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Dubai/Cairo/Beijing The Porsche Cayenne is one of the most (if not THE most) popular Porsche models in Egypt and the Middle East region, while the 500-hp Cayenne Turbo is the ultimate and benchmark-setting model within the SUV segment in terms of performance and safety. But for some Porsche Cayenne clients, especially in the Middle East and Egypt, 500 horsepower are just not enough. ......read more
Kimi Raikkonen storms again from pole position to victory in a spectacular Spanish Grand Prix in front of a disappointed Spanish crowd. Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen hereby became the eighth consecutive Formula 1 driver to win the Spanish Grand Prix from pole position, when he conquered Sunday's race at the Circuit de Catalunya. The Finn’s pursuit of victory was unaffected by two safety ......read more
16.04.2008 / Maranello-Cairo / The “competition” versions (Challenge and GTC) of the F430 will be competing this coming weekend at the Silverstone circuit in England. The F430 Challenge cars will be taking part in the second round of this season’s European Ferrari Challenge Pirelli Trophy, while the F430 GTC will be making their debut in the FIA ......read more
Stuck and Carlos Sainz in Volkswagen Scirocco on the Nordschleife The 24-hour race on the Nuerburgring is known as one of the most difficult, if not THE most difficult 24-hour race in the world. Therefore it is no surprise that VW will let two of the most experienced and well-known driver compete with the new VW Scirocco in this race before its official market launch. The two-time ......read more
Dubai-Cairo / Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, will again contest the Transsyberia Rally this year. Already at its debut in 2007, the Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia proved its speed and excellent offroad qualities on the way from Moscow to the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar. Three Cayenne S Transsyberia finished in the top three positions. Two Middle Eastern teams will compete ......read more
It seems that Mercedes is not only loosing ground in the Formula 1 championship, but also in the popular DTM series, which raises about the questions about the competence and performance about the motor-sport managers at the Stuttgart-based car manufacturer Mercedes Benz. Not only has Ferrari and BMW been able to outperform the Mercedes-McLaren Formula One Team in the first three F1 races ......read more
Second victory and first one-two finish of the season for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, with Felipe Massa first and Kimi Raikkonen second. This is win number 203 from 761 Grands Prix entered by Ferrari, the hundredth under the Presidency of Montezemolo. It was Felipe's sixth career win, the second in a row at this circuit. Felipe Massa needed a win in Bahrain, and all weekend he looked like ......read more
The new-generation Mercedes A-Class will be stepping into the limelight at the "Auto Mobil International" (AMI) motor show in Leipzig from 5th - 13th April, 2008. Following an extensive facelift, the successful compact car is younger, more attractive and more environmentally friendly than ever before. The convenient ECO start/stop function is available for the first time for the high-volume ......read more
Sepang, 23rd March - Kimi Raikkonen scored a very convincing victory in the Malaysian Grand Prix, while what should have been a one-two finish for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro was not to be, as Felipe Massa spun out of a safe second place on lap 31 of the 55 lap race. The threat of rain and wind evaporated, unlike the perspiration in the very humid conditions and when the lights went out, ......read more
* Double victory for Audi R8 at the 2008 World Car of the Year awards * Audi R8 receives awards won last year by Audi RS 4 and Audi TT * Audi most successful manufacturer ever at World Car of the Year The Audi R8 has achieved a double victory at the 2008 World Car of the Year awards, winning both the World Performance Car and the World Car Design of the Year awards. The ......read more
The Maserati GranTurismo S arrives in New York, after its worldwide debut at the Geneva Autoshow earlier this month. The glamorous setting for the New York debut is the Maserati Showroom on Park Avenue in Manhattan, where the GranTurismo S premiered before US clients and collectors. In 2007, Maserati delivered more than 2600 units in the United States, marking a 20% growth in relation ......read more
18.03.2008 / Amman (Jordan), Cairo / Only a few weeks to go and the Royal Kingdom of Jordan will become the focus of not only the Middle Eastern but also the international motor-sport society and motor-sport lovers. Jordan is the first Middle Eastern country to ever host a WRC round, giving it therefore the same motor-sport importance like Bahrain and Abu Dhabi, which are hosting the ......read more
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, the first race of the 2008 Formula 1 World Championship. After a turbulent 58 laps (307.574 kms) with three Safety Car periods, Lewis won with 5.4 seconds ahead of Nick Heidfeld and Nico Rosberg. Lewis’ new team mate Heikki Kovalainen, who led for eight laps and ran second for 21 laps, came ......read more
Only a few hours left until the first Formula 1 race of the season. Lets have a look at the mayor changes in this season. There are several key changes to the rules and regulations for 2008, one of which concerns the final session of qualifying. The ‘fuel burn’ laps were always unpopular, and in tune with public demand that has been dropped. Instead of 15 minutes, the final 10 ......read more
Stuttgart/Cairo – Mercedes-Benz has meticulously revamped the successful M‑Class. The new generation of the dynamic, stylish SUV now has even more distinctive characteristics, and looks even sportier and more powerful. The front end of this off-roader is now defined by a redesigned bumper, recontoured headlamps and a larger, even more dominant radiator. The rear view also sports ......read more
Reigning World Champion Casey Stoner (Ducati) ran away with this race when he took the lead at mid-race distance of this 22-lap encounter. Rookie and poleman Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) was second and the injured Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda RC212V) a gritty third. Andrea Dovizioso (JiR Scot Honda RC212V) made a stunning start to his premier class career too with a fourth place he stole ......read more
Ferrari announced (today 13.3.2008) that it has reached an agreement with Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates national airline which, starting today, becomes an official sponsor of the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Team. “We are pleased to enter into this new partnership, that reinforces our links with the United Arab Emirates” - said the Chairman of Ferrari, Luca di Montezemolo ......read more
Saab’s latest concept car, the 9-X BioHybrid has been named “Best Concept” at the Geneva Motor Show. With this award, the 9-X BioHybrid joins the very successful Saab Aero X concept which also received AutoWeek’s “Best in Show” honours at its debut in Geneva two years ago. Anthony Lo, Director of Advanced Design at General Motors Europe spoke on behalf of the design team ......read more
Dubai / Cairo / Goeteborg It seems that this year some SUV and Cross-over coupe buyers in Egypt and the Middle East will postpone their purchase decision until early 2009 after they see the pictures of the new Volvo XC60. "It's not only the safest Volvo ever. If you ask me, it's also the most stunning. Not a bad combination, is it?" says Volvo Cars President and CEO Fredrik Arp. ......read more
SEAT Sport drivers Yvan Muller and Rickard Rydell held off the BMW Team Germany’s attack of Augusto Farfus and J?oerg Müller, to win the first race in Curitiba. This was a tough race for the leading two, who in the final laps had to sweat to defend their position as their tyres were wearing out. But it was even tougher for Chevrolet. On lap 3 Nicola Larini made contact with ......read more
Yvan Muller placed his SEAT Le?n TDI on pole position following an eventful qualifying session in Curitiba, with a time of 1:24.295, the fastest time of the weekend so far and half a second faster than J?oerg Müller's pole from last year. His SEAT Sport team-mate Rickard Rydell followed closely in second with a time of 1:24.404, and BMW Team Germany's Augusto Farfus qualified third, ......read more
Dubai-Cairo-Stuttgart / After the positive impact at last years' Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche plans at this year’s Geneva Auto Salon to show off again an environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient range of automobiles. The show, staged this year between March 6 and March 16, is traditionally used to reveal the most significant trends for the automobile season ahead, while this ......read more
After the unacceptable high numbers of road fatalities in Egypt we believe it's about time that the Egyptian government as well as the automotive companies in Cairo must take immediate action. Volvo already started taking action in order to reduce the numbers of accidents caused by fatigue and inattentiveness. Fatigue and inattentiveness, as well as alcohol, are the most common causes ......read more
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