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Old 26th September 2015, 16:31   #6436
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Funny how a super car like Porsche displays word "turbo" so prominently on the boot, when most of the humble hatchbacks in India come with turbos but none makes any mention of it. And I saw people criticising Indian cars for writing "automatic" at the back in much smaller font. Now automatic among Indian cars is not as common as turbos.
Here turbo is to designate the model name.. this being a 911 Turbo. you would find carrera, carrera s, gts etc on their other models..
i personally dont find mentioning "automatic" to be such a bad thing, and im sure most indian buyers (who actually buy the "automatic" or 4x4 variant would prefer to flaunt the fact that their car is an additional (read more expensive) feature..
for different reasons, i personally would find it extremely cool if my cars came with a "turbo" sticker, but hey thats just me.

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Funny how a super car like Porsche displays word "turbo" so prominently on the boot, when most of the humble hatchbacks in India come with turbos but none makes any mention of it. And I saw people criticising Indian cars for writing "automatic" at the back in much smaller font. Now automatic among Indian cars is not as common as turbos.
If you know about the mad 911's from 70s and 80s then you will know how iconic that turbo badge is; IMO its more than just spec of the car on a porsche.
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Funny how a super car like Porsche displays word "turbo" so prominently on the boot, when most of the humble hatchbacks in India come with turbos but none makes any mention of it. And I saw people criticising Indian cars for writing "automatic" at the back in much smaller font. Now automatic among Indian cars is not as common as turbos.
The 911 Turbo was one of the first series-production petrol cars to be equipped with a turbocharger when it was introduced in the mid-'70s. Hence, the 'Turbo' nomenclature.
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Spotted these the past 6 days:-
Lexus:-
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Porsche Boxster S:-
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997 Porsche 911 Carrera S:-
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Nissan GTR:-
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991 Porsche 911 Carrera S:-
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BMW M6:-
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Ferrari F430, Audi R8 V10 & Mercedes Benz C63 AMG:-
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Madras's first Porsche Macan Turbo spotted by me at a service garage in OMR, the Porsche Service Team from Bangalore for a couple of days servicing many Porsches, most were Cayennes, Panameras and one white 911 already posted on this forum. This was a beauty
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Madras's first BMW Black X6M, this is a beast, getting ready for delivery, spotted when i went to give my car for service
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Madras's first Porsche Macan Turbo spotted by me at a service garage in OMR, the Porsche Service Team from Bangalore for a couple of days servicing many Porsches, most were Cayennes, Panameras and one white 911 already posted on this forum. This was a beauty
Haha. Spotted this and posted here & TECBC fb page in April! It's been around for quite some time
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Madras's first Porsche Macan Turbo spotted by me at a service garage in OMR, the Porsche Service Team from Bangalore for a couple of days servicing many Porsches, most were Cayennes, Panameras and one white 911 already posted on this forum. This was a beauty

Chennai doesn't have a Porsche dealer right? If so, then expect something really cool coming down to Chennai next year.
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Chennai doesn't have a Porsche dealer right? If so, then expect something really cool coming down to Chennai next year.
ive heard rumors that a new showroom is being planned near Koyembedu. i hope were on the same page about the "cool" thing.
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Looks really better in flesh than I thought!
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saw a grey X5M near the maduravoyal bridge on a flatbed truck. looked like it was heading to bangalore.
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saw a grey X5M near the maduravoyal bridge on a flatbed truck. looked like it was heading to bangalore.
Its off to the MMSC circuit for the launch tomorrow
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Its off to the MMSC circuit for the launch tomorrow


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saw a grey X5M near the maduravoyal bridge on a flatbed truck. looked like it was heading to bangalore.

Yep. The X6 M and the X5 M launch taking place tomorrow. Wondering what the pricing will be like and if a super SUV actually sells here considering the affinity for SUVs in this country.
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Its off to the MMSC circuit for the launch tomorrow
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Yep. The X6 M and the X5 M launch taking place tomorrow. Wondering what the pricing will be like and if a super SUV actually sells here considering the affinity for SUVs in this country.
Both the cars will be launched day after. Tomorrow is the media drive at the track. I am waiting to see how BMW prices these super SUVs.
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I saw the Black BMW X6 M again today morning on the East Coast Road as i was driving to Adyar, it's got the registered TN number plate now, couldn't take a pic.
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