Volkswagen Group, launched the newest super premium sports car, the ‘Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport’ today in the Indian market. Priced at Rs. 16 crore onwards, the luxury car has officially taken away the title of the most expensive car to hit the Indian roads. The Grand Sport, which uses components made of special materials like titanium, carbon fibre and magnesium is powered by an 8 litre engine with 16 cylinders and can reach a top sped of 407km/hr and a speed of 360km/hr with the roof off. The 0 to 100 km/hr mark is reached in mere 2.7 seconds.150 units of the new Veyron will be assembled by hand at the company’s headquarters in Molsheim, Alsace, from where it will sail across the globe. The distributorship for the new Veyron has been taken up Exclusive Motors located in New Delhi, who are also the dealers for Bentley and Lamborghini cars in India.
“Bugatti has been doing well in America, Europe and the Middle East. Now we see India as an emerging market for us, hence we have decided to bring the car to India,” Bugatti Automobiles Sales Market Manager (Middle East, Europe and India) Guy Caquelin told reporters here.
“The price of the car will be subject to foreign exchange fluctuation and the levels of customisation that a buyer demands,” Exclusive Motors Managing Director Satya Bagla said. He, however, said that with the Indian luxury car market growing at about 25 per cent there is an opportunity for such expensive cars. “The Bugatti Veyron is four times more expensive than what’s being sold in the India. So we are currently testing the customer response,” Bagla said, when asked if there has been any order for the car.