The first dealer in the world to deliver the all new Range Rover is Al Tayer Motors in the UAE. The keys to two examples went to Sheikh Mohammed, the Ruler of Dubai, and another set went to the Crown Prince. I don’t know what’s more bling bling? Having the first example or that “Dubai 1″ license plate?
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When the economic crisis struck, many cars were left abandoned by their owners in Dubai. Majority of these people just couldn’t afford to hold onto these cars anymore, let alone any of their other expensive purchases. Add the fact that being in debt is a crime in Dubai, and it makes sense why some of these people left their lives behind with no intention of returning.
This super-rare Ferrari Enzo was a victim of abandonment. And it’s now heading to the chopping block to take part in the most expensive police sale in history. The Enzo is said to belong to (more…)
Who says racing bikes aren’t beasts?!?! This rider, who I believe is Ian Wilcox – a rookie in the UAE Sportbikes Championship – would beg to differ. One thing’s for sure, he’s definitely got the skills to keep the wild bull tamed. Watch how he saves face in the video after the jump. (more…)
When the Nissan Juke-R first surfaced, some labeled it as a publicity stunt. “Why squeeze the Skyline GT-R’s 480hp engine into a Juke” was what they probably said to themselves. Nissan’s answer to the doubters: show that their Godzilla crossover could take on the likes of Lamborghini and Ferrari.
Since the Juke-R debuted in Dubai at the Dunlop 24 Hours race, Nissan decided to unleash it against a few supercars at a little autocross circuit setup near a marina in the emirate. How did it do? Your answer is in the video after the jump. (more…)
This is pretty ridiculous if you ask me. This Gemballa Mirage GT – a tuned, twin-turbocharged Porsche Carrera GT – is worth a hefty sack of change, especially considering it’s one of nineteen examples out there. So what makes it okay to change its tires in this manner?!?! (more…)
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the Juke-R. The 480hp monster (or shall I say Godzilla?) was a recent exercise whereby a Nissan Juke received a transplant in the form of a Skyline GT-R’s engine, transmission and other mechanical / electrical bits.
One characteristic which the Emirate of Dubai never seems to lack is creativity. And I think its newest move could be somewhat of a masterstroke. It’s known that people slack when it comes to paying their traffic fines, so how to get them paid? (more…)
We all know that VIPs get away with a lot when it comes to traffic violations, unpaid tickets and things of the sort. I was actually quite surprised (and proud) to read that in Dubai, they are cracking down on this very thing.
According to police reports, over 7,000 traffic violations were committed by Dubai VIPs in the first half of 2011. Dubai’s police Commander General – Dahi Khalfan Tamim – paid Dh3,000 in fines for traffic violations. His deputy, Major General Khamis Mata Al Muzainah also paid (more…)
No one has created more insane Mercedes-based machines than Brabus. The German tuner has been working on expanding its portfolio by taking the brand into new markets, leading to the launch of a new center in Dubai.
Brabus Middle East is located on Sheikh Zayed Road in a building with more than 3,000 m² of space. With a large showroom area, a workshop, an upholstery shop and a (more…)
Maserati has launched a single-make racing championship for the Middle East. The Trofeo JBF RAK Middle East will feature sixteen cars competing in a 12-race schedule across different venues in the Middle East, such as Qatar’s Losail Circuit, Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit, the Dubai Autodrome and more.
Based on the GranTurismo coupe, the Maserati GranTurismo MC Trofeo is powered by a 488bhp 4.7 liter V8 engine driving the (more…)
Fresh from a trip in Dubai, there was a bit of buzz making the rounds about a “superbus” which was currently in the works. How super exactly? This “superbus” will carry 23 passengers while traveling at a speed of 250km/h on a dedicated “speed track” (concrete track running parallel to the existing motorway). The “superbus” is made out of carbon fiber keeping the weight of this massive vehicle as low as possible, while it’s powered by (more…)