Season 1 of the Driven automotive television show recently came to a close but before that the program held it’s first ever track day event at the Sepang International Circuit on June 25th. The event allowed weekly contest winners of The Double Barrel Hunt and selected guests to take rides in a race-prepped Lotus 2-Eleven courtesy of Empire Motorsports. The open-top 2-Eleven is based on the Lotus Exige and outputs 270hp from a supercharged 2ZZ-GE Toyota-sourced engine.
Joining the Lotus was a track-ready Honda DC2 supplied by Team TeleVAS which recently took part in the Sepang 1000 kilometers endurance event. Furthermore participants were also given the chance to get behind the wheels of selected BMW vehicles, specially supplied by Auto Bavaria Sungai Besi, an official local distributor of BMWs.
Participants managed to try out new models including the recently launched BMW X1 xDrive20d and the F10 BMW 523i as well as the sporty BMW 325i, the diesel-fueled BMW 320d and the high-performance turbocharged BMW 135i which produces 306 PS and 400Nm of torque.
Another BMW star which was present and was used as the Driven Pace Car was the BMW Z4 sDrive35i. Participants were allowed to drive the cars for an average of 5 laps each around the North Track of the circuit. They also got the chance to get up-close and personal with Hypertune Models, who came along with two Hypertune Project Cars including a tuned-up Honda Civic Type R and a Toyota Corolla Levin.
The event was later concluded with the announcement of The Double Barrel Hunt’s Grand Prize winner, Mohd Fahmi bin Ismail who walked home with an RM5000 fuel voucher from BHPetrol, a Nokia N97 Mini and an Ultra Glass Coating Neo full car treatment. Driven also aired highlights of the event on the season finale and it is available online at www.driven.com.my.
The team at Driven would like to take the opportunity to thank BHPetrol, Auto Bavaria Sungai Besi and the all above mentioned sponsors for supporting the Driven Track Day. The second track day event is scheduled to take place during Season 2. While that happens, please continue reading to check out an image gallery of the event.
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