Rolls Royce Ghost Series II now in India!

Rolls Royce India unveiled the face-lifted Ghost Series II here on November 7, 2014. It was launched in Mumbai and ‘The Best CAR Blog Ever’ was invited to the event.

Since the launch of the Rolls Royce Ghost first in 2009, it has been the ultimate mark of success forΒ  entrepreneurs, business people & celebrities too here in India. As a matter of fact, the Ghost has been a very successful Rolls Royce all around the world. People who buy it have been served by the Ghost as both – a business tool for the business week and an engaging driving experience for leisure during the weekends.

India is one of the top 5 markets in Asia-Pacific for the Rolls Royce Ghost. It is also an important market, which is significant from the fact that Rolls Royce has five dealerships across the country, a big number for a super luxury car maker. The India-bound Ghosts are also the most Bespoke in the world with most having some or the other made-to-order content.

Sven Ritter, General Manager for Rolls Royce Motor Cars Asia-Pacific, who unveiled the car along with Mr Sharad Kachalia of Navnit Motors, explained, “In Ghost Series II, customers will find the same level of exclusivity, quality and perfection that is quintessentially Rolls Royce. Ghost has been the leading choice in India.”

The new Ghost is majorly a face-lift on the front, with noticeable changes on the exterior and a few updates on the interior, while the rear and the engine continue from the earlier Ghost.

Here is a comprehensive list of changes/updates on the Rolls Royce Ghost Series II:

  • Redesigned LED headlights framed by Day-time Running Lights (DRL)
  • Re-sculptured bumper that gives a wider and dynamic stance
  • A new bonnet design that features tapered ‘wake channel’ (see the photo)
  • New paint and wheel options.
  • Redesigned front seats which includes electronically adjustable thigh supports and depth adjustment.
  • Rear seats have been slightly re-angled to augment easy communication with fellow passengers.
  • Suspension enhancements
  • Satellite Aided Transmission as standard – it uses GPS and mapping data to make sure that the car is always in the correct gear when negotiating turns, motorway exits and roundabouts.
  • New optional 21-inch forged wheels and standard 19-inch wheels
  • Bespoke Audio – finest hardware and latest connectivity options in an exhaustively designed automotive hi-fi system.

The Ghost Series II comes with the 8-speed ZF gearbox and continues with the same engine as the earlier Ghost: the 6.6 litre twin-turbo V12 engine generating a Max Power of 563bhp @ 5250rpm and Max Torque of 780Nm @ 1500rpm. It can do an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h.

There are two variants that are available of the Ghost Series II: Standard Wheel Base and Extended Wheel Base.

Here are the pictures from the event without much ado:


Here is the video of the unveiling:

Here are some photos from after the unveiling:

Last but not the least is the price of the beautiful beast! Rs 4.50 Crore Ex-Showroom (pan India).

Let me know your views about this car! Share your thoughts! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Say hello to the hybrid Lamborghini Asterion [with Photos]

This is the Lamborghini Asterion hybrid. Yes, it is a plug-in hybrid and in terms of design quite different from the previous bulls viz. Egoista, Sesto Elemento and Veneno from Lamborghini.

We are thankful to the European Union, for their emission regulations are the only reason Lamboghini built this stunning Car as a hybrid. The EU is going to introduce new laws in 2021 which Lamborghini and other (super)car makers cannot ignore.

This concept is expected to make it into production during the same time. Hence a hybrid.

Images via Topgear, Jalopnik and Motorionline


The Asterion is a mid-engined two-seater coupΓ© and uses an adapted Aventador carbon fibre monocoque, mostly in the lower section. It has a different roof structure and has a streched wheelbase to create more interior space. The concept car is 4.7m long with Huracan’s stunning 607 bhp 5.2-litre V10 hooked up with a dual-clutch seven-speed rear transaxle auto box. So it is technically a parallel hybrid as the transaxle that incorporates a starter motor and generator, has an electric motor bolted on it. There are two more electric motors on the front axle and between them, they generate 220 kW, which is equal to around 300 bhp.

And where are the batteries? They’re in the central tunnel in place of the propeller shaft. This placement would benefit both safety and the car’s center of gravity.

It surely will better than a Prius. It can do 0-100 kmph / 0-62 mph in just over three seconds while emitting 98 g/km of carbon dioxide.

Thus the Asterion has a LPI-910-4 badge. It’s still an awesome looking concept.

The Badge | via IndianAutosBlog
The Badge | via IndianAutosBlog

Here’s one wallpaper of the Asterion if you would like>> Wallpaper [source unknown]

Lets see how it turns out when it reaches production.
What do you think about this new concept? Will it or won’t it??

The New Generation Mahindra Scorpio

Well well, the new generation Mahindra Scorpio is finally here! The all new mighty muscular, fierce-looking beast has been launched here in Mumbai yesterday and bookings have started pan-India at Mahindra dealerships.

Here is all that you need to know about the new-gen Scorpio, before you decide to buy it:

1. What’s new??
This time around, it is not simply a facelift, it is a new generation. The new Scorpio is based on a completely new platform along with a fresh transmission, better suspension and a new anti-roll technology. This all adds up to improved performance and handling. It certainly is a great improvement over the previous one, and a major improvement over the first Scorpio that was launched in 2002 (12 years and still going strong!).

Changes on the exterior include:

  • Dual Projector Headlamps,
  • stylish LED eyebrows,
  • a new imposing chrome-accented front grille,
  • tough new road Armour bumpers,
  • elegant LED tail lamps, and
  • new 17-inch alloy wheels.

Changes on the interior:

  • New luxurious blue-grey interiors and a dual shaded dashboard,
  • well designed attractive Center Console,
  • a futuristic instrument cluster,
  • a new sporty steering wheel with audio and cruise controls,
  • all new chrome-finished AC vents
  • Also on the inside:
    • new hi-tech 6-inch Touch screen infotainment system with inbuilt GPS navigation,
    • Intellipark reverse assist

Changes in the heart of the vehicle (the engine) include:

  • the same old powerful 2.2 litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged mHawk engine with a new 5 speed manual transmission gearbox (5MT320 gearbox)

Also new:

  • Shift on Fly 4 Wheel Drive – The New Generation Scorpio is also available in a 4×4 option. The shift on fly 4 Wheel Drive gives you the freedom of driving the vehicle in any kind of terrain.
  • Short Turning Radius – The excellent and much improved turning radius of 5.4 meters enables ease of maneuverability even in the most congested places.
  • New Fog Lamps add to the style and provide better visibility while driving in poor or low/foggy visibility conditions.
  • Side Cladding with silver embossing – The new Scorpio-embossed side cladding adds to the macho styling of the New Generation Scorpio.
  • Smart rain and light sensors – Smart sensors automatically turn the headlights ON or OFF according to light conditions, and control the speed of the wipers according to the rain intensity.
  • Tyre-tronics – a new measuring system that enhances safety by providing live updates of the exact air pressure and temperature in each tyre. Any variation is brought to your immediate attention.
  • Voice Assist System – The New Generation Scorpio’s unique Voice Assist System provides timely reminders for door ajar, seat belt warning, low brake fluid, fuel on reserve, etc.

2. Safety Features:

  • Dual Front Airbags – During a collision, these dual airbags inflate instantly, thereby protecting occupants from serious injury.
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) – It prevents skidding and keeps the vehicle steerable and in control during sudden braking, hence avoiding accidents.
  • Crash protection crumple zones absorb most of the impact in case of a collision. The rigid steel bars in the doors reduce impact from the sides.
  • Collapsible Steering Column – In case of a frontal collision the steering column collapses to reduce injury to the driver.
  • Engine Immobilizer – This is an encrypted key recognition system that keeps your New Generation Scorpio safe.Β  If any other key is used to start the vehicle, the ECU rejects it right away.Β  This immobilizer system is certified by the globally renowned M/S Thatcham.
  • New Panic Brake Indication – This provides a hazard warning during sudden deceleration while vehicle speed is over 100kmph.
  • New Auto Door Look while driving – once the vehicle speed crosses 20kmph.
  • New Anti-Theft Warning – A warning is provided through a siren upon unauthorized entry.
  • Speed Alert Warning – This provides a warning when the vehicle speed reaches 140kmph. (Hmm!)
  • Anti-Pinch Smart Window – This smart window on the driver’s side detects obstructions during window roll-up and automatically rolls down the glass.

3. Also:

  • New Height Adjuster on driver’s seat – allows the driver to adjust the seat height as per his convenience.
  • New Hydraulic-assisted Bonnet – helps you lift the bonnet without any effort whatsoever.
  • Headlamps with Follow me home & lead me to the vehicle feature – The headlamps remain ON for some time after locking/unlocking the vehicle. This illuminates the path for walking conveniently up to your home or to your New Generation Scorpio. (This is kinda cool, and useful in certain cases!)

4. Major specs:Β 

mahindra scorpio specs
The Mahindra Scorpio Specsheet

5. Seating options, Colors, Variants & Price:

The New Generation Scorpio will be available in multiple seating configurations: 7-, 8- & 9-seater options. The Scorpio will available in total 5 cool color options: Diamond White, Fiery Black, Molten Red (new), Regal Blue (new), and Mist Silver.

Variant Ex-Showroom (in β‚Ή)
S2 7,97,583
S4 8,59,888
S4 4WD 9,71,558
S6 9,77,328
S6 Plus 10,04,780
S8 10,84,396
S10 11,46,161
S10 4WD 12,54,984

These are the current prices for the six major variants plus two 4WD variants of the new Scorpio.

For prices for your city, go to:

I’ve tried to collate pics of various colors of the Scorpio to give a definite idea about the changes on the exterior, well that’s what the others get to see! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

Image Credits: Overdrive, ZigWheels, AutoCAR India and NDTV Auto.
Some useful links if you are really looking to buy this car:
Official Website:

Initial Reviews by:
ZigWheels // NDTV-Auto // AutoCAR India // OverDrive

Let me know what you think about the #NewGenScorpio! Will you buy one?? Share your views in the comments below! πŸ™‚

The Blog is moving!

Hello friends/readers/fellow bloggers/fans(if I may say so)!

I am moving the blog from to a self hosted WP at
The transition is going to take at least a few days! I just hope to make it seamless for you and me! πŸ™‚

Thank you guys for all your support and love! I hope our journey still continues and I get to blog more often than ever(twice as many posts)!

P.S. The blog turns TWO next month! Two years of blogging, Two fun years of CARS! We’ll have twice the fun ahead! πŸ™‚

Siddhesh (Sid) πŸ™‚


The Case of the Wheel Case

After looking at these photos of the case, I wished I had an iPhone 5 to put one on it!

If you have an iPhone 5 or 5S or a 5c, then you can order one of these and show me a photo of how (awesome) they look on your apple! These cases are currently only available with Addonz in India. Head onto their site to check them out and order them!

You’re still here? Go buy one for your iPhone and show it to me now!!! Acha okay, after it’s delivered. I’ll Keep Calm! πŸ˜› πŸ˜€

The Sea Monster – Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6

A wild Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6, yes you read that right! 6×6! It was spotted in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This G63 AMG 6×6 is the work of “My Car“, a car custom shop at Jeddah.Β  The SUV is owned by @baa_bader, who also has an amazing car collection (the other cars in the pictures). What you’ll get to see now are the images from the photo shoot of the Sea Monster carried out by @hosamalhamdi! Less talk and more visual, see the photo to know how appropriately it is called the Sea Monster!

Its glorious and huge! Its perfect and excess at the same time! Its wonderful and wonderfully expensive too!

First the Images:

And the short video:

All of the cars are in my favorite color – Blue!! The G63 AMG 6×6 will surely remain a unicorn vehicle. It’s a unique machine that’s produced in low numbers and sold in a few markets. It’s certainly great to see one being driven more aggressively than being used as an Office-to-Mall-to-Home transport shuttle.

Do you like it?? Let me know what you think in the comments below! I’ll reply! Promise! πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚

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