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.
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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. 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.
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. Stick them on to your headlights, and voila! You now have an ‘eye-catching’ car.
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. And somehow it is managing to stay in lane too.
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. The 100th issue of the comics was just commemorated with this Hyundai Elantra Coupe Zombie Survival Machine.
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. It’s a nice way to spend a lazy weekend going through it all.
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. So what can word-of-mouth do for a car? Apparently, 90% of all cars in the impoverished state of Afghanistan are Toyota Corolla models, all imported and many as old as 20 years.
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. It’d seem Nissan is also using marked rival cars to roam the streets.
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. media pioneered such awards. And now, their dirty little secret has been exposed, although it has always been obvious to those who pay attention.
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