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Why Kim Han-Chai calls his Spirra a tiger?

A tiger is not only a wild animal, it’s a powerful symbol of Korea. That’s why Kim Han Chai called his supercar a “tiger”.

Spirra can touch in only 3.8 seconds a 100 km with 500 horsepower. Spirra is fast a a tiger, but very fancy and sporty.

Why Kim is proud of Tiger Spirra?

Because “we were the only country that didn’t have a supercar.”

We know that Japan has Toyota and Honda as supercars, in Germany and Italy Porsche and Lamborghini are the ones, but Korea had only eco-friendly Hyundai and Kia. And Kim thinks his country deserves more. That’s why Kim 10 years in a row tinkered with designs and saved his money for this supercar. With Oullim Motors as a partner, backed by the wealth of a high tech company, Kim began the production. Netherlands became his first major customer after a dealer from Holland purchased 145 orders of his handmade cars over the next 3 years. Continue reading

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LPGA players from Japan raise awareness at Kia

LPGA players from Japan raise awareness at Kia
Ai Miyazato during the HSBC Women’s Champions. CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. – Ai Miyazato spent four days fearing the absolute worst after the earthquake and tsunami devastated northern Japan.
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Japanese golfers set up fund website
Leading Japanese golfers Ai Miyazoto, Mika Miyazoto and Momuku Ueda have joined forces in launching a website to aid the rescue effort in their native country following the recent earthquake and tsunami.
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Japan fuel demand to surge amid nuclear crisis

Japan fuel demand to surge amid nuclear crisis
(AP:SINGAPORE) Japan’s nuclear crisis could reverberate through global energy markets for years to come, pushing up prices as suppliers look to take advantage of a surge in demand for non-nuclear fuels from the world’s third-largest economy.
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Crisis at Fukushima: As it happened
HOW news.com.au reported the nuclear emergency at Fukushima No.1 plant and the humanitarian crisis throughout the rest of Japan.
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Japan’s automakers: Down but not out
The scene might have been lifted from from one of those digital effect-laden Hollywood catastrophe movies — except this time it was all too real.
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Japan Disaster: Problems For Car Sales

Japan Disaster: Problems For Car Sales
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The devastation in Japan could mean devastation to people looking to buy a car in a few months. Japanese automakers are suffering the effects of the natural disaster and they are exporting less because of it.
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2016 Automotive CAFE Requirements Mean Higher Costs for Everyone
VW will spend more than anyone to meet 2016 standards
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2007 Kia Cerato EX review from Australia and New Zealand
General comments?
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Automakers feel worsening effects of Japan crisis

Automakers feel worsening effects of Japan crisis
The Associated Press The Associated Press DETROIT A week after the disaster in Japan erupted, its impact on automakers around the world is worsening. Most of Japan’s auto industry is shut down. Factories from Louisiana to Thailand are low on Japanese-made parts. Idled plants are costing companies hundreds of millions of dollars. And U.S. car dealers may not get the cars they order this spring …
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Olsen set to drive Supercars growth
FORMER premier John Olsen has been enlisted as a consultant by the V8 Supercars as the series seeks to expand both nationally and overseas.
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