The 2017 calendar of motorsport action will get off to a roaring start as the UAE’s best urban racing series rolls into Yas Marina Circuit this weekend.
Throughout the two-day event (19th & 20thJanuary) more than 100 of the UAE’s best urban racers will put their street racing machines to the test in the region’s rawest, grittiest, ultra-competitive environment and battle it out for more than AED 25,000 in cash prizes.
With the biggest and best field to date, spectators can watch drivers and their souped-up machines compete across five separate categories that include; 4×4 Super Street SUV’; ‘Index 11.5’; ‘Index 10.5’; ‘Index 9.0’ and ‘Super Street – Open Category’.
Nissan has once again demonstrated its legendary motorsport prowess, with the three podium finishers at the Red Bull Car Park Drift Final 2016 all driving Nissan Silvia sports cars.
“This company’s heritage when it comes to motorsport is the envy of the world,” says Samir Cherfan, Managing Director of Nissan Middle East. “And as the motorsport scene continues to evolve, so do we. To be successful at drifting at this level, which is absolutely top tier, a driver needs a car that’s completely controllable. That the three podium finishers in the recent Red Bull championship final were all driving Nissans says all anyone needs to know about how in tune we are, and have always been, with the unique demands of competitors, from drifters to endurance racers and everything in between.”
The judges at the What Car? Awards, one of the most important measures of success in the automotive calendar, have once again declared Ghost the best super-luxury car in the world, completing a hat-trick of victories for Ghost family motor cars in its most prestigious category, luxury cars over £100,000.
In awarding Ghost Extended Wheelbase the What Car? judges praised the car for its perfect marriage of driving dynamics and supremacy as the consummate entrepreneurs limousine:
“Designed as the Rolls-Royce for the owner who’d prefer to spend some time in the driver’s seat, the Ghost offers the class and attention-to-detail the brand is famous for. Under its bonnet is a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 that’s as discreet as it is potent. The ride is very forgiving, and the light but precise steering makes this massive car surprisingly easy to place and manoeuvre. If you’d rather employ someone else to do the driving, the Ghost will perform well as a chauffeur-driven limousine – this Extended Wheelbase model gets reclining rear seats and an extra 17cm of leg room over the already spacious standard Ghost.”
A new highlight in the rich history of the G-Class, the G 500 4×4² is a pure new creation in the G-Class family which understands the need for extreme off-road driving with no boundaries, while preserving the legendary Mercedes-Benz comfort and style.
Inspired by the Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6×6 superior all-wheel-drive power-train, the new series is powered by an all-new Mercedes-Benz bi-turbo V8 engine with 422 hp and a choice of 22-inch wheels or 18-inch bead lock wheels, carbon-fiber fender flares and roof spoilers with LED lighting body parts, and seductive designo Exclusive range for the interior. Portal axles from the legendary 6×6 with a newly-developed variable chassis and one reduced portal axle increases the ground clearance from 240mm to 450mm, ensuring the machine powers up, or through, any terrain.
Nissan Vmotion 2.0, is a new concept vehicle that signals the company’s future sedan design direction and Intelligent Mobility technology. It combines a high sense of style, emotional design, roominess, comfort and technology to make the mobility experience seamless for busy professionals constantly on the go.
BMW is shaping the future of mobility and the way we experience it through ongoing development projects and technically revolutionary innovations in automated driving, intelligent connectivity and interior design. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, taking place in Las Vegas on 5 – 8 January 2017, the German premium car maker will present a wide range of new products and services which are set to headline this radical change in the very near future.
It will also be revealing a vision of an interior whose architecture and user interface are extensively adapted for fully automated driving on board a vehicle that is seamlessly integrated into the driver’s digital life. The innovations BMW is presenting at the CES show in design, technology and functionality emphasize the company’s leading role over many years – through its ConnectedDrive program – in the field of connected driving.
BMW’s pioneering advances in the areas of automated driving, intelligent connectivity and control and display systems are closely interconnected. The company offers highly innovative systems and technologies in all these areas. Examples include the driver assistance systems available for the brand’s current model range, the BMW Connected digital mobility companion and intuitive and flexible control and display systems such as the Head-Up Display, BMW iDrive, voice control and BMW gesture control. Such technologies provide an ideal platform for innovations aimed at delivering a futuristic mobility experience defined by hallmark BMW characteristics.
Since its foundation Alfa Romeo has created models capable of changing the way we drive and love cars: unique masterpieces of design and engineering that continue to be admired and imitated. Today the Brand set a new milestone, after nearly 106 years of history. Stelvio is here to meet the highest expectations of every enthusiast driver.
Stelvio’s high yet sporty driving position is an exclusive premiere. The feelings you get at the wheel of Stelvio are an absolute breakthrough in the world of SUVs. So, let’s get on top of it.
The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Microsoft Corp. have signed a global, multiyear agreement to partner on next-generation technologies to advance connected driving experiences worldwide.
The companies will work together to develop next-generation connected services for cars powered by Microsoft Azure, one of the company’s intelligent cloud offerings. These new services will improve customer experience via advanced navigation, predictive maintenance and vehicle centric services, remote monitoring of car features, external mobile experiences and over-the-air updates.
“A car is becoming increasingly connected, intelligent and personal,” said Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan Alliance senior vice-president, Connected Vehicles and Mobility Services. “Partnering with Microsoft allows us to accelerate the development of the associated key technologies needed to enable scenarios our customers want and build all-new ones they haven’t even imagined. We aim to become the provider of connected mobility for everyone with one single global platform.”