Dumped In Dubai: The Luxury High Performance Cars Left Abandoned By British Expats Who Fear Being Jailed Because Of Debts


The percentage of engines with gasoline direct injection (GDI) also increased during the report’s sample period. GDI injects fuel directly into the combustion chamber under high pressure using injectors to control precise fuel delivery for optimum combustion and efficiency. This technology was used in 2.3 percent of vehicles in 2008 and then roughly doubled for the next two years, going to 4.2 percent in 2009 and 8.5 percent in 2010. Perhaps the best-known way to improve a vehicle’s performance, turbocharging, is actually the least common feature for a vehicle in the report. Turbocharging uses a vehicle’s exhaust gases to spin a small turbine, which in turn drives a compressor wheel to pump additional air into the intake manifold.
Full Article: http://autos.aol.com/article/every-car-is-now-a-performance-car/

An average of 2,500 people left the United Arab Emirates every month last year because of unpaid debts. This includes 8 per cent of the expat population. Writing a cheque which bounces is a criminal offence and there are no clear bankruptcy laws. This means that banks can be inflexible and unclear on repayments of loans.
Full Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2194633/Luxury-high-performance-cars-left-abandoned-British-expats-fear-jailed-debts.html

Sign of the times: Thousands of high-performance cars have been left abandoned at Dubai airport by expats who fear being jailed because they are in debt. This is a Ferrari Enzo worth £1million

According to Aaron Link, the Camaros lead development engineer, the testing typically happens in sessions lasting up to four hours per day. A team of about 10 drivers, including Corvette Racing Team veterans Ron Fellows and Johnny OConnell, as well as Linkwho has the fastest lap time for the Camaro around both Virginia International Raceway and the Nurburgrings Nordschleife aggressively exercise the test mule. Once a driver sets a target hot lap, the goal is for all of them to stay within 2 percent of that time, to keep the car pushing as hard as possible. The drivers take stints of one fuel tank each (30 to 45 minutes, depending on the car). In the parking lot, the team checks fluids, brakes, and tires before a new driver takes over.
Full Article: http://blog.caranddriver.com/how-the-24-hours-of-gm-chases-the-bugs-out-of-gms-performance-cars/

How the “24 Hours of GM” Chases the Bugs Out of GM’s Performance Cars

“Until now, drivers of models such as Porsche 911 Turbos and Ferrari 430s have had limited options for extended warranty cover after the initial manufacturer protection has expired”, said Warranty Direct. The company says the cover applies to vehicles across a diverse range from the Honda Civic Type R to the Rolls Royce Phantom. Underwritten by specialist Lloyds insurer, Jubilee Insurance, Warranty Direct’s mechanical breakdown cover is available on four levels MajorCare, SecureCare, ExtraCare and LuxuryCare.
Full Article: http://uk.cars.yahoo.com/news/performance-car-cover-warranty-direct-100600187.html


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