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    Video: McLaren P1 prototype still sliding hard after 40,000 miles
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    Even if you're the manufacturer responsible for producing them, you don't just hand the keys over to a seven-figure supercar to just anyone. You hand-pick just the right man for the job. But even then, you still don't want to give him a brand-new car. Which could be why when McLaren invited Chris ...

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    Video: McLaren P1 is the new king of flamethrowers [UPDATE]
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    It may come as no surprise, but the staff of Autoblog is essentially a bunch of kids trapped in grown-up bodies. That means we're fairly easy to please. Give us a fast car or sensational bodywork, and we're pretty happy. Give us a fast car with sensational bodywork that shoots big freaking ...

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    Video: Fast and Furious 7 has resumed filming, and here's proof
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    It seems that Fast and Furious 7 is finally back in production. The UAE-based Speeed spotted crews from the movie filming in Abu Dhabi with help from the local police. According to Speeed, the production worked with the constabulary to shut down several roads in the metropolis and simulate a ...

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    Motorsports: Bentley officially returns to racing at Gulf 12hr
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    For a company with a tendency to name its cars after parts of the Circuit de la Sarthe like Arnage and Mulsanne, Bentley sure has been gone from endurance sportscar racing for a long time. It famously won the 24 Hours of Le Mans five times in the 1920s, but didn't come back until 68 years later ...

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    Official: Lamborghini Veneno Roadster stands in for fighter jet aboard Italian carrier
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    How do you draw even more attention to $4.47 million hypercar? Placing it atop an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf ought to do the trick, as Lamborghini has demonstrated with the live reveal of the new Veneno Roadster on the flight deck of the Italian Navy's Cavour. Docked in the port of ...

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    Motorsports: Race Recap: At the Abu Dhabi grand prix, the caravan chases a mirage
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    Both championships have been claimed this year, with Sebastian Vettel taking the Driver Championship and Infiniti Red Bull Racing the Constructor's. But there's no skunk rule in Formula One, so the last three races of the schedule are going on as scheduled. Abu Dhabi was the latest venue, and ...

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    Motorsports: 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: The desert explodes, an old champion returns [spoilers, w/video]
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    Valencia, a tight marina circuit, and Abu Dhabi, a flowing marina circuit, are annually among the top spots for the most boring Formula 1 races of the year. This year, however, during a season in which nothing has gone as usual – seven different winners in the first seven races, eight ...

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    Video: Watch the McLaren MP4-12C hit the dunes of Abu Dhabi
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    The Middle East is an enormously vital market for McLaren, and not just because its oil barons have the cash to buy as many MP4-12C supercars as they and every member of their family could possibly want. While the team has only won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix once and has yet to do the same at the ...

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    Report: Abu Dhabi poised to get out of Daimler
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    Abu Dhabi's Aabar Investments spent $2.7 billion buying 9.1 percent of Daimler in 2009. At the time, Aabar said it was "excited by the commercial potential of our partnership," both companies said it was a long-term investment and spoke of joint ventures, and Mercedes-Benz committed to building a ...

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    Rolls-Royce Hyperion for sale at Abu Dhabi showroom
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    It's not much of a stretch to imagine plonking down the six figures it would take to drive home in a Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, assuming your pocketbook were so well endowed. After all, when it comes to boulevard cruisers, it doesn't get much more luxurious. That's what most might do, ...

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    Official: BMW opens 8.6-acre flagship showroom in Abu Dhabi
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    Where would you expect to find the largest BMW dealership in the world? At BMW headquarters in Munich? Somewhere in Texas, perhaps, where everything is bigger? Or maybe in California, a state that represents one of the automaker's largest markets? If you're shouting, "No! It's in Abu Dhabi!," ...

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    Video: This is what riding in an F1 car is like with loose seatbelts and no HANS Device
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    Riding shotgun in a two-seater race car at speed is a lot of fun – trust us on this – but this video is headache inducing. And scary. Seems like the pit crew on hand at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi was so concerned with starting the camera and setting its white balance that they didn't ...

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    Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix sets up final dash for second place [spoilers]
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    The ongoing revolutions in the Middle East may have put the kibosh on the Bahrain Grand Prix this year, but the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was campaigned as planned against the setting Arabian sun. Follow the jump to read how the penultimate race of the 2011 Formula 1 World Championship went down at ...

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    Official: American driver Alexander Rossi racing his way into F1
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    Formula 1 may be coming to America – with two races within the next two years, no less – but it's been a long time since an American has taken on Formula One. Scott Speed was the last standard-bearer The U.S. had in the series, but after showing early promise with Formula Renault ...

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    Report: BlackBerry outage coincides with reduced number of traffic accidents
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    When BlackBerry servers crashed between Tuesday and Thursday last week, owners of the popular business phones were left without a tool they've come to rely on. At the same time, the server crash could have made roads in the Middle East that much safer. The National reports that traffic accidents ...

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    Video: Haven't visited Ferrari World Abu Dhabi yet? Watch this
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    Roller coasters: fun. Driving a Ferrari: also fun. And there's only one place where the two meet. Nope, not in the parking lot at your local Six Flags. We're talking about Ferrari World. The theme park is finally open to the public, complete with all the attractions, from F1-themed coasters to a ...

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    Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Development Co emerges as another partner for F1 bidders
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    Ferrari and its stakeholders and executives (past and present) seem hell-bent on gaining control of Formula One and all it's worth. First came the election of former Ferrari CEO Jean Todt to the head of the FIA, which governs Formula One. Then more recently came reports that Exor – the ...

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    Report: 127-car pileup in Abu Dhabi kills one, injures 61
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    An enormous pileup on the Dubai-Abu Dhabi highway left one man dead and 61 people injured early Saturday morning. According to police and witnesses, the pileup happened around 8am between Sahama and Ghantoot and was caused by a combination of speeding and heavy fog. Police were reportedly on the ...

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    Rolls-Royce opens its largest showroom yet in Abu Dhabi
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    The news these days from the Middle East mostly focuses on warfare and revolution, but not in Abu Dhabi. The gulf emirate remains an island of tranquility, and that's where Rolls-Royce has opted to open its largest showroom ever. The dealership includes some 900 square meters of showroom space ...

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    Formula Drift UAE Invitational in Abu Dhabi 2011
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    After wrapping up the 2010 Formula Drift season (Vaughn Gittin Jr. took the podium, with Tanner Foust and Ryan Tuerck second and third overall), a handful of selected professional drifters loaded their cars into steel 40-foot ...

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