Even though luxury vehicle brands have a much bigger market share today, they are a rare sight among the large number of mass segment cars that dominate the Indian roads. Even though luxury cars carry a hefty price tag, due to the tax structure in India, every now and then we come across abandoned luxury vehicles. There may be various reasons for neglecting a luxury car, including seizure of the vehicle by cops. Here are ten such expensive vehicles that are slowly rotting away with disuse.
Rolls Royce Phantom
The Phantom is not the cheapest Rolls Royce that you will find on the market and it carries a hefty price of more than Rs. 8 crores in its current generation. Here is a last-generation Rolls Royce Phantom that can be seen with a layer of dust on it. We are not sure what is the exact location of this Rolls Royce, but it looks like a police compound where other exotics can be spotted too.
Parked beside the Rolls Royce Phantom is the Jaguar XK grand touring sports car. The XK is a rare catch in India and remained in production from 1996 to 2014. This bright red coloured Jaguar XK is gathering dust at the same police compound where a Lamborghini Murcielago is also resting. The XK cost near to a crore rupee in India and has now been replaced from the market by the F-Type.
The Audi R8 is known as one of the most value-for-money sports cars and the cheapest variant retails at Rs. 2.72 crores, ex-showroom in India. Here is the last generation Audi R8 that is trying to look different from the garbage lying around and failing at it terribly. The black coloured R8 carries a Delhi number plate and looks like it has been impounded by the police.
The flagship sedan of the German brand, the 7-Series is the chariot of many rich and famous including many Bollywood celebrities. Here is an older-generation BMW 7-Series parked on a roadside and waiting for the rust to consume it. The low height ride suggests that the air suspension system of the sedan has given away. It is quite possible that the owner has left it for the rising maintenance cost. The current generation BMW 7-Series is priced from Rs 1.29 crores.
Bentley Continental Supersports
Bentley is one of the luxury car manufacturers from the Great Britain that is known for its rich history and exquisite interiors. Here is a Bentley Continental Supersports that comes with a massive price tag of more than Rs. 3 crores in its current generation. The beautiful looking Continental Supersports is the perfect blend of luxury and power. This particular car has been seized by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) for some irregularities and it has been lying in their compound all neglected.
Toyota Land Cruiser
The Toyota Land Cruiser is an extremely popular vehicle but is quite rare in India due to its price tag. The capable SUV carries a sticker price of Rs. 1.41 crores at present and is chosen by many for its reliability. This old-generation Land Cruiser has been left for good by its owner and it can be seen parked at a roadside. The vehicle seems fine otherwise with everything intact and no body damage.
The Audi Q7 luxury SUV is the best-selling product in its segment. It is the choice of many Bollywood actors too. The black-coloured Audi Q7 seen in this picture was seen at a parking lot in the Vashi Railway station in Mumbai and its condition is completely cringe-worthy. The flagship luxury SUV from the German brand also seems to have a failed air-suspension system that has made the vehicle’s body touch the tyres. The base version of the Q7 is priced at Rs. 70 lakhs in India.
The 5-Series is a popular choice of many businessmen and driving enthusiasts. This the last generation F10 5-Series that was spotted in one of the streets in Mumbai. The vehicle seems fairly new from its looks but the thick blanket of dust and dry leaves will leave a lot of enthusiasts in a furious state. The sedan carries a price tag of more than Rs. 52 lakhs for the entry-level variant
The Audi A7 is one the most beautiful looking sedans from the brand. The coupe-design of the A7 makes it a head-turner. Here is an Audi A7 left to die alone in Kolkata. Even this A7 seems to have suspension failure that has made the body rest on the wheels. The base variant of the Audi A7 carries a price tag at Rs. 65 lakhs on the Indian market.
Here is a first-generation BMW X5 abandoned by the owner in Maharashtra. The SUV has been utilised by the pavement-dwellers to tie a tent to it and use it as a shelter. The car itself does not seem to be in good condition and things like front grille are broken. The 1st generation BMW X5 was quite expensive and carried a price tag of above Rs. 50 lakhs.