Volvo S60 Polestar Review: A rebel in blue

A Volvo painted like a Bugatti just cannot be silly business. Sitting like an ice mint in rebel blue, the S60 Polestar brought me memories of the Polestar concept that I had the good fortune of seeing in action on the Dubai Autodrome tracks, the only time it went around …

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Daring the fastest: The Regera

  In many ways, it is more exclusive than the Chiron. There will only be 80 of them compared with 500 of the Bugatti. It brags of getting to the hazy horizon of 248 miles per hour in 20 seconds, which would have a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport dissolve into …

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Heir to the fastest: The Chiron

If an all-new model claims to add hardly 3 miles to the top speed of its predecessor, there aren’t many options we would consider before naming it conclusively. If almost every design feature in the front, back or sides happens to be coolers for the too-hot-to-handle turbines or brakes, we …

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Geneva Gems 2016: Maserati Levante, Audi Q2 and four seat Ferrari

The Maserati of SUVs That is what the Maser of automakers describes their first ever sport utility vehicles as – the new Levante couldn’t be more appropriately described. The aggressive Maserati façade features tapered headlights separated into two, the upper headlight unit connected to the radiator grille. The style of …

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NewsTrack Early March 2016

Audi Challenges Arabia: “Light up a football pitch” Zakaria Daoud dreams of becoming a professional football player. He lives in a remote village somewhere in the mountains of Al-Rustaq governorate in Oman, where modern roads don’t reach, and proper football grounds don’t exist. When he submitted the request to light …

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Nissan Maxima 2016 Review: Deciphering inscriptions

Like a promise sealed into molten plastic, a figure and four letters repose on the cold lamp shields of the Nissan Maxima. They are the guiding lights in developing the eighth generation Maxima, and more so in marketing it. This test drive is a mission to decode those letters and …

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BMW 750 Li Solitaire: One in six worth one and a half million

Every Rolls Royce that comes to this market is custom made. In fact, every year, insightful marketing professionals work hand in hand with designers to create innovative concepts on its luxurious canvas. But did you know that there is a BMW 7-series that can rival a Rolls in price? Being …

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All is new, including world’s first one minute drive reviews

Four months to turning five. It’s that time in the lifecycle of anything automotive when a refreshed design is contemplated, efficiency is revisited and a turbocharger claims ideological supremacy over the natural heir to motor-dom. It is the time when marketing overrules engineering’s insistence that a brighter LED panel and …

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Volkswagen Golf R 2015 review: Razor-sharp

I love smoked salmons but the smoked tail lamps of the new Golf R, even more. With power burstin’ at its seams, you don’t have to be smokin’ fast all the time in the fastest ever Golf R. Just borrowing it in bursts simply adds up to an exhilarating drive.

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Land Rover Defender. The end.

Lucky me. Last July, I paid GBP 225 for a Land Rover experience drive at Solihull and 45 sterling pounds for a tour of the Defender factory. Lucky, not because I spent a hefty 270 pounds to do that. It bloody well should have been signed off with a “waived” …

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