Yearender 2016: Most expensive cars

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Dec 27, 2016, 10:23 am IST
Updated Jan 12, 2017, 1:06 pm IST
Ther are a few too many cars that are meant to be 'art on wheels'. The ones who have these art pay a hefty amount towards ownership and maintenance. Moreover, owners more often use them to show off their wealth. Scroll ahead to check out some of the most expensive cars available in India with a whopping price tag. (Source: CarDekho)
 Ther are a few too many cars that are meant to be 'art on wheels'. The ones who have these art pay a hefty amount towards ownership and maintenance. Moreover, owners more often use them to show off their wealth. Scroll ahead to check out some of the most expensive cars available in India with a whopping price tag. (Source: CarDekho)
Ther are a few too many cars that are meant to be 'art on wheels'. The ones who have these art pay a hefty amount towards ownership and maintenance. Moreover, owners more often use them to show off their wealth. Scroll ahead to check out some of the most expensive cars available in India with a whopping price tag. (Source: CarDekho)
Bentley Bentayga 
British automaker Bentley's first SUV, the Bentayga is priced at Rs 3.85 crore. The Bentayga is powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 engine which produces 608PS of power and a whopping 900Nm of torque. With a top speed of 301kmph, it is one of the fastest production SUVs in the world and can reach from standstill to 100kmph in just 4.1 seconds. Available in a four- or five-seat configuration, the interiors feature handcrafted wood and leather.  For the interiors, one can choose between fifteen carpet options, seven different handcrafted veneers and fifteen different interior trim hides.
Ferrari 488 GTB 
A successor to the iconic 458 Italia, the 488 GTB is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.9-litre V8 engine and has a price tag of Rs 3.88 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi). It packs 670PS of power and a massive 760Nm of torque. The car weighs only 1370kg and reaches from standstill to 100kmph in 3.0 seconds and 200 kmph in just 8.3 seconds. The name 488 refers to each of the engine’s eight cylinders having a capacity of 488cc, while the GTB stands for Gran Turismo Berlinetta. It is Ferrari’s second turbocharged offering after the California T.
Lamborghini Huracan Spyder
The topless variant of the Lamborghini Huracan is priced at Rs 3.89 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi). It is powered by a 5.2-litre V10 engine which churns out a massive 610PS of power and 560Nm of torque. It is capable of reaching from standstill to 100kmph in just 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of 324kmph. Other than the fabric roof that can be retracted in less than 17 seconds, the only other visible change in the exterior compared to the coupe is a couple of 'fins'. They are located behind the seats and actively aid air flow to the rear-mounted V10 engine.
Aston Martin DB11 
Priced at Rs 3.97 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi), the DB11 is powered by a 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 engine which produces a hefty 616PS of power and 700Nm of torque. It has an eight-speed automatic ZF transmission and is the first car in the DB family to have a limited slip differential with active torque vectoring. It can reach from 0 to 100kmph in just 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 322kmph. It has a simple dual-tone interior with a twelve-inch TFT LCD display for the instrument cluster, and an eight-inch TFT screen in the centre of the dashboard for infotainment.
Rolls-Royce Dawn
The Rolls-Royce Dawn borrows its engine and platform from the Wraith. However, it has been designed from scratch and is priced at Rs 6.25 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi). In Rolls-Royce’s own words, it is the ‘sexiest Rolls-Royce ever built’. The ultra-luxurious interiors feature high-quality wood, leather and knurled aluminium. It is powered by a 6.6-litre V12 engine that produces 571PS of power and 780Nm of torque. It also features a ZF-sourced eight-speed transmission that is aided by satellites. The six-layered fabric roof makes it the world's quietest convertible.
Audi A8 L Security
Although it looks like a regular Audi A8 L from outside, the car has a price tag of 9.15 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi), and offers a list of features that make sure you're safe in the most hostile situations. Its body is strengthened using extremely resistant materials like aramide fabric, special aluminium alloys and a hot-formed steel armour. The manufacturing facility of this car is kept secret and it takes around 450 hours for its highly-skilled makers to build a single car. The windows are six times thicker than a regular Audi A8’s and can shield occupants from gunfire and small explosives.
Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard
With a price tag of 10.5 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard is the ultimate combination of luxury and security. It offers features like Night View Assist Plus, LED Intelligent Light System, 360° camera and emergency fresh air system. A thick underbelly armour plating ensures that the car is capable enough to withstand explosions from grenades and powerful IEDs. Maybach can also withstand a constant fire of hardened steel bullets from assault rifles, and its windows are coated with splinter-resistant polycarbonate to prevent shattering.