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A Wow Drive and Photography Experience with Tata Storme around....Indiblogger TataStorme XtremeDrive Blogger’s Meet

Another Indiblogger Meet within a week, a week rough enough to push someone to bed-rest. It was a so called weekend meet on Saturday, which never been a weekend to me, sponsored on adrenaline by the Tata Storme. Now, comes the eternal question – “to have an adventurous ride (sorry Shaktiman for calling it a ride) in the Mumbai town for the Meet – that could be ‘not to be missed one’ type of OR head to room, idle on the couch watching TV and take a much needed rest. I took the decision any machine-sane could have, went for the Meet at aptly named Chitrakoot Grounds, Andheri West. If it wouldn't have been Samir, I would have taken few lightyears to reach the place which though is well known in this part of town, can only be reached beating trafu*ked maze-like roads.

Anyways, the Indiblogger TataStorme XtremeDriveBlogger’s Meet has already started by the time we reached the place. Interestingly BlogwatiG and many others too had their own part of struggle reaching the place :) it soothes you somehow. Hurr-Hurr ritual has already been taken care of and there was some talk of teams. Oblivion to most of the happenings, we joined Adi’s team (which we later discovered was Team ROAR).
Next task was to tow the mighty Tata Storme, and we were the last team out of 6 to attempt so and completed the task with the 2nd Best timing moving into the next round of Tug-o-war. 
Xtreme War 1
Xtreme War 1
Notwithstanding our enormous strength coupled with the mighty’ness of Tata Storme, rope took a number of recesses and finally torn apart leaving the Top 2 teams’ fate on coin’s flip.
Sun had already bid adieu when we were told to proceed to the Centre Stage where the real adrenaline show was set up. In front of us were oddly set ramps, a bridge with a 60 degree ascent, a ramp with a 4 degree inclination and a big see-saw. The scene was enough to tell what the hell we were going to witness.

Posh dashboard of Tata Storme
The Machine – The Monster – The TATA Storme
The Storme I boarded was driven by Dheeraj - a cool at head and high on gears guy. First reaction while entering the majestica was just Wow! Blue lit dashboard wasn’t only solving the purpose conveniently but has got an appreciatingly awesome appearance. Dheeraj was all eager explain the SUV to us. It was the Top variant model with a 2.2L VARICOR engine all to deliver 140PS power & 320 Nm Torque. It’s not just high on power but also fuel-efficient thanks to Variable Turbine Technology (VTT) incorporated in the turbocharger that generates a higher
An offroading scene
air density at low engine speeds, allowing a greater input of fuel for the same air-fuel ratio. Not much into machine, most of what he spoke was jargon – but I loved his passion for it was so much impressive and motivating to make my mind to have one asap. Similar was Samir’s feelings. Well, he served us a great drive, letting the monster ascent on its own that 60-degree bridge and then descend down, without applying brakes, on its own. All thanks to the electronic "shift-on-fly" feature, that engages 4WD on the SUV. It was rechecked on that ramp of 45degree inclination putting the 4WD on real balance test, tested again on the silly see-saw. Later on the off-roading, we devoured the high ground clearance, superb ABS and best in class turning radius.
One of my fav click of the Tata Storme
One of my fav click of the Tata Storme: The mighty
One of my fav click of the Tata Storme: Just WOW!
Verdict
Post that book-review (!), I have started feeling like a damn critique. Damn it! Well, this machine is all one can dream of, rich leather interiors combined with a monstrous yet efficient on fuel and balanced 4WD system. I AM NO EXPERT, BUT SERIOUSLY BELIEVE MOST OF THE TIMES IT’S THE FIRST LOOK THAT LEAVES THE BEST IMPRESSION – AND STORME KNOWS THAT WELL!
One of my fav click of the Tata Storme: Unparalleled
One of my fav click of the Tata Storme: Just Unparalleled

Thanks
Sincere thanks to Indiblogger for the meet and TataStorme for organizing it. Not just the drive, I love clicking the monster. It was so fun and fulfilling! Thanks guys, wish to own the Storme soon….


On drive test
Doing Donuts

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  1. It certainly is a great SUV, nice clicks...

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