Bollywood stars have always had a thing for expensive, highly luxurious cars. Thanks to their huge earnings from the film industry and also from the various endorsements, these actors can easily splurge on some really costly set of wheels. In this post, here, we have come up with a list of 10 most expensive cars of Bollywood. As you can see, this list comprises mainly of cars from highly revered marques like Rolls Royce and Bentley. Actually, these are also the most expensive cars you can buy in India, which goes on to say a lot about the kind of money our celebs make. Hrithik Roshan – Rolls Royce Ghost – Rs 7 Cr Bollywood ‘Greek God’ Hrithik Roshan bought a Rolls Royce for himself on his 42nd birthday. Roshan’s is a Rolls Royce Ghost Series II model. The car has a sticker price of Rs 5.65 crore but Hrithik has said to have paid almost Rs 7 crore due to the many custom options he selected. The Ghost Series II is powered by a 6.6-liter twin … [Read more...] about Bollywood’s most EXPENSIVE cars: Aamir Khan’s Bentley to Akshay Kumar’s Rolls Royce
For the past few years, racing fans who tuned in to the FIA World Endurance Championship could watch Porsche, Audi and Toyota duke it out in the series’ top LMP1 class—a class that featured the most advanced race cars in the world going at it in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and some of the best tracks on Earth. But Audi is out, and as of Friday, Porsche is too, all for the much lesser electric open-wheel series that is the FIA Formula E Championship. Much of it is a symptom of the growing costs of running a Le Mans Prototype 1 race car, which is in line with what some Formula One teams spend. For manufacturer after manufacturer, these costs have been too great to justify in the face of Formula E’s cheap, media-friendly alternative. Formula E is just a few years younger than WEC, which started in 2012. But the choice for manufacturers is simple, with Formula E’s lower-cost setup offering companies a testing ground for electric cars, a step above LMP1’s … [Read more...] about The Coolest Racing Series In The World Got Too Expensive
Volkswagen Golf GTI fans will no doubt be familiar with the Wörthersee GTI Festival in Austria, where the brand’s faithful gather to celebrate all that’s weird and wonderful about the iconic hot hatch. Now, you too could join in the festivities at this year’s edition, thanks to Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM)! That’s right, VPCM is offering an all-expenses-paid trip for two to the Mecca of all things GTI, the Wörthersee GTI Festival, through an online quiz running from now until March 27. To participate, simply register and fill in your personal details on the official Volkswagen Malaysia website, and you can then take part in a practice round to familiarise yourself with the game and its mechanics. From then on, it’s just a matter of answering a set of 10 rapid-fire, multiple-choice questions as quickly as possible. The questions will all be related to the venerable Golf, from its history to the exact model, so those with an intimate … [Read more...] about AD: Win an all-expenses-paid trip for two to the Wörthersee GTI Festival with Volkswagen Malaysia!
Thanks to the magic of depreciation, there are tons of once-expensive cars out there that have lost their value over the years. Vehicles that were unobtainable for the average person are now well within reach. Which is your favorite? My choice would be the first-gen Porsche Cayman. Based on the super-fun drop-top Boxster, it uses a mid-engine layout and has just two seats. It's light, agile, and looks great. Prices were unsurprisingly high when the car first launched, but now, early Caymans with the base motor can be found for under the $20,000 mark. Parts and maintenance is still expensive, sure, but you're still getting a lot of car for the money. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Now we'd like to know: Which formerly expensive car do you think is a good buy for under $20,000? It doesn't have to be something sporty like the Cayman, either—it can be something super luxurious, if that's what you're into. Let us know in the comments below. … [Read more...] about What Awesome, Expensive Cars Can You Buy Now for Less Than $20,000?
Cars are an obvious display of wealth, but a fancy number plate to go along with it seems necessary too. Now, a new special vehicle registration plate has hit town after G1M (Gagasan 1Malaysia) and 1M4U (1Malaysia For Youth), giving VIPs the opportunity to own something unique, and pay top ringgit for it. The new number plate series is PATRIOT, and five wealthy parties are vying to lay claim on ‘PATRIOT 1’, which is set to be the most expensive number plate in the country, The Star reports. This is because the auction price starts at RM1 million, and the five have each put down 20% of that as deposit to back their bids. The auction started on June 1 and the result will be known by June 30. The number plate series is being offered by Yayasan Patriot Negara Malaysia (YPN) as part of its fund-raising drive to promote moderation. Proceeds from the sale of PATRIOT 1 to 9999 will be used to carry out programmes and activities that build patriotism and bring together Malaysians … [Read more...] about ‘PATRIOT 1’ no plate set to be the most expensive, from RM1m
What is it: The 2018 Ram 1500 Limited is the outgoing version of Ram's full-size pick-up, loaded with luxury options and a premium midsize sedan price tag. Base models come with a 305-hp V6, this one has the 395-hp 5.7-liter Hemi V8. Both get an eight-speed automatic and the option of two- or four-wheel drive. But don't get it confused with the new Ram shown at this year's Detroit auto show -- that's a 2019 model, and we'll have a first drive soon.Key Competitors: Ford F-150 King Ranch, Toyota Tundra Platinum, Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71Base Price: $54,990 As-Tested Price: $63,870Highlights: Ram standardized the back up camera for 2018. Also new for this year, an 8.4-inch display screen that includes Android Auto and Apple Carplay. Our example came with the Limited Package, which added 20-inch aluminium wheels, power front seats that also heat and cool and a heated steering wheel, among other things.Our Opinion: Innovation. That’s what fills this half-ton pick-up. Chock-a-block … [Read more...] about 2018 Ram 1500 Limited essentials: Expensive, useful and smart
Like many big cities, London isn’t exactly a car-friendly place. The capital’s motorists already face chronic traffic problems and an £11.50 a day Congestion Charge fee, with the recent £10 ‘T-Charge’ (Toxicity-Charge) introduction merely adding to the pain. And in the next few years it’s set to get worse. Currently, the T-Charge covers all vehicles that comply with Euro III standards or earlier, but by 8 April 2019, the Ultra Low Emission Zone will be established, meaning motorbikes will need to be at least Euro 3 compliant or better, petrol cars at least Euro 4, and diesels Euro 6 or newer. Unlike T-Charge, which operates from 7am-6pm Monday to Friday, ULEZ will be a 24 hours a day, seven days a week kinda deal. If your car doesn’t comply, it’s a £12.50 fee, on top of the £11.50 Congestion Charge (which covers the same area of central London) if you travel at the ‘wrong’ time. “Ah,” you’re … [Read more...] about Driving A Pre-2005 Car In London Is About To Get Seriously Expensive
The Union Budget just presented by the Arun Jaitley, the Finance Minister didn't seem to touch the automotive sector directly at all. But we you shall see soon, it did. The auto sector happens to be too large to be unaffected by changes elsewhere. To wit, the drop is corporate tax should make medium and small industries more profitable. The cut in fuel prices via the excise cut will also help. But on the hand, luxury cars are about to become even more expensive. Let's get right into it.MSME Corporate TaxThe Corporate for micro, small and medium enterprises was cut from 30 to 25 per cent. This is applicable up to a turnover of 250 crores. Which happens to be 99 per cent of all the companies that file returns. This means a little more profit, a little more room at the end of the year for almost every company that qualifies. Good news, then.Fuel price cutChances are it won't last, but the price of petrol and diesel will come down by about Rs 2 per litre thanks to the excise duty … [Read more...] about Union Budget 2018 analysis: Fuel prices down, corporate tax cut, luxury cars more expensive
Aston Martin has begun offering a series of amazing driving experiences for well-heeled fans of the brand, but brace yourself for the prices. Let’s open the bidding with a simple factory tour. Yours for £350 per person based on two people attending together, you’re escorted around the latest models, heritage cars and special projects during a comprehensive run-down of the brand’s 104-year history. You’ll see the production line in action and hear from people who actually build Aston’s cars in an event usually reserved for Aston Martin buyers only. But that’s small-fry. Try the Nurburgring Driving Academy for €1399 (you need to provide your own Aston Martin), or the Millbrook Performance Driving Course for £1500 per person. At least you can borrow a Vanquish, V12 Vantage S or a DB11 for that one. But, again, this is still pocket change as these things go. For £4250 each you can step up to VIP status at Red Bull Racing’s … [Read more...] about These Amazing Aston Martin Adventures Are Hilariously Expensive
Ever wonder if the expensive “night vision” thermal imaging option on those few luxury cars that offer it is worth it? Some might say no, but that would be passing on a superpower-like ability, as shown by this redditor’s Audi A6.The mountains off in the distance are completely invisible to the human eye, but the infrared technology this system uses reveals the hidden range ahead. Audi’s night vision detects heat with its thermal imaging and displays “hotter” objects in shades of orange depending on the intensity of the temperature. Because it detects heat, pedestrian detection can only effectively identify humans in temperatures below 82 degrees Fahrenheit -- so maybe don’t splurge for this option in Dubai.The passive night vision shown here is best for range, but other systems out there use something called “active vision.” This provides a much higher-resolution image but suffers in range (half as far as passive) and … [Read more...] about In-car night vision tech is expensive but makes for some great views