Yesterday I got a call from my colleague at 1 PM - "Hey Radio Mirchi is conducting some inter-company competitions inside techno-park and we are now on to round 3 where someone needs to drive a Punto! Can you do that for our company's team?" I was like :wow and without thinking, I said Yes, and started started driving to techno-park in a matter of 5 minutes. Reached the venue, and saw a big crowd standing in a ground near our office. There was a driving challenge going on. There is this track through which you need to drive a brand new Punto 90 hp and it is a timed one. Hitting any pole, going out of track, or engine stalling - you're out. The track looked like this: [attachment=0:11szsfb5]Challenge.png[/attachment:11szsfb5] There is no way you can drive a Punto without engaging reverse gear several times. each and every zig zag requires at least to reverses. I stood there, watching how one participant from each company drove the car - it was horrible, as the air was filled with the burning smell of clutch of a new car! One guy who drove the car was a driver by profession and he smoked the clutch to the extent that people had to step afar to avoid the foul smell. Our chance was the last but one, and I also did my share of clutch burning. :steering Till then, the minimum time was 2 minutes 45 seconds, and I could do it with 2 minutes 50 seconds. :dance [attachment=1:11szsfb5]DSC09545.JPG[/attachment:11szsfb5] [attachment=2:11szsfb5]DSC09544.JPG[/attachment:11szsfb5] The pole at the far end is a tree itself, and one guy managed to dent one of the rear doors of the car very badly by hitting the tree while taking the U turn. I wonder what the dealership (Mohandas motors Trivandrum) is gonna do with this new car. May be it will be a test drive vehicle, but chances are that it will be sold to an unsuspecting customer as a brand new car.