Cyclone Tauktae in Mumbai: CEO claims that his Porsche 718 Boxster was a victim

The cyclone Taukte is wreaking havoc in the western coastal region of India. The Mumbai IMD recorded the highest wind speed of 108 km/h. There are many reports of properties and vehicles getting damaged due to the high wind speeds. However, this incident of an exotic Porsche 718 Boxster getting damaged due to the cyclone is quite grim, to say the least.

Owner and founder of Global Esports, Dr Rushindra Sinha tells the story of his Porsche 718 Boxster getting heavily damaged due to the cyclone in the video above. While the pictures of the Porsche became viral on the Internet this morning, the owner has posted a video where he explained what happened exactly.

According to the video, Rushindra parked the vehicle in the complex and did not use it the previous day. At night, he received a call on the intercom from the watchman that it is raining outside and the Porsche is getting “wet”. While Rushindra did not understand what the watchman meant by that, he started wearing clothes to go downstairs and check the vehicle. While he was getting ready, he got another call where the security guard asked him to rush and come down.

Cyclone Tauktae in Mumbai: CEO claims that his Porsche 718 Boxster was a victim

Rushindra handed the keys to the driver and asked him to check the vehicle. He followed the driver and when he reached downstairs, he saw that the roof of the convertible is open and the vehicle is getting drenched in water. The watchmen came running to tell him that the roof opened automatically due to the wind.

CEO claims that the Porsche 718 automatically started driving ahead

Cyclone Tauktae in Mumbai: CEO claims that his Porsche 718 Boxster was a victim

Rushindra claims on the video that when he went down, he saw the driver inside the vehicle. The driver put the key to turn on the car and close the roof. However, Rushindra claims that as soon as the driver turned the key, the Porsche darted ahead at full speed to hit the pillar of the building. It completely damaged the vehicle’s front end.

While there are no details on why this happened. Rushindra claims that the car’s instrument cluster was showing a “System Fault” error when it happened. He also claims that he was standing beside the car when the incident happened. He also says that the drive only turned the key and the vehicle started moving ahead, which is extraordinarily rare and has never been reported from anywhere else in the world.

Rushindra claims that the high wind speed opened the roof of the car and since it was raining, the water entered the system of the vehicle. It caused a system malfunction, which he claims must have caused the car to go in the forward direction as soon as the driver turned the key to start the vehicle.

Cyclone Tauktae in Mumbai: CEO claims that his Porsche 718 Boxster was a victim

He has filed an insurance claim and also says in the video that he thinks that the car is in total loss. However, the insurer will verify the claims and will file the final report, which may take some time. Currently, the CCTV footage of the incident is not available. However, Rushindra says that he is working to recover the footage.

Shantonil Nag

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