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Students show off their glitzy cars

Gulf News -- The car park of the American University in the Emirates (AUE) was transformed into something resembling the set of popular television programme Top Gear last week for its second annual car show.

With a display of over 60 cars showing a visual documentation of the motor industry, students stood tall by their prized possessions. Ali Ebrahim Lootah garnered the most interest for his entry called The Spaceship, which is a futuristic hybrid car built in the UAE at the Lootah Technical Centre.

"The research and development on this car cost around Dh500,000," he said. "It's got a hybrid engine [petrol and electrical] and work on it took up to a year."


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Submitted Feb 19, 2012 By: ziyulu
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blupupher
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So thats where our oil money goes.
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Awesome.
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No gas worries.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 12:03:22 PM

Interesting. At least one is a hybrid.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:38:11 AM

That would be fun!
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:13:00 AM

must be nice to have money to play with...
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GREAT
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 7:35:52 AM

"Ali Ebrahim LOOTAH garnered the most interest for his entry called The Spaceship, which is a futuristic hybrid car built in the UAE at the LOOTAH Technical Centre."

Yep, a completely fair contest there.
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Great...yet completely "U~I...Useless Information"
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 12:24:35 AM

Fascinating!
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 12:19:27 AM

They have cheap fuel prices, around $0.21 / Gallon. I would have fancy cars too if the prices in the US were similar.
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