According to the Indian Express, “The income tax data collated shows only 48,417 persons reporting income of more than Rs 1 crore in a year. Yet luxury brands like BMW, Jaguar, Audi, Mercedes, Porsche and Maserati sell almost 35,000 cars every year.” This shows that expensive cars have become a common sight on the roads, and you can no longer fascinate onlookers by opting for well-known luxury automobile brands. However, you can always make heads turn if you drive or ride in a car of a rare make. Here are some models that can certainly make you the cynosure of all eyes.
Rolls Royce Phantom DHC
Despite not being a limited production automobile, Drophead Coupé (DHC) is the most expensive car available in Indian market. Also, Rolls Royce has made only few models of DHC available to Indian customers. DHC is powered by a 6.7 liter V12 engine. Its design is inspired by elegant motorboats to deliver romantic motoring experience. Also, it is the only convertible vehicle which comes with the largest and most refined canvas roof.
Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta
The limited edition automobile is one of the 499 units available across the world. The customers in India do not have an option to choose from multiple models of Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta. Ferrari has designed Aperta as a lightweight version of the regular 458 Spider. But the stripes down the centre make the car appear both stylish and distinct. Also, the 4.5 litre V8 engine used by Aperta boosts its performance drastically.
Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster
Lamborghini made only one model of Super Veloce (SV) available in the Indian market. But the automaker made the single model at its Bangalore unit. SV Roadster is designed as a lightweight and sporty version of Aventador Roadster. But it outperforms the normal Aventador Roadster using a 6.5 litre V12 engine. Also, it comes with a number of innovative technical features like Lamborghini Dynamic Steering system and magnetorheological push-rod suspension.
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
The only GT3RS available in Indian automobile market is made in Bangalore. Porsche has made 911 GT3 RS look and perform like race cars by reducing its weight significantly. The car is also powered by a 4.0 litre 6 cylinder engines. It even features a magnesium roof, rear wheel steering, dynamic engine mounts, front brake system with six-piston aluminium brake callipers, and carbon fibre wing and bonnet.
Aston Martin N430
This limited edition automobile is considered as the most hardcore version of Vantage V8. This sole Martin N430 model available in India is powered by a 4.7 litre V8 engine. Also, it shares many features with the GT4 model including roofline, mirror casing, rear diffuser and colour contrasting grill.
Bentley Motor introduced this four seater convertible in 1995. It also made few models of Azure available in the Indian market as part of the worldwide launch program. Azure was designed as the convertible version of Arnage luxury sedan. It was powered by a 6.75 liter V8 engine. Bentley further designed Azure with lightweight components to make it look stylish and sporty.
Range Rover Sport SVR
Unlike other rigged automobiles made by Range Rover, Sport SVR is both lightweight and stylish. The team of engineers and designers have focused extensively on making Sport SVR different from other Land Rovers. This vehicle is powered by a 5.0 liter supercharged V8 engine. It even comes with several innovative features including retuned chassis, switchable Active Sports Exhaust system, and 16-way sport powered seats.
These are some of the rare cars that you may never have heard of, but will certainly be curious to see now. And if you are lucky, you might get to own one too!