Feast your eyes on the latest mechanical beasts to hit Indian roads. By Satyaki Sarkar
1. Lamborghini Huracan RWD Spyder
The Italian car giant recently launched yet another one of its masterpieces in the Indian market called the Lamborghini Huracan RWD Spyder. The latest model is the fifth variant of the Lamborghini Huracan range in India. The design stays true to Lamborghini’s signature look, with large front air intakes and a streamlined aerodynamic chassis. Equipped with a 5.2-litre V10 engine that churns out a massive 571BHP power and 540 Nm of maximum torque, the Huracan RWD Spyder has a top speed of 319 kmph, and a 0-100kmph acceleration speed of only 3.6 seconds.
Price: Rs 3.45 crore
2. Mercedes Benz E Class
Mercedes-Benz launched its all new made-in-India E Class long wheel base model recently. Available in both petrol and diesel variants, it is the most advanced E Class model ever madel. It sports a black diamond grille with two striking chrome fins on each side and comes equipped with a four-cylinder petrol engine or a six-cylinder diesel engine, pushing out 184bhp of max power and 300Nm of max torque. There are touch-sensitive control buttons on the steering wheel for easy driving, along with four driving modes—comfort, sport, sport plus, and individual. The individual mode lets you customise suspension stiffness, engine response, as well as gear change response. Passengers too have it better it this model, with more space added in the back thanks to seats that recline upto 37 degrees.
Price: Rs 56.15 lakh
3. Made-in-India Jaguar XF sedan
Jaguar has launched a made-in-India version of its premium busines sedan. It’s available in two variants, one with a 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel and a power output of 132 kW, and the other, equipped with a 2.0-litre petrol engine churning out 177 kW of power. Besides the impressive specs, the car also comes with a plethora of advanced technology features, including the InControl Touch Pro, featuring a 25.9 cm touchscreen infotainment system and a Meridian Sound System, guaranteed to take care of all your on-journey entertainment needs.
Price: Rs Rs 47.50 lakh (base price)
4. Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman
German automobile manufacturer unveiled the sporty 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman last month. Apart from the beautifully designed chassis, the cars come equipped with a 2.0-litre engine (both cars), churning out a maximum torque of 380 Nm and 379Nm respectively. The Boxster sports a luxurious interior fitted with the latest audio systems, and sports the latest Porsche Connect Plus module and the Porsche Vehicle Tracking System Plus. While the 718 Cayman reaches 0-100kmph in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 170 mph, the 718 Boxster goes from 0-100kmph in 4.7 seconds, with a top speed of 275 kmph.
Price: Rs 85.53 lakh (718 Boxster), Rs 81.63 (718 Cayman)
5. Audi A3 Cabriolet
This is the latest variant of the Audi A3 launched in 2014. The car is a fun convertible whose hood that can be raised or lowered even at speeds of up to 50kmph. Powered by a 1.4 TFSI petrol engine, the A3 Cabriolet churns out a maximum power output of 150HP and maximum torque of 150Nm. Available in a variety of nine colours, the car comes fitted with the Audi drive select adaptive dynamics system that has five operating modes to fine-tune driving characteristics, along with dual-zone climate control and a high-resolution colour driver’s information system. With a top speed of 250kmph, it is able to accelerate from 0-100kmph in just 7.3 seconds.
Price: Rs 47.98 lakh