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  • Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso on the Formula Rossa roller coaster

    This past week Ferrari F1 drivers Felipe Massa And Fernando Alonso took time out from their preparation for the 2010 F1 Championship title decider at Abu Dhabi to visit the theme park centered on the Prancing Horse marque. The two drivers got to experience the Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster at the new Ferrari World theme park. “Really incredible,” was the verdict of Fernando Alonso. “Thanks to this attraction, all lovers of speed, like us will be able to experience, for once in their lives at least, the unique sensation of being launched into the air...

  • A.R.T. AS55K YAAS EDITION
    Royal Family of Abu Dhabi commissions one-off ‘AS55K’ Mercedes G55 AMG

    This ostentatious SUV is the latest work of German tuning outfit A.R.T. but it differs from most of the firm’s previous outlandish creations as it was developed specially at the request of the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi. It is based on the Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG and output from the...

  • Smart ForTwo EV
    Abu Dhabi investment firm buys 4% of Tesla stake from Daimler

    Tie-ups between traditionally European brands and Middle Eastern investment firms are becoming increasingly common. Aston Martin's primary shareholder is the Kuwaiti firm Investment Dar, and Porsche is currently hammering out a deal with Qatar, but now Abu Dhabi investment firm Aabar has purchased...

  • 2009 Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG
    Arab investment fund acquires 9.1% stake in Daimler

    American carmakers aren’t the only ones in need of serious cash. Daimler AG was also in need of a quick injection of funds, but unlike its American counterparts the German auto giant has a number of investment groups lining up to acquire its shares. Top of the list is UAE’s Aabar...

  • 2010 Nissan GT-R at Jebel Hafeet
    Nissan GT-R sets first recorded time for the ‘world's greatest driving road’

    The Nissan GT-R may be known for blistering times around the Nurburgring that seem to defy the laws of physics given the car's weight and power levels, but now the Japanese supercar has conquered a new stretch of tarmac - this time a mountain road in the Middle East that Nissan in no uncertain...

  • Yas Marina Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
    Abu Dhabi F1 track to feature underground pit lane

    Next year’s F1 calendar will see the introduction of Abu Dhabi as the location for the final race, with Brazil moving into the penultimate spot. Pictures of the track, which will be located on Yas Island and called the ‘Yas Marina Circuit’, were recently showcased to a number of...

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