The one crore mark is a milestone for many in the country. Like the millionaire club across the world, having more than a crore rupees to spend in India puts you in a different league altogether.
Cars and money have had an incontrovertible bond between them ever since these horse powered machines put the actual buggy drawing beasts out of business. Just like money tends to separate the rich and the powerful from the rest, there are certain automobiles that can be said to be a cut above, the Olympians of the Automobile World. If you’ve a crore to splurge, here are some cars that you get you a membership of the Caristocrat Club.
This mid-sized luxury crossover manufactured by the German automobile giant BMW was first released as a Sports Activity Coupé (SAC) in 2008, with the second generation X6 model making a grand entrance at the Paris Motor Show in 2014. Not only is the X6 truly luxurious, with exquisite leather upholstery and ambient lighting on the inside, the broad, muscular design of the X6 does not belie the massive amounts of power and torque that its twin-turbo 4.4-litre V-8 creates. It was the first in the BMW range to have an 8-speed automatic transmission and is also one of the fastest in its class. With the X6 xDrive 35i M Sport version being priced at around ₹ 92 lakh (ex-showroom), it’s definitely a dream buy if you’ve got that kind of money to spend.
Jaguar F TYPE
This two-door, two-seater sports car from the British luxury automaker Jaguar Land Rover was first launched in 2013 as a soft-top convertible and then as a coupé the next year. Designed to look every bit of the supercar that it is, the F type has premium leather interiors and state-of-the-art tech on the inside as well, ensuring that you’re extremely comfortable even while cruising at breakneck speeds. Under the hood, the SVR coupé has a 423 kW engine that allows it to reach an incredible top speed of 322 km/hr. With a starting price of around ₹ 90 lakh (ex-showroom), the F type is certainly the car for you if you’re one to enjoy making heads turn wherever you go.
Porsche 718 Boxster
Porsche is an automobile manufacturer known across the globe for its supercars and the mid-engined 2-seater roadster titled ‘718 Boxster’ is unarguably one of its finest makes. Introduced way back in 1996, the Boxster is currently in its 4th generation. With interiors that are covered in Sport-Tex leather, a central console incorporating the Porsche Communication Management system and a stiff, sporty suspension, the Porsche 718 Boxster quite literally glides like an eagle across distances. The GTS model has a 2.5l engine upgraded to produce 361 bhp (269 kW) of power that allows it clock 0-60 mph in a barely believable 4.1 seconds. Priced at around ₹ 85 lakh (ex-showroom), this sporty beast is perhaps one of the best investments any supercar enthusiast, with a crore rupees in his or her pockets, could make in a lifetime.
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
A mid-sized four-wheel drive (4WD) manufactured by the Japanese car maker Toyota, the Land Cruiser Prado, now in its 4th generation, has 3-door and 5-door base variants. A true terrain conqueror, the Prado is an optimal mix of power, control and luxury. With its multi-terrain ABS with EBD, adaptive variable suspension and kinetic dynamic suspension system, the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is one of the most stable vehicles you can step into. A muscular yet smooth exterior design and exquisite interiors, coupled with state-of-the-art tech and safety systems, definitely make the Prado worth its ₹ 92 lakh (ex-showroom) price tag.