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.
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.
25 February, 2013 : Lamborghini launched two new models of the Gallardo line-up in India along with organising a track day at the BIC to give customers an opportunity to drive the cars around the track. The newly launched LP560-4 and LP570-4 Edizione Tecnica are priced at Rs 2.61 crore and Rs 2.93 crore (Ex-showroom, Delhi) respectively. The Gallardo LP 560-4 houses a 5.2-litre, V10 engine that is mated to a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission churning out a maximum power output of 552bhp along with 540Nm of maximum torque. The Gallardo LP 570-4 Edizione Tecnica is also powered by the same 5.2-litre, V10 engine but features the fixed high rear wing plus carbon-ceramic brakes to help the vehicle gets lighter in weight and better in durability.
The world's fastest hot wheel has made it's mark in India recently and it is none other than Bugatti Veryon. This supercar can be sped up to maximum 407 kmph with a mind-blowing coverage of 0-100 kmph in just 2.7 seconds. It is equipped with a massive 8 litre, 16 cylinder engine. This is also the most expensive car available in India with a price tag of Rs 16 crore that is way ahead of Rs 5 crore ranged Maybach, Rolls-Royce and Phantom. The whopping price tag of the car only attracts business tycoons, celebrity and politicians.
25 January, 2013 : Lamborghini recently released the Aventador LP700-4 Roadster in the international markets and has finally brought it to India with a price tag of Rs. 4.77 Crore (Ex-showroom, Delhi). This open-top boasts some very road worthy specifications including a 0-100 kmph figure of 3 seconds, a top speed of 350 kmph and a power output of 700bhp. These figures are backed by the mid-front located 6.5-litre, V12 configuration engine coupled to an ISR 7-speed transmission.
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.
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.
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.
Koenigsegg Agera go its official entry in the Indian auto market on 28th of March 2011 and thereby 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 enthusiast.
The launch of Koenigsegg Agera sizzled up the luxury sports car segment and proved that the Indian luxury car segment is as rich as any other luxury car market on globe. The car made a real temp ting offering of 898 bhp which is made possible through a heart taking 5-litre V8 twin turbo engine.
If the competitors of the car are pointed out in the Indian auto market we get the names of Pagani Zonda and the all-conquering Bugatti Veyron. If the models are released for open fight the scene would be of shark n crocodile war. All of them are loaded 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’.
If the overall designing of Koenigsegg Agera is considered then one would find it a little more elegant than the Bugatti Veyron and a little more aggressive than the Pagani Zonda. The overall designing of the car makes it not just eligible for the tag of a super car but also makes it a top competitor in the segment. The exteriors of the car give a look of molten metal carved into an ultra modern design. The roof of the car is made low-slung to give it that edgy look. The car also exhibits the stunning dihedral synchro helix door open technology which makes the door swivel and settles back into the original position.
Coming to the engine power, the car offers nothing but the best. It comes loaded with stunning Koenigsegg aluminum 5,0L V8, 4 valves engine with Sequential, multipoint fuel injection technology. The total weight of the engine is 197 kg.
5th-Jan-2011: BMW India has taken the best advantage of Auto Expo 2012 to launch its new M5 sports saloon at a pocket-tearing price Rs 95.9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The blue color saloon looked extremely luxurious on the stage. M5 comes packed with a twin-turbo, 4.4-litre V8 engine that offers 552bhp and 69.4kgm of max torque. The engine is so powerful that it can hit 100kph in 4.4 seconds, and 200kph in 13sec, as claimed by BMW. The new M5 engine replaces the V10 and thus sees a 10 percent and 30 percent power and torque figures, respectively. The engine is mated to a seven-speed, dual-clutch unit with steering-wheel-mounted paddle-shifters, which drives through a new Active M differential with electronically-controlled, multi-plate, limited-slip differential. Three gaping ducts to flow cool air into the radiator, oil cooler and turbochargers, 19-inch alloy wheels come as standard fitment in new car. Interiors are marked by M-tuned Servotronic steering. As compared to the single setting option on the earlier model, steering wheel buttons can now memorise two individual set-ups.
Mercedes Benz SLK Class is a premium luxury Sedan with swanky looks, style and flamboyant interiors. Mercedes Benz SLK Class is designed with robust, bold and aggressive looks with an extra connoting power which makes the car commanding than ever.
Its sporty looks are the first thing that will instantly get your attention followed by its arrow shaped body with body line up. Large reflective mirror at the exterior with special type of indicator lamps make the car look even sportier. Tailpipes with trapezoidal-section make Mercedes Benz SLK Class a synonym of speed. The instrumental panel inside the car including chrome-edged dials including a clock and a fuel gauge makes the car even more impressive giving it a 3-D look. At the touch of a single button, its electro hydraulically roadster changes to a convertible from a cocoon of luxury and back, in just 22 seconds. Tinted glasses of the car prevent it from getting warm on a sunny day.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
17 May, 2012: Porsche launched the limited black edition of Cayman S in 2011. Only 500 units were produced of this special edition Cayman. Fitted with 6 cylinder, 3.4 litre engine, this edition shows brilliant performance and churns out 330 bhp of power at the rate of 7,400 rpm which is 10 bhp more than the normal Cayman S. The black edition price of Porsche Cayman is Rs. 75.45 lakh (ex-showroom price).
May 11, 2011: Audi today along with the stunning and sizzling Audi A7 also launched Audi RS5 in Delhi. Audi RS5 will gun straight against BMW M3, the new offering from Audi has been priced competitively at a starting price of Rs76 lakhs. RS5 is equipped with a 4.2 litre V8 engine which is found in its sibling Audi R8 and is capable of producing 450 bhp. The car can zoom from 0-100 kmpl within 4.6 seconds with an unmatchable speed of 280 kmph.
The Audi RS5 is the sports coupe version of Audi A5. Audi RS4 is the predecessor of the Audi RS5. The Audi RS4 made its name and won over a lot of petrol heads and impressed enthusiasts across the world. The Audi RS5 was showcased last year at the Geneva Auto Show and is one of the most anticipated models from the German car maker. This two-door Rally Sports coupe has been finally launched in India along with the Audi A7 Sportsback. Being a rally car and tuned and designed for pure sports not much can be expected from the RS5 in terms of fuel efficiency which is uneconomically low 6kmpl.
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.
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.