Driven: 2 Ford Mustang 2016 2.3L Ecoboost and the Ford Mustang GT 2016 V8 5.0L


Hello everyone and welcome back to another post by Supercars By Putera! In this post, We will be reviewing not one but 2 supercars! Actually, we were in a long wait to review this classic model made by Ford but it now has received a newly refreshed modern looks, the legendary Ford Mustang 2016 2.3 litre Ecoboost 310 horsepower and the Ford Mustang GT V8 5.0 litre 415 horsepower! If you personally ask me, “Putera, does it worth the wait?” My answer, “Yes! It is worth the time waiting for not one model but 2 variant of this Ford Mustang!” Yes people, I have driven the Ford Mustang 5.0 GT variant as well! So, it is definitely worth the wait!!

I’m intrigued to know and drive just how good an American Muscle car would feel like by being behind the wheel? Just like the old models of Ford Mustang that we see in the Fast and Furious franchise, we can see that the Ford Mustang are being modified to boost its torque and enabling the car to do a front-wheels-up by pressing the accelerator pedal fully to the floor. I know it would cost a fortune to modify the car in such way but if you are a gear head, you would definitely do it.. The latest version of the Ford Mustang are being shown to the public for the first time is in the movie, Need For Speed. By having this insights from this 2 supercar-feast movies to the eyes, my eagerness and curiosity level to drive the muscle car increases. We all know what is a super-car right? Having a high horsepower engine, and streamlined body/chasis to help increase the movement of wind passes the car as fast as possible and giving the car low resistance from the wind as possible. So, what is a muscle car? or what is an American muscle car? A muscle car essentially is a high performance V8-based car made in America(which is proudly being referred as “American Muscle Car”) The brands and models referred as American muscle car is among others, Chevrolet Impala SS, Ford Torino GT, Ford Mustang GT, Buick GS and Dodge Charger R/T.  The models that is mentioned above is the most high performance that are being made straight from the factory are the ones considered as American Muscle Car. Why such discrimination to the lower ends of the models? Sadly, even I don’t have the answer to that question.

My review? Let’s start with the 2.3 Ecoboost variant first shall we?

The Looks

At first glance, the body design of the latest Ford Mustang has a modern and sleek look. I’m astonished with how it looks even from afar especially when Ford fashion the car with bright and vivid paint colours. This pony badged supercar really is refined then its predecessors! The headlights and taillights are among the key components for us to identify from a distance that this is a new Ford Mustang! The big sprawling engine especially the GT 5.0 variant really fills the engine bay of the muscle car!

I know that you are here for this section right? Let’s start..

Once I received the keys to the muscle car, it is a dream come true. Like I mentioned above, I saw this car in Need For Speed movie, it excites me so much that I have the keys to legendary American Muscle Car here is Malaysia! Wow! My heart-pumps so vigorously at this point already let alone sitting in the car!

Upon entering the car, once I open the door, the smell!! Ouhhh, I do love a new car smell, this car in particular have the electronic-controlled bucket black leather seats that came with heat and cooling air out from the seats!! Essentially, you have an air-conditioner in the seat to warm you up or cool you down at a push of button.. Even you have the options to adjust the warmth and coolness of the air. How warm and how cool you want the air coming out from the bucket leather seats to be, it’s at your personalised preferences. Once I taken a few pictures, its time to sit in the car and feel the black leather that came all the way from USA. I am so hype at this moment.. Its a right hand-side vehicle so at the driver’s door, my left in the car, slowly and gently, I sat inside, followed by my right foot and closed the door. Again, the smell intensified! Wow! Its a great leather smell! The leather seats feels comfortable.. For a muscle car, I am sure that it is comfortable to make the car as your daily driving vehicle.. It fits for long distance journey too! So, immediately, in front of me, I can see the steering wheel with the pony as the emblem on it. The digital speedometer with lots of computer options to see the performance charts of the car, and with the settings to change the colour of the LED’s in the car. Wow! So many colours to choose from and the LED’s are not just running at the speedometer only, it further extends at the door handle as well.. We can control the settings of the speedometer at the steering wheel of the muscle car. That is only the speedometer part. Let’s move on with the centre console and entertainment of the muscle car.

Well, at this point, At the top right corner of the centre console is the start button of the muscle car. Wow, I amazed and blown away with the amount of buttons in the car. So many buttons to go through though! Wow!! The 4 main switches that give a different sensation to the driver of the muscle car at the centre console is the Steering Modes button, Drive Modes button, —

The Drive

I am really excited for this moment. Upon observing all the details in the car, and having the keys in my hand, the urge to push the start buttons builds up very fast in me as I want to hear the engine come alive very badly.. So, after having quite a holding-in the rumbling feelings to push the start button, and finally, I did it.. Once I pushed the start button, the engine came alive well! The engine roaring to life and the exhaust sound made the experience quite amazing! Well, I have to say, it is not as loud as other supercars that I have driven and reviewed in this blog but considering it is a 2.3 Ecoboost engine variant, it is certainly a signature of a legendary Ford Mustang! So, now that I have hear the engine.. How about reposition the gear in ‘D’ shall we?

The drive was surprisingly smooth! Not so much of a drama like other supercars that I have driven and reviewed in the blog. Even for the GT V8 5.0 variant as well except GT V8 5.0 variant has a slightly louder engine sound than the 2.3 Ecoboost. The top speed for both of the models are 155 mph and 0 to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds for the 2.3 Ecoboost and 4.8 seconds for the 5.0 V8 GT variant! Wow! I like the speed though!

The Verdict

Despite the specs sheet and the V8 engine, my overall experience after test driving the car would be it lacks the beast personalities in it.. To be honest, I have a high expectations for the car to blow my mind especially when driving it.. The buttons, the leather seats, the LEDs is great but I am seeking for that punch, that something extra that Ford came out to try and beat other supercar makers. Be it a big makeover in the performance or overall looks, I still perceive that the legendary Ford Mustang stands on its own. Ford came out with this specifications for a reason and I think it is impressive to see, great accessibility to features and functions of the car, overall good performance of engine and most importantly, a great new car to take on the name “Mustang” as its predecessor owns the name gloriously.

Before I end my write-up of the Ford Mustang 2.3L Ecoboost 2016 and Ford Mustang GT 5.0 V8 2016, I would like to thank you to the one and only, Moga Motors Sdn Bhd, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia specifically Mr Khairi Edin, Head Sales Consultant for letting me test drive an American Muscle Car. To all my loyal readers, thank you for your time by reading this post from the beginning until the end, I hope it will help you by giving the insights and how it feels like to drive it. Once again, thank you and have a wonderful day ahead! Before you go, have a look at the pictures below! 🙂

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Reviewed: Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4! Beautiful V10 Beast!


Hello everyone and welcome back to another post in Supercars By Putera! This week on this blog features a very special Supercar.. A proper supercar. Italian-made, born in a city called Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy which famously known to everyone as Lamborghini. Lot A supercar maker and manufacturer company that took years and years of Research and Development to produce its Supercars to the public, a supercar brand that started off as a tractor maker in the agriculture industry. After its opinion being declined and ignored by another supercar maker, Ferrari, the founder and owner named, Ferrucio Lamborghini sold his tractor making business and he dive into the world of supercar maker and manufacturer under his own brand name, Lamborghini to compete with its immediate rival, Ferrari. While competing in local track races, Lamborghini started making its name in the Automotive industry and soon after, Lamborghini brand are as famous as Ferrari. Over the years, Lamborghini takes it slow in producing its new models into production as the supercar maker wants to ensure that their supercar are different, stylish and yet not losing any of the traits of a supercar in its DNA.

Being in the Automotive industry, it’s all about making its own identity and being visible to the public especially to its immediate competitor. The company has created many models of its supercar and some of it are as follows:- Automobili Ferrucio Lamborghini S.p.A produces 350 GT, 400 GT, Miura, Espada, Islero, Jarama, Urraco, Countach, Silhoutte Jalpa, Diablo, Murcielago, Gallardo, Reventon, Sesto-Elemento,, Egoista, Veneno(Concept Car). Currently in production are Aventador, Huracan and limited edition Centenario. In this post, Supercars By Putera received a special call from Moga Motors Sdn Bhd to rush to the showroom and take a look at the Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 in their showroom.. This supercar worth MYR1.6 Million Ringgit sure is a heartthrob to anyone! I just couldn’t resist on such an amazing call to work I had today!!

 This amazing V10 5.2 Litre 610 horsepower Engine with 7 speed Dual-clutch transmission. Carbon ceramic brake system installed! The top speed of this beast is a whopping 325 km/h sure is a wonderful sight to see on the road especially the colour of this Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Coupe is Arancio Borealis or in Queen’s English is simply “Orange”.. 😉 Fully assembled from the factory in Italy, I do love to look at it. Huracan (pronounced “Hurakan”) came from a Spanish word mean hurricane. The name was inspired by a Spanish fighting bull which Lamborghini loves to take this kind of names to their supercars. Huracan was a bull’s name that known for its courage that fought furiously in 1879. This model of Lamborghini is meant to replace its predecessor of top sales and most produced car, the Lamborghini Gallardo. A brief history of this supercar, the Huracan made its debut in an auto show in March 2014 at the Geneva Auto Show 2014. The tv show Top Gear named the Lamborghini Huracan as “The Supercar of the Year 2014”. Now, that will be sufficient for its brief history, let’s move on.

My experience with the Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4

It is quite a big moment for Supercars by Putera to receive a call from Moga Motors Sdn Bhd and to be asked to review the magnificent supercar. Straight-away I said “Yes!! Upon arriving at the showroom, I couldn’t miss the orange-coloured or Arancio Borealis from the side of the road. The colour of the supercar was so bright to the eyes! Wow! A very delicate and well done paint-job from Italy! Upon arrival, I can see the car from afar and you exactly know what model of the Lamborghini! Oh wow, I almost drool over the floor by just looking at the car. After I turned and parked my car inside of the showroom parking space, I have to calm myself down as I am too excited let alone seeing the supercar from my car’s windshield. So, I grabbed my camera, stepped out of my car and walked towards the orange beast!

The minute I walked towards the orange beast, they handed to me the Lambo’s keys!! Just like that! Ka-pow!! Booom! I didn’t even stand aside the lambo yet though. Wow! The keyless fob to the Lamborghini Huracan are solid, and easy to understand 3 buttons keys. I suppose the supercar makers are making the keys solid and sturdy feeling but keeping it simple enough to operate it. Even the Merc’s, GTR’s and Range Rover’s keys are simple to operate too(Which I reviewed them earlier, do check them out as well!).. With the keys in hand which I gave a good 3 minutes to have a look at them, I stepped forward to have a look at the orange beast.

With the keys in hand, I unlocked the beast and opened its doors.. The door handles are automatically ejected out a bit of its place to make it easy for people to open the doors. Wow! The Nissan GTR has a similar door handle design, its just that it would not automatically ejects itself like the Huracan did. Opening the large and heavy driver’s door, the smell!! Ooohhh, the fresh new car smell let alone the smell of the Lamborghini Ad Personam Italian leather hand-stitched assembled by the factory themselves! Wow! My camera snaps away the pictures! (Have a look at the pics at the end of this post!) Once I calmed down (again!), I want to seat inside the car.. Since the car can be considered as a low slung car, (plus, I am quite a big sized person as well) the sequence must be right! If not, my head will stuck at the entry process. Luckily, I have some time to experiment this sequence though! So, the sequence was, I put my left feet inside the car, on my knees a bit, straighten my left feet, slowly slide my back into the supercar’s leather hand-stitched Ad Personam bucket seat, retract my right feet and fold in the supercar. Fit and snug! Then I realised, in front of me, is the cool steering wheel with the Lamborghini emblem! If you’ve been following my blog and read all the previous posts, you do know one thing about me when it comes sitting inside the supercars.. The buttons! The gadgets! Ohhh.. Lamborghini has lots and lots of buttons! They are fancy buttons too I might add! Wow!! Looking at the buttons alone, they do want to make me cry! It is so beautiful, shiny, modern(well, 40% of the buttons are adopted back from the Gallardo model, but to me, it is still modern!) The buttons on the steering wheel alone covers lots of entertainment controls but the special red button at the bottom of the steering was the drive modes! Wow! There’s strada, sport and corsa modes!

Strada Mode

If you are going to use the Lamborghini Huracan as your daily driving vehicle, this mode is suitable for it. The suspension is more to comfort mode, steering settings are normal and the engine is not punching much power. Overall experience in this mode are relaxed and to enjoy the roaring sound of the engine still. It does offers exhaust blow-offs even when revving the engine in stationary! Cool!! Going on a date? Well, this supercar and this mode selection, magnifique!

Sport Mode

Every now and then, we do want to unleash the power of the V10 and 610 horsepower, right? Flick the red switch to engage sport mode and hold on to your seat! It is going to be loud and accelerates faster than the strada mode!

Corsa Mode

In the mood for adrenaline-rush speedy accelerations, stiff steering and track-ready suspensions? Flick the red switch to corsa mode and let the car engages with all electronics and hardware to make the drive experience different then ever before! This is the track mode. Engaging this mode on the highway? Be sure to avoid the potholes and enjoy the ride! Power punching from the back of the seats sure gave us the feeling of a race car driver! Wow!

 

Continue on with the rest of the experience with the Lamborghini Huracan

Moving on with other aspects of the Lambo, the center console of the Lambo is to die for! Immediately, we can spot the striking red button push-to-start missile launching-like engine button to wake the V10 beast! Ooohhh so sexy! Just flick the red cover and push the start button! Revving the engine to 6000 rpm assures the engines will produce the crackling sound at the exhaust!!! Wow!! You have to get used to its loud and bold sounds in order to drive this supercar on the road. Mind you, it is not for the faint heart-ed however if you have a racing DNA in your blood or simply love the Lamborghini brand and the Huracan fits your budget, why not?

Unlike in most supercars, the infotainment/entertainment system are not located at the center console, it is located at the digital speedometer! The digital speedometer acts as a screen for showing the speed, RPM, reverse camera screen, bluetooth connectivity, GPS, Radio, remaining fuel and many other functions..

Unfortunately, this is only the review of the Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Coupe. Usually, i will describe my experience on the test drive part but that did not happen though.

Before I end my write-up of the Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Coupe, I would like to dedicate my thanks to the one and only, Moga Motors Sdn Bhd, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for letting me review the amazing supercar. To all my loyal readers, thank you for your time by reading this post from the beginning until the end, I hope it will help you by giving the insights and how it feels like to drive it. Do come back to read on the test drive of the Lambo soon!

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As promised, here is the drone footage!

 

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Driven: Mercedes-Benz A45 4MATIC AMG! Speed and Comfort Works Flawless


Over the years of making lots of cars in style, this Germany-based car maker just introduced to a new class to the market. A-Class. Looking back at the history of Mercedes-Benz(Daimler AG) company on introducing the A-Class, the company give its birth of A200 models at Geneva Motor show in the year 2012. In 2013, a year later, this model was given to the AMG team of Mercedes-Benz for further enhancements in terms of styling and performance.

If you asked me, what’s the story behind AMG? This is a very interesting question. Let me tell you a story. Back in the olden days, Mercedes-Benz is a car maker and manufacturer up until the present day. There’s a car modifier specifically modifies Mercedes-Benz. They made made all their client’s Mercedes-Benz cars go faster. Former engineers of Mercedes-Benz itself by the name, Hans Werner Aufrecht(A) and Erhard Melcher(M) under their own company, AMG Engine Production and Development Ltd. The word “G” came from Aufrecht’s birth town name, Grossaspach(G). Hence, AMG. So in full, AMG stands for Aufrecht Melcher Grossaspach. When AMG have become a high-profile player in its Mercedes-Benz car modifying business, in 1993, Daimler-Benz AG and AMG signed a contract enabling AMG to fully utilised their skills by designing and developing racing engines under their newly renamed company for racing division, Mercedes-AMG. They have been developing modified versions of Mercedes-Benz cars under the brand AMG ever since that until the present day. On a side note, AMG have a few relationships with Pagani and Aston Martin. With Pagani, they supply V12 engines for the Zonda and Huayra models. Aston Martin have access to both Mercedes-Benz Cars and Mercedes-AMG’s resources to help them build and develop a V8 engine. Wow! Mercedes-Benz and AMG team really are the benchmark set by other supercar manufacturers. Simply astonishing!

So, let’s come back to our topic for today, so, AMG team came up with a better version of the A200. Introducing, the Mercedes-Benz A45 4MATIC AMG model. It has handbulit AMG 2.0 Litre Inline 4-cylinder with Turbo engine which capable of producing 381 horsepower at its peak! From 0-100km/h at 4.2 seconds! It came with a 7-speed AMG-tuned sports transmission, AMG Bucket Seats and optional AMG-tuned sports suspension! A small-entry car of the Mercedes-Benz AMG Line-up with a big heart I would say! Wow! So cool!

Upon arrival at the Moga Motors Sdn Bhd, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia showroom, I can see rows of Mercedes-Benz cars, rows of Toyota Vellfire, Porsches, Nissan GTRs and many other cars! All of them was shiny and bright! Now this is a beautiful view to look upon! Once I parked my car, I was handed the keys to the cool white-coloured with racing stripes Mercedes-Benz A45 4MATIC AMG! I couldn’t comprehend how beautiful are the keys alone! Mercedes-Benz. It has sentimental values for me. When I was still a child, my late father bought a green-coloured Mercedes-Benz 190E. Later, he upgraded the car to a maroon-coloured E220. At that time, I always played with his car-key. It was quite thick, rectangle, black-casing, side-swaying car-key. Ahh, so many memories with the car. Moving on, after I received the keys, a photo session time with the car!

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They parked this Baby-AMG at the front of the showroom. When you have a look even from afar, it sure gives a statement. The black racing stripes on the car gives a contrast to the white colour of the car which makes it appealing to the eyes! Come to think of it, what will my late father say to me when I have a hobby like this? This is his most favourite brand of cars by far in his life.. Well, used to, that is.. I believe that beauty is in the eye of the beholder – Marry Bawn(1878)..

After the photo-taking session ends, it is time for the test drive session. What my reaction was like, mind-boggled, speechless.. It is my first time to sit in a Mercedes-Benz after so long! Let alone sitting on the AMG Automated-Memory Bucket-seat! A bucket-seat means it has extra padding or cushion that holds our body in place so that if we make a high speed hard-cornering especially on the track, our body will still in the same position and not be swayed by the car’s hard G-force. That is the definition for a regular bucket-seat but how about the definition from an AMG-tuned Mercedes-Benz’s Bucket-seat especially the car in question in this post? The bucket-seat in the A45 was comfortable yet sturdy.. Mind you, once we sit on it, on the side of the bucket seat, it has the 3 buttons to specifically adjusts the cushion or padding that supports our body. A bit too tight or too loose? You can adjust from the 3 buttons! I was like, “What?? It has this features as well??” I set the it to a bit loose since we are going for a highway test drive..After I admiring the AMG bucket seat, I pulled the neon orange seat-belt to buckle-up myself for the test drive session. To my surprise, the seat-belt has a motorised-mechanism that automatically pulled the seat-belt tight once we have “clicked” the latch plate of the belt to the buckle. It produces a robotic sound when it starts to retract the seat-belt. Wow! I’m impressed already! The navigation on-board the car is spot on! I get the chance to try and explore the entertainment system and sound system as well.. The sound was crisp! I can hear the treble and bass clear.. It is not as loud and superb sound like in the Nissan GTR R35’s Bose Sound System but you can get used to it!

The moment of truth, the test drive. The beautiful speedometer stated that the car can go up to 320km/h! As I pulled the unique gear knob to “R”, the reverse camera shows the yellow line on the screen to inform the driver where the car will turn as it sync-ed with the steering! On “D”, here we go! At the centre console, beneath the gear knob, there’s a rotary dial that we can switch the driving mode. It offers Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus modes. So, we started off with comfort mode. On the streets of Kuala Lumpur, the comfort mode was smooth.. No sound of rattles and shakes at all. The steering felt normal and the suspension absorbs the shocks from the road quite well which made the driving experience enjoyable. This is a premium hot hatchback that is suitable for daily driving and it is comfortable for long journey drives as well. The engine does not give any tantrums or dramas at all.. Quite amazing for a Mercedes-Benz, let alone this is the AMG-tuned! The low-profile tyres certainly reminds us that this car can go speed though!

On the highway(freeway), we switched the comfort mode to sport plus mode straightaway! This is where it gets much interesting! All along, this car was a small but tamed lion! The sport plus mode unleashes the true colour of this baby-AMG. With advice by Mr. K, I put my feet down to the floor, and once the RPM needle reach 6,500 RPM, the car gave a loud blow off at the exhaust! WOW! From the factory, the exhaust system is so cool! In my opinion, you don’t have to upgrade the exhaust system anymore. The driving experience was mind-blowingly good! The comfort of the AMG Leather Bucket-seat gripping my body to the seat gives me the confidence to keep my feet at the floor longer than I expected. Both of my eyes are opened big and alert as I reach 200km/h less than 2 minutes!(If I can remember clearly though!) Wow!! I just can’t stop admiring it enough.. The tires did its job well by gripping the road at every moments of the speed test I did during my attempt to get the car to blow-off! Amazing..

On our way back to the showroom, I found a straight section of the highway. Can you guess what I did? I did the blow-off again, of course! Not just once though but twice! After the toll plaza, my feet back to the floor once again and away it goes! Phewww!! The engine roars back to life! I can still hear the engine roars until now. Amazing! After the 2 times I did the blow off, which I did it in total of 3 times, I changed the mode back to comfort mode to let me enjoy the comfort and smooth ride of the A45. It is a wonderful car.

In my humble opinion, this is the car that suits the young executives and young managers of any field who would like to have a premium hot hatchback with speed and agility. Mercedes-Benz has lots of sentimental values embeded in me. One day, it will be a pleasure to own one for myself, well, especially, the AMG version of it.

Before I end my write-up of the Mercedes-Benz A45 4MATIC AMG, I would like to thank you to the one and only, Moga Motors Sdn Bhd, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for letting me test drive the amazing Baby-AMG. To all my loyal readers, thank you for your time by reading this post from the beginning until the end, I hope it will help you by giving the insights and how it feels like to drive it. The blow-off is really special about this car. I do enjoyed my moments driving it.

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Nissan GTR R35 is Truly A Showstopper!


Today, 13/7/2017, I am officially have been appointed as an official blogger for Moga Motors Sdn Bhd. Alhamdulillah.. So, to kick off the very first posting of supercars under Supercbyputera.com, I am humbly would like to start my writing with the legendary Nissan GTR R35 a.k.a Godzilla! (Courtesy of Moga Motors Sdn Bhd).

As a student, Nissan GTR has been THE dream car ever since I am still a child especially the Nissan GTR R35. Nissan’s powerful marketing and National Geographic’s Megafactories series takes a sweep-in and insights on the building of Nissan GTR R35 from scratch to finish product is one of the factors I adore the car a lot!. The hand-built 3.8 Litre 550 brake-horsepower engine, twin turbo V6, 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds made by Nissan Takumi is the best thing to watch on the documentary. First sightings of the car was obviously through the official unveiling of the car in 2007 but the car was being highlighted in Fast and Furious 7. It made me drool over the floor to even see the car on the cinema screen. UK Top Gear series covered a few times of the Nissan GTR R35 on a few episodes as the host of the show, Jeremy Clarkson and James May was astounded by the Launch Control function on the car that makes it accelerates faster from the starting-line. They claimed it was very sophisticated and stunningly done by the on-board telemetries and computer calculations to even-out the power distribution on each wheels to make sure a fast accelerations is achieved every time, no matter what is the temperature, the tire conditions, the surface of the road. and so on so forth. Having said the specs and some history(sort of!) of the said car, let’s move forward..

I have been given the time and opportunity to test drive the Godzilla myself on the streets of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I have to thank En Khairi, and En Effendi of Moga Motors Sdn Bhd for giving me the opportunity to test drive this magnificient red Godzilla. As I open the driver’s door, the japanese factory interior smell of the supercar gave me a quick goosebumps down to my spines! WOW! The smell was perfect!

Then, once I open the heavy door, right in front of me is the interior of the driver’s side. I gave it a good stare of at least 2-3 seconds! I truly admire the supercar so much. In my mind, “can I sit inside it?”, “Can I touch it?”, “Is this a dream??”. There’s so many questions came to my mind, I almost have to pinch myself to make me realise that this is all in reality and not dreaming. Then, slowly, I put my feet inside the car and sit inside the almost half a million ringgit worth a supercar! Wow! The perfume getting stronger! Woohoo.. Right in front of me is the steering with shift pedals and the legendary GTR emblem on the steering wheel. The innovative and modern speedometer behind the steering was beautiful! It is like a dream to sit inside the Nissan GTR R35! One thing for sure is the this supercar has lots of buttons! One thing about me, I love buttons in a car, there’s so many to explore! If possible, I can literally sit inside the supercar for hours if not days to just explore the buttons! On the left of the speedometer is the touchscreen-enabled media centre. It shows the computer read-outs of the engine, fuel economy ratings, gear changes, braking-G ratings, cornering-G ratings, and so many other computer read-outs of the supercar. The buttons that I wish to push is the 3 buttons at the middle console just under the air-conditioner’s controls. It is called Vehicle Dynamic Control(VDC) switch, transmission switch and suspension setup switch. These switches are to stiff-up and activate the necessary features of the car to make it more sporty in road handling and track-ready setup. On the left side of the driver’s bucket-seat, the red button!! This red button is like the missile-launching button! It is the push-to-start button.. It was so cooll!! One thing I just realised, I fit in the bucket seats! Yeayy!! All this while I kept asking myself, “Can I even fit the bucket-seats?”, “what it will feel like to sit on those bucket-seats?” I just can’t believe myself that I just sat on a bucket seat! It sure grip your body from sliding over just in case if you make hard-cornering though!

After taking few breaths, we hit the road. Wow! The acceleration of the supercar was mind-bogglingly fast!! It really wanted to go fast and furious all the time!! So much to comprehend as this supercar’s attributes is always speed, speed, speedd!!! With the official maximum speed of 340km/h, just know that it has only one thing to do, SPEED!! 

Personally, it comes down to your personality and likings in life. If you love pure speed and quick accelerations above all else in a supercar, you have to own a Nissan GTR R35. If you love being the centre of attention(by the way, this a RED Nissan GTR R35!), for sure, you will be the centre of attention, you can own a Nissan GTR. While I was driving the car, lots of eyes are watching the car or the obvious ones, the motorcycles-riders were actually turning their heads towards the supercar for a good 3-4 seconds before they put their eyes and attention back on the road. Wow! If you love the attention, by all means, this supercar suits you! Traffic was quite heavy at that time so I was driving around 60km/h.. After I reach the highway(‘freeway’), I tried to put the hammer down on the floor but the traffic was a bit heavy.. I have to release the throttle pedal at 134km/h.. I nearly couldn’t breath just to be alert of the Godzilla’s rattles and shakes it made while driving at high speed!! Phewwhh.. 

The Acceleration/Torque

Mind you that this supercar has lots of torque! Wow.. It accelerates so fast and wild! As I put the hammer down on the highway, I can feel my body like literally being vacuum to the seat. The harder I put my foot down to the floor, the more I feel my body being vacuum to the RECARO Black Leather Bucket-seat with red stiching. Before I put the hammer down, the 3 buttons were set to track mode! Those buttons really stiffen up the car! The steering gave second-to-none precision cornering.. As I negotiate the corners of the highway at high speed, the tires grip the road with no oversteer and no understeer dramas.. While the suspension was also in track mode, it gave me a slightly different driving experience.. I can “feel” the road more than usual.. If the road conditions was not smooth and a bit rough, we can “feel” its roughness.. Just one advice, don’t engage track mode if the road surface is not smooth.. Avoid potholes while in track mode! I’m afraid it will spoil the suspension.. 

On the second-half of the test drive session, I drove quite “normal” and civilised as I just want to enjoy the comfort mode. One more thing that I like about the Nissan GTR R35 is the ground clearance! As the local Malaysians know(and also the ex-patriates), Malaysian roads tend to have huge speedbreakers or we call it ‘humps’ especially in the city! My goodness, that is one of the things that I do afraid if driving these low slungs supercars but you have to know this, the GTR’s ground clearance is at a good/normal height! You can take the huge humps without much problems but please do slow down as well ya! Before I forgot, while driving the Godzilla, if we go through a tunnel, the speedometer’s light will automatically dim a bit.. Wow!! That’s new! Never have I ever read about that feature in the Nissan GTR R35!

Upon reaching back at the showroom, En. Khairi left me alone with the Godzilla to a photo session as shown below:-

Before I end my review, I do hope you have enjoyed reading my first time experience with the Nissan GTR R35. I have learned a lot from this test drive experience! Before you leave, do follow my blog by leaving your email to stay informed when I post a new blog. What i will be reviewing next? Stay tuned for more!!

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