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Old 30th December 2007, 04:31   #61
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If anybody wanted to race hatchbacks would'nt they just go for the swift instead? Its a Suzuki engine and would be much better than the TATA atleast
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I think its a smart move from tatas. im gonna try it out.
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If anybody wanted to race hatchbacks would'nt they just go for the swift instead? Its a Suzuki engine and would be much better than the TATA atleast
Seems you not well informed about how the racing scenario works ... Its no use prepping a Swift for racing in India as it ain't homologated as of now and nor does the company seem to show any interest in doing so . So a quick Swift may just be left racing around the neighborhood and not on track .

Tatas move may be due to a mix of two reasons ... One is that Mr. Anand who has prepared them made the top people at Tata feel that the time was right to launch the Indiaca petrol that they had worked on so hard a few years ago . And whoever drove the car at that point did feel that it had quiet a bit of oomph in it . The other thing is the acquisition of an F1 team by Mallya -- Tata may be expecting the Motorsport fever to catch on and they would wanna be ahead before others start riding it .

And with the finance option as part of the deal ... it looks pretty attractive an offer and Im sure that they shouldn't have trouble in selling the limited numbers that they come out with . Just hope the reliability ain't an issue !!
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Seems you not well informed about how the racing scenario works ... Its no use prepping a Swift for racing in India as it ain't homologated as of now and nor does the company seem to show any interest in doing so . So a quick Swift may just be left racing around the neighborhood and not on track .
I do know a little bit about the homologating thing but I didnt know swift was not.. If it was then people would have probably raced it..

I guess this is only the 3rd hatchback I'll see racing then.. But i dont get the point.. Lots of the WRC cars are hatchbacks so why dont people race them here? Is it the same homologation issue??

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I do know a little bit about the homologating thing but I didnt know swift was not.. If it was then people would have probably raced it..

I guess this is only the 3rd hatchback I'll see racing then.. But i dont get the point.. Lots of the WRC cars are hatchbacks so why dont people race them here? Is it the same homologation issue??
Even the latest advertisement for the Swift being aired on channels has them PROUDLY claim that the suspension is a ' rally suspension ' . Why they harp on it as a Rally Suspension has me confused and if they think it is based on Rallies why not get the car homologated ??? The men at the top in Marui seem to be in a confused state of affairs .

Don't compare WRC and INRC --- INRC has a long long way to go to even come close . To get there the corporates need to realise that Motorsports is a great advertising/publicity medium . Unfortunately companies think of motorsports as dangerous but then you can't blame them either as most of the Indians also think the same way .
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I think its a smart move from tatas. im gonna try it out.
Go, Gogi, GO!

If I were back home, I would too! It isnt every day that a manufacturer decides to sell race-ready cars. Just imagine what a sleeper this one would be if painted in regular Indica colours!
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Just imagine what a sleeper this one would be if painted in regular Indica colours!
Imagine having one in White with Black bumpers, call centre cab ishtyle!!
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Rest assured, no cab company will be nuts to buy a petrol indica They are out to make money not lose loads of it

On the contary they have alone with CNG fittments, 150 Cabs operated by HCL vendors in Noida..! More by other IT and BPO operations in Gurgaon,Noida.

Close to around 7000 XETA's in Private ownership in the last year, Indica XETA was launched in January 2006 with the 1.4 Engine and now is offered in 1.2 and 1.4 glx along with CNG fittment. ( NCR Delhi). Estimated as per TATA motors Office Gurgaon.

So Petrol has come of Age, much better than the Lsi days..But still lot of work to be done...should be taken care by the New V3 platform.

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I was'nt comparing WRC to INRC.. I know we are'nt even half way there yet

But what i was saying is that we could probably try racing the hatchbacks too if they were homologated and people took the initiative right?
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If you just want to race them on the track, you can. I don't think you need homologation. That's only required for the various INRC classes.
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Forget racing for a minute.

If its road legal, then we have India's hottest hot hatch to rip on the streets. I wonder if the Fiat boys have seen this.
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Very true.. Lots of them might even be raced on the streets coz races dont happen everyday.. Problem is they might run into trouble with the cops...
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I was'nt comparing WRC to INRC.. I know we are'nt even half way there yet
Only money is missing.Rest all is in place.
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this is great news... finally we can buy a race prepared Indian car of the self....
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Old 3rd January 2008, 22:46   #75
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Only money is missing.Rest all is in place.
No way man.. The amount of technology they have in their cars is just too much for us to match yet..
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