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Mind-boggling speed machines of India

Last updated on: February 7, 2013 09:04 IST

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Wajeeh Khan

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f the innumerable marvels that the automotive industry keeps on presenting before their audiences every now and then, there are a select few that possess a charm so captivating and performance so thrilling that even for those riders who are otherwise really hard to please, it doesn't take much to go crazy over them.

These are the rides that are blessed with a personality that can outshine all others, but still are known not for their enchanting appearance but for their mind-boggling speed, breathtaking acceleration and crushing power that resides at their very core.

And it is this very extraordinary power that we are going to explore this time, with the fastest street-legal cars of India.

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Bugatti Veyron

Top Speed: 408kmph

Requiring not more than 2.6 seconds to go from an absolute standstill to a fabulous speed of 100kmph, Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport is the fastest street-legal car in the country.

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Driven by a mighty 8.0-litre, 16-cylinder, 987bhp petrol engine, this super speed machine, thanks to its exorbitant price tag of Rs 16 crore (ex-showroom, New Delhi), also happens to be the most expensive car of India.

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Lamborghini Aventador

Top Speed: 350kmph

Named after one of the most ferocious Spanish fighting bulls just like all its siblings, Lamborghini Aventador LP700 4 inherits not just the bull's name but its aggression as well.

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Priced at a whopping Rs 3.69 crore (ex-showroom, New Delhi) and capable of transitioning from 0-100kmph in just 2.9 seconds, this Italian super car derives its power from a 7.0-litre, 12-cylinder, 700bhp, V12 petrol mill.

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Ferrari FF

Top Speed: 335kmph

The very first four-wheel drive production model of Italian auto-maker, Ferrari FF, comes housing a power-packed 6262cc, 12-cylinder, 651bhp, V12 petrol engine that holds the potential of taking the gorgeous car from 0-100kmph in merely 3.7 seconds.

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Costing a sum of Rs 3.40 crore (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the car is known as the FF (short for 'Ferrari Four') because of the four-wheel drive and four-seater features that have been incorporated in it.

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Lamborghini Murcielago

Top Speed: 330kmph

With a powerful 6.5-litre, 12-cylinder, 631bhp, V12 petrol mill sitting under the hood, the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 takes not more than 3.8 seconds to attain an incredible speed of 100kmph from an absolute zero.

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Image: Lamborghini Murci lago 40th Anniversary Edition.
Photographs: Kind courtesy, Jordan Walker/Wikimedia Commons

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Although the car has been out of production for a couple of years now, it is still available as a used car in the country.

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Photographs: Kind courtesy, CarSpotter/Wikimedia Commons
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Bentley Continental Supersports

Top speed: 329kmph

Tagged with a flamboyant price of Rs 2.6 crore (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the Bentley Continental Supersports boasts of a fantastic 0-100kmph acceleration of 3.9 seconds.

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Having made its world debut at the famous Geneva Motor Show back in 2009, this splendid beauty is powered by a terrific 6.0-litre, 8-cylinder, 621bhp, twin-turbocharged W12 petrol engine.

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Ferrari 458 Italia

Top Speed: 325kmph

Encompassing technologies that derive their inspiration from Ferrari's experiences on the Formula 1 race tracks, the Ferrari 458 Italia GT comes at a price of Rs 2.50 crore (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Taking a remarkably small duration of 3.4 seconds to dash away from 0-100kmph, this car houses a 4.5-litre, 8-cylinder, 562bhp, V8 petrol power-house, and was the first of its kind to feature the innovative direct fuel injection technology.

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Mercedes Benz SLS AMG

Top Speed: 317kmph

Recognised worldwide for its exotic design, which is further accentuated by a pair of stylish pop-up side doors, the dazzling Mercedes Benz SLS AMG is available in the Indian auto-market at a starting cost of Rs 2.51 crore (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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With a marvellous 6208cc, 8-cylinder, 563bhp, V8 petrol engine residing under its hood, the car can go from 0-100kmph in just 3.8 seconds.

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Audi R8

Top Speed: 314kmph

Launched in a new face-lifted version just a few days ago, along with its siblings called as the R8 V8 Coupe and the R8 V10 Spyder, the spectacular 2013 Audi R8 V10 Coupe flaunts a fabulous 0-100kmph acceleration of 3.6 seconds.

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Rolled out at an introductory price of Rs 1.57 crore (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the magnificent car comes housing a 5.2-litre, 10-cylinder, 517bhp, V10-cylinder gasoline engine.

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Aston Martin V12 Vantage

Top Speed: 305kmph

Hand-built at the Gaydon-based factory of the British manufacturer, Aston Martin V12 Vantage is one of the most electrifying sports cars from the prominent marque that the world has ever seen.

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Priced at Rs 2.80 crore (ex-showroom) and blessed with a powerful 6.0-litre, 12-cylinder, 510bhp, V12 petrol mill, this exhilarating car requires just a blink of 4.2 seconds to touch the 100kmph mark on its speedometer, starting from a zero.

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Porsche 911 Carrera

Top Speed: 302kmph

Available for an ex-showroom price of Rs 1.08 crore, the Porsche 911 Carrera takes about 4.5 seconds to cover the gap between the 0 and 100kmph marks on the speedometer.

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Powered by a 3.8-litre, 6-cylinder, 394bhp, Boxer petrol engine, this two-door grand tourer gets to flaunt a distinct rear-engined design along with a mesmerizing outfit.



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