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  • Sulayem salutes Misfer al Marri
    Mohammed Ben Sulayem this week paid tribute to Qatari rally driver and former FIA Middle East champion, Misfer Al Marri, who has died following an illness. “This is very sad news, and a big loss to ra
  • Star-studded line-up at Delhi show
    Jaguar Land Rover’s latest award-winning products made their Indian debut at the 12th Delhi Auto Expo Motor Show on last month. Amongst the star attractions, the Jaguar F-Type Coupe was unveiled by In
  • Silverado seals Salgado signature
    As part of a new strategic sponsorship of Chevrolet, the director of football at the Dubai Sports City Football Academy and former Real Madrid legend Michel Salgado becomes an ambassador of Chevrolet.

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  • All-conquering hero

    Luxurious, continent-crossing capability and fiery form, Ross Guinane finds the Vanquish to be the....
  • Arachnophilia

    Forget your fears and fall in love with Porsche’s 918 Spyder, as Ross Guinane has done Back in....
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  • Million dollar mack attack
    Ross Guinane races around an F1 track in the P1, though for once, he leaves the driving to the professionalsWhen a US$1.4 million (AED5.2m) car becomes available to take around an F1 track, you don’t pass up that opportunity, even if it is only....
  • New Japanese-French alliance hitting Dubai
    Hitting the showrooms once more, Middle East Car ventured to Deira and caught up with Jeremy Weatherill. Covering Al Rostamani Trading Company Marketing, as opposed to just Suzuki, the sales and marketing manager let us in on some exciting news f....
  • Stinger Stunner
    Parking back to the glory days of purebred, affordable sports cars, Kia Motors recently unveiled the brands most aggressive concept car ever when wraps came off the GT4 Stinger at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It comes ....
  • Importing importance
    As Hyundai continues to stamp its authority on the UAE market, two of the Korean marque’s top guns in the region sit down with MECar for a chat The importance of an emerging market cannot be underestimated, no matter what product you’re ta....
  • GM appoints Mary Barra as CEO
    General Motors has named global product development chief Mary Barra as its new chief executive officer, making her the first woman to lead a global car-maker. Her appointment follows the early retirement of Dan Akerson. Barra will not take on th....
  • Talking Bull…
    Mark Webber has indicated that fellow Australian Daniel Ricciardo would replace him at Formula One Red Bull next season, but the team played down his comments. Webber told Australia’s Channel 10 television at the Belgian Grand Prix: “The de....
  • Sprinting ahead…
    Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel ran away with the Belgian Grand Prix to stretch his overall lead to 46 points with eight races remaining. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, now his closest rival, finished second – a hefty 16.8 seconds ....
  • Sordo wins – at last!
    Dani Sordo, driving a Citroen DS3, won the German round of the World Rally Championship, the Rallye Deutschland, ahead of Thierry Neuville in a Ford Fiesta RS and Mikko Hirvonen in a Citroen. It was Sordo’s first world championship win and came ....
  • Close, but no cigar…
    Fernando Alonso got the most out of his Ferrari in the Belgian Grand Prix but it was not enough to beat Sebastian Vettel’s dominant Red Bull and prevent him stretching his overall lead. Alonso went from ninth on the grid to second at the fin....
  • Centre of attraction
    McLaren considered signing Kimi Raikkonen in 2012, says team principal Martin Whitmarsh, but there have been no talks – so far – with their former driver since last season. Raikkonen, the 2007 Formula One champion with Ferrari who is now w....
  • Rods of iron hold pride of place in auto history
    The hot rod is as American as baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, crack houses, and Charlie Sheen. But tyranny of time and distance has never stopped us in the UAE drooling over these gorgeous vehicles during a snack of hummus and fatoush and a puff o....
  • Tokai Challengers Middle East Debut
    Solar Flare Tokai Challengers Middle East Debut Tokai Challenger, winner of the 2009 and 2011 World Solar Challenge, the worlds premier race for solar cars, is set to make its Middle East debut at the World Future Energy Summit from January 1....
  • AMG doesn’t Affalter
    Finely-tuned Mercedes-Benz derivatives light up Yas Marina Circuit – Ross Guinane Any evening spent on track is an evening well spent. The sights, the sounds, the chicanes… it’s one of the perks of the job that we can accept envy over. Un....
  • TAMING THE TIGER
    When it comes to soft-roaders, Ross Guinane finds that Volkswagens Tiguan is as honest and helpful as the best of them There are few marques that always manage to please me. Volkswagen just happens to be one of them. Apart from the trek to th....
  • TURBO LION
    Classic style of 308 CC is far from Pug ugly  Back in my homeland, any Peugeot convertible was solely the domain of air hostesses and hairdressers. They were funky, stylish, well priced, a pleasure to drive and pretty efficient. In retro....
  • AMG doesn’t Affalter
    Finely-tuned Mercedes-Benz derivatives light up Yas Marina Circuit – Ross Guinane Any evening spent on track is an evening well spent. The sights, the sounds, the chicanes… it’s one of the perks of the job that we can accept envy over. Un....
  • TAMING THE TIGER
    When it comes to soft-roaders, Ross Guinane finds that Volkswagens Tiguan is as honest and helpful as the best of them There are few marques that always manage to please me. Volkswagen just happens to be one of them. Apart from the trek to th....
  • TURBO LION
    Classic style of 308 CC is far from Pug ugly  Back in my homeland, any Peugeot convertible was solely the domain of air hostesses and hairdressers. They were funky, stylish, well priced, a pleasure to drive and pretty efficient. In retro....