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The Dolomites may be the last place you’d imagine driving a Lamborghini Aventador but the thrill of throwing a six-figure supercar against forbidding terrain and snowy courses underscores the real-world usability of this rarefied exotic.
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Much to the chagrin of Carlos Ghosn – who’s chucking everything but the kitchen sink at them – electric cars have yet to truly excite buyers. Move over Nissan-Renault because BMW’s about to change that with the first EV guaranteed to excite environmentalists and drivers alike.
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Though it boasts an illustrious past, for too long Alfa Romeo has lacked a clear direction. Finally with the 4C, the Fiat Group – which now owns the company – has shown it’s willing to take a risk to put the company back on the right track.
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Just when you think the motor industry can’t do anything more to surprise, along comes Rolls-Royce with a creation that not only defies conventions, it also rather magically makes its challenging looks, beautiful.
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Four decades after the first 911 Turbo made its debut, Porsche has introduced its eighth-generation iteration. It may not be a looker but once you get behind the wheel, we doubt you’ll care.
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Curious about the Middle East’s first supercar, we speak to Ralph Debbas, who’s heading the company that pioneered the launch of this 3.4 million USD vehicle earlier this year.
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A new Bentley Continental convertible, how is that pioneering? Glad you asked. Ready? This Bentley is the new Speed model and it’s the fastest four-seater convertible the world has ever seen.
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The latest Quattroporte heralds a new era for Maserati, one in which sales success isn’t dependent on style or charm (and a lusty exhaust note) alone. Sharper and more refined, it’s aimed at the big volume Germans but still plays a symphony from its quad pipes.
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No longer an awkward-looking Continental with extra doors and a boot, Bentley has dropped the Conti prefix altogether and decided to make the sleeker, faster and more cosseting Flying Spur a model in its own right.
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Just as every iteration of the S-Class defines that decade’s saloon, the Range Rover is the benchmark against which all other SUVs are compared. Its latest, the fourth generation model, has made life harder for its rivals, once again.
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Since Christie’s opened a regional hub in Dubai over a decade ago, their combination of semi-annual auctions of regional art and the creation of a window through which Arab clients transact in international sales has helped the Middle East account for eight per cent of the company’s global turnover.
The once perilously fast Mille Miglia road race may have turned into a bit of beauty parade but it’s still a one-of-a-kind occasion that’ll get enthusiasts’ adrenaline pumping.
With more participants than ever before, Design Days Dubai, the region’s first fair dedicated to collectible and limited-edition furniture and design objects, is garnering ever more interest.
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