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Western automakers continue to anticipate a nuclear deal between Iran and the West that will lift economic sanctions and allow the companies to access what is said to be the world's ripest emerging market.

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The Lagonda Taraf will be just the first in a new line of models from Aston Martin specifically targeted at markets outside of Europe - especially the Middle East and China.

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This video featurette in the Furious 7 roll-out takes a look at how the $3.4-million, 740-horsepower W Motors Lykan Hypersport plays into the film's action-filled plot.

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Looking at the McLaren P1 GTR sitting still on a show stand is all well and fine, but what we really want to know is what it's like to actually drive the thing like it's meant to be driven. Fortunately that's just what we're looking at in this latest video from Autocar.

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The Dubai Police is going somewhat green with the latest high-performance entry in its fleet by buying a BMW i8.

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After the last one was characterized as a Mysore, the latest special-edition Rolls-Royce bears the name Adiyat - worn by nine Wraiths and this unique Phantom, created for a customer in the Middle East.

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Dubai Police are renowned for their fleet of exotic police cars, and they're on full display in this promotional video.

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The newest member of Dubai's highly regarded police fleet is Lexus' high-performance RC F coupe, complete with a 467-hp V8.

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After Bahrain and Abu Dhabi, the Persian Gulf emirate of Qatar reportedly wants its own grand prix to run on a street circuit. But if Bahrain gets its way, the proposal could be rejected.

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In July, Harald Müller notched a Guinness World Record by drifting longer than any lone tire-burner ever had: 89.55 miles. This month, Nissan Middle East broke the Guinness World Record for the longest twin drift when two drivers slithered through a figure eight for 17.7 miles. The feat came about to commemorate the opening of the Nissan 370Z Drift Experience in Dubai, which will teach eager punters how to abuse slip angle, but the actual drifting was done with two 350Zs.

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Naval warfare, aerial warfare, logistical warfare, cyber warfare. There are as many ways to wage war as there are stars in the sky, but economic warfare is perhaps one of the most misunderstood. It's rarely as overt as bombing factories or sinking freighters, featuring more subtle, domestic maneuvers.

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The Lotus Formula One Team is sticking with drivers Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado next year, but it's dropping Renault as an engine supplier in favor of Mercedes power. The 2014 F1 season is barely over, though, and that mean's there still a little time left to put those marketing dollars to work, while still having a little fun, too.

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We weren't sure if Alter Ego Nico Rosberg, the one who flew into Brazil and showed Mercedes AMG Petronas teammate Lewis Hamilton that he knew also knew how to grab an entire race weekend by the scruff of the neck, arrived in Abu Dhabi. In both Friday practice sessions Hamilton showed Rosberg the way.

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OPEC writes that "pure plug-in electric cars are unlikely to gain a significant market share in the foreseeable future."

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Human rights and motor racing don't typically belong in the same sentence, but a damning report issued by Amnesty International regarding political dissent in the United Arab Emirates was just released ahead of the upcoming Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The 80-page report entitled There is No Freedom Here: Silencing Dissent in the UAE alleges that the UAE has embarked on a concerted campaign to silence dissidents within its borders since the rise of the Arab Spring of 2011 that saw governments overthrow

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A century ago, the princes and maharajas of India shared a relationship with Rolls-Royce that spanned five decades and saw the nobility on the subcontinent commissioning over 840 unique vehicles from the stoic marque. It's that golden age that Rolls-Royce celebrates with the debut of this one-of-a-kind luxury cabriolet.

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Aston Martin officially took the wraps off its new Lagonda sedan in Dubai on Monday, revealing the luxury limousine in all its glory and revealing its nameplate as Taraf – derived from the Arabic word for "luxury" (not for some Kurdish starlet). A fitting name, since it will only be offered to select customers in the Middle East, where a large number of its '70s-era predecessors have found homes. But while the model was clearly and emphatically targeted at the Persian Gulf clientele, Aston

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Some people name their cars. Others don't. But while those nicknames tend to be an individual choice in America, in Iraqi Kurdistan, they seem to be agreed upon by the entire region.

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UPDATE: Autosport reports that Tanner Foust has also withdrawn from the World Rallycross Championship event in Turkey, citing personal reasons.

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Until recently, motor racing wasn't even legal in Israel.

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California Funds $13.3M In Clean Car Manufacturing; Proterra Chooses Toshiba Battery

Petroleum and liquid fuel consumption will increase 38 percent globally by 2040, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Developing parts of the Middle East and Asia account for 85 percent of that increase. In 2040, 92 percent of liquid fuel will be consumed by the transportation and industrial sectors. Liquid fuel use by the residential, commercial and electric power sectors is expected to decrease. Fuel consumption in areas with established oil markets, including the US and Euro

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