Narain Karthikeyan is a name that almost every car enthusiast or a person who loves automobiles is familiar with. He became the first Indian driver to race in Formula 1. Although, Narain Karthikeyan has left Formula 1 racing, he quite active on social media and is seen in various car race and track day videos online. A video has recently surfaced online, where the former Formula 1 race driver Narain Karthikeyan is seen with author Chetan Bhagat. The video explains that Narain Karthikeyan has offered to help Chetan Bhagat get to get to the airport. What makes this video more interesting is the car that Narain is driving. He is driving a Porsche 911 GT3 sports car and Chetan Bhagat is seen speaking why has Narain offered him help.
The video has been uploaded by Chetan Bhagat on his YouTube channel. It is a short video where Chetan Bhagat can be heard saying that he was in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu and he was about to miss his flight. Former F1 driver Narain Karthikeyan also belongs from Coimbatore and he offered Chetan Bhagat help.
Narain decided to drop Chetan Bhagat to the airport so that, he does not miss the flight. Chetan Bhagat is quite excited because of the car in which he is sitting. Narain is driving his GT3 and the sound from the exhaust can be heard in the video clearly. The race smoothly drives the car through the city and drops him to the airport. Chetan Bhagat also mentions that he did not miss his flight. As mentioned above, the video was quite short and does not show how fast they were going or how much traffic was there on the road. Chetan Bhagat can be seen asking the top-speed of the 911 GT3 to which Narain responds as 300+ kmph on a race track.
Narain Karthikeyan bought this 911 Gt3 back in 2018. Back then he was one of the first high profile buyer of this supercar in India. The cost of Porsche 911 GT3 is over 3 crores. The Porsche that Narain owns is different from regular version as he has gone for some add ons. He loves the GT3 so much because he feels that it is one of the best track oriented road car one can buy. In the video, Narain is seen driving 911 GT3 and his passion for driving is quite evident after looking at the car he is seen driving in the video.
The Porsche 911 GT3 is a powerful machine built for both track and road. It is powered by a 4.0 litre, six cylinder, turbocharged boxer engine. This engine generates a maximum of 493 Bhp and 540 Nm of peak torque. It is a proper 2 seater supercar with buckets seats and the red colour itself adds to the sporty look of the car. It was offered with a 7-speed twin clutch automatic transmission and a 6-speed manual gearbox. The automatic version can do 0-100 kmph sprint in just 3.4 seconds while the manual version takes 3.9 seconds. The manual version however has higher top speed of 320 kmph while the automatic does 318 kmph.