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Nissan and MBC Action bringing GT Academy action to your TV

Nissan Middle East announced that its international GT Academy competition will be brought to the TV screens of the GCC and Levant every Sunday starting from November 2nd through MBC Action at 22:30 KSA time. Viewers will be able to experience the challenges and rewards of competing in this unique competition as 6 of the Middle East’s best racing game players go head-to-head against other international competitors for the ultimate prize and for becoming professional race drivers behind the wheel of a 370Z.

Mercedes-AMG and MV Agusta join forces

Mercedes-AMG and motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta have signed a cooperation agreement on a long-term partnership. Cooperation between the two high-end brands with long traditions and histories will include the area of marketing and sales. At the same time, Mercedes-AMG GmbH will acquire a 25% interest in MV Agusta Motor S.p.A. No details have been disclosed of the price to be paid for the stake in MV Agusta Motor. Mercedes-AMG will appoint one member of MV Agusta’s board of directors. The partnership is still subject to the approval of the relevant authorities, which is expected to be granted in late November.

Vossen Wheels introduce the VLE-1

While Vossen Wheels showed off their new range of VLE-1 wheels last week, displayed on a Porsche 911 and a heavily modified Infiniti, now they are showcasing it on a slammed, gold chrome wrapped BMW 5-Series. The company only plans to make 400 sets and will only be available in 20" size. They can be finished in Gloss Graphite or Metallic Silver. Pricing is not known as of now, but rumours suggest some sellers are asking upwards of USD 40,000 for a set!

Third Mercedes-Benz Detour Challenge

The third Mercedes-Benz Detour 2014, which took place on 24th October 2014, saw 100 enthusiastic teams of 2-5 starting at Dubai Sports City trying to take home the grand prize, a brand new ML 400. Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts from all over the UAE participated in the 190km trail laid down by the detour course, and were judged on their performance across seven pit stops and awarded points for finishing tasks that were assigned at each pit-stop. A series of different challenges were presented at every pit-stop ranging from mental & navigation skills to fitness boot camps, offering the participants a unique and exciting experience. This year, a team named ‘DISadvantage’ of three ladies, achieved a score of 142 to win the grand prize of the Mercedes-Benz ML 400.

Toyota Yaris DUB Edition for 2014 SEMA

Toyota will be showcasing the Yaris DUB Edition at the 2014 SEMA show, featuring a two-tone exterior with a widebody and 20" alloy wheels shod with Nitto Invo tyres. The car has also been fitted with a lowered suspension and a TRD big brake kit with StopTech calipers. The interior receives Sparco racing seats, carbon-fibre trim, and an audio system with four speakers, two subwoofers and three amps.

Rashid Al Dhaheri ends his 2014 Italian karting season in style

A win and a second place in International Grand Finals in Italy for Abu Dhabi schoolboy.

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Hyundai Genesis receives highest safety score in ANCAP history

Maximum five-star ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program) Safety Rating awarded to the 2015 Genesis, Hyundai’s flagship luxury sedan.

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Patrol power dominates Emirates Desert Championship

Lebanese ace Emil Kneisser stamped his class on the Emirates Desert Championship when he piloted his Nissan Patrol to an emphatic victory last weekend. And Kneisser spearheaded a great day for Patrols when he won the T2 category as UAE’s Mansour Al Helei powered home in second place, also in a Patrol, to give Nissan a one-two triumph in the punishing event. Kneisser is aiming to dethrone last year’s victor Ahmed Al Fahim but it won’t be easy beating the champ. Al Fahim holds overall lead on 40 points but Kneisser has moved to fourth place on 34 points.

Prior Design Mercedes-Benz S-Class V3 Widebody

Prior Design presents the third-gen widebody kit for the W221 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, constructed from high-quality fiberglass-duraflex mix.

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History of Toyota Racing Development

Toyota Racing Development, or TRD, is Toyota’s in-house motorsport preparation and road car tuning department. In this feature, we look back at its history and development since 1957, before TRD was even born.

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Registrations soar for Dubai Grand Parade 2014

With more than a month to go until the Dubai Grand Parade 2014, the event organisers have revealed registrations for the citywide motoring extravaganza already exceed the total number of entries recorded for last year’s inaugural event. o date, hundreds of UAE-based owners of super, luxury, unique, classic and vintage cars and bikes have signed up for the Middle East’s largest motoring pageant, which takes place on Friday 28th November, 2014. Led by Dubai Police’s fleet of marquee supercars, the Dubai Grand Parade will weave through the city’s iconic streets and will see thousands of spectators cheer on the convoy as it navigates a series of landmarks. Starting and ending at Meydan, the Parade will assemble a cool collection of cars and bikes in the UAE, including AC Cobras, Bugattis, Ferraris, McLarens, Lamborghinis, Rolls Royces, Bentleys, Aston Martins, Jaguars, classic Cadillacs, Harley Davidsons, Ducatis, Triumphs, and more.

Vorsteiner to debut new Flow Forged Series

Celebrating 10 years of Vorsteiner, the company will be debuting their anniversary vehicle, the GTRS4 widebody, exclusively at SEMA 2014. In addition to this undertaking, the new Flow Forged Series will bring four designs utilizing three unique finishes.

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Eibach Spring Upgrade for BMW M3 and M4 3 Series

The new BMW M3 and its sibling, the M4, have been given a suspension tweak option by Eibach. To add to their ever growing BMW range, the designers at Eibach have drawn up an upgrade solution that could transform your mean driving machine to the ultimate driving package.

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2015 BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition

In its debut season, the BMW M4 DTM won not only its first race, but helped driver Marco Wittman to end the season as the champion in the drivers' and team standings. BMW has decided to celebrate this success with the new M4 DTM Champion Edition.

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TechArt get their hands on the Porsche Macan

For many years now, TechArt has been been developing and selling a comprehensive set of upgrades for Porsche across their increasingly broad lineup. That tradition continues with the newer Macan model.

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