October 25, 2011

RM41,000 car brakes

Before I begin with today's entry I'd want to express my condolences to MotoGP racer Marco Simoncelli's family and friends after he was killed in action at Sepang on Sunday when he lost control of his bike and was hit by Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi at full racing speed, even causing his helmet to come off. I do follow the MotoGP championship quite a bit and to have this young (he was only 24) and uprising talent's life taken away like that is nothing but tragic.

~RIP Marco~

So yeah, to start off my 1-week Deepavali break, yesterday my dad took me to visit some of his ex-colleagues who are working in service centers around Glenmarie. We started with Euromobil (that's Audi to the rest of you), but my dad's friend was no longer working there. What we did
find though....

... were 2 Audi R8 V10s still waiting for new homes. But with that RM1.27 million price tag, the wait might take a while. One thing that caught my attention was the options list (last picture, see the little white box by the side of the car), in particular the carbon ceramic brakes which cost RM41,000. OmFg.

Maximum power: 518bhp
Top speed: 317kph
0-100 kph time: 3.9 seconds

Next up was Nazim Auto, which is a branch for Peugeot. Dad met a few friends here, while I happened to find 2 of my college's students doing their training/internship at the service area. Small world...

After that we went to Federal Auto Cars (Volvo) and finally Toyotsu Motors (Toyota) which was a bit further away in Section 15.

After all that visiting we went to Klang where we had it's famous pork-ribs together with rice, super-peppery soup, Thai-style white taufu and some veggies.

and on the way back there was this:

Ferrari 360 Spider

Max power: 400bhp
Top speed: 299kph
0-100kph time: 4.3 seconds
Price: Apprx RM500,000 to RM700,000

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