“Million Dollar questions to engross you with a spurt of guessing modes on, zodiac predictions and the research tactics to dwell deep into the ?, for that matter!”
We have all been faced with this tricky yet involving situation in our varied junctures of life and of course that does fine tune our intellect and the genius mind to have a ready to present opinion, if not the desired answer. Well, don’t take the answer seeking practice with a pinch of salt. It is just aimed at putting the cerebrum to its full paces.
For automotive aficionados like us, the MDQs have particularly led us to learn so much over time to time, thereby enhancing every molecule of our motoring genetics.
“Make or break” as the phrase goes and we regard it as a “win-win” situation! So give us the privilege to present to you a clear cut synopsis of a conversation between two individuals who are mere acquaintances. (Connected by mutual friends)
Mr A is a wealthy entrepreneur who is an avid lover and collector of exotic four wheeled stuff (all that you can imagine) in his fancy garage along with participating in the most frenzied and tarmac shattering drag races of the town. Indulging in off-roading on every weekend is his favorite past time, a thing which he enjoys to the core.
(Because he has all sorts of beastly machines intact in his possession)
Mr B is a passionate car enthusiast who loves to read about the deep rooted mechanical terminologies of the extraordinary vehicular examples. (Feeding in all the ABC in his quest to be an outstanding motoring journalist) Counting on his well versed knowledge, he can guide too!
So when was the last time Mr A & B met?
At a common friend’s house in the second week of December 2017 where the former listed some crucial parameters for his next “big purchase?” voiced explicitly to Mr B, who then starts with his well versed contribution.
Mr A’s Million Dollar Question but framed in a very different manner that strikes a right chord with the aspiring soul, who surely has to deliver his best.
So what exactly are the requirements?
Budget close to INR 70 lakhs
A brawny SUV that boasts of a solid reputation since ages
A brand name to reckon with
Should complement his fleet of Mercs and BMWs to a great extent
Four wheel drive
The motivation to drive it every day
So the well attired gentleman is looking for something really unique and different. He already has had a beneficial ownership experience with the Range Rovers from England and the Land Cruisers from Japan.
While shortlisting the models, the young auto dreamer receives a call from Mr A saying, “I hope you are on to it well. Presently don’t see any suitable brand in sight that can give me the same pleasure as the long lived Germans in my possession”.
To which Mr B replies “Have zeroed down on the splendid and handsome Porsche Cayenne, precisely a diesel Cayenne for you that I spotted yesterday at Big Boy Toyz. It’s a beauty to admire. I can send you some pictures of this alluring 2013 model on display but again seeing it in person is an altogether a different story. Parked in a corner, I was smitten by its attractive design language that gets a high five from my side. And it stands there grandly, looking out for a new companion cum owner.”
Mr A is impressed “I must appreciate your interest and concern.
Heartfelt thanks to you. Do let me know its pricing and the technical specifications along with the optional equipment which is focused more towards the driving front, as you know that I am a keen off roader.”
B quickly jumps to the occasion, “The proposed Cayenne is a definite steal at 61 lakhs and is adorned by a Classic Silver Metallic Shade that looks the part along with its ever versatile interior setup embellished in Platinum grey. The odometer reading says 29000 km and you can be rest assured of the car’s past history and service records as Big Boy Toyz procures only those vehicles in its inventory that outshine it’s stringent “151 checkpoint” parameter. Coming back to the Cayenne then, it has a monstrous 3 Litre diesel churning out a healthy 243PS of power and 550 Nm of torque mated to the genius 8 speed tiptronic S, a winsome combination that catapults your adrenaline rush.
Mr A is still not too sure “Well, well….well, I know you are an ardent motoring guy at heart and must have studied deep about the Cayenne you are referring to but I need that something extra apart from the conventional terminologies that lead me to believe that this machine from Stuttgart at BBT is really made for me”
B has his guns ready and responds “Of course, why not! I have a bucket load of reasons and justifications for you that will instantly melt your heart for this gorgeous German machine.
Starting with, the Cayenne imbibes every bit of that Perfectionist’s trait which all Porsche models carry with pride and glory. Every invention by the German brand has been one to reckon with and the Cayenne has steadfastly recorded its name in the history books owing to its legendary handling, dynamics and class leading performance.
Owning and driving a Porsche is a dream come true and it truly transcends you to an all new level, the joy of which is totally unparalleled. Moreover a Porsche can be yours willfully and that too under a crore of Rupees You don’t have to be dazed seeing a brand new Cayenne’s exhaustive trim levels and options list and paying a hefty amount for each particular loading that sees one shell out much more than what was planned.
This particular Cayenne at BBT possesses just the right amount of gadgetry stuff to bowl you over for your daily doses of spirited driving So dating a lot of Volkswagens before one gets to a Porsche can be realized pretty much sooner at Big Boy Toyz And one more, one more being that you can proudly carry the tag of having bought the Porsche from an extravagant showroom which even houses exotic supercars such as Lamborghini, Ferrari, Maserati, etc. and so on.”
A gets a little convinced and wishes to carry the conversation further, “Wow, I like it!
Nice that you started from the scratch!
The fact cannot be negated that the brand Porsche, qualifies for a sought after purchase and yes if I talk about the Cayenne, your words have somewhat assured me in making up my mind towards it.”
Apart from this do highlight some major takeaways of this beast”
“What was he referring to”, wonders B.
Did B get a glimpse of the optional equipment?
Indeed he did!
Phone call next?
Then what it is?
Mr A invites Mr B over to his mansion for an evening tea so that both can see a common headway in their discussion and give it a positive conclusion. The host surely remembers his last words on the drool worthy stuff that he had particularly asked for and the invitee was memorizing the whole list once again.
B’ voice has a confident tone to start with as he gets to the task, saying “The Cayenne has four over the top loadings in the form of a large panoramic sunroof, reverse camera, Porsche Communication Management, multifunction steering wheel and….and”
A inquisitively asks “and what else?”
B’s not gone much into the technicalities and this was indeed the golden chance. His affirmative rejoinder, “The Cayenne Diesel boasts of a state of the art four wheel drive system along with a self-locking centre differential that come under the purview of Porsche’s Traction Management that gives an unprecedented rear wheel drive experience with a standard 40:60 rear biased torque split.
The ever famous ‘torque apportioning theory’ of the centre differential is an added bonus that undeniably gets you past the holdups and stumbling blocks of “any one of the wheels losing grip” by transferring power to the axle with the highest amount of traction.
Your indulgent extreme frenetic doses are sure to be safeguarded courtesy the over prudent Porsche Stability Management working wholeheartedly and sincerely to waiver off those negative premonitions.
A nifty feature in the form of the Porsche Hill Control makes for a safe departure from extreme downhill gradients and can be set between speeds of 3 to 30 km/h Then there is the Sport mode that stimulates the Cayenne to be an athletic racer boy let loose on the field. The Cayenne can do a spirited 0-100km/h run in a mere 7.6 seconds and reach its top speed of 220 km/h”.
A nodding his head all this while as if a tale was being told to him, retorts “Ok…ok got it got it. Don’t go so deep. Actually I am impressed, ha-ha! You have won me over. Surely started to get a fair fanciful visualization of how the Cayenne would be to drive. Besides I have got tremendous positive feedbacks from my social circle about its spot on ergonomic interiors that augments the fun factor on board aplomb. So let me know your last take finally on this.”
An elated B who has pretty much his task well defined, has a knee jerking reaction, “You stole my words actually. I haven’t yet disclosed the biggest takeaway offered by Big Boy Toyz on this Cayenne”. “What is that?” says a curious A who is now 70-80% convinced on the Stuttgart beast.
B gets up satisfied and happily announces, “2017 is nearing its end and Big Boy Toyz is indeed honored to announce its New Year gift, a tempting limited period offer that sees the Cayenne’s price drop by 6 lakhs to a new price which is 55 lakhs.
What more can one expect from one of Asia’s largest super exotic car destinations that has a host of revelations up its sleeve to surprise its potential clients”.
Mr A by now is fully convinced and pats B’s back while expressing his gratitude, “I still remember the confidence in your voice on the phone when you pitched the Cayenne to me. Actually all along, I had a soft corner for Porsche but couldn’t exactly pinpoint the model of my choice. You truly did it for me. An expert’s advice was surely needed.
So when are we both going together to Big Boy Toyz to look up and book the Cayenne?”
And this being it
The “big” million dollar question surely playing out positively!