Whether or not you follow Formula 1, staying in India, it’s imperative that you know the name of country’s first Formula 1 racer Narain Karthikeyan. Though not too active on the racing circuit nowadays, the 41-year-old had become a household name in the country when he made his Formula 1 debut in 2005 with team Jordan.
Though he didn’t leave a significant mark in Formula 1, for Indians, he’ll always be remembered as the first racing hero to compete in the most prestigious racing tournament of the world.
Being a racer, it goes without saying that Karthikeyan is extremely particular about the cars he adds to his personal collection. The eye-popping line of super dreamy cars he owns can sweep anyone off his or her feet. Have a look:
Range Rover V8 Autobiography
One of the most luxurious cars of Range Rover, this model has three diesels and one petrol engines. The car boasts of 21-inch alloy wheels, folding rear seat, full leather seats and rear parking sensors. It has a 105-litre fuel capacity. All the three engines are quiet yet powerful. It’s one of the most upmarket cars in the market.
Bugatti claims a top speed of 261 mph and boasts of super powerful engines. Sounds unbelievable but the Chiron can go 0-100kmph run in just 2.5 seconds. The car has two variants – Chiron Sport and Chiron W16.
McLaren F1 is a sports car designed and manufactured by McLaren cars. The car is lighter and has a more streamlined structure than many sports cars. One special feature of McLaren F1 cars is that the driver’s seat is located in the centre, between two passengers’ seating position. It is one of the finest driving machines built for the public road, stated British car magazine Autocar.
Porsche 911 GT3
Early this year, Narain added Porsche 911 GT3 in his already exhaustive collection of cars. Porsche had launched GT3 in October last year and its exclusive showroom price is Rs 2.3 crore. However, the same car costed much more to the racer as he heavily customized it according to his needs and convenience. Karthikeyan went for red colour with black leatherette in the cabin.