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Suzuki GB has added a brand-new GSX-R to the 2008 line-up - this time coming to the official parts and accessories catalogue, in the form of the 'Kiddimoto GSX-R' wooden childs bike. Made almost entirely of Birch ply, the new GSX-R is painted in the renowned Suzuki blue and white colour scheme and features the iconic GSX-R logo down its side panels. Ideal for children aged from two ......read more
?koda’s Press and PR department has appointed Iga Kowalska-Owen as Press Information Officer and Holly Robinson as Press and PR Assistant in a recent hiring spree which takes the team up to five. Iga Kowalska-Owen joins the Milton Keynes-based firm from Golley Slater Public Relations where she managed the car manufacturer’s business sales account. As well as trade journalism, ......read more
Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., welcomed VIPs, celebrities and Lamborghini executives to the grand opening celebration of Lamborghini’s newest showroom and the world’s first Collezione Automobili Lamborghini fashion boutique on Saturday, August 9. To appeal to all visitors’ senses, Lamborghini Las Vegas also partnered with Dal Toro, a ......read more
06.08.2008 / Cairo-Wolfsburg-Dubai Five generations, 34 years and over 26 million vehicles after the original first went on sale, the sixth generation of the Golf has been unveiled. The new model continues the evolution of an icon. The new Golf is the safest, most technically advanced and most dynamic iteration yet. Not only does the new Golf promise great value, but it aims to ......read more
Dubai-Cairo / Porsche Middle East & Africa announced the appointment of Mirna Al-Qassim as regional public relations manager. In her new role, Mirna will be responsible for the corporate and product communications of Porsche in the region covering GCC, Levant, Africa, Iran, Pakistan and India, reporting directly to the managing director. Palestinian-Egyptian living in Dubai, ......read more
It has been the definitive cross-country vehicle since 1979. It has won the Paris-Dakar Rally, is deemed a worthy means of transport for the Pope, ranks as an automotive design icon, is a serial winner of readers' polls and constitutes the gene pool for a Mercedes-Benz SUV family that now numbers four model series in all. It is, of course – the G-Class. It has been in production for ......read more
Cairo – Paris – Dubai / Automechanika exhibition which will run from 1st to 3rd of June in Dubai will be hosting 18 French companies that will present their products and latest technologies in automotive trading and all related products. The event which is expected to attract a large number of visitors and decision-makers specialized in the car industry, will provide the opportunity ......read more
29.5.2008 / Cairo / Egypt is hosting two motor-shows each year. One of them is the AUTOMECH AKHBAR EL YOM Motor-show, one of the leading annual trade fair for vehicles, buses, motorcar workshops, service station equipment, automobile spare parts, accessories and feeding industries in the MENA region. AutoMech will have 400 international companies from 16 countries exhibiting ......read more
Cairo-Dubai-Stuttgart / While Porsche is now celebrating its anniversary, nobody would have ever imagined that this small car manufacturer would become the most profitable automobile manufacturer in the world. Exactly 60 years ago the cornerstone was laid for the family-operated industrial company, whose rise from modest beginnings to become one of the most important sports ......read more
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


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