Chennai kid identifies 210 car models in less than 7 minutes

Published: 29th July 2013 07:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th July 2013 07:39 AM   |  A+A-


If you are wondering what a six-year-old boy can do in less than seven minutes, meet S Lakshin, who can  identify brands of 210 cars in that brief span of time.

Lakshin, a class one student of a city school, received a certificate from ASSIST World Records Research Foundation for identifying 210 car brands and models in 6.45 minutes, in the city recently.

According to the organisers, Lakshin has set a new record by beating the previous record set by another child, who was able to identify 100 car models in Puducherry.

At the competition held recently, Lakshin started identifying the car models as their pictures were flashed on the screen.

He was able to identify the brands without misspelling their model numbers as well. The car brands spanned from national to international ones including Hindustan Motors, Audi, BMW, Bajaj, Brusa, Bugatti, Caparo, Chevrolet, Chrysler, DC, DMC, Dodge, Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar, Maruti, Mercedes, Nissan, Tata and Volvo.

Sreedaran, the boy’s father said Lakshin developed an interest for cars since the age of two.

“After we noticed his keen interest in cars, we encouraged him to identify the types. He is so fond of cars that our house is filled with toy cars,” he added.

“You show the models of 210 cars in any order, he would be able to identify them in no time,” he claimed.

Asked about his favourite car, Lakshin quipped "Rolls Royce”. “Of late, my son is curious about knowing the prices of these cars,” his mother said.

Earlier, V G Santhosam, Chairman, V G P Group of Companies, lauded the boy for his talent and wished him success in the automobile sector in future.

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