Me and My Cars: Shalin Sameer Koticha

2nd Jun 2019 6:00 am

We talk to Shalin Sameer Koticha, director, Fortress Group, about his automotive experiences.

What are you currently driving?

A Maserati Gran Turismo Sport for its sheer elegance and V8 soundtrack. I also have a BMW M6 Gran Coupé for daily use.

BMW M6 Gran Coupé

What’s next on your wish list?

Undoubtedly a classic American muscle car. It’s about time I get my hands dirty!

The most fun you’ve had in a car?

Weaving through Mumbai traffic in my Mini Cooper S JCW always brings a wide smile to my face. The Mini has additional pops and bangs for good measure.

Favourite / Dream money no object car?

Ferrari F40

Who is your all-time greatest motorsport hero?

Michael Schumacher. I watched him dominate Formula 1 when I grew up.

Favourite road?

The Leh-Manali highway for its scenery, curves and challenges. Preferably on something with two wheels like my Honda GoldWing.

What’s on your automotive bucket list?

A road trip across Norway in a Porsche 911.

What would you do with your last litre of fuel?

Keep some around to show my kids how good we had it in the old days.

Your ideal five car garage would be?

1. Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta

2. Lexus LFA

3. Eagle Speedster (based on the Jaguar E-Type)

4. Singer 911

5. Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione

What was your first car?

A tuned Hyundai i20 with low profile tyres and red neon.

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