Sam Bahadur Manekshaw and His Cars- From Sunbeam Rapier to Mahindra Scorpio N

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As Vicky Kaushal steps into the shoes of legendary Field Marshal Sam Bahadur Manekshaw in the much-anticipated film “Sam Bahadur,” we delve not just into his military prowess but also his enduring love for automobiles. While the Mahindra Scorpio N takes center stage as the film’s vehicular star, Manekshaw’s heart belonged to a classic gem – the Sunbeam Rapier.

Sam Bahadur Manekshaw and His Cars- From Sunbeam Rapier to Mahindra Scorpio N
Sam Bahadur Manekshaw and His Cars- From Sunbeam Rapier to Mahindra Scorpio N

Sam Manekshaw’s Sunbeam Rapier: A Tale of Elegance and Power

In a moment of Nepalese eloquence, Sam Manekshaw directed Sule Bahadur to bring his Sunbeam Rapier from the staff college in Coonoor. This classic car, with its rich history, became a part of Manekshaw’s life during a time when motorized transport was a rarity in the army.

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Journey Through the Years: Manekshaw’s Automotive Evolution

Joining the army in an era dominated by mules and horses, Manekshaw’s fondness for driving led him to acquire a car that was more than just a means of transport. Following his course at the Imperial Defence College in London, he returned with a Sunbeam Rapier, purchased for the princely sum of £600. The car’s journey from the hills of Kashmir to the bustling streets of Bombay mirrored Manekshaw’s own diverse postings.

Sam Bahadur Manekshaw and His Cars- From Sunbeam Rapier to Mahindra Scorpio N
Sam Bahadur Manekshaw and His Cars- From Sunbeam Rapier to Mahindra Scorpio N

Manekshaw’s Automotive Collection: Beyond the Sunbeam Rapier

While the Sunbeam Rapier held a special place in Manekshaw’s heart, his automotive journey didn’t end there. From the hills of Kashmir to the bustling streets of Bombay, his vehicles mirrored the diverse postings of his illustrious career. Despite his affinity for the elegance of the Sunbeam Rapier, Manekshaw’s automotive collection extended beyond, offering a glimpse into his personal preferences.

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Mahindra Scorpio N: Making Waves in Bollywood

As ‘Sam Bahadur’ hits the screens, it brings not only the life of Sam Manekshaw but also the Mahindra Scorpio N into the limelight. This marks the Bollywood debut of the Scorpio N, a vehicle that has become synonymous with robustness and reliability. Often portrayed as the preferred choice for police officials and politicians, the Scorpio N’s appearance in ‘Sam Bahadur’ is a strategic move, showcasing its off-road capabilities in a war movie.

Behind the Scenes: Mahindra Scorpio N’s Cinematic Debut

The Mahindra Scorpio N, with its 2.2-litre turbo diesel and 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine options, takes center stage in ‘Sam Bahadur.’ Boasting varying power outputs and peak torque figures, this SUV offers a thrilling performance both on and off the screen. With a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission and the 4×4 setup (4XPLOR) in higher-end models, the Scorpio N is set to captivate audiences with its versatility.

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Impact Beyond the Screen: Scorpio N’s Role in Automotive Culture

Featuring regular vehicles in major Bollywood blockbusters is more than just a cinematic choice; it’s a strategic marketing move. As the Scorpio N displays its off-road prowess in ‘Sam Bahadur,’ it becomes an advertisement for Mahindra. This exposure to a diverse audience highlights the Scorpio N’s capabilities, making it more than just a vehicle in a movie.

A Cinematic Tribute to Manekshaw’s Legacy

In the synergy of ‘Sam Bahadur’ and the Mahindra Scorpio N, we witness a unique blend of history and modernity. Sam Manekshaw’s Sunbeam Rapier takes us on a nostalgic journey, while the Scorpio N makes a grand entry into the world of Bollywood. As the curtains rise on this cinematic tribute to a military legend, both Manekshaw’s legacy and the Scorpio N take their places in the spotlight.

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