Mercedes to Lamborghinis— sportscars that can give the Audis some competition
IF you’re not a big Audi fan and still want agreat supercar in the same price range as the R8 V10 Plus Coupe, these options should get you drooling
Aston Martin DB9
James Bond fans will lean towards the Aston Martin DB9.
With its iconic design and legendary performance pedigree, it has 470bhp from a six-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine, which can accelerate
up to a top speed of 306 kmph. When it comes to performance, it may be slightly slower than the Audi, but there’s no doubting its everyday practicality, which comes with all the bells and whistles and a decent boot space. Rs 1.9 crore (ex-showroom, Chennai).
You’ll have to extend your budget (compared to the R8) if you want to consider
the Huracan. But this mean little supercar is the Audi’s cousin in many ways. They share a lot of bits and bobs underneath, including the engine, but the Lambo is pure-bred aggression and brutal in performance. The legendary Italian logo on the bonnet also makes all the difference. Rs 3 crore (ex-showroom, Chennai). Details: huracan.lamborghini. com
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S
One of the best from Mercedes, the AMG GT S has been impressing buyers all over with its distinctive design and impeccable performance. This one comes with a 510bhp and four-litre bi-turbo V8 engine,
which can sprint to 100 kmph in 3.8 seconds. The AMG GT S is an attention grabber
regardless of whether you’re rocketing down a racetrack or parked out in the open. Rs 2.5 crore (ex-showroom, Chennai). Details: mercedes-amg.com