Audi has been carrying on with a set-in-stone corporate styling theme for the past decade now, with just minor facelifts to keep them fresh. Now the German carmaker is toying with a new design direction, as previewed in the Audi Prologue concept.
The 2014 Middle East Car Of the Year (MECOTY), held for the first time, concluded recently with the results being announced at a gala dinner held at the Meydan Beach Club in Dubai. The final winners were decided by a jury panel from 14 different publications around the Middle East, including DriveArabia.com. Individual awards were given to cars according to their categories, with the main 2014 Middle East Car Of The Year award going to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
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. Late last week, a Red Bull F1 race-car played the UAE national anthem using its computer-controlled engine revs during the Infiniti F1 Showrun at SkyDive Dubai, as seen in this video by Karage TV.
With Formula One fever currently gripping the UAE as the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is taking place at the Yas Marina Circuit, EMC technology and the Lotus F1 recently released this insane stunt video involving a semi-truck and an F1 car. The stunt also broke the world record for the longest jump in a truck, at 83 feet and 7 inches, or about 25.5 metres.
The Rolls-Royce Maharaja Phantom Drophead Coupe, a bespoke vehicle created exclusively for customers in the UAE was unveiled in Dubai recently.
Ford’s Executive Chairman William Clay “Bill” Ford, Jr. locally unveiled the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang on the 112th floor of the Burj Khalifa.
Lexus continues its transformation for a luxury brand known for conservatively-styled comfortable cars to aggressively-styled sporty cars with the RC Coupe, essentially a 2-door version of last year’s new IS 350 sedan. And following the demise of the IS F, there’s the RC F Coupe debuting in the UAE as well.
Following the release of a new naming nomenclature system by Mercedes-Benz a few weeks back, we got to know that the Maybach series was not yet dead and gone after all. In any case, the German manufacturer has followed up with the world debut of the Maybach S-Class at the prestigious LA Auto Show this week.
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