Looking back: These are all the sports car introduced to India in 2016
We already did mention in some of our earlier articles that there is no doubt in the fact that the year 2016 has been one eventful year for the Indian auto industry. We have seen plenty of launches from different manufacturers but what shocked the world were manufacturers like Aston Martin, Lamborghini introducing their newest supercars and sports cars just few days after their launch in the global markets which quite clearly explains that India has now also become an important market for these sports cars.
Now there are couple of interesting supercars and exotic cars launched last year including some special edition cars as well. We have provided all the details of these sports cars launched back in 2016 below.
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2018 Lamborghini Aventador S
Lamborghini’s most aggressive car definitely has to be the Aventador which was introduced as a replacement for the Murcielago back in 2011. The car has received plenty of variants and special edition since then takes the Aventador LP and also the LP 700-4 Roadster for example.
Now this aggressive Aventador Coupe has received its updates for the year 2017 and the good news is the updates are not limited to cosmetics but it has received some mechanical changes as well under the skin. Apart from all that the car still retains the same 6.5 Liter V12 unit from the Aventador. However the new car gets some power upgrades which actually makes things slightly more interesting while the seven-speed automated manual transmission and all-wheel-drive system are carried over from the Aventador.
According to Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stefano Domenicali, this is the next generation Aventador which very well helps in expressing their newest technology and other performance milestone. He also explains that the new car will help in elevating the entire concept of super sports car to a completely new level.
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Watch A Porsche 718 Cayman Takes On 6 Race Drone: Video
This definitely has to be one of the most exciting videos that we have seen recently. In this video you can watch a Porsche 718 Cayman takes on not one, not two but six hunter drones. The stage is set the game begins between three check points. If the drone is able to catch the car then a proximity sensor releases smoke whenever the drone is able to catch the car. The car is driven by Mauro Carlo who actually is actually is a stunt driver and he is being instructed by You Tube gamer Mauro Carlo.
The next thing that you realise is that the car is being chased by 6 drones and the stunt driver is actually trying to avoid them. The car drifts and powerslides as it tries to maintain some distance from those drones and that is actually quite interesting to watch.
The new Porsche 718 Cayman is powered by 2.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged boxer engine which is capable of producing about 350 Hp of peak power and an equally impressive 420 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a manual transmission while there is also an option of PDK transmission as optional which sends power to the rear wheels. The updated Cayman gets a bi-xenon headlamps, 19 inch Boxster S or Cayman S wheels and plenty more.
Watch and enjoy the video here.
Taiwanese Government Destroys Lamborghini Murcielago Infront Of The Crowd: Video
How does it feel when a small thing that you own gets destroyed infront of your eyes? Be it your cellphone or your watch but these are actually affordable thing which you can buy anytime you want. But imagine an expensive and one of a kind exotic car getting destroyed definitely sends a chill down your spine.
Well that is what you will watch in this video, the whole incident took place in Taiwan where a person’s exotic ride got ‘torn apart’ by the Taiwanese Government. You read that right; the car was actually torn apart by the Taiwanese Government right in front of the camera and crowd. According to the reports the owner’s exotic ride was confiscated by the Taiwanese Government when the person failed to produce a registered licence. The person was fined but he appealed to the court but his appeals were rejected.
Just to make an example of that person the Taiwanese Government actually takes the car to the scrap yard and destroys the entire car. The Lamborghini Murcielago which is the predecessor of the Aventador packed a lot of punch from its 6.5 Litre V12 unit which was capable of producing about 661 Hp and 660 Nm of torque. The car ripped apart here was the SV variant which was capable of reaching 0-100 km/h mark in 340+ km/h mark.
2017 Mercedes-AMG C43
Mercedes-Benz India has added one new model to their lineup today and it’s none other than the C43 AMG Coupe. This is their 13th product which is launched in the year 2016 and this new car will be positioned below the existing AMG C63 AMG sedan.
The car was first showcased at the 2016 Geneva Motor show for the first time and now it is already launched in the Indian market. This new model joined the C-Class family this year and is a part of plan of the auto manufacturer to extend their product portfolio. Although this may not be as powerful as the C63 variant but the C43 AMG carried forward all the AMG genes as well as some GT characteristics as well.
The Affalterbach-based development teams had decided to fit the 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo engine which is paired to the new 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission which promises smooth shifts. The coupe with its powerful drivetrain, 4MATIC all-wheel drive system and new and improved chassis technology surely promises to provide high agility and exhilarating dynamics.
Update 14.12.2016:- Mercedes Benz India today launched the C43 AMG Coupe in India. The prices and other details have been provided below
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What’s Cooking Inside Lamborghini’s Bologna Factory Could This Be A New Car: Video
It looks like Lamborghini is all set to introduce a new car to their exciting product lineup. Oh no! It is definitely not a fake news neither we are trying to surprise you all. Lamborghini recently dropped a new teaser video on their official You Tube channel.
The short teaser video kept all of us wondering what Lamborghini is upto now and specially those last few lines “What will be next?”. The teaser video gave us some hint that whatever it is be it the facelift Aventador (the old car featured in the video) or the slightly more powerful and sportier variant of the Aventador, it will definitely be powered by the perhaps slightly more updated Lamborghini V12 powertrain.
Now we assume that this car will be unveiled soon because we are just only few more weeks away from the biggest car event of the New Year, The North American International Auto show. Now we are still not sure that weather is there any chance of Lamborghini unveiling this new car at that show but this new teaser surely looks interesting.
If you actually ask us perhaps this could be the new generation Aventador which might come with an updated V12 powertrain.
2017 Nissan GT-R
Are these Japanese sportscars better than the ones found in the European other side of the World? Well! This has always been a controversial question and quite honestly many of us avoid or ignore to answer it. Offcourse they are technologically advanced and are full of electronic aids which make them safest and easily drivable car on road but they never actually fit in the garage of pure car enthusiasts. The Nissan Skyline which has broken number of records and won many prestigious awards was produced in between the time period of 1969-2002. Later the Japanese auto manufacturer decided to withdraw the Skyline GT-R and introduce its successor the Nissan GT-R which no longer was a part of the Skyline range but was technologically advanced and was powered by a much more powerful powertrain.
I clearly don’t have any idea how many of Indian supercar enthusiasts are fan of these beast but you can surely find the car now at Nissan’s dealership because the Japanese auto manufacturer recently launched the facelift 2017 model here. Nissan showcased the pre-facelift model at the 2016 Auto expo and it gathered plenty of interest afterall this is their flagship sportscar that is offered to the world. Nissan unveiled the 2017 updated model at this year’s New York Auto show in March.
Although the updated car hasn’t received any major change but the subtle updates made to the Godzila surely makes it more attractive and interesting.
Update 02/12/2016:- Nissan has unveiled the 2017 GT-R in India. The prices and the other details has been updated in this article
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2017 Nissan GT-R Launched In India Important Things That You should Know About The Godzila
Nissan launched their flagship offering GTR in India priced at INR. 1.99 Crores (ex showroom Delhi). This is the facelift model which was first showcased at the 2016 New York Auto show while the car which was showcased in India at this year’s Auto expo was the pre-facelift model.
The 2017 Nissan GT-R is powered by the 3.8-litre V6 24-valve twin-turbocharged engine which is capable of producing about 570hp at 6800rpm and 637Nm of torque. Both the power and torque output has received slight bump compared to the pre-facelift model. The hand built engine is paired to a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission which transfers all that power to the four wheels via the all wheel drive system. Talking about performance the Godzila is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h mark in less than 3 seconds while it has a top speed of 315 km/h mark.
Now talking about the exterior changes the facelift GT-R actually looks a lot sharper than the old car thanks to the redesigned V motion grille which now has been finished in chrome. The grille not only looks nice but it also has some practical purpose as well. The larger grille opening now helps in providing better cooling the engine. But the bigger opening does not mean that the car lost its old drag coefficient values, Nissan has made slight altercations to the hood. The front bumper also received new chin spoiler as well which actually contributes to the sharp styling as well. What hasn’t received is those signature four ring taillamps. The updated car has features a new titanium exhaust system as well.
Lamborghini Introduces Rear Wheel Drive Huracan Spyder
As the name suggests, all the 5.2-litre V10 units 572 Bhp is sent to the rear wheels via the 7 speed duel clutch transmission. Now offcourse! This is a Lamborghini and the performance figures on this open top Coupe surely does justice to the car. The Huracan Spyder is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h mark in just 3.6 seconds while it can attain a top speed of 319 km/h mark. The car weighs just 1509 kilograms which actually helps it to receive an impressive power to weight ratio of 2.6 kg/hp. The Huracan’s stiff aluminium and carbon fibre chassis helps in improving the handling further. The suspension system has also been optimized to handle two wheel drive settings. Furthermore the weight reduction of the Convertible too has been biased to 40 percent towards the front and 60 percent towards the rear.
As far as the styling is concerned the Huracan Spyder RWD is concerned the entire front and rear of the Spyder variant has been redesigned completely to make it look different from the four wheel drive variant. The rear wheel drive Spyder variant gets slightly bigger front air intakes which direct cold air directly to the headwind to which increases down pressure on the front axles. The Huracan Spyder variant also gets specially developed Pirelli P-Zero tyres especially designed for this car which is actually wrapped around 19 inch Kari rims. The RWD open top Huracan also gets specially contoured steel brakes with aluminum brake disc pots assist which actually helps in weight reduction improved cooling and also weight reduction.
Indian Spec Nissan GTR Details Out Gets The V8 Petrol Unit Under Its Hood
Nissan is all set to introduce the legendary GT-R in India on November 2016, now as you all know by now the pre-bookings for the sportscar has already commenced in the Indian market. Recently The Automotive India was able to snap some images of the 2017 GT-R which was wrapped and read for pre-delivery.
The updated GT-R was first showcased at the 2016 New York Motor show the car which was showcased at the 2016 Delhi Auto show was the pre-facelift model though.
The Indian spec Godzila will extract all its power from the 3.8 Litre twin Turbo V8 unit which is capable of producing about 570 ps of peak power and 633 Nm of torque. Now all that power and torque is transferred to all the four wheels via the help of 6 speed DCT gearbox.
The updated 2017 Nissan GTR gets mild cosmetic updates on its exterior which comes in the form of Nissan’s V-motion grille, while the mesh pattern towards the front face also looks like it has been updated as well. The front hood also gets a redesigned pattern as well. While the front and rear bumpers have also been redesigned as well. The car also has received a new set of alloy wheels.
Just like the exterior the interior too has been revised as well, compared to the pre-facelift variant the interior looks much more refined and Nissan has also eliminated number of switches to make it more accessible and easier for the person driving the car. The interior also gets a 8 inch touchscreen display while the seats has also been revised as well.
Aston Martin DB11 Launches In India
Aston Martin has surprisingly launched the DB11 Supercar in India priced at INR. 4.27 crore (ex showroom, Delhi). The car can be booked at infinity Motors while the deliveries will only be commenced from January or February 2017 onward.
The all new Aston Martin DB11 has replaced the DB9 and its main highlight definitely has to be its new powertrain and a new aluminium platform. Powering this new Coupe is an all new 5.2 Litre, twin turbocharged, V12 unit which is capable of producing an impressive 600 Hp of peak power at 6, 500 rpm and an equally impressive 700 Nm of torque at 1, 500 rpm. The engine is paired to a 8 speed automatic transmission. Now with these massive figures the newly introduced DB11 has become the most powerful DB series car every built. Now this car is not only about styling and premium interiors but also performance. Talking about performance the Aston martin DB11 can sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in just 3.9 seconds, while it can touch top speed of 322 km/h mark.
The new Grand Tourer has been built keeping the superior handling and comfort of the passengers in mind. Inside this Coupe gets all the technology from Daimler AG, the car gets a huge 12 inch TFT LCD display which replaces the analogue instrument cluster while a separate 8 inch TFT screen is also positioned on the centre dashboard. Furthermore the interior could also be customized according to the owners choice.
2017 Aston Martin DB11
Aston Martin has taken all the risk and played it big this time, atleast that is what comes to your mind when you actually look at the all new DB11. This thing looks insane and what is appears Aston Martin has actually lifted this car straight from the future James Bond movie set. The DB11 promises to combine the best of latest technologies available at this moment along with an exception design and a powerful engine.
So in short the new Aston Martin DB11 which will replace the existing DB9 underpins a completely new aluminum structure which will also support the future Aston Martin cars, an all new 5.2 Litre, twin turbocharged, V12 unit which is capable of producing an impressive 600 Hp of peak power, an aerodynamic exterior body shell and all the luxury that one actually searches for in a car of this stature. To be frank Aston Martin although competes with the Lamborghini, Ferrari in this segment but they never actually competed in the sheer performance space, instead their reputation is built entirely on elegance, quality of refinement and luxury which they are able to pack inside their each and every car.
Although the 600 Hp might not sound much in today’s standards especially when we think about its rivals but the car’s overall design and its ultra luxurious interiors surely can impress even the strictest critic. There is no doubt that the new DB11 can throw all the punches and kicks at its enemies but does not actually miss its rich British Accent either.
Update 11.10.2016:- Aston Martin launched the DB 11 in India and we have updated the price in this review
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