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Old 13th May 2015, 13:25   #16
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Spot on PR. ET Panache is what most current and prospective owners of Porsche are reading. This certainly will impact Porsche India's image.
I already know of one friend who is currently looking out for new wheels has read this article today and told me he is taking the Panemera out of his list.

However, what I find most surprising is why Poonawala would keep such an expensive car on third party insurance! This could work against him as Porsche India can use it as arm twisting since it is only them that can compensate him and no share will be borne by any insurance company.
That and also add the fact that the SUV is a 2011 model. Unless he extended his warranty, it must have expired last year. So, basically other than finding out the cause of the fire, Porsche India are under no obligation to reimburse him.

The course of action taken by Porsche will be interesting to see.
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That and also add the fact that the SUV is a 2011 model. Unless he extended his warranty, it must have expired last year. So, basically other than finding out the cause of the fire, Porsche India are under no obligation to reimburse him.

The course of action taken by Porsche will be interesting to see.
Warranty or no warranty, a car burning up into flames is reason enough for Porsche to take responsibility on humanitarian grounds for making a cars that has endangered someones life.

Frankly, Porsche India should have taken immediate action as Audi did with the R8 burning to flames few years ago on the sealink. I believe the owner was promptly handed over keys to an A8. Timing is key in crisis management.

In other news, I believe Porsche has got the 918 down for a tour of all dealerships in India. I believe the car has landed in Delhi few days ago. The timing of this bad PR is perhaps killing the excitement around them showcasing the 918 as every media person will have the same question to ask- Will this blow up too!?
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One feature in TOI and NDTV sort of mainline news channels will make Porsche Headquarters in Germany shiver.
Also featured in today's Mumbai Mirror.

http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/A...13052015002017
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Mod Note: With an increasing number of imports catching fire, have created a dedicated new thread to discuss the same.
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What is the primary reason for these Porsche's to go up in flames, I am sure a renowned owner like Porsche would have stringent Quality Controls in place before a vehicle is handed over to customer, What is different which is happening to the vehicles in India?

Handing over a new car to the customer whose car burnt up in flames is not the only way a Car Manufacturer would like to close the case at their end, it just ensure a compensation to the existing customer but what about the overall image of the associated brand. Case in point we still remember an Audi R8 burnt up in flames even though whatever was done to curb the customer loss.

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Wonder if the recall took place in India.

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Porsche is recalling 24 cars in Canada because an incorrectly manufactured part in their turbochargers could cause a loss of power, or start a fire.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo SUVs and Panamera Turbo S sedans from model year 2012 are affected, as are Panamera Turbos from model years 2011 and 2012.
http://www.autofocus.ca/news-events/...urbo-fire-risk

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What is with the VW/Porsche/Audi/Skoda brand..... we used to hear rear engined VW beetles and micro buses catching fire, I also know of a friends late 60-early70 Skoda rear engine catching fire in Bombay years ago, Them the infamous R8 which went up in flames at the sea link during the super car run..... Ironical that i was riding in YPZ's Phantom with a friend when this happened just a few cars in from of us. Then another Audi SUV which burnt crisp and now this Cayenne. Im wondering if theres a pattern... not to mention the several Nanos that also suffered the same fate.

Im getting a fire extinguisher for my Cayenne, though its just a V6 :P

Scarey stuff this is.
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Singhania's rant against Porsche India on Twitter.
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Below link from today's Mumbai Mirror. Was the Cayenne Turbo a second hand one?
http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/A...27052015002018
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Another supercar caught fire this morning. RIP Gallardo.

Saw these couple of pics in Facebook. Any idea how this happened? Are the driver and co-passenger safe?

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Another supercar caught fire this morning. RIP Gallardo.

Saw these couple of pics in Facebook. Any idea how this happened? Are the driver and co-passenger safe?

Source: Supercars in India

Woah!
What city did this happen in?
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That looks like Delhi. Zoom in and you can see the DL1PC on the bus.

Pardon me for saying this, but a lot of the supercar owners in Delhi have the habit of revving the nuts off their cars and the Gallardo is particularly famous for having an affinity for fire. I sincerely hope that that wasn't the case here, the car had insurance and everyone concerned was safe.

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Got this on what's app today morning


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NDTV reporting that the incident happened at South Delhi's Badarpur area.
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NDTV reporting that the incident happened at South Delhi's Badarpur area.

Just read that. Here's another picture from them. Anymore updates on the incident?
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Found a video on youtube of this incident. What a dreadful sight!

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