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Old 30th March 2009, 09:04   #1
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Circa 1992
As friends in college we were dreaming of owning our own cars one day, our dream was to drive around the campus one day in our own mean machines, guess every college kid experiences this stage. At that point, the highlight of living up our dream was to borrow a Gypsy for a new year's eve and drive around town aimlessly screaming our heads off.

Present Day
The same bunch of friends are today more or less settled in life and having their own rides, some basic, some decent and some really exotic.

I still remember this chum of mine who had called some of us over for a party when he was given a Mitsubishi Pajero by his company, we thought he had achieved it.

Now I get a call a couple of nights ago from this same buddy asking me what I'm doing and to meet up at Jayamahal Palace Hotel. I knew what was cooking and invited Hrag along. I did not have my camera along, so had to be content with just soaking my eyes and soul with the new beast my friend had been given in replacement of his Pajero.

We had a small test drive and my heart was longing for more.

Last night, we decided to get together again and go for a spin after dinner.

The Location: Olde Bangalore off BIAL Road
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The Machine
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Another menacing View
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The Rear (Which is what is usually seen by aam aadmi)
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The drive experience was something I have not experienced in my limited exposure to these exotics, the acceleration was like in an aeroplane, the car being an automatic takes off so smoothly and the power under the hood is seemingly unlimited.

I must confess we did certain speeds which I would not like to brag about or repeat often.

The huge 18 inch wheels shod with 255/55 Bridgestone Duellers soak up any road irregularities like they don't exist.
At a flick of a switch, the monster raises itself to gear up for Terrain mode, another flick and it settles down to a cruise mode.

We drove around on the Bial road well past midnight and I was dropped home in a trance, now for some more pictures of my experience with the Porsche Cayenne.

The Hidden Powerplant
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The interiors
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Me in profile
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In the cockpit
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I wish my buddy many happy miles on his new acquistion and look forward to the next exotic in his stable.
Regards,
Hari.
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Old 30th March 2009, 09:48   #2
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Can you forward my resume to your friend's company.
I bet my company will never even think about giving me a M800...forget a porsche
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Woah!

That's the only thing I can say. I've had the pleasure off seeing one fly past me on the Mysore-Banglore highway a year back. One look at the rear view mirror - nothing and after a second - the imposing Porche badge!
I was doing around a 100km/h and it vroomed past me like I was standing still.

Sigh.... another one added to the wishlist!
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Now I get a call a couple of nights ago from this same buddy asking me what I'm doing and to meet up at Jayamahal Palace Hotel. I knew what was cooking and invited Hrag along. I did not have my camera along, so had to be content with just soaking my eyes and soul with the new beast my friend had been given in replacement of his Pajero.
That was quite a night, Hari. Well, I did have my camera with me and we took some photographs. The "nice pics" will follow later tonight / tomorrow, especially a side by side comparison of the Porsche Cayenne and the Tata Safari.

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I wish my buddy many happy miles on his new acquistion and look forward to the next exotic in his stable.
I join you in wishing him the very best at this landmark and the next.
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Nice Pics and I bet you had loads of fun driving it.

One question though - The Stereo or HU is a simple one shown in the pic. I expected a Touch Screen Full HU. This one looks too simple !! Why ??
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Suddenly I feel deprived. A Cayenne as a company car, surely this is too much to take for us mortals, especially in the slowdown. But the car looks slick. This guy is having some serious fun. This is the life.

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Nice pics and wonderful car.

Your friend is very lucky and capable working in a company which gives a pajero first and then replaces with a porsche cayenne .
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The Porsche Cayenne is an exotic?

Oh and can i send in my resume too?
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Aye Sire, what does your friend do for a living ? Let know when he plans to take up a voluntary retirement, I would love to take up his job.

BTW those 18 inchers looks too small for the Cayenne. Ask him to get bigger rubber, the wheel wells look so empty.

And Hari you lucky daaawwggg !! .
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drooollll....that said I have yet to see a car like that in off road enjoyment. That will be the day. (hmmmm thinking to myself - case of sour grapes??!!)
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@vkochar
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One question though - The Stereo or HU is a simple one shown in the pic. I expected a Touch Screen Full HU. This one looks too simple !! Why ??
Hmm, really have no clue, this is the Cayenne S, the next higher version is the Cayenne Turbo, probably it has all the gizmos.

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BTW those 18 inchers looks too small for the Cayenne. Ask him to get bigger rubber, the wheel wells look so empty.
This guy does not care too much about specs, it's been given to him by his company and he will keep it that way, will not even add a perfume as an accessory forget about better rubber.

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And Hari you lucky daaawwggg !!
Me lucky?? the Daawgg part seems more of a fact
Anyway, I was getting a complex driving my 3 year old Chevy to work today.

BTW, the monster has clocked 16500 kms in less than a month
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You mean he more or less lives in the SUV or rather out of a SUV? And why does the company keep giving him SUV's?? Does he have to go offroading to get to work???

Questions.. questions.. questions...
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As promised, some pictures of the comparison.

Porsche Cayenne S vs. Tata Safari

The Safari stands tall
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For a few inches more (of headroom)
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Luke in action
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For a few inches more (of headroom), again
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Cayenne S, Safari & Optra
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The owner was kind enough to let me take the Cayenne for a short spin :-).
Hari is a true schoolmate - calls you at the right times!

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I'd say the Safari quite manages to hold it's own. But then again, once things get moving........ nice pics!
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You guys are lucky to have driven that. And yeah hopefully I should be driving one sometime.


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BTW, the monster has clocked 16500 kms in less than a month
16500kms in less than a month.

He does GQ drive on a regular basis like Hrishi and the gang??
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