Here we go with another podcast of Cartalk with the boys from MotoringME.com.
Of course there is lots to talk about.
Here is what we set out to speak about.
What are you driving
-so what about the new discovery? Too Small?
911 GT3 will maNUAL COME HERE?
Ram brand representatives swear that its new Rebel isn’t meant to compete with the Ford F-150 Raptor. But the comparison is impossible not to make. It’s a special off-road-themed version of a full-size American pickup. Its boldly branded grille, if not a blatant rip-off of the Raptor’s, is at least a suspiciously timed coincidence. And while you can get this hyperbutch off-road styling pack on both a rear-drive V-8 truck and a four-by-four V-6, if you’re looking to back up the appearance with real guts, the V-8 4x4 starts at $47,565—only $1525 less than the Raptor crew cab. Well, $1525 less than the last Raptor to be sold here, anyway. The only good reason not to consider the two as direct competitors is because the Raptor isn’t currently on sale (the new version won’t reach dealers until next year).
-Autoshow is coming! We're hosting the Ignition Live Talks at the Dubai Motor Show next week everyday. Here's the full list of panel discussions. Check out who's coming! We expect to see you there.
-convertibles this is the time of year
Just added two events for this weekend to our UAE car events page:http://bit.ly/MMEUAEEvents
Tesla Auto pilot!
the Zarooq “Sand Racer” is the first car made in the UAE and specifically designed for the desert. It weighs 950 kg and the 3.5l V6 delivers from 300 to 500hp, with a 45 cm suspension travel to ease dune crossing.
It is a true racing car yet it is road legal, closed and with AC. It has a stunning body which was designed by Anthony Jannarelly, the same designer as the Lykan Hypersport, the star car used in “Fast and Furious 7”. It is made in the UAE in partnership with Jannarelly&Juillot Special. The high performance chassis was designed with Campos Racing GP2 and winners of the Formula E world championship.
The name was inspired by the Schockari Sand Racer, the fastest snake in the desert, in Emirati: Zarooq
Please find attached the attached press releases (English, Arabic and French) with more details.
A press conference will be organized during the week of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (in the Sofitel The Palm, Dubai on Nov 24th at 2pm - please contatct us for more details)