India’s riches are getting richer and even though the mass-segment market is inclined towards fuel-efficient, affordable and practical cars, the business tycoons live an extravagant life. These are the five most expensive cars owned by the business tycoons and celebrities in India.
V. S. Reddy
Bentley Mulsanne EWB Centenary Edition
The most expensive car in India right now is the Bentley Mulsanne EWB Centenary Edition. It belongs to V.S. Reddy, the managing director of a big medical nutrition company called British Biologicals. He bought this car for around Rs 14 crore in Bangalore.
This specific model is a special edition made to celebrate Bentley’s 100th anniversary. Only 100 of these cars were made for the entire world. It is a very luxurious sedan with a powerful 6.75-liter V8 engine. It can produce 506 horsepower and 1020 Nm of torque. The car has an 8-speed automatic transmission, and it can go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.5 seconds. Its top speed is 296 km/h.
Rolls Royce Phantom VIII EWB
Of course, we couldn’t forget about the Ambani family when talking about the most expensive cars in India. They actually own two cars on this list. One of their newest acquisitions is the Rolls Royce Phantom Series VIII Extended Wheel Base (EWB). The base price of this car in Mumbai is Rs 13.5 crore, but that’s just the starting price without any customizations. We all know that Rolls Royce offers extensive customization options, so it’s safe to say that the car in the Ambani’s garage is worth much more than Rs 13.5 crore. However, to be fair, it doesn’t take the top spot on the list right now.
Under the hood of the Rolls Royce Series VIII EWB is a massive 6.75-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine. This engine can generate a maximum power of 563 bhp and a torque of 900 Nm. The torque peaks at 1,700 rpm, and the power is transferred to the wheels through an 8-speed transmission system. The car can go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.4 seconds. It’s worth mentioning that this is not the only Phantom or Rolls Royce owned by the Ambani family. They also have another Phantom in their garage, as well as several other expensive Rolls Royce vehicles like the Cullinan and Ghost.
Rolls Royce Ghost Black Badge
Just a few days ago, Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi received the delivery of his brand new Rolls Royce Ghost Black Badge. This super luxurious sedan cost him a whopping Rs 12.5 crore and was actually delivered to his home.
This is the second generation of the Rolls Royce Ghost, which is a really luxurious car. One interesting thing about the Ghost Black Badge is that there are more than 44,000 color options to choose from, but Hashmi went with classic black. Rolls Royce specifically created this black shade for their Black Badge cars.
The new Ghost is now slightly longer and wider compared to the previous version. It’s 89 mm longer and 30 mm wider. The height of the car has also increased by 21 mm. However, the distance between the front and rear wheels remains the same. Rolls Royce has made changes to the way the front suspension is mounted and they have placed the engine in front of the axle to distribute the weight evenly. With the larger size, the boot space has increased to 507 liters, providing plenty of storage capacity.
McLaren 765 LT Spider
Next on the list is a super expensive car called the McLaren 765 LT Spider, which is worth around Rs 12 crore. This car is owned by Naseer Khan, a businessman from Hyderabad who has a big collection of luxury and sports cars. Fun fact: he also owns the next car on this list.
The McLaren 765 LT Spider is a really exclusive supercar because only 765 units were made worldwide. That means it’s more exclusive than any other supercar in India. The car is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine that can produce 765 horsepower and 800 Nm of torque. It has a 7-speed sequential gearbox, and all the power goes to the rear wheels.
Here we have another car owned by the Ambani family. It’s the Mercedes S600 Guard, a vehicle specially ordered for their use. This exclusive car costs over Rs. 10 crore and is exclusively used by Mukesh Ambani, the head of the family and the richest person in India. The main purpose of this car is to provide utmost safety and protection to its occupants.
The Mercedes S600 Guard is considered one of the safest cars in the world. It is fully armored to protect the people inside from any kind of attack. It comes with VR10 level protection, which means it is extremely resistant to various types of threats. The car is designed to withstand the force of up to 15 kilograms of TNT explosives, even if it is detonated from a distance of 2 meters.
To ensure such high level of protection, the S600 Guard has several enhancements. The underbody and base structure of the car have been reinforced, making them more resilient. The body shell is made of reinforced steel, and the entire vehicle is constructed using special steel to add strength and security. This means that the car has the ability to withstand direct fire from steel core bullets.
Under the hood, the S600 Guard is powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 engine. This powerful engine is capable of producing 523 horsepower of maximum power and a peak torque output of 850 Nm. The engine is mated to a 7-speed gearbox, ensuring smooth and efficient power delivery.