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Chevrolet Corvette may come to India

March 12, 2010 11:06 IST

A slew of sports cars have made it to the Indian market and many more are expected to be launched soon. The recent buzz that is doing the rounds is that General Motors might bring its Chevrolet Corvette to India sometime in the future.

While talking to a business daily Timothy E Lee, president, international operations of General Motors discussed GM's plan of selling internationally popular models in India. According to him powerful cars like the Camaro and Corvette might be sold via special boutiques in small numbers.

Chevrolet Corvette C6 comes with exposed headlamps, 6.0 L LS2 V8 engine that has the capacity of producing 400 hp at 6000 rpm and 542 Nm torque at 4400 rpm.

Chevy is not alone. The recently launched Nissan 370Z may also be in India. The car has two variants with both manual and automatic transmission. Powered by a 3.7L, 3696cc, V6, CVVTCS (continuous variable valve timing control system) with VVEL (variable valve event and lift) technology the engine is capable of producing 332bhp power at 7000rpm with 365Nm torque at 5200rpm. The car has a mind blowing top speed of 257kmph.

Similarly, there is news of the Porsche 911 turbo S making it to India with a price tag of a whopping Rs 2 crore (Rs 20 million)! The 911 Turbo S might come with a six-cylinder boxer boosted by two exhaust gas turbochargers with variable turbine geometry capable of producing 530 bhp power and 700 Nm torque.

Apart from these two other cars - the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG and Honda CR-Z were also displayed at the Delhi Auto Expo but nothing is known about when they might make it to the Indian market or for how much.

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