Porsche has taken the wraps off the most powerful road-going 911 ever produced. Called the GT2 RS, it slips in as a halo model to the iconic sports car range which sold more than a million units since its inception 55 years ago.
Sprouting from the technology partnership between Mercedes-AMG and Aston Martin, a new DB11 was revealed with a twin-turbo 4.0-litre Mercedes-AMG V8 at the Goodwood Festival of speed. The DB11 was originally available with a 5.2-litre twin-turbo Aston Martin V12, and the V8 will slot in under it.
When we attended the Honda Meeting 2017 press conference in Japan, at the carmaker’s Tochigi R&D centre, we got an unexpected taste of some of the company’s latest products. The cars on hand to drive were the much-hyped Honda Civic Type-R, the new Honda Clarity range of hybrid/electric vehicles, and a Honda Civic Dynamic Study prototype. While our time with each of them was limited to a few minutes, if you ever get your hands on these on the same day, you’d have a completely different view of Honda as a carmaker than you would when walking into a local Honda showroom.
Al Habtoor Motors launched the all-new range of Fuso Thunderbolt trucks in Saudi Arabia. The heavy-duty truck recently went on sale in the UAE as well.
Century-old American tyre-maker Cooper Tire is currently keen to take a bigger share of the Middle East pie when it comes to tyres, especially in the last two years. With rivals such as Continental Tires setting up a regional office in Dubai a couple of years ago, following both Michelin and Bridgestone, it seems our region is finally being taken seriously. We recently had a chat with Luis Ceneviz, who is the Cooper Tire managing director for EMEA and Latin American markets, alongside regional sales director Christophe Huss, regional marketing director Michiel Kramer and the European Technical Center’s general manager Gavin Richards.
McLaren has dropped the top on the 570S to create the first Spider model in its entry level “Sports” series. Joining the 675LT Spider and the 650S Spider from their “Super” series, the 570S Spider will offer air-in-the-hair motoring action at a slightly lower price.
The Volkswagen Polo hatchback was retracted from the GCC market in 2010 and since then, the German manufacturer hasn’t even spoken about bringing it back. And VW has now revealed the sixth generation of its popular supermini for the international market.
- Opinion: Should you still buy a car during the COVID-19 pandemic? on
- 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition base models on sale in UAE *updated* on
- 2021 Lexus LC gets a nip and tuck for the new year on
- Ford Explorer 2011-2012 full GCC spec-sheets on
- First drive: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 in the UAE on
- American Car News
- Asian Car News
- Auto Shows
- Behind The Scenes
- Branded Stories
- Competitions & Offers
- European Car News
- Feature Stories
- Future Car Preview
- Gadgets & Products
- General News
- Green Car News
- Industry News
- Industry News - Arabic
- Letters & Questions
- Long-Term Car Updates
- Modified Car News
- Motorsport News
- Off Beat News
- Video Of The Week