Ms Lyn Edel Yip is chief of nursing at Orange Valley Healthcare, which runs 5 nursing properties in Singapore. She can be a mom of two younger youngsters.
And she drives a white 420hp BMW M3 Coupe.
“My previous ride was a Toyota Previa, white too,” she says. “I needed some speed for daily commuting, so it was time to get some torque.”
She swopped her 2.Four-litre seven-seater with sliding rear doorways for the Four-litre two-door in June.
Both vehicles had been second-hand buys.
Immediately, the facility at her disposal elevated from 170hp to 420hp, torque jumped from 224Nm to 400Nm and the variety of cylinders doubled from 4 to eight.
She confesses that she had thought of a 2008 Audi R8 V8 coupe too.
What’s within the boot?
• First-aid equipment
• Carriers and boot organisers
“But I didn’t feel it was friendly in terms of boot space, cabin space and occupant comfort. Price was not my only consideration,” she says.
She paid $110,000 for the eight-year-old M3 – her first European mannequin after a string of Japanese vehicles.
Prior to the Previa, which she owned for 21/2 years, she had a Honda Edix, a compact MPV with three seats within the entrance row and three seats within the again row.
Before the Edix, she was driving a Toyota Sera, a uncommon gull-wing coupe (solely 5 had been believed to be imported right here).
Ms Yip, who is in her late 30s, used to have a tender spot for soft-top convertibles as effectively.
Her first automotive was a Mazda MX-5 roadster with a renewed certificates of entitlement (COE), her second a 2002 Honda Fit hatchback and her third was one other MX-5. Then it was a Toyota MR-S, one more Japanese roadster.
Her previous soft-tops had been sporty, however none of them was as quick because the M3 Coupe.
She enjoys “the roar under the hood and the beastly speed”, she says.
“I can now overtake effortlessly, without too much throttle.”
But she admits two-door has its limitations.
“The coupe is inconvenient, especially when I have passengers,” she says.
“I have to manoeuvre my small body to adjust my seat when they shuffle in and out of the rear cabin. If I’m in a skirt, the process is more tedious.”
She may return to a Japanese automotive after the German pace machine.
“I would like to test-drive the Toyota Harrier Turbo and Lexus NX,” she says.
Her dream automotive, nonetheless, is the Honda NSX.
“But ‘dream car’ means it only happens in my dreams,” she provides with a laughs.
Honda’s hybrid supercar is able to Zero-100kmh in three.2 seconds – significantly faster than her M3’s Four.6-second dash.
Clearly, Ms Yip is nursing a need for much more pace.
•The author is the editor of Torque, a motoring month-to-month printed by SPH Magazines.