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That also means I know my way around cars and have dealt with a few mechanics over the years. I recently bought an Audi that I just love, and was blessed to stumble upon Singh's car shop European Car Specialist about 5 years ago when I moved to CA.
He knows his stuff and he is more than fair! He does a great job of saving you money and only replaces parts that need it unlike the dealers who all upsell you.
He also uses parts of great quality, even if they don't use the mark-up dealer name. He stands behind his work, if you do your part too and do what he suggests, meaning keeping up scheduled oil changes and tuneups.
I trust him 100% and each time I am in his shop I see more and more expensive cars in there from clients who also trust him and with extremely high-end cars.
Talk to him yourself and you'll see what I mean... this guy is solid and more than fair.
He's refused to charge me for small things and I greatly appreciate it. He's wonderful and our only mechanic. YOU ROCK, SINGH!
The shop owner, Kaku, is an amazing expert on all vehicles - from Porsche to Hyundai, and this is his first shop - referred by a friend.
Kaku's shop is not any less expensive than a dealer, but I know I can trust him. I was happy with the service on both my little Toyota and VW vehicles. Before finding his shop, I had dumped $500 twice into my VW, both at the dealership in Santa Monica, and at Canyon German Auto in Laguna Beach.
Despite five trips between the two shops, and two expensive ($500+) "fixes", the mystery burning smell kept returning to haunt me. Kaku sourced the problem and fixed it in less than a day, for under $100.
Kaku also offers Home Diagnostics in your driveway for an hourly fee based on location. Kaku told me he's been a high-performance mechanic since 1972 with 10 years experience in Europe, followed by 15 years at Beverly Hills Porsche.
Turns out Kaku has been flown around the world by private clients including Sylvester Stallone, Sidney Poitier, Goldie Hawn, Jimmy Conners, Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, Barbara Streisand and Ray Sharkey.
I was delighted and surprised to find this shop to be both fair and reasonable, and expert on my less-than-high-performance vehicles.
Singh knows the 911 inside out, having spent two years in Germany, becoming a Master Mechanic.
He is adept in troubleshooting things where others just shake their heads and charge an arm and a leg because they are unsure of how to fix the car.
Met Singh in Dana Point and followed him to Newport. I highly recommend his services.
Singh initially serviced my father's Porsche Cayenne a couple of years ago, and has since worked on my Mercedes C300 and Acura MDX.
On one occasion, Singh determined that the problem with the Mercedes C300 was covered by the manufacturer's warranty. To save me time and money, Singh contacted Fletcher Jones Mercedes, told them what the problem was and then drove my car to the dealership so that it could be fixed by the dealership at no cost to me. When Fletcher Jones was finished fixing the problem, Singh picked my car up for me and had it waiting for me at his shop when I was done with work.
It saved me a ton of time not having to hassle with the dealership and I didn't have to pay a dime to Fletcher Jones, or to Singh for that matter since he declined the tip I offered him for handling everything for me.
It is also worth noting that Singh's shop is located in the same building as a car wash, which usually means your car is nice and clean when he is finished working on it.
I highly recommend Singh to anyone with a European model, and even those who drive non-European models, as he has done great work on my MDX.
how it all started
Kugi and Parminder, the brothers of my mother (my uncles) got me interested in fast cars. Having role models as a youngster and growing up with someone who was able to do the impossible would be inspiring for anyone—for me it did a lot in setting my vision on fast cars and what I was going to do—growing up hanging around the garage and later working there, started my mechanic profession and interest in cars.
“Understanding how it works is half the battle; making it work better is the mechanic’s ability.”
Performance parts were not always available. Often we made or crafted them ourselves. Rebuilding alternators, starter motors, transmissions and braking systems was a normality; in the process we often improved them.
Gurbux Singh Sagoo, also popularly known as "Gearbox" and “Kugi” to many of his fans was not only skilled as a racing driver, but an engineer "Par Excellence." He developed his own two racing machines modeled on the Formula One racing cars which were known as "Sagoo Mark I" and "Sagoo Mark II." Kugi was greatly supported in preparation of the Formula One model racing machine by his brothers Parminder Singh Sagoo,Tarlochan Singh Sagoo and cousin Harbhajan Singh Bhamra—so famed as the tallest Sikhs of the nation. Kugi was the son of Thakker Singh who settled in the country in the early 1900s.
With those two machines he virtually dominated the Nakuru racing track from 1964 to 1968 and the Nairobi Embakasi track in the late sixties, winning the East African Track Racing Championship for four consecutive years. His duels with Pat Neylan on the Nakuru race track had become part of folklore among racing fans in Kenya.
Gurbux retired from motor sports at the end of the sixties, but even now in the sunset years he still runs one of the most accomplished motor workshops in Kenya called "CITY PANEL BEATERS & PAINTERS LTD", which has been in existence for nearly half a century!
A profile by Papu Grewal (from SU souvenir 2008)
The cat is out of the bag!
Now it's real — the "Cayenne JR",
code-named "Cajun" tested in Dubai Sand ... it's moving and the sand is, too.
This is a new model for 2015 —an Audi Q5. Inspiration announced first in 2012 as a concept.
"Macan" means "tiger" and this one roars.
New plant in Leipzig makes them now.
(Macan/Q5 is an Audi/Porsche platform)
The "JR" will compete with GLK and the X3 and the Q5 and others...
Looks awesome. Check out the video(s)!
the fastest police car?
TUNE IT! SAFE! ( www.tune-it-safe.de) is the name of a new initiative started by the Bundesverkehrsministerium (German Federal Traffic Ministry), VDAT (Association of German
Automobile Tuners) and the ESSEN-MOTOR-SHOW.
TechArt Automobildesign supports the new campaign aimed at increasing awareness for safe and legal tuning with the world's fastest police car. The Porsche 911 Carrera S has been completely modified by TechArt and reaches a top speed of 300 km/h thanks to 370-hp / 272-kW performance tuning.
In addition to sporting the official green police markings and the light bar on the roof, the world's fastest police car is also a prime example for professional automobile tuning. TechArt increases power output of the 3.8-liter flat six with the TA 097/S1 performance kit by 15 hp / 11 kW. Thus equipped, the silver and green coupe accelerates from rest to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds and breaches the 300-km/h barrier.
To achieve even better directional stability and therefore active safety, the Carrera S was fitted with a TechArt aerodynamic-enhancement kit that was tested extensively in the wind tunnel. It is joined by TechArt Formula 20-inch five-spoke wheels with 235/30 ZR 20 and 305/25 ZR 20 tires, and by the custom-calibrated TechArt Vario sport suspension with struts that are adjustable in height, bound and rebound.
In March 2010, Humberside Police in the United Kingdom put an undercover Hayabusa on the road, equipped with speed detection equipment and a video camera, as part of Operation Achilles, which aimed to catch speeding motorists and motorcyclists
There are police cars and there are POLIS CARS! However, the Police radio is faster than any police car or MC!
(will run 8s around a Tesla and...?)
Marc Lieb BREAKS THE RECORD (6min in 57secs at Nurburgring Nordschieife) for production cars—and this is a hybrid!
This is super fast! See the lap time log
The car: a 918 3-engine Spyder
Check the video. He enters from what looks like the street (public road).
The 918 is going into production on 2013-9-18. That’s September 18th. This is a 4WD powerhouse that even as a hybrid sounds like a Porsche should.
A 4.6L V8 608bhp gives, together with the electric engines (149bhp back and 132bph front), 887bph that translates into 0-62mph in 2.8secs, 0-125mph in 7.7secs, and a top speed of 216mph+.
Price: around $1.2 million when sold from Porsche. There is a long list.
When introduced, 2 sold after 10 minutes!
The Buy Now price?
Jay Leno Garage
Looks like Jay can't wait for the test drive.
Then he takes it for a spin—no cops.
Listen to sport mode and silent electric only.
"To quote Jay Leno"
"This is the future of the super car. This is what it's going to be.......sadly to say, it's faster than my GT3.
Now I have to go to this...." :( then :)!
Check the video - good info about the
2014 918 Spyder
NASCAR driver JEFF GORDON: prank on a car salesman
Just for fun
don't do this to me... and I 'll buy you a Pepsi.
BIRTHDAY PORSCHE !
IDr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is continuing to extend its performance and high efficiency competence via intensive development work in the field of hybrid technology. With the Porsche 918 RSR, the manufacturer of sporty premium vehicles is presenting a high-end synthesis of 2010's successful hybrid concepts. The two-seater mid-engine coupé 918 RSR clearly reveals what happens when the technology fitted in the 911 GT3 R hybrid and the design of the 918 Spyder are transferred to a modern, innovative super sports car.
With its highly-efficient flywheel accumulator, the 911 GT3 R hybrid racing car proved to be an attention magnet during competition racing on the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit, during the American Le Mans Series races (ALMS) in Road Atlanta/USA and the ILMC run in China's Zhuhai. It demonstrated its massive performance potential under realistic motor racing conditions against top competitors. The 911 GT3 R Hybrid, referred to internally as the "Race Lab" actually surpassed the high expectations of Porsche Motorsport. Competitiveness, high reliability and exemplary fuel efficiency combined with top performance underscored the Porsche technicians' basic idea of generating additional power in an intelligent manner. The 911 GT3 R Hybrid obtains its additional power from its own vehicle dynamics when braking. Porsche is now transplanting this technology into the mid-engine coupé Porsche 918 RSR, the motor sports version of the 918 Spyder concept car.
From the tradition established by classic Porsche long-distance race cars such as the 908 long-tale coupé (1969) and the 917 short-tail coupé (1971), the Porsche designers created a link to the postmodernism of the "form follows function" philosophy. In the Porsche 918 RSR, the lines' elegant flow is dominated by muscular wheel arches, dynamic air intakes and a pulpit-like cockpit. A visible fan wheel between the ram air intake tubes and a rear spoiler with RS Spyder dimensions additionally emphasise the racing laboratory function. The new "liquid metal chrome blue" colour which has been created underscores the sculptured curves of the forms, whilst the typical Porsche hybrid orange colour on brake calipers and the body's longitudinal stripes lends remarkable touches.
Motor racing technology also dominates within the particularly light, torsionally stiff carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) monocoque. The V8 engine is a further development of the direct injection engine from the successful RS Spyder race car and now offers an output of precisely 563 hp at 10,300/rpm in the 918 RSR. The electric motors on the two front wheels each contribute 75 kW, i.e. a total of 150 kW, to the peak drive power of exactly 767 hp. This additional power, which is generated during braking, is stored in an optimised flywheel accumulator.
In the Porsche 918 RSR, the two electric motors offer a torque vectoring function with variable torque distribution to the front axle. This additionally increases agility and improves steering response. Mounted upstream of the rear axle, the mid-engine is integrated with a racing transmission also based on the RS Spyder race car. This further developed six-speed constant-mesh transmission with longitudinally mounted shafts and straight-toothed spur gears is operated using two shift paddles behind the racing steering wheel.
The vehicle's functional equipment underscores its puristic motor racing character. Whether it be the characteristic doors which open obliquely upwards, the air intake in the roof between the wing doors, the quick-action locks on the front and rear CFRP lids, the two roof-mounted aerials for pit radio and telemetry, the RS Spyder-like small, lateral front flics or the air splitters beneath the front lip or no-profile racing slicks on 19" wheels with central locking, the vehicle can be clearly recognised as an experimental racing laboratory.
In contrast to the 918 Spyder concept car, unadorned racing atmosphere predominates in the interior of the Porsche 918 RSR. The figure-hugging bucket seat's brown leather covering cites the history of the gentleman driver; the gear flashes on the racing steering wheel and a recuperation display on the steering column in front of the display screen supply the pilot with information. Instead of the futuristic, ergonomically avant-garde centre console with touch-sensitive user interface from the 918 Spyder concept car, the 918 RSR's cockpit is split by a minimalistic console with rocker switches. Instead of a second seat, the flywheel accumulator is positioned to the right of the console.
This flywheel accumulator is an electric motor whose rotor rotates at up to 36,000 rpm to store rotation energy. Charging occurs when the two electric motors on the front axle reverse their function during braking processes and operate as generators. At the push of a button, the pilot is able to call up the energy stored in the charged flywheel accumulator and use it during acceleration or overtaking manoeuvres. The flywheel is braked electromagnetically in this case in order to additionally supply up to 2 x 75 kW, i.e. a total of 150 kW, from its kinetic energy to the two electric motors on the front axle.
This additional power is available for around eight seconds when the system is fully charged. In the successful 911 GT3 R Hybrid, this additional power can also be used as a consumption aid depending on the racing situation, e.g. to delay pit stops or reduce the fuel tank volume and therefore the weight of the vehicle.
With the new Porsche 918 RSR racing laboratory, Porsche is now elevating this motor racing hybrid concept to an experimental level. In the 918 RSR, "Porsche Intelligent Performance" equates to research into methods for further sustainable efficiency improvement under the intensified conditions of the race track, lap times, pit stops and reliability - a metier in which Porsche has been demonstrating its success for over 60 years.
Finally, the starting number, 22, pays homage to the anniversary of a further triumph. Back in the days when overall victories in Le Mans were not yet an entirely routine matter within the Porsche racing department, the pilots Dr. Helmut Marko and Gijs van Lennep were the first to cross the finishing line in 1971's 24-hour classic. The distance record set by their Porsche 917 short-tail coupé - 5335.313 kilometres (3315.21 miles) at an average speed of 222.304 km/h (138.13 mph) - did not remain unbeaten for an eternity, but for exactly 39 years until 2010. At the time, the 917 in the Martini colours was also an experiment and far ahead of its time: a magnesium space frame set new standards in Porsche's lightweight construction domain.
It may be hard to believe but, Jeremy Clarkson changes his opinion about the benefits of the new Porsche 911 over the Ferrari 430 in this clip from Top Gear series 9.
Maximum Attack Olaf Dobberkau
Porsche 997 GT3 RS 2012
Flat Out in a Le Mans Winning Porsche 962 - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
A Very Special Porsche 911 - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
The Perfect sport car ?
A Barn find ... now what..
Introduced at the Frankfurt International Motor Show, the Carrera GT was the undisputed highlight of the event. Today, Carrera GT owners have the opportunity to make this expensive and rare Porsche even more sporting and exclusive than it already is. This unbelievable excess of power and individuality is made by Edo Competition Motorsport!
670 HP, 715 HP, 770 HP,
instead of 612 HP in the Carrera GT
Edo Competition achieves this level of power thanks to the use of a modified intake system, re-calibrated engine controls, high-flow air filters and new header catalytic converters. To round off this power package, Edo Competition delivers a full stainless steel performance exhaust system featuring electronic programmable butterfly-valve control.
Acoustics are anything but neglected; the sport exhaust system, which is available in two different sound levels, produces a wonderful deep and sonorous tone, clearly announcing the approach of an Edo Competition Carrera GT.
The cat-back exhaust system was developed on the dynamometer from start to finish. The result is a power increase of 19 kW (25 hp) and a 30 Nm (22 ft-lb) increase in torque. An additional benefit: The system is 18kg (40 lbs) lighter!
The aerodynamic rear wing is fabricated entirely from carbon fiber. The center portion of the Gurney Flap raises along with the retractable rear wing to produce additional downforce on the rear axle, along with the fixed flaps on either side of the wing.
The 3-way adjustable Edo/KW Competition shock absorbers and sports suspension system are designed for motor sports. For our 3-way adjustable shock absorbers, we employ gas mono-tube shocks that are adjustable for compression and rebound (separate adjustments for low/high-speed compression damping) and feature a remote oil reservoir. The damping forces can be adjusted individually. Edo Competition also offers an electro-hydraulic nose lift system as optional equipment.
Optimum grip is provided by Edo Competition's wheel and tire combinations. Employing a new wheel design, the Edo Competition Carrera GT is equipped with a set of 18-inch forged wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires. Front: 265/35 18, Rear: 345/30 18. Polished stainless steel outer rims and high-strength aluminum inner rims make these wheels a visual highlight.
We offer excellent service and even make performance modifications adapted to racing or for your specific requirements, in accordance with and beyond general upgrades.
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The car you drive tells something about you. As a performance car owner, how your car looks and performs says even more. Protect and make the maximum of your investment.
We promise you personal attention beyond your expectations. We consider driving style experience and adapt looks and features that are unique to you, always within the envelope of factory default-calibrated adjustments.
These cars are beautiful. Keeping them looking brand new and fine-tuned is rewarding—economically and from the feeling of turning heads and admiring looks.
Everything is possible. We shape your car to you, which enhances your driving experience.
Professionals notice and everyone sees, feels and hears the “Singh” difference.
Be proud of your car!
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Cars are hand-washed free when repaired or serviced; optionally detailed if you'd like. Call us ahead! (some fees need to be pre-paid separately)