The world’s fastest and costliest legal production sports car has just made it to the Indian shores today. Yes folks, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport is here and how. The super luxury sports car can be all yours if Rs 16 crore, the starting sticker price of the car, is small change for you.
With the launch of Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, the Indian automobile scene has just become the “It” market for those super luxury carmakers around the world jostling for their share in the Indian car market.
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, a product of the larger Volkswagen Group company becomes the most expensive car to be sold in India. “Bugatti has been doing well in America, Europe and the Middle East. Now we see India as an emerging market for us, hence we have decided to bring the car to India,” said Guy Caquelin, Bugatti Automobiles Sales Market Manager (Middle East, Europe and India) in Delhi today during the launch. He said Bugatti is aiming between 60 and 80 units of the car to be sold across the globe this year and there have been queries from 3 to 4 Indians globally.
This beauty and beast, all rolled into one, will be distibuted by the company’s Indian dealer Exclusive Motors. With a price tag of Rs 16 crore onwards, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport has dwarfed other so called expensive luxury cars like that of Rolls Royce Phantom and Maybach, which are priced around Rs 5 crore. “The price of the car will be subject to foreign exchange fluctuation and the levels of customisation that a buyer demands,” Exclusive Motors Managing Director Satya Bagla said.
He, however, said that with the Indian luxury car market growing at about 25 per cent there is an opportunity for such expensive cars. “The Bugatti Veyron is four times more expensive than what’s being sold in the India. So we are currently testing the customer response,” Bagla said, when asked if there has been any order for the car.
You might have the money the buy the Bugatti, but do you have the time to wait for one till it is delivered? This is of great concern as the delivery would take about 6-8 months from the date of order.
The company claims that the Bugatti Veyron is also the fastest car on production that is allowed to drive on normal roads in the world with a top speed of 407 km/hour with an acceleration of 0-100km/hour in 2.7 seconds.
The car, which uses components made of special materials like titanium, carbon fibre and magnesium is powered by an 8 litre engine with 16 cylinders and is assembled by hand at the company’s hand headquarters Molsheim in France.