What This Israeli Wedding Rocket Attack Tells Us About The Conflict

In response to relentless and indiscriminate Palestinian missile attacks over the past week, Israel looks poised to launch another operation against the Gaza Strip. We'll get into the numbers in just a bit, but this video, lasting less than a minute, can explain so much about the current situation. » 7/09/14 4:18pm 7/09/14 4:18pm

VIDEO. Ford GT. Ten years young

Hard as it is to believe, this year the Ford GT turns ten years old. Somehow an entire decade has rolled past since we were blown out of our respective chairs by the sound of a furious (and Ferrari-baiting) supercharged V8 packing 650bhp. Few denied the then-newboy was a hell of a way to celebrate the legendary,… » 4/09/14 7:48am 4/09/14 7:48am

Cadillac ATS vs Lexus IS350 F-Sport. Fighting back

So you're after a new premium mid-size saloon. You want a bit of poke, a good amount of style without being too flashy, and it has to be comfortable as well as feature a performance element. Basically, you want everything. Where do you go? Traditionally, you'd head straight to Germany and check out a BMW 3 Series,… » 3/10/14 1:53pm 3/10/14 1:53pm

Saudi cleric claims allowing ladies to drive will lead to end of virgins

A Saudi Arabian cleric has warned his fellow countrymen against lifting the country's ban on allowing women to drive, asserting that letting ladies take the wheel will lead to a complete extinction of virgins within 10 years. Because everyone knows that ladies will only use their newfound freedom to cars to drive… » 12/02/11 4:15pm 12/02/11 4:15pm

Chevy Lumina SS Named Best Sports Saloon in Middle East, Yes we said…

Words you don't expect to hear: "Chevy Lumina" and "Sports Saloon of the Year." But there's an explanation for how that particular namesake managed to pick up the prestigious Middle Eastern Award. The Middle Eastern version of the Chevy Lumina is exactly nothing like the American Chevy Lumina, but rather is the twin… » 12/13/07 9:30am 12/13/07 9:30am

General Motors to Send Hybrids to Middle East

The General is very happy to announce that it'll be exporting some of its two-mode Tahoes and Malibu to the Middle East; the Middle East is happy to announce that it doesn't want them and is sending them back (j/k). The Dubai Roads & Transit Authority will be taking possession of the vehicles to use as fleet cars and… » 11/16/07 8:00am 11/16/07 8:00am

Middle East Gets Special V8 Chevy to Go With All The Oil

Because wealthy Middle Eastern families can pretty much get any car they want, Holden is going to officially export their super performance Commodore, the Special Vehicles E Series ClubSport R8, to the land of oil. Powered by a 412HP, 6.0 Liter V8, this sedan is built to tear up sandy roads. The car will not carry the… » 11/02/07 1:30pm 11/02/07 1:30pm

GM To Export Cadillac SLS To Middle East

Rich Saudi oil barons will now get the opportunity to add some Chinese-made Cadillac style to their car collections. The General's just announced the automaker plans to begin selling the Shanghai-built Cadillac SLS in the Middle East starting in the first quarter of 2008. The SLS is the extended-length version of the… » 10/31/07 11:30am 10/31/07 11:30am

News Flash: Wealthy Middle Easterners Love Fast Supercars

With both the demand and price for oil way the hell up in the stratosphere, it seems that people in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries have a lot of extra money. They also happen to love F1 and hot European cars that can go 200 mph. So, they're buying them in record numbers. Kuwait is now the biggest… » 6/15/07 10:15am 6/15/07 10:15am

Oh, Mon! Possible New Toyota Land Cruiser Spotted in Sultanate

Is this the new Toyota Land Cruiser? An Autoblog reader sent in these photos of what may be the next Cruisey, being tested in the Sultanate of Oman. It makes sense, considering that, for hot-weather testing, the Middle East is Asian and European carmakers' version of our own Death Valley. If it is, the new model… » 9/13/06 11:15am 9/13/06 11:15am

Screw This Noise, We're Moving to Caracas: Gas Prices Around the World

Twelve cents a gallon! That's the price of gas in Caracas, Venezuela. Not surprisingly, the only other two cities under a buck a gallon listed on a survey by Associates for International Research were Kuwait and Riyadh. Meanwhile, every European city listed was over six dollars per gallon of go-go juice, with Oslo… » 6/11/06 3:21pm 6/11/06 3:21pm