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Racy event for high-end car enthusiasts

Post by Nereus » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:10 pm

Here you go. Just for all you OAP's with a few spare millions:
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Racy event for high-end car enthusiasts

https://www.bangkokpost.com/lifestyle/n ... nthusiasts

World-class motor cars will take centre stage during the "MGC-Asia Auto Fest 2018", which kicks off today and runs until Sunday, at Siam Paragon, Rama I.

Sponsored by the Master Group Corporation (Asia), the six-day event will feature high-end luxury brands as well as top-selling everyday cars.

Rolls-Royce brings many of its most popular models including Dawn, Ghost SWB (standard wheel base) and Ghost EWB (extended wheel base). It will also present a special fashion show by Vatanika, a fashion brand of Thai designer Vatanika Patamasingha Na Ayudhya that is very popular among Hollywood stars at the moment, on Friday at 6.30pm.

Aston Martin Bangkok displays the Aston Martin DB11 V8, Vantage S V8 Final Edition, Ultimate GT Car, Vanquish Coupe and Vanquish Volante. This is also a chance to witness an exhibition on Formula One racing for which Aston Martin is one of the official sponsors.

Maserati delivers the Levante GranLusso, a popular luxury SUV with a special decoration called "Dark Pack", the new Ghibli Diesel 275hp which comes with a state-of-the-art technology called semi autonomous Level 2 as well as the Quattroporte S 410hp.

Millennium Auto, meanwhile, presents a full line of its X-series of plug-in hybrid cars and those who reserve BMW and Mini cars at the event will receive special discounts and a privilege to join such exclusive activities as a food stylist and photography workshop, a wine-pairing night and a golf clinic.

Also featured are many variants of the HR-V, CR-V, Civic and Accord with the New CMC Red as a highlight from Summit Honda Automobile while Nissan Yokohama brings many popular editions to display and offers exclusive promotions for Teana, Sylphy and X-Trail.

The opening ceremony is today at the Hall of Fame, M floor, at 6.30pm, followed by a special show by actress Sririta Jensen. A test drive service for luxury cars is available at the Super Club, ground floor.
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Re: Racy event for high-end car enthusiasts

Post by HHTel » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:59 pm

Never heard of Sririta Jenson but how appropriate with her surname. Jenson Motors, Jenson Button.

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Re: Racy event for high-end car enthusiasts

Post by Nereus » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:13 pm

HHTel wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:59 pm
Never heard of Sririta Jenson but how appropriate with her surname. Jenson Motors, Jenson Button.
I believe she is the late Kings Granddaughter.
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Re: Racy event for high-end car enthusiasts

Post by Nereus » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:27 pm

If they don't do a Roller in your favorite colour, then maybe this is an option:
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Suzuki reveals all-new Jimny for 2019

https://www.bangkokpost.com/auto/news/1 ... y-for-2019

Fourth-gen mini-SUV maintains rugged looks and is currently being evaluated for sale in Thailand.

Welcome to the all-new Jimny which is entering its fourth generation later this year as a global model.

Like in the preceding models, Suzuki’s mini-SUV maintains the rugged looks to appeal to buyers wanting off-road image and driving capabilities.

Like in 4x4 icons such as the Jeep Wrangler and Mercedes-Benz G-Class, the Jimny has an upright stance and contrasting colour for the front grille, bumpers, wheel arches, side-view mirrors and roof.

The interior has an equally functional feel, although there are some modern elements like the touchscreen. Note the air-con controls and steering wheel, both of which are apparently shared with today’s Swift hatchback.

Suzuki hasn’t disclosed much information on the technical details of the Jimny, although it says the ladder frame has been retained for the sake of optimum off-road ability.

The maker continues that a three-link rigid rear axle features in the Jimny, as well as part-time 4WD and low-range gears.
Although the Swift uses a different floorplan in the guise of a monocoque called Heartect, the B-segment hatch could lend its engines to the new Jimny.

Sources are suggesting either a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol-turbo motor or 1.2-litre four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol unit, the latter one used in the Thai-spec Swift.

As seen in these official pictures of the Jimny, there’s a four-cylinder engine laid longitudinally within the ladder frame. Likewise, the interior image suggests a traditional manual gearbox.

Are the chances of it coming to Thailand high?

A top executive once told us that the Thai Suzuki office is contemplating official sales of the Jimny, although no further details could have been revealed.

The last time Suzuki sold the Jimny in Thailand was during the nineties when it was assembled in the country and badged as Caribian. Back then, it was powered by a 1.3-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and was pitched as a half-a-million baht 4x4.

Should Suzuki ever decide to bring back the Jimny to Thai showrooms, it could either be made at its Rayong plant or in Indonesia, which also built the Caribian in second-gen form.

Another prerequisite for the Jimny’s potential in Thailand would be the availability of an automatic transmission, which has yet to be seen or heard for it.
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Re: Racy event for high-end car enthusiasts

Post by HHTel » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:08 pm

Nereus wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:13 pm
HHTel wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:59 pm
Never heard of Sririta Jenson but how appropriate with her surname. Jenson Motors, Jenson Button.
I believe she is the late Kings Granddaughter.
She's half Danish/Thai born in Indonesia and a well known actress/model.

No relation to the royals as far as I can tell.

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Re: Racy event for high-end car enthusiasts

Post by Nereus » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:58 pm

Just a play on the name then? Sirikitiya Jensen
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Re: Racy event for high-end car enthusiasts

Post by Khundon1975 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:58 am

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Could have been named after the Jensen car.
I've lost my mind and I am making no effort to find it.

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