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Olympian Achanta Sharath Kamal is a fan of Germany's no-speed limit highways; wants to drive a Rolls-Royce Phantom to an award ceremony

Kamal would name his car 'Ace'.

, ET Bureau|
Updated: Oct 17, 2019, 08.44 AM IST
Kamal's dream car is a Ford Mustang, and dream bike an Indian Scout Bobber.
Achanta Sharath Kamal, table tennis Olympian and Commonwealth Games gold medallist, on what it was like to drive without speed limits on the highways of Germany.

Current wheels
“I have a Skoda Rapid and a Honda WRV. And my bike is a modified Royal Enfield Bullet 500, done by Bulleteer Customs from Bengaluru.”

German odyssey
“I played the TT Bundesliga and was in Germany for six years. I mostly drove a Volkswagen Passat over there. In Germany, every highway is a pleasure to drive on. On some of them, there are no speed limits. I have driven at a maximum speed of 260 kms/hour in a Mercedes Benz AMG SLC in Germany.

“In India, my bike ride from Chennai to Bengaluru was the most memorable one. It was a great riding experience on a good highway.”

Personal touch
“I am not very particular about car accessories and customisation. For bikes, though, I like cruisers with large petrol tanks and double silencers.”

Dream vehicles
“My dream car is a Ford Mustang, and my dream bike an Indian Scout Bobber.”

Hitting the road
“In India, I enjoy driving on the Chennai-Bengaluru highway. In Germany, the best highways are in the southern part of the country, where the roads are wide and pretty straight, with many stretches having no speed limit.”

Favourite tracks to listen to while driving
“Highway to Hell by AC/DC.”

If you had to name your car, what would you call it and why?
“I would like to call it ‘Ace’, as a serve in tennis. It stands for top speed with precision.”

A car to drive to an awards ceremony
“I would like to drive a classy Rolls-Royce Phantom to a sports award ceremony. Hopefully someday it will happen.”
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