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Size counts: new 750 horsepower Mercedes-Maybach concept

At six-metres long and 750-horsepower strong the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet concept is the undisputed champion of outlandish luxury two-seaters They’ve thought of everything by now, the ultra-luxury marques — you can have diamonds studded into the trim; you can have an SUV outfitted for falconry; you can have carbon…

Video: How Porsche’s new AED65,000 carbon fibre wheels are made

Watch how the world’s largest braiding machine makes Porsche’s new AED65,000 optional carbon fibre wheels When Porsche launched the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series the Germans raised a few eyebrows, by increasing the power by nearly 30 horsepower for a 607bhp total, boosting the torque, and speccing the launch model…

Hyundai commits to hydrogen with new SUV

Korean giant Hyundai has previewed a near-production ready hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric (FCEV) SUV in Seoul, with more than 30 eco-friendly cars promised by 2021 At a special preview event in Seoul, Korean giant Hyundai showed off a next-generation fuel cell vehicle that’s so specially previewed that it doesn’t even…

New manual ‘box rule announced in Dubai

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is making it possible from October this year to change automatic driving licenses over to manual licenses Good news for late-blooming driving enthusiasts in the UAE — it will soon be possible for automatic transmission driving licence holders to easily change over to…

Driverless laws coming to the UAE

The Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) starts preparations for regulating self-driving cars in the UAE Currently car companies are already several steps ahead of the world’s governments when it comes to driverless cars. Numerous production models include features that allow them to operate autonomously, or at least semi-autonomously…

Ford GT ’67 Heritage edition revealed

Dearborn celebrates 50th anniversary of 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans victory with a special edition 2017 Ford GT In the sixties it seems Enzo Ferrari finally found his match in Henry Ford II. ‘The Deuce’ wanted to take Ford racing at the greatest spectacle on earth, the 24 Hours…

World’s fastest quad coming to UAE

The 750-horsepower V10-engined Engler FF superquad, claimed to be world’s fastest quad, is making its global premiere at 2017 Dubai motor show The 2017 Dubai International Motor Show is shaping up to be quite a gig, not least with the Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar coming, with its 11,000rpm redline, but…

Aston Martin’s new four-wide Zagato line-up includes Shooting Brake

British brand launches a Zagato-designed line-up including four distinct models, and that means a roofless Speedster and a very much roofed Shooting Brake British marque Aston Martin has just launches plans for an entire Zagato-designed line-up spanning four models, including a new Vanquish Speedster and Shooting Brake. The family will…

707-horsepower 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk coming to UAE

The 707 horsepower Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is coming to November’s Dubai Motor Show before it goes on sale locally with a price of about AED315,000 Over in the US Jeep has just announced the pricing for its fairly mental Hellcat-engined Grand Cherokee track hawk, which is already on sale…

Infiniti reveals Prototype 9 retro-racer

Nissan’s luxury arm Infiniti reveals Prototype 9, a stunning ‘what-if’ concept inspired by race cars of the past  We did think it was a bit strange for a brand founded in 1989 to be celebrating motor sport heritage with a retro concept inspired by 70-year-old race cars, but now that Infiniti’s…

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