While Lamborghini does sell its supercars in India, the numbers are few, and as such each one passing by is quite the eye candy. And if one went out of play, it certainly pulls at heart strings. This time a valet crashes a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder.
Nissan GTR is soon going to be launched in India with a price tag of around 1.2 crores. Thus far owing to undesirable fuel quality and inadequate service support, Nissan did not consider bringing the successor of legendary Nissan Skyline GT-R. Now the scene appears to have turned around.
2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed will begin on 26th June and vrooom through 29th. Commonly abbreviated as FoS, which ironically means Factor of Safety in engineering, Goodwood house in West Sussex, England will host one of the most spectacular events bringing together motorcycles and cars that have more than 100 years of racing history.
Bentley Continental GT3-R, the fastest Bentley ever has been revealed. It will make its official debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed being held later this month from June 26-29, 2014. The luxurious supercar in a limited production run of just 300 examples is now open for order with initial deliveries to be effected by the end of this year even though prices are yet to be announced.
Automakers in the country such as Jaguar, Mercedes Benz, and BMW are taking fresh steps to ensure that their luxury models are priced lower to make them more attractive to the Indian buyer. These three auto majors are resorting to local assembly and procurement of engines and parts from within the country which in turn sees prices drop by INR 10-30 lakhs.
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is one among few production cars in the United States of America to host more than 600 horses beneath its bonnet. Out of which, Z06 is deemed to be the most powerful car from General Motors ever. Wait for the 2015 Corvette Z06 to go on sale in last quarter of this year.
Huracan, one of the most sought-after models Lamborghini’s today, is getting ready for an India launch. Already previewed in India to a select group of individuals, Lamborghini Huracan launch is slated for September 2014, while price is pegged in the range of Rs 3.4+ crores.
Audi R8 LMX is world’s first production car equipped with laser beams for headlight. Out-rivalling BMW who announced the same feature in its i8 concept in February 2014, as Audi ends up being the first to deliver this tech to public. However, production is limited to only 99 units throughout the world, comes with elite Ara Blue crystal effect paint job. Price of Audi R8 LMX will be around €210,000 (approx Rs. 1,73,03,307) in Germany for base version, once sales begin this summer.
Ferrari LaFerrari hypercar was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. About over a year later, the first reviews of this car are now available online. The fastest and most technologically advanced road going Ferrari yet, LaFerrari features 6.3 liter V12 engine, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch F1 gearbox which is electrically assisted by Ferrari’s HY-KERS system.
Steep rise in import duty, sluggish economy, political instability and lack of adequate infrastructure have all contributed to low sales of ultra luxury top end vehicles. These slow sales have resulted in some of these marquee brands exiting the country. In about three years of existence in India, Swedish brand Koenigsegg failed to sell a single unit of Agera, whereas Bugatti too met a similar fate in India.