Porsche India has partnered with the organisation ‘Women Beyond Boundaries’ (WBB) on a 20-day expedition across the Himalayas. Nidhi Tiwari, founder of the organisation, will showcase women’s empowerment through mobility, by driving the 4,000 km route through challenging terrain together with her navigator Neha V Sadananda. Porsche India will be providing a Cayenne for this trip set to commence on June 18, 2016 from Gurgaon. The drive will test the Cayenne’s endurance on some of the highest motorways in the world and test its off-road capabilities across different terrain as well as riverbeds.
The Porsche Cayenne Diesel provided will be driven across more than a dozen high-altitude passes, including Khardung La and Marsimik La, two of the highest motorable passes in the world. Featuring a powerful three-litre V6 turbo-diesel engine, the model produces 245 hp and has a top speed of 221 km/h. Its eight-speed Tiptronic S gearbox will be convenient during the on-road sections of the planned route. When leaving the tarmac, the Cayenne’s three off-road modes ensure maximum support for the driver. Assistance systems, offering improved traction on loose, wet and snow affected surfaces, include Porsche Traction Management (PTM), Porsche Hill Control, whilst ground clearance can be adjusted through the Porsche Air Suspension Management (PASM).