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Video of the week: Nissan Juke-R races supercars in Dubai

Video of the week: Nissan Juke-R races supercars in Dubai


The “viral” video that shows the Nissan Juke-R in action is finally out. Seen here “street-racing” with a Ferrari, a Lamborghini and a Mercedes-Benz, the filming took place at the Dubai International Marine Club, around a closed course. It is easy to guess which car “won” the “race” and why we are using a lot of “quotation marks” in this piece.

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Competition: Win 5 pairs of VIP tickets to Big Boys Toys 2012

Competition: Win 5 pairs of VIP tickets to Big Boys Toys 2012


The 2012 edition of the Big Boys Toys lifestyle event will run from the 9th to the 11th of February at the Atlantis in Dubai. Featuring all sorts of expensive cars, vehicles and gadgets for those with the means to buy them, the first day is reserved for VIPs, while the other two days offer entry at Dhs 100. But we’re giving our readers the opportunity to win 5 pairs of VIP tickets to the show! Update: Winners announced.

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First drive: Nissan Juke-R, 370Z and GT-R 2012

First drive: Nissan Juke-R, 370Z and GT-R 2012


When we first read about the Nissan Juke-R, we dismissed it as a publicity stunt. Built by race engineering shop RML in the United Kingdom with the blessing of Nissan Europe as a one-off project, we figured they’d never put to use the two cars they built. But then we hear they did some track-testing in Europe. And then we hear that they were bringing the cars to Dubai to use as a pace car for the Dunlop 24-hour race in Dubai. And then we hear they’re filming a viral video as well as flying in international journalists to drive it here.

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Interview: Keiichi Yoneda - Toyota

Interview: Keiichi Yoneda – Toyota

Video interview with Keiichi Yoneda, Deputy Chief Engineer for the 2012 Camry in the Product Planning Group at Toyota in Japan. Topics include development of the Toyota Camry, concessions made for the GCC version, and how it stacks up compared to the competition.

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Big Boys Toys 2012 in Dubai to host local debuts

Big Boys Toys 2012 in Dubai to host local debuts


The Big Boys Toys event, previously held in Abu Dhabi, is all set to open in Dubai for 2012, from the 9th to the 11th of February, the first day being reserved for VIPs. The apparent theme of the show is to cater for the man who ‘wants it all’, so it features everything from clothes to yachts, with a few cars thrown into the mix. The 2012 edition will be held at Atlantis The Palm in Dubai and will play host to a number of exclusive regional and global product launches. They sent over info on some of the most automotive-oriented exhibits,

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Long-term update: 2008 Mitsubishi Galant GTS

Long-term update: 2008 Mitsubishi Galant GTS


It’s rather surprising what an effect we have on the popularity of certain models. While we haven’t bothered to put up an update on our 2008 Mitsubishi Galant GTS in a while now, we’ve been getting requests asking us more about the car. It seems some people are starting to consider the Galant as a viable alternative to the Japanese regulars, thanks to our endorsement.

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First drive: 2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost at Dubai Autodrome

First drive: 2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost at Dubai Autodrome


When was the last time Rolls-Royce built a sports car? If they did, our automotive knowledge does not stretch back that far, grandpa. In more recent times, they are now building a smaller Rolls-Royce called the Ghost. Of course, “smaller” is still a subjective term, considering the Ghost is bigger than even the BMW 7-Series it is based on. But does it belong on a racetrack any more than the Phantom does?

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First drive: 2012 Porsche 911 in the UAE

First drive: 2012 Porsche 911 in the UAE


It’s been a while now since the new 2012 Porsche 911 was unveiled to the world a few months ago, so the changes are already obvious to all but the casual observer. Longer, wider and lower than before, it is a completely new model. And yet, when we laid eyes on it at the GCC launch event in Abu Dhabi, it looked like a facelift of the previous generation. But then again, so has every other 911 since 1963.

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