Sportscars, supercars and luxury saloons – loads of bling, this month
FERRARI 812 SUPERFAST
The F12 Berlinetta is no more but we have the 812 and it is not fast, but Superfast, says Ferrari. It is the most aerodynamically efficient Ferrari supercar ever, with numerous cuts and slashes that festoon its chiselled body. The 812 Superfast gets a front mounted, naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 engine that lets loose 789 horses and 718Nm, all to the rear wheels so ferociously that 100kmph is dispatched in just 2.9 seconds. The car gets F1 derived 7-speed DCT with electronic differentials. It is also the first Ferrari to get electric power steering along with a rear wheel steering. It does not skim on tech, coming with Ferrari’s fifth generation Slide Slip Control, Power Oversteer and Peak Performance systems. Be ready to shell out an eye-watering amount of more than `5 crore though.
812 Superfast `5.2 crore
Price ex-showroom Delhi
Behold the eighth generation Phantom! To make sure you only hear the clocks ticking, Rolls-Royce has used sound deadening materials that weigh over 130kg. Based on Rolls-Royce’s all-new aluminium spaceframe platform, it will be the basis for future RRs including the upcoming Cullinan SUV. Bye bye Bimmer! Under the long bonnet of the 2018 Phantom sits an all-new 6.75-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine that makes 563 horses and 900Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to an 8-speed, GPSenabled transmission and the Phantom gets rear-wheel steering. Yes, it still comes with the starlight roof along with various customisation options and umpteen other features that justify its jaw-dropping price.
Phantom `9.5 crore Phantom EWB `11.35 crore Prices ex-showroom
‘The world’s best car’ is here in its latest avatar! It has already bagged the title of being the first car in the country with a BS VI compliant diesel engine. In a race to bring latest tech to their flagship luxury saloons, Merc has equipped it with level 2 autonomy systems, which allows it to drive and apply brakes on its own. It also comes with Adblue tank that injects liquid ammonia solution to the selective catalytic reduction unit that in turn converts harmful exhaust gases to water vapour and nitrogen! In terms of powertrains, you get the S350d with a 2925cc, in-line 6-cylinder, twin-turbo diesel motor, while the S 450 gets a 2996cc V6 twin-turbo petrol.
S350d `1.33 crore
S450 `1.37 crore
Barely two months have gone since the launch of Maserati’s first ever SUV, the Levante and now, the Italian marquee has brought in the 2018 Ghibli to our shores. The luxury saloon comes with a BS VI compliant V6 diesel motor developed in collaboration with VM Motori that unleashes 271 horses and 600Nm and is paired to an 8-speed auto ‘box sending power to all four wheels. The carmaker claims an impressive fuel efficiency figure of 16.94kmpl, but would you care when you are buying a Maserati?
Ghibli `1.33 crore GranSport `1.38 crore GranLusso `1.42 crore
PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS
Porsche has quietly brought in the all-new GT3 RS to India. Based on the 911 GT3 cup, the engine is tuned to deliver additional 30 horses and 10Nm more than the regular GT3. To slice through air quickly it sports a lot of aerodynamic elements as well. The air slats on the front wheel arches reduce overboost pressure generated by the wheels which results in more downforce. The rear mounted 4-litre, flat six, naturally aspirated motor makes 513.6bhp and 470Nm of twist that comes mated to a 7-speed PDK gearbox, sending all the power to the rear wheels. It does the 100kmph dash from standstill in a claimed 3.2 seconds, with a top whack of 312kmph.
GT3 RS `2.75 crore