Gulf Auto Zone

Mumtalakat Wrests McLaren Control

Mumtalakat, Bahrain holding company, has strengthened its ownership of McLaren, with Ron Dennis divesting his holding in McLaren Technology Group and McLaren Automotive. Sheikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa, Chairman of Tamkeen, will become the executive chairman of the new group. Dennis sold 25 per cent of his stake to…

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July’s Editor Note

Intensity of the Gulf summer increases and the outward journey begins. The time is, when most sectors go into a lull. This is time most industries in the GCC ready with their maintenance for the winter when the market awakens again. When this market awakens again one will see the…

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A New Phantom is BORN

The Rolls Royce Phantom has been the choice of the world from its debut in 1925. A new Phantom now points the way forward for the global luxury industry. Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said that from the moment Sir Henry Royce introduced the Rolls-Royce Phantom in…

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Audi RS3: A Fine Sedan Coupe Combi

One look at the RS3, beginning with its large front air intakes to the massive tailpipes, proves that this Audi means business. The aluminum-block turbocharged 2.5-litre five cylinder  inline-five, is powered by a 400-hp turbocharged under the hood. Bringing the machine to life gives the effect of a hive of…

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Cover Story: Ferrari 812 Superfast

Middle East Awaits the Quickie A trip to Maranello, a town in the northern part of Italy, as a member of the media team that would drive the Ferrari 812 Superfast, a 70th anniversary offering, was simply unforgettable. I cannot simply seem to forget the thrill and pleasure of tasting…

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Sweptail Lifts RR to Pinnacle

Rolls Royce introduced the Sweptail to the media at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este.  It was the realisation of one man’s dream – a connoisseur’s idea of a two-seat Rolls Royce. He wanted the car, a feature of certain models from the 1920s, to be built into his model,…

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E63S, a Merc to Watch

The E63 S,  dubbed the most powerful in its class takes the innovative technology of its immediate predecessor E 2017 -intelligent drive safety features to the semi-automated drive pilot – and combines it with the pure force of Mercedes-AMG. Sporting a handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine, the all-new E63…

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