Saturday, December 29, 2012

Harley Davidson Sportster Forty Eight

Its been a really long time since we've published an article. We've been cramped with many projects here and there but now we're back, and we're back with something new!

We've recently gotten ourselves even more involved in the automotive scene, through Motorcycles.
Motorycles have been going big around town for a while now, you see many of them going around but we've never heard anything about them on the local media scene. We got our licenses done, and gave it a shot!

We present to you, the Harley Davidson Sportster 1200 Forty Eight. A very good looking American motorcycle from the smallest family of the Harley Davidson brand, The Sportster.

But don't let the word Small fool you, as this bike packs much more than being just a starter bike.

Friday, November 9, 2012

The SLS AMG Black Series [Updated]

This is it people! We've just got ourselves a couple of photos for the brand new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series!
A few minutes ago, Mercedes AMG's page on facebook have just uploaded the first pictures for this beauty.

We expected the car to show up at a worldwide motorshow, Not on Facebook! But these days, Online social media has been topping out every kinds of marketing methods.

622 horsepower, 0-62 mph in 3.6 seconds

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

[Interview] MadMike Whiddett

One would have thought – considering the amount of action on-track in Jordan recently – that there’d be little time to roam the paddock and check out the lifestyle. Think again.

Whilst chatting with the Muath Al-Essa and Ra’fat Haroun of this world, AmmaniV12 and CrankAndPiston's voice recorder also happened to stumble across Auckland’s own ‘Mad’ Mike Whiddett, former NZDRIFT and Formula D Asia Pacific World Drift Champion, current Red Bull Car Park Drift judge, and all-round internet sensation.

But where did the ‘Mad Mike’ name come from? What keeps him coming back to the drifting circuit? And how did he avoid spending the rest of his life in a wheelchair even despite the doctor’s assurances?

Turns out we packed quite a lot into our little chat…

Thursday, November 1, 2012

[Driven] The New Toyota GT86 / Scion FR-S

Back in 2007, Toyota have released a beautiful prototype teaser at the North American International Auto Show under the name of the FT-HS (Future Toyota Hybrid Sport), sparking the return of the sport Toyota cars after that they've been away for a while now.

It was sort of an excitement for the all time Toyota sport car fans, specially those who have admired the 80s sport cars such as the Toyota Celica, Supra. And specially, The Corolla AE86.

Its been 26 years since Toyota have launched one of the people's all time favorite rear-wheel drive Corolla, the AE86. It has always been known for being a lightweight coupe, that could be easily modified and pushing more power to its rear wheels, making it a noticeable car in the Drifting scene.

After years in development, and changes in plans. The FT-HS has came to a point, where it's now the Toyota GT86, and also called the Scion FR-S in the US Market, or the Subaru BRZ.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

RedBull Car Park Drift 2012 Finals

RedBull's big day has come, The final stage for the middle east drifting championship of the RedBull Car Park Drift. We've fully covered the preparations day earlier this week, and we were already amazing by all drifters, and their cars.

The drift took place at the Jordan Rally service pit in Dead Sea. The location was great, the weather was nice, and we couldn't wait to see what the competitors had planned for us on the real competition day.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

RedBull Car Park Drift 2012 finals preparations

Back in 2011, RedBull has organized a couple of Car Park Drifting events in Jordan, with some of our local drifters qualifying to compete for the title of the Middle East's Drift King.

Ahmad Dahham have qualified last year, and competed at the finals in Lebanon but unfortunately, Jordan didn't take it. This year, a local drifter Mohammad Al Kukhun has qualified to the finals, but this time, The finals are held in the lowest point on earth; Dead Sea, Jordan.

With winners from all over the Middle East, shipping their cars to Jordan. Working hard on having their cars stronger and with better setups for the finals. The time has finally come for the best of the best to meet in one space. drifting for the title of Drift King.

Friday, September 28, 2012

The 2013 Victory Judge

The 1960s has been marked as the era of American Muscle cars. With the bulky tough body designs, big engine blocks, raised white lettering on the tires, and many other remarks of big muscle.

Where the 1960 Ford Mustang stood out, and has been a great part of inspiring the creation for the new Victory Motorcycle bike with their latest 2013 Victory Judge. Victory's latest addition to it's cruising bikes lineup.

The bike has recently arrived to Amman, and was featured at a Horses competition at the Royal Stables of Jordan. It was actually a good choice by Optimal Trading, linking the inspiring Mustang's horse logo with the new Mustang inspired motorcycle. Catching everyone's attention being at the middle.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Monster is back; The new BMW F12 M6

A new M car is always big news when launched. Which catches the attention of enthusiasts, enviers, youngsters, and other manufactures. Why is that though? Well simply said is because the BMW Motorsport division are the ones who started the segment of beast in sheep’s clothing in the 80’s and since then it has been a brand which we have most grown to love, and has been the benchmark for all.

A drivers car which can be like a Swiss Army knife, a car which you can drive to drop of the kids to school, do the grocery, then taking it to the track and letting it rip and putting supercars to shame. A no compromise everyday supercar.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Renault's official opening

Alkan international motors have recently launched Renault's brand in Amman, Jordan.
Although you might find several Renault cars spread around Jordan, they finally have a home now. The official dealer has the whole full line of Renault cars, ranging from their Clio, Megane, Duster, and to their funkiest electric car, the Twizy.

The location of the new showroom is in Swefieh, right next to Ole Jordan previously. It shouldn't be hard to miss as it's yellow all around as Renault's brand color. It's a pretty cool location is you ask me, as it's sort of close and easy to reach coming from anywhere.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Murdered, but pretty much Alive

Murderedout:  When a vehicle has both black paint and black wheels. Sometimes the window tint should also be really dark and other aftermarket accessories such as black taillight covers etc. should aid in blacking out the ride.

This 2007 Chrysler 300C SRT8, normally comes stock with 425 horsepower, 569 Nm of torque, doing 0-60 in just over 5 seconds. And that's a quiet good number, but was not enough to the owner Taher Hisham.

Taher made a purchase of this car around a year ago, drove it for a while and started with slight modifications boosting the car up to 500 hp. With parts such as a Diablo sport tune, K&N Air Intake, SRT Max Camshaft, Magnaflow exhaust system, and a thermostat to keep the temperature low.
Thanks to the NMK Dyno Center, we were able to test the car out on the dyno and get some really cool numbers.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Launch of the new Lexus GS F-Sport

A while ago, Lexus have changed mostly its whole line up to the new image of Lexus having a signature front of end of each model.
After a worldwide release of the new GS model, we really got excited about the changes the car have been through with all these years in development.

The launch was at a private location, with a couple of Lexus F series cars such as the IS-F, and the LFA welcoming us at our arrival which gave us the chills.
A great welcome to get us even more excited to see the new GS as Lexus have mentioned that the GS was engineered from the ground up with next-generation technology.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

The 2nd generation 997 Carrera S (PDK)

After we have covered the launch of the new 991 Carrera, and have seen many changes in aerodynamics, body style, and performance in handling and acceleration. We've thought of its earlier 997 version, will it still be considered by Porsche fans?

A while ago, Nuqul automotive handed us one of their 997 2nd generation Carrera S which was equipped with many updates from the earlier generation. Such as a revised suspension system, revised direct injection engine, and a totally new PDK Transmission system which gave the car a whole different feeling.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

MINI's new dealership in Jordan, where anything else is just traffic

After the closure of Ole Jordan a few years ago, Mini Cooper has been away from our market for quiet a while. Only the cars purchased earlier or shipped here at this time were roaming around but without a father to go to.

But with the beginning of 2012, Abu Khader has been working on a few plans and have actually started good!
on March 17th, Abu Khader Automotive have launched their new Mini section at their BMW dealership, and becoming the new authorized Mini dealer in Jordan!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

VIP Sneak peek preview of the new BMW F30 3-Series

On March 6th, The BMW dealer of Jordan, Abu Khader Automotive, Received one of The new F30 3-Series Sedan and had a special even for us to take a peek at this new model.

The F30 was launched on February 11, 2012 by BMW Press in Germany as a successor to the E90.
With a completely different engine set up, letting go of the 6-cylinder and using a 4-cylinder turbo'd engine.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

[Launch] The all new Porsche Carrera 991

On Sunday, the 26th. Nuqul Automotive and Porsche have launched 2 models of their all new 2011 Porsche Carrera 991. The 991 Carrera, and the 991 Carrera S.

The launching ceremony happened at the Nuqul dealership, And I think their event management agency have done one hell of a job at it. It was full of history that needed to be there, some oldschool blues/rockish guitar playing, and some of the new 991's ancestors.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The all new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 in Amman

Yes! As most of you guys have noticed, we did have a brand new White Lamborghini Aventador at the Nuqul Lamborghini Amman dealership. It was brought here not a long time ago and was displayed at the dealership, And we couldn't help but go to check it out!

As this car is 1 out of 4000, and being the successor of the LP640 Murcielago. The Aventador was named after a legendary bull the "Aventador", to connect the brand with the world of Spanish bull fighting.

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