Feeling the thrill of driving a sports car in a deserted road with the engines revved up and the top down is something only a few can boast about. Who doesn’t dream of experiencing the adrenaline rush as a sports car goes from 0 to 100 kmph in less than 5 seconds?
As fast and powerful as these sports cars, it’s not surprising to see their huge price tags. When you add a popular brand name to it, the price goes sky high and it's well worth it to the sports car enthusiasts. From Lamborghini to BMW and Audi, there are a number of foreign auto manufacturers who have made a well-deserving name in the sports car industry.
These days, with the economic boost and increase in the purchasing power of the consumers, it is natural that people want to better their quality life with a dream home, a sports car, and yearly vacations. It is not just the super-wealthy people with deep pockets who can afford these 2-seater convertible cars.
Fortunately, banks, Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFC) and other lending institutions provide easy access to credit to customers in the form of car loans. You can get car loans for new and used cars. With the advent of technology, applying for a car loan online has become easier. All you need is a good credit score, a steady income and a stable occupation to be eligible for a car loan.
For those who can afford a sports car or those who dream of buying one, here is a list of the top sports car launched in India in 2018:
The Porsche 911 was first launched by the company in 1964. The supercar has managed to maintain its essence since then. The 911 Turbo S has consistently managed to be among the fastest cars in the world while being practical for a daily driver at the same time. The price of Porsche 911 Turbo S starts approximately at Rs.3.3 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). There are more than 15 colors available to choose from.
|Porsche 911 Turbo S Specifications|
|Top Speed||330 km/h|
|Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h||2.9 seconds|
|Power (kW at rpm)||427 at 6,750|
|Maximum torque (Nm)||750|
|Fuel tank||68 litres|
The price of the Ferrari California T approximately starts at Rs.3.59 crore. Ferrari entered the Indian market in the year 2011 and started selling 4 of their more popular models then. The California T was first unveiled in the 2008 Paris Motor Show and is available in 12 different colors.
|Ferrari California T Specifications|
|Maximum power (kW at rpm)||412 at 7,500|
|Maximum torque (Nm at rpm)||755 at 4,750|
|Maximum speed||196 mph|
|Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h||3.6 seconds|
The Lamborghini Aventador has grown at a startling rate ever since its launch in 2011. The car has since become a status symbol for celebrities and a favorite of car aficionados. The price of the Aventador starts at Rs.5.46 crore can go up to Rs.6.11 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). There are around 13 colors available for you to choose from.
|Lamborghini Aventador S Coupe Specifications|
|Maximum power (kW at rpm)||544 at 8,400|
|Maximum torque (Nm at rpm)||690 at 5,500|
|Transmission type||Electronically controlled all-wheel drive system with rear mechanical self-locking differential|
|Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h||2.9 seconds|
|Maximum speed||350 km/h|
The Aston Martin Vanquish S was reintroduced by the company in 2012 and is the company’s flagship grand tourer. The price of the Vanquish approximately starts at Rs.5.99 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). The Vanquish has more than 30 color options to choose from.
|Aston Martin Vanquish S Specifications|
|Maximum power (kW at rpm)||433 at 7,000|
|Maximum torque (Nm at rpm)||630 at 5,500|
|Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h||3.5 seconds|
|Maximum speed||323 km/h|
|Fuel tank capacity||78 litres|
The price of the Audi R8 starts approximately at Rs.3.14 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). The R8 has 9 color options to choose from.
|Audi R8 Specifications|
|Top Speed||330 kmph|
|Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h||3.2 seconds|
|Maximum power (kW at rpm)||449 at 8,250|
|Maximum torque (Nm at rpm)||560 at 6,500|
The Bugatti Veyron is a two-door supercar handbuilt in France. The price of the Bugatti Veyron approximately starts at Rs.13.05 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). The Bugatti Veyron has 4 color options to choose from.
|Bugatti Veyron Specifications|
|Maximum speed||415 km/h|
|Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h||2.5 seconds|
|Fuel tank capacity||100 litres|
|Maximum power (kW at rpm)||882 at 6,400|
|Maximum torque (Nm at rpm)||1,500 at 3,000 - 5,000 rpm|
Maserati is one of the oldest sports car manufacturers in the world. The Maserati GT Sport is known for the Ferrari engine it uses and the unique styling that it comes with. The price of the GranTurismo Sport starts at Rs.1.98 crore. There are more than 15 color options available for you to choose from.
|Maserati GranTurismo Sport Specifications|
|Maximum speed||299 km/h|
|Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h||4.8 seconds|
|Maximum power (kW at rpm)||338 at 7,000|
|Maximum torque (Nm at rpm)||520 at 4,750|
|Fuel tank capacity||86 litres|
The price of the BMW M4 approximately starts at Rs.1.52 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). There are 8 color options provided to choose from.
|BMW M4 Sport Specifications|
|Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h||4 seconds|
|Maximum power (kW at rpm)||331 kW at 7,000|
|Maximum torque (Nm at rpm)||550 at 2,350 - 5,500|
|Fuel economy (km/l)||10.99|
The price of the Audi RS 5 approximately starts at Rs.1.28 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). It is based on the MLB platform which is the same platform used in the A5 Sportback. There are 8 colour options available for you to choose from.
|Audi RS5 Specifications|
|Maximum power (bhp at rpm)||444 at 5,700 - 6,700|
|Maximum torque (lb-ft at rpm)||443 at 1,900 - 5,000|
|Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/hr||3.7 seconds|
|Top speed||150 mph|
The price of the Mercedes Benz S-Class approximately starts at Rs.1.56 crore and can go up to Rs.3.12 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). There are 14 color options available for you to choose from.
|Mercedes Benz S-Class Specifications|
|Model Name||S 350D||S 450||Maybach S560||Maybach S650|
|Displacement||2,925 cc||2,996 cc||3,982 cc||5,980 cc|
|Maximum power (bhp at rpm)||281.61 at 3,400 - 4,600||362.07 at 5,500 - 6,100||462.65 at 5,250 - 5,500||620.89 at 5,000|
|Maximum torque (Nm at rpm)||600 at 1,200 - 3,200||500 at 1,600 - 4,000||700 at 2,000 - 4,000||1,000 at 2,300 - 4,200|
With the availability of easy credit/car loans for those who wish to own a sports car, here is a list of 5 budget sports cars in the Indian car market that one can look into purchasing:
The price of the DC Avanti approximately starts at Rs.39.42 lakh. The DC Avanti is the first supercar that was made in India and released in the Indian market. There are 3 color options provided to choose from.
|DC Avanti Specifications|
|Maximum power (bhp at rpm)||250 at 5,500|
|Engine type||2 Litre Petrol Turbo|
|Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h||6 seconds|
The price of the Ford Mustang GT Fastback approximately starts at Rs.86.13 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). There are 6 colour options available for you to choose from.
|Ford Mustang GT Fastback Specifications|
|Engine type||5.0L V8|
|Maximum seating capacity||4|
|Maximum power (hp at rpm)||460 at 7,000|
|Maximum torque (lb.ft at rpm)||420 at 4,600|
The price of the Audi TT approximately starts at Rs.75.15 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). There are 8 color options available for you to choose from.
|Audi TT Specifications|
|Maximum power (kW at rpm)||169 at 4,500 - 6,200|
|Maximum torque (Nm at rpm)||370 at 1,600 - 4,300|
|Transmission||6-Speed S tronic|
|Top speed||250 km/h|
The price of the Mini Countryman starts at Rs.40.64 lakh and can go up to Rs.48.11 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The diesel variant of the Mini Countryman starts at Rs.44.45 lakh while the petrol variant starts at Rs.40.64 lakh. The car is available in 6 different color options.
|Mini Countryman Specifications|
|Displacement||1,998 cc||1,995 cc|
|Maximum power (kW)||141||140|
|Maximum torque (Nm at rpm)||280 at 1,350||400 at 1,750|
|Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h||7.5 seconds||7.7 seconds|
The price of the Mercedes Benz SLC approximately starts at Rs.95.49 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The car is available in 4 different colors.
|Mercedes Benz SLC Specifications|
|Engine type||3.0 Litre V6 Biturbo Engine|
|Top Speed||250 km/h|
|Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h||4.7 seconds|
|Maximum power||270 kW|
|Maximum torque||520 Nm|
Note: The price range for each model of sports car listed above is approximate and can vary with customization as specified by the customer.
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