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Old 7th January 2012, 11:46   #1
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Default Deutsche Dashes - Audi/BMW/Mercedes Ahoy !! From the past & more to follow...

October 2011 was the time...
Sr. Bhpian Dippy & yours truly had been long wanting to exploit all of 500 newton meters of back-busting torque on the Mumbai-Pune expressway and the Amby valley twisties.
'500NM of what ??', one might ask. Two Vento TDIs ??
Negative.
Brother from a different mother I'd say. An Audi A4 3.0 TDi it is.
Sweet eh ? Pretty rare and ridiculously quick. She is quite a conceited narcissist no doubt. LOL !
Having done the dash to Amby once before in the peak of the monsoon in July 2011, we exploited the Quattro to its very limits and got a feel of what it is truly capable of. But with the kind of showers in the lonavala region and whereabouts in july, speeding was suicidal. So this one definitely had to be a speed run.
Plan was simple-
Cruise to panvel, gun her on the expressway, some spirited driving on the amby twisties, gun her even more on the way back and move around with ridiculous grins on our faces for the next few days.
But why set out alone when we could have company right? After all , the Audi does have a few of her siblings as well as rivals from the same land here on the forum. Within a matter of minutes the idea was floated to a few Bhpians whom we knew personally as well as others with any of the Teutonic trio in their stable. Got quick & eager responses and it was a done deal. Most of us happened to have Blackberrys so immediately a 'Deutsche dash' group was initiated and its been no looking back ever since.
Sunday,20th November 2011 would be THE day.
Out of the many Bhpians we asked a few had to pull out due to prior commitments and the line up for our first ever all German dash was finalized -
Speedy - Mercedes ML 320 CDI
Xehaust - Mercedes C200 K
Free2bpowerless - Audi A4 3.2 fsi
Contagoback - BMW 320d
Ragtop - Audi A4 2.0T
Akshay1234- BMW 320d
Flyingspur - BMW 320d
& finally, yours truly - Audi A4 3.0 TDi

Whattt a day that was... here on i will let the pictures do the talking. Apologies for the not so great write up and also to add that since then we have had another drive , again to amby valley and a couple of random photoshoots here & there. Will add photos in sequence accordingly.
Hope you enjoy them.

First Deutsche Dash. 20th November 2011 -
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Old 7th January 2012, 12:04   #2
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Nice to see a thread up about the drive. It really was a fun drive and the Aamby road is a brilliant drive.

Just FYI, don't go by the name, anyone and everyone is welcome for our drives.
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Must be one heck of a drive.

Are there any more pictures?
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Mad drives, all in all around 3000 nm torque and over 1700 horses and more by the next drive

And as akshay1234 said, we're always happy to add more hp to our group
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Oh Man what a line up. Thanks for sharing.

It sure took quite some time for the thread to come up. I guess it took this much time to recover from the awesome drive.
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As promised here is the next set of pics. They are NOT pics of the sequel drive to amby valley as some of those are still in the process of being edited. Will post them up soon.
The ones i am posting are from last night. A few of us decided to add to the novelty of the South Bombay architecture by making our very own teutons pose in the foreground.
Those of you well versed with Mumbai might know how beautiful Ballard Estate is when not over-flowing with people. With no residential areas around and the clock ticking well past the midnight hour ,there wasn't a soul in sight. The stage was set.....
The outcome is there for everyone to see. (more from the same shoot to follow soon)
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BMW 325i (Speedy)
Audi A4 3.2 fsi (fre2bpowerless)
Audi A4 3.0 TDi (PlatzdaTurbo)
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it didnt take too much time recovering from the drive - since we had a 2nd one after that cant wait for the next one, we have one great video too - I dont know how to upload the video - should I just paste the link here?
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it didnt take too much time recovering from the drive - since we had a 2nd one after that cant wait for the next one, we have one great video too - I dont know how to upload the video - should I just paste the link here?

I am not exactly aware of the restrictions regarding videos if any
I guess putting up the link wouldn't hurt ?
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Truly Droolicious set of pics out here. Now am really geared up for the 15th Jan drive. Hope to see all these machines there.

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it didnt take too much time recovering from the drive - since we had a 2nd one after that
What??? Now when did that happen Platzda buddy?
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What??? Now when did that happen Platzda buddy?

Late December.
Myself wasnt going to go for that drive but just about managed to squeeze in last moment.
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Yes, glad you made it. Attacking amby corners and a certain Honda was fun ; )
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Yes, glad you made it. Attacking amby corners and a certain Honda was fun ; )

Tell me about it. A certain co-passenger in your car just couldn't hide his excitement at seeing the City and its occupant(s)
That would probably explain the way you took off behind the city before all of us. I am sure you had orders from above....Oops i mean from your left. LOL !!
The amby twisties were really something else the 2nd time round. Was seeing if the A4 could remotely keep up with the much lighter/flatter Z4 and i was pretty pleased with the outcome over all.
The A4 with the 3000cc + engines is really something else all-together.

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Hee hee but that guy was funny, trying to block us. And I noticed you slowing down when overtaking him. *wink*
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Hee hee but that guy was funny, trying to block us. And I noticed you slowing down when overtaking him. *wink*

Wouldnt blame the poor chap. Might be insecure you see.
About me slowing down...why must your co-passenger have all the fun ????
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