Track­day at BIC

The Porsche World Road­show con­ducted at the BIC, gave en­thu­si­asts the chance to put their cars to the test

Evo India - - SKODA AND INDIA 2.0 -

ONE WHOLE DAY ON A TRACK WITH a car sport­ing a few hun­dred horses, isn't that everyone's dream? Porsche In­dia made it hap­pen for prospec­tive buy­ers and owners by giv­ing them an op­por­tu­nity to take part in the Porsche World Road­show (PWRS). The event took place across eight days at the Buddh In­ter­na­tional Cir­cuit, where more than 300 guests were in­vited to get an ex­pe­ri­ence of Porsche cars on track as well as off-road. Amidst the PWRS was also the launch of the eighth gen­er­a­tion of the Ger­man car­maker's iconic 911.

The fleet of 26 cars was made up of mod­els like the 718, Panam­era, Ma­can, Cayennne, and the newly launched 911, pretty much cov­er­ing Porsche's en­tire line-up. The ex­hil­a­rat­ing track per­for­mance saw many cars be­ing drifted around the sweep­ing cor­ners of the 5.14km FIA-cer­ti­fied track. Track ex­er­cises con­ducted by Porsche also included han­dling, slalom, brak­ing, and of course high-speed laps to test the lim­its of their cars. Af­ter all, the race­track is the nat­u­ral habi­tat for any Porsche and get­ting a first-hand ex­pe­ri­ence can leave a driver to­tally spell­bound.

There was also an off-road­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for the Ma­can and Cayenne. The SUVs were driven around a fun yet chal­leng­ing trail which tested

the SUV's off-road­ing prow­ess. And there's more rea­son to be happy as Porsche In­dia plans to con­duct sim­i­lar events so that en­thu­si­asts get more than just one op­por­tu­nity to get their car out on a track. “Porsche In­dia will be bring­ing more of these ex­pe­ri­en­tial events to the coun­try, es­pe­cially in a year of such ex­cit­ing model launches. These ex­pe­ri­ence-fo­cused days are also an op­por­tu­nity for guests to am­plify their driv­ing skills in terms of safety as the Porsche World Road Show al­lows par­tic­i­pants to get more fa­mil­iar with sports cars, un­der the watch­ful eyes of of­fi­cial in­struc­tors,” said Pa­van Shetty, di­rec­tor of Porsche In­dia.

So, if you're a deep-pock­eted su­per­car enthusiast, you now have a good rea­son to get your­self a Porsche know­ing that you would have a chance to drive not only in the hum­drum of a big city, but also around en­thralling race tracks and ex­cit­ing off-road­ing trails.

1: GT3 gets its tail out! 2: The SUV fleet. 3: SUVs can cor­ner too! 4: The 911 sta­ble. 5: “Fol­low my line, kids!” 6: Get­ting muddy. 7: The red hot show stop­per. 8: Ready! Set! Go...

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