RelianceIndustries (RIL), headed by the most extravagant Indian Mukesh Ambani, has purchased an ultra-luxury Rolls Royce hatchback that costs a whopping ₹ 13.14 crore.
If Regional Transport Office (RTO) officials are to be believed, it is one of the most expensive car purchases ever in the country.
The car, a Rolls Royce Cullinan petroleum model, was registered by RIL at the Tardeo Regional Transport Office in South Mumbai on January 31, officials said.
The base price of the car, when first launched, ₹ 6.95 crores, however, but auto industry experts said customized modifications would have raised the price substantially.
The company has selected the “Tuscan Sun” color for the 12-cylinder vehicle car over 2.5 tons and creating 564 BHP power, and furthermore got a unique number plate, the RTO authorities said.
A one-time tax of ₹ 20 lakh has been paid by RIL for the vehicle whose registration is legal till January 30, 2037, and another ₹ 40,000 has been paid towards road safety tax.
This could even be the most expensive vehicle bought in India, said one RTO official.
RIL has additionally paid ₹ 12 lakh for a VIP number for its administrator and dealing with the chief’s new vehicle. The number finishes with “0001”, authorities said.
Generally, a VIP number expenses ₹ 4 lakh, yet since the chosen number in the current series was at that point taken, another series must be begun, they said.
With written permission from the Transport Commissioner, RTO offices can start a new series for assigning registration mark 0001 for which the applicant has to shell out three times the fee specified for a regular number, they added.
Rolls Royce Cullinan was launched in India in 2018 as a hatchback capable of taking both paved and rough roads, and this will be a third Cullinan model in the Ambani/RIL garage.
A few different industrialists and Bollywood superstars also drive a similar model.
Cullinan is the main off-terrain SUV from Rolls-Royce’s stable, according to the British manufacturer’s website.
RIL has several high-end luxury cars in its garage. A few years ago, it had procured one of the most sophisticated armored vehicles for Mukesh Ambani and his wife Nita Ambani.
The company has also given a BMW for the police staff conveyed for the security of the Ambani family other than the most recent very good quality Morris Garage vehicles of the Gloster model.