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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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Motor Show promises exciting weekend for Qatar

The sixth edition of Qatar Motor Show will showcase the latest automotive models, engaging games and lifestyle merchandise, with daily parades taking the excitement beyond the motor show venue. The five day event is free for all.   AUTOMOBILE SHOW: Exhibitors include Audi, BMW, Bosch, Cadillac, Castrol, Chrysler, Continental, Dodge, …

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Sebastien Ogier among handful to win a hat trick in Monte-Carlo

Sebastien Ogier describes it as his childhood ambition come true, as he struggles to contain the excitement that gushes forth even as champagne bottles celebrated the end of a remarkable rally at Monte-Carlo. The Frenchman has just joined a distinguished society as one of only five men to win the …

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Dubai 24H Race Winners: Traffic on Track

Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle was flouted on Friday, when 98 cars took to the track leaving it easy to predict the presence of at least two cars every 100 meters on the approx. 5 km track. The 11th Hankook 24H Dubai race concluded on 16th January at 2pm. In Audi’s first …

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Peugeot 208 GT Line Review: One for the ramp

Last year, when the 208 GTI broke into ice (as literally as the commercial depicted) on an undisclosed location in Eastern Europe, it never made inroads into the UAE hot hatch arena. While it is still unclear when any of those challenger GTI models from Peugeot will hit the market, …

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The fight of flights: A family fun weekend in Al Ain

It’s about planes, and also about cars. And it isn’t the respective Disney movies that I’m talking about. Enjoy military fly pasts and the head-spinning mix of acrobatics and aerobatics; even a unique race involving a Mercedes GT S or a C63 AMG, that burns rubber and slides all over …

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FJ Cruiser TRD Review: With or Without

If there is a Toyota worth the TRD badge it wears, it has to be the FJ Cruiser. The able adventurer makes TRD an uplifting experience, quite literally. THE SPECS: 17” TRD black allow wheels, TRD front skid plate protector, TRD coil springs and shock absorbers, Dress up muffler, Black …

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Revisiting the Volkswagen CC 2015

The Porsche is for a guy going through a mid-life crisis? The Volkswagen CC is for a family going through it. You suddenly want to move into a sports car but there’s a whole family looking up like lost sheep. Well, that’s why there is the CC. SPECS: 3.6L V6, …

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