For a car fanatic, there probably can never be a more exciting and gripping topic than the most expensive cars in the country.
For all car enthusiasts, here’s a short encounter with the seven most expensive cars that can be imported into India.
Before getting to the list, we need to mention that the Aston Martin One 77 does not show up in this compilation due to the fact that only 77 units of this model were produced and sold, making it a collectors item.
As for the Koenigsegg Agera goes; despite being a road-legal car internationally, it simply cannot function in India. These two cars, therefore have been excluded.
Price: Rs 12 crore (ex-showroom)
Hitting the mind-boggling top speed of 407 kmph, it does not take the needle of Bugatti Veyron’s speedometer more than 2.7 seconds to go from 0 to 100 kmph.
And why would it when the force rushing that needle along its scale comes from a magnificently powerful 8-litre 16-cylinder engine that can spin an unimaginable 1,001 bhp at 6,000 rpm for 1,250 Nm of torque generated over 2,200-5,500 rpm.
Awarded with the title of ‘Car of the Decade’ for 2000-2009, this supercar has been blessed with a braking system that is as awe-inspiring as its mighty powerhouse, capable of bringing this gorgeous speed-machine down to a freezing standstill just within 2.3 seconds.
Maybach 62 S
Price: Rs 5.10 crore (ex-showroom)
A long-holding member of the oldest and one of the most elite community of luxury cars, Mercedes-Benz, Maybach ranks second in the line of the most cash-demanding and deserving candidates in the country.
Powered by a grand 6.0-litre, V12, 620 bhp, turbo engine that comes mated to a fabulous 5-speed automatic transmission gearbox, this particular model of 62 S from the fascinating Maybach series is a 4-door, 5-passenger sedan that gets assembled in Stuttgart in Germany.
For a car weighing over 6,000 pounds, the 62 S flaunts an unbelievable sprint taking not more than 4.5 seconds to go from 0-100 kmph.
Price: Rs 4.85 crore (ex-showroom)
Coming up next in this pageant of gorgeous rides is yet another Maybach. The 57 S, for whom S symbolises ‘special’, forms the second half of the introductory pair of models that came out after this luxury brand was revived by Daimler AG and the first half of which is formed by none other than the stunning 62 S.
With a mighty 6.0-litre, bi-turbo, V12 mill working under its hood, it takes just about 5.1 seconds for this lavish ride to attain the 100 kmph mark from a complete standstill.
Blessed with such striking features, it is really unfortunate to know that this opulent brand will be shut down for good next year.
Price: Rs 4 crore (ex-showroom)
The ultimate epitome of royalty, luxury, class and sophistication, Rolls-Royce, came out this year with a new version of its magnificent Phantom series.
Titled as the Phantom Series II, this new generation of royal bloodline is the perfect blend of tradition with trend.
While the famous ‘suicide doors’, the avant-garde front grille, the vast expanse of land that it covers, the plush interior setting and the roaring 6.75-litre V12 power-mill under the hood keeps this ride well-bonded to its ancestral generations, the novel and contemporary headlamp-fog lamp cluster, the gadgetry updates inside the cabin and the new 5-camera parking assist system brings it at par with its ultra-modern rivals.
Aston Martin Vanquish
Price: Rs 3.85 crore (ex-showroom)
Brought to life in 1913 and recognised all over the world as the James Bond Car, the London-based Aston Martin defines the apex of luxury that any sports car can ever achieve.
Having already launched four of its scintillating models of Vantage, DB9, DBS and Rapide in India, it is the Vanquish that was rolled out by this legendary brand in 2012.
With a massive 6-litre V12 power-house residing under the hood that can churn out an incredible 568 bhp for 620 Nm of torque, the Vanquish can be driven to a top speed of 295 kmph with the mark of 100 kmph being crossed within the first 4.1 seconds of the ride.
Price: Rs 3.69 crore (Ex-Showroom)
“We start where others stop”. This is the most famous saying about the most famous maker of super sports cars on the planet. Lamborghini, a brand known for bestowing their rides with looks worth killing for and naming them after the most ferocious of Spanish fighting bulls, this year unveiled the breathtaking Aventador in India.
One of the fastest breed on road in the whole world, the dashing Aventador draws all its power from a forceful 6.5-litre 12-cylinder engine that, besides bringing a power-boost of 8 per cent in comparison with its preceding model, also cuts down the CO2 emissions by a whole 20 per cent bringing it ever so closer to Nature.
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
Price: Rs 3.57 crore (ex-showroom)
And bringing up the rear of this royal procession is the famous horse from Italy, the Ferrari. Christened as the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, the opulent two-seat coupe from the celebrated creator of sports car marvels arrived in India last year.
Boasting of features like 4-wheel ABS, EBD, dusk-sensing automatic headlamps, remote anti-theft alarm system, emergency interior trunk release and heat insulating wind-shield amongst many other interesting traits, this Italian star can shoot from 0-100 kmph merely within 3.7 seconds, all thanks to its magnificent 6.0-litre, DOHC, 611bhp, V12 power-mill.