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Racetrack: Black Falcon wins Gulf 12 hours

The Yas Marina GP Circuit is 5.55 km long. Going around it just twice is an accomplishment for me during car launches. Keeping at it relentlessly for 12 hours is a test of patience, alertness and unfaltering skill. It is a celebration of endurance that happened for the third time …

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Toyota Corolla 2014 First Drive: Handling expectations

Last week ended with a revelation. That the highest selling car in the world should be selling for a reason. And that needn’t anymore be just money, or fewer headaches or even resale value. In its new iteration, the Toyota Corolla will actually be bought for its drive (yes, you …

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Volkswagen Golf 2013: Steady Seven

I might have as well written this review even before I started driving the new Golf. I mean, the Golf MK7 is a predictable car and that is what four decades years and six generations of faith does to its seventh iteration. You come to know that if you turn …

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Lotus supercharges UAE sports car scene

Trading Enterprises opens flagship Lotus Cars Showroom in Dubai Festival City and reveals the high-octane Evora and Evora S for seekers of pure thrill. At AED 337,400, we are talking a segment where money isn’t measured when it comes to must-haves. The car that replaced Lamborghini Gallardos in the Italian …

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Lamborghini worth 16.5 million launched on Aircraft Carrier

There will only be 9 of these monsters like the one launched in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Built of carbon fibre, the 12-cylinder Veneno spits 750 horsepower of extreme venom, and does 0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds! When was the last time you heard of a car “launch”, it meant something …

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Skydive Dubai Falcons join the GT3 Challenge Cup

The race opener to the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East will take place next weekend and UAE debutants Skydive Dubai Falcons has placed their hopes high in their first season. Formed in 2010, the Dubai Falcons Racing team soon won the confidence of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, …

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Dubai International Rally next weekend

What you need to know before the UAE’s longest running sport event enters its 35th episode Known for several dramatic episodes over the last four decades, the Dubai International Rally promises another fascinating finish to the 2013 FIA Middle East Championship next week. Taking place from 28-30 November, the 35th …

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Toyota Avalon 2013 review: Lounge all the way

The new Toyota Avalon gets a complete facelift. It is slightly more compact, more aerodynamic, and in the process less bulky. Still, ‘spacious’ is an understatement inside the new Avalon cabin. Here is the new version of Toyota’s mainstream sedan in which the driver can easily make way for a …

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Audi A4 3.0 Litre Review: Flushed!

An A4 is a useful thing. You can print memos on it, write quick notes or even fold it into an aeroplane. Yeah, I’m talking about the paper. But quite similar is the A4 sedan 3.0 L TFSI S-Line. You can fill it with a grocers list or turn it …

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Jaguar XF Supercharged: Red hot in stratus grey

It was a sort of relief. I mean, red and sport definitely go together but after a series of reds in the past few weeks, it was good to see a sporty car sporting any colour other than red. Don’t get me wrong, I love those reds and the cars …

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