India-specific hatchbacks were the cynosure of all eyes at the 10th Delhi Auto Expo. Let's take a look at some of them.
MERCEDES-BENZ SLS AMG
What is it?
A thoroughly modern and magnificent interpretation of the classic Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (nicknamed "Gullwing" for the way the doors open). Built by AMG (the arm of the three-pointed star that builds insanely powerful versions), the SLS comes in place of the McLaren-Mercedes-Benz SLR. Indeed, it's the most exotic car of the show.
How many Maruti 800s under the hood?
Fifteen! The V8 pumps out 560 bhp and that helps it to do 100 kph by the time you are halfway through this sentence (3.8 seconds).
Will set you back by...
Close to Rs 2 crore. Mercedes-Benz is keen on bringing the car to India the moment right-hand drive versions are available.
This is the supercar for the flamboyant yet not-so-young. Vijay Mallya fits the bill - he already has two of the original 300 SLs.
Text: Business Standard
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