Last year, automotive brand Mini introduced the Extraoddinary trail, and Yahoo Lifestyle SEA hopped into their car as we explored the streets of Chinatown through the lens of culture.
SINGAPORE – The Singapore Motorshow 2020 kicked off at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre today (9 January) across two floors with much fanfare. This year, Audi, Nissan and Chinese owned-brands BYD and MG debut electric car models at the show.Audi makes its market introduction with the e-tron, a full electric model that boasts up to 300kW, thanks to its two electric motors. It also comes with an integrated electrohydraulic brake control system, and Audi claims to be the first carmaker to use such a solution in an electrically powered series production vehicle.READ MORE:Hydeout Music Festival adds J. Balvin, Tinashe to line-up in SingaporeMargot Robbie on ‘Birds of Prey’ and why it’s different from ‘Joker’Nissan, on the other hand, debuts the Singapore-exclusive limited edition tokidoki Nissan Serena e-Power and Nissan Leaf models, which are available for purchase until March 2021.Chinese brands BYD and MG make for a play in the local market with the BYD Song Max EV, which is an electric MPV model, and the MG ZS.A total of 36 brands are exhibiting this year, with over 100 vehicles on display for car buyers to shop from. Not only that, a number of aftermarket exhibitors are showcasing their automotive accessories, lifestyle products and services.See photos of the car models in the slideshow.
The $97,000 price tag might be a steal for this car!Shortly after Ford launched the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt, Steeda announced plans for a tuned version of this car to pay homage to Steve McQueen: the limited-production Steve McQueen Edition. Steeda only built 300 of these tuned Mustangs for the 2019 model year, and this particular 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Steve McQueen Edition, no. 31 of 300, is up for sale through Imperial Motorcars listed for $97,000. Included in that price is the base price of the 2019 Mustang Bullitt that starts at $46,595, and that doesn't event factor in any options. This car is at least equipped with the available Recaro racing bucket seats, but this was probably fully loaded from the dealership. From there, Steeda got a hold of it adding almost $41,000 worth of performance upgrades. Factor in the limited production of the Steve McQueen Edition and this car's super-low miles (just 75 miles on the odometer), and this car is a no-brainer if you're looking for a car that is destined to be an instant classic.The 2019 Mustang Bullitt already increased power output (480 hp) over the base Mustang GT (460 hp), but Steeda bumped things up even more giving the Steve McQueen Edition a base tune of 550 horsepower as well as beefed-up suspension components for improved handling. If that's not enough, there's also an optional Whipple Supercharger upgrade that squeezes 775 horses from this screaming V8, and to handle the increased power output, Steeda also fitted this car with severe-duty half shafts and a belt assembly. The seller of this car also opted for the stylish Alcantara steering wheel bringing the list of upgrades to $40,875.All-in, you're getting an incredible performance that is collectible right out of the gate.If you're interested in this rare 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Steve McQueen Edition or any of the other cool and collectible cars being sold by Imperial Motorcars, click HERE for their contact info. More From Imperial Motorcars... * Save Gotham City In This $140K Batmobile Replica * Completely Original 1987 Buick Grand National Is A Rare Treasure
Early Japanese sports cars like the RX-7 are still flying under the collector car radar.As the collectability status of '80s and '90s cars continues to increase, a growing number of Japanese cars will be looked at as true classics. Included on this list are Mazda's collection of Rotary-powered sports cars including this beautiful 1984 Mazda RX-7. Even better, this RX-7 is being sold by Streetside Classics of Atlanta for $11,995, which is about the same price that you can pick up an early C4 Corvette.While Mazda might be best known for its MX-5 Miata roadster, the brand's use of Wankel rotary engines in its RX-badged cars are popular among performance enthusiasts, and Mazda has stoked that fire in recent years including the introduction of the rotary-powered RX-Vision Concept. The key advantages of a rotary engine, of course, are the high revs and low weight – big advantages for enthusiasts.The first-gen RX-7 started in 1978 and lasted until 1985, and the 1984 RX-7 GS packs the 1.1-liter 12A Wankel Rotary under the hood. Although power output is 100 horsepower and 104 lb-ft of torque, this car had perfect 50:50 weight distribution and a low curb weight of under 2,500 pounds.This particular 1984 Mazda RX-7 is even more special because of its mileage and condition. This car has definitely been taken care of since it was produced showing excellent condition inside and out, and it has been enjoyed, too, with 131,000 miles clocked on the odometer. The icing for this classic is that it's a true one-owner car!While there are plenty of classic cars you can buy in this price range, this well-driven and well-preserved RX-7 offers the perfect balance between a daily driver and a show car. If you want to stand out from all the Corvettes, Camaros and Mustangs, then contact Streetside Classics or click HERE to make an offer. Read More... * Rare 1990 Mazda Eunos Cosmo Features Twin-Turbo Rotary Engine * Give The Green Light To This Special 1991 Mazda Miata MX-5
The former wrestler turned actor has some expensive tastes. It seems like pretty much everyone likes Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson these days. He churns out movies like crazy, stars in the HBO series “Ballers,” and of course has been one of the big stars in the Fast & Furious franchise. The man doesn’t just pose with cars on the screen, he’s also a bit of an enthusiast in real life. The only problem is at 6’5” and 260 pounds, he doesn’t exactly fit in many vehicles.Still, The Rock’s car collection is pretty impressive. One that the actor used to make a dramatic entrance for the premier of “Ballers” was a Pagani Huayra. The hypercar is easily one of the most sought after in the world, but the actor obviously had trouble fitting in the passenger seat.Another incredibly expensive and rare hypercar in The Rock’s collection is a matte white Ferrari LaFerrari. The hybrid isn’t a performance slouch, and the movie star was able to score it as a complementary lease. Once The Rock realized he couldn’t fit in the thing, he didn’t option to buy it. Imagine that.When it comes to actually driving cars, The Rock’s options are more limited. While these others may sit in his garage and appreciate in value, among those he uses are two Ford pickup trucks. Does that sound a little too down-to-earth? Well, one is an F-150 with a lift and some other mods. The other is a Hennessey VelociRaptor, which takes the already insane F-150 Raptor and pushes performance to a whole new level.Another big car The Rock rolls around in is a Rolls-Royce Wraith. While these British ultra-luxury rides certainly look amazing and are far from cheap, they’re far more practical than an exotic hypercar. And with a 6.5-liter twin-turbo V12, the Wraith can really scoot.Photos credit: Instagram More Celebrity Cars LeBron James Has Quite The Car Collection Lewis Hamilton Rips His Pagani Zonda
A 212-mph sendoff for last of the front-engine Corvettes.There's no shortage of hype surrounding the all-new 2020 C8 Corvette and its mid-engine layout, but if you want one last crack at the ultimate C7 Corvette, now's your chance. Fast Lane Classic Cars just listed a low-mileage, well-equipped 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 for only $135,995 – and that's only a little bit more than the $123,000 starting price of a base ZR1!The ZR1 was only around for a single model year, and it proved to be the ultimate expression of a Corvette to date. As the sports car world continues to debate the future of a mid-engine Corvette, there was no arguing the performance of the legendary ZR1. Under the hood is a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 rated at 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque, and for manual transmission lovers, this car is equipped with the seven-speed manual gearbox. Other equipment on this car include the 3ZR Premium Equipment Group, Track Performance Package and ZR1 Carbon Flash wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. The car also comes with all of the original sales invoices and paperwork, which shouldn't be too hard to gather since this car was just purchased back in June.Aside from the more powerful engine, this car received racecar-like aero tuning including the revised grille and the massive rear wing (that is connected directly to the chassis for optimal support). All of this adds up to a car that can accelerate from 0-60 in under three seconds and hit a top speed of 212 mph making it the fastest production Corvette ever. While that title will most likely be stripped away by the mid-engine C8 Corvette, this one is still a special car.And for that reason, the 2019 Corvette ZR1 is sure to be a future collectible, so get this one before it's gone. Read More... To Drive Or Not To Drive: The Quandary Of Owning A Brand-New 1978 Chevrolet Corvette First Thoughts On The 2020 Mid-Engine Corvette C8
The largest annual motoring event Singapore Motorshow 2019 kickstarts today at Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, with over 25 launches and showcases from major car brands. With over 140 vehicles on display from 31 automotive car brands, visitors will be treated to a visual feast for the eyes, with accessories, lifestyle products and services for sale. The motorshow will run from today until January 13.