a position we have maintained since April 2019.

    The minister of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM), Gobind Singh was also present at the grand opening ceremony. He said the X70 epitomises modern automotive technology, and he “can see why the SUV has been so popular.” The statement was in reference to the embedded eSIM card, which allows for 4G LTE connectivity. Learn everything about to X70 CKD, below.

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  • Nissan share price plummets, worth less than Subaru

    Nissan, in the face of slowing sales and management instability following the arrest of former chairman Carlos Ghosn, has seen its shares fall to a decade low after it slashed its full-year profit outlook and scrapped year-end dividend payout, Bloomberg reports.

    Its shares fell 9.6% last Friday, with a market capitalisation of 2.17 trillion yen (RM81.8 billion), behind Subaru, Suzuki, Honda, and Toyota. In fact, Nissan’s stock is down 19% since the start of the year, after a 28% decline in 2019 and 22% in 2018. The company also revised its full-year operating profit forecast to 85 billion yen (RM3.2 billion), down from an initial estimate of 150 billion yen (RM5.65 billion).

    To further combat plummeting profits, Nissan will cut 12,500 jobs globally in a bid to free up cash for investment in its next-generation technology. It hopes to stay competitive in areas such as electric vehicles and self-driving cars.

    Company CEO Makoto Uchida said at a press conference: “Unfortunately, our business performance has worsened more than we anticipated, and there’s no letting up on investing in the future. In order to invest in growth, we ended up with this dividend.” Uchida took over the role as CEO in December 2019, and promised to unveil a new midterm plan this May for Nissan and its two-decade alliance with Renault.


    Carlos Ghosn has predicted that Nissan will go bankrupt in 2-3 years

    Meanwhile, in the latest three-month period, Nissan posted an operating profit of 23 billion yen (RM867 million), falling short of analysts’ average estimate of 59 billion yen (RM2.2 billion). Quarterly sales fell by 18% to 2.5 trillion yen (RM94.26 billion), missing analysts’ prediction of 2.7 trillion yen (RM101.8 billion).

    Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Tatsuo Yoshida said: “There’s no magic potion. They’re going to have to make bold cutbacks in production.” Nissan’s core sales regions, which include China and North America, are slowing down. Profits in the latter fell by over 25% compared to a year ago.

    Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta said he knows “exactly what the problem is,” and is confident that the US market will rebound. The company has planned to introduce eight new models US over the next two years, including replacements for the ageing Qashqai and X-Trail SUVs.

    In China, Nissan had shut three of its factories due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. At least one of the factories have been reopened today, while the remaining two facilities will resume operations on February 20. Those plants have been closed since late January as part of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration, and the extended closure is expected to have some impact on income and revenue in the current quarter.

     
  • New Maserati SUV officially announced for 2021 debut

    Maserati recently announced its plans for the development and production of its new electrified range of vehicles, which will begin with a hybrid version of the Ghibli due this year. The carmaker’s release also mentions a new SUV that will make its debut later on, with the first pre-production units expected to arrive by 2021.

    Details about the new SUV are limited for now but it is confirmed that it will be assembled at a new facility in Cassino, and will reportedly be positioned below the Levante. Construction of the plant is scheduled to begin at the end of the first quarter of 2020 and will see an investment of about 800 million euros.

    As for the rest of the plans in the pipeline, production of the next-generation GranTurismo and GranCabrio – the company’s first EVs – is expected to commence in 2021. This will take place at the Mirafiori production hub, which will also receive an 800 million-euro investment to realign the assembly line to produce the brand’s new electrified cars.

    Meanwhile, Maserati’s home base in Modena will be responsible for a new super sports car in 2020, which the company says will be “brimming with technology and evoking the brand’s traditional values.”

    This is likely the production version of the much-awaited Alfieri that will be offered with an electric powertrain. Maserati has previously teased it would reveal something special in May this year, and the supposed flagship model could very well be just that.

     
  • UUM number plate series – bids open, ends March 1

    Another public university has announced the availability of a special number plate series – Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) is the latest institution to offer a unique plate, with its UUM series now open for bidding. Bids for the series, which will offer ‘UUM 1’ to ‘UUM 9999’ plates, will end on March 1.

    Bids for ordinary numbers start from RM500, while that for popular numbers begin from RM1,000 to RM2,000. Premier numbers (1-10) start from RM30,000, although it looks like UUM 1 to 6 have been taken, with only four left on sale, these being 7 to 10.

    The university is the fourth to announce the sale of special plates. In July last year, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) was reported to have successfully received approval to sell UMT plates, and last month tenders were announced for Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) series plates. All three sets offer plates from ‘1’ to ‘9999’.

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    The sale of previously issued special number plates to non-governmental organisations ended on December 31, 2019, but the government is still allowing access of special vehicle registration plates to private companies and public universities, for the purpose of raising funds for themselves. All have to be approved by the road transport department (JPJ)

    According to a previous report, public universities will have to pay RM500,000 for 10,000 registrations, and must resell the plates within three years or return the plates to the department.

     
  • Pagani Imola – aero-heavy track beast, all 5 units sold

    Pagani has quietly built an extreme track beast, sold all five of the planned units of the limited edition, and is now telling us about it. About a car that you, me or the Sultan can’t buy. Ladies and gents, the five million euros a piece Pagani Imola.

    Named after the racetrack on which Pagani says the car was modelled and fine-tuned, the Imola is a roadgoing hypercar “with a wholly racing temperament that embodies the maximum expression of Pagani’s track technology.” The Imola has gone through the severest on-track validation test ever applied to a Pagani, the company says, such as over 16,000 km track miles at racing speed, equivalent to about three times the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    This “vehicle-laboratory” uses the active aerodynamics system introduced by the Huayra, the first road car ever to be equipped with the tech. Each of the four mobile winglets behaves according to the driving circumstances, and even when braking, by generating an aerodynamic braking action.

    Looks a bit over? Horacio concurs. “We can’t say that it’s an elegant car. We wanted an efficient vehicle, and just as you’d expect if you were looking at an F1 single-seater, this led us to design a car with additional aerodynamic features. So, although on the one hand these details may detract from the lines and overall aesthetics of the vehicle, on the other, they also allow to improve lap time, ease of driving and especially safety,” founder and chief designer Horacio Pagani said.

    The suspension geometry (all-round independent double wishbones, helical springs, electronically controlled absorbers) has been newly designed to transfer the power and 1,100 Nm torque to the ground, reduce the dive effect and sway when braking. With this, the driver can take a corner “by braking at the last thousandth of a second,” it’s claimed.

    “Since we could test drive on track (Imola, obviously) in different temperature and track surface conditions, we were able to try out new solutions, which we often took to the extreme so as to work out their behaviour. For instance, fitting semi-slick tyres allowed us to subject different parts of the car to stress that far exceeded – with respect to the suspensions and lateral forces – the stress sustained when road tyres are used,” the San Cesario sul Panaro carmaker said.

    Pagani has played around with advanced composite materials. The new formula of the Carbo-Titanium HP62 G2 and Carbo-Triax HP62, developed for the central monocoque of the Imola and Roadster BC, was created to reduce weight while increasing torsional and bending stiffness.

    Weight-saving goes to the next level with the introduction of Acquarello Light, a new bespoke painting system that cuts five kg while maintaining colour richness, depth and shine. This new painting tech will be available on future Pagani models.

    Besides the extensive use of alloys such as those of aluminium, titanium and chrome-molybdenum steel, the Imola uses more than 770 forged or CNC-machined components featuring the newly developed texture-look finish specifically applied to aluminium alloy parts. This beast weighs just 1,246 kg!

    Powered by a 6.0 litre V12 engine by AMG, 827 hp and 1,100 Nm is channeled to the rear axle via an Xtrac seven-speed transverse AMT with electro-mechanical differential. The braking system – Brembo carbon-ceramic discs, 398 mm six-pot front, 380 mm four-pot rear – has been optimised for better cooling. The bespoke Pirelli Trofeo R rubber provides great track performance but would also be “communicative and easy to drive,” Pagani says.


     
 

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