India has no shortage of wealthy people. The high-end car sales in India is on a rise, especially companies like Lamborghini, Ferrari and Porsche who are managing to sell good number of vehicles. There are a few, however that have been launched and never found any buyer. Here are 5 such vehicles:
The Veyron is a vehicle that doesn’t need an introduction. It is a legendary vehicle and an engineering marvel. When it was introduced, it was the world’s fastest and most powerful vehicle, making 987 Bhp and 1250 Nm. The company introduced the Grand Sport 16.4 in the Indian market, back in 2010. The Grand Sport being the convertible hard top version. The vehicle was priced at Rs 16 crores, ex-showroom Delhi.
The then Bentley and Lamborghini (not anymore) dealer in Delhi, Exclusive cars was the official distributor of the same. While the car traveled throughout the country for prospective customers, no one ended up buying the vehicle sadly. All units finally got sold out with India getting none.
Not many people would know this, but Koenigsegg, the Swedish company officially launched the Agera in the Indian market. They even showcased the car to media and held a drive at Gurgaon, near Delhi. Koenigsegg tied up with Interglobe General Aviation, the same company that Indigo airlines is associated with, for the sale of the Agera. The vehicle was introduced in 2011 at a price of Rs 12.5 crores. The vehicle is powered by a 5.0 liter V8 that produces 947 Bhp and 1100 Nm. While the vehicle is so well known across the globe, the company never managed to sell a single unit in the Indian market.
Aston Martin One-77
When Aston Martin finally unveiled their product line up in India, the one-77 was a part of it. What makes the vehicle special is the fact that only 77 of them were being built for the whole world. The company even brought the demo vehicle to the country, which was on display at their showroom in Mumbai. The vehicle was priced upwards of Rs 20 crores, which was massive, back in 2010. While they were looking for someone to buy it in India, no one went ahead and got it. The vehicle is powered by a 7.3 liter naturally aspirated V12 that produces 750 Bhp and 750 Nm.
The Conquest Evade is based on the company more rugged military version, the Knight XV. The company introduced this massive SUV in the Indian market and priced it at Rs 8.5 crores, ex-showroom. The vehicle was the company’s first non-armoured vehicle. It is based on a Ford F350 Super Duty and has a body made up of a mix of aluminium and mild steel. It can be had in both petrol and diesel engine options and came in a 2+2 configuration.
Interglobe General Aviation, the same company that brought the Koenigsegg brand into the Indian market also took distributorship for Gumpert. The Apollo is the first car that has been made by the company and is powered by a 4.2 liter twin-turbo V8 producing 650 Bhp and 850 Nm. While the vehicle is well known across the world for being a great track car, no one in India got one. The car was priced at Rs 5 crore, ex-showroom.