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11 December 2012

Gautam Singhania reveals India's first drift racer

Raymond chairman pulls the covers off the country's first-ever drift machine

Amaan Ahmed
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Gautam Singhania, Raymond Limited Chairman and Managing Director, and also founder of the Super Car Club (SCC) as we all know, is a true petrolhead. He owns some of the finest cars money can buy, and is an out-and-out motorsport lover. Now, he's gone ahead to unveil what is India's very first, purpose-built drifting car.

Singhania secured first place in the amateur category at the All Stars Drift European Championship in Malta a few months back. The only Asian to be competing with over 30 other finalists, he took to the wheel of a modified Nissan Sylvia S13 and drifted his way to victory with only some drifting experience under his belt, following which he had this car designed specially to help him hone his drift skills.

Speaking at the unveil, he said, "Drifting as a motorsport has always attracted and intrigued me. I always wanted to learn this form of motorsport. It was great experience while competing at the All Star series. It feels like a great honour to be the champion in one of the most premier professional drifting competitions in Europe. The competition was intense but I managed to win. I will definitely pursue this sport further. The drifting car is testimony to that and I have been practicing in it to hone my drifting skills."

A BMW-based drift monster. We like. What's your take, dotcommers?

Tags: bmw, m3, drifting, scc, super car club, drift, gautam singhania



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