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In pursuit of perfection

In pursuit of perfection

  Lexus has launched the fourth generation of its LS flagship model in the region – the all-new LS 460 – at a dynamic press premiere in Dubai recently. The new LS features the world’s first eight-speed automatic transmission and will be available in standard as well as, for the…

Montoya wins daytona 24hrs

Montoya wins daytona 24hrs

  The Lexus Riley shared by Juan Pablo Montoya, Scott Pruett, and Salvador Duran ran virtually trouble free throughout the 45th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway, leading 468 of 668 laps and handing Chip Ganassi Racing its second consecutive victory in the Rolex Sports Car Series’…

Ferrari confirms for f1 festival

Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro has confirmed that its drivers for the 2007 F1 World Championship season, Felipe Massa and Kimi Räikkönen, will be in Abu Dhabi to take part in the F1 Festival on Saturday, 3rd February 2007. “We are absolutely delighted that Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro will be bringing both of…

Honda posts impressive growth

Honda posts impressive growth

Honda has reported 128 per cent increase in sales of its passenger vehicles in the United Arab Emirates in 2006. The popular Civic, Accord and CR-V models accounted for 87 per cent of total vehicle sales. The Jazz marked the highest sales with 170 per cent in the cars category…

Raikkonen makes ferrari debut

Raikkonen makes ferrari debut

Kimi Raikkonen finally made his track debut with Ferrari on January 23rd, at the Vallelunga circuit near Rome. Although the Finn spent a day with his new squad during December testing at Jerez he was only an observer due to contractual ties with former team McLaren. Ferrari had originally planned…

Volkswagen backs golf gti cup

Volkswagen backs golf gti cup

  Volkswagen has announced its official support to the Golf GTI Cup. Organised by Motorworks in association with Al Nabooda Automobiles at the Dubai Autodrome, the annual racing event features amateur drivers in Golf GTI cars vying for the podium positions. Featuring 14 cars, three rounds of this one-make racing…

Renault launches the r27 f1

Renault launches the r27 f1

After its track debut at Jerez testing last week in interim livery, Renault officially launched the striking new colours of the R27 in Amsterdam yesterday. Along with new title sponsor ING the team unveiled the new car, displaying dark blue front and rear wings and the body predominantly yellow on…

Land rover sales increase 42

Land rover sales increase 42

  Land Rover has reported an increase of 42 per cent (over 2005) in sales of SUV’s in the Middle East in 2006. With 8505 vehicles delivered to customers in 2006, the British luxury SUV manufacturer claims that the region still remains one of the largest markets for Range Rover…

BMW group report increased sales

BMW group report increased sales

Munich-based BMW Group has reported an increase of 3.5% in their total car sales in 2006. The company sold 1,373,926 vehicles overall last year with sales of the BMW brand alone touching 1,185,049 units outstripping year 2005 sales by 5.2%. Sales of the MINI brand fell by 6.2% to 188,072…

Mercedes benz premieres the new c

Mercedes benz premieres the new c

  German carmaker DaimlerChrysler AG recently premiered the latest version of its Mercedes-Benz entry level luxury compact-car touting new styling and safety features. Held at the Mercedes-World showcase in Stuttgart, Germany, the manufacturer presented the fourth generation of its biggest-selling model, the C series line of sedans. “With the new…


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