Range Rover Classic Off-Roading through the snow


Image Credit: Lebanon

Make : Land Rover
Model : Range Rover
Year : 1992

Owner : Alain Chahine
Country : Lebanon

Engine & Performance

  • At Stock: 3.9L
  • Engine Modifications: 4.6L
  • Differential: ARB Front and Rear Air Lockers
  • Ashcroft 4.7 Ring and Pinions
  • Ashcroft CV and Shafts


  • Suspension: Terrafirma Suspension 

Wheels and Tires

  • Wheels: BeadLock 10”
  • Tires: 36” Irok


  • Front and Rear Reinforced Bumpers
  • Roof Racks
  • 13000 Lb Electric Winch


Classic Cars

1993 Ferrari 512TR, The Red Head


Make : Ferrari
Model : 512 TR
Year : 1993

Owner : Nostalgia Classic Cars
Country : United Arab Emirates

Ferrari have always been the main player in the Super Car Market. The Italian manufacturer will never settle for 2nd place when it comes to super-fast and super luxury vehicles. In 1990, Lamborghini, the Italian bull, introduced the new Lamborghini Diablo, an evolution in the world of Super Cars. The Stallion reacted with a completely new vehicle considered to be the masterpiece of the 90’s Super Cars era, the Ferrari 512 TR.

The 512 TR was introduced at the 1992 Los Angeles Auto Show and was an evolution of the Testarossa. The 512TR was a whole new car, with a bigger engine, a new air intake system, an updated gearbox, four-wheel independent suspension with unequal length wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bars, four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes, and a Bosch management system. The interior was upgraded as well to reflect more comfort and control for the driver’s cockpit, and the exterior was to die for.

What’s more significant is actually the name of this chef-d’oeuvre “512 TR”, which stands for 5-Liter engine capacity with a V12-Cylinder capable of producing 430 HP @ 6750 RPM and 490 Nm @ 5500 RPM reaching a top speed of 306 Km/h and an acceleration of 4.9 sec from 0-100 Km/h.

As for the TR, it is after all a Testarossa. The Testarossa name paid homage to the famous World Sports Car Champion, 1957 Ferrari 250 Testarossa sports racing car. Testarossa, which literally means “red head” in Italian, refers to the red-painted cam covers for the 12-cylinder engines.

Finally, the Ferrari’s 512 TR has proven to be an icon of the early 1990s, with distinct roots in the 50’s and 60’s Testarossa. However, its upgrades set it apart from its predecessor. The Ferrari 512 TR and M are considered to be the last normal production of the Ferrari flat-twelve mid-engine.


Automotive news In the News



Jaguar Classic is re-starting production of the iconic D-type race car in Coventry, 62 years after the last example was built in 1956. The first Jaguar D-type to be assembled by Jaguar Classic, an engineering prototype, will make its world debut at the Salon Retromobile show in Paris this week.

Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be meticulously hand-built at Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Warwickshire. In 1955 Jaguar planned to build 100 D-types. With only 75 completed, Jaguar Classic is now fulfilling the company’s original ambition by creating 25 all-new, period-correct sports cars.

The D-type, which won the Le Mans 24 Hours race three times between 1955 and 1957, was powered by the six-cylinder XK engine. Every aspect of the D-types built for clients from 2018 will be created to authentic, original specification.


Tim Hannig, Jaguar Land Rover Classic Director, said: “The Jaguar D-type is one of the most iconic and beautiful competition cars of all time, with an outstanding record in the world’s toughest motor races. And it’s just as spectacular today.

“The opportunity to continue the D-type’s success story, by completing its planned production run in Coventry, is one of those once-in-a-lifetime projects that our world-class experts at Jaguar Land Rover Classic are proud to fulfil.”


The D-type is the third continuation vehicle from Jaguar Classic, complementing the six missing Lightweight E-types completed in 2014-15 and nine XKSSs built in 2017-18.

Jaguar Classic experts’ painstaking research, with exclusive access to original Jaguar engineering drawings and records, ensures each new D-type will be built to the authentic specifications laid down by competitions manager Lofty England and his engineers in the 1950s. D-type clients can choose either 1955-specification Shortnose or 1956-spec Longnose bodywork.

The engineering prototype is the 1956 Longnose specification, identifiable by its extended bonnet, characteristic tail fin behind the driver’s head, wide-angle cylinder head and quick-change brake calipers.

Kev Riches, Jaguar Classic Engineering Manager, said: “Recreating the nine D-type-derived XKSSs was hugely satisfying, and an even bigger technical challenge than the six missing Lightweight E-types, but lessons learned from the XKSS project have given us a head start on the final 25 D-types. Each one will be absolutely correct, down to the very last detail, just as Jaguar’s Competitions Department intended.”



Muscle Cars

1967 Pontiac GTO “The Goat”


Photos By K8 Car Photography

Make : Pontiac
Model : GTO
Year : 1967

Owner : Mazen Nasr Eldine
Country : Lebanon
Member of : Mafia Car Club

Winner of the Best American Retro Muscle Car at Lebanon Motorsport and Tuning Show 2016

The Pontiac GTO is an automobile that was built by Pontiac in generations from 1964 to 1974 model years, and re-appeared again from 2004-2006 by GM’s subsidiary Holden in Australia.

For the 1964 and 1965 model years, the GTO was an optional package. The GTO became its own model from 1966 to 1971. It became an option package again for the 1972 and 1973 intermediate Le Mans.

The Goat as Muscle car fans like to call it, marked the debuted of the Muscle Cars Era in USA in 1964 despite the fact that several fast V8 vehicles were built by other manufacturer since the 1930’s however the GTO had a new distinguished character defining what muscle cars stand for: “attitude” — a bigger V8, hood scoops (phony ones), the rumble of dual exhausts, a Hurst shifter, racy trim and so much more.

To give you a piece of history why it was called “The Goat”, it all starts with the acronym GTO, which stands for Gran Turismo Omologato. The GTO naming was taken from the Ferrari 250 GTO.

The meaning of the letters GTO denotes that this car is eligible to be entered in races like the LeMans and stock car races. This translation leaves little doubt that the Pontiac GTO was created with racing in mind. Surprisingly, the GTO was the idea of a GM advertising agency executive and John DeLorean, one time Pontiac chief engineer and later an automaker himself.

Afterwards and since the Americans have a history of shortening the names of cars with multiple syllables, this likely has influenced the nickname of this Pontiac brand and so the name “Goat” was born. “The Goat” is catchy, easy to remember and was essentially born out of convenience.

The 1967 GTO was built in three different models. There was the 2-door coupe, the two-door hardtop and the 2-door convertible.


  • Big Block Chevy 454 Ci (7.4L) Engine Swap


  • 2.5” Exhaust Pipe


  • Black Paint


  • Original Black Interior

Suspension and Brakes

  • Front and Rear 2” Lowered Springs
  • 4-piston 11” Disc Brakes


  • 19 x 9.5 Rear
  • 19 x 8 Front


Muscle Cars

1969 Dodge Charger R/T


Make : Dodge
Model : Charger R/T
Year : 1969

Owner : Nostalgia Classic Cars
Country : United Arab Emirates

First launched in 1966, the Dodge Charger was an instant hit. With the rise of the Muscle Cars’ Era, Dodge ventured into creating a muscle car based on the Coronet and staffed it with rich interior and plenty of power. Mopar fans rushed with enthusiasm to purchase the new Charger.

The second generation produced from 1968 – 1970 was an even greater success. Dodge with a radical departure from the 1966 Charger created the 1968 full-sized sports car ready to tear the tarmac.

In 1969, the Charger still used the same body as the previous year, but the 1969 version received a divided grille and new taillights.

The Charger’s wheelbase remained at 117 inches; its overall length was 208 inches, its width was 76.6 inches, and its height was 53.2 inches.

The base Chargers had the 225-cid slant-six and the 318-cid V-8 as standard engines. The Charger R/T had the 440-cid V-8 as its standard engine. In addition to the Charger SE, which was a mix of sport and luxury, it had all of the standard Charger features plus leather and vinyl bucket seats, simulated woodgrain steering wheel, deep-dish wheel covers, hood-mounted turn signal indicators, simulated woodgrain instrument panel, and the light group option.


DODGE CHARGER R/T Engine types

These were the everyday engines, the engines people ordered if economy outweighed performance. They all took regular fuel, had a single snorkel air cleaner, and a single tailpipe.

225 Six 318 V8 383 V8
Carburetor 1-bbl. 2-bbl. 2-bbl.
Compression 8.4:1 8.8:1 8.7:1
Gross horsepower 145 @ 4000 230 @ 4400 290 @ 4400
Torque (lbs-ft.) @ rpm 215 @ 2400 320 @ 2000 390 @ 2800


These were the engines for performance buyers. All had dual tailpipes and took premium fuel. The 340, 440 Six-Pack, and 426 Hemi had unsilenced air cleaners; the 383 and 440 Magnum had dual-snorkel air cleaners.


340 V8 383 V8 383 Magnum 440 Magnum 440 SixPack 426 Hemi
Carburetor 4-bbl. 4-bbl. 4-bbl. 4-bbl. 3x 2-bbl. 2x 4-bbl.
Compression 8.8:1 9.5:1 9.5:1 9.7:1 10.5:1 10.25:1
Gross hp 275@5000 rpm 330@5000 rpm 335@5200 rpm 375@4600 rpm 390@4600 rpm 425@5000 rpm
Pound-feet 340@3200 rpm 425@3200 rpm 425@3400 rpm 480@3200 rpm 490@3200 rpm 490@4000 rpm