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.
While many people on the planet dream of owning an Italian supercar, few realise that it is possible to enjoy this driving experience at a local track. Here are a few of the best Italian supercars that you’ll find to enjoy a speed sensation and make your dreams of driving in style become a reality!
Hennessey Performance Engineering, the American sportscar manufacturing company has managed to register a record top speed of 270.49 mph (435.31 kmph) at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Revealed in a new video, Hennessey Venom GT beats Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s top speed of 267.81 mph (430.99 kmph).
BBC’s Top Gear recently reviewed a supercar from Zenvo, a new car manufacturer from Denmark. In their review, the show’s host Jeremy Clarkson made negative comments on the car, which you can see in the video embedded.
Ferrari California T is now revealed in official images. Powered by a 3.8l engine, generating 560 PS power and 755 Nm torque, California T will make it’s public debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. In the words of Ferrari, “The Ferrari California T epitomises elegance, sportiness, versatility and exclusivity: characteristics that have distinguished every California model since the 1950s.”
Geneva Motor Show just got a wee bit more exciting with McLaren announcing its 650S supercar reveal. Designed and developed to offer the enthusiast driver a one stop shop in luxury, engagement and excitement, it all comes together for McLaren Automotve in this dramatic yet beautiful styling.
Among Audi, Mercedes, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Porsche, Ferrari, Bentley and Rolls-Royce cars, Parx Super Car Show 2014 will see a 1932 Ford American Hot Rod Rebel that has been restored in house in Bangalore. Withpower from a Chevrolet V8 engine with 500 BHP, top speed is pegged at 200 kms/hr.
Last year’s Parx Super Car Show did see an unfortunate Audi R8 catch fire. Back then, Gautam Singhania, Founder and Chairman of the Supercar club of India confirmed the car did not belong to their club.
The American Hot Rod Rebel is a 1932 Ford that has been restored in house in Bangalore. Vehicle parts have been sourced from various parts of the world online.