World's costliest car goes on sale in India
The world's most expensive and fastest production car has gone on sale in India, with luxury manufacturer Bugatti making its debut in the land of rickshaws.
The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, which has a top speed of 407 kilometres (250 miles) an hour, went on display in a car dealership in the capital New Delhi on
Thursday priced at 160 million rupees (3.6 million dollars).
Just 150 of the cars will be sold worldwide, though there will be few opportunites for the car to show its
performance on India's potholed and notoriously congested roads.
"India is the hub of luxury, the country of the erstwhile Maharajas, who were the true patrons of bespoke luxury," Bugatti executive Julius Kruta said in a statement,
referring to India's former hereditary rulers.
"We have in the past received a heartening response from our valued customers and I think the launch of the Bugatti in India will truly delight our discerning audience."
A host of Western luxury car and motorbike manufacturers are targeting the Indian market where the
fast-developing economy is minting new
multi-millionaires every year.