It is been still uncommon to dot a sports car on the roads of India. But various automakers are dying hard to make that scenario change. Certainly, to an extent they have succeeded in doing so for past some years. Mentioned here are the upcoming supercars that are bound for the Indian market in 2015. Read on to hit that throttling extravaganza…
The aftermarket designer is now bound to turn into a full-fledged carmaker. Reportedly, with the launch of Avanti, DC will strive hard make the most of it for offering a kick of sports at the cost of a full-size sedan just at Rs 25 lakh. The petrol engine of 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged power out the hell of 248bhp along with 241Nm to rear wheels via-speed manual transmission. The last time when it was seen wasn’t production ready, but the sources said Avanti to be pulled like a true sports car and would feature luxurious gimmicks inside like a touchscreen infotainment system, digital instrument panel and lots more. So, on an account, the buyers will not be laid out to complain even after buying a sports car at the fractional cost of those German and Italian super-machines.
New Audi TT
Audi’s league of projecting itself as a lifestyle automaker, the new TT that made debut in international market sometimes back will make way to our shores for no lesser than Rs 6 million apparently in the guises of coupe and convertible both. In the engine bay, company offers three options to choose from, TT, TT Diesel and a sportier TT-S. For the petrol, there is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine churning out 230bhp, whereas the same in TT-S makes a whopping 310bhp. The diesel engine of the same specifications as of petrol delivers 184bhp. All the traction is sent through the 6-speed DSG gearbox, whereas someone addicted to manual for that raw feel will now not be disappointed as well. Comparing the older and newer version of TT, the platform pinned under is all new Volkswagen’s MQB weighing lighter; and even the interiors also see fresh excitement.
The ‘I’ that awed entire world when it got assimilated with ‘8’ at the bay of BMW, will be storming the roads of India by 2015 for an expected price of Rs 1.5 crore. Powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine for 234bhp and 320Nm it also takes on the power from a 7.2 kWh lithium-ion electric motor sending an additional 131bhp of power to both the axles at front and rear. As after getting behind the steering, it can be claimed, BMW this time hadn’t made a proper racetrack car, but designers had done what others may not have thought of. To say that precisely, i8 is like driving a concept car which wows every eyeball on the street and has enough power to go as fast as 4.4 seconds from 0-100km/h without any insanity to a decent top-speed of 250kmph.
Mercedes AMG GT
The aggressive nature of AMG in India had led us to believe that AMG GT will be launched as well. In fact, the success of SLS AMG had laid the way for AMG GT towards a lucrative ground for a handsome package of more than Rs 2 crore. Driving it on the practical roads of India may sound troublesome due to the low ground clearance. But since India is getting an increased ride height with all the cars (even with the low slung Lamborghini), and if this one too given a perched treatment, then models like F-Type will see a serious competition here. Power is sent from a newly developed 4.0-liter V-8 bi-turbo unit which develops power of 456bhp and 600 Nm of torque mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox for the standard variant. All these technicalities throw the GT from 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds. And if that wasn’t enough to satisfy the hunger, then GT ‘S’ trim is also on the list that performs for a good 503bhp and 649Nm torque with 0-100km/h coming up in lesser than 3.7 seconds.
Ford’s expanding vision towards Asia has led many countries to dream about Mustang, and especially the right hand drive countries are on the spearhead this time. Out of that cluster India is a one to receive that beloved Mustang, which may be priced at somewhere near to Rs 4 to 5 million.
However, American muscle cars are famous around the world, and Mustang being the favourite amongst them. As the price tag is slightly above the line for many to reach there, but since it will be imported as CBU (completely built units) the import duties are plays spoilsport here. Above all, it is a practical road car that does also leads in power, which means altogether a new kind of fun is awaited. And that GT version will definitely hit the nail right on its head for the Indian buyers for being spacious and beasty on power if launched.
Note it down, Ford Mustang comes in three engine options: 3.7-litre V6, 5.0-litre Mustang GT and the most powerful that we were talking about Shelby GT500 comes strapped by a 5.8-litre supercharged V8.