The Auto Expo 2016 got off to an exciting and refreshing start with the unveiling of over 80 new models and 20 new launches.
Auto beauties from global manufacturers stole the show this year.
The best part of the Auto Expo is that anyone could visit the exhibition and spend a day with their dream machines.
Rajesh Karkera presents some of the impressive dream machines from the Auto Expo 2016.
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani and Rajesh Karkera at the Auto Expo.
Range Rover SV Autobiography
Let's begin with the Range Rover SV Autobiography. Now, this car can be called the pinnacle of luxury and power.
Powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 it generates 542bhp, which will put a sports car to shame.
A sight to behold at the Expo, this car focuses on performance, luxury and the capability to conquer all terrains.
Audi R8 V10 Plus
The Audi R8 V10 Plus car shares parts with the RB LMS racer.
Though the exterior resembles any other Audi sports car, the magic lies in the interiors.
With multifunction and 4 control satellite switches, the sound for the engine start-up, exhaust, driving dynamics and gear changes can all be controlled from the buttons on the R8 performance steering wheel.
And coming standard for Rs 2.47 crore R8 is a Virtual Cockpit, which puts all the information you need directly in front of you!
Chevrolet Camaro SS
Making its Indian debut is the 6th Generation Iconic Chevrolet Camaro SS.
It is better known to kids and movie enthusiasts as the yellow-coloured Transformer Bumblebee.
With a choice of three petrol engines, a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine goes from 0-100 kph in just 7 seconds.
A 3.6-litre V6 engine and the top range Camaro SS features the 2016 Corvette Stingray’s 6.2-litre V8 engine that can perhaps touch the speed of light!
Grand Cherokee SRT
The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, one of the most awaited cars, is finally in India
Rugged with a touch of luxury, this sporty SUV will come with a V8 petrol engine.
Unlike the Wrangler and the Jeep Cherokee, which have diesel mills under its hood, the SRT can zoom from 0 to 100 kph in 5 seconds flat, making it a dream machine!
The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was one of the biggest showstoppers.
It can zoom from 0-100 kph in 4 seconds flat!
However, this car won't be coming to India. But for enthusiasts, catching a glimpse itself was a delight.
The visitors refused to let the media take pictures of the car. Even the model was asked to step aside (as seen in the picture).
Mercedes-AMG GT S
The fastest AMG in India and winner of the ‘world performance car of 2015’ is a car, which Mercedes says was handcrafted by racers.
This car beat the corvette by 0.2 seconds with a sprint of 0 to 100 kph in 3.8 seconds.
This will be the fastest AMG in India with a top speed 310 km/hr.
Mercedes had to cordon off the car as crowds thronged to take photographs.
Jaguar F Pace
After showcasing the concept C-X17 in the 2014 Auto Expo, which created a huge buzz about an SUV from Jaguar, JLR and Tata Motors have finally delivered a very identical SUV, which normally is not the case with concepts.
Hats off to the team for delivering its first SUV from jaguar at the Auto Expo by keeping to the concept design.
The fact that it is a first SUV from Jaguar itself makes it a dream car.
The F Pace will soon be available on Indian roads with 2 engine options.
The V6 petrol can achieve a 0-100 sprint in 5.1 seconds flat and a diesel engine will achieve the same in 5.8 seconds.
A supercharged 5.0-litre V8 variant is also planned to be launched.
All new Jaguar XE
The most desirable car from Jaguar, the all new XE was launched by the most desirable actor in Bollywood, Katrina Kaif, adding to its star value.
The XE is the most advanced and efficient sports saloon they have ever produced, says the company.
BMW X6 M
The BMW X6 M launched in October 2015, is one of the consistent head turners from BMW. A rare beauty, this car drew a lot of attention at the BMW stable.
Powered by the M Twin Turbocharged V8 pertrol engine, it can go from standstill to 100 in just 4.2 seconds.
Safe, secure and powerful is what one feels when inside this BMW. Visitors pushed through crowds to get a feel of this car.
And at last the much awaited Mustang from Ford… It has starred in Hindi movies in different avatars since the 1970s.
Launched in 1964, the first generation of the Ford Mustang came into Bollywood soon and remains one of the most desired cars till date.
Superstar Rajesh Khanna was one of the first in Bollywood to own a Ford Mustang and soon followed by many other actors from the industry.
The Mustang offers pure driving pleasure and the logo stands for its strength and power.
Currently, in its 6th generation, we will see it officially on Indian roads in the second quarter of 2016.