You can cruise in an Audi AS5-R in Dubai, but you can’t hoon

Our buddies over at GT Spirit were able to take the ABT Sportsline-tuned Audi AS5-R out for a run in Dubai recently. There’s not a whole lot going on because we didn’t actually see the car’s full exterior and because GT Spirit isn’t divulging further details surrounding their city excursion in Dubai on-board the AS5-R.

On a separate note, is it too far-fetched to say that the Middle East, particularly the Dubai-Abu Dhabi region, has become the exotic car capital of the world? It’s beginning to look like it. What it is not currently looking like is a place for morons to take their thrill-seeking personalities out for a spin on the public roads.

Remember thosetwo hooners that used the Sheik Zayed Road in Dubai as their own personal playground? Well, it looks like the local Dubai police weren’t exactly pleased with the antics of the two, arresting them and impounding the Nissan Patrol and Toyota pick-up that were used in their public display of hoonage. The two thrill-seekers are currently facing charges and could very well be facing three years in prison for their reckless - yet highly entertaining - stunt.

Note to everyone out there. Hooning isn’t exactly against the law provided you do it in the right setting. Race tracks are a good place to do it. Public highways? Not so much.


Source: GT Spirit

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  (714) posted on 05.25.2011

hmm.It’s a good thing that they implemented their law strictly. The place is very great, I want also to drive my car and do the need for speed!

  (409) posted on 05.25.2011

They have an awesome car but I think they should behave well to an unknown territory. Now, just look at what happened to them. They should be aware if they are disturbing peaceful spirit!

  (798) posted on 05.30.2010

I agree! You can’t drive irresponsibly in dubai..specially with this type of traffic. Police force and easily cath up with you.

  (815) posted on 05.27.2010

Impressive run by the audi AS5-R. I also thought that’s he’s going to race up with ferrari.

  (406) posted on 05.26.2010

Well, it wouldn’t be a boring movie if he had raced the ferrari even though he’s going to loose hehehe.

  (24) posted on 05.26.2010


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