Borneo Motors Singapore launched the third generation all-new IS model range at the new LEXUS BOUTIQUE at 33 Leng Kee Road today. Incorporating more than 12 Lexus-First features and technical innovations, the all-new IS has been engineered with a renewed focus on sporting performance, agile handling, accurate response to driver input and highly communicative feedback.
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Lexus showcases the stunning LF-LC Hybrid Coupe in Singapore for the first time
From 1 July till 30 August 2013, Lexus fans and car enthusiasts in Singapore will have a rare opportunity to have an up-close look at the award-winning Lexus LF-LC concept coupé. To be displayed locally for the first time, the LF-LC concept car is specially flown in and will be housed at the new LEXUS BOUTIQUE at 33 Leng Kee Road.
The Lexus LF-LC was unveiled to global acclaim at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, showcasing the brand’s design revolution while pushing the boundaries of performance, style and technology. This concept car was first conceptualised at the Lexus’ Calty design studio in Newport Beach, California, and was embarked upon as the future hybrid sports coupé, embodying the brand’s belief in combining advanced technology with avant-garde beauty. The Lexus LF-LC is part of the brand focus to use great design to invoke an emotional connection with people, as recently encapsulated by the brand’s “AMAZING IN MOTION” campaign.
Being at the wheel has its own risks as well, with the reduced visibility being the biggest concern.
Here are some reminders to help you stay safe while driving in the haze:
1) Be more aware of your surroundings.
Increase your alertness and situational awareness in order to avoid accidents. Channel all your focus into driving and prevent distractions. For example, keep your phone away.
2) Drive slower than usual.
Watch the speed and drive slower with more caution.
3) Keep a greater safety distance and do not tailgate.
Stay further away from the car in front of you than you usually do.
4) Switch on the headlights.
Turn the headlights on during the day if conditions are bad. This will help others to see you.
5) Don’t make sudden movements on the road.
If you missed a turn or couldn’t change lanes in time for your exit, so be it. You may not be able to see cars near you clearly and rushing out of a hazy fog like that may cause serious accidents.
There was still a glimmer of hope for the Singapore motorsports community when the Singapore Sports Council announced that they would conduct a market exercise and evaluate potential proposals for 41-hectare piece of land at Changi. After months of waiting, a final decision has been made – there will be no re-tender for the Changi Motorsports Hub site and the land will be returned to the authorities in due time.
Here is the full statement from the Singapore Sports Council:
Singapore, 12 June 2013 – The Singapore Sports Council (SSC) announced today that it would not be proceeding with the re-tender for the Changi Motorsports Hub site following the conclusion of an extensive international and local market sounding and Request for Information (RFI) exercise.
Updating the media on the decision not to proceed with the re-tender, SSC CEO Lim Teck Yin said: “The SSC has decided not to proceed with the re-tender as potential investors had indicated significant combined conditions for the project to be commercially viable, which we cannot accede to. The key requirements from potential investors include requests for flexibility of lease terms and land use as well as tax concessions. For example, with regard to flexibility of lease terms, there were requests for extensions of duration and pricing below valuation.”
“Taking into consideration these requests and potential outcomes, we need to balance the costs and benefits. The land take and proposed use under this project do not justify an operating model that involves significant government subsidies or concessions. After careful consideration and in consultation with other government agencies, we have decided not to proceed with the re-tender,” said Lim.
In July 2012, SSC conducted a seven-month long international and local market sounding and RFI exercise. A four-month market sounding exercise assessed the level of continued interest by potential investors and possible motorsports and sports and lifestyle concepts for the 41-hectare site in Changi. This was then followed by the RFI, which took place from November 2012 till Jan 2013, and whole-of-government deliberations that took slightly more than four months.
During the RFI, the SSC had received seven proposals from six consortia, the majority of which were motorsports-related. The proposed motorsports ideas included a FIA grade 2 or 3 circuit, CIK graded karting circuit, racing academy, drag strip and bonded warehousing, while non motorsports-related ideas included a theme park and watersports marina. Common ideas cutting across the majority of the proposals include retail and F&B.
Following the decision not to re-tender, SSC will proceed to reinstate the land and work with the authorities on the feasibility of early handover of the land back to the authorities for alternative uses.
Added Lim: “While we work towards handing the site back to the authorities, SSC is also actively working with the relevant agencies on possible interim uses for the site for motorsports-related activities such as karting for the community.”