Top Sports cars that money can buy in India
When you think of a modern sports car, you could immediately imagine a front-wheel-drive Grand Touring coupe or a fully equipped high-performance sports saloon. The Houghton Mifflin dictionary defines a sports car as “an automobile equipped for racing. An aerodynamically shaped car – a front-wheel-drive car that has a center of gravity, steering, and suspension designed for precise control at high speeds. This is more or less the textbook definition. But it gives you a good idea of what sports cars are and what they stand for. The simplest definition of a sports car is a small, low car that usually seats two people.
We know that sports cars drive faster, handle better, and look more attractive than typical car models. The early racing cars may have been more powerful than the ones we drive in the early 20th century. But from the Mercedes of 1903, which had 60 horsepower, people thought of them as sports cars. Rather than a racing car or even a racing car. The current generation of cars is an era in which the driver draws performance and style from every particular class of automobile, not just from a particular model or style.
Sports cars vs Muscle cars
There are a lot of people out there who consider muscle cars to be superior to sports cars. But let me tell you something. Sports cars are cheaper to maintain and are better than muscle cars. The recipe for a muscle car has always been to put a powerful engine into an affordable American coupe to give everyone the opportunity to enjoy its performance. I am here to tell you that sports cars are even more affordable than muscle cars, apart from being more fun.
In fact, this list features some of the best affordable sports cars that you can snap up and use right now that can easily leave your muscle car in its dust. Camaros are not sports cars, which means a slightly higher premium, but they are still considered sports cars by insurers, meaning that you pay extra regardless of the equipment. Remember, no matter how much you love muscle cars, sports cars deserve more than your attention, so you should be a little more careful in your decisions regarding engine size, engine power, and engine performance.
Here are some of the awesome sports cars that are available to buy in India right now
Under 1 crore sports car
Porsche 718 (sports car in India)
The Porsche 718 is one of the best sports car in India. The classic Porsche look along with those modern curves and vents make this car an eye-candy for most people. This car is available in 2 variants, Cayman and Boxter. The Cayman is the regular hardtop version while the Boxter is the convertible one. It is totally up to you to buy your preferred choice. If you are someone who loves doing long weekend countryside drives, I would suggest you go with the Boxter. Want a practical version of the car to drive in and around cities? Cayman is the one to choose from. The selling point of this amazing car is its chassis. Some say that this car could have been faster than its elder brother, the Porsche 911 had it been given a more powerful engine.
The last generation 718 had a Six-cylinder engine which made the car sound blissful at higher revs. Although the current version lacks a 6 cylinder engine, it still has a very respectable 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that makes around 300 HP and 380 Nm of torque. It can do 0-60 mph in just 4.9 seconds. Although the exhaust note is not as brilliant as last year’s model, it is still doable. One can always swap it out for an aftermarket exhaust for some better sound.
Starting Price – Rs 85.95 Lakhs
BMW Z4 M40i (sports car in India)
A BMW with its large grills and the iconic badge is a dream car for many. The Z4 takes it a step ahead by adding a sporty touch to it. The Z4 is a stylish convertible sports car that is practical yet fast. Z4 being a roadster is the ultimate sports car for driving enthusiasts. The car is not as fast as you would expect sports cars to be but it still packs punch. The car has a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine which makes about 340 HP at 5000-6000 rpm and 500Nm of torque between 1600-4500 rpm. It can go from 0-60 mph in a quick 4.5 seconds. This makes it quicker than the Cayman and Boxter S. The car is also speed breaker friendly which is a plus point for Indians.
If you want to buy a sports car in India, this is a brilliant option for Indian roads.
Starting Price – Rs 80.5 Lakhs
Ford Mustang (sports car in India)
The Ford Mustang is the typical American muscle car that has been the poster car for many kids and car enthusiasts. The car is an American icon and still turns a lot of heads while on the road. The original Mustang was a beautiful piece of art that made its mark on the automobile industry. The perfectly engineered design of the car along with those signature taillights, made people go gaga over the beauty of this car. All of this goes for the modern-day Mustang as well. The new Mustang is a very cool car. It gets the same iconic design with a lot of modern touches.
The Indian version of this car gets a 5.0-Litre V8 engine that pumps out 401 HP at 6,500 rpm and 515 Nm of torque. The power is delivered to the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox. This car is the only choice if you are looking for a true American muscle car. Why are we adding a muscle car to a list of sports cars? Well for starters, the new Mustang looks and feels very sporty. Also, the driving dynamics of this car is class apart. No other car at this price range or above has ever matched the mighty Mustang. This car is more practical on Indian roads than any other sports car and turns an equal amount of heads. Also, the massive V8 means a beautiful exhaust note which can be made even better with aftermarket exhausts.
Starting Price – Rs 74.62 Lakhs
You might be thinking why we have included a Skoda on a sportscar list? What if I tell you that Skoda has introduced a sportscar which is not only cheaper than its competitors but also offers a bang for the buck? Interested to know more? Let’s talk about it then.
Launched initially in 2017, this car got sold out like hotcakes. But Skoda has confirmed a set of new cars for 2020. This car comes with a 2.0-liter engine that churns out 245 HP between 5,500 to 6200 rpm. The torque is impressive at 350 Nm at 1500 to 4500 rpm. These numbers are already tempting but what makes it even better is that a simple Flash tune can boost your power up from 250 HP to 300 HP. This makes it equivalent to the Porsche Cayman S in terms of HP. You can also improve its performance by installing an intercooler, and a free-flowing exhaust.
The car has a front-wheel-drive system with a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic gearbox and an XDS limited-slip differential. The slip differential gives the car the stability it needs and hence improves the overall handling of the car. It also makes the car more stable and faster around the corners. The best thing about this car is the price. The car starts at a price of Rs 30 Lakhs only.
Mercedes AMG SLC 43
Looking for something with a bit more luxury, class, and power? Get a Benz. The Mercedes AMG SLC 43 is the replacement of the iconic SLK 55 AMG. Sadly though, its a bit underwhelming. The SLK 55 AMG had a rumbling V8 whereas this one has a V6. But that does not mean that it’s slower. The AMG SLC 43 is still a pretty powerful sports car. The twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 pushes out 367 hp (53 hp less than SLK 55 AMG) and 520 Nm of torque (20 Nm less than SLK). You won’t notice a notable difference as when you step on the gas of this car, it will put an instant smile on your face. The fast gearshifts and lighter body make its performance equal to its predecessor. It can go from 0-60 in just 4.7 seconds. The car is also a convertible so plus points for that.
Starting Price – Rs 77.5 Lakhs
Over 1 crore sports car
There are a lot of options in this range be its sports cars, supercars or even hypercars. Some of the options which can be bought in within the range of 3 crores are-
You will not find a car enthusiast who does not like a Lamborghini. The sound of the rumbling V10s and V12 has always put a smile on the faces of car enthusiasts for ages. The aerodynamic design and poppy colors of this car are the ones to die for. The exterior and the interior of this car will make you feel as if you are sitting in the cockpit of a fighter jet. The Huracan has comes in several variants depending on the price. The LP 610-4 Avio version comes with 610 HP with a torque of 560 NM. The car has an all-wheel-drive system with a 7-speed automatic gearbox. It is available in almost any color that you would want. You can also customize the interior and exterior according to your choice for some extra money.
Starting Price – Rs 2.91 crore
Audi’s top car of the R lineup has been a fan favorite for ages. When the first model of this car was introduced, people were amazed by its aerodynamic looks and amazing performance. Ever since then, Audi has launched a number of variants of this amazing car. After acquiring its rival company, Lamborghini, Audi decided to give this car a facelift and make it look and feel more modern. The result is stunning. The car looks amazing with its sleek cuts and modern designs. The car also has LED headlamps and has power delivery and driving modes. Performance is identical to the Huracan as it shares the same platform. It has 602 HP with a torque of 560 Nm. What makes it better than the Huracan is the manual gearbox. This car is a lot of fun to drive and is cheaper than the Huracan.
Starting Price – Rs 2.72 crore
Nissan GT-R R35
The best JDM car ever made, the Nissan GTR has been one of the most known cars. The GTR got famous mainly due to the movie series The Fast and The Furious. People love this car due to its performance and easy tuning. Sadly, this car is banned in a lot of countries. But Nissan has launched the R35 version of the GTR which has been loved by a lot. Also known as the Godzilla, this car is stunning in every aspect. The GT-R packs a 3.8-liter V6 twin-turbocharged petrol engine which puts out 570 HP at 6800rpm and 637Nm of peak torque.
The engine is mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission in an all-wheel-drive setup. The car can do 0-60 in less than 3 seconds. Not only is this car fast but it also has a great sound system for an ultimate flex. It has a Bose audio system with 11 speakers. If you want a Japanese supercar with looks and performance, look no further.
Starting Price – Rs 2.12 crore
Jaguar F – Type
The Jaguar F-type is a drop-dead gorgeous car with futuristic looks and sexy curves. Made by British luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover, this car can be truly considered as a sports car of India as the company is owned by the Indian giant TATA. The car has a superb power delivery system which means you can use this car as a daily driver if you want to. The car has a 5.0-liter V8 supercharged engine pushing out about 550 HP@ 6500 Rpm. The engine delivers a torque of about 680 Nm and is mated with 8-speed Quickshift automatic transmission. The car is stylish, sporty, and practical and is available in various color options. All this is available at a much lower price compared to its competitors.
Starting Price – Rs 90.93 Lakhs
So these were some of best supercars that you can buy right now in India. There are a lot more options available but these were handpicked by us. Do keep these in mind whenever you decide to buy one. Until then peace out!