Indian politicians are usually not known for their fine taste in automobiles, with most of them owning one or two popular SUVs in general. However, M.T.B. Nagaraj from Karnataka is an exception. The state minister for small scale industries and municipal administration has an envious car collection, which is nothing short of a dream for car enthusiasts. Following are all the premium cars owned by M.T.B. Nagaraj, which includes top-of-the-line luxury saloons and rugged premium SUVs:
Rolls Royce Phantom VIII
The white-coloured eighth-generation Rolls Royce Phantom VIII is the most coveted car in the garage of M.T.B. Nagaraj. The Phantom VIII is a car that is widely seen more as a status symbol rather than a mode of transport. The luxury chariot on wheels comes with a 6.75-litre twin-turbocharged V12 petrol engine, which makes 563 bhp of maximum power and 900 Nm of torque.
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Land Rover Discovery Sport
The Kannada politician also owns a white-coloured Land Rover Discovery Sport, which is the most affordable vehicle from the luxury SUV brand from Great Britain. This midsize seven-seater SUV is available with a 2.0-litre diesel engine which produces 177 bhp of power and 430 Nm of torque, and a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine which makes 245 bhp of power and 365 Nm of torque.
Ferrari F8 Tributo
The only supercar in the garage of M.T.B. Nagaraj, the Ferrari F8 Tributo is one of the most desirable Ferraris of the modern era. Nagaraj owns this sleek and low slung supercar in a cool looking shade of blue. The heart of the Ferrari F8 Tributo is a 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine, that pumps out 710 bhp of power and 770 Nm of torque, making it the fastest car in his garage.
Bentley Continental GT
White is one of the most sophisticated looking colours for a luxury vehicle, with another white-coloured luxury vehicle in Nagaraj’s car collection is a Bentley Continental GT. This two-door luxury coupe has an immense road presence and a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 petrol engine that churns out 500 bhp of maximum power and 660 Nm of maximum torque.
Mercedes Benz GL350 CDI
M.T.B. Nagaraj owns a previous generation Mercedes Benz GL350 CDI, which was replaced by the all-new GLS-Class in 2021. The politician owns a white-coloured GL350 CDI, and as the name suggests, it gets a diesel engine under its hood. The 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine powering this luxury SUV belts out a maximum power output of 258 bhp and a peak torque output of 620 Nm.
In India, a politician’s car garage is considered incomplete without a Toyota Fortuner, and M.T.B. Nagaraj too owns one in a shade of white. The Toyota Fortuner is bought for its sheer road presence and incredible reliability. The Fortuner owned by the politician is supposed to be the top-spec 4×4 automatic variant, which is powered by a 2.8-litre diesel engine capable of producing 177 bhp of power and 450 Nm of torque.
The Cayenne was a breakthrough product from Porsche, which was known only for making breath-taking low-slung sports cars. Nagaraj owns a white-coloured previous generation model of the Porsche Cayenne, which was available in India with a frugal but powerful diesel engine. The 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine of the Porsche Cayenne generated 340 bhp of maximum power and 450 Nm of maximum torque.
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
Another impressive and reliable SUV owned by M.T.B. Nagaraj is the good old Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. The Prado was available in India for more than two decades and in multiple generation models. The mainstay of the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado in the Indian car market was a 3.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, which used to make 170 bhp of maximum power and 410 Nm of maximum torque.
Toyota Innova Crysta
Another vehicle that is widely used by Indian politicians for the sense of comfort and reliability it offers is the Toyota Innova Crysta. Introduced in 2016, the Innova Crysta is a one-of-its-kind MPV with no direct competition. Much like most politicians, Nagaraj owns a white-coloured Toyota Innova Crysta, the 2.4-litre diesel engine of which makes 148 bhp of maximum power and 343 Nm of maximum torque.
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