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Not everything that glitters is gold, but when youâ€™ve invested in a new car - or are just proud of your existing one - then keeping that shiny outer finish is worth more than its weight in gold - especially because maintaining good body work can help keep the value of your car. However, the daily assault of sand, sun and rising temperatures, as well as sometimes tricky ......read more
A few months ago the famous British TV Top Gear went to the United Arab Emirates to make a comparison test between a brand-new Bugatti Veyron and the iconic McLaren F1, which was build from 1993 until 1998. In another occasion Top Gear then compared the Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren with the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 on the streets of Abu Dhabi. So, when will Top Gear test or ......read more
Abu Dhabi is writing F1 history. For the first time in F1 history there will be a race which starts during day-light and ends at night. The world will experience the stunning beauty of the Arabian sunset as a backdrop to the inaugural 2009 Formula 1â„¢ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with the announcement of a new race start time at 5pm. As a result, for the first time in ......read more
The first time you drive the Tesla Roadster, prepare to be surprised. You're at freeway speed in seconds without even thinking about it. There is no clutch pedal to contend with and no race-car driving techniques to perform. Just the touch of your foot and you're off, without any of the sluggishness of an automatic. How powerful is the acceleration? A quick story to illustrate. A ......read more
Five cylinders, plenty of power with four wheel drive â€“ that was the original "ur-Quattroâ€?, a sports coupe which caused a furore around 30 years ago and is also one of the highlights of the 50-year tuning history of ABT. General manager Hans-J?¼rgen Abt remembers the racing car, which now enthrals car fans in the Kempten showroom and creates a link to the new TT-RS: ......read more
At the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche is proudly presenting the 911 Sport Classic. In creating this unique model Porsche is bringing back the tradition of exclusive series built in very small numbers, for the 911 Sport Classic will be offered in a production run limited to just 250 cars worldwide. The bespoke character of the 911 Sport Classic has been developed over a period of ......read more
It seems that Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge will finally get more attention in the Middle East, as Volkswagen Middle East has announced the appointment of Stefan Mecha as the new Managing Director for the Middle East region with immediate effect. Mecha has over 15 years experience in the automotive industry, with five years at Volkswagen and will be responsible for driving the ......read more
Stuttgart/Cairo. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is sending the new 911 GT3 RS to the starting line: Delivering even more engine power, offering lower weight, and featuring shorter transmission ratios as well as body and suspension elements upgraded to an even higher standard, the new 911 GT3 RS sets the foundation for homologating the racing version of the 911 GT3 and ......read more
Stuttgart/Affalterbach/Cairo â€“ For the first time in the company's history stretching back over 40 years, the Mercedes-Benz performance brand is presenting a vehicle developed in-house, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. The super sports car serves up an exciting proposition with its unique technology package: aluminium spaceframe body with gullwing doors, AMG? 6.3-litre V8 front-mid ......read more
Maranello / Abu-Dhabi / Cairo - Consequences of bike-injuries make a return impossible. Schumacher has revealed he wonâ€™t return to Formula One racing at the European Grand Prix later this month: "Yesterday evening, I had to inform Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo and Team Principal Stefano Domenicali that unfortunately I'm not able to step in for Felipe. I really ......read more
From November 2009, Mercedes-Benz is launching the Estate version as another highly distinctive member of the E-Class family. Like the Saloon and Coup?©, the Estate, which is available now, combines unique design with leadership in safety, comfort, quality and practicality. The new E-Class marks the debut of a number of technical innovations which no other car in the world in this ......read more
After Ferrari confirmed that 7-time F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher is returning to F1 on the 23rd of August during the Valencia F1 race, Michael talks about the competitive edge at Maranello, how Stefano Domenicali has brought a new era to the Scuderia and how Shell works alongside both the road car and sporting departments, promoting the transfer of technology from the race track ......read more
Following a fourth overall and highest petrol finish at the Le Mans 24 hour race in June, Aston Martin Racing continues with the remainder of the Le Mans Series (LMS) and heads to the new Autodromo Internacional Algarve in Portugal for the first ever LMS night race. Aston Martin Racing will field two LMP1 cars for the third round of this yearâ€™s Le Mans Series. Hoping to ......read more
30.07.2009 - Stuttgart / Porsche Automobil Holding SE, Stuttgart, is in advanced talks on the sale of the cash settled options with respect to Volkswagen shares to one or several investors. Amongst these investors is especially Qatar Holding LLC (QH) with whom talks about an investment in Porsche SE also is underway. The preparation for the sale of the options on Volkswagen ......read more
Wolfsburg, July 30, 2009 â€“ In the first half of 2009, the Volkswagen Group extended its global competitive position and strengthened its financial base. In the first six months of the year, Europeâ€™s largest automobile manufacturer delivered 3.1 million (H1 2008: 3.3 million) vehicles worldwide. Although the overall market contracted by around 18 percent, Group ......read more
Maranello, July 2009 - Ferrari is pleased to announce the launch of the new â€œWith Youâ€? roadside assistance service to be provided free of charge to owners of all Prancing Horse cars built since 1947 and not covered by either existing factory or POWER warranties. Under the new scheme, Ferrari clients will not only enjoy 12 months of roadside assistance if their vehicle ......read more
Europe's biggest car manufacturer Volkswagen AG is planning to purchase all of Stuttgart-based sports carmaker Porsche, which has run into massive financial problems linked to its overly ambitious plan to take control of Volkswagen. Such a take-over is expected to be influencing the Porsche networks world-wide, and especially the networks in the Middle East and North Africa The ......read more
القاهرة - دبي: اعلنت مرسيدس-بنز الشرق الاوسط اليوم عن اسعار سيارة السيدان الرياضية الفخمة الجديدة E 63 AMG. وستباع هذه السيدان الرائدة في فئتها بسعر 117,000 دولار امريكي فقط وستكون منطقة الشرق الاوسط واحدة من اولى المناطق في العالم التي سيتم فيها طرح السيارة في صالات عرض مرسيدس-بنز في سبتمبر. وقال فرانك بيرنتالر مدير ......read more
9 July 2009 -If you are living in Egypt and were planning to buy a Jaguar this summer, then you should think twice and wait until September. Why? Because then the all-new Jaguar XJ, which Jaguar Cars tonight officially unveiled at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea (London) will be available in the show-rooms. And since the Jaguar Importer in Egypt, MTI, didn't release anything about the new ......read more
In performance tires, thereâ€™s a new leader of the pack: the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11â„¢.RE-11 accelerates away from the pack with outstanding performance Bridgestoneâ€™s Potenza RE-11, the newest member of the well-known performance tire line, recently earned first overall in Tire Rackâ€™s Real World Road Ride and Performance Test Track Drive of Extreme ......read more
There had been some new development in the FIA-FOTA case. Here is the latest development and official statement from the FOTA, which we received today (08.07.2009): Representatives of all FOTA teams attended a meeting of the Sporting Working Group at the N?¼rburgring today. During the course of this meeting, the team managers were informed by Mr Charlie Whiting of the ......read more
Ferrari showcased three of its latest supercars in the Sunday Times Supercar Runs at the Goodwood Festival of Speed: the innovative Ferrari California, the remarkable 599 GTB Fiorano with HGTE package, and the limited edition Scuderia Spider 16M. To the appreciation of packed crowds which lined the hillclimb under gorgeous blue skies throughout the weekend, Ferrari fans were thrilled by ......read more
Tokyo - The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., has announced that its ADVAN Sport tires for premium sports cars - part of its global flagship series - have been selected as original equipment for Mercedes-Benz C-Class models produced by Daimler AG. The tires adopted for the C-Class consist of three sizes: 205/55R16 91V, 225/45R17 91W, and 245/40R17 91W (the last only for the rear). Yokohama ......read more
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Is Egyptian car market corrupt or collapsing?
Is the Egyptian car market collapsing or is it just a corrupt and unprofessional car market? This is surely one of the most asked questions these days. Everybody is asking ...