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The Grand Tour, a motoring TV series at Amazon Prime, has just aired its series finale. While it was set in one of the most affluent cities in the world – Dubai – the final lap in the first season was less intriguing, less entertaining and has less fireworks than when The Grand Tour went online the first time.
In the last episode of the first season, The Grand Tour saw the battle- and gag-hardened trio of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May pitching their tent in Dubai. Each of them drove a hypercar on the way -- a McLaren P1 GTR, a Lamborghini Veneno Roadster and a Lykan Hypersport. These hypercars are usually an extraordinary spectacle. In Dubai, however, these hypercars are your average rides.
It is not easy to overlook the extraordinary affluence of the people living in Dubai. In fact, even police officers are driving luxury sports cars in Dubai. Clarkson even remarked that for the first time at The Grand Tour, they are the poorest people in the tent. The final episode showed a drag race -- at an airstrip – between Clarkson’s Volkswagen Golf GTI and May's BMW i3, with the two comparing their personal rides against the other.Read the entire article Final episode of The Grand Tour’s first season fails to make a loud bang
If you’re looking for anything and everything luxurious, Dubai is the place for you. The city is a haven for people who are on the lookout for the most expensive item there is. From jewellery to designer items and of course, the most expensive vehicles, Dubai is the place to be. And it wouldn’t be shocking if this would be the place where one could purchase the world’s most expensive tires. Yes, you read it right. Apparently, Dubai-based rubber company Z Tyre sold a set of tires for a jaw-dropping price of $600,000.
For those of you who think that these were just regular tires, then think again. At first glance, the tires would look plain except for a thunderbolt “Z” in between what looks like checkered racing designs but apparently these embellishments are not ordinary painted designs. Up close, the thunderbolt-looking “Z” is made of diamonds while the checkered design is an alternating pattern of 24-karat gold and rubber. Other than these, the Italian craftspeople who created these tires kept it simple but elegant.
Z Tyres says that the proceeds from the tires’ sale will go to charity called the Zenises Foundation, which is being ran by the outfit’s parent corporation Zenises. The said foundation is said to support educational activities and aims to improve access to education around the world. As vague as the foundation’s mission may be, we’re just hoping the proceeds will go to where it’s said to go and that it’ll help a lot of kids around the world. The sale has also been recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records as the most expensive set of tires that has ever been sold.Read the entire article 24-karat gold and diamond encrusted tires sold in Dubai for record-breaking $600,000
Fabian Oefner is a Swiss visual artist known for using scientific properties in his masterpieces. He incorporates the “invisible effects of natural sciences and the properties of time” in his works in photography, film and art installations. It is a breath of fresh air from the usual science laboratory routine and experiments, and a fun way to express the beauty of the natural sciences. His works are a perfect harmony of art and science debunking all beliefs that these two fields of study are different from each other.
Three years ago, Oefner started working on one of his most magnificent masterpieces, the “Disintegration Series”. It is a collection of images of classic sports cars, each of which was created from thousands of shots to pull off one amazing masterpiece. The very first batch of his Disintegration Series is composed of a 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe with gullwing doors, a black 1961 Jaguar E-Type, and a chic and sensual 1967 Ferrari 300 P4 -- all of which were meticulously dismantled to showcase an outburst of ingenuity and class.
If you’re a car lover, worry not because Oefner uses only the scale-model in creating these vibrant images of motion caught on camera. These masterpieces give the impression of explosion without having to sacrifice millions of dollars for its creation. The mere fact that Oefner was able to create these realistic images is both mindblowing and enchanting. Seeing how all the pieces have been meticulously positioned to create an illusion of a sudden outburst of car parts, from the biggest piece to the smallest screw, is a whole new experience especially for car enthusiasts.Read the entire article Launched in Dubai: “Disintegrating II” Car Art by Fabian Oefner
Dubai’s streets have been widely known to cater to some of the most expensive luxury cars in the world. Despite falling prices of oil, its residents are still capable of powering their luxury cars with as much difficulty as feeding a pet dog. However, like any other country, Dubai also has its fair share of problems. One of their most bizarre problems is the abandonment of high-end luxury cars, often in the parking lots of local airports.
Why would someone abandon a perfectly functioning luxury car? We’d like to assume that these decisions weren’t made lightly. One such incident involves a Ferrari Enzo. If you are up and about looking for an Enzo, then one of the best places to look for is in Dubai Police’s impound. Yes, you read that right.
One Ferrari Enzo has spent about a year in a police impound in Dubai collecting dust, not a shadow of its owner to be seen. Now you’re probably wondering how such a historic car such as the Ferrari Enzo can end up in a police impound, right?Read the entire article Impounded Ferrari Enzo in Dubai is stuck there indefinitely
After British brand Bentley Motors became a part of Volkswagen in 1998, the first model that it came out with was the Bentley Continental Grand Tourer (GT). It has been produced in volumes since 2003 – the first Bentley really to be given the mass-production treatment. Notably, it shares a platform with the Volkswagen Phaeton. It could be differentiated from the previous Continental R & T models by looking at how it was conceptualized.
It’s believed that Bentley’s transformation into a major brand known all over the world is largely credited to the success of the Continental GT. It isn’t a coach-built vehicle and while it is mass-produced, a substantial part of the entire process is still accomplished by hand. By doing this, Bentley was able to sell it in a much lower price – approximately half of the cost of a Continental R.
Because of its affordability, it drew in plenty of new customers from a wider demographic. It was at the Geneva Motor Show in 2003 that the Continental GT was introduced. The first-generation Continental GTC received excellent reviews and its elegance impressed consumers as well as the important players in the auto industry. The excitement for this new grand tourer was mostly centered on its impeccable silhouette – a trademark of Bentley’s famed convertible range.Read the entire article Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible Test Drive: Striking The Perfect Balance Of Luxury And Performance
In 2013 during the glitz and glam of the Dubai International Motor Show, the Devel Sixteen concept car made its first appearance. Its designer Majid Al Attar boasted that it was the most powerful vehicle ever built, adding that this supercar combines power, technology and sophistication.
We think he may be right. With a quad-turbo V16 and the capability to produce an unbelievable horsepower of 5000, this is a car that has to be heard as well as seen to appreciate its power and presence. Check out Steve Morris Engines on YouTube testing this monstrosity of an engine.
It makes a meaty, menacing, and marvellous sound like nothing you have heard before. This concept super car literally blows your mind. The design takes inspiration from the masters Lamborghini Veneno and Egoisa and then takes the supercar to another level. However, the official webpage for the Devel Sixteen remains suspiciously quiet when it comes to detailed specification.Read the entire article Turns out that Devel Sixteen's 4,500 hp V16 engine is real! [w/video]
The Dubai Police has the most fascinating collection of exotic cars. In fact, people all over the world have taken an interest in their social media accounts since these let us know what new vehicles they’ve added to their fleet. The latest model is a Porsche 918 Spyder.
The Police department is planning to use these cars on tourist locations. Actually, their counterparts all around United Arab Emirates use cars such as Bugatti Veyron, a Lexus RC-F, a Brabus Widestar, a Lamborghini Aventador, a BMW i8 and others.
A police siren isn’t needed on its roof as this hybrid hypercar just stands out immediately thanks to its hot body and distinctive police livery. This car is powered by its 608bhp, 4.6-liter engine with eight cylinders.Read the entire article Dubai Police adds Porsche 918 Spyder to its growing supercar lineup
Buyers get added value with the Porsche Boxster GTS as it offers even more power generated by its engines as well as a longer list of standard equipment. It’s the first time for a GTS badge to be attached to an open-top model from the brand.
Porsche Boxster GTS, which was launched in 2014, costs from 71,258 euros (inclusive of VAT). What makes this model a stand-out is a distinct sportiness, which includes the use of prominent lines at the front, clear contours, and air intakes that are very hard to miss due to their size.
It also comes with a set of smoked LED daytime running lights and position lights designed specifically for the GTS. Now offered as standard on this model is a set of Bi-Xenon headlights that operate with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS).Read the entire article 2015 Porsche Boxster GTS Test Drive - Performance Highlights
Brabus has unveiled one of its latest creations – the Brabus Rocket 900 “Desert Gold” Edition – at the Dubai International Motor Show 2015. Derived from the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG, the Brabus Rocket 900 “Desert Gold” Edition pays homage to the desert state of Dubai, where Brabus operates a branch and a Flagship Store.
This Brabus Rocket 900 is laden with Brabus carbon aerodynamic-enhancement components as well as black BRABUS Monoblock F "Platinum Edition" 21-inch forged wheels adorned with gold pin striping. It features high-gloss black bodywork components while all its chrome parts were painted black.
As a high-performance premium sedan, it is only logical to view the Brabus Rocket 900 “Desert Gold” Edition as a machine that could travel at high speeds. To achieve that, this vehicle was assembled with parts and elements that help its aerodynamics.Read the entire article Brabus Rocket 900 Desert Gold Edition based on 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG
Airbus Helicopters is showcasing its latest civil helicopter, the H160, at the Dubai Airshow slated on November 8-12, 2015. The H160 is a new medium-twin helicopter designed to perform a variety of duties like public-service missions, emergency medical services and offshore platforms as well as private business and aviation.
Commercialization of the H160 will commence next year. Airbus Helicopters launched an in-house style competition for the design of the next chopper, with an aim to get inspiration externally while creating a new benchmark in helicopter style.
This competition was won by designers at PEUGEOT Design Lab who then commenced work on the new helicopter, then known as the X4. The initial plans for the X4 were then adapted, developed and fine-tuned by Airbus Helicopters’ own design team.Read the entire article Airbus displays Peugeot-designed H160 civil helicopter at Dubai Airshow
Marking the first time for an open-top Porsche model to come with a GTS badge, the Boxster GTS is available with more powerful engines and more equipment offered as standard. Introduced in 2014, the Porsche Boxster GTS has a MSRP of $78,500 in the United States, when equipped with the PDK transmission.
The standard interior uses leather in minimalist black. It is standard for the Boxster and Boxster S to get the three-spoke sports steering wheel.
Two ergonomic switches benefit those who request the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK). If the Sport Chrono Package and PDK options are selected, there would be an extra display on top of the airbag module to indicate if the SPORT, SPORT PLUS and Launch Control functions have been turned on.Read the entire article 2015 Porsche Boxster GTS Test Drive: A Supercar in Disguise
The latest Range Rover model has all the trademark elements seen in the previous versions but somehow, its designers were able to build on them and create a fresh style while keeping its elegant nature.
Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer Gerry McGovern said that with the passing of four decades, the brand felt the need to preserve the icon’s DNA in creating the next-gen model. He shared that the group that handled its design sought to retain its classy measurements and untainted surfaces in order to keep its identity as a Range Rover.
Every aspect of the new model’s engineering was revamped with the primary goal of making the most capable model yet. At the center of this undertaking is the next-generation Land Rover's Terrain Response system that is a pioneer in the industry.Read the entire article See why Range Rover's interior is the most luxurious among SUVs
While the 4th generation Range Rover can’t be mistaken for any other model, merely glancing at it makes the viewer detect a certain freshness about it. At the Paris Show in September 2012 where it was launched, countless people visited the automaker’s booth to see just how the first SUV in the world to have a lightweight all-aluminum monocoque body structure would look.
They were not disappointed since the Range Rover still has its original iconic design and its adventurous essence; however, it was built from the ground up. Its lines remain elegant and clean but it’s apparent that its design elements were given a new twist.
This Range Rover reflects the brand’s intention to bring its look a step forward in its evolution timeline. If anyone were to ask an expert or an avid fan on what makes the Range Rover distinctive, the answer would probably be its trio of lines on the lower accent graphic, its unbroken midline, and a ‘floating’ roofline.Read the entire article 2015 Range Rover HSE: extreme test drive on the Dubai dunes
The exact cause of why a Lamborghini Aventador went up in flames a few weeks ago in Dubai is still unknown. There are many speculations from different groups within the auto industry. One of the more popular possible causes is an overheating V12. Well, here’s one more video to add to the evidence file.
This video was filmed by a guy right behind the Aventador in heavy traffic. It is apparent that it wasn’t the heat from the Middle East sun that resulted to the flames. It’s a bit funny and quite disturbing that the person driving the Aventador had to be alerted by other drivers that his car was being cooked.
For those who don’t remember, when Automobili Lamborghini presented the Aventador LP700-4 to the world’s super sports car market, it made numerous boasts. It made waves because of its raw driving power boosted by engineering with an eye for weight-savings.Read the entire article Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster catches fire in Dubai
An Egyptian car owner is pursuing a criminal case against a con artist who duped him out of his 2011 Porsche Cayenne. The Cayenne owner met the suspect after the former posted an advertisement online looking for buyers for his 2011 Cayenne, which he priced at Dh200,000.
Just a few hours after posting the advertisement, he was then contacted by the suspect seeking a meeting in order to purchase the car and go through the requisite formalities. The Cayenne owner eventually met with the supposed buyer and an associate.
The Egyptian man noted that the suspect avoided meeting with him personally, staying inside his Ferrari while letting his friend handle the negotiations. Through his friend, the alleged fraud claimed to be part of the ruling family, and was looking for a suitable gift for his wife to replace her lost car.Read the entire article Egyptian car owner pursues case vs. swindler who paid with bounced check for 2011 Porsche Cayenne
The custom Rolls-Royce Maharaja Phantom Drophead Coupé was designed especially for the Dubai market. This exclusive vehicle revealed at the AGMC Rolls-Royce showroom is a one-of-a-kind model and draws its inspiration from the bygone era of the Raja and in particular the glorious golden age of India.
Looking into the past, the designers examined how over a hundred years ago Indian royalty developed a unique relationship with Rolls-Royce, one which saw an unprecedented number of bespoke vehicles created. Each of which was designed to test what was possible in a Rolls-Royce and led to a partnership which saw over 800 hand-crafted vehicles from the heart of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England delivered to India.
This was a development which earned the company the 'Best Car in the World' award and its designers created an unheard of number of modifications to the style, comfort and performance of its vehicles.Read the entire article One-of-a-kind Rolls-Royce Maharaja Phantom Drophead Coupe unveiled in Dubai
If you are looking for a new home but you are also a car fan we might have the perfect deal for you. Daman Maison building on Dubai’s Mall Street is the answer. Damac real estate and building company will offer a 2014 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster for free if you buy a penthouse. Of course, nothing is for free these days, but we have to admit that the Aventador Roadster makes the offer look really good.
We have to mention that the Aventador Roadster is part of the company’s Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) promotion. For those who don’t know, the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster is priced at 300,000 euros, excluding taxes. It is powered by a 6.5-liter V12 engine rated at 700 hp, bolted to a ISR 7-speed gearbox.
As a result, it sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3 seconds and has a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph).Read the entire article 2014 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster for free if you buy a penthouse in Dubai
The patrol fleet of the Dubai Police Force has a new addition – a Brabus-tuned Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG. This amazing car joins the already intimidating list of luxury cars that Dubai’s police own, including a Bugattti Veyron, a Lamborghini Aventador, a Ferrari FF, a Bentley Continental GT, an Aston Martin One-77, and a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.
The new G-Class is a Brabus B63S-Widestar that used special paint and that features an LED light bar. Its other elements are simply standard-grade Brabus and AMG hardware, such as a set of massive 23-inch forged wheels, the flared fenders, and gaping front fascia. It also has the following standard features from Brabus: quilted red leather seating, illuminated door sills, and carbon fiber trim.
It’s definitely much better than what’s seen in a typical police car, which mainly uses plastic and vinyl. Brabus tuned the already impressive G63 AMG to be more potent. The stock 2013 G63 AMG is equipped with a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 that offers 536 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque. After Brabus tweaks the engine, this same engine becomes capable of producing 700 hp and 708 lb-ft of torque.Read the entire article Dubai Police gets a Brabus B63S-700 Widestar
Bugatti has conferred Al Habtoor Motors -- its official sales partner in Dubai -- the title of “Service Partner of Excellence.” Al Habtoor Motors is the latest Bugatti dealership tagged as being able to offer an extended service package, bringing the total to five around world. Stefan Brungs, member of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. management responsible for Sales, Marketing and Customer Service, remarked that the carmaker “prides itself on offering [its] customers personalized service using the most advanced technologies.”
He expressed delight that Bugatti’s dealership in Dubai has structures in place that allow it to “go one step further in implementing our brand’s standards of excellent service and top exclusivity, thus meeting each and every expectation of our customers in the Middle East.” George Duncan, Director of Al Habtoor Motors, said the title was a “great achievement” for the dealership and it will enable them to service customers to a much higher level.
Al Habtoor Motors became the official Bugatti dealership in Dubai in 2006. It is Bugatti’s biggest service partner in the Middle East. To gain the title, Al Habtoor Motors invested in building a workshop area reserved for Bugatti, featuring four separate work stations, each having its own ramp. The dealership will assign four employees to provide Bugatti customers and their vehicles with personalized care.Read the entire article Bugatti confers Service Partner of Excellence title to Al Habtoor Motors
Jaguar Land Rover has launched an 11,120-sq. ft. new engineering test center in Dubai, UAE, replacing a smaller facility in the city. The center will be responsible for conducting extreme hot weather vehicle research, development, and testing for the carmaker. Dubai is considered as an ideal venue for hot climate testing, thanks to temperatures that reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit during summer.
Located in the Al Barsha area of Dubai, the new test center will offer a wide range of capabilities, including high temperature durability, calibration, and testing. The engineering team at the new center will also test powertrains, chassis and heat and ventilation systems, as well as the off-road and sand driving capability of the Land Rover Terrain Response system.
Martyn Hollingsworth, Jaguar Land Rover Director of Engineering Technical Services, remarked that the carmaker has ambitious plans for growth, and since 2008 the company has been investing to enhance its engineering capability to help it deliver an “unprecedented number” of new and refreshed Jaguar and Land Rover models.Read the entire article Jaguar Land Rover opens larger engineering test center in Dubai
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