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Cars celebrities are crazy about

Last updated on: August 08, 2014 15:42 IST

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Owing the latest and expensive car is a fashion statement in show business globally. India is no different.

Until few years back, Hummer was among the favourite cars of men in Bollywood for its rugged looks and macho appeal. It’s now replaced by Audi Q7 and Range Rover.

We bring you the cars that are currently fashionable in celebrity world.

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Rolls Royce Phantom

Who owns it: Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, and Priyanka Chopra

Ex-showroom price: Starts at Rs 6.46 crore

Rolls Royce Phantom is the company’s flagship model. The Phantom uses a unique chassis platform and retains traditional Rolls-Royce design cues. The body is mostly aluminium.

The car can be highly customised and all celebrities go for personalisation when buying the car.

It comes with a strong and dynamic 6.75-litre V12 engine with 48 valves. So, no matter how elegant the car is; at the core it’s a beast.

Every Phantom is hand-built at the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood in England. It takes 60 pairs of hands to design, craft and construct a Rolls-Royce before it's ready for its owner.

Among the A-listers, there have been reports that Aamir Khan has also bought one Rolls Royce but it’s the other model called Ghost. The price of this beauty starts at Rs Rs 2.94 crore (ex-shopwrrom)

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Bentley Cont GT

Who owns it: Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Cindy Crawford, and Paris Hilton

Ex-showroom price: Starts at Rs 1.65 crore

Bentley Continental GT blends the classic Bentley DNA with contemporary design and modern technology. It is a perfect fusion of supercar and handcrafted luxury.

The petrol version of Bentley Continental comes with a 5,998cc engine. Designed in a unique ‘W’ configuration, this engine is the most compact 12-cylinder engine in the world.

The car can reach from 0 to 60 miles per hour (0 to 97 kmph) in just 4.3 seconds and can attain a top speed of 318 kmph.

The vehicles, no matter how the performance is, remain to be exquisite in their design.

While many celebrities own the latest Continental GT, there are reports that Ritesh Deshmukh owns a Bentley Flying Spur that starts at Rs 3.10 (ex-showroom)

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BMW 7 Series

Who owns it: Shahrukh Khan, Kangana Ranaut, Amitabh Bachchan

Ex-showroom price: Starts at Rs 1.08 crore

It is company’s flagship car. BMW traditionally introduces its entire technological breakthroughs and other top of the line features in 7 Series before any other of its vehicle.

BMW 7 Series comes in three petrol variants and a diesel version as well and each of them has their individual powerful engine.

The BMW 7 series is among few vehicles which are known not just for its striking exteriors and beautiful interiors but also for the performance.

In fact, this car also as a variant called 760 Li Security Edition, which is prime Minister Modi’s official car.

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Ferraris

Who owns them: Imran Khan, Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt, Justin Bieber, and Kim Kardashian

Ex-showroom cost: The cheapest Ferrari (California) starts at Rs 2.20 crore

While the model of Ajay Devgan’s Ferrari is not widely reported, Imran Khan has acquired a Ferrari FF, according to media reports. This is a four wheel drive and FF stands for Ferrari Four. The price of this car starts Rs 3.40 crore (ex-showroom).

Sanjay Dutt reportedly owns a two-seater Ferrari 599. This model was replaced by F12berlinetta in 2013, which is now the company’s flagship.

Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian drive Ferrari 458 Italia that costs Rs 3.5 crore (ex-showroom). This car has a 4,497 cc V8 engine that can take the vehicle from 0 to 100 kmph in mere 3.4 seconds.

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Audi Q7

Who owns it: Asin, Bipasha Basu, Deepika Padukone, Dia Mirza, Kajol, Katrina Kaif, Sonam Kapoor, John Abraham, Salman Khan, Emraan Hashmi, Dia Mirza, and Tusshar Kapoor

Ex-showroom price: Starts at Rs 59.35 lakh.

This was Audi’s first ever SUV launched in 2006. The full-fledged car is based on Volkswagen Touareg and the Porsche Cayenne platform.

The SUV comes with a permanent four-wheel-drive, the largest luggage space in its class and a versatile interior concept.

The reason for the popularity is the SUV's interior spaciousness and lavishness along with a heavy duty, performance packed diesel mill.

The company has paid lot of attention to detail in making it an SUV of choice for people who care little about money. It has ruled numerous hearts since the time it was launched.

The exterior features of this muscular SUV are simply stunning and can certainly astound the customers.

Some of the top-class features which have been included are a parking system with a sophisticated rear camera, a superior Bose surround sound audio system along with a brilliant multimedia interface.

This formidable SUV has also been incorporated with a long list of vital safety and protective features, which will keep the passengers as well as this huge SUV safe from any unwanted incidents.

Some of these premium features include an anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution as well.

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Porsche Cayenne

Who owns it: Priyanka Chopra, Bipasha Basu, Hrithik Roshan, Arjun Rampal, Akshay Kumar

Ex-showroon price: Starts at Rs 79.06 lakh

Though the price of the base model is about Rs 80 lakh, the top variant costs about Rs 2.09 crore.

The engine displacement of the SUV varies depending on the variant. The base diesel model has a 2,967cc engine while the top-end petrol come with a 4,806cc engine.

All the variants in this model series are available with an 8-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission gearbox.

The Porsche Cayenne model series comes with luxurious interior cabin that is made with extensive use of leather.

The interiors have a black colour scheme and is accentuated by a lot of chrome inserts.

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Mercedes S Class

Who owns it: Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan

Ex-showroom cost: Rs 1.13 crore

Many reviewers feel that considering the style, price, features, comfort and drivability, S Class is the best car in the world.

The design is athletic yet sleek with the proportions very limousine like. The interiors of the S-Class are pure luxury with the cabin designed with utmost attention to detail. Use of soft touch leather, wood and aluminium is in plenty.

Every passenger has ample amount of space to stretch but it’s the rear occupants who are truly pampered. The rear seat is extremely comfortable with all the controls on your finger tips.

Mercedes-Benz has loaded the best bit of tech inside the car. The S-Class is the first car in the world to have 0 light bulbs, it only uses LEDs, more than 500 of them.

Plethora of features make sure the S-Class is the most technologically advanced car with stuff like night vision camera, 360-degree surround view, 100 electric motors for the electronics, 14 pneumatic massage chambers, 3D maps, 24-speaker Burmester surround sound system, heated arm rest, etc.

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Range Rovers

Who owns it: Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan, Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Shahid Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Dutt, and Anushka Sharma

Ex-showrom cost: Starts at Rs 1.73 crore

The Range Rover not only has the stunning looks, but has more reasons for celebrities to get lured. It comes with refined, stronger yet lighter body structure, fuel economy is enhanced and amplified carbon dioxide emissions assist the SUV to become the car for the next gen!

The SUV has been launched in both diesel as well as petrol engine options, which keeps the option open for all kinds of consumers.

Above and beyond being technically sound, the new Land Rover Range Rover has high class and finest interiors, which comprise of almost all kinds of comfort and safety features ranging from automatic air conditioning, multi-functional power steering, GPS navigation system to anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution system, airbags, brake assist and the list never ends.

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Lamborghini Gallardo

Who drives it: John Abraham and Xzibit (American rapper)

Ex-showrrom price: Currently only Lamborghini Aventador is sold in India and its price starts at Rs 4.84 crore

The Lamborghini Gallardo has been the company’s best selling model with over 14,000 built throughout its lifetime.

Lamborghini Gallardo is fitted with a 5,204 cc engine that is capable of reaching a top speed of 320 kmph and can do 0 to 100 kmph in just 3.9 seconds.

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Toyota Prius

Who drives it: Leonardo DiCaprio, Julia Roberts, and Kirsten Dunst

Ex-showrrom price: Starts at Rs 36.18 lakh

The Toyota Prius is a full hybrid electric hatchback rated among the cleanest vehicles sold in the United States. In India it is powered by a petrol engine and an electric motor.

The Prius is sold in almost 80 countries and regions, with its largest markets being those of Japan and the United States.

Why do celebrities like driving a car that’s so cheap (for them)? For they care about the environment and want to send the same message across.

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Bugatti Veyron

Who drives it: Simon Cowell (American Idol judge), Tom Cruise, and Roberto Carlos (footballer)

Ex-showrrom price: Rs 12.54 crore

The world's fastest hot wheel has made it's mark in India recently. This supercar can be sped up to maximum 407 kmph with a mind-blowing coverage of 0-100 kmph in just 2.7 seconds.

It is equipped with a massive 7,993 cc, 16 cylinder engine. This is also the most expensive car available in India.

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Aston Martin Vanquish

Who drives it: Pierce Brosnan

Ex-showrrom cost: Starts at Rs 4.90 crore

Aston Martin Vanquish comes with 5,935cc V12 engine that produces 565 bhp. The Vanquish can rev up to 295kmph and can attain the speed from 0 to 100kmph in 4.1 seconds.

It’s infotainment system has capacitive switching for a comfortable ride. The system comes with 13 speakers and a 1,000 watt sound system.

The vehicle has cruise control system, alarm and immobiliser, remote control central locking system, automatic temperature control system, Garmin satellite navigation system, 6.5’ LCD screen, iPod and iPhone along with USB playback system, and a satellite radio system.

Prices mentioned here are indicative prices only. The Ex-Showroom price are exclusive of tax, registration, insurance and cost of accessories. For exact prices of these cars please contact dealers of the cars.

Source for car prices: CarDekho.com


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