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The evolution of the Mahindra XUV5OO into the all-conquering Super XUV5OO rally car

22The mere fact that I was born with rather useless nipples is enough for me to disagree with Darwin and his theory of evolution. Give me an unsuspecting crowd and the best liquids from Scotland and I can unravel how magnificent the concept of single cellular organisms are and how the multi-cellular humans can aspire to evolve into something like an amoeba. Since proving such evolutionary traits would need a forum like National Geographic and since I write this column in evo India magazine, I will stick to the evolution of cars. Read more

The Superheroes: Mahindra XUV500, Super XUV500 and Big Foot | In

z1Motorsport creates the ultimate expression of any automotive species. That is why there are vehicles and then there are vehicles. What you see in these pages falls firmly in the latter category. Similarly, there are drivers and then there are drivers, and I’m well entrenched in the former type. The upshot is, being an automotive journalist enables me to get behind the wheels of cars like this, the Mahindra Super XUV 500 piloted by Gaurav Gill, one of the best rally drivers India has produced. One type meets another.


Maruti Suzuki Gypsy Off-roader – BaZUKa!

ZXThere’s a time for subtlety and skill. There’s a time for brute power. That pret much sums up what off-roading is all about. Now, my cumulative off-roading experience is limited (rather severely, I might add) to mostly my building’s parking lot and the ‘roads’ that I’ve encountered on my trips out of town and I thought I pretty much had the measure of this dirt-bashing business. But this is different. How different? Well, when a giant-wheeled monster is pointing towards the ground at an angle of more than 50 degrees, it’s usually out of the normal for people like me. Read more

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