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Old 27th April 2012, 12:15   #6706
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Had a chat with the owner,he drove the car to trivandrum via MC road

"With great power comes great responsibility"

Said he dropped drive to Munnar as car being brand new and he felt uncomfortable adjusting to dimensions and power after driving sometime .Said he would do a Munnar drive once he has tamed the beast

Sadly this car is also going to be PY registered
Sounds reasonable. I mean the only other person I know who literally uses his supercar as an everyday car is the yellow Lamborghini Murcilago LP 640, even way more powerful and delicate than the R8. Hats off to him.
And this R8, is it manual transmission or the R Tronic one? I believe he painted the roof and the blades with matt black paint? Carbon fiber finish would have been simply outstanding!
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Maserati in Kottayam on 3 month visit. News link here
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^^Who is the guy in picture? Is he the owner?

Any connection to Indian cricket? I was hoping to find the details in the link but as Its in regional language.
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Old 27th April 2012, 12:37   #6709
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Sadly this car is also going to be PY registered
Yes, PY-**-**-5.
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And this R8, is it manual transmission or the R Tronic one?
Its R-Tronic.
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Old 27th April 2012, 12:39   #6710
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Sounds reasonable. I mean the only other person I know who literally uses his supercar as an everyday car is the yellow Lamborghini Murcilago LP 640, even way more powerful and delicate than the R8. Hats off to him.
And this R8, is it manual transmission or the R Tronic one? I believe he painted the roof and the blades with matt black paint? Carbon fiber finish would have been simply outstanding!
No its not a manual tranny , its R tronic

Roof and blades are not matt black its having carbon fibre finish and v10 alloys were imported from dubai , almost half the cost quoted by Audi dealer
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Old 27th April 2012, 12:49   #6711
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No its not a manual tranny , its R tronic

Roof and blades are not matt black its having carbon fibre finish and v10 alloys were imported from dubai , almost half the cost quoted by Audi dealer
Oh ok. Did not notice the 'weave' of the carbon fiber finish. Oh well, then it's simply excellent. I was wondering what was the price of those gorgeous alloys charged by Audi and now your post replied to that. Good he did that.
The overall package is simply awesome. Now if it had also come with the crazy Bang & Olufsen stereo, it would have been mind blowing! But hey, with that audio note from the V8 engine behind you, who cares!
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ML spotted in Kochi.
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^^Who is the guy in picture? Is he the owner?

Any connection to Indian cricket? I was hoping to find the details in the link but as Its in regional language.
As per the news, he is the owner of the car and they are doing business in UAE. He brought this car to Kerala in connection with his marriage and will send back while returning.
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As per the news, he is the owner of the car and they are doing business in UAE. He brought this car to Kerala in connection with his marriage and will send back while returning.
Saw something in facebook stating that he paid 3 lakhs to being it over!
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Saw something in facebook stating that he paid 3 lakhs to being it over!
The owner himself stated in an article that it costed him 3Lakhs to bring the car here.


Here are some pics of the Merc Smart Drive event organized in Kochi.
Source- Manorama Online | Picture Gallery | Fast Track | CARs | MB Star Drive
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The newspaper article says that the Quattroporte is the first Maserati to be brought into the state. We all know that it's not true, don't we?
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Maserati in Kottayam on 3 month visit. News link here
Despite the maserati tag, This car looks dull and dated to me.

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The newspaper article says that the Quattroporte is the first Maserati to be brought into the state. We all know that it's not true, don't we?
Newspaper article is not actually wrong. Isnt it?
I think a QP is only the first Maser to hit Kerala, though not this one.
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Sleeping Beauty!
Dang!!! She looks hot and sexy even under the wraps!!! And the color of the cover add even more to it. Too hot to resist and can't take my eyes off!! Thanks for Sharing, Scorcher!!

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