India’s 10 most powerful cars

Snapshot – India is no more in the license raj. Reforms aligned to globalization and the accompanying economic growth has meant that high-end luxury car market has exploded. Sportscars represent a small but growing pie of the luxury car market in India and well heeled buyers have access to a range of high performance cars that were previously available only as private imports. Private imports also meant after sales hassles, a stumbling block that has now been overcome what with the likes of Aston Martin, Lamborghini and even Ferrari setting up dealerships and service centers in India. Well, the time then is ripe for a CarToq profile of the 10 most powerful cars sold in India. Fasten your seatbelts ladies and gentlemen.

Audi RS7 Sportback 560 Bhp

The Audi RS7 Sportback is a high performance version of the A7 coupe. The car features a 4 liter V8 engine that is turbocharged and direct injected. The TFSI motor outputs a peak power of 560 Bhp while peak torque is rated at 700 Nm. An eight speed automatic gearbox drives all four wheels of the car by means of the famed Audi Quattro AWD system.

. The RS7 Sportback is a full import through the CBU route and the car is 1.28 crore rupees and at that price level represents serious bang for the buck.

Porsche 911 Turbo S 560 Bhp 

The Porsche 911 is a classic in the sportscar world what with its instantly recognizable design that has assumed an aura of timelessness. The 911’s top dog Turbo S variant runs a 3.8 liter flat six petrol engine with turbocharging to boost output to 560 Bhp and 700 Nm.

A 7 speed dual clutch automatic gearbox is mated to the rear mounted engine that drives the rear wheels of this sportscar. Porsche, owned by the Volkswagen group, has now assumed full control of distribution and after sales in India, which should come as a a welcome whiff of air for buyers. The car is priced at 2.68 crore rupees, ex-showroom Delhi.

Rolls Royce Ghost 563 Bhp

Continuing in a luxury bent of things, the Rolls Royce Ghost is definitely the most luxurious roller among India’s most powerful cars. A standard fixture in the garages of statesmen and royalty, the Ghost comes with a 6.6 liter V12 engine that is one of the largest surviving naturally aspirated units in the luxury car space.

This motor outputs 563 Bhp of peak power and a massive 780 Nm of peak torque. The Ghost is a four seater with the rear seats customized for a large shot of luxury. The Ghost starts at 2.5 crore rupees.

Aston Martin Vanquish 564 Bhp

The Aston Martin Vanquish is a sportscar that combines high performance with bespoke luxury. The Vanquish is a grand tourer and in line with its GT positioning, the car seats 4 adults rather than the two adult norm on most supercars.

Sitting at the top of Aston Martin’s sportscar line up, the Vanquish is priced at 3.85 crore rupees. The car is powered by a a massive V12 naturally aspirated engine that displaced 6 liters. This motor outputs 564 Bhp of peak power and 620 Nm of peak torque. A 6 speed gearbox drives the rear wheels.

Lamborghini Huracan 602 Bhp

The Huracan supercar is the latest Lamborghini in town and the car that replaces the Gallardo, a best selling supercar in the Italian supercar maker’s range.

The Huracan features an all-new 5.2 liter, naturally aspirated V10 petrol engine that outputs 602 Bhp-560 Nm. The sharp looking supercar comes with an all wheel drive system fed through a 7 speed dual clutch gearbox. The car is priced at 3.43 crore rupees in India and Laborghini has already showcased the supercar to prospective buyers.

Bentley Continental GT Speed 626 Bhp

The 2015 Bentley Continental GT Speed is an updated version of the sporty GT car, which like the Aston Martin Vanquish combines high performance and bespoke luxury. The Flying Spur is powered by a 6 liter W12 twin turbo engine that outputs 626 Bhp-820 Nm.

The engine is mated to an 8 speed automatic transmission that drives all four wheels by means of an  all wheel drive system. The car is a f0ur seater that is aimed at GT lovers. Prices of the GT Speed start at 1.99 crore rupees.

Ferrari FF 651 Bhp 

The Ferrari FF is a sportscar that can do a lot more than other Ferraris, for the FF is a four seat supercar that also comes with four wheel drive system to boot. The car’s V12 engine is a naturally aspirated unit that displaces 6.3 liters.

The engine outpus 650 Bhp-800 Nm and drives all four wheels of the Grand Tourer by means of a 7 speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. The Ferrari FF is one of the few versatile supercars in the world, with space for four adults and a luggage space of 450 liters. The car’s prices start at 3.5 crore rupees.

Lamborghini Aventador 690 Bhp

The Aventador is the flagship raging bull from Italian supercar maker Lamborghini. The car sits right at the top of Lamborghini’s range and features a 6.5 liter V12 engine with the 12 cylinders in a 60 degree bank. The motor outputs 690 Bhp of peak power and 690 Nm of peak torque.

The motor drives all four wheels of the supercar through an all wheel drive system. A 7 speed dual clutch automatic gearbox handles torque transmission duties on the Aventador. The supercar starts at 5.05 crore rupees.

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta 730 Bhp

The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is the Italian supercar maker’s replacement to the 599 GTB. Launched in 2012, the F12 Berlinetta is the flagship twin seat GT super car from the Prancing Horse brand from Maranello, Italy. The car is powered by a 6.3 liter, V12 engine that is a naturally aspirated unit.

The 6.3 liter motor outputs 730 Bhp of peak power and 690 Nm of peak torque, making the Berlinetta the most powerful road going, internal combustion engined Ferrari sold currently, asides the hybrid LaFerrari. Ferrari offers a 7 speed, dual clutch automatic transmission that drives the Berlinetta’s rear wheels. The car starts at 3.5 crore rupees.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport 1,183 Bhp 

The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport is the big daddy of big daddies. With a power output of 1,200 Bhp, the Veyron Grand Sport hands taller than every other supercar sold in India, and is only fitting that the Veyron is called the Hypercar of the supercar world.

The car is powered by an eight liter W16 engine that outputs 1,200 Bhp of peak power and 1,500 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mid mounted and drives all four wheels of the hypercar through an all wheel drive system. The gearbox of the Grand Sport is a 7 speed, dual clutch automatic unit. Prices start from 16 crore rupees.