Mercedes S-Class and S 63 AMG Coupe. DRIVEN

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has always been the technological wunderkind. I've had the good fortune of steering a few elder generations of the Sonderklasse long after their release, and have always been amazed that the technology equipped within these 10-15 year old luxury barges hasn't felt out-dated, or in any way… » 9/03/14 12:25am 9/03/14 12:25am

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,… » 3/02/14 11:31am 3/02/14 11:31am

Honda Integra Type-R. Andy Blackmore. A new lease of life

The Honda Integra Type-R you see here is now 12 years old. It has raced its way around Asia and competed in the stifling humidity of Malaysia before embarking on a new life in the NGK Racing Series, nee UAE Touring Car Championship. As you can imagine, years of such competitive abuse will take its toll: from 16 races… » 10/14/13 10:42am 10/14/13 10:42am

Thanks, Sheik: Legal Drag Racing at Umm al Qaywayn!

Heads up, ennui-hammered oil-rich UAE youth! No longer will you need to risk life and limb on city streets as you attempt to ward off the demons of boredom by street-racing your Enzos and Veyrons. Now you can just head on down to Emirates Motorplex and race on an actual quarter-mile dragstrip- you know, the kind with… » 5/14/07 11:15am 5/14/07 11:15am

Hoon of the Day: Land Cruiser Abuse, UAE Style


Brought to you by the same gentleman in the United Arab Emirates who gave us Enzo Donuts, here's a film of dissolute Arab youths beating the everlovin' shit out of a Land Cruiser in a parking lot. The ululating Middle Eastern music makes an appropriate background for the agonized blatting of the straight-piped Land… » 4/04/07 5:51pm 4/04/07 5:51pm

We're Gonna Go Be a Sheik Now: Inside Hamad bin Hamdan's Garage

Dude, being a sheik kinda seems as if it's the business. Harems, all the oil one can slather upon oneself, warm weather, clothes that never go out of style, hanging with T.E. Lawrence, and oh, most importantly, a whole shiek-sized garageload of exotic iron. Or, in Sheik Hamad bin Hamdan of Abu Dhabi's case, aluminum… » 9/06/06 11:30pm 9/06/06 11:30pm