Richard Hammond test-driving the massive six-wheeled Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG (6×6) in Abu Dhabi. He takes 9000 pound car up and down some very steep sand dunes at ‘The Empty Quarter’ – the largest desert space in the world – to see what it can do. Watch Hammond on Top Gear, series 21 episode 4, in the video below.
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I was invited by Red Bull to attend the annual Red Bull Air Race World Championship at Abu Dhabi. The event was very well organized and the support from Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority was amazing.
The World Championship started on February 28 and ran a across March 1 at the Corniche Breakwater in the UAE capital. I captured some awesome photos from the event, and since I have loads of pictures I might upload some of them on two separate posts. Enjoy!
Following a three-year break, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship is set to return with full force, promising fans and lovers of the fastest and the most thrilling motorsports series in the world.
Under the sponsorship of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA), the season opener of the Red Bull Air Race World Tour 2014 will take off in the Emirates’ capital on February 28 and run across March 1 at the Corniche Breakwater. The selection of Abu Dhabi as the first stop in the World Tour reinforces the city’s leading position on the world map and continues the success of the previous rounds it has hosted.
The previous World Tour for the fastest series in motorsports fired up on Friday 26th of March, 2010. It was an opening round like no other: the change of wind speeds and rise in temperatures added to the challenges presented by the city known for constantly taking hosting to new heights, which required serious calculations adjustments from the participating teams.
Abu Dhabi will be hosting the Red Bull Air Race for the 7th time, following six consecutive years until 2010. The 2014 season will witness a host of technical improvements on the tracks with sky-rocketing competition levels. 12 elite pilots will compete in the world’s fastest motorsports, showcasing unparalleled skills in speed, precision and talent, on board of the lightest and most agile planes ever used and flying at speeds of up to 370 km/h between 25 meters high pylons.
The season opener’s aerial action will take place over the Arabian Gulf’s sparkling blue waters, before moving on to Rovinj, Croatia for the first time on 12th and 13th of April, then to Putrajaya in Malaysia on the 17th and 18th of May. The Red Bull Air Race World Tour will then continue to Gdynia, overlooking the Balkan sea in Poland on the 26th and 27th of July, before moving on to the home of Europe’s premier horseracing event – Ascot in Great Britain on the 16th and 17th of August. The Tour will carry on in two new US locations, Fort Worth, Dallas on 6th and 7th of September and Las Vegas on 11th and 12th of October before heading to the Final Round in China on the 1st and 2nd of November.
The Mansory G-Couture is a full-carbon transformation of the Mercedes G55 AMG. The entire exterior is made of high-strength, ultra-light carbon. Mansory has boosted the supercharged V8 to 700 horsepower, 220 km/h and acceleration of 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds.
This G-Couture in the video below is the first production model made out of just 7 in total. The vehicle is registered under Abu Dhabi, UAE license plates and was spotted in London last week.