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DriveME NewsTrack: Porsche douses fire, Brabus and Maserati ignite passion and VW looks for a spark

Porsche has announced its intention to replace engines of all 911 GT3 vehicles of model year 2014 after being plagued by two recent incidents of engine fires. Internal analyses have confirmed that it was a loosened screw joint on the connecting rod that caused the engine damage. The loose connecting …

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Audi Q5 2014 Review: As big As small

Flushed in the face of approval and appreciation from passersby, the Audi Q5 S line awaited me in the parking lot looking as hot as it was meant to be in Volcano red. A red lost in childhood crayon boxes where it stood closer to brown and not far from …

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New Volkswagen Service App helps with accident report and parking reminder

Volkswagen drivers will now get a taste of the people’s car manufacturer’s service-savvy approach that stays in tune with the times. Volkswagen Middle East has launched a new smartphone application, the Volkswagen Service App. The app is a smart assistant on the road, providing information on the location of service …

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Nissan 370 Z Coupe 2014 Review: Natural high

The Nissan 370Z is like a burger meal from old McDonald’s kitchen. Fast, tasty, and you can upgrade to fizz and fries for just a little extra. Ever since it dropped its price, and its roof as an option, the sportster has been a favourite among those who want an …

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GENEVA GEMS 2014: Smart rear view mirror from Nissan

Nissan Motor Company, Ltd., has showcased a Smart rearview mirror at the Geneva Motor Show that provides clear rearward visibility under various conditions. It is actually an LCD monitor, a world first, that can be opted for in lieu of the traditional rearview mirror, as and when the driver wants. …

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GENEVA GEMS 2014: Rembrandt Bugatti legend worth 11 million

Bugatti made a mark at the Geneva Auto Show with the fourth model of the exclusive, six-part Legends edition conceived to honour the pivotal figures in the company’s history. Rembrandt Bugatti was the brother of company founder Ettore and one of the prominent sculptors of the 20th century. One of …

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GENEVA GEMS 2014: McLaren 650S

McLaren Automotive returns to the International Geneva Motor Show with its “fastest, most engaging, best equipped and most beautiful series-production supercar yet”. The McLaren 650S joins the range as an additional model alongside the 12C and sold-out McLaren P1™, and learns from both models as well as 50 years of …

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One point determines Porsche GT3 Cup challenge title

A point to prove. History repeats itself. A slip between the cup and the lip. It’s never too late. I can think of many aphorisms or adages that could well become the title of this piece on the finals of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge. A suitably dramatic final race …

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New Rolls-Royce Service Centre in Dubai: Transparent yet invisible

A couple of weeks ago, I was seated in the plush waiting lounge in the newly opened Rolls-Royce service facility behind the AGMC showroom. There were white pristine walls and galleries of Rolls-Royce memorabilia all around me, and slices of history showcasing the spirit of driving ecstasy in the pages …

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2014 World Car of the Year… And the nominees are

The World Car of the Year shortlist has been announced and the winners will be revealed at the New York Motor Show in April. This year, a new category has been introduced: World Luxury Car of the Year. The other awards are for performance, design and ‘green’ car besides the …

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