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).
‘Women Beyond Boundaries’
(WBB) is an organisation which runs extreme overland journeys (XOL) that push
boundaries to achieve empowerment through mobility. As part of its core
mission, WBB showcases mobility solutions adopted by women in the remote areas
through which they traverse. In keeping with this objective the WBB team will
also train local women in Ladakh on the topic of XOL driving to motivate their
movement between remote communities. This will be done with the help of the
local administration and community participation. In addition, the expedition
will also interact with local communities to spread awareness on women’s health
in collaboration with a reputed local NGO.
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