New 1200hp Veyron Super Sport Sets World Record Again 431kph!

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport beats Shelby Super Cars Aero UltimateA few years ago, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 broke the world record for the fastest production car at 407 kph. The Americans Ford wanted to take the record from the VW owned French manufacturer. They made the Shelby SuperCars (SSC) Aero Ultimate, which set the record at a mere 412 kph.

This time Bugatti is back with the same engine boosted to 1200hp More

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Great Wall Voleex C10/Phenom i7 – A Vitz/Yaris Clone that Looks Better than the Original

You might already know about the GWM Florid in sale in Mauritius since last year. At first look it’s a copied Toyota Vitz 1st Gen (front) mingled with the Toyota IST (rear and interior). These two are basically built on the same platform by Toyota. I was always thinking what it’d be if they had made a car inspired by the new Vitz/Yaris. Great Wall Motors finally did it – it was code named CH031. It’s on sale now as the Voleex C10 and Voleex C30 (saloon between the Belta/Yaris and the Corolla).GWM Voleex C10 Side Front

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Iframac Overtakes ABC Motors – When is Axess Bringing the Mazda 2 Demio

News from Motormag says that for the first 3 months of 2010, Iframac has totalled more vehicle sales than ABC motors. Can it become the No.1 this year. ABC has been leading for the past 10 years or so.

Another group that has potential I’d say is Axess. My suggestion would be to bring in the World Car of the Year 2008. That’s the Mazda 2/Demio that won against reputed cars like the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A5, Nissan Qashqai and Ford Mondeo! It’s a direct competitor of Toyota Vitz/Yaris and Honda Fit/Jazz/City. Fifth Gear has a review of the Mazda2:

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Automatics vs Manual – How CVT Automatic is More Economical Than Manual

People in Mauritius have for long said that automatic gearbox is slower, heavier and drinks a lot of fuel. This is changing now and people need to learn about the new types of automatics. For many girls, the comfort given by the automatic takes over the fact that they use more fuel but that’s changed now with more economical CVT gearbox – all hybrid vehicles have them, and you bet, they’re better than manual!

Let’s start by listing the different types of gearboxes available: More

Perodua from UMW Toyota?

A few Perodua models have recently entered the Mauritian market. These inexpensive models (about Rs 400,000 new!) from Malaysia have started to gain a rather good reputation especially the Mivy. Some driving tutors are even considering using them.

So I said, let me read about the company… and tada, it’s 58% owned by UMW Toyota and Daihatsu (which is a subsidiary of Toyota!). They even share the factory that buids the Toyota Avanza!

No wonder that Daihatsu models are the basis of Perodua cars:

Daihatsu Mira -> Perodua Viva

Daihatsu Sirion -> Toyota Passo/Duet -> Perodua Mivy

Daihatsu Trevis -> Perodua Kelisa

and some more like the Toyota Rush/Daihatsu Terios… Nek manque the Toyota Camry/Daihatsu Altis to come next 😛

What about your views? How do you find Perodua vehicles?