Petrol­head - - HYPERCAR PREVIEW - With an Audi R8 V10 and a Mon­ster Jeep

When you hear the words “self-made” you au­to­mat­i­cally think suc­cess and that is true in this in­stance. The term “self-made man” was a clas­sic phrase coined by Henry Clay of the United States in 1832; it is de­fined by an in­di­vid­ual whose suc­cess lays within them, as op­posed to out­side con­di­tions. This is true when it comes to, Ran­vir Singh, who also hap­pens to love cars as much as us.

As I was nav­i­gated into the house, I didn’t know what to ex­pect, I was briefed to cover a piece of the owner of an Audi R8. In my mind I pic­tured a 50-some­thing el­derly man, on the brink of re­tire­ment, hav­ing made his mil­lions and ready to jet off into the hori­zon hav­ing paid his dues in the work­place. This im­age was in­stantly erased as I was wel­comed by Ran­vir, a 37 year old, com­puter buff, who knew ex­actly what to do and how to do it in order to achieve the suc­cess he has at­tained over the years. The co-founder of In­foSys Soft­ware So­lu­tions, a cus­tom de­sign soft­ware com­pany, which was in op­er­a­tion for 11 years, be­fore be­ing bought by HealthBrid­ge, a world-class med­i­cal billing soft­ware com­pany, for a very hand­some fee.

I’ve al­ways be­lieved that in order to achieve suc­cess, you must sur­round your­self with suc­cess, but what are the com­po­nents for suc­cess? Ran­vir, men­tions his rou­tine is like ev­ery other per­son, he wakes up, show­ers, prays, cof­fee, work, lunch, end the work­ing day at 6pm - sounds pretty nor­mal. True suc­cess is de­ter­mined by the at­ti­tude you give to your work and to those you work with.

There’s more to life than just work, it would be a crime if I didn’t ask Ran­vir about his hob­bies, be­sides driv­ing and col­lect­ing fast cars. De­spite be­ing heav­ily in­volved in the bi­nary world, Ran­vir, has never took on the gam­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, but in­stead in­vested his time in col­lect­ing and build­ing (not play­ing) clas­sic LEGO con­struc­tions. Kids play with LEGO, adults build LEGO. Be­sides build­ing and in­vent­ing, which is an­other in­ter­est in the mind of Ran­vir, he has also taken it upon him­self to pur­chase the world’s largest pieced puzzle, com­ing in at a mam­moth, 40 320 pieces – the Ravens­burger Dis­ney mo­ments jig­saw puzzle. From LEGO, to puz­zles and even build­ing his own JEEP, yes you read right, a JEEP Wran­gler Un­lim­ited – built on his own, over 2 months, in 2016.

As we made our way through the labyrinth path­way to get to the garages, parked in one cor­ner, the black beast R8 V10, con­vert­ible, glis­ten­ing it all its splen­dour, it truly was, amore a prima vista, a re­mark­able feat for Ger­man en­gi­neer­ing. “I would never take this car out un­less the top is down,” were the wise words that Ran­vir ut­tered to me as I ogled his lat­est ad­di­tion to his lot. Ad­ja­cent to the black beauty was the ma­jes­tic Chevro­let Lu­mina SSV, 6 litre, V8 Sedan, his third car ever pur­chased. Both ma­chines echo­ing a scene from an in­stall­ment of the Fast and the Fu­ri­ous fran­chise. “Top speed?” I ea­gerly asked. “301!” was the re­sponse and let’s leave it at that. When asked about his mo­tor­ing up­bring­ing, Ran­vir, men­tions that his first car was a Toy­ota Corolla 1.6 in the early 2000’s, he then pro­gressed and be­came the first mem­ber in his fam­ily to pur­chase some­thing out of the box (pun in­tended), a Honda Civic 1.8. Next up on his list is the Lam­borgh­ini Aven­ta­dor, out of reach? I don’t think so.

I have met many unique in­di­vid­u­als in my life, but this un­der 40, self-made busi­ness­man with an in­ter­est in ex­plor­ing the depths of tech­nol­ogy has made me keen to know what is next on the agenda. Only time will tell…

Check out the in­side back cover of this is­sue and our web­site for more awe­some pho­tos of Ran­vir’s Audi R8.

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