Me and My Cars: T.T. Raghu

30th Dec 2018 6:00 am

We talk cars and automotive experiences with T.T. Raghu, Vice Chairman, TTK Group.

What are you driving & why?

A Porsche Cayman manual, which is a pure sportscar, a Range Rover Velar to navigate speed bumps and bad roads with ease, a Jaguar E Type for Sunday mornings, and a Triumph Thruxton R, as well.

What’s next on your wish list ?

An AMG GT

 The most fun you’ve had in a car ?

Had a lot more fun with my Herald , Fiats and Gypsy than with all the mega horsepower cars in recent times. We averaged 80kph and clocked a top speed of 100kph.

Your money-no-object dream car ?

1958 Ferrari California Spider LWB

Who is your greatest all-time motorsport hero ?

Italian racing driver Tazio Giorgio Nuvolari

Favourite road?

The Chennai-Bengaluru highway along the Palamaner ghats, and the stretch between Kolar to Mulbagal which has a smooth surface and is really enjoyable to drive. Also the Coonoor-to-Ooty road, on a bike.

 What’s on your automotive bucket list ?

To drive a classic at the Goodwood revival  and take my Jaguars to Pebble Beach for the 17-mile scenic drive to Carmel.

What would you do with your last litre of fuel?

Set myself on fire.

The SS Jaguar Tourer is part of T.T’s dream garage.

Your ideal 5-car garage would be?

1. Jaguar E Type V12 Roadster

2. SS Jaguar Tourer

3. Porsche Cayman S

4. Range Rover Velar 

5. Triumph Thruxton R (because I’m a biker and a mechanic too).

What was your first car?

A Fiat 1100 D

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