Mercedes SLK55 AMG Review: The bridge from Affalterbach

The last time I met the SLK, it was trying hard to look muscular between its sharply sculpted lines.It handled well enough, but there was something that did not quite push it into the league of sports cars that parked themselves in your bucket list. But six years later, as …

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Sixth Bugatti legend unveiled in California completes the series

They are siblings, all born within the span of a year. And they are bound to go their separate ways and discover their fortunes, just as the three little pigs. Only, in this case there are six, and each of them portends a fortune for their owners. Deemed to be …

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GT Academy Middle East second edition announces winner

The second edition of the Nissan PlayStation® GT Academy Middle East has chosen its champion. The International Race Camp at the UK’s Silverstone circuit turned out to be the launch pad for a racing career for Ahmed Khaled from Saudi Arabia, as the 25 year old was crowned the Middle …

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McLaren GTR concept aims to be best track car ever

As the 1995 GT season drew close, the soon-to-be-launched McLaren F1 GTR began its aggressive testing pattern, probably confident that it would rewrite the rulebook and claim titles across the globe. Just shy of two decades, the covers have been pulled off the dramatic and purposeful McLaren P1™ GTR design …

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Jaguar XK-R 2014 Review: The X appeal

Warning: The Jaguar XK-R is likely to face ire from girlfriends or wives. So much of x-appeal could drive any woman to fall out of love with it just no sooner than you fall in. UPSIDE: Very powerful, Good looking, Value in the sport luxury segment, Happy handling DOWNSIDE: Fuel-thirsty, …

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Riding rather than reviewing: A great wet excuse

Once in a few months comes a time when your reviewer develops a fond liking towards foggy odometers that have clocked many thousand miles, rattling bumpers that hold onto the chassis on rusted bolts, and a residual smell of charred exhaust spillovers; rather than those luxury cabins filled with the …

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Nissan Sunny 2015 in Middle East after Eid

While Nissan counts on the heavily improved looks of the 2015 Sunny, it will still be brutal practicality and class-leading innovation that will keep the commoner’s icon hitting the top of the chart, yet again. And at AED 54,000 for the top-spec model it is a bargain! The last time …

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Bentley Continental GTC V8 Review: More fun per gallon

All the other cars in our building parking would have been fast asleep when my Bentley GTC arrived and climbed up the ramp. A blood curdling roar echoed across the lot, shaking off their slumber as a chill of fearsome respect ran down their axles. Even if not in this …

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Car brands get charitably active in Ramadan

Al Nabooda sponsors charity drive at intersections Since ‘A Safe Ramadan’ was launched by Al Ihsan Charity Association, they have been distributing light meals at traffic intersections before Maghrib prayers. This year, Al Nabooda Automobiles, the Authorised dealer of Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen in Dubai and Northern Emirates will be the …

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ROLL ON SAFETY: KEEP THE TYRES RIGHT

Correct tyre condition is crucial for vehicle safety. Here, Bridgestone Middle East and Africa FZE shares a few tips to alert you to the dangers of improperly maintained tyres in the height of summer, especially because this is the month of Ramadan. • The region’s severe climate, the dusty and …

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