Carmudi Monthly 015 - Page 9



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Emirates Skycargo Flies Sri Lankan Built DI-MORA P2 Supercar to Silverstone, UK

Boutique Car Dealership Invites Three-Time World Champion Liam Tancock to Sri Lanka

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Emirates SkyCargo, the biggest intercontinental air cargo operator in the world recently gave its hand to transport the Sri Lankan built DI-MORA P2 racing car to the world’s leading student motorsport competition, the Formula Student 2018, which was recently held at Silverstone, UK.

Designed, improved and assembled by the students at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Moratuwa, the DI-MORA P2, is an excellent example of modern Sri Lankan engineering working at its finest. The car is the second iteration of its predecessor, the DI-MORA P1, which also competed at the Formula Student racing competition back in 2016.

As the brainchild of Moratuwa University’s ‘Team Shark’, the car also received the backing of one of the largest automobile giants of Sri Lanka, Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC, who offered funding, support and guidance to make this machine a reality.

Built to be lighter and faster than the previous version, the D-MORA P2 is constructed using aircraft grade aluminium and carbon fibre, giving it a weight of just 195kg. Powered using a 2-cylinder 650cc Yamaha engine, the car can reach 100 km/h in under just 3.5 seconds.

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The Sri Lankan luxury car dealership Autobahn recently invited three-time world champion, British born Olympic swimmer Liam Tancock, to a meet and greet evening in Sri Lanka. The special event was held at the company’s main showroom located in Havelock Road, Colombo 5.

Autobahn prides itself as a premium European made vehicle dealership that offers high-end exotic brands to the Sri Lankan market. The company also provides a dedicated concierge service and advanced workshops as a part of its luxury automobile experience to its clients.

Tancock, who is the reigning world record holder for the 50m backstroke event, was in Sri Lanka to conduct a Summer Swimming camp for upcoming local swimmers. He was also offered the opportunity to tour around Colombo in an Autobahn sponsored luxury car.

During the evening event, the attendees were greeted with a display of the sophisticated lighting system of the supercars that were present at the venue. The guests were also given the opportunity to sit inside the cars, to have a more realistic experience of what it feels to drive one of these machines.

Nevertheless, the presence of the world champion swimmer is what really grabbed everyone’s attention during the event.