GulfRun 7 – Engines Revving To Go


Things have come full swing and GulfRun is around the corner, today is the car wash event that I do enjoy so much. A ton of different kinds of machines coming around this time of year and some of them are really modified and ready for the track, everyone is taking this seriously and each year the caliber of cars and drivers just keeps going up. The car show is always entertaining at 360 Mall especially so many machines are on display especially the ones that are supposed to be indoors.

Thursday, Jan 12th: Al-Falah Carwash

  • 6:00pm – 10:00pm |Stickers placement

Friday, Jan 13th: 360 Mall

  • 10:00am – 10:00pm | Car Show

Saturday, Jan 14th: 360 Mall

  • 10:00am – 10:00pm | Car Show

There have been a few changes to the track, and I’m really looking forward to checking out Outer Circuit, I have never done that before. As for the Karting, Bahrain International Circuit have the best Go Karting circuit in the world which is going to be very cool to try it out.

Thursday, Jan 26th: Bahrain International Circuit

  • 8.30am – 7:00pm | GulfRun7 Day 1 (Outer Circuit / Inner Circuit / Karting)

Friday, Jan 27th: Bahrain International Circuit

  • 8.30am – 7:00pm | GulfRun7 Day 2 (GP Circuit / Autocross Competition / Quartermile Drag)

GulfRun Meet Up In THE Warehouse

This was a bit of a different type Wednesday night full of car fuel and lots drivers and some very cool machines. There were even PS3 Racing Units in the back from XCite that people were driving the F1 tracks on and taking it very seriously. This is GulfRun’s Seventh event and it just keeps on growing, they showed us a few different events that they have planned for Bahrain not including whats coming up in the car show. Again the best part was eating the shawarma in the chilly weather, it really warmed you up.

I loved seeing all the familiar faces and also meeting a lot of new people, its like a get together of a lot of good people. Then there was the lovely collection of cars, as usual the star of the show is the Porsche 993 Gemballa which is a gem to see, then there was the Ferrari 599, a CST-V out front, and a very very interesting 700+ horsepower Hennessy Camaro. Always something interesting to find out especially about the new machines joining this year which honestly have me scared out of my wits because of what they are capable of. The GulfRun 360 Mall Car Show is taking place on the 13th and 14th of June which is going to have the very interesting line up. GulfRun 7 takes place in Bahrain International Circuit on the 26th and 27th of January, it really is around the corner. You could feel your adrenaline rise while you are in that warehouse everybody was talking cars, parts, tools, garages, and what they need to do to prepare.

Pictures Stolen From BrakeBanzeen :P

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GT2 RS – The Monster

For your viewing pleasure the most powerful Porsche ever built. That is one very scary machine, 620 bhp pure power, and the RS version of the GT2 is just a shocking combination. They make it look so easy to drift this car around corners when I know it takes extreme precision and control, I have seen how easily the GT2 spins out.

Exotics Racing – Las Vegas

When in Las Vegas one of the top things on my list to do was to go to Exotics Racing. The best choice of high end vehicles to drive all in one stop and for a relatively cheap price for what you could do with these machines. Have a choice of several super cars and for a bunch of guys its like a kid in a candy store. I have always wanted to drive a Scuderia on a track before since I have heard that it’s just an amazing machine to drive. Then there are so many other beautiful machines, and you have these amazing track instructors with you. There is also a drift ride in a Corvette Z06, and they go through 10 sets of tires a day for that corvette. Honestly the whole thing was a hell of a lot of fun for a cheap price.

You get in the car you chose, you get about 5 laps per car and you have a combination of vehicles if you want. In my case I only want to drive of the Ferrari F430 Scuderia, some of my friends took the Ferrari F430 F1 and the Lamborghini LP560. The is endless, you have all these vehicles on the track: Lamborghini LP640, Lamborghini LP560-4, Ferrari F430 F1, Ferrari F430 Scuderia, Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Audi R8, and Porsche Carerra. The only thing they were missing was a Porsche GT3 or Turbo, but they have every thing else you could imagine. You jump in the seat and the trainer gets in the car with you, you would think they would tell you take it easy, but in my case the guy made me floor the gas and turn hard, and at time I thought I was going to spin out but it held on. I was loving every moment of it, the only thing I wanted was a bigger track to enjoy some more high speed turns then this short one. All the driving range from $200 to $500 which depends on the car and combinations, I would recommend it for anybody going to Las Vegas and they are supposed to be opening in Los Angeles soon, I’m just hoping its going to be very soon.

Link: ExoticsRacing

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Porsche GT2 RS – DAMN!

There have been a lot of machines that have shocked the car market but none as jaw dropping as the GT2 RS. I always thought of the GT3 RS as the perfect racing machine on the track, I have seen it destroy cars which are supposed to out perform it, but the RS is a Porsche racing breed. I have driven a Porsche GT2 it is a machine that I respect and fear, its capabilities are beyond my skill level, and now they came up with the unexpected RS version, they are aiming to knock everyone off their feet.

Just Some Insane Facts:

  • 620 bhp Twin-Turbo 3.6L V6
  • Weighs 3’020 lbs
  • 0-62 mph in 3.4 Seconds
  • 205 Top Speed

Only 500 of these machines will be made at $245’000, so people have to get in line for it. This video pretty much sums up the feeling that I have when seeing it drifting at high speed around a corner, that is the point where I would be scared witless.

Protection @ HuperOptik

I had my car worked on recently with a few modifications, and they repainted a part of the car so I no longer had any protection up front. So I decided to get it done at HuperOptik since they did a great job last time, and a the protection on the Landcruiser is holding up to the beating of roads across Saudi and other baren countries. Dropped off the car in the afternoon, they were working on a few cars and one more was outside.

There was one Porsche Panamera S being worked on for tint and protection, they were done with the tint and installing the protection at the time. This is the first time I see a Panemera up close and I kind of like it but really don’t like the rear of the car, the interior looks amazing though. I could tell it belonged to woman because it had a lot of jingly items inside the car, and some pink ribbons. They were also doing tint and protection on a Ferrari California, I really love the look of this car, they were installing protection at the time when I dropped off the car. The reason I like taking my car back to them isn’t just about the product but about the way they handle the work on the car, making sure to cover all the sensitive areas, and the difficult part on my hood is working on the carbon fiber which requires a sensitive touch. I was told to pick up my car the next day at 6 pm, which isn’t too bad.

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9ff – GT9-R – Redefines Scary

9ff are not just a company that modifies Porsches, but a company that produces some very scary race cars and the 9ff GT9R is case in point. the GT9R is loosely based on the Porsche 911, almost every component of this machine is built from scratch. Producing 1120 horsepower and a claimed 414 km/h (257 mph) top speed, it knocks the SSC Ultimate Aero TT off its top perch and takes the crown for the fastest production car. Based on their announced numbers the GT9R it’ll hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds, 200 km/h (124 mph) in 7.4 and 300 (186 mph) in 14.9, I can’t wait for someone to test this machine out to give us the real numbers.

Only 20 pieces of this machine will be made a year, price hasn’t been announced but its not going to be any less then half a million to have one parked in your garage. There is the lesser version of it available if you would like one when the quota is met, but I think the GT9 is no vehicle to be mocked or it would bite your head off.

Link: Autoblog

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2010 911 GT3 RS

I have this respect for Porsche products, you really feel that they are engineered with precision. I don’t know why but I’m more of a fan of the 911 GT3 then the 911 GT2. Now Porsche has taken it up a notch with the 2010 911 GT3 RS, 450 bhp through a 6-speed manual which has shorter ratios then the previous GT3 and a little more punch. The handling is also improved with Prosche’s PASM system which plants a firmer tire on the ground to handle all you can throw at it. Now usually the RS has some flashy graphics but this time Porsche has gone all out, and I really like what they have done with the graphics, its just out there. I like this orange and grey color combination they have this time for it, I’m not totally sure if you can even call it oragne.

Link: Autoblog

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