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Old 9th December 2011, 11:20   #76
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@Sukiwa: . Thats pleasantly shocked! B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L pics there. Cant really believe that its actually my Superb in the pics. Simply stunning. And yes, I believe the 70mm refers to the diameter of the Xenons. Experts can maybe throw some "light" on this.
Once again, thanks a ton mate.

@Vinj: Those are Bridgestones. Some "Sports Tourer MY01". Honestly, this is the first time I've even heard of them. The previous owner, being an enthusiast absolutely hated the NCT5's and got it changed to these tyres.

Ride quality on these is simply stunning. Handles very well. The road grip on these is much much better than those NCT5's. If I do get a chance to spot these off the shelf, then planning to get the one's on my Laura changed too.

@Ajay: This shoot started around 3:30 and ended around 6:30. So, did manage to capture some fading light well. Heck, i speak like I know too much of photography. Lemme keep my loud mouth shut and leave this talk to the experts .
Yes, 3M detailing is planned and shall get it done soon.

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Superb pictures. Made my day. About the trunk space, I am sure that two of you can fit there with space to spare.
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thanks folks. Technically speaking 1st image isn't great in terms of sharpness and this happened by chance.
For the general audience like me - SUPERB snap !

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Beautiful lines on bonnet

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Excellent !

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Huge boot space
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There are some comments about 1 or 2 people can easily fit inside the boot - can we have some snap of that too ! Just kidding mate ... the boot is really big.

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Notice beautiful lines on rear as well and how they merge with taillamp cluster. Integrated rear spoiler adds a different touch. Enough of SVP talk on this one :-)
Great Capture ! your pic clearly shows the lines

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I will try to upload images of features before end of this week.
Awaiting the snaps !
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Excellent Pictures Sirjee And sukiwa!
My favourite is the first picture!
Finally some justice is done for the magnificent car.
Where was this place?
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@Avon, I agree. Truly magnificent pics.

@Mikon: Sirjee, yes. Finally some snaps that do justice to the car! Its all Sukiwa's magic. I was a mere spectator. This place is on the way to Lavasa. Just after the ghat section begins, there is an opening to the right.

Sukiwa is supposed to click some more interior pics, that can be uploaded, but due to commitments at the home front (by me) it wasnt possible this weekend. We shall try and do them sometime midweek.
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Sukiwa is supposed to click some more interior pics, that can be uploaded, but due to commitments at the home front (by me) it wasnt possible this weekend. We shall try and do them sometime midweek.
Two questions:
1. Can I attend? I need an opportunity to dispel my kalti king crown. I hope I dont enforce it further though
2. Are there any interior pics that cannot be uploaded?
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Phenomenal photography of a stunning car.

The Superb, I must say, is one of the most elegant designs today. It looks, graceful, yet butch. In an 'I-mean-business' sort of way. It's very Gangster in black. I quite like the Superb in that deep maroon/burgundy. It's simply awe-inspiring. That said, black is still one of the best colours on the Superb, in my opinion.

Photographs rarely capture the essence of the car, but I'd beg to differ here.

Swanand. You own an absolute gem. And I'm a little green

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Two questions:
1. Can I attend? I need an opportunity to dispel my kalti king crown. I hope I dont enforce it further though
Of course you can attend. This never was a private shoot, was it?

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By uploadable, I meant that the previous lot had some pics, but the harsh afternoon sun played spoilsport. Hence, we shall try clicking snaps in the dark.

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Swanand. You own an absolute gem. And I'm a little green
Suhaas, my dad owns this car. To be brutally honest, even I am a little green that the driver gets to enjoy this, while I am stuck with the Laura .

But yes, I agree, black does look good on any car.

EDIT: OT:Suhaas, I always wanted to say this - I absolutely love your signature. Makes me laugh everytime I read it.

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thanks folks.
Hey Sukiwa,
Nice work with those lines..
Turned out better here! Intelligent photography!
BTW, I was looking for that pic you took of the headlights with swanand's reflection.

@Swanand: congrats buddy for the 999
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Monaro, in the set of pics check the "Front 3/4th view" pic. You can see a fair bit of what seems to be me. Im guessing here.

I completely agree, intellegent photography for sure.
So, we are supposed to do some "night pics" specially of the interiors sometime this week. Bala wants to join. You wanna hop on too?


Just the other day, I decided to take this car for a small ride. My 4 year old nephew (who is in love with the car, to a point where he wants to exchange his father's i20 for this ) wanted to experiance the air in your face experiance. So, took him on a small ride with the sunroof open, this kiddo standing.
Now, before I get some bricks my way, lemme also point out that his mum was sitting holding him, and i was at the slowest possible speed.

With this car, I have stopped talking FE, cause it only embarresses me with the figures (as compared to my Laura) it returns. I am only enjoying driving this car and making full use of the DSG in Stop/Go traffic. On an open road, triptronic is what it is.

Lemme say this once again- I love this car!
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Beautiful! Good photography skills, even better car!
Thanks.

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Superb looks even more superb in those photos.
Yes, that was reason why I asked Swanand for this photoshoot & he obliged.

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Great Capture ! your pic clearly shows the lines
Thanks.

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Excellent Pictures Sirjee And sukiwa!
My favourite is the first picture!
Finally some justice is done for the magnificent car.
Sorry, if I have hurt your chance of photoshoot.

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Photographs rarely capture the essence of the car, but I'd beg to differ here.
Thanks.

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Hey Sukiwa,
BTW, I was looking for that pic you took of the headlights with swanand's reflection.
I had thought of that image for his social networking site(s). Let Swanand decide if he wants it uploaded here.


Here are next set of images. Sorry for delay as I wasted time during weekend on lunar eclipse without much success and hence these images took longer to get uploaded.

Cabin

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Gear knob (OT: limitations of kit lens of Canon 1000D are clearly evident here).

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Central console & startup greeting

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Net on left side to store some papers/toll receipts et al. Notice how net outline bears Skoda family look.

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B pillar: AC vent, hook & height adjust for front seat belt

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Umbrella in rear left passenger door, made famous in TBHP by none other than Sam Kapasi

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Logo on umbrella handle

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Enormous legroom, driver seat pushed fully back & passenger seat fully forward.

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Footrest. Notice MID in right corner(displays time, outside temp.), 12V socket & ashtray one below another.

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Foot lamp for rear passengers

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Rear armrest

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Armrest - storage

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Armrest - cup holders

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rear door - speakers

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Privacy net on rear door.

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Sunroof

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Key hob

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We stopped this photoshoot around 6pm.

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We stopped this photoshoot around 6pm.
Oye..started around 3.45pm, ended at around 6pm..

I was telling Swanand; 'this is what happens when a bunch of T-BHPians get to a task'
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Amazing set of interior shots Sukiwa! Simply "Superb" .

Yeah, you can upload that snap out here too. No worries.
Lets do that night shoot soon. That would help me learning more tricks of photography too!

Monaro: I so agree on that! We are a crazy bunch!
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What a beauty! Sukiwa has truly captured the best side of her. Great pics.

Got my Swift back after a bunch of repairs and servicing. Need to take some good pics of it soon. Unfortunately lost my superzoom cam last week so need someone to take some nice pics of it (hint! hint!)
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Well, this one is surely one of the beautiful cars on road today. Nice photography Sukiwa
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