Aston Martin Rapide S 2014 review: Family Bond

At the headquarters, Agent Sophia handed over a rectangular capsule to me, which I presumed was an extra thick USB with encoded classified information. “Insert it deep into the centre slot till it aligns itself invisible”, she said, “that’s when the mission would begin”. I held the tiny glass capsule …

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5th gen BMW M3 Sedan and new M4 Coupé are here

Two M badge vehicles are here to fire up our roads – the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupé. It is the first time the Coupe enters at the same time as the four-door Sedan. You will remember that from its current edition, the BMW 3 series coupe …

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Six finalists of Nissan Playstation GT Academy head for Silverstone

Three racers each from KSA and Lebanon split top honours in the second Nissan Playstation® Middle East and will now move to Silverstone to prove their real-track mettle. It’s like a chapter out of the movie ‘Inception’ where reality and dream are so thinly separated that those in the dream …

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Bentley opens Middle East’s first Pre-Owned Showroom in Dubai

Dedicated Pre-owned Showroom located on Airport Road in Dubai, next to existing Bentley Showroom All models approved and certified to Bentley’s exacting standards Bentley Financial Services now available for all Pre-Owned customers One in four luxury cars delivered across the world is a Bentley, says the Press Information Sheet, and …

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Hybrids race at Le Mans 24 hours with Audi emerging winner

In the 82nd running of the world’s most important endurance race, Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F) and Lucas di Grassi/Marc Gené/Tom Kristensen (BR/E/DK) presented Audi with a one-two victory. It marked the 13th Le Mans victory in only 16 times the brand has run the race. Le Mans returnee Porsche …

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McLaren P1 GTR aims to be the best track car ever

It is 20 years since the McLaren F1 GTR claimed victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. McLaren Automotive will once again revive the legend by conferring the iconic title on the track-only edition of the award-winning McLaren P1™. Once the 375th and final example of the road car …

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Tech Project to decipher your car trouble from anywhere

A few weeks ago, I ran into murky waters with one of my weekend test machines. I had hardly driven for half an hour when a signal flashed on the instrument panel, pointing to something wrong with the engine. Now, this was the last thing I wanted because that would …

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BMW i8 arrives in UAE highlighting sustainable sports cars

Almost as fast as the Mercedes SL 55 AMG and almost as frugal as the Nissan Leaf, the BMW i8 spreads its wings in UAE showrooms this month. Will it fly on our roads? No reason why it shouldn’t. I have spotted at least two Teslas between Yas Marina and …

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Celebrating 0-100 and beyond

As we complete 100 test drives, I am delighted to tell you about the seven super-special cars coming up to celebrate the occasion. It’s also a good time to share the raison d’être of an automotive site created for those serious about impressive cars and intuitive writing. The first hundred …

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Ambassador of a bygone era

As I stole lessons in driving, like any other teenager in India who had a car parked in his garage, I did it in a Fiat Premier Padmini. A more refined, smoother and more importantly manageable ride than the ubiquitous Ambassador in those days. My big bro, my mother’s sister’s …

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