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Eccentric M

438 posts

73 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Saw one of those last year, I thought that the owner added the side logos...




Anyways, I saw this at MoE today, along with a yellow Aston Martin V8 Vantage (no pics of that, sorry).


Hitch78

4,725 posts

102 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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There was a low kms one for sale recently - you'd need to be sure that your grins per mile overcame the worry that everyone on the road would think that you had barried your Porsche!

shirt

17,439 posts

109 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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the barry element could be easily fixed. not convinced about desert trekking on those tyre though.

Eccentric M

438 posts

73 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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Today...

Lumma CLR600 on Emirates Rd. (based on BMW M6)




Ferrari 599 near Dubai Media City


Eccentric M

438 posts

73 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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Saw what looked like a prototype Mercedes-Benz car entering Al Bustan Rotana Hotel near Dubai Airport at midnight, couldn't get a pic though...

Edited by Eccentric M on Wednesday 26th September 22:15

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Hitch78

4,725 posts

102 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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Merc must have a test facility somewhere in Al Quoz as I often see test fleets heading out of there onto Al Khail road.

shirt

17,439 posts

109 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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saw some sort of prototype 4x4 nr jafza industrial at lunch. not sure what, had the black and white swirlry paint job etc.

Asterix

24,438 posts

136 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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shirt said:
saw some sort of prototype 4x4 nr jafza industrial at lunch. not sure what, had the black and white swirlry paint job etc.
Saw a new Range Rover all swirled up in Media City earlier in the week.

shirt

17,439 posts

109 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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could have been a range, although i thought that has aleady been released?

Asterix

24,438 posts

136 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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That's what I thought as well. Perhaps he liked the look so much he kept it - bit like certain peoples ignoring the years of research to provide the finest leather hides for seats by keeping the plastic wrapping on them.

By the way, if anyone leaves those little blue foamy things on their doors, I WILL rip them off if I happen to pass in the car park.

shirt

17,439 posts

109 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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import stickers and warnings on the sun visors too!

could have been a RR sport but maybe a bit early for that given it's on the disco platform

oilydan

1,797 posts

179 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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Asterix said:
shirt said:
saw some sort of prototype 4x4 nr jafza industrial at lunch. not sure what, had the black and white swirlry paint job etc.
Saw a new Range Rover all swirled up in Media City earlier in the week.
I saw this at the end of Beach Road/Madinat last weekend. Was defo a new Rangie of some description. Looks like it had hit a herd of zebra.

Hitch78

4,725 posts

102 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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There's a replacement for the Freelander/LR2 due - moving to Fortuna size and seven seats apparently. Also the LR3/4 is seven years old now, as is the RRS - could be one of those.

I'd like them to hurry up with that new Defender - I'd love a 5.0 one of those.

Impspeed

296 posts

51 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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oilydan said:
Asterix said:
shirt said:
saw some sort of prototype 4x4 nr jafza industrial at lunch. not sure what, had the black and white swirlry paint job etc.
Saw a new Range Rover all swirled up in Media City earlier in the week.
I saw this at the end of Beach Road/Madinat last weekend. Was defo a new Rangie of some description. Looks like it had hit a herd of zebra.
It was on Beach Road this morning opposite the Jumeirah Mosque. It's definitely been 'launched' however as it's still not commercially available they are still covering them.

Gentleman Geoff

1,058 posts

120 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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shirt said:
cayenne transsyberia parked up in jafza food court 1. odd to see, if you didn;t know what it was you;d think the owner was a bit of a tool. looks like this:
I've seen this trundling along JBR. I didn't know what it was and, yes, I did think the owner was a bit of a tool.

It was JBR, after all.

Gentleman Geoff

1,058 posts

120 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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I've often fancied stickering-up a sports car to look like a police car for the pilgrimage to Le Mans. Looks like someone has beaten me to it:



Unless Dubai Civil Defence really do have a Corvette?

Hitch78

4,725 posts

102 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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It would appear they do. AD police similarly have some awesone cars - Camaro, Vette, Nissan GTR, Fiat 500...

6th Gear

2,502 posts

102 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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Asterix said:
shirt said:
saw some sort of prototype 4x4 nr jafza industrial at lunch. not sure what, had the black and white swirlry paint job etc.
Saw a new Range Rover all swirled up in Media City earlier in the week.

6th Gear

2,502 posts

102 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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After_Shock

8,671 posts

128 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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6th Gear said:
Still yet to see a veyron in the metal!!

Is that one of the Madinat hotels? Al qasr or Mina a salam?