Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > 4x4 & Off-Roading > 4x4 Excursions


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 21st June 2016, 12:28   #16
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Tejas@perioimpl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bombay
Posts: 3,947
Thanked: 4,765 Times
Default re: Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai

As you descend from the second ditch, there is a banked u-turn that leads straight to the next obstacle which is another side incline - but one that has been dug. This is in pairs, a +ve and a - ve incline. Meaning once the driver side is at a lower level and the other time the passenger side.

Exit from the deep ditch:

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5192.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5241.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5204.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5205.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5265.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5267.jpg

+ve side incline:


Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-gwva3621.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5116.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5117.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5118.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5128.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5133.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5177.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5182.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5193.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5194.jpg

-ve incline:

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5129.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5183.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5195.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5196.jpg

Last edited by Rehaan : 23rd June 2016 at 12:48.
Tejas@perioimpl is offline   (10) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 22nd June 2016, 12:43   #17
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Tejas@perioimpl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bombay
Posts: 3,947
Thanked: 4,765 Times
Default re: Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai

From here, the next obstacle is a very small patch of slush:

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5227.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5208.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5234.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5236.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5242.jpg
Tejas@perioimpl is offline   (10) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 22nd June 2016, 12:52   #18
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Tejas@perioimpl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bombay
Posts: 3,947
Thanked: 4,765 Times
Default re: Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai

The slush leads onto the last obstacle of the day, the axle twisters or articulation challenge:

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5130.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5131.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5132.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5179.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5181.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5184.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5197.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5198.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5199.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5237.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5245.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5246.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5281.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5383.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5390.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5395.jpg


That's the end of the track.

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5282.jpg

Cars loop around for another run for other drivers and once all are done driving, the cars head back in a convoy to the showroom. Here they get refreshments and a certificate from Porsche.

The cycle repeats till the end of the day.
Tejas@perioimpl is offline   (17) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 22nd June 2016, 13:02   #19
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Tejas@perioimpl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bombay
Posts: 3,947
Thanked: 4,765 Times
Default re: Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai

Miscellaneous snaps:

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5115.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5191.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5235.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5249.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5260.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5294.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5785-copy.jpg


There was photographer on the site who would click pics and immediately give a print in a frame to everyone. The car was securely positioned at the last obstacle and a few people got creative with their poses:

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5277.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5140.jpg
Tejas@perioimpl is offline   (9) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 22nd June 2016, 13:05   #20
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Tejas@perioimpl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bombay
Posts: 3,947
Thanked: 4,765 Times
Default re: Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai

Miscellaneous and noteworthy points:

- Superb food services laid out the showroom

- Very nice refreshment arrangements at the venue

- Wet wipes and water bottles in each car

- Exemplary arrangements overall - no penny pinching

A nice shot (screen grab from a video - we were doing drives for their video team to shoot):

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-screen-shot-20160613-7.10.25-pm.png

Last edited by Tejas@perioimpl : 22nd June 2016 at 13:13.
Tejas@perioimpl is offline   (12) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 22nd June 2016, 13:11   #21
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Tejas@perioimpl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bombay
Posts: 3,947
Thanked: 4,765 Times
Default re: Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai

After the event, the usual group and individual snaps follow:

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5368.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_5977-copy.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_7052-copy.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_7067-copy.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_7077-copy.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_7083-copy.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_7085-copy.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_7088-copy.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_7096-copy.jpg

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_7100-copy.jpg

Last edited by Tejas@perioimpl : 22nd June 2016 at 13:20.
Tejas@perioimpl is offline   (13) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 22nd June 2016, 13:19   #22
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Tejas@perioimpl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bombay
Posts: 3,947
Thanked: 4,765 Times
Default re: Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai

On a personal note:

When i first got the vehicle i was skeptical about how it would last the entire duration of the event and the numerous runs and abuse (during the build and event days).

I've seen enough youtube videos on the capabilities but always presumed that they won't show breakdowns).

However, i was pleasantly surprised that these cars took everything in stride, and how!

They are really capable and over engineered! I was really impressed.

In my opinion, the amount of abuse these cars went through in a week, would probably be a 2 year regular drive on the road.

PS: Porsche hasn't paid me that well to say this and nor would i say it for money. Integrity is more important.

Only issues we had were pebbles getting stuck between the brake pads and disk and causing an annoying sound. This was after passing the slush. A quick pressure wash sorted it out.

Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai-img_7029-copy.jpg


Thank you for taking time out to read this thread.

Last edited by Aditya : 23rd June 2016 at 13:12. Reason: As requested
Tejas@perioimpl is offline   (41) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd June 2016, 08:10   #23
Team-BHP Support
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 6,995
Thanked: 21,573 Times
Default re: Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai

Thread moved from the Assembly Line (The "Assembly Line" Forum section) to the 4x4 Excursions section. Thanks for sharing!

Last edited by Aditya : 23rd June 2016 at 11:35.
Aditya is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd June 2016, 09:30   #24
Team-BHP Support
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 11,725
Thanked: 9,030 Times
Default re: Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai

Tejas - an excellent review, well done

Proves that Porsches are more than a pretty face (Cayenne?)
ajmat is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd June 2016, 11:02   #25
Distinguished - BHPian
 
karan561's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,634
Thanked: 8,505 Times
Default Re: Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai

WOW ! Its a great sight to see the Cayenne & Macan in these conditions.

Well done Tejas

From the pics it definitely seems the cars did pretty well.

BUT my question to you is , WHAT IF IT RAINED ? And the entire track would've become SLUSHY. How would that have impacted the cars performance ? Still the cars would have made through ?

Specially with the highway performance tyres ?

Last edited by karan561 : 23rd June 2016 at 11:04.
karan561 is online now   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd June 2016, 11:11   #26
BHPian
 
nerd1200's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Namma Bengaluru
Posts: 131
Thanked: 164 Times
Default Re: Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai

Amazing information Tejas, Great job & Congratulations!

I did see the media drives on Youtube (below) but this was a great perspective - "behind the scenes"!

Autocar India's Media Drive:



Powerdrifts Media Drive:

nerd1200 is online now   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd June 2016, 11:11   #27
Senior - BHPian
 
Ace F355's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Delhi NCR
Posts: 1,141
Thanked: 1,408 Times
Default Re: Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai

Wonderful organization and event planning despite Mr. Murphy kicking in every once in a while. Kudo to you and your team, Tejas.

Same query on slush performance as Karan here. I am simply drooling just to imagine if it would have rained, how much (more) fun it would have been?

Wish you guys plan something like this in Delhi NCR, would love to take part in such event. Cheers and thanks for sharing the experience with us.
Ace F355 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd June 2016, 11:27   #28
Senior - BHPian
 
sourabhzen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: GURGAON
Posts: 1,514
Thanked: 1,255 Times
Default Re: Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai

Thank you Tejas for this wonderful write-up. The pictures are really great, particularly the one where number 5 car is coming out from +ve incline against the backdrop of sunset and lights.
sourabhzen is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd June 2016, 17:59   #29
BHPian
 
PapaBravo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: KOL-DEL-LKO
Posts: 376
Thanked: 1,166 Times
Default Re: Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai

Great Job Tejas. We can only imagine how much planning goes into making a track like this. One question - Do you return the land in as is condition, I mean do you flatten up everything before giving back the land ?

Regards,

Pawan
PapaBravo is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd June 2016, 20:04   #30
Senior - BHPian
 
tanwaramit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Dilwalon ki Dilli
Posts: 1,888
Thanked: 330 Times
Default Re: Porsche Offroad Experience Drive @ Mumbai

Fantastic work. I was thinking of the videos from the drive and there we have it here. Awesome. Some cars where braked quite well before the double cone mark. I could see the braking quite well.

Do you think the pit could also have had some slush ? Like rain water on Mumbai roads during monsoon.
tanwaramit is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pune Offroad Experience: Motorcycle Trail near Panshet Dam Meccanico Motorbikes 16 25th May 2016 17:45
Mumbai's Offroad Junkie goes international! Builds offroad track for Mercedes, Hong Kong GTO 4x4 Excursions 12 24th December 2015 14:01
Mahindra 'Live Young, Live Free' Offroad Drive. Chennai on 28th June 2014 ex670c 4x4 Excursions 6 27th August 2014 15:24
Pictures: Pioneer Offroad Drive 2012 swastikviji 4x4 Excursions 4 4th October 2012 12:55


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 21:06.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks