Proton MPV contest

Proton MPV contest: It is time to put your talent to the test. Take a break and put on your thinking cap. Malaysia's first ever national multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) by PROTON is almost ready. And PROTON is giving you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to create history, by giving a name to the MPV.
Think of a name for our newest family member. The best name submitted could win you a brand new Proton MPV. There are other prizes to be won as well.

Sponsor & Eligibility The sponsor of this Proton MPV Naming Contest ("Contest") is Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd. ("PROTON").
This Contest is open to all Malaysian residents older than 18 years of age as of 08/09/2008. Each contestant represents and warrants to PROTON that he/she has the right, authority and power to enter into the Contest in accordance with Contest Terms and Conditions and shall provide such proof as PROTON requires.

Proton MPV - latest photos

Proton MPV first batch to roll out mid-Sept 2008

The Proton MPV will begin on-road testing from the 12th of September 2008 onwards, so we'll be able to spot it on our local roads and hopefully get some nice clear photos possibly from mid-September onwards. It will be launched to the public in March 2009.

Proton sources have confirmed that the Proton MPV will initially come with the 125 horsepower Campro CPS found in the highline GEN2 CPS facelift. The car will ride on 15 inch wheels which should be easy on the fuel consumption as well as tyre change bills as smaller tyres are cheaper. 125hp is far from sprinty on a heavy vehicle especially with all 7 seats occupied, but it is still more powerful than the 1.3, 1.5 and 1.6 liter engines that almost all B-segment Japanese MPVs have to make do with. A turbocharged Campro engine is said to be in the works but according to inside sources if any other engine options other than the CPS engine are to be available for the Proton MPV, next in line is more likely to be a turbodiesel engine. In fact, Proton may have played a part in (successfully) lobbying for the recent drop of diesel road tax rates to the same level as petrol road tax rates.

Drifting techniques for dummies

What is oversteer?
Oversteer describes the condition while negotiating a turn where the rear tires lose traction while the front tires stay in contact with the road. If uncorrected, the back of the car slides towards the outside of the turn and spins out (usually resulting in a crash). Oversteer can be produced in several ways, including tapping the brake, abruptly letting off the throttle, or by executing a sharp downshift that disrupts tire/road contact. Drifting is basically a controlled form of oversteer.

How did drifting get started?
Oversteering has been a common practice in motorsports for many, many years. It has been most commonly used in oval dirt track racing, touring car racing, and rally racing. NASCAR drivers drift sometimes, except they call it being "loose in the turns." Drifting as its own area of motorsports began over 30 years ago in Japan, where the All-Japan Touring Car Championship races first began popularizing drifting as a racing skill. During the last 10 years or so, its popularity has spread worldwide. Professional Japanese drivers are now so popular that they are recognized celebrities!

My ride is front wheel drive. Can I drift?Technically, yes...although all pro drifters drive rear wheel drive cars. Drifting a FWD car usually means a brief jerk of the e-brake handle to get things in motion. This technique, commonly known as "ass dragging," is not used by many RWD drifters, but it's the only consistent way to make a FWD car drift. When approaching a turn, simply pull the e-brake to cause traction loss. Oh yeah...don't forget to hold in the release button, or things will get very ugly, very fast!

The most popular cars used for drifting?

The most popular and best suited drift cars have several things in common:
A front engine - rear wheel drive configuration
Decent power production
Well-balanced weight distribution from the factory
Light weight and high agility
A manual transmission Keep those things in mind and you can't go wrong. Here's a brief list of some of the more popular drift rides:
Nissan 240SX, 350Z, and Sylvia
Toyota Corolla (GTS, AE86) and Supra
Honda S2000
Mazda RX-7 and RX-8
Lexus IS300
Ford Mustang
ontiac GTO
Chevrolet Corvette

Perudoa Kancil Drift - terbalik...what a stunt!!

where's the rescue,, what a shame. thank goodness the driver was ok,, and kicking..This Perudoa Kancil driver was just fortunate.

The 5 star rated Malaysia's drifting

These car owners and the drivers are just crazee...cool man

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