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November 20, 2014 13:25

Bill Gates is the man who is crowned as America’s wealthiest man with a net worth of around $72 billion. Ever wondered what car does this face behind Microsoft, the world leading firm drives? If no, get your facts cleared up here about this 57 year old billionaire. Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, drives a jaw dropping, one of a kind and the most expensive sale from the German company Porsche 959 Coupe. While most of the Porsche were easily exportable from Europe to the USA, the Porsche 959 Coupe had complex export duty policies. Gates faced the same with customs in USA and it was resting with authorities for over a year before Bill Gates could actually drive it through. He is now seen driving this mean machine often.

The Porsche 959 Coupe is termed as ‘Gates 959’ as he got the “Show and Display” rules passed in US to get the customs sorted for automobile export. Only 300 Porsche 959 were sold and Gates is one of the esteemed owners of the limited edition product making it an exclusive purchase for the billionaire. Porsche offers only five luxury car models and one in sports car segment with a price band between Rs. 71 lakhs to Rs. 2.66 crores which makes up for a very few affordable buyers in India. Porsche 959 Coupe has hit the Indian automobile segment only few years back, since before that, they were liable to export and customs. Major models offered for sale by this German auto manufacturers are Porsche Cayenne, Porsche Cayman, Porsche Boxter, Porsche Macan, Porsche Panamera and Porsche911.

Porsche cars in India, for their exclusive high capacity engines, mileage and high-end luxury, are brand names and had been an instant hit among the Indian celebrities. Other than Bill Gates, Indian celebrities also own a high end luxury car from this German maker. Amitabh Bachchan who owns a Porsche Cayman S, Akshay Kumar who owns a Porsche Cayenne and Arjun Rampal also drives a Porsche Cayenne are a few names among them. Porsche cars in India is one of the most popular celebrity cars. Few other names belonging to the same lot are Bobby Deol who has a Porsche 911 Carrera SS and Bipasha Basu, Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra all have a Porsche Cayenne in their kitty. We have great Porsche lovers in the Southern part of the country with Prihvi Raj owning a Porsche Cayenne. Among business tycoons, we have Anil Ambani with Porsche Cayman and Kapil Dev with Porsche Panamera among Indian cricketers. More than just being a car with excellent interiors, it is more of a luxury brand name.

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