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    Official: Bugatti showcases the Bumblebee of Veyrons in Qatar
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    With a gazillion color options for every little part of the Bugatti Veyron, there's no reason why any two examples should be alike. (Except for maybe an inverse correlation between wealth and imagination.) So it would stand to reason that every Bugatti should be considered a special edition of ...

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    Video: When your country floats on oil, your police drive only Porsches
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    Qatar's police force has a sizable fleet of Porsche Panamera and Cayenne patrol vehicles at its disposal. How is this? Well, Qatar has lots of oil, for starters, so there's that income. The emirate also holds a 17 percent stake of preferential shares in the Volkswagen Group. So, it's not ...

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    BMW 1M Coupe MotoGP safety car lit up and ready to roll
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    The 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe is serving duty as one of the safety cars for the 2011 MotoGP Championship, which kicks off this weekend at the Grand Prix of Qatar. The 1M Coupe that will be handling safety car duties has been smartened up a little from stock, starting with an Akrapovic sport ...

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    Volkswagen hits Qatar with a pair of special Touaregs
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    Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 Qatar (above) and Touareg Gold Edition (below right) Click either image for high-res image gallery
    After three consecutive wins in the famously brutal Dakar Rally, Volkswagen is no stranger to cresting dunes and speeding across desert terrain. And now the German ...

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    Pagani says goodbye to the Zonda yet again with one-off Uno edition
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    Pagani Zonda Uno – Click above for image gallery
    Another day, another special Zonda. The Pagani supercar is set to speed off into the sunset soon and be replaced by a new model. But before it does, the Modenese exotic automaker has been keeping (themselves and us) busy with special ...

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    Stoner crashes, Rossi wins: MotoGP 2010 is officially out of the chutes
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    Yes, we can officially get, not just a little, but very excited by the first taste of Grand Prix action from the opening round of MotoGP, which happened over the weekend at Losail Raceway in Doha, Qatar. The Doctor, Valentino Rossi, continues to prove that his winning ways are no mere fluke, as ...

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    Rossi and Stoner agree on one thing: Champs call for earlier start in Qatar
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    Few duos in history have offered up more raw two-wheeled entertainment than that of Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi. Up to this point we are only sure that they ever agreed on one topic, that is, who should pass the checkered flag first. Each man would resoundingly agree that they, ...

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    BREAKING: Porsche offices raided on suspicion of stock manipulation
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    The soap opera surrounding Volkswagen AG and Porsche has just taken a turn for the legal, as Bloomberg reports that the company's German offices have been raided by prosecutors who are investigating whether the automaker has violated security laws.The German prosecutor's office seized documents ...

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    Qatar buys 10 percent of Porsche, options for 20 percent of VW
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    Qatar PM Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani and Dr. Wolfgang Porsche
    The era of the Porsche and Piech families controlling the German sports car maker looks like it will soon be drawing to a close of sorts. Following quickly after yesterday's approval by the Volkswagen supervisory board of a merger ...

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    Did you think the VW-Porsche deal was done? Nein.
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    When Volkswagen and Porsche sat down at dinner to discuss which one was going to eat the other one, they forgot to invite the German tax man. After VW came to terms with Porsche to take a 49.9% stake in the Stuttgart sports car maker for €8 billion (around $11.4 billion U.S.), the parties ...

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    Porsche loan request rejected by Germany's state bank
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    Porsche is profitable and it owns a big chunk of the far larger Volkswagen, yet cash seems to be in short supply. Automotive News is reporting that the world-renowned luxury sports car maker's 1.75 billion euro ($2.45 billion USD) loan request from German state bank KFW has been rejected, leaving ...

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    REPORT: VW leans on Porsche, Porsche responds, "We will not accept extortion."
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    Porsche maintains it still has its mojo, but Volkswagen is treating the company like Porsche's got lunch money and VW is hungry. VW -- which Porsche effectively owns -- loaned Porsche €700 million ($983.8 million) earlier this year, with Porsche due to pay it back in September. As collateral ...

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    Porsche nearing sale of 25% stake to Qatar?
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    After a few years of financial windfalls, Porsche is suddenly in need of plenty of capital. The German automaker already received a 700 million euro ($978 million U.S.) bridge loan from Volkswagen in March to stay out of bankruptcy, and it is reportedly in talks with banks to secure 1.75 billion ...

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    Porsche reportedly closing in on Qatar investment deal
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    Porsche 911 Carrera 4S in the Autoblog Garage – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's a match made in heaven: Porsche needs money, Qatar has tons of it. Any questions?Following deals that have seen Kuwaiti firms take control of Aston Martin and Abu Dhabi investing in Daimler and ...

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    22-year-old sheik spending $10M a year to become the Yankees of drag racing?
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    There are a number of parallels with an all-American tale of racing fan turned team owner: Man loves drag racing since boyhood, comes from a region crazy for the sport, started off in racing's little league, and races to win even in the big leagues. Yet the differences are enough to inform us that ...

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    Qatar pondering taking stake in Porsche?
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    The worst secret in the universe is that there's a lot of money in the Middle East and the Gulf states are looking all over the world for places to put it. Abu Dhabi's Aabar investment spent €1.95 billion on a 9.1% stake in Daimler (around $2.5B USD), and now the state of Qatar is eying what ...

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    Ferrari Store - Los Angeles opens in the Beverly Center
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    Click image for high-res gallery of photos by Las de AlwisIt's about time. That seemed to be the consensus of the invited guests at the grand opening of the Ferrari Store - Los Angeles. Coinciding with the marque's 60th Anniversary world rally, the store held its grand opening celebration on Sunday ...

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    Ferrari boutique opens in Qatar
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    A new Ferrari Store has opened in Qatar. The boutique shop sells Ferrari accessories at the Alfardan Automotive Center. It's the first store of its kind in the Middle East, which has continued to grow as a leading market for Maranello's finest. Similar to the store at The Wynn in Las Vegas, the ...

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