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Cars that carry one crore price tag in India

Last updated on: February 20, 2013 08:00 IST

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Jyotsana Gupta

As the millionaire population in India grows with every passing year, the luxury auto market of the country is seen witnessing a tremendous increase in demands for ever higher standards of opulence in cars.

With the buyers demanding more and the sellers providing readily, the Indian car bazaar has reached a stage where it is brimming with options, each one being just as enchanting as the next.

Out of these innumerable captivating alternatives that the potential Indian buyer of today is presented with, we bring to you the most sought-after models with eight-figure price tags.

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Bugatti Veyron

Price: Rs 16.00 crore (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

Truly one of a kind, the electrifying Bugatti Veyron is the solitary model that represents its prominent luxury brand in India.

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Image: A Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport in Geneva, Switzerland.
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And while its exorbitant price tag makes it the most expensive car in the country, its maddening acceleration, which can take it from 0-100kmph in a breathless 2.7 seconds, makes it the one of the fastest street-legal production cars on the planet.

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Under the hood, the Veyron carries a massive 8.0-litre, DOHC, supercharged petrol engine, capable of churning out a maximum of 987bhp at 6000rpm and a peak torque of 1250Nm at 2200rpm.

With this power-packed motor working round the clock, the top mark that the speedometer of this car gets to sport on its dial is a whopping 407kmph.

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Image: Bugatti Veyron L'Or Blanc at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany.
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Rolls Royce Phantom II

Price: Rs 4.50 crore (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

The ultimate status symbol of the elite, Rolls Royce, introduced a ravishing facelift of their fascinating sedan, the Phantom, last year with a series of cosmetic upgrades along with a few technical updates, making it all the more attractive and irresistible.

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Image: Rolls Royce Phantom Series II.
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Featuring the same 6.8-litre, 12-cylinder, supercharged, V12 petrol mill that powered its predecessor, the Rolls Royce Phantom II employs a new 8-speed automatic ZF gearbox sourced from BMW to work in synchronisation with the engine, which accounts for a 10 per cent enhancement in the car's fuel-economy.

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Image: A worker cleans the Rolls Royce Phantom Series II in Geneva, Switzerland.
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This enthralling saloon hands out a commanding 453bhp at 5350rpm coupled with a peak torque output of 720Nm between 1000-3000rpm.

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Lamborghini Aventador

Price: Rs 3.69 - 4.77 crore (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

From the legendary clan of supercars where every member is not only named after the ferocious fighter bulls of Spain but is blessed with their ferocious character as well, comes the stunning Lamborghini Aventador with its dazzling looks and breathtaking speed.

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Image: Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster.
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Launched last month in a new open-roof model titled as the Aventador Roadster LP700-4, the car boasts of a fabulous 0-100kmph acceleration of 3.0 seconds while flaunting a 350kmph top speed, all thanks to its powerful 6.5-litre, V12, supercharged petrol engine.

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This mighty power mill, besides churning out a peak 700bhp at 8250rpm, also holds the potential of pumping out a top 690Nm of torque at 5500rpm.

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Lamborghini Gallardo

Price: Rs 2.00 - 2.55 crore (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

The most-produced model till date of the famous Italian super sports car brand, Lamborghini Gallardo, is available in the Indian auto-market in three gorgeous variants namely, the Gallardo Coupe, the Gallardo Spyder and the Gallardo Superleggera, each of which gets powered by a fabulous 5.2-litre, DOHC, Supercharged, V10 petrol engine.

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Capable of generating a maximum of 560bhp at 8000rpm along with a top 540Nm of torque at 6500rpm, this power-house comes paired with a six-speed manual transmission gearbox.

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Sadly however, the Gallardo line-up is to come to an end after 10 years of production, with the last model set for release in 2013 being the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4.

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Land Rover Range Rover

Price: Rs 1.70 - 1.87 crore (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

The amazing all-wheel drive luxury line of Sports Utility Vehicles by the immensely famous brand of Land Rover, the magnificent Range Rover, welcomed a new member to its fleet last year when the company launched the sensational 2013 Range Rover Vogue SE in November.

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Powered by a brawny 4.4-litre, 16V, SDV8 diesel mill, this splendid package of opulence and performance promises top power and torque outputs of 334.3bhp at 3500rpm and 700Nm over 1750-3000rpm respectively.

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Leaving no visible scope for complaints, this SUV offers the best in every field, be it technology, comforts, styling, safety, performance or any other, for that matter.

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Audi R8

Price: Rs 1.35 - 1.74 crore (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

Rolled out just last month in three spectacular models, the R8 V8 Coupe, the R8 V10 Coupe and the R8 V10 Spyder, the gorgeous 2013 Audi R8 is the latest facelift for the original model that was launched back in 2006.

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Apart from borrowing the 6-speed manual transmission system from its preceding generation, these new models also feature the exceptional 7-speed S-Tronic automatic gearbox, which helps the R8 V8 Coupe flaunt an enthralling 0-100kmph acceleration of 4.3 seconds while enabling the R8 V10 Coupe to touch the 100kmph mark in just 3.6 seconds.

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As for the R8 V10 Spyder, the car retains the 5.2-litre engine from its predecessor, giving out a peak output of 518bhp along with 530Nm of torque.

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Audi A8

Price: Rs 89.07 lakh - 1.48 crore (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

Available in a total of four exotic variants, with only the very basic version sporting a sub-crore price tag, the fascinating Audi A8 L Quattro is one of the most popular cars from the German auto-giant in India.

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The latest offering of this group, the Audi A8 L 4.2 TDI Quattro, was introduced last year in the country when it came out featuring a 4.2-litre, V8, CRDI, turbo diesel mill, promising impressive peak power and torque outputs of 346bhp at 4000rpm and 800Nm over 1750-2750rpm respectively.

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Employing Audi's innovative Quattro AWD mechanism and an 8-speed Triptronic automatic gearbox, this royal ride offers a mileage of 6.6kmpl.

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