It has been quite a while since I made my way to the infamous Sunway Industrial area, where mod fans roam around checking out the best place to get their rides modded to perfection. Not that I’m saying stock cars are imperfect… but then, it’s all about getting the best stallions out of the engine or enough cosmetics to get your rides looking fabulous as you stride along the streets.
It was about to rain when I made my way to the one stop centre. Knowing Kuala Lumpur, things were gonna get extra-crazy and slow as most Malaysians suffer from an unknown virus every time it rains and they’re on the road, crawling by the inches towards their destinations. As I hate to be among one of ’em driving zombies, I sped up and arrived right before the Mighty Thor slams Mjolnir releasing the pouring rain upon us mere mortals.
At Art-Trends Performance of better known as ATP, I was greeted by Anthony, one of the Directors of the company. He was a well-dressed friendly chap who loves cars, Anthony was akin to a young Al-Pachino from the Godfather movie. His refined looks, love for fine cigars and the kind of cars he drives tells us tales that he does not divulge. The interior of ATP had us all awestruck. It was well-thought and done to details. In fact, some may have second thoughts after entering and make a quick dash back to the car and zoom off. It is very posh, to say the least and seems unlikely for a one-stop centre. But that was before we got to know Anthony, Freddie and the rest of the ATP Motorsports’ crews who were there that day.
We made our way to the garage and where most of the rides had been tinkered with… to perfection. From sheer performance to aesthetics and we would love to feature the whole lot of it. ATP takes it a step further than the rest providing all that you need to get your rides to be different than others. It’s all about standing out among the rest of ’em lots.
According to Anthony, ATP Motorsports was established last year and its inception was never about profit. It’s more of a passion among the 12 Directors as all of them have their own successful businesses in hand. Cars and modding them have always been in their blood and it was quite disappointing for them to tune their cars at one place and get the interior and paint job done at another, hence the birth of a one-stop comprehensive centre, ATP Motorsports Sdn. Bhd, where everyone can get their car modded without the hassles and blame-game. Better still, they vouched to the money-back guarantee for those who are not satisfied with the upgrades. How’s that for confidence guys?
With passion placed as first priority, ATP takes pride working with the best in the tuning scene, Fabspeed, EVOMSit, Novitec Rosso, Evolution Motorsports PPI, TechArt, Reiger, Lumma and the list goes on. Fully-equipped with the latest diagnostics equipment and tools, it’s a breeze to get your rides serviced and maintained at ATP. The quality of paintwork, interior and upholstery as well as other services takes the tuning game to a different level altogether. They’re that serious when it comes to their passion.
Taking their souped-up M5 and 1.4 Scirocco out for a drive got me flabbergasted with the performance. A few upgrades, EVOMSit intelligent ECU tuning paired with the infamous Fabspeed exhaust system, I’d love to have both cars out for a drive any given Sunday. For once, I regretted not having an ECU as I’m a full-fledged carb lover.
With EVOMSit, the world’s elite performance software developer and tuner as ATP Motorsports’ tuning partner as well as Fabspeed and the rest of the big guns in the tuning game, modders can churn out the stallions galloping out of their engine and upgrades with intelligent ECU tuning without jeopardizing the safety aspects of the engine as well as keeping the fuel consumption low. Blown engines are a thing of the past. At unbelievably affordable price tags it’s ridiculous not get everything done-up here at ATP Motorsports.
For those who fancy more horses to gallop in your engine bay, head down to:
Lot 9, Jalan PJS 11/1, Bandar Sunway
words: hage’ pix: Faiz Zakariah & Hazwan Najims