The exotic car scene in India seems to be growing at a relatively fast pace. These high-end vehicles were earlier seen only in the metro cities but now even tier II cities are home to a few exotic cars out there. Today we bring to you a list of six exotic cars that are currently rolling on Indian streets, each of them being only one of their kind in the country.
BMW M5 30 Jahre Edition
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the BMW M5, the German automobile manufacturer had rolled out a 30 Jahre BMW M5. The model was limited to 300 units across the world. The power output of the limited edition M5 with the competition package was raised to 600 hp and 700 Nm of torque. The sedan now sprints from naught to 100 km/ph in just 3.9 seconds.
Inside, the “30 Jahre M5” lettering is embroidered on the front door sill finishers and plaque bearing “30 Jahre M5” and “1/300” inscriptions on the dashboard. The “30 Jahre M5” logo is also embroidered into the backrests of all four of the high-performance sedan’s seats. The only M5 30 Jahre edition in the country belongs to the Brand ambassador of BMW, Sachin Tendulkar.
Afla Romeo 4C
Though not a supercar per se, the Alfa Romeo 4C is almost non-existent in India. Only one unit has made it to the Indian shores. The Coupe, finished in a shade of white, was seen on the streets of Mumbai a while ago.
Powering this sports car is a 1,742 cc turbocharged engine that produces a feisty 237 hp and 350 Nm or toque. Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph takes just 4.1 seconds while the top speed stands at 260 km/ph. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission with a twin clutch and paddle shifters.
Mercedes-Benz G63 6×6 AMG
The Mercedes-Benz G63 6X6 AMG is the largest and most expensive SUV by the German automobile manufacturer. The 6 wheel driven vehicle features three portal axles with huge 37 inch tyres at each side of their ends, which enables it to wade through a meter of standing water with aplomb. Powering this brute machine is a 5.5L, twin turbo V8 AMG engine that produces a power output of 536 hp and 760 Nm of torque. Naught to 100 takes this beast under 6 seconds. Transmission duties are performed by a 7 speed automatic transmission.
The Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 was limited to 100 examples and was officially sold out soon after its launch. This decision was taken by the company to keep the exclusivity of the vehicle intact. The model which has arrived in India seems to have come for a temporary stay through the car-net scheme and shares its garage with a Lamborghini Aventador in the suburbs of Mumbai.
Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta
Having a production run limited to just 499 units, the 458 Speciale Aperta is one of the most powerful middle engine spiders (convertible in Italian speak) in the history of the prancing horse. The hard top of this Ferrari requires just 14 seconds to retract or deploy.
Powering the 458 Speciale Aperta is a naturally-aspirated V8 petrol engine that produces 605 hp of power and 540 Nm of torque. The car sprints from 0 to 100 kmph in just 3 seconds. The only Aperta in the country comes from a well known garage in the city of Pune, Maharashtra.
Lamborghini Aventador SV
India recently received a Lamborghini Aventador SV. The supercar, finished in a shade of Rosso Mars red, is one of the 600 units to have been produced worldwide. Reported to be the only one which would ever arrive in India, this limited edition bull calls Bhubaneshwar, Odisha its home and shares the garage with an Audi R8 LMX and a Lamborghini Huracan.
Powering the Aventdaor SV is a 6.5-litre V12 engine that produces 740 bhp and 690 Nm. 0-100 kmph comes up for the Aventador SV in a matter of 2.8 seconds, while 200 kmph takes 8.6 seconds. The top speed is said to be upwards of 350 kmph.
Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale (STS)
The Gallardo STS was a limited edition model from the Italian supercar manufacturer whose reach was restricted to 150 units worldwide. Only one of these exclusive models has come down to our country. The STS can now be occasionally spotted on the roads on Mumbai in its current shade of purple chrome.
Powering the Gallardo STS is a 5204cc V10 petrol engine that produces a power output of 562 hp at 8000 rpm while the peak torque of 540 Nm comes up at 6500 rpm. This engine sends power to all four wheels via a 6 speed automatic gearbox. The car sprints from naught to 100 in 2.4 seconds while the top speed stands at 320 kmph.
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento replica
The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento (which means sixth element in English) is originally a V10 high-performance lightweight limited edition car which comes all the way from Sant’agata Bolognese (the home of Lamborghini). The Sesto Elemento’s name refers to the atomic number of carbon, in recognition of the car’s extensive use of carbon fibre.
The Sesto Elemento in question here is based on a Lamborghini Gallardo. The modification work, which was carried out by DC Design, seems to be the closest you will ever get to, in-case you wish to see a Sesto Elemento in India. The original model was limited to track and only 20 units were made. These units found their owners prior to the official unveiling.
Following is the gallery for the 6 exotic cars of India: