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Old 24th February 2006, 13:00   #1
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Well it wasn't exactly a race but was a real nice experience or me yesterday while returning home from office. There's this 12 km stretch of 3 lane 'expressway' which is more or less smooth .. although a far cry from the golden quadrilateral concrete roads.

Yesterday evening 7:30pm when I was entering the road, there was this Tucson in front. I was admiring it's looks .. looks quite good from the rear. It was being driven quite zestfully. Now I generally step on the throttle a bit on this stretch and hence tried getting past it. Shifted to the middle lane (it was on the right), and lo there was this huge dark blue thing in front of it. Almost dwarfing the Tucson and as I was accelerating, it took off like a bullet !

My first instinct was Cayenne !!! But there was an external mounted 10 spoke spare wheel at the rear, hence couldn't read the name. Now it got to me. I HAD to identify it 100%. Told wifey to hang on and I stepped on it. 120kmph and he was still pulling away, 1/2 km ahead. There are 2 90 degree turns on this road. At the first turn I was still around 1/2 km behind. Realised that the Tucson as well as an Alto had started chasing the Porsche.

After the turn I think I hit 5000rpm + (was busy looking ahead to keep it's tail lamps in sight). Glanced down once to note 140+kmph in 4th. I was slowly closing the gap. Kept it in 4th. Did not shift to 5th. Tucson and Alto were now nowhere in the picture. Took the second turn 100mts behind the behemoth. It was in the middle lane. I floored in on the right lane and crossed it .. glanced at the rear view .. beautiful bi-xenons and that unmistakable snarling face. Had noticed the quadruple exhausts earlier. Identity confirmed. Porsche Cayenne Turbo (not sure if it was the S) .. but at least 450BHP , 0 to 100 in 5.6s !!

Maintained 130kmph till the end of the expressway and let it pass (magnanimous me )
Average 130kmph for 7 to 8 minutes. Hair raising driving for me .. a stroll in the park for him !

Wifey was adamant ... she still maintains .. bottomline, we beat a Cayenne !
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sweeeeeeeet, i'd like to get my hands on that baby
but y mount spare wheel on back??? id prefer the stock looks
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Old 24th February 2006, 13:22   #3
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sweeeeeeeet, i'd like to get my hands on that baby but y mount spare wheel on back??? id prefer the stock looks

It actually looks quite butch. Since the wheel is exposed.
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Whoa! So we do have Porsches in Kolkata, eh! Somehow I never saw one and also kind of never manage to picture one on those roads!
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Whoa! So we do have Porsches in Kolkata, eh! Somehow I never saw one and also kind of never manage to picture one on those roads!
The roads are improving .. slooowly ..
I've recently spotted a MB CLS and a bangled 7 series.
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but y mount spare wheel on back??? id prefer the stock looks
Actually, the TUrbo and the Turbo S come with the spare mounted on the Back as factory options and the 'stock' cayenne comes with the wheel mounted underbody.

@shuvc
THat was one hellof an experience dude. BTW- 91 BHP- is that an Ikon 1.6 that u drive?
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BTW- 91 BHP- is that an Ikon 1.6 that u drive?
Nope ... the new BSIII Baleno VXi
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Lucky guy, a wife who likes speed.

I always wondered if it was just turbo badging along with the spare wheel.
How many of them would see value in a turbo-cayenne in India??
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Nope ... the new BSIII Baleno VXi
I thought that was 94 bhp? guess I was wrong- or is that for the BSII version
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Lucky guy, a wife who likes speed.
She's kinda resigned to her fate ! Actually Baleno on a expressway at 140 is quite a sedate experience for her compared to the 80-100kmph pillion rides through Kolkata roads on my Shogun, during our courtship days

@himanshu .. yes, something has happened due to BSIII .. the official number is 91 now.
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Nice experience...!!!!!
Agree with nitrous....U are a lucky guy....

When i even touch a speed of 80kph on a highway my dad is in a position to step on the brakes from the co-driver seat...n mom as always advising me to go slow even when i'm doing 20kph...
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Completely off topic ...
The other day my mom-in-law was in the front passenger seat and I briefly touched 120 on the same stretch of road. She was blissfully unaware. When she got to know later she was

There should be a switch to disable the speedo ... !

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Average 130kmph for 7 to 8 minutes. Hair raising driving for me .. a stroll in the park for him !
Thats the difference between 91bhp and having450 bhp

Should have been quite an experience.
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There should be a switch to disable the speedo ... !
Nahhh...!!! some other alternative....I cant drive without it...
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Some car and driving skills u got there to keep up with a Porsche Cayenne Turbo!!!!
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