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400 PS FOUR-WHEEL-DRIVE GOLF R 400 CONCEPT ROARS INTO BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Volkswagen is displaying the potential of its flagship Golf R hatchback at the Auto China show in Beijing, in the muscular form of the Golf R 400 concept. If the ‘400’ in the name doesn’t give the game away that this is a seriously powerful machine, then the body and bumper modifications and flared wheelarches should give more than a hint.

69 Pit Stop / Mercedes-Benz G-Class 35th anniversary chronograph

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is undoubtedly one of the grand daddies of the off-roader segment. For its 35th anniversary, there now is an exclusive anniversary chronograph from the Classic Ride Collection of 69 Pit Stop. The German-made wristwatch features a sturdy XL-sized 43mm stainless steel case, black leather band with stainless steel clasp, and a logo that depicts the front of the G-Class together with the words "G since 1979." Of course, it also offers true chronograph functions including a stop second mechanism, 60-minute split time display, 24-hour display and date function.

Litchfield's performance suspension package for Nissan GT-R (2008-12)

Litchfield Motors has released details of the suspension enhancement kit that it has developed exclusively with Bilstein and Eibach. In an industry first, the British tuner has worked extensively with the technical teams of both suspension giants to create a truly world-class upgrade.

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Prior Design reveal PRIOR600 WB widebody kit for Porsche Panamera

German tuner turns its attention to Porsche's four-door with an aggressive body kit, new wheels and handling upgrades.

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Video / Chris Forsberg drifting a 1975 Datsun 280Z

Daydreaming takes on an entirely new meaning when you have a stable of Z cars at your disposal. Formula Drift Championship leader Chris Forsberg shows us what happens when the tie comes off and you have a 1975 Datsun 280 at your disposal. Hit the link to see the action.

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Video / Jon Olsson drifting his 600hp Rebellion R2K up a snowy peak!

Jon Olsson is a Swedish freeskier and alpine ski racer who also happens to own one of the wildest custom cars in the world. Called the Rebellion R2K, it is based on an Ultima, has a body that looks like an Audi R18, and it packs a reported 600hp into a package tipping the scales at a mere 1,000kg. Click on the link for the full video.

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Bentley charges ahead with Hybrid Concept

Bentley showed off its new Hybrid Concept at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, a technology showcase that previews the company’s first plug-in hybrid model, set to be a dedicated version of the all-new SUV available in 2017.

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AMS / Hearse World Record / 9-second 1/4 Mile!

On October 28th 2013, the AMS "Madness" Hearse set a new quarter mile record. More than full weight and pushing 1000hp on 23psi of boost through its stock 6.0L GM LQ4 engine, this 5000+lb beast laid down an impressive 2.26 second 0-60 time on its way to a 9.94 @ 137mph quarter mile. Hit the link for the video.

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Special Edition Toyota Camry S+ launched in UAE

Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has launched Camry S+, a new Special Edition variant offering much more comfort at the same price of a regular Camry S. Following on from the regular Camry S, the Special Edition Camry S+ gets new DRL lights, leather seats, 6.1” display, audio with Bluetooth, USB and MP3 facilities in addition to a rear view camera. The keyless Camry S+ also comes with ABS, Brake Assist, cruise control, dual front airbags and rear parking sensors. The Special Edition Camry S+ comes in 6 speed automatic transmission and will be available at AED 86,900, with 5 years unlimited mileage warranty across all Al-Futtaim Motors showrooms in the UAE.

Mustang turns 50 in style with huge party plans in the UAE

Mustang has turned 50 and it’s never looked more appealing. With its fan base being one of the largest in the world, the 50th anniversary celebrations will be a showstopper for the car community this year. Carmudi, the world’s largest international car classifieds expert, has been in touch with Ford to discuss the Mustang redesign and their upcoming party plans in the UAE.

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Cam Shaft Mini Cooper S

The trend of foiling a car doesn't seem to die down soon. German company Cam Shaft takes a MINI Cooper S and slaps it on with a pearl orange hue, accentuated with glossy black for the roof, pillars and chrome bits, and matte black for the wheel arches. Adding go to the show are an ECU tweak, sports air filter, custom exhaust system with a sports cat, down pipe and remote valve control, which raise power to 240hp. The suspension is also upgraded with KW V2 coilovers, 7.5x17" ATS aluminium rims and 215/45 R17 Toyo semi slicks.

Video / Jeep Cherokee Auto Parking

Cool video of the new Jeep Cherokee parking itself at the Trading Enterprises showroom in Dubai Festival City. The system lets the vehicle park itself into both parallel and perpendicular slots. Hit the link to watch.

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Infiniti officially launches Q50 in the Middle East

Premium sedan brings distinctive design, many world-first technologies, engaging performance, host of in-car connectivity features and personalisation programmes.

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The Twilight Years / Volkswagen Scirocco R

Volkswagen has already revealed the slightly revised Scirocco, complete with a minor facelift and a bit more oomph. Till we get our hands on one, we’re out for a last hurrah in the bad boy of the current line-up, the Scirocco R. Jebel Jais beckons!

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Chevy drops the top on the new Z06 convertible

Chevrolet has dropped the top on the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible. This is the first Z06 Convertible offered from the factory since 1963 when the Z06 option package was introduced for endurance racing.

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