We at CarWale are committed to helping you buy the best car which suits all your needs. But once in a while, there comes a car in our garage which brings an unfathomable delight to us petrol heads. These performance cars may not place high in terms of practicality, but they are capable of inducing an everlasting grin on the face of the nut sitting behind the steering wheel. So until we can get back to driving high-performance cars – unleashing their cerebral horsepower on the tarmac and burning some unnecessary rubber at every given opportunity – let us have look back at some of the best performance cars we have already driven.
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Our teammate, Venkat Desirazu, got the taste of his first Lambo experience last year at the MMRT race track. The Huracan Evo he drove is powered by Lamborghini’s renowned 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 pushing out a rather monstrous 630bhp and 640Nm. With a kerb weight of 1422kgs, the Evo is capable of reaching 0-100kmph in just 2.9-seconds!
In a casual glance, it would look like any other 5 Series. But the M5 is a super saloon which can drop kids to school after eating hardcore supercars for breakfast. Its 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 produces 616bhp and 750Nm (that’s more torque than the aforementioned Huracan). It can seat five in comfort and can also do rounds of Nurburgring all day.
‘Beast of Green Hell’ is its name. For the Mercedes-AMG GT R clocked the gruesome Nurburgring (where it was developed) in just 7:10.92 seconds earning itself a lap record. The AMG GT R graced its presence at our CarWale Track Day and it managed to unleash its 600bhp on MMRT as well.
Also part of our track day outing, the Audi R8 V10 Plus was a real stonker. With close to 610bhp on tap from its Lamborghini-derived 5.2-litre V10, the R8 Plus lapped MMRT in 1:54.42 seconds – the fastest lap time recorded at the 2018 CarWale track day. Need we say more?
The SVR is a faster, louder and a more precise version of the already mad Jaguar F-Type R. It is the fastest car JLR made and it can do 0-100kmph in 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 322kmph. This Leaping Car’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 punches out 567bhp and sounds glorious while doing so.
Call it a legend or the quintessential muscle car, the Mustang is an icon in its own right. Available for the first time in RHD configuration in its six-decade of history, the Mustang made its way to India in 2016. The Mustang’s traditional 5.0-litre V8 has enough power to hurl you down a straight with smoking rear tyres, the tail wagging, and a smile plastered on the driver’s face.
Pictures by Kapil Angane