A coupe has been defined differently by many people. However what is common to this car is its name which has been derived from the French verb "couper" whcih means to cut. Coupes are technically sports cars or sports versions of sedans and usually come with a seating capacity of two. Cardekho gives you everything you want to know about the best coupe in the market. View the top coupe of the year and read our expert reviews .Picking the best coupe car is now as easy as a click of the mouse.
June 20, 2013: The Italian luxury sports car maker Lamborghini, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary has planned a series of events to take place throughout the year. The company had presented an extremely exclusive model of Lamborghini Veneno a couple of months back, of which only three units will be built and sold. While in India, the company has now launched a special Indian edition Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2, of which only 6 units will be sold in the country. The special edition is priced at Rs. 3.06 crore (ex-showroom, Maharashtra). The special edition Gallardo has been made available in three colours- pearl orange, white and pearl green as a dedication to the national flag. It also has the tri-colour stripes on going through fromt bonnet, roof to engine lid. While the interiors are all black with green and orange stitching on the driver and passenger seats respectively, along with white on the doors and center console, making it look a pure Indian car.
04 April, 2013 : Audi India has finally launched the eagerly anticipated Audi R8 V10 Plus, which is now the top-end model in the new R8 line-up. The car was launched at the Buddh International Circuit and has been priced at Rs. 2.05 Crore (Ex-showroom, Delhi) . With the launch of the latest R8 V10 Plus model, the R8 line-up now consists of a total of three variants- R8 V8 Coupe, R8 V10 Coupe and R8 V10 Spyder, priced at Rs 1.34 Crore, Rs 1.57 Crore and Rs 1.73 Crore (Ex-showroom, Delhi) respectively. The latest entrant R8 V10 Plus houses a 5.2-litre, V10 engine that cranks out 550bhp along with 540Nm of peak torque. Mated to a 7-speed S-Tronic gearbox, the V10 Plus has the capability to touch the 0-100kmph mark in mere 3.5 seconds with a peak speed of 317kmph.
16th-Feb-2012: DC Design unveiled India’s first ever supercar, DC Avanti at the 11th Auto Expo in New Delhi that was held in January this year. The honors of revealing this supercar was done by none other than the Shahenshah of Bollywood, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. The new DC Avanti is expected to hit the Indian roads by the year of 2013. This supercar is bestowed with a 2.0 litre of DOHC four cylinder 16 valves VVT engine that churns out 240 BHP of peak power accompanied with 366 Nm of peak torque. This 2.0 litre of engine will have the Ford’s ground-breaking EcoBoost engine technology, which would further enhance the power output and make the driving experience more delightful and enjoyable. The car will have a top speed of 250 km per hour and would come with airbags and anti lock braking technology. The most exciting part of DC Avanti is its price tag. The car will come with a competitive price tag of Rs. 30 lakh (ex-showroom).
28 March 2011 : Koenigsegg Agera has made its official entry in the Indian auto market today, and hereby becomes the first potential competitor of Bugatti and Pagani. The car is built with nuclear-style power and gives one of the best options for high speed to the Indian car enthusiasts. The launch of Koenigsegg Agera has sizzled up the luxury sports car segment and proved that the Indian luxury car segment is as rich as any other luxury car market across the globe. The car makes a tempting offering of 898bhp which could be made possible through a 5-litre V8 twin turbo engine.
If we guess the possible competitors of the car in the Indian auto market, Pagani Zonda and the all-conquering Bugatti Veyron will be the names that compete with thi recently launched car. If the models are released for open fight, the scene wouldn't be less than a fight between a shark and a crocodile. Each one of these come with different powers and features which will mould the driving experience in its unique way, thus a big competitor in all. The newly launched giant, Koenigsegg Agera is priced at Rs. 12,50,00,000 'only’.
Japanese auto major Nissan has launched its long awaited sports car model Nissan 370Z in the Indian auto market. The Nissan 370Z is a two door; two seater compact sports car debuted in the US market in 2008 and is already available at overseas market and has gained a lot of popularity there because of its advanced features, high performance engine, sporty and stylish looks. With the launch of this stunning model, Nissan plans to make its position stronger in the luxury car segment which is currently dominated by BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz. The company has launched two variants of Nissan 370Z – one with manual transmission gearbox while another one will be equipped with automatic transmission gearbox. Nissan 370Z will be imported as a CBU (Completely Built Unit) from the parent company thus hefty import taxes will lead its prices to high end. The manual transmission version will be priced at Rs 53.5 lacs while the automatic transmission version will be priced at Rs 54.5 lacs (as ex-showroom prices in New Delhi). According to the company official, they are expecting to sell more than 50 units of the Nissan 370Z in the Indian auto market over the next one year.
June 11, 2013: German luxury car maker, Porsche has now announced to launch a special edition version of its flagship car 911 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this legendary product. The car will be launched globally including India in September, however only 1963 units of this car will be sold globally. The Porsche 911 50 years edition will make its debut at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt in September this year, while the bookings have already begun. The special anniversary edition of 911 will come powered by a 3.8-litre flat-six engine that produces massive 400bhp and touches 0-100kmph in mere 4.5 seconds, with a top speed of 300kmph.
3 July, 2012: In order to stronghold its position in the Indian market Aston Martin has launched a new model, Aston Martin Vanquish with a price tag of Rs. 3.85 crore. This luxury sports car from the stables of Aston Martin is the fifth model in its fleet after Vantage, DB9, DBS and the Rapide. Vanquish is the successor of Aston Martin DBS and carries the same silhouette; just like some years back DBS took its design cues from the One-77. Underneath the hood sits a 6-litre V12 engine that yields over 568bhp of power and 620Nm of torque value, all of which is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters. Despite being a single clutch unit, the gearbox offers amazing performance that propels the car from zero to 100 kph in just 4.1 seconds, with a top speed of 295kmph. Aston Martin Vanquish is manufactured t at Aston Martin’s global HQ at Gaydon in Warwickshire. The new Vanquish is available as a 2 2 or 2 0, sits atop a broad line-up of world-class sports cars including the exquisite DB9, sporty V8 Vantage and luxurious four-door Rapide.
April 15, 2011: Aston Martin, the British Luxury Sports car maker, has announced the launch of Aston Martin DB9 that is loaded with a front mid-mounted 48 valve, V12, 5935cc motor. The engine produces a top power of 470 bhp and max torque of 600 NM; it can speed up to 306 kmph. The company has claimed to introduce its Volante convertible variant. The model will come with two variants: coupe and Volante. The model named DB after David Brown who had been the owner of the company in past.
23-Mar-2012: Audi India finally launched its much anticipated sportscar, Audi TT in India for the price of Rs.48,36000 . The new Audi TT is just fabulous and Audi has given it a complete makeover this time. The exteriors of the car have been tastefully done and have been refreshed smartly. The front grille accompanied with restyled bumper and headlamps are alluring, while the fog lamps give the front end of the car a much distinct character of its own. Under the bonnet, 2012 Audi TT has been fitted with 2.0 litre of TFSI petrol engine, which churns out great power with bombastic torque. Apart from strong engine and stunning exteriors, the new Audi TT sportscar has also got chic, stylish and charming interiors. So, with a competitive price of Rs.48,36000 Audi TT sportscar will surely pull numerous sportscar fanatics towards it.
May 26, 2011 : Finally the wait is over! Ferrari 458 Italia was launched today at a grand event organized at Janpath, New Delhi. Now the speculations regarding Ferrari 458 Italia price has finally ended with “Red Car” available at Rs. 2.56 crore (ex-showroom New Delhi). As per official reports, Ferrari is marking presence in India in alliance with Shreyans Group, which is official importer of Ferrari 458 Italia cars in India. Also, with large number of luxury car manufacturing giants like Rolls Royce, Bentley, Bugatti, Porsche, BMW and Mercedes Benz already gaining market share in counrty, Ferrari India is expected to receive excellent welcome.
The latest inclusion the fleet of Ferrari cars in India is the mighty Ferrari 458 Italia. This powerful and mighty “Red Car” is driven by 4,499 cc V8 engine taken from the aesthetic design of Ferrari/Maserati. The V8 engine of Ferrari 458 Italia produces power of 570 PS at 9,000 rpm and generates a torque of 540 Nm at 6,000 rpm with 80% torque available at 3,250 rpm. The Ferrari 458 Italia features direct fuel injection system in its engine, which is a first in segment for Ferrari mid-rear engine setups in its road cars.
In terms of transmission, Ferrari 458 Italia in India incorporates standard transmission of Getrag 7-speed dual-clutch, which is quite related to the Ferrari California. Further, this Ferrari car model comes without manual gear option which entitles it to stand at fourth position after the Ferrari Enzo, Ferrari Challenge Stradale and Ferrari 430 Scuderia. Also, if sources are believed, Ferrari 458 Italia is the first running model not to encompass a manual transmission system.
Other Ferrari 458 Italia specifications include 178.2inches of Length, 76.3 inches of Width, 47.8 inches Height, along with front track width of 65.8 inches and rear track width of 63.2 inches. Ferrari 458 Italia model of Ferrari India comes fitted with aluminum wheels and measures a dimension of 20 x 8.5inches Front Wheel Size and rear wheel measures 20 x 10.5 inches.
In terms of safety features, Ferrari 458 Italia incorporates Brembo 4-wheel vented disc brakes, Bi-xenon HID auto leveling headlamps, heated and power-adjustable mirrors, foldable mirrors, Tilt/telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio controls, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, Electronic stability control, Electronic traction control, Daytime running lights, Dual front airbags w/front passenger on/off, Side-mounted airbags, Height-adjustable seatbelts w/pre-tensioners and Tire pressure monitoring system.
Further, Ferrari 458 Italia in India features power seats, rear parking camera, tyre pressure and tyre temperature monitoring system added with front and rear parking sensors for avoiding collision or scratches while parking.
Added with loads of features, interior of Ferrari 458 Italia comprises of Front bucket seats w/4-way adjustments, leather/aluminum console insert, full-floor console w/box, tilt/telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio controls, power door locks, power windows w/1-touchdown, remote keyless entry, security system w/engine immobilizer, remote trunk release and driver footrest for providing comfort to driver.
There are number of gadgets which come fitted inside this elegant yet powerful two seater red car namely monitor, redundant digital speedometer, in-dash clock, outside temp gauge and tachometer. As per reliable sources, Ferrari 458 Italia price is expected to touch the figure of Rs 2.56 crore which is higher than its previous entry i.e. Ferrari California
After a long waiting period and a bundle of speculations, the British giant has made its official entry in the Indian auto market today. The launch of Aston Martin in India is a dream come true for the speed lovers of the country. The entry of this British car maker was marked at a huge event organized in Mumbai. The event was filled with applause and cheers. The first models expected to enter the Indian shores from British auto maker are Aston Martin Rapide, Aston Martin One 77 and Aston Martin Vantage V8. The company with these top class launches issure to change the definition of luxury cars in the country.
13th-01-2012: Observing the building passion for roadsters in the country, the luxury cars manufacturer Mercedes-Benz India has decided to unveil their best roadster at hand, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG at the Indian Auto Expo 2012. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster is unmatched in looks and performance borrowing the smooth design lines of Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG coupe but exudes the brilliance from every angle when in action. The 6.3 L V8 engine delivers an unparalleled power-packed performance to zoom through the racing tracks and the urban roads alike with a top speed of 317 kmph, and an acceleration of 0-100 kmph in 3.8 seconds. The two-seater in roadster body style looks even more aggressive with pop-up side doors to facilitate an easy entry without having to squeeze oneself to get into the compact sports car.
June 18, 2013: German luxury car maker Porsche's Indian arm has today launched the revamped version of the famous Cayman S in the country. The new Cayman is now bigger in dimensions, better in power and performance than ever. The new Cayman S now has a longer wheelbase, larger wheels and wider track, which enhances the drivability of the sports car. Deriving its power from a 3.4-litre flat-six cylinder engine, the Cayman S churns out the maximum power output of 325bhp. The power is transmitted to rear-wheel drive and the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission has been offered as an option. When equipped with PDK, it accelerates from zero to 100kmph in 4.9 seconds (4.7 seconds with optional Sport Chrono package) and attains a top speed of 281kmph.
19 January, 2013 : The Ferrari F12berlinetta is unofficially reffered to as the F12 and is quite possibly the fastest and most powerful production , road-legal Ferrari ever to be produced till date. The grand tourer features a front-mid, rear-wheel drive, 6.3-litre V12 configuration engine and was first introduced for public observation at the Geneva Motor Show, 2012. This supercar manages the 0-100 kmph mark in 3.1 seconds and can hit speeds of upto 340 kmph. The engine generates 730bhp at 8500 rpm and 690Nm of peak torque at 6000 rpm and is mated to 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.
31th-Oct-2011: Ferrari FF, the grand supercar is officially launched today in New Delhi. Priced at Rs 3.42 crore, this super car is named Ferrari FF due to its 4 wheel drive and seating capacity for four people (FF). Ferrari FF which was already brought by Ferrari India earlier this year has now been formally launched by the Italian car maker so as to encourage its sale tooth and nail. The supercar is grabbing attention due to the Grand Prix event which concluded just recently in India and which saw a lot of adrenalin-pumping action by smashingly performing sportscars. Ferrari FF is the replacement for the old Ferrari 612 Scaglietti which was yet another four seat grand tourer with a V12 engine. Ferrari FF can disappear with just a blink of eye as the super car covers 0 to 100 km in a mere 3.7 seconds attaining a top speed of deluxe 335 kmph.
August 19, 2013: Rolls Royce Motor cars has now rolled out the powerful 'Wraith' in India for Rs. 4.6 crore. The Wraith is the most luxurious four-seater coupe in its segment and is said to be the most powerful Rolls Royce cars ever made. Deriving its power from a 6.6-litre V12 engine, it develops whooping 624bhp and 800Nm of top torque. The power is transmitted to wheels via a 8-speed automatic ZF transmission. It can accelerate 0-100kmph in mere 4.6 seconds. The vehicle has a wide rear track, shorter wheelbase and lower roof height, which further enhance the driving experience. As far as the features are concerned, the all new Wraith has been offered with a 21-inch five-spoke part polished tyres with self-righting RR monogram, head-up display, adaptive headlights, keyless opening boot, camera system, voice activation command with one-touch call button on steering wheel and several others.
July 2, 2013: German luxury carmaker, Audi has today launched the new 2013 Audi RS5 in India at Rs 95.28 lakh (ex-showroom, Maharashtra) . The sports version of the company's flagship saloon A5, the RS5 has received changes both inside and out, which makes the car 'Faster, Stronger, Sportier' than before. The similar vehicle was first unveiled at the last year's Geneva Motor Show. Exterior changes in the 2013 RS5 include redesigned bonnet contours, bumpers, LED tail lights, newly designed 19-inch alloys. While inside the cabin, it has got a new RS three-spoke steering wheel, tweaks to the AC controls, gear level, instrument stalks, mirror adjustment and electric window switchgear. Other than the aforementioned changes, the 2013 RS5 also gets cruise control, Bluetooth phone connectivity, a DVD based satellite nav and iPOD connection as standard. Mechanically the car remains all the same, having powered by a 4.2-litre V8 all- aluminium, direct injection engine, it churns out the power outputs of 444bhp and 430Nm. The car touches the 0-100kmph mark in mere 4.5 seconds and attains a top-speed of 280kmph.
Maserati launched three new car models in India Maserati Gran Turismo, Maserati Quattroporte and Maserati Gran Cabrio. These cars are well affixed with various features, falling in a price range of between Rs 1.2 to Rs 1.5 crore. The super cars from Maserati is capable to give tough fight to other super luxury cars like BMW, Mercedes Benz, Audi etc in this world's second largest Indian auto market. The super luxury Maserati Gran Turismo is packed with a 4.2L engine that produces maximum power of 405bhp at 7,100 rpm and top torque of 460 Nm (47 kgm) at 4,750 rpm and the car has jet speed of 178 mph. Meanwhile dimensional of the car are 4881 mm, 2056 mm and 1353 mm which make it superb in the segment.