In recent times, South Indian actors have started enjoying more popularity and reception among the Indian audience than ever before. However, apart from their acting prowess, the South Indian film actors have also been known for their fondness and exquisite taste for luxury cars. Following are some of the noteworthy inclusions in the Car Collection of South Indian Actors:
Junior NTR holds the title of India’s first buyer of the Graphite Capsule Edition of the Lamborghini Urus. Junior NTR owns this most powerful SUV in a shade of matte Nero Noctis (Black), which gets a host of contrast orange-coloured bits inside out. Priced at Rs 3.16 crore, the Lamborghini Urus Graphite Capsule Edition is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, which is coupled with an 8-speed automatic gearbox and produces 650 PS of power and 850 Nm of torque.
At times when Junior NTR doesn’t want to go the aggressive way of the Lamborghini Urus, he also has a subtler choice of wheels in the form of the BMW 7-Series. The actor owns the 730Ld M Sport variant of BMW’s flagship sedan in a suave shade of black. This variant gets a 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel engine, which has 8-speed automatic transmission and pumps out 265 PS of maximum power and 620 Nm of maximum torque.
Ferrari 488 GTB
The Ferrari 488 GTB is a mid-engine sports car produced by Ferrari between 2015 to 2019, after which it got replaced by the F8 Tributo. Naga Chaitanya owns this beautiful sports car in its traditional shade of red. Powering the Ferrari 488 GTB is a 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine, which is paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and produces 670 PS of maximum power and 760 Nm of maximum torque.
While the Nissan GT-R already owns an iconic status in the supercar world, the one in the car collection of Naga Chaitanya feels more exclusive, thanks to its extensive modifications. Naga Chaitanya has customized his red-coloured GT-R from Bengaluru-based Racetech Motorsports and includes a tuning job to its engine, a massive rear spoiler and a contrast black wrap on its hood. The GT-R gets a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine, which is coupled to a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and produces 573 PS of power and 672 Nm of torque.
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Land Rover Defender
While Mammootty’s son Dulquer Salmaan already owns a well-restored Defender 110 from yesteryears, Mammootty recently acquired a brand new Land Rover Defender 110 HSE diesel. This luxurious, go-anywhere SUV is finished in a unique shade of blue and gets a 3.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine. Paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox, this diesel engine produces 300 PS of maximum power and 650 Nm of maximum torque.
Volkswagen Polo GTI
The fact that Mammootty owns a customized Volkswagen Polo GTI is a sign empowering enough to make one realize how big of a car enthusiast he is. The Polo GTI is not your everyday Polo – it has a 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which is paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and makes 190 PS of maximum power and 250 Nm of maximum torque. Mammootty has customized his black-coloured, three-door Polo GTI with custom red-coloured alloy wheels.
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Mini Cooper JCW
In 2021, Prithviraj Sukumaran bought a green-coloured Mini Cooper JCW (John Cooper Works), which is the most powerful iteration of the iconic three-door Mini Cooper hatchback. Over the standard Mini Cooper, this variant gets contrast red highlights on both exterior and interior, racing stripes and a contrast red-coloured roof and rearview mirrors. It also gets a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which is paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox and produces maximum power and torque outputs of 230 PS and 320 Nm respectively.
Prithviraj Sukumaran was the first owner of the Lamborghini Huracan from Kerala, which is one of the highest-selling supercars in the history of Lamborghini. The black-coloured Huracan owned by Prithviraj is the LP 580-2, which is the rear-wheel-drive version of the coupe version of the Huracan. It gets a 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 engine, which is coupled to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and produces 580 PS of maximum power and 520 Nm of maximum torque.
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The flagship seven-seater SUV from Mercedes-Benz, the GLS-Class was previously known as GL-Class, the last iteration of which was sold between 2013 to 2016. Mohanlal owns this version of the SUV in a shade of white. The actor owns a white-coloured Mercedes-Benz GL 350 CDI, which gets a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine paired to a 7-speed automatic gearbox. This engine produces a maximum power output of 260 PS and a peak torque output of 619 Nm.
The Toyota Vellfire is the most expensive and unique looking MPV in India, and offers an unparalleled experience of comfort and luxury. A white-coloured Vellfire is one of the newest luxury cars in its car collection of south indian actor Mohanlal. Toyota offers the Vellfire with a standard powertrain combination of a 2.5-litre V4 petrol-electric hybrid engine and a CVT gearbox. This powertrain makes 115 bhp of power from the engine and 141 bhp from the two electric motors in it.
Puneeth Rajkumar was another South Indian actor to own a Lamborghini Urus. The Kannada actor bought a Blue Eleos (blue-coloured) Pearl Capsule Edition of the Urus, which he then gifted to his wife. Like the Graphite Capsule Edition owned by Junior NTR, this Pearl Capsule Edition is also powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine. This engine is paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox and churns out 650 PS of maximum power and 850 Nm of maximum torque.
The Audi R8 is often recognized as one of the most practical supercars that one can use daily. Puneeth Rajkumar is one of the few actors in India who owns an R8, as he has a red-coloured Audi R8 V10 Plus, which is the range-topping version of the coupe form of the supercar. The Audi R8 V10 Plus was sold in India with a combination of a 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 engine, which is coupled to a 6-speed automatic gearbox and produces 610 PS of power and 560 Nm of torque.
The Volvo XC90 has earned itself a reputation as a worthy alternative to top-spec full-sized luxury SUVs from other European carmakers and is one of the safest SUVs one can buy. Sudeep owns a Volvo XC90 in a rather unpopular shade of red, which has contrast silver-finished rearview mirrors. This XC90 Inscription Luxury variant owned by Sudeep has a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, which belts out 235 PS of maximum power and 480 Nm of maximum torque and is paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Talk of sleeper performance cars, and the BMW M5 is one name that pops in minds of a car enthusiast. This four-door saloon is based on the regular 5-Series sedan but gets a powerful heart and many sporty bits and features and mechanical tune-ups to its suspension and brakes to make it a perfect driver’s car. The silver-coloured BMW M5 Competition in the car collection of Sudeep was gifted to him by Salmaan Khan. It has a 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine, that produces 617 PS of maximum power and 750 Nm of maximum torque, and is paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Rolls Royce Ghost
Being one of the most elusive cars in the world, owning a Rolls Royce Ghost is a matter of pride for a lot of people. However, the Ghost in the car collection of south indian actor Vijay grabbed much attention in recent times for the wrong reasons due to illegal tax evasion by the actor. Vijay owns a black-coloured Rolls Royce Ghost, which has a 6.6-litre twin-turbocharged V12 petrol engine under its hood. Paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox, this engine produces 570 PS of power and 780 Nm of torque.
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Vijay is also a proud owner of a black-coloured Ford Mustang. The quintessential American muscle car was available in India for a brief duration of four years and became immensely popular for its price to performance ratio, which made it one of the most affordable sports cars in India. The Ford Mustang was offered in India in a single fully-loaded variant, which was powered by a 5.0-litre naturally-aspirated V8 petrol engine. This engine was available with a 6-speed automatic gearbox and makes 400 PS of power and 515 Nm of torque.
While the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 has become the most sought after SUV by film actors in recent times, the popularity of its regular version, the GLS Class, cannot be ignored as well. Yash owns a previous-generation GLS Class SUV, in its GLS 350D variant. This particular variant was the range-topping diesel-powered version of the SUV, which is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine paired with a 9-speed automatic gearbox. This engine produces 255 PS of maximum power and 620 Nm of maximum torque.
Mercedes-Benz GLE 43 AMG Coupe
Another Mercedes-Benz model owned by Yash is a more affordable but more dramatic looking GLE 43 AMG Coupe. This sportier coupe version of the GLE SUV is owned by Yash in a stunning shade of red, which enhances the sporty design of the SUV even more. The Mercedes Benz GLE 43 AMG Coupe is available in India with a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine, which makes 362 PS of power and 520 Nm of torque. A 9-speed automatic transmission is offered in this SUV as standard.
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