GulfRun 8 – Done and dusted!

Posted March 6, 2013 by el wehbi
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January 2013 saw another successful GulfRun event come to a close. The event has developed into a fan favorite, linking up man vs. machine at the Bahrain International Circuit annually. Hit the jump to watch a recap of this year’s GulfRun 8 event. Read the rest of this post »

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Ferrari’s self-loving hypercar… the LaFerrari (w/video)

Posted March 5, 2013 by el wehbi
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Okay, Ferrari could have definitely been more creative with the name. But could they have possibly been any more creative with the car’s design and features? I definitely think not. Freshly unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the LaFerrari is the Italian automaker’s follow up to the highly regarded Enzo.

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Blessed with a 6.3-liter V12 engine (789hp) mated to an electric motor (160hp) and a 7-speed DCT gearbox, the LaFerrari’s total power output is a mighty 949hp and 663lb-ft of torque. This helps the hypercar achieve some ballistic figures. 0-100km/h in less than three seconds. 200km/h in seven seconds. 300km/h in 15 seconds. Top speed is reached at over 350 km/h.

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The LaFerrari’s chassis is 27% more rigid thanks to the integration of items such as the seats and the battery compartment. Showing that they don’t skimp on details, the LaFerrari features Read the rest of this post »

Launched! Porsche’s new GT3

Posted March 5, 2013 by el wehbi
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You gotta love the Geneva Motor Show! It’s “unveilings” galore. Porsche took the wraps off its latest GT3, with its new aerodynamic body inclusive of a more aggressive front bumper, additional air intakes and fixed carbon fiber rear wing.

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Using the Carrera S 3.8-liter engine as a basis, the GT3 receives 468bhp (39bhp more than its predecessor) and 324lb-ft. The car is also capable of redlining at 9000rpm, which is 500rpm more than the outgoing GT3. How fast to 100km/h from a standstill? Read the rest of this post »

Leakage! Lamborghini’s new and very rare supercar… the “Veneno”

Posted March 4, 2013 by el wehbi
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We’ve all heard the news that Lamborghini was prepping a special unveiling for the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in celebration of its 50th anniversary. And this is supposedly it! Meet the Veneno (“poison” in Spanish).

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Built on the Aventador’s carbon-fiber monocoque chassis, the Veneno utilizes an upgraded version of Lambo’s 6.5-liter naturally-aspirated V12 that produces 740hp instead of 700hp. Mated to a 7-speed autobox, with power transmitted to all four wheels, the super-secret Lambo can hit a top speed of Read the rest of this post »

Two 6-wheeler Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG trucks headed for the Middle East

Posted February 17, 2013 by el wehbi
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It’s no secret that the Middle East has a romantic infatuation with the Mercedes-Benz G Wagon. You can pull up at a traffic light and chances are you will spot the boxy brute somewhere. So I guess it was only a matter of time before we’d see a truly customized variant of the G Wagon headed for our shores.

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Meet the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG “6×6”. Snapped prior to being shipped out to their new home(s) in the Middle East, these two examples will be quite the rare sighting. One in white and one in a grayish hue.

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The Australian military currently uses a similar six-wheeled G-Wagon within its arsenal, but it’s safe to say that these are the first civilian trucks produced. There has been no confirmation whether these two examples have been built by Read the rest of this post »

Alfa Romeo 4C finally in the flesh!

Posted February 13, 2013 by el wehbi
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The production version of Alfa Romeo’s mid-engined, rear wheel drive 4C has finally been unveiled. Not that the design comes as any surprise. We all knew what the official product would look like thanks to the internet; however, knowing that this is the final spec of the 4C is quite reassuring.

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Seeing the 4C in official guise truly makes me happy. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen an Alfa Romeo model which is deserving of the brand’s racing and motoring heritage. Carbon fiber and aluminium seem to have been used extensively throughout the Read the rest of this post »

Want a Mercedes-Benz CLA? Put in an order now and get the exclusive Edition 1

Posted February 10, 2013 by el wehbi
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This is “a first”… kind of. Not following the normal practice of spinning off limited edition models at the end of a car’s life cycle, Mercedes-Benz has instead opted to kick off the launch of its new CLA model with a limited addition version.

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Available over a twelve month period only, the CLA Edition 1 can be ordered in exclusive colors such as Read the rest of this post »