With Ken Block and Abdo Feghali
Meeting Ken Block and the unveiling of Ford’s all-new GT supercar at the Dubai Motor Show were the highlight of my trip to Dubai earlier this month. It was my first time at the Dubai Motor Show and I would definitely come back a second time. The whole experience with Ford & Lincoln was great, the events were pretty awesome and well-organized, the team was very helpful and the Dubai Motor Show has all the cool and newest cars you could think of.
Going back to meeting Block, I’m a big fan of Ken Block’s Gymkhanas as they keep getting better and better. In the most recent one, Block was driving a monstrous 845 HP All-wheel drive 1965 Ford Mustang in the streets of Los Angeles and the video was insane! I’m hoping that I will go for a drift with him one day or experience how a Gymkhana is being filmed. He’s a cool and down to earth guy by the way.
I met Block briefly before the reveal of Ford’s all-new GT supercar which was one of the most anticipated cars at the 2015 Dubai Motor Show. The super-car is powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 with up to 700 HP. Ford is planning to take the GT to next year’s Le Mans race to mark the 50th anniversary of Ford GT race cars placing 1-2-3 at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, and they’re hoping to dominate the sport just like they did in the late 1960s.
Here’s a list of my favorite cars from the 2015 Dubai Motor Show, starting with the Ford GT of course!
The Fenyr Supersport is W Motor’s second supercar and it looks really promising. I’m eager to see it perform on a track.
James Bond’s Aston Martin DB10
Ferrari 488 GTB & 488 Spider
I think it will take me some time to recover from the LaFerrari ride.
Mercedes Brabus Cars
As if the normal S-Class 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 621hp is not enough, meet the Brabus Rocket 900 Desert Gold Edition, an even more powerful S-Class that debuted at the motor show this year. The G-class is still my favorite though.
Look at these beautiful machines!
Lamborghini Huracan Spider
The Huracan looks awesome without a top but my favorite is still the Aventador.
Ford F150 truck
I love trucks and I don’t mind driving one to work every day. In fact, I think that’s the best thing to drive in Lebanon especially with everyone cutting you off lol!
There were other cars that were being unveiled at the motor show this year, including the Bentley Bentayga which is ugly to be honest, the Infiniti Q80 concept car, the Jaguar C-X75 which was featured in the latest Bond movie, the new Range Rover SV Autobiography and the all new powerful and serene Lincoln new Continental concept.
Aside from road cars, Mercedes were displaying their winning F1 car at the stand. I spent like 20 minutes exploring this beautiful piece of machinery especially that it was the first time I stand this close to an F1 car.