A bright yellow Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 Coupe menacingly rests outside at the main entrance of The Dubai Mall in Dubai. The 610 hp, 550 Nm Huracán with a 5.2 liter V10 is the Italian ultra supercar maker’s latest among its serial production cars and like all Lamborghini machines is named after a famous fighting bull. The Huracan replaced the Lamborghini Gallardo and is the current “baby Lambo” alongside its more powerful sibling, the Lamborghini Aventador, though outdoes it in its aggressive styling. Though these supercars might be a rarity to spot anywhere else in the world, they quite common in the oil-rich Gulf countries and especially in Dubai. This little baby will cost you a little more than 4 crore Indian Rupees a pop.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV on display at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. The SRT stands for the iconic Jeep brand’s performance versions and the Grand Cherokee SRT is one of the three models in addition to the legendary Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee that will come to India later this year. The SRT will come with a monster 6.4 liter V8 HEMI PETROL engine (naturally aspiratred) that will pump out a roaring 470 hp of power and back-snapping 640 Nm of torque, making it one of the most exclusive SUVs in the world. How many people could afford a petrol SUV? 🙂 The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT price in India is expected to be around 80 Lakh Rupees (8 million).
A Volvo B9R Multi-Axle Sleeper bus of Vijayanand Travels, part of the VRL Logistics group seen in its full length at Yeshwantpur in Bangalore on the Bangalore – Pune National Highway 4, also known as the Tumkur Road. Volvo Sleepers are rare, maybe because it costs to outfit them as Sleeper coaches. VRL Logistics, headquartered at Hubli in Karnataka is one of the most well-known transportation brands in Karnataka, covering all of the state and much of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. VRL has more than 350 buses of all kinds, including a massive fleet of more than 3500 trucks. “Vijayanand” is a portmanteau name representing the founder of VRL Group Dr. Vijay Sankeshwar and his son Anand Sankeshwar. It is said that if you spot any commercial vehicle registered KA-25 (Hubli), it will mostly be owned by VRL. This is also the first picture of a private Volvo bus in this blog.
Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) unveils its new class of luxury buses, a fleet of Scania Metrolink buses branded “Garuda Maharaja – The Chariot of Kerala”. The earlier fleet of flagshio Volvo B9R multi-axle buses have been rebranded “Garuda King Class”, and the few Volvo B7Rs are now “KSRTC Sanchari”. The Scania features LED destination boards in addition to all the usual luxury-bus goodies. Here the inaugural bus sits majestically reflecting off the setting sun, blazingly dominating the foreground while everything else fades into the background, showing off the vertically raked front end of the bus, compared to the wedge-shaped front of the Volvo. Never mind the rubble of the new under-construction bus station-cum-garage at the KSRTC bus station in Kottayam.
Kerala State Road Transport Corporation’s (KSRTC) brand new Scania Metrolink long-distance Multi (tri) axle coach bus sits basking in the evening sun at Kottayam KSRTC bus station in Kerala awaiting inauguration. The buses have been branded “Garuda Maharaja – The Chariot of Kerala.” This is the first of 18 buses ordered by KSRTC for its long distance services from Kerala to various parts of the country including Mumbai, Goa, Chennai, Hyderabad and possibly Bangalore. The livery of the buses is also different from the corporation’s current flagship Volvo B9R buses. Waiting for awesome rides on these new flagship superstars!
An unexpected surprise at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo, the king of going fast, the Nissan GT-R! The GT-R is one of the quickest cars on the planet, being capable of going from 0 to 100 kph in just under 2 seconds! It is also those the type of car that is along with the Mitsubishi Evo/Lancer series, what came to be known as the staple of the racing scene, as the definitive sports car that will be at home equally on the track and on the street, epitomizing everyting that is right about Japanese supercars. Also a personal favorite! The GT-R comes with a hand-made 3.8 Liter Twin Turbo V6 capable of 545 PS at 6400 RPM and 463 Nm from 3200-5800 RPM band! The Nissan GT-R is expected to be launched in India in September 2016 and will sport a price tag of 2 Crore. The car in the picture seems to be itching to race away!