We Indians love expensive cars and exotics. Though most of us may never be able to afford them, when an exotic passes by, people gawk at them like anything. Ever wondered what are the most expensive cars available in our country? If so, we’ve compiled a list of the most expensive cars that are officially sold in India. Lets’ take a look at them.
Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII EWB
Price: Rs. 10.48 crores
The series VIII Phantom was launched by the iconic British marque earlier this year in India. It has two variants, a standard one and an extended wheelbase model. The long-wheelbase version of the Phantom Series VIII comes with a hefty price tag and is the most expensive car you can buy in India. It’s actually an all new car with a new chassis.
Rolls-Royce has always been known for their extremely sophisticated and luxurious interiors and this one is no different. The Phantom EWB gets new LED projector headlamps with LED DRL among other things like a larger grille than the preceding model. The Rolls-Royce claims Phantom VIII to be the quietest car in the world. This behemoth is powered by a 6.75-litre engine that generates 563 Bhp of power and 900 Nm of torque. The regular version of the Phantom VIII is priced at Rs. 8.99 crores.
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
Price: Rs. 8.4 crores
The gorgeous Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (DHC) is one of the best luxury convertibles money can get you right now. Though it is based on the previous generation Phantom, it’s still the most expensive convertible that you can buy in India. The fact that it’s based on a last generation model doesn’t sour the deal as that was also a fabulous car in itself. The car comes with enough features and toys that willl keep you busy for many days, yet you’ll find a new feature every now and then. The Drophead Coupe is a rare car in India but one can find it quite often on the Mumbai roads.
It gets a 6.8 litre V12 engine that churns out 460 Bhp of power and 720 Nm of torque. It is mated to a six speed automatic gearbox. The Phantom DHC is regarded as extremely luxurious and gets similar features like the Phantom Coupe. It commands a hefty sticker price of Rs. 8.4 crores.
Price: Rs. 5.92 crores
One of the newer models to roll out of the Rolls-Royce company, the Dawn is only available in the convertible version. For those of you wondering it to be the same car as the RR Ghost, it’s not. The Rolls-Royce Dawn is a completely redesigned vehicle and shares nothing except the doors and the grille with its sister models. It held the title of being the “Quietest convertible in the world” but that title has now gone to the Phantom DHC.
The Dawn can fit four adults in the car comfortably and the parameters of comfort are changed here. Comfort levels can’t be compared to any typical vehicle because after all, this is a Rolls-Royce. It gets powered by a 6.6-litre V12 that generates a maximum of 563 Bhp and 820 Nm of torque. The Dawn also offers luxury equipment and features agile handling because of its adaptive suspension and performs extremely well on the bad roads with its magic carpet suspension technology.
Lamborghini Aventador Roadster
Price: Rs. 5.32 crores
The Aventador has been around for quite some time now as one of the hottest and slickest sportscar around. The oomph factor is taken even higher by the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster which probably is the most expensive sportscar that you can buy in India. The Aventador Roadster was announced in 2012 and the first car came to India in 2013. It held the title of being the most powerful roadster in the world for long. Currently the title has been taken over by arch rival Ferrari in the form of 488 Pista Spider with 720 Bhp on tap.
The Aventador can reach 100 km/h in just 3 seconds and can hit a top speed of 350 km/h. The Roadster version of the Aventador is not cheap as it has enough technological marvels going under it so as to ensure that the car is strong enough to contain the extreme 700 Bhp and 690 Nm from the V12 engine.
Price: Rs. 5.56 crores
Another British manufacturer that is known for its superficially luxurious vehicles, The Bentley Mulsanne is a car to behold. The name comes from the Mulsanne straight (6 km in length) of the Le Mans racing circuit, where the team Bentley won six trophies at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. This is the most expensive Bentley car ever made and offers out-of-the-world luxury. The car is powered by a 6.75 twin-turbo V8 engine that produces a maximum of 505 Bhp and 1100 Nm of torque. The car can do 0-100 km/h in just 5.3 seconds to reach a maximum speed of 296 km/h. It also offers impeccable luxury features which rival that of its arch rival Rolls-Royce.
Aston Martin Vanquish
Price: Rs. 5.21 crores
The James Bond’s trusted brand, Aston Martin is one more British brand to make it to this list. The most expensive grand tourer from the brand was reintroduced in 2012 to replace the ageing DBS. The car gets extreme aerospace level engineering and also gets parts made up of aerospace grade carbon fibre. Aston Martin says that this is the most luxurious car they have ever produced.
The Vanquish uses a 5.9-litre V12 engine that produces a maximum of 568 Bhp of power and 620 Nm of torque. It has a top whack of 324 km/h and can hit the figure of 100km/h in just 3.6 seconds. There is an 8-speed automatic gearbox mated to that powerful engine. Along with all this, it’s a stunner to look at.
Ferrari 812 Superfast
Price: Rs. 5.2 crores
The 812 Superfast, as the name suggests, is one of the fastest car around. It can do a 0-100 km/h run in just 2.9 seconds and can reach a top speed of 340 km/h. This is the most powerful Ferrari to be launched in India along with being the most expensive one. The 812 is powered by a naturally aspirated V12 petrol engine that generates a maximum of 789 Bhp and 718 Nm of torque, which is a huge output for a car that doesn’t depend on turbochargers/superchargers for that extra boost.
The front-mid engine layout of the car gives it a balanced weight distribution and makes it one of the best cars to drive around on a track.
Price: Rs. 6.22 crores
The Rolls-Royce Wraith sits between the Ghost and the Dawn in the ultra-luxury Rolls-Royce line-up. It has a svelte coupe like body structure which looks stunning and can be easily identified on the road because of its drooping roofline. The Wraith is only available in a single variant ,that is, the two-door suicide-doors form.
The two-door coupe is powered by a 6.6-litre V12 engine that produces a maximum of 623 Bhp and 800 Nm of torque. Despite so much going under the bonnet, the Wraith’s cabin is said to be one of the quietest in the Rolls-Royce line-up but that is an ongoing debate among the enthusiasts.
Lamborghini Aventador S
Price: Rs. 4.75 crores
The S version of the standard Aventador is more powerful and sporty than its sibling. It was launched last year in India and it looks quite different from the regular Aventador as it gets a sportier design and updated aerodynamics.
The car is powered by a 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine that churns out a maximum power of 730 Bhp and 690 Nm of torque. The car gets carbon-fibre monocoque chassis and to reduce weight, parts like bonnet lid, rear air inlets and spoiler are all made up of carbon fibre. It can do 0-100 km/h in the bat of an eyelid (read 2.9 seconds) and can reach a top-speed of 350 km/h.
Price: Rs. 5.25 crores
The Rolls-Royce Ghost, also called the baby Rolls (though it doesn’t look a baby in any light) is the car which pulled Rolls-Royce back to its glorious days. It is the most affordable Rolls-Royce that you can buy and yet it is much more expensive than many of the luxury makes out there. The car was given the name ‘Ghost’ to honour the iconic Silver Ghost, which is the first ever Rolls-Royce car. The Ghost was updated in 2014 and received minor changes like LED headlamps and design tweaks.
The car gets powered by a 6.6-litre V12 engine that has twin-turbochargers and produces a maximum of 563 Bhp power and 780 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission.