Exotic cars are hard to come by on account of them being extremely expensive or extremely rare. It is even harder to get your hands on one in India which makes finding an affordable one, almost impossible. But, if you do your research properly, you will find more than a handful of options in the current market. These “exotic” models extend from Lamborghini’s to Bentley’s and have price tags that are surprisingly attractive. Here are 5 premium luxury cars that can be purchased in India without burning a hole through your pockets.
Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
The 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder is one of the sportiest cars on this list and is definitely one of the most popular ones available. It houses a V10 petrol engine that is capable of producing 550bhp along with 540Nm of torque. Mated to the engine is a 6-speed automatic transmission that gives the car a top speed of 320kmph and an acceleration of 0-100kmph in 3.9 seconds. With a mileage of about 7.0 kmpl, the Gallardo is probably one of the most fuel-efficient sports cars in the market. While a new Gallardo Spyder is available for about 1.8 Crore, a used car can be had for anywhere between 85 Lakhs to 1.0 Crore.
Bentley Flying Spur
You don’t normally think of Bentley as an “affordable” brand, but when it comes to exotic cars, they stand out as one of the best. The Flying Spur is extremely powerful and is powered by a 4.0L Twin-Turbo V8 petrol engine that generates 528Ps of power with 680Nm of torque. Connected to the engine is an 8-speed automatic transmission that offers All-Wheel-Drive capabilities as well. The car can reach a top speed of 306 kmph and can go from 0-100kmph in only 4.9 seconds. There are a lot of features that make the Flying Spur one of the finest exotic cars available, but it stands out for its luxurious interiors and premium-quality materials. A new car costs about 3.2 Crore, but you can get your hands on a pre-owned model for anywhere between 70 Lakh to 1.10 Crore.
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
While the Land Rover Range Rover Sport has been updated regularly, the 2007 model is still one of the most used SUVs in the premium range – and for good reason. There are 4 different engine options available in the car which include a 3.0L Supercharged V6 petrol engine, a 5.0L Supercharged V8 petrol engine, a 3.0L V6 diesel, and a 4.4L V8 diesel engine. All the models are attached to an 8-speed automatic transmission system that power the 4-wheel-drive setup. A used Range Rover Sport will set you back anywhere between 21-35 lakhs which is a great deal when compared to its 80 lakh original price tag. In fact, the attractive price makes this SUV one of the most used cars in Bangalore today.
Hummer H3 Base
When the Hummer H3 was first launched in India, it was one of the most talked-about vehicles in the market. The popularity behind the car is what helped interested buyers invest in the total beast of a car. Powering the car is a 3.7L I-5 petrol engine that is capable of producing 239bhp with 241Nm of torque. The engine is also mated to an automatic transmission that offers a displacement of 3700cc. Officially, the H3 SUV came with a price tag of about 80-85 lakh and was extremely rare to find in the country. Now, you can buy a second-hand H3 for just 21-23 lakh and in excellent condition.
Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG
There is no other automobile brand that screams exotic quite as Mercedes-Benz does and the G63 AMG 2013 is a car that is made for anyone who likes luxury and toughness combined perfectly in powerful beast. Under the hood of this off-road beauty, the G63 AMG houses a 5.5L Bi-Turbo V8 petrol engine that offers a maximum power of 544bhp and up to 760Nm of torque. The engine is attached to a 7-speed G-Tronic gearbox that can take the car from 0-100kmph in just 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 210kmph. The frame and the body of the car are made from extremely durable materials that give the G63 AMG its ruggedness – even on harsh terrain. A new model of the G63 will carry a price tag of about 2.1 Crore whereas a pre-owned model can be had for anywhere between 50 lakh to 85 lakh.
Although owning an exotic car in India is something only the rich and famous seem to be able to do, there are ways to get your hands on any one of these models for less than half their original price. Since the used car market has become as big as it is today, finding one of the above-mentioned models in your city should not be difficult. Which of the cars mentioned here would you find yourself buying?