Turkish company Letvision builds BMW-based Transformer

letron-the-bmw-based-transformer Transformers have been a part of almost every boy’s childhood and having something as charismatic and enormous as Bumblebee for a pet would both be as much a technological wonder as it would be a dream come true. Read More >>

Red Bull F1 car plays UAE national anthem with engine revs (video)

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Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel may have predictably lost this year’s Formula 1 championship to Mercedes-AMG as Lewis Hamilton finished off the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in first place, but the team is still up to their usual public hijinks. Read More >>

Eye lashes to dress up your car


Feel like dressing up your car? According to an ad in a UAE group-buying site, you can now give some pretty eyes to your vehicle by purchasing eye-lashes heavily-loaded with thick eyeliners. Read More >>

Video of the week: Camel shows Dubai how it’s done


Out there, on Dubai’s ultra-modern highways. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a camel! Details are sketchy, but apparently it escaped from somewhere and ended up on the highways near Dubai Marina. Read More >>

Hyundai Elantra Coupe makes The Walking Dead appearance


If you keep track of good TV, you might have caught The Walking Dead series, a gritty realistic take on the zombie apocalypse theme. Few of you would realise though that the show is actually based on a comic book series. Read More >>

Man impersonates police using iPhone


A 21-year-old dimwit from Idaho in the United States thought it’d be funny to pull over another car by impersonating police. Read More >>

History of the Batmobile: From comic to movie


Here is an absolutely amazing visual guide to every Batmobile ever created by the various artistes for Batman. And by every Batmobile, we mean every Batmobile, dating back from the 1940s comic till the latest movie. Read More >>

About 90% of cars in Afghanistan are Toyota Corolla


At least some local reports suggest that about 70% of all cars in the UAE are Toyota-branded models. As far back as 10 years ago, we read stories that the Toyota Corolla was the top-selling car in this country, and it still might be. Read More >>

Porsche angry over Nissan killer ads in UK


Porsche is apparently threatening to sue Nissan in the United Kingdom over an ad campaign attacking the performance of rival German brands, also including BMW and especially Audi. Read More >>

The truth about “car of the year” awards

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Ever wonder how various magazines hand out “car of the year” awards and how sometimes the most undeserving cars win? These awards are a staple of regional rags, but the more transparent U.S. Read More >>

Lamborghini Gallardo police car crashes

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Some time ago, Lamborghini announced with much fanfare their “donation” of a Gallardo patrol car to the Italian police. That same Polizia-liveried Lamborghini Gallardo was destroyed after the police officer driving the supercar crashed into two parked cars. Read More >>

Audi boss says Chevy Volt is for idiots

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In a potential public-relations disaster for Audi, the president of the German company’s U.S. operations, Johan de Nysschen, has been quoted as saying that the upcoming all-electric Chevrolet Volt is “a car for idiots.” Read More >>

Honda Accord Crosstour makes hated debut

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The all-new 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour made its first appearance in early official photos. Aimed at the U.S. market, it is a slightly-lifted crossover based on the Accord sedan, and will likely be offered with all-wheel-drive and a 3.5-litre V6 engine. Read More >>

Surviving a lightning strike while driving

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Theoretically, the safest place to be during a thunderstorm is inside your car. A woman in the United States found that out the hard way, when her Ford Edge got hit by lightning while she was driving, and she walked away without a scratch. Read More >>

McLaren F1 catches fire due to lack of use

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It looks like imported salvage cars in the UAE aren’t the only ones burning up. A rare and exotic McLaren F1 caught fire last week in the U.S. Read More >>