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$3.5 million Bentley Grand Convertible by Mulliner makes its debut in Dubai

Dubai is one of the few countries where expensive cars are the norm, many of which are specially modified as well. And this just in: Bentley has debuted the new Grand Convertible by Mulliner in Dubai without much fanfare. The said model is housed in Bentley’s largest showroom, and it currently sits beside other members of the family like the Mulsanne, one standard version with another one having the extended wheelbase. Crewe’s latest project may sound familiar to others, and this is because it has already made its debut in November 2014 at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

But don’t get me wrong, the one from 2014 was a concept, which was based on the Mulsanne version, minus the roof. On the other hand, the two-tone example that’s sitting in Dubai right now is a production model that started out in life as a Mulsanne Speed before losing its roof, which was also shortened by a few centimeters - 10cm (3.9 inches) to be exact. Its body has been finished with a predominant Moroccan Blue paint, contrasted with a Frosted Silver finish up front, on the hood. This surrounds the imposing grille as well as the windscreen frame.

But that’s not what the production model boasts of. Apart from the stylish body, it has a large piece of wood applied onto the rear deck like that of the concept we saw in 2014. Shmee says that this must be the largest piece of wood that has been installed on a car ever, and this particular one even comes with metallic fins.

Read the entire article $3.5 million Bentley Grand Convertible by Mulliner makes its debut in Dubai

Bespoke McLaren MSO 720S breaks cover in Dubai

McLaren unveiled a one-off Gold - on - Black 720S at the 2017 Dubai Motor Show which will be on display throughout the entire stretch of this week’s event. The rare showcase is from a special client of the British marque’s bespoke engineering division.

McLaren Special Operations or MSO’s latest project is the 720S coupe in satin black with gold elements that also features gold alloy wheels, a 24-carat gold engine heat shield and some gold stencils at the rear spoiler bearing Bruce McLaren’s famous quote in 1964.

In order to apply its special MSO touches, the bespoke program added some new upgrades which include new rear bumper, air intakes, front splitter and roof panels which have all been replaced with carbon fiber elements.

Read the entire article Bespoke McLaren MSO 720S breaks cover in Dubai

A running 5,000-hp Devel Sixteen prototype may appear at 2017 Dubai Motor Show

A super-mighty hypercar like the Devel Sixteen – boasting of a 5,000-hp engine as its crowning glory – is surely hard to miss and forget. But it seems that just as people have already begun to forget about the Devel Sixteen, the hellish hypercar is making a much-needed reappearance at the upcoming 2017 Dubai Motor Show.

The Devel Sixteen actually made its debut as a concept car at the 2013 Dubai Motor Show. It is a creation of designer Majid Al Attar, who called the Devel Sixteen as the most powerful vehicle ever built, combining power, technology and sophistication. At first glance, the Devel Sixteen looks like a fusion between the Lamborghini Veneno and the Lamborghini Egoisa. Deep inside, however, the Devel Sixteen is several times more powerful than both Lamborghini supercars combined.

On paper, the Devel Sixteen is a sophisticated demon that is powered by a 12.3-liter quad-turbo V16 engine that could deliver around 5,000 hp (3,728 kW) of nerve-wracking output. That would be equivalent to the power of around 10 supercars, or, more accurately five examples of McLaren P1. But there have been questions whether a real Devel Sixteen -- or at least a running prototype -- exists.

Read the entire article A running 5,000-hp Devel Sixteen prototype may appear at 2017 Dubai Motor Show

UberOne service is launched in Dubai, Tesla Model S and Model X are available for booking

Starting this month, the Uber Service in Dubai will begin to offer the new Tesla Model S or Model X to bring passengers to their destination. This comes as Uber entered into a partnership with Dubai Taxi Corporation to become the company’s exclusive ride-hailing partner for its fleet of luxury electric vehicles.

Earlier this year, Tesla inked a deal to deliver 200 units of the Model S sedan and Model X SUV – all ‘fully self-driving-capability’ to Dubai Taxi. The taxi company took delivery of 50 of these Tesla vehicles in September and is now readying them for public use. To this regard, Dubai Taxi entered into a partnership with Uber, which will deploy these 50 new Tesla vehicles under UberONE service in Dubai.

This means that riders across Dubai now have the chance to request a Tesla Model S or Model X from their smartphones. The service could be accessed just by downloading the Uber app and selecting the UberOne option.

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Oh, can you say that again? There’s a “used” Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta with 0 km mileage and with a listed price of $7,349,400. Okay, so let’s just round that off to 7.35 million USD or 27 million dirhams to be exact. Too much or just right? You be the judge. While Ferrari hadn’t officially revealed the Aperta’s unit price, it’s believed each came with a $3.9 million price tag. The only problem if you’re a true fan and are loaded is that all examples were sold out even before it was officially launched. If you were one of those who didn’t make the cut, you have to bear the higher price margin set by certain dealers or former owners.

James Edition, the world’s luxury marketplace, has recently posted this LaFerrari Aperta in Rossa Corsa body pain offered by a premium seller based in Dubai. For those who missed out on obtaining the fastest open-top Ferrari ever built, you should know that the dealership in UAE is under the name of GTR Motors and is located in Al Aweer New Auto Market Block 2, Showroom Number 18.

Spec details show a 2017 year model LaFerrari Aperta with 8 cylinder engine, automatic gearbox and an all-wheel drive drivetrain. The left-hand drive cabriolet is also featuring Ferrari’s iconic red paint job with black interior. While the description said it is “used” and the odometer shows otherwise, it could only mean that its first owner had bought it for “investment” purposes.

Read the entire article $7.35 million LaFerrari Aperta is looking for new owner in Dubai

Most, if not all cars, can be tuned one way or another to cater to the customer’s liking. But some cars, like the Lamborghini Huracan, have way more potential when it comes to tuning - and we’re not just talking about tuning it visually, but also mechanically.

It’s not surprising then that with all the attention it attracts, Japanese tuner Liberty Walk and Underground Racing had both worked on the Lamborghini Huracan in the past to give it an extra oomph. The former worked on the supercar’s new body kit while the latter took care of its powerhouse, unlocking the Huracan’s capacity to an unimaginable 2,300 horsepower.

The odd thing is that the owner of the car, a young lady, only asked for a car that would stick out among all the other amazing cars in Dubai. She took the car to RevoZport, who then added Razmig active aerodynamic components to the supercar. It came back to her with an impressive amount of power, indeed making it stand out amongst every other car or supercar in Dubai.

Read the entire article CEO of Parklane Car Rental owns the hottest purple Lamborghini Huracan by RevoZport in Dubai

While the BMW M3 is making some noise in Abu Dhabi with its San Marino Blue outfit, Porsche on the other hand, is catching people’s attention in Dubai as the 918 Spyder wears bright red livery. The reason why this model is turning heads is because Porsche isn’t known to give their cars distinct, bright livery unlike its competitors.

This shade of red might be common for a Ferrari, but definitely not for a Porsche - and there are only a few of them. In fact, this specific model is actually being sold by Deals on Wheels in Dubai. Another thing about this example is that even the carbon fiber roof has been painted red, instead of retaining its carbon fiber finish.

Not only is this Spyder looking spectacular on the outside, this Porsche 918 has also been upgraded with the optional Weissach package. This package comes with new aerodynamic fins on the rear bumper plus a set of lightweight wheels for better performance. If you didn’t know, the Weissach pack will make your Spyder faster by 0.2 second, making it sprint to 62 miles per hour in only 2.6 seconds. Moreover, the Acid Green brake calipers look great combined with the 918 Spyder’s red finish.

Read the entire article Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package in bright red livery is turning heads in Dubai

It seems that Dubai has become home to some of the largest dealerships in the world. For instance, Lamborghini of Italy and Bentley of the United Kingdom have their largest dealerships in the most populous and perhaps wealthiest city in the rich United Arab Emirates. Now, French carmaker Bugatti has recently opened its largest dealership in this wealthy city.

Opening a dealership in Dubai is a simple decision for carmakers – especially those building high-end and premium units – to make. After all, Dubai is a city where premium vehicles, supercars and exotic mobile units are a common sight. Seeing a Ferrari or a Lamborghini in different parts of the city is considered a normal event, considering that it is home or the second home to several of the world’s wealthiest families and individuals.

Considering the special status of Dubai among carmakers, it was no wonder that Bentley opened its largest dealership where it matters. In fact, the French carmaker has received 30 orders for its new Bugatti Chiron hypercar from the UAE alone. The establishment off the new dealership should boost Bugatti’s presence in the Middle East.

Read the entire article Largest Bugatti showrrom opens in the rich city of Dubai

It appears that flying cars will no longer be experienced solely by the Jetsons. That is, if Uber pushes through with the plan. During the early part of the week, Jeff Holden, who is the Chief Product Officer of Uber, disclosed that the company is planning to shake up the taxi industry with the introduction of the flying taxi. Announced during the Uber Elevate Summit held in Dallas, the goal is to make all this possible before the end of this decade.

Holden said that the company plans to release this project by 2020 at both Dubai and Dallas-Fort Worth in Texas. While not exactly cars in a general sense, these flying taxis are in fact small electric aircraft that can take off vertically and land vertically as well. Meaning they can be considered as VTOL, which stands for vertical take-off and landing. Since it is powered by electricity, then there is the expectation that it will have no emissions. Further, they are projected to be quiet enough in order to be operated in urban areas.

As if to heighten the excitement even more, Uber said that the price will only be a bit expensive compared to UberX. In terms of figures, the company estimates that a mile may cost somewhere in the area of $1.32. However Uber believes that the price will likely go down over the long run and could become cheaper than actually owning a car.

Read the entire article Uber plans to debut flying taxis by 2020

As a child, most of us would’ve probably enjoyed going through numerous hunting expeditions trying to find the guy with the red-and-white striped shirt called Waldo or probably Ronald McDonalds hidden behind a post in a festival scene or something like that. You might also remember the moments when it took you hours of literally having to stick your face into the photo just to find them.

These things may sound oddly old school to the new generation as there are now new technological innovations such as the NASA-derived technology called the Gigapixel that allows people to zoom into an image further than what has been previously been possible.

One of the current users of this technology is none other than British automaker Bentley. Last year, Bentley set-up a special camera 2,300 feet away from the Golden Gate Bridge to snap a gigapixel image of the Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase crossing it. Seven hundred photos were taken from the same location and then stitched together into one photo.

Read the entire article Bentley releases gigapixel image of Flying Spur W12 S in Dubai

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
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