Catching a bug of the Volkswagen variety

I’ve known the Bug since my childhood and seen many iterations go past, from the original Type 1 that rolled off the assembly line in 1938 to the early 2000s model to the current A5. It’s one of those cars that, due to its iconic aesthetic, you will always recognize even on a road full … Continue Reading

Wake up that sleeper: The Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupé

I’m back with another Mercedes and this time, it’s one of their more serious offerings that I’m reviewing – the Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupé. As you can guess from the name, this bubble-top two-door is no slouch – it’s a C-class given the special treatment by the automaker’s high-performance division. But with a price tag that starts from … Continue Reading

A week with the Mercedes-Benz SL 400

If you know me in person, you’d probably be familiar with my taste in cars. I want no more than two doors and two seats, ideally. And a convertible roof, even though there really is no place for it in a city like Dubai. The new SL 400 by Mercedes-Benz fits into that very specific … Continue Reading

The McLaren 570S Jebel Jais drive

Over the long weekend, I was invited to join a drive up Jebel Jais with a group of local and regional media to test one of McLaren’s latest models, the 570S. It was the perfect setting for what I would consider to be the most thrilling car I would have driven so far, as the Al Hajar … Continue Reading

Lexus RC F: A perfect blend of luxury and performance

In a region where pretty much every other car is a Lexus, seeing one is nothing special. I mean, we have local teenagers here getting Abu Shaghara LS 400s from the 90s for their first car. It’s the prevalence of these cars that has built the brand’s reputation – a respected luxury automaker that produces … Continue Reading

Jaguar lets out its wild side with the F-Type

There are only two kinds of people in the world. Those who think of Jaguar as an old man’s car, and those who respect the British marque’s racing pedigree. Sure, the brand did come up with cars like the remarkably geriatric S-Type, but it’s the same automaker who gave petrol heads such as myself great … Continue Reading