Ferrari will debut the 458 Speciale A(Aperta), the new limited edition special series as a celebration of the success of the various versions of the 458.
Dedicated to just 499 Ferrari collectors, the 458 Speciale A is the most powerful spider in Ferrari's history, effortlessly combining extreme performance with the pleasure of drop-top driving. Its aluminium retractable hard top, which takes a mere 14 seconds to deploy or retract, helps reduce the weight difference with the Speciale coupé to just 50 kg.
Formula DRIFT Asia, the Asian franchise of the professional North American drifting series Formula DRIFT, is celebrating eight years of its success with a commemorative 8th anniversary photo book. Printed in limited copies, this coffee table book showcases memorable moments of the various Formula DRIFT Asia events since the first one held in Singapore in 2008. Headquartered in the Lion City, Formula DRIFT Asia has expanded to Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia and Japan.
Featuring 80 pages of exclusive photos shot by renowned motorsport photographer Larry Chen with the support of our local photography crew, the limited edition Formula DRIFT Asia commemorative photo book was launched on 26 September in Singapore at Shaw House Urban Plaza with a photo exhibition and a charity drive for youth-at-risk. Chen will also made a special appearance at the launch, to share insight about his experience in capturing the high speed sideway action of Formula DRIFT.
For this year's IAA, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles presents a concept vehicle with the legendary name of TRISTAR. The beefy pick-up with extended cab, styling bar and short wheelbase has permanent four-wheel drive with mechanical rear axle differential lock and 30mm additional ground clearance.
Befitting its name, the designers have developed a high-precision, new and yet familiar design language: the sharp wrap-around lines, LED headlights and a changed architecture of the whole front give the concept vehicle a wide and purposeful appearance. Cargo can be distributed on two separate levels: there is a spacious, dust-proof and watertight drawer under the flatbed section, where a deep-tread spare tire is also housed.
Nissan has created a new zero emission concept for VIP transportation - the Nissan e-NV200 VIP Concept. Designers have upgraded the all-electric e-NV200 Evalia people carrier into a zero emission van perfect as shuttle transport for VIPs. The benefit of being zero emission means that the van can access all current and future clean air zones, as well as drive inside buildings, for the ultimate in discreet convenience.
Behind the exterior, is a sophisticated and luxurious interior. The seats are covered in premium quality white leather with blue accents, which contrast with the predominantly black lower portion of the cabin - the trim and carpets are black with a piano black finish on the control surfaces. The top half of the cabin, including the headlining, window surrounds and pillar covers are also white to create a spacious feel.
When the MCE was first opened, there was total chaos on the first day, as confused motorists attempted to navigate through a maze of complex roads to get to their destination. To avoid the same thing from happening again, the LTA has decided give motorists a chance to test new roads before they are officially open on Sunday.
The test saw 50 motorists use the new roads, which should be a more direct route to MCE and the CBD. Out of the 50 present, 3 were members of the public, while the other 47 were LTA staff who have not worked on the MCE project.
The new roads include a straightened Central Boulevard, which will run parallel to Marina Boulevard, direct access from Maxwell Road to the MCE, along with an extension of Bayfront Avenue to Marina South MRT station. Tweaks to certain road signs were suggested by the test community, and they should be replaced or repositioned before the official opening of the roads at 5:00am on Sunday.