Archive for November, 2006

Swiss Tuner Sportec’s 300bhp Golf GTI RS

  • The Golf GTI RS from Swiss tuner Sportec produces 300bhp and 410nm.

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  • The RS 300 sprints to 100 kmh in 5.9 seconds and can comfortably reach 269 kmh.

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575bhp VW Golf R32 Twin Turbo

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You start by giving this guys a call – HPA Motorsport.How HPA tunes up a standard Golf R32 from 250bhp to 575bhp :-Work on the engine

  • upgraded engine bearings
  • special head spacer system
  • custom air inlet box

Add twin turbochargers

  • twin front-mount aluminum intercoolers
  • special intake manifold

Work on the suspension

  • KW Variant three fully-adjustable coil-over shocks and springs.

Work on the brakes

  • Brembo eight-piston calipers replete with four brake pads that clamp 14.4-inch diameter rotors–a package specially built by Brembo for HPA.

Use lighter rims

  • OZ Racing 19×8-inch alloy wheels look similar to the stock R32 wheels but offer lighter weight and increased width to work with the Dunlop Sport Maxx 235/35ZR19 tires.

Upgrade the exhaust

  • HPA-built stainless-steel custom twin-bypass exhaust system

Motor Trend article hereand video

Jeremy Clarkson Drives the BMW 130i Against the Golf R32

Top Gear video
top-gear-r32-n-130i.pngThe R32 surprises Jeremy by doing a better laptime than the 130i.

Jeremy gives the R32 the thumbs up for better value, better sounding engine, better traction, better build quality and better interior space.

BMW 130i and VW R32 Drive Comparison

VOX Auto-Motor-Sport video of their test drive comparing the 130i with the R32.
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  • So who wins?
  • The R32 by a nose.

The Devotional Mood is Indispensable to Success in the Christian Life

A W Tozer – The Devotional Mood

Too many of us object, perhaps unconsciously to the rather evident fact that the maintenance of the devotional mood is indispensable to success in the Christian life.

And what is the devotional mood?

  • It is nothing else than constant awareness of God’s enfolding presence, the holding of inward conversations with Christ and private worship of God in spirit and in truth.
  • To establish our hearts in the devotional mood we must abide in Christ, walk in the Spirit, pray without ceasing and meditate in the Word of God day and night.
  • Of course this implies separation from the world and obedience to the will of God, as we are able to understand it.
  • No matter how we may argue, true holiness and spiritual power are not qualities that can be once received and thereafter forgotten, as one might wind a clock or take a vitamin pill.
  • Every advance in the spiritual life must be made against the determined resistance of the world, the flesh and the devil!

Your Choice of Car Colour Says Something About You

According to psychologists, the colour of your car clues them in on the kinda person you are.
Hmmm..

Here’s more…

  • Today, it is believed that the color of your car speaks volumes about your personality and driving habits. Business people would choose cars with darker colors, buses and truck drivers like lighter colors, and sports cars drivers often choose cars with strong staring colors.
  • From Wikipedia:

  • “A Swedish study found pink cars safest, with black cars most likely to be involved in crashes (Land transport NZ 2005).”

  • “An Auckland, New Zealand studies found a significantly lower risk of serious injury in silver cars; with high risks for brown, black, and green cars. (Furness et al, 2003)”

So, according to psychologists :

  • red  – full of zest, energy and drive, brave, ambitious and impatient characters, who also think, move and talk quickly. The color red is a synonym for sex, speed, thoroughness and dynamism.

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  • Brown or orange  – you are practical, independent and like to race.
  • Yellow  – idealistic,novelty loving, intelligent and warm.
  • Green  – careful and unsociable, but also has hysterical tendencies!
  • Blue  – imaginative, loyal, and trustworthy people.
  • Pink   – gentle, loving and affectionate drivers.
  • Silver and grey  – cool, calm, and slightly aloof and who is prone to criticizing other drivers!
  • Black  – stubborn, disciplined people, who like classic cars and elegance. They are not easy to manipulate!
  • White  – status-seeking, extrovert drivers, who are also optimistic, simple and who you can rely upon.

The article here

VivoCity Is A Good Reason To Pay Singapore A Visit

VivoCity is the newly opened largest mall in Singapore with over 1 million square feet of retail space.

  • a 300m waterfront promenade
  • rooftop play pool, the size of 4 Olympic swimming pools

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  • Singapore’s largest multiplex cinema
  • a brand new concept hypermarket
  • an open-air courtyard on Level 2 with interactive water features
  • virtual tour of VivoCity
  • the mall’s official launch will be on Dec 1 2006

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  • more info
  • feedback from someone who was there for all of 7 hours!