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McLaren MP4-12C receives more power and a raft of detail improvements

Twenty-five brake horse power doesn’t sound like much of an improvement, and at first glance it makes little or no difference to the McLaren MP4-12C’s performance figures, but there’s one increment that tells the story about where that extra performance has been tucked away – 0-186 mph, which is now 1 second faster than before.

VIDEO: McLaren’s new Abu Dhabi showroom is full of eastern promise

Exotic, delicious, full of eastern promise.. That was the tag line used in the 1960’s advert for Fry’s Turkish Delight, and perhaps that’s what McLaren’s new Regional Director for Middle East and Africa – Mark Harrison – had in mind when commissioning the car maker’s latest short film.

New 911 GT3 RSR comes out fighting for the 2012 race season

The RSR has long been ‘The Daddy’ of all Porsche’s racing models and at one time was the GT sportscar to have for any self-respecting race team, but in recent years the competition has become tougher with the Corvette ZR1, Ferrari F458 Italia and BMW M3 GT all taking their share of the winner’s garlands.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster: The Gullwing becomes a Hot Rod

I must admit I’ve never been a fan of the gullwing doors on the SLS AMG, they add complexity where it really wasn’t needed and distract from the SLS AMG’s virtues as a driving machine. The New SLS AMG Roadster, that Mercedes officially revealed this morning, returns to a more purist design with the added bonus of releasing more of the AMG 6.3-litre V8’s wonderful sound for the enjoyment of its driver and passenger.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster undergoes final testing

Like me, it probably hadn’t occurred to you that in order for Mercedes to create a roadster version of its popular SLS AMG, it would need to lose the gullwing doors. Okay, it sounds obvious now that I’ve said it, but it still seemed something of a surprise to hear Mercedes announcing as a revelation that the SLS AMG Roadster had proven to be stable even without the gullwings.

BMW Motorsport claims a one-two finish at the Nürburgring

BMW Motorsport claimed victory in today’s season opening VLN race at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, finishing first and second overall. Jörg Müller, Augusto Farfus and Uwe Alzen drove the winning no.42 BMW M3 GT, whilst Dirk Müller, Dirk Werner and Andy Priaulx brought the no.43 car home second, 51 seconds behind its sister car after four hours of running.