Mahindra Thar has taken the off-road market by storm but the Force Gurkha is here to put on a strong fight with it
Here’s a cool video of a Mahindra Thar vs Force Gurkha in a tug of war to claim the title “The Best SUV”, in the eyes of a YouTuber. To know what happens in the “Tug Of War” presented by the YouTube channel ‘Prashant Adventure’, Read on!
These Raging Bulls Were Out to Conquer the Himalayas at this year’s "Pedal To The Peak" event
Lamborghini Esperienza GIRO 2021 had 50 Lamborghini owners taking part in the event. The theme of this year’s event was “Pedal To The Peak”, here are the details of the complete event.
The mercury drops to -20c in these dry and desolate regions of Northern India where fuel can freeze. Find out how the BS6 Thar fares
Camping in the wild and open spaces is not a very popular activity in India. But there are many who do Overlanding trips regularly. DCV is one such adventure-seeker who uses his Mahindra Thar diesel to camp in extreme weather conditions.
Ford F150 Pick-Up Black OPS Edition Spotted In Mumbai | Even the Endeavour Will Look Tiny Next to this Beast
Ford’s F-Series Pick-Ups are amongst the best selling vehicles in the United States. Here’s a closer look at the Stealthy Black OPS Model
Ever seen a Ford F150 Black OPS edition in India? If not, here is a video posted by a YouTube channel that goes by the name ‘CS 12 VLOGS’ showcasing a Ford F150 in its black livery, waiting to roar down the streets of Mumbai and take on any challenging condition thrown up against it.
Audi’s BS6 compliant mid-size luxury crossover will go on sale on November 23rd with a slew of new updates and Two trims to choose from
Leading German automobile manufacturer, Audi has announced the launch of the new -generation Q5 SUV in India on November 23rd of 2021. The model is said to make a comeback in India with pomp and splendour, after the brand pulled the plug on its production two years ago, due to the strict emission norms established in the country. The new Audi Q5 will once again hit the streets of India with its elegant styling and features that are unique to the brand’s identity.
Sandakphu in the eastern part of India is an extremely difficult place to reach, especially if you’re trying to get there with two-wheel drive
Tata Punch, the upcoming micro-SUV from Tata Motors, gets a long list of features. Some of these features actually help the vehicle to tackle terrain well beyond what cars in this segment might otherwise encounter. This feature set, certainly makes the little SUV, the most capable vehicle in the segment.
This Journey will help create awareness of women empowerment
Dr Najma Heptulla, Governor of Manipur, flagged off ‘XPD 24-70’ mission to raise funds for the Rotary India Literacy Mission and also to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence. The Journey flagged off from Imphal, and four brave women Rotarians have participated in this one epic road trip.
The team of four Adventurous women Meenakshi Aravind (from Coimbatore), Mookambika Rathinam (from Pollachi), Ruckmani V and Priya Rajpal (from Mumbai) picked the Tata Hexa as their weapon of choice to complete the ‘XPD 24-70’ mission.
This epic journey started from Coimbatore India and will end in London, traversing through 8 time zones, 24 Countries and a total of 24, 000 Kms. This drive is being aimed at the longest Literacy Drive. This drive will have events held across several cities across all the 24 Countries to not only promote women literacy but also to support Rotary initiated program T-E-A-C-H.
To complete this Journey, Tata Motors have sponsored an automatic variant of their recently introduced Hexa Crossover along with service and support for their epic voyage. The Tata Hexa comes with a combination of design, comfort and off-road and on-road capabilities. Powered by a 2.2-litre VARICOR 400 diesel engine, which is capable of delivering an impressive 156 Ps of peak power and 400 Nm of torque. The Hexa Crossover also offers four different driving modes as well which include Auto, Comfort, Dynamic and Rough Road which helps in seamless drive through some tough terrains. For this ultimate thrill seeking journey, the car used here is equipped with accessories like a roof platform, a canopy, luggage bags, high lift jack, shovel, jerry can, a navigation unit and a wireless charger.
Remember the time when Tata Nano came in Indian market with so many hype? There were appreciation about the car, but mostly the feeling was all skepticism and contempt. Almost 90% people doubted about the said ability of this car. Time passed by, and people nodded to Nano with much enthusiasm and expectation. Now even Nano is serving the adventurous purpose to those adrenaline junkies too.
Recently one such adventurer from Asansol, West Bengal, Dr. Varun Vagisah went to the highest battleground of the earth, which is the base camp of Siachen glacier located in Ladakh with his Tata Nano. That must be encouraging to many other people who loves adventurer and also owns the Tata Nano, as it is already proved that this car is very much capable of taking on the tough strain of such tumultuous terrains.
Dr. Varun Vagisah’s journey began at Asansol, his hometown, and he crossed 7000 kms in 20 days with his loved Nano. In his way to the base camp of Siachen glacier Mr. Vagisah has gone through the most rugged Himalayan terrains as well as very much unpredictable weathers, he also climbed the world’s highest motorable pass Khardung La (18380 feet) as well as other passes like Chang La, Zozi La, Fotu La, Namik La.
After achieving his goal Mr. Varun said, “As Nano is a rear wheel drive car, it was a mobile powerhouse while climbing the steep inclines of the highest mountain passes. As well as the lowest turning radius was also very helpful in easily maneuvering the vehicle on so many sharp curves.” It took him just 30 minutes to climb the 16 km stretch from North Pulu to Khardung La, which is world’s highest motorable pass. During this whole journey the Nano travelled almost 800 kms in plains.
This Saturday we are here with yet another interesting video and this time its fast cars and beautiful roads and I am sure everyone loves that combination.
Now before we get straight into the video details let us introduced to the car that EVO is using to travel through the Romanian roads. It’s the new Jaguar F-Type V8 S which is powered by a 5,000 cc V8 engine mated to a 8 speed automatic transmission producing about 488 bhp of peak power at 6500 rpm and 460 Nm of peak torque in between 2,500 - 5,500 rpm. Now this is one powerful machine and to set it free you need open roads like we will find in this video.
The twisty Romanian roads look beautiful with the rocks, Gorges and green trees everywhere and it is an absolutely visual pleasure to watch. There isn’t much to describe here just watch the video and tell us your idea of a perfect road trip and a car of your choice that you would love to take with you.
It’s not everyday that you find a prototype being publicly shown off and documented of its adventures. Most will be hiding under deep cammo wraps and driven in places that don’t have people’s attention to grab. However, for their new lineup of Hybrid vehicles, Land Rover has decided to take a different route. A long one...
To promote the reliability and the success of their first foray into hybrid technology, the once-upon-a-time-Greenpeace-enemy had decided to embark on a journey that pushed the limits of the prototypes in a tree-hugging fashion. Called the "Silk Trail Expedition" , the name pays homage to all those silk traders, merchants and missionaries who have used the very same trail for their journeys.
This arduous journey has taken them 53 days to complete, traversing across 13 countries to put the Hybrid prototypes through real world challenges. The starting point was at Solihull, home of Land Rover, from where the prototypes covered countries like France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China (including Tibet), Nepal and India. The final point was at Mumbai, home of current Land Rover owners, Tata.
The expedition wasn’t simply a "walk in the park". It involved nasty conditions like damaged roads with deep potholes, desert traversing at a scorching 43°C, numerous kilometers of mud and gravel driving, thin air at very high altitudes and unbearable traffic on Chinese and Indian roads. Other brands would quite literally shudder at the mere thought of the trail that Land Rover has taken. Good thing is throughout the entire trip, engineers reported that they got back an average of 15.31 kmpl, which is pretty good for a car that used to chug fuel like a madman.
With no hassle, they’ve finally arrived at India’s financial capital to a very warm welcome. Overall, it’s a journey that puts a car way out of its comfort zone and plays with its weaknesses but, this is no ordinary car. It’s a Range Rover. The name says it all. Well done Land Rover!
To read more about the journey in-depth, read the press release provided. Browse through our gallery to surf through the terrifying yet awesome moments that Landie boys have faced throughout the journey
So you could argue that we have the cars now but what about the roads. People are buying all sorts of cars today and every car worth its money can claim to accelerate to over 150kmph. Some touching even 300kmph. But do we have the roads? Our roads are either far too congested or just aren’t paved well enough. If you in search for a stretch of tarmac where you could possibly hope to drive reasonably quickly, we bring you topspeed’s best stretches of road where you could realistically press the accelerator for longer than you need to work on the brakes.
When you’re in the Tigers territory you can be rest assured that you have been seen. You might not be able to spot the apex predator of the forest but this formidable carnivore knows of your presence. Though in national parks like Corbett and Ranthambore you can’t drive your car or SUV into the forest and have to opt for a Jeep Safari, there are still some places where you can drive through the forest and spot the cat provided luck favours you. The National Park is inhabitated by tribes which the government is trying to relocate. Traffic is restricted from 6 pm to 6 am every day and there are lodges are available close to the entry of the park.
The Rajiv Gandhi National Park which is also known as the Nagarhole National Park is in the Kodagu district (Coorg) in Karnataka and was recognized as a tiger reserve in 1999. Part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve this area could be declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the future. Through your drive you would cross forest, streams, hills and valley and apart from the Tiger the other animals to spot is the Elephant, the Indian bison, the Wild Bore and the Spotted Dear. Apart from the animals the reserve is famous for the teak and sandalwood and there are also a sizeable number of Leopards, Wild Dogs, Sloth Bears and the Indian giant flying squirrel.