This bit of news will but a wide grin on the faces of Ferrari enthusiasts in our country. The Italian supercar manufacturer has announced that it will be inaugurating its Mumbai dealership on December 1st. The Ferrari Mumbai dealership will be located at Bandra Kurla Complex where many head offices of various multinational companies are located. Navnit Motors have been appointed as the official distributors for Ferrari in Mumbai and they have signed a five year deal with Wadhwa Group, owners of the property. The showroom will be spread across 3,00sq.ft while the workshop for after sales will be most likely located in Andheri.
With supercars becoming more and more popular in India thanks to steadily improving infrastructure and the rise of disposable incomes, Ferrari should have no problems selling its supercars despite the premium price they command in the country. Several Ferrari customers in the past have complained about how Ferrari service was a problem in the past due to both logistical and actual on ground service support. Navnit Motors will also offer full sport and after sales to existing Ferrari customers.
Ferrari India price list (all prices are in ex-showroom, Mumbai):
California T: Rs 3.45 crore
458 Spider: Rs 4.22 crore
458 Speciale: Rs 4.40 crore
488 GTB: Rs 3.99 crore
F12 Berlinetta: Rs 4.87 crore
FF: Price on request
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The Honda CBR 250R has been launched in two variants – the standard bike and one with the Honda Combined Antilock Braking System. It also gets a new set of stickers and refreshed colours – red, black and white. Mechanically, the motorcycle remains unchanged from the previous version, and carries forward the 249cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine that makes 26.15bhp. Honda has priced the motorcycle at Rs 1,60,200 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Honda CBR 150R has also been refreshed, with a new set of graphics. The colours being offered are green, blue and red. The Honda CBR 150R also remains mechanically unchanged, and carries forward the 149.4 cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine that produces 18.28bhp. Honda has priced the motorcycle at Rs 1,23,200 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
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The new Ducati XDiavel has been voted the Best Looking Bike at this year’s EICMA show in Milan.
Over 61 per cent of visitors and attendees at the Milan Motorcycle Show voted in favour of the new Ducati in the ‘vote for the best looking bike and win it’ competition organized by Italian magazine Motociclisimo.
As many as 11,369 EICMA attendees participated in the competition, with 6,910 people voting in favour of the XDiavel. The votes were counted on Sunday, November 22, at the Motociclisimo stand and Ducati Design Center Director Andrea Ferraresi received the award on behalf of Ducati.
Ducati presented a total of eight new bikes at the EICMA show – two Ducati Scramblers (the Flat Track Pro and the new Sixty20, the new Panigale 959, the Multistrada Pikes Peak edition, the new Multistrada 1200 Enduro, the XDiavel, the new Hypermotard 939, Hypermotard 939 SP and Hyperstrada 939. Ducati has also added the Monster 1200R to the 2016 range, first unveiled at Frankfurt in September 2015.
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The Mercedes-AMG GT S has been entirely developed by the AMG division and employs an all-new 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 mill in a compact arrangement. This potent engine produces peak power of 510 PS at 6250 rpm and 650 Nm of torque between 1750 to 4750 rpm. All that power and cheap breitling replica torque lights up the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The AMG GT S can do the 0-100kmph sprint in just 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 310kmph. It’s not just outright acceleration that the GT S is good for though. Mercedes-AMG has done a splendid job to give the GT that handling prowess to rub shoulders with a 911. The AMG GT S gets an aluminium space frame with independent double-wishbone suspension all round and adjustable damping as standard. Dry sump lubrication, ceramic brakes, forged wheels, dynamically adjusting engine and transmission mounts further make the AMG GT S track worthy.
The styling of the AMG GT will be a big draw too. The tapered front and rear bumpers give more than a peak of the tyres when viewed straight up. What adds to this muscular stance is the SLS AMG inspired wide haunches. The lights of the AMG GT aren’t the best part of the design though. The best angle to view the AMG GT is definitely side-on. The tiny bubbled roof slopes in smoothly to the cheap rolex replica watches rear almost as neatly as the gorgeous Jaguar F-type and that’s saying something.