Well this is not a question most people would ask. Actually, its question very few would ask mostly because very few can afford the car in question. Now normally, we would dissect the variant list of the recently launched vehicle and give you equivalent vehicles Rupee for Rupee. But here it’s a bit different because the Lamborghini Aventador S costs a lot of Rupees (5.01 crore of them to be precise) and for that kind of money the choice is opulent but limited. So if you are the type that can calmly spend that kind of cash on a car or vice versa calmly spend that kind of energy dreaming about what you would buy for this kind of money then this story is for you.
Range Rover 5.0 V8 SV Autobiography LWB
We begin our quest with the latest flavour in the market-SUVs and in this case, it’s the absolute top-of-the-line Range Rover that is available for you to buy. Yes, we are talking about the Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography variant which can be had with the thumping big 5.0-litre supercharged V8 that produces 543bhp/680Nm. This SUV gets every luxury option that money can buy and is the perfect vehicle for when four people want to be rolling in opulence while driving.
Call it if you may, a super saloon. Yes that is one of the terms that come close to describing the Mulsanne. This humungous slice of motoring is the flagship of the German owned British marque and is only available with a 5.0-litre V8 that produces 520bhp and a earth shattering 1020Nm of torque! Priced at Rs 5.50 crore, it is 49 lakhs more than the Aventador S but for that you get a fully functioning second row and presence that can only be matched if you owned a private plane.
Not one to be outdone in the extra luxurious luxury segment (I made that up but you get the idea right) Rolls-Royce has the Wraith as a competitor. Priced at Rs 5.28 crore, it is marginally pricier than the Aventador S but for what it costs you get a proper four-seat Grand Tourer with all the hallmarks of British luxury and German engineering. It may not be as sporty as the Aventador S but it has the ability to go great distances at great velocity and comfort.
Aston Martin Vanquish
If there ever had to be a byword for British sportiness then surely you mind will wander to the Aston Martin moniker. Like the Wraith, the Aston Martin Vanquish too is a Grand Tourer and will help you leap across continents in style, speed and comfort. Where the Aventador is all about performance, the Vanquish is a mix of everything. It is priced at Rs 5.50 crore.
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
How could we talk about luxury motoring and not mention Ferrari in the picture. It brings to this fray the F12 Berlinetta which is their most expensive and most powerful ‘standard’ car that they make. It matches the Aventador in terms of performance and is just made a few 100km down the road from the Bologna Bull. Priced at Rs 4.72 crore, it is unique and equally special as the Aventador S.
Phew! Five cars from five categories that come close to the Aventador S. They may serve different purposes but in the end they all make powerful statements about presence, style and power. However, that is not the end. We thought we should give you a little more insight into what ‘cheaper’ performance vehicles you can buy for the same money. Well 5.01 crores today, in India, can get you a variety of fun vehicles. So here is a small list.
Two Mercedes AMG GT S
Four BMW M4s
Seven Ford Mustangs
Ten DC Avanti’s
20 Volkswagen GTI’s
And if you decide that it is too hectic to drive then you can buy yourself a one bedroom house in one of the prominent regions of South Mumbai!