The Indian automobile market has taken over Germany to become world’s fourth largest market. Still, the high tax regime makes it difficult for the manufacturers to launch their expensive vehicles in India. However, enthusiasts find their way out to get their hands on many exotic vehicles. There are many exotic cars, supercars and SUVs in India which have been privately imported from various countries. Here are five such new vehicles that you can find on the Indian roads.
Dodge Charger Daytona
The muscle cars are a common sight on the American soil. In India, only a handful of them is around. This one is the latest entrant to India through carnet from Abu Dhabi. The Dodge Charger Daytona 392 is a special vehicle.
The car is powered by a 6.4-litre V8 engine that produces a maximum power of 485 Bhp and 475 Nm of peak torque. The power is transmitted to the rear wheels through an eight-speed transmission. It also gets a locking differential in the rear wheel that makes it very potent.
Tesla Model X 90D
Tesla Model X is making headlines in many foreign countries for its extreme power. The Model X is a preview of the future of the vehicles. There is only one Model X in India that belongs to Prashant Ruia, the CEO of the Essar group. The vehicle is stationed in Mumbai is often seen roaming around on the roads.
The three-row SUV costs around Rs. 2 crores with all the import taxes in place, which makes it extremely expensive. The electric car is powered by two different motors. The front mounted motor produces 255 Bhp and the rear motor produces a maximum power of 496 Bhp. Together, the total torque output is humongous 967 Nm. This is the 90D variant, which comes with the ludicrous mode. It can do 0-100 km/h in blinking fast 3.8 seconds.
The bossman of Raymond India, Gautam Singhania is a major car fanatic. He recently imported the second McLaren 720S in India. Singhania imported the vehicle from Dubai through carnet, which means it will go back soon. But often the sportscar can be seen tearing up the Mumbai roads.
The McLaren 720S is powered by a 4-litre V8 twin-turbo petrol engine that produces a maximum of 710 Bhp and 770 Nm. The car can do 0-100 km/h in a blazing 2.8 seconds and can hit a maximum speed of 300 km/h. There are only 400 units of the 720S available in the world, which makes it quite rare and very special.
The Escalade is a monster SUV that is widely used by the politicos and industrialists in the USA. This is a brand new Escalade seen here, and it has been converted to the RHD layout as the SUV is only available in the LHD markets. This Escalade can be registered with an Indian number as it is an RHD.
The Escalade is powered by a humongous 6.2-litre V8 engine that produces a maximum power of 420 Bhp and peak torque of 624 Nm. This vehicle attracts a lot of eyes due to its extreme size and massive road presence.
Chevrolet Corvette C6
The iconic muscle car belongs to the national capital of India, Delhi. The privately imported vehicle is a Corvette C6, which belongs to the previous generation of the model. India also has a new generation Corvette from Kerala, which came through carnet and went back. This one, however, is here to stay. The vehicle is powered by a 6.2-litre V8 engine that generates a massive 430 Bhp and 575 Nm.