Kia is known to produce road efficient vehicles that seamlessly dominate the most challenging terrain. The compact SUV label has morphed over the years into one of the most trending vehicles for big names and moguls around the world. This is due to its aggressive look and defiant countenance. If you are a really powerful person you would want to step out of a KIA SUV at an event, this would further elevate and cement your presence. It is no news that the KIA compact SUV has had market credibility for years, the new 2017 sportage version further puts the brand on the pedestal with exclusive features such as a 4-cylinder engine, 240 horsepower, 6-speed automatic transmission. As far as interior is concerned, you might be excited to view its latest smart phone synchronization system, safety features such as blind spot monitoring, lane departure and impact alert and automated emergency braking.


One of the first things you notice about the Kia sportage while on the driver’s seat is the ease of navigation, the immediate response of all components and its powerful speed capabilities. Another most relevant observation is that you tend to worry less about speed bumps, potholes, uneven landscapes, and slippery roads. There is this immunity you possess to the environmental challenges when you are inside the KIA sportage

To say that the sportage lives up to its name would be a watered down expression. Its silent engine sneaks up on you.  It has a road rating of 20/26 mpg city and highway for FWD and 20/23 mpg for AWD.

Buyers and collector would be pleased with this version of KIA as it offers more than adequate safety features along with improved interior infotainment technology, its elegance and off road abilities.


By Sam Bottoroff, ago

The recalling of silence: A grave mistake

1971 was a quite an eventful year in human history. A country was born when two parts of its previous form had erupted into a civil war and it was called Bangladesh. And just like Bangladesh, another thing was also introduced. It was the Ford Pinto Recall.

It entered the automobile world with a silver spoon in its mouth, due to Fords established reputation. It proved itself quite capable as well as popular. Almost 400,000 of these cars were sold and this statistic was established in the 1st year alone. It dominated the entry-level import markets. Then, something happened. A technical risk was discovered and this could potentially cost a lot of things. The fuel tank would be pushed forward and become punctured, by an unprotected bolt in case of a rear end collision. Ford knew about this problem from the start but kept silent over this fatal flaw. The main reason behind them being quiet was, the fact the total amount of cost of manufacture would go up by $12, per car produced.

This silence ultimately proved to be fatal. Hundreds of lives were lost in fuel tank fire even though, only 27 cases were officially recorded. In order to save a couple millions of dollars, Ford ended paying Hundreds in fine instead, due to the civil suits that were filled against them. NHTSA collected about 1.5 million Pintos and, also the Mercury Bobcat which had a similar design. One of drop of an innocent soul is priceless and to compromise with life itself, is simply unforgivable. No amount fines would bring back the loss Ford caused by its monetizing schemes. However, two things were done and dusted. First, no person would be injured due to technical production risks and second, Ford paid for its crime by having its financial stability shaken to bits for a decade. No crime goes unpunished and Karma always makes sure of that fact!

By Sam Bottoroff, ago

The more explosive 9/11

What would be the most awkward and yet funny thing you can do to a non-Arabic speaking American citizen? The answer to this question is pretty simple, talk about how your new Porsche 9/11 is the by referring it as 9/11 only and refer to its performance as it explodes. 9/11(pun intended) people would get nervous. However, that is literally what is happening to the automotive rival of Porsche, as just a couple of days ago, they released the fastest and coolest 9/11 that America could actually brag about!

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is a high-performance super car which has a 700 hp twin turbo flat engine. Its weight is just less than 1.5 tons with its tank completely filled, this lightweight “bad boy” can accelerate from 0 to hundred km/h in less than 3 seconds but it only has 2 seats. The back wheel driving Coupé allows the 911 to go at almost three hundred forty km/h, and with the new technology of  Porsche,  911 blows by its three and a half litre older brother by at least 80hp and can achieve extra 750 Nm of torque, quite the improvement if you ask me.

The engine of the new 911 is built and improved on that of older one, which was the 3.8 liter  turbo S with 580hp.  To make it overall discharge great, giant turbo-chargers are used which blows  increased volumes of processed air into the engine’s  combustion chambers. With better cooling system, it delivers ideal cooling when the engine is at its maximum load and, at critical temperatures; water is sprayed at the change air cooler. Which allows the temperature of gas to fall in the high pressure area and makes that engine delivers the ideal power output, even under extreme conditions. Pretty neat right!

However, the main part about a super car that generates buzz is the fact, that it can go pretty darn fast, and the GT2 RS does not disappoint in that category. Due to its back axle steering and UHP tyres, it can reach high speeds and on top of that, due to the optional package of Weissach, the owner can eliminate 30 kg of weight from the already light weight vehicle. Due to the usage of extra lightweight titanium, the vehicle’s exhaust system is about 7 kg lighter than its predecessor. It also allows the user to reach that raw sound that a super car makes when accelerating and it’s not just your regular roar, the roar captures the raw emotion that a race car driver would feel when he is about to drive in a Formula-1 championship tournament.

The inner compartment of the GT2 RS is designed with red Alcantara, black leather and interior decorating parts are finished with carbon-weave just like the previous one. The steering wheel of GT2 RS enables quick gearshift paddles and sporty change of gear. Drivers can enjoy the thrilling driving experience of this outstanding super car to the point that, they won’t love another car anymore and the best part is that they do this in style, consisting of the classy black leather seats with finishing of carbon-weave.

All in all, it is probably the only 911 who’s “booming” sounds you’d be mesmerized at and as the saying goes, the car can go off with a “bang!”


By Sam Bottoroff, ago