I overheard from some friends a few months ago that Alghanim Motors will acquire Honda but I wasn’t sure until I saw an official announcement from Alghanim Motors confirming the rumor on AlRai Paper today. Alghanim Motors states that they are now the exclusive dealer for Honda in Kuwait starting on 16th March 2013 and that they will also launch Honda Acura for the first time in Kuwait.
I’m now wondering what happened to previous dealer (Al Mutawa & Al Kazi Group) that made Honda decide to have it changed, but this isn’t the first time because I recall similar story with other car makers changing their dealers in Kuwait. Personally what really matters to me is that the new dealer offers better prices and better after sale services for consumers, right?
Several weeks ago I posted about how annoying it is when some jerks abuse parking spaces but when MP (A Member of Parliament) breaks the simplest traffic rules then we have a serious issue. A Mercedes-Benz that belongs to a Member of Kuwait Parliament was spotted parking wrongly at Council of Ministries complex in Kuwait city, they say the MP ignored the security man and insisted to park in that spot. I thought MPs have sworn to abide by the law.
Apparently there are only 918 Spyders worldwide – Porsche Turbo Spyders that is!
With its launch of the 918 Spyder Prototype, Porsche Centre has raised the bar for a viewing of a special kind. There are 918 numbered cars worldwide as the 918 Spyder is extremely rare. It is the company’s interpretation of the super sports car of tomorrow and the world’s first hybrid super race car.
This “phenomena,” as I like to call it, can go from zero to 100 km/h in less than three seconds, reaching a top speed of over 325 km/h, and a purely electric top speed of over 150 km/h.
Due to its newly designed 4.6-litre V8 engine which is accompanied by two permanently energized electric motors on both front and rear axles; the total power output is over 795 hp, enabling extremely fast gear changes for high performance, comfort and efficiency.
As for the design, I found it pretty standard and nothing extra special for a car with such great specifications.
What caught my attention the most was the dynamically rising centre console with touchscreen on which you can physically get access to basically anything your mind desires.
The Porsche 918 Spyder is ready to order if anyone is interested in owning one of these beauties!
I never knew that we have a drifting club in Kuwait, a friend of mine was talking today about a weekly drifting event on the 7th Ring Road near the Gas Station where many rookie and skilled drifters from all over Kuwait come to enjoy drifting in a large open area that was assigned specifically for this purpose. The great news is that this drifting event is legal and safe because they have got the necessary permissions from the ministry and there are firefighters and ambulance at the site plus participants must put on a safety helmet, nice.
What’s more interesting is that there are supercars worth more than KD100,000 drifting too, I was checking the photos and spotted Lamborghini’s, Porsche GT, Mercedes-Benz SLR, Porsche Turbo (see above), that must be the most expensive drifting on earth! I simply can’t imagine how they don’t feel guilty drifting in these super expensive luxury supercars but I suspect they got the money to burn and I guess the crowd love to see million dinar drifting. It’s about time to have such legal and safe drifting events organized in Kuwait by an independent and recognized club.
My friend says they started this drifting event about a month ago and that they gather every Saturday at around 1:00 pm at the same location on 7th Ring Road to enjoy drifting and that there are special platforms for spectators. Kuwait Drift Club is a subsidiary of Kuwait 1/4 Mile Club, I’m glad they finally gave drifters the attention they need, at least this will help with late night unsafe drifting that blocks Kuwait streets. I hope they get all the support and funding they need to have a dedicated club for drifting, I also wish they do the same for racers and build a racing truck in Kuwait just like all other developed countries.
Spotted this tiny car yesterday on Gulf Road near Marina Crescent, it was so tiny that the two persons inside barely fit in and even a Mini Cooper would look big in comparison. I suspect it’s a good solution for parking spaces and congestion but I wouldn’t dare to drive such a micro car, not in Kuwait. Would you?