McLaren GT 2020: test-driving the two-seater long-distance cruiser

Too often badges are thrown around like fairground candy when it comes to car names, and GT is one that lands on the tail of a car – whether it actually is a GT or not. A GT by any other name Meaning Grand Touring, the term identifies a sports coupe that should carry more than two people i

Volkswagen Plans Small Electric Car for the Masses

Volkswagen is bringing forward the development of a small electric car for the mass market in anticipation of tougher climate regulations, according to plans seen by Reuters, as it seeks to boost sales in a new green era. Under the project dubbed "Small BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle)", engineers

Porsche Taycan Turbo: Road testing the UAE's first luxury electric sports saloon

The time had arrived, after so long talking, writing and reading about electric vehicles, to actually live with one for a week. To take it home and treat it as best I could like a regular, everyday car – albeit one that costs Dh600,000 and wears a Porsche badge. All-electric Taycan The all

Road testing Lamborghini's Huracan STO: supercar sheds some weight for super-speedy ride

Lamborghini’s electrifying Huracan Evo already delivers ample drama with its rakish profile and eye-watering performance, so why would the Bolognese raging bull roll out an even more extreme version of the V10 supercar? Well, because it can and there are customers out there willing to pay a

Testing the Rolls-Royce Ghost: Why less is more when it comes to the luxury ride

So, the new Rolls-Royce Ghost is now in the UAE, and it had its much-anticipated debut on Dubai’s highways and byways when the first of the region’s media posse got behind the wheel this week. It was never going to be a quiet affair. A fleet of six Rolls-Royces on the road in a c

BMW Develops Flying Suit in Collaboration with Austrian Parachute Jumper

In collaboration with Austrian parachute jumper Peter Salzmann, who thought of a way to prolong his stay in the air, the German luxury automaker BMW has developed a flying suit equipped with an electric motor. According to the Motor Trend website, the Austrian adventurer who used to jump and enjo

Lamborghini Teases Hardcore Huracan STO, Debuts November 18

The Lamborghini Huracan has been around since 2014, which means it's getting up there in supercar years. By comparison, production of the Gallardo it replaced lasted for 10 years, running from 2004 to 2014. So as the Huracan approaches the end of its production run, Lamb

Meet the Egyptian man with a collection of more than 100 vintage cars

Sayed Sima was about 25 years old when he began collecting vintage cars, attracted by their beauty and rarity, as well as their relatively cheap price tag. More than half a century later, Sima – a nickname derived from the Egyptian slang for cinema – now has a collection of

Infiniti's QX80 Black Edition arrives in the UAE: A car designed with the Gulf in mind

Infiniti has launched a new version of its powerhouse QX80 in the Middle East, the Black Edition. As you’d expect, it has added equipment and a few extra stylings to lift it from the standard model (which, even in its standard format, is already the manufacturer’s flagship vehicle).

A step up: Hyundai unveils a car with legs

For those days when four wheels won’t quite do it for you, Hyundai has unveiled a new concept vehicle – a car with legs. In collaboration with software company Autodesk, the Japanese manufacturer presented images of the Elevate, which it says will be a go-anywhere conveyance with &ldq

GMC finally unveils the all-new electric Hummer 2022

GMC has long been offering teasers in the shape of snippets of information and photos showing little, but it has now finally revealed the new Hummer in all its gargantuan glory.   Don’t expect anything like what came before, though, as the vehicle that has almost been a byword for raw

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray muscles into the UAE

  Muscle car fans will be pleased to hear of the arrival of the latest Chevrolet Corvette, and it’s the newest version of a model that can trace its lineage back to 1959. Yes, it’s the Stingray, and, as you’d expect, it’s a fearsome looker. Chevrolet isn’t

Jeep to bring electric Wrangler off-roader to the UAE next year

Jeep has plans to turn the desert green by introducing not only an electric Wrangler off-roader to the market next year, but also developing advanced, solar-powered charging stations that it hopes to dot among the sand dunes. The company’s global president Christian Meun

Jaguar introduces new F-Pace, XF and XE models

Jaguar has just released a trio of new models in the shape of the F-Pace, the XE and the XF. The astute will notice lots of Es, Xs and Fs littered among those names, but don’t be fooled, they’re all very distinct vehicles.   The F-Pace, Jaguar’s high-end SUV, is less an

Volkswagen’s desert-dwelling Touareg One Million model arrives in the Middle East

Volkswagen Touareg’s One Million model has arrived in the Middle East, complete with an array of exclusive equipment to lift it above its brethren. The astute won’t be surprised to learn the name references the milestone number of units the manufacturer has sold (though it’s pro

Boom Supersonic Rolls out Demonstrator Aircraft in Bid to Break Sound Barrier

Boom Supersonic on Wednesday unveiled its first demonstrator aircraft X-B1, which is scheduled to begin flight testing next year, in a milestone for the US startup planning a commercial airliner that can conquer the sound barrier. A handful of US companies are vying to bring back supersonic passe

Rolls-Royce Ghost arrives in the UAE

The new Rolls-Royce Ghost has arrived in the UAE, and was introduced amid the pomp and circumstance that generally accompanies a landing of this kind. Motoring media and fans of the brand alike gathered at the Abu Dhabi Motors showroom in Umm Al Nar to see the latest release from the fam

Elegance with a hint of jet fighter: The McLaren 2020 GT

I like the idea of Grand Tourers — GTs as they are known in the motor business. At their best, they combine the exhilaration of sports car driving with just a little bit more room and comfort, for when you are making the “grand tour” they are designed for.It is a segment of the l