Motor Shows Comments (0) |

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 …

Read more

Motor Sports Comments (0) |

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 …

Read more

Features Comments (0) |

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 …

Read more

News Track Comments (0) |

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 …

Read more

Motor Sports Comments (0) |

Dubai ensures thrills last till end of Porsche GT3 Cup

In an unexpected twist of destiny and drama that took place last weekend on the Dubai autodrome tracks, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge reigning title holder Clemens Schmid has given way to Zaid Ashkanani of Kuwait to top the leader board with 199 points. Barred from the Race 2 for having …

Read more

Car Reviews, Compact Cars, Saloons Comments (2) |

Toyota Yaris 2014 Sedan Review: Basic Plus

You buy a Toyota Yaris sedan, feel happy and throw a party. Life moves on till it’s time for an upgrade. But with the new extra-large Yaris sedan, the upgrade too could perhaps wait. Even so, moving from A to B is the Yaris sedan in a nutshell. So, the …

Read more

Future Cars, Motor Sports Comments (0) |

Nissan ZEOD to do first electric lap at Le Mans

Two-time Le Mans 24 Hours LM P2 podium finisher and inaugural Nissan PlayStation GT Academy winner Lucas Ordóñez has been confirmed as the first race driver for Nissan’s revolutionary ZEOD RC prototype, as it becomes the first car to complete an entire 13.6-kilometer (8.5 mile) lap of Le Mans on …

Read more

Car Reviews, Saloons Comments (0) |

Mazda 6 2014 review: Skyward leap

On my drive from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in the new Mazda 6, a hurricane was at my heels, or wheels to be exact. But then, the Mazda 6 is so agile in its handling that I could always outrun the tornado. THE UPSIDE: Agile handling, Premium features affordably incorporated, …

Read more

Features, Future Cars Comments (0) |

Toyota launches T-Connect in UAE: Navigation map on call

New customers of Toyota in the UAE – entry level or top end – will get a navigation option. What makes it special is that it’s not just about maps, and also that you can simply pocket it the end of your drive. You can even use it on the …

Read more

Car Reviews, Hatchbacks Comments (0) |

Volvo V40 Review: Smooth concoction

An automotive segment was almost created anew when two cars were launched last year back to back – the Volvo V40 and Mercedes A 250 Sport – the premium hatchbacks, with a sporty twist to boot. While the Audi A3, Golf GTI, BMW 1 or even the Alfa Romeo Giulietta …

Read more