5 EXOTIC car and SUV imports of India

It is extremely difficult to import cars into India due to the stringent tax regime. Even then, it does not stop a few enthusiasts from bringing in exotic vehicles into the country. We bring you five super rare vehicles that run on Indian roads, and that have been imported privately.

Chevrolet Camaro

5 EXOTIC car and SUV imports of India

After the Ford Mustang officially landed in India, there was hope of Chevrolet launching the Camaro. Sadly, Chevrolet exited the country in a jiffy. That doesn’t stop enthusiasts from using the car in India. Seen here is a ZL1 Camaro that came to India via Carnet.

The bright yellow Camaro that attracted major attention in the movie Transformers is a ZL1 variant. It is powered by a massive 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine that generates 580 Bhp.

Cadillac Escalade

5 EXOTIC car and SUV imports of India

The massive American SUV has its own aura when it is on the roads. The big bad Escalade was spotted in Mumbai. It is the previous generation of the Escalade. It is powered by a 6.2 litre V8 that churns out a maximum of 404 Bhp – 565 Nm. The car has been converted from LHD to RHD as the car was never produced in the RHD format.

Infiniti FX37

5 EXOTIC car and SUV imports of India

Out of all the Japanese manufacturers, Infiniti is the rarest in India. It’s Nissan’s luxury division. Seen here is an Infiniti FX37 that was privately imported. It is 2010 model and comes with a unique grille. The name FX37 comes from the 3.7-litre V6 engine that generates a maximum power 325 Bhp at 7,000 rpm. No other Infiniti FX37 has been spotted in India till date so it can be safely assumed that it is the only one of its kind.

Chrysler 300C

5 EXOTIC car and SUV imports of India

The Chrysler is a common name on the American roads. In India, however, the muscular sedan is rarely seen. Here is a previous generation of the Chrysler 300C that looks massive. The car is registered in Madhya Pradesh but is used in Maharashtra. The Chrysler 300C is powered by 5.7-litre Hemi V8 that generates a maximum of 292 Bhp – 260 Nm. The black coloured Chrysler also gets DRLs and 18-inch rims. The owner has changed the original grille to the vertical ones, which makes it even more rare.

Alfa Romero 4C

5 EXOTIC car and SUV imports of India

This Italian sports car – the Alfa Romeo 4C – is properly rare. The 2-seater mid-engined 4C is powered by 1.7-litre turbocharged engine producing 237 Bhp – 350 Nm. The car gets the 6-speed dual clutch transmission. The car weighs roughly around 1135 kgs, making it extremely fun to drive. Alfa Romeo 4C does not even get a power steering to keep the weight low. Earlier, a Jharkhand number 4C was spotted.

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Shantonil Nag

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