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Old 14th July 2012, 12:48   #136
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Hi Mates, my two fils (cents in the local currency)! Spotted this Bentley Continental GT sometime back in Al Mulla Plaza whence driving to work. What caught my attention was the color. Simply brilliant. And by the way, it was lady-driven
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Old 18th July 2012, 13:13   #137
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Subaru, hasn't been a really well marketed car in Dubai/UAE and hence, relatively smaller number

The attached picture is one of the few WRXs in town

Really a nice car. Had an opportunity to take this particular one for a spin and it was one of the better experiences I had in driving machines with a sporting pedigree.

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Old 18th July 2012, 14:23   #138
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Subaru, hasn't been a really well marketed car in Dubai/UAE and hence, relatively smaller number

The attached picture is one of the few WRXs in town

Really a nice car. Had an opportunity to take this particular one for a spin and it was one of the better experiences I had in driving machines with a sporting pedigree.

Best Regards & Thanks

Ram
This seems to be the mighty 310 bhp WRX STI which is completely different from the lesser spec'd 265 bhp WRX.

Unfortunately these are not marketted and supported well in this part of the world, reason could be the regulations that do not support performance mod and lack of good mechanics. Moreoever they come only in manual gear (sti comes in automaic with paddles as well) which is not at all preferred or resellable in this region, whereas as in America, Europe, Australasia where you find real car enthusiast's; these cars are very popular.

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Old 10th August 2012, 15:28   #139
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Last week I was frequently spotting 2013 W222 S class in camouflage,but couldn't click pics

Found a video of same in Youtube

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Old 13th October 2012, 21:45   #140
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pics from my new dslr

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Pics from Gulf Bike Week

r_nairtvm - where you there for the thunder parade ride, was looking for a Triumph Bonneville. BTW i lost your number when i changed my mobile

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Sheikh Mohammed's new 2013 Range Rover. Heard he got it 3 months ahead of civilian deliveries.
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Sheikh Mohammed's new 2013 Range Rover. Heard he got it 3 months ahead of civilian deliveries.
They are only delivering in March onwards!
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Old 14th January 2013, 23:51   #144
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Some pics from Dunlop Dubai 24H GT3 racing, this is the annual 24 hour endurance race involving GT3 spec cars

Started on Jan 11th 2:00 PM and finished next day 2:00PM, I went there when race was about to finish

The winner Merc SLS AMG GT3 - team Abu Dhabi Black Falcon

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Runner Up - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3

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Third - Aston Martin Vantage GT3

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race in action

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Chequered flag

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Podium

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Pit, SLS AMG without tyres

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Met Sabine Schmitz, she was driving a Nissan 370z

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Had gone to Mall of Emirates for some shopping

Spotted this "Boccanera Samsson" Aventador, googled to find whether this is some tuning firm but only videos and photos of same Aventador is popping up

Does anyone have some info on this brand?

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Also spotted the beautiful Porsche 911 Sport classic

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Also spotted the beautiful Porsche 911 Sport classic
That is most definitely NOT a Sport Classic.

The 997 Sport Classic also has Fuchs wheels and the Duck-Tail just like this one, but it also has a double-bubble-roof, and this one doesn't have that. Also, the Sport Classic was available only in a particular shade of white and it also has silverish stripes. Not to mention two exhaust pipes as opposed to the four on this particular 997.

This one looks like a kitted GTS, but it's a nicely kitted 997 I must say.
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That is most definitely NOT a Sport Classic.

The 997 Sport Classic also has Fuchs wheels and the Duck-Tail just like this one, but it also has a double-bubble-roof, and this one doesn't have that.

This one looks like a kitted GTS, but it's a nicely kitted 997 I must say.
My bad :-)

Those alloy wheels and duck tail spoiler made me believe it's a 911 sport classic
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My bad :-)

Those alloy wheels and duck tail spoiler made me believe it's a 911 sport classic
No worries mate!

It's easy to mistake it for a Sport-Classic. Porsches are generally difficult to identify accurately.

Oh, and the Sport Classic has clear tail-lights. Also, the entire interior was draped in coca-leather too. Somethings I'd forgotten to mention.
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They are only delivering in March onwards!
Special delivery Ajit - and it doesnt get any more special than this. They delivered Dubai #1 while (or probably before) you guys were driving this in Essaouira.

If you're still in doubt, watch the start of this official video dt 12th Nov and see what the boss arrives in...
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Speaking of Special Deliveries in Dubai, here one at 1,000 feet above sea level, how about that

From an article in xpress4me.com

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"For starters, the Burj Al Arab’s helipad is one of the most difficult for landing as the wind goes round and round. In our case, it wasn’t just a helicopter that was landing – it was lifting a 1,700kg car as well."

"The 30-minute gala entailed 40 ground crew, three helicopters – one for airlifting and two for filming – and 600 guests. It cost Aston Martin a whopping Dh700,000, of which Dh367,000 went for insurance alone"

"Vanquish has a powerful 570 BHP engine, a specially designed chassis and carbon-fibre skin which allows for a unique shape and aerodynamics. The base price is Dh1.3 million."

The VVVIP - The Crown Prince of Dubai

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

Ram

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