IT’S usually after a horrible accident that those accustomed to life in the fast lane tend to rein in the horses.
Life at a slow pace, however, would be unimaginable for zesty go-getter Julia Ziegler.
“Despite these lingering traumas, I still love driving fast and feeling the adrenaline rush,” the five feet eight Kuala Lumpur girl says.
“I don’t even have a personal assistant nor a manager. Somehow, my unofficial manager is my film producer sister Linda who gives me plenty of advice,” says the 26 year-old with a laugh.
With numerous movies, among them Kayangan, Cicakman 2 and Jangan Tegur as well television dramas such as Ampang Medikal, Cahaya Berbisik and Cuci The Series to her name, Julia feels it’s about time to move behind the cameras.
But she’s not talking about being a producer or director.
She has the task of looking after real orphans and other young talents who are the cast of the upcoming movie Crayon. “You have to start from the very bottom if you want to learn everything.”
Julia is currently driving a Toyota Caldina GT Four and to date she has had a clean record with the car.
We gave her a taste of a true-blue Italian sports car - a Maserati GranTurismo S - courtesy of Naza Italia, the local distributor of Maserati and Ferrari cars.
While packing 430bhp for a blistering performance worthy of a supercar, the RM1.3 mil GranTurismo S is also well-endowed with sexy curves and luxurious interior appointments.
Its most intoxicating attribute is an invigorating exhaust soundtrack that can be heard long before the GranTurismo S arrives.
Julia says it’s a shame that there are not many of these sensual-looking cars on Malaysian roads.
After having a spin in the two-door GranTurismo S, Julia was all smiles.
The modern car is one of the most sophisticated machines ever created. Dozens of control systems and computer processors work together to ensure it works seamlessly and effectively day in and day out.
But machines do break down occasionally. The technical team of The Otomotif College (TOC) is here to offer advice and help troubleshoot car problems
The team of seven trainers, led by Allan Cabiles (pic), has collectively 30 years of experience in a wide range of car makes. The TOC Team prides itself on keeping pace with the ever-evolving automotive industry. Its trainers undergo training sessions with a network of 800 industry partners across the country.
With such an extensive body of knowledge, think of the TOC Team as your go-to automotive experts.
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