Driving alone is exhilarating: John Abraham

Published: Dec 02, 2013, 08:46 IST | Nilesh Rao |

Actor John Abraham is at his talkative best when talking about automobiles. The Bollywood hunk, who will be seen in a TV series on the car industry tells CS, "I enjoy machines and the idea of speed. A super car is the best way to celebrate speed." Here's more from a quick interview

Technical know-how
It might sound funny but whenever I visit a car showroom, I somehow manage to get hooked into the technicalities. Though acar’s aesthetics are important, features like its engine, bhp (brake horse power), torque and mileage are crucial. More than the good looks, I am fascinated with the engine specifications.

John Abraham

Not just a guy thing
Driving is for everyone. One should not look at it as an activity just for men. I truly believe that women make good drivers. In fact, I know some women who love the sound of an engine and are passionate about automobiles as their male counterparts.

One for the road

There are two memorable road journeys which I cherish. One was crossing the Rohtang Pass driving through the Lahaul-Spiti Valley. We were on a high altitude and the road was quite tough for a normal driver. You had to be a professional there. Another one was in Kabul, Afghanistan when we were driving from Jalalabad to Peshawar. It was beautiful but at the same time dangerous due to security issues.

My track line
I enjoy driving alone; it’s an exhilarating experience for me. I like to drive on a race track and I feel its something that one needs to do alone to feel one with the road.
I am a disciplined driver and give importance to road safety. Wearing a seat belt and driving with a helmet on is the foremost rule. Driving is therapeutic to me. I prefer to drive myself than having the driver take me around.

Dream machine
I would love to own and drive a Lamborghini Veneno, it my dream car. The other favourite is McLaren P1. These cars give you an experience similar to driving a Formula One vehicle. To update myself about the latest news in the automobile industry, I watch related shows and read books on them.

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