2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat

I really do love American Muscle, I love the feeling that this car will keep on burning rubber until you take your foot off the gas. American Muscle isn’t for everyone, but damn it I love it.

The Charger has a beast under the hood, with 707-hp flowing from a supercharged V8 displacing 6.2 liters . It pumps out 650 lb-ft of torque, can sprint to 60 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds and can post a quarter-mile time of 10.8 seconds. The engine is paired with the an eight-speed automatic transmission which is specially designed to handle the increased output.

I was never a fan of Dodge because of their build quality but I liked the Challenger and the moment I read 707 bhp I want this car, and I love in white with the matte gold rims.

With a top speed of 204 miles an hour this is a machine that very few companies would make and price starting at around $65’000 it is cheap compared to any other machine within the same power range, be it American, German, Japanese, English or Italian.

Michelin @ Home Service

I use Michelin for a number of my cars, and the one in Shuweikh also carries BF Goodrich, and there service honestly is excellent, they are quick and effecient. Now that they have this service, I think its fantastic if I want to change all of my tires, I will just have them come to me instead of going to them.

They also provide emergency road side services but the only item is they are only available from 8am to 5pm Saturday to Thursday, and most people usually are in need of road side services after 5pm. This is an additional service to what Michelin does usually so I think its an excellent option.

Another item to point out, they will install for your tires you purchase from them or from others, so if you have race tires that you brought from the US like we do sometimes or other sort of tires, they will install it and balance it without any issues. For 10 KD that is a very reasonable fee. The number is on the leaflet above, and ask for Saleem, he is very helpful.

The Prancing Horse – Ferrari California T

The new California T from Ferrari, with the upgraded look and very much upgraded engine. This is the introductory machine from the Ferrari family but it is one hell of a machine to drive. Packing a much improved 3.9-liter, turbocharged V8 with 560 horsepower and 557 pound-feet of torque it is one very exciting machine, which equates to an extra 70 hp and a 49 percent increase in torque over the previous engine. The on thing I heard lots of complaints about was the convertible top and it seems they heard it loud and clear with a 14 second close time as well as a few other upgrades such as new steering box, improved magnetic dampers and an upgraded traction control system. And I really like the front look of this car, I drove the previous California and it is a fun machine to drive so with all that’s packed in this new machine I’m assuming it’s that much better.

GulfRun 9 – Around the Corner

This is one of the very exciting times for me of the year, I love going to GulfRun, getting all the cars ready and just talking shop with so many people is always crazy. Now the count down is here and we are at the final stages before heading to Bahrain.

The Car Show is on the 10th & 11th of January @ 360 Mall with a lot of amazing machines to see. Can’t wait to get to the track, seriously excited about it.

Hot Wheels – Ultimate Track

Being A Kid Has Nothing To Do With Age – I love that statement, that is very true about myself, and I will always be this way. So seeing what hot wheels did with this track is just over the top and I love it. They did a casting call for the kids but they really wanted the dads, now that is a very cool marketing idea, well done hot wheels!

Jaguare XJ220 Joy Ride

This is the first supercar that I ever loved and saw in real life in London in the early 90s in a car show that I remember sponsored by Pepsi. This is the original supercar, a beast on the road, pure imagination into a machine. Now this video is just insanely cool, an XJ220 drifting around the farms, and I love the kid with the iPad in this video.

HENNESSEY CORVETTE C7 STINGRAY

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The new Corvette C7 Stingray is already a powerful machine, it matches toe to toe with the C6 Z06, and has been enhanced to handle like a sports car not a muscle car. But as Hennessy have gotten their hands on it and they have other ideas in mind for this machine. They have four options for power with so many parts to change and each one is more ridiculous then the other, I can’t imagine how this much power would handle on the road, but I would love to see it.

Power Packages:

  • 600 BHP Supercharged
  • 700 BHP Supercharged
  • 800 BHP Twin Turbo
  • 1000 BHP Twin Turbo

Link: Hennessy

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BMW M6 2014 – Grand Coupe

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Specifications:

  • Price: 45’000 KWD
  • Power: 552bhp
  • Torque: 502lb ft
  • 0-62mph: 4.2 secs
  • Top speed: 190mph (delimited)
  • Economy: 28.5mpg
  • CO2: 232g/km
  • Weight: 1950kg
  • Engine: 4395cc V8 twin-turbo
  • Transmission: Seven-speed DSG, RWD

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I honestly wasn’t expecting this machine from BMW, the M Division used to be for racing machines, but over the years has developed into luxurious speed demons, so when the M6 Grand Coupe came out I didn’t know what to expect, I thought the M6 & M5 would be it for the big cars from the M Division. The M4 is coming because the M3 is no longer being produced, then you the Z Roadster M, but the M6 GC was a very pleasant surprise. I worried the gap between the M5 & M6 was so infinitesimally small as to render the M6 GC redundant, but, with its frame-less doors, bespoke M-Division goodies – carbon ceramic brakes with beautiful gold calipers, new twin-strut front grille, neat rear diffuser – it really does feel far more special than either. I have driven the new M6 and it is an amazing machine, and then I drove the M5 and I was genuinely disappointed. So where would this car fit into the mix.

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To my eyes at least, it looks fantastic, no doubt the best of the current M crop and arguably BMW’s best-looking M-car in the best part of a decade. And not only is the GC easier on the eyes than the standard M6, even though I have always loved the M6 but the four-door coupe bodyshell seems a better match for the broad-chested V8 powerplant. From all the reviews I have read, everyone said the M6 GC is different then the M5, so different it got everything right that the M5 got wrong. I got the wrong feeling when I drove the M5, it was just good on a straight line, that’s it, but this machine looks to have gotten the right touch from the M Division and BMW Engineering.

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The expense is ridiculous but that will drop, and odd the M6 GC may be, but it’s a winner: certainly my favourite of BMW’s big M cars and one of the finest fast Germans on sale. Good enough to defeat the bruising CLS 63 AMG, not to mention Audi’s upcoming RS7? It’ll be fun finding out when they match them up.

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Police Supercars

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When people think police they don’t think Supercars or machines that can fly past a helicopter, but there are a few countries with high speed police that can chase you down. Well at least these police departments have some interesting machines to chase people, I know that some of them are for show but I know the Italian Polizia have used their vehicle during chases.

  • Germany – Brabus Rocket – Top Speed: 362 kph
  • Dubai – Lamborghini Aventador – 349 kph
  • Italy – Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder – Polizia Municipale – 324 kph
  • Belgium – Porsche 911 997 Turbo – 312 kph
  • Holland – Spyker C8 – Flevoland Police – 300 kph
  • Italy – Lotus Evora S – Carbinieri – 261 kph

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