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Old 7th May 2009, 15:28   #16
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The blue car in the 1st 2 pics looks like Ultima GTR.
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Old 7th May 2009, 15:34   #17
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Also, can anyone tell me if the funny looking vehicles are what they call dune buggies?
Yes I believe they are called dune buggies used for wadi bashing. I have one question here though. Why are the front tyres slick while the rears resemble that of a tractors?! As in, to provide greater traction on the sand, shouldn't the front tyres be heavily grooved as well?
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Excellent excellent pics!

BTW, why has that orange Lambo been mutilated?

Also, can anyone tell me if the funny looking vehicles are what they call dune buggies?
The Lambo belongs to a guy who runs this business in Dubai called Foilacar. He will basically coat your ride in any type of metal film you request. There was a chrome finished corvette he just sold, no paint all polished metal foil.

Those are dune buggies in the flesh with nicely tuned Corvett V8 power units and a custom trans axle to lay the power on the sands.

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wow! am drooling over that SL. if only i was at ur place with that money! so sad.

Wasif bhai, Wish you all the best over the hunting. i wish you would get her!
Cheers!!
I go to this guy every weekend from the past one month, we take the car out for a short spin then sit around smoking a hookah haggling on the price. It is a tradition here to haggle for extended periods before striking a deal.

I m gonna take it if I can get it for 23 K max and I am sure with a little luck and patience I will get it. Not many people here appreciate the classics from the 70 / 80 era.



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Yes I believe they are called dune buggies used for wadi bashing. I have one question here though. Why are the front tyres slick while the rears resemble that of a tractors?! As in, to provide greater traction on the sand, shouldn't the front tyres be heavily grooved as well?

The front tyres, if you look close have a high central rib design. This is intended to help grip and steer without trouble. As the power plant is rear mounted most of the weight is on the back wheels and with the crazy power they put out the front becomes airbourn quiet easily.

Hense the deep grooves to the rear tyres so that they dont spin on full throttle.

These things are mean, do check out the suspension, around 30 inches of travel. The guy selling them said with a few minor safety features the things could do the Dakar race with ease.
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