Snapshot – Big Bhp numbers are what drive high performance cars and the Indian car market now hosts almost every major high performance car brand of the world. Over the next six months, a slew of powerful, fast cars will be imported and launched in the country. Today, we’ll fill you in about five, 400 Bhp plus cars that will be launched in the next 6 months, with the flood gates opening as early as later this month.
W222 Mercedes Benz S-Class S63 AMG
On the 30th of this month, Mercedes Benz will launch a trio of high performance cars in India, of which the S-Class S63 AMG will be one. Based on the latest generation, W222 S-Class, which has been going great guns in the luxury saloon market, the S63 AMG variant will be the sportiest, and more powerful model in the line up.
An import through the completely built route, the S-Class S63 AMG will marry luxury with high performance. To do just this, you get a 5.5 liter V8 twin turbo petrol engine with 577 Bhp and 900 Nm on tap. The 0-100 Kph run will be dispatched in 4.4 seconds while the top speed is electronically limited to 250 Kph.
Mercedes Benz G63 AMG
The fastest off roader on earth will make its India comeback on the 30th of July 2015. The G63 is the AMG massaged version of the off roader, with a 5.5 liter twin turbo V8 petrol engine putting down 544 Bhp of peak power and 760 Nm of peak torque. Even the brick like aerodynamics do little to stop the SUV from reaching 100 Kph in a blistering 5.1 seconds.
The aerodynamics catch up only at higher speeds though, limiting top speed to 210 Kph. However, this off roader has never been about chasing top speeds. Instead, dune bashing, hill climbing and mud plugging is what the G63 AMG will revel in, and run rings around other similar SUVs. Of course, you’ll have luxury to accompany.
The ‘Stang is available with a right hand drive layout for the first time in its production history, and it’s coming to India later this year. Ford has already begun the homologating process of the car at the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).
The Mustang’s GT variant is likely to be sold here, and was already spotted at the ARAI. The all-American muscle car will be the first such offering in India across brands. For Ford, the Mustang is meant to be a brand builder, showcasing customers what the brand is capable of. For enthusiasts, it will be an opportunity to drive home an icon. Facts and figures? A 5 liter V8 naturally aspirated petrol motor with 465 Bhp-542 Nm.
Mercedes Benz AMG GT
The Mercedes Benz AMG GT is the flagship high performance sportscar in the German automaker’s line up. The car made its global debut last year, and will be launched in India later this year. The AMG GT will cost over 2 crore rupees, and complete with the likes of the Porsche 911 and the Aston Martin Vantage.
The car employs a 4 liter V8 petrol engine with twin turbochargers. This motor makes 462 Bhp and 600 Nm, endowing the AMG GT with a top speed of 300 Kph, while also making sure that it is the fastest accelerating Mercedes Benz car with a 0-100 Kph run of just 4 seconds. The AMG GT will also be the most expensive Mercedes Benz car to be sold here, with a price tag in excess of 2 crore rupees.
The Godzilla is coming and you can now drive the same car that gives Sachin Tendulkar his thrills. Yes, the Nissan GT-R is expected to be in select showrooms of the automaker in India by the end of this year. The GT-R is one of the most powerful sportscars made by a Japanese automaker and will arrive into India as a completely built unit (CBU).
It will be the most expensive car that Nissan has ever sold here, with a 2 crore rupee+ price tag. Coming to the numbers game, the GT-R will use a 3.8 liter, V6 twin turbo petrol engine with 545 Bhp and 628 Nm. The car transmits torque through all four wheels by means of a 6 speed automatic gearbox.