A new star in the skies of Aston Martin ‘Vanquish 2013’

Updated 22 November 2012
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A new star in the skies of Aston Martin ‘Vanquish 2013’

Aston Martin uncovered its new motorsport, "Vanquish 2013" Super GT, the result of a century of technological expertise combined with the best of British refinement and craftsmanship that has become the new benchmark in the world of the Grand Touring cars.
It has supplanted DBS, the company which stopped its line of production later this year.
Haji Husein Alireza & Co. Ltd., agent of Aston Martin in the Kingdom, and Mark Pocock, brand general manager, unveiled the new model at EXCS Luxury Motor Show in Jeddah. Ali Alireza, managing director of Haji Husein Alireza & Co. Ltd., said that the engineers and artisans at Aston Martin produced a new star and a distinctive mark in the world of grand touring cars.
"The new Vanquish 2013 holds the same unique name of the original model, the one that contributed to promoting the reputation of Aston Martin in the world of producing motorsports today," said Pocock.
The first production of this model was in 2002. Vanquish s was produced in 2005. But its production was halted in 2007.
Vanquish 2013 features the same personalized details that distinguished it the first time it was launched. The changes are not obvious, but it showcases the benefits of fine-leading technologies and Aston Marin's engineering platform. The value of the car rises with the additional specification that the customer demands.
In the core of the new Vanquish lies a new generation of V12 engines to increase the performance and suit the customized details.
The maximum power of the engine is (565 bhp). This has raised its power more than 10 percent. It was provided with a rear air pipe combined with a computerized engineering that gives the car the perfect balance at high speed.
The Vaquish 2013 includes many improvements to increase driving performance and control of the car, with a steering and brake system to present an excellent body system and a new generation of ceramic carbon brakes.
Much of the car body panels are made of carbon fibre combined together as one body of aluminum. The petrol engine is complete with modified speeds and natural air flow, 6 liters, and 6 speeds, from zero up to 100 in 4.1 seconds, to a maximum speed of 295k\h.
Its compartment was expanded to provide more space and give the passenger real comfort.
In addition, the car is equipped with a touch screen for its front.


All eyes on Salah as Egyptians await Champions League final

Updated 27 May 2018
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All eyes on Salah as Egyptians await Champions League final

CAIRO: An owner of a Cairo coffee shop supervised last-minute arrangements for Saturday’s European Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool, giving instructions to his employees as they lined up chairs and set up a bigger television set.
“Today is the big day for us. No match is more important than tonight’s, simply because Mohamed Salah is playing,” Mohamed Fathy, the owner of a cafe located in the affluent district of Maadi in southern Cairo, told Arab News.
Salah has enjoyed a record-breaking debut season with Liverpool and could cap a remarkable campaign by leading the Reds to the most-coveted European title as they face serial winners Real Madrid, who are eyeing a third successive triumph.
Nicknamed the Egyptian King, Salah has racked up a record 32 Premier League goals in a 38-game campaign and netted 10 Champions League goals to help Liverpool reach their first final since losing 2-1 to AC Milan in 2007.
He has become a national hero in Egypt, with his popularity hitting unprecedented heights. Saturday’s Champions League final is given more attention than any fixture for Cairo giants Ahly or Zamalek, who each have a huge fan base in the football-mad country.
“We raised our prices a bit because this is the probably the most important day of the football season. We expect to welcome the same number of people who came to the cafe when Egypt defeated Congo (last October) to reach the World Cup,” Fathy said.
Salah ‘gatherings’
Friends have been making plans for weeks to watch the game, choosing between a plenty of options as Cairo’s cafes and mega-malls gear up for the final.
Cairo Festival City, a mall in the upscale Fifth Settlement district, installed a huge screen for its visitors, creating a stadium-like atmosphere. Vodafone, Egypt’s leading mobile operator, launched a competition and invited customers to watch the match and have the pre-dawn Suhoormeal at Cairo’s upmarket Ritz-Carlton hotel.
Coffee shops in poorer areas also replaced their television sets with larger models, which were placed in the streets in order to accommodate as much people as possible.
Many friends are planning to come together in large gatherings at homes after the Ramadan iftar meal to watch Salah in action, but some have mixed emotions.
Spanish giants Real Madrid, the world’s most successful outfit, are popular in Egypt and favored by millions of Egyptians, who will be equally keen to see Salah lift the Champions League trophy in Kiev.
“I really don’t know who I should support now; my heart is split between Real Madrid, the club I have been supporting since I was child, and Salah who deserves to finish his season by winning such a prestigious title,” said Mahmoud Raheem, a 32-year-old fan.
But Liverpool and Salah still enjoy the unique support of their own fans. The club, England’s most successful in Europe, has an official fan club in Egypt, which includes thousands of supporters.
They plan to watch the game on a huge screen in Cairo’s Nasr City district, hoping Salah could play an instrumental role in giving them a title they have long sought.
“It will be difficult against Real because of their experience, but we still have deadly counter-attacking abilities that could help us a lot. Salah has had a great season and it would be great if he can finish the season by leading us to the trophy,” said Ahmed Maher, a 36-year-old Liverpool fan.
If Salah wins the Champions League, he will only become the second Arab to taste that glory after Algerian great Rabah Madjer, who was on target in Porto’s famous 2-1 comeback win over Bayern Munich in the 1987 European Cup final.