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May 12, 2014 15:06

Ratan Tata is a business tycoon and a visionary and is counted among the richest celebrities of the world. He has been awarded with national as well as international accords for his work in various fields of automobile, technology, education and Telecom. Most of the people know Ratan Tata as a person who unveiled the cheapest car of the country – Tata Nano. Fewer may have the knowledge that the businessman has a penchant for luxury and sports vehicles from around the world. There are a number of luxury and high budget cars parked in his garage and the most popular among them are:

Ferrari California: This model from the Italian Stallion Ferrari is considered among the few hot cars available all around the globe. The model owned by Rata Tata is dipped in a sporty red paint and he loves to take a spin in it every now and then. This model has been designed by the renowned firm of Pininfarina and has a powerful 4.3-litre Direct Fuel Injection type V8 petrol engine tapped under its hood. The mill is able to generate a mammoth power output of almost 490 bhp with a peak torque of 510 Nm. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox, which sends all the energy to the rear wheels. The car can do a 100 kmph from standstill in a minuscule 3.8 seconds and has a further top speed of almost 320 kmph.

Maserati Quattroporte: This car from the Italian auto maker is a proper celebrity car and is owned by a number of famous personalities all over the globe. This 4-seater car has the body configuration of a sedan but its engines tell a different story. Maserati Quattroporte is available with the engine options of a 3.0-litre V6 and a 3.8-litre V8 petrol engine. The former is able to churn a power output of 405 bhp with a peak torque of 550 Nm, whereas, latter can produce 530 bhp of power with a maximum torque of 700 Nm.

Mercedes-Benz SL500: The Mercedes-Benz SL500 is a proper roadster and among the most expensive cars offered by the German auto giant. This model looks stunning and is packed under the bonnet with a heavy 4.7-litre Twin Turbocharged V8 petrol engine, which delivers a power output of a whopping 430 bhp with a peak torque of almost 700 Nm. The car is available with a hefty price tag of Rs. 1.20 crore – Rs. 1.30 crore.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class: The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is undoubtedly among the most famous luxury cars available in the world for sales. This car bears a price tag of Rs. 1.40 crore and has the features of massaging seats, ambient lighting, fine-quality leather upholstery and many others, which justify the amount. The car is equipped with a heavy 4.7-litre V8 petrol engine, which produces a power output of an enormous 467 bhp with a peak torque of 700 Nm. The mill is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission, which sends all the energy to the rear wheels.

Apart from his contribution to the automotive industry, Ratan Tata has also been known for his service to mankind in the form of Non Profit associations that help in bringing a better life to the unfortunate ones. Moreover, the brand Tata has been involved in development of many public transportation systems dating back to the early 1940’s.

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