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Happy Diwali! Here are our favourite firecrackers from 2017

Team OD  /
18 Oct 2017 10:11:29 IST

It's Diwali and at OVERDRIVE, we're not the kind that gets a kick out of bursting loud, smelly firecrackers! Our idea of a firecracker is a loud, fast, ridiculously fun vehicle. Over the past year, we've had the chance to drive some really explosive cars and here are 10 of our favourite firecrackers to light up your Diwali:

Ferrari 488 Spider

The Ferrari 488 Spider is one of the few cars that Shumi, the ardent bike-lover, really likes. Need we say more about this gorgeous Italian then?

Mercedes-AMG GT R

Straight from the Green Hell, this 585PS/700Nm monster with a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 will do 0-100kmph in just 3.6 seconds! And lucky Rohit got a chance to drive it India at the BIC.

Mini Cooper S

When the Mini Cooper S was launched in India, half the OVERDRIVE team was in love with. In fact, Lijo even took the car home for a whole week and didn't let anyone touch it!

Volkswagen Polo GTI

The arch nemesis of the Mini Cooper S! It's fast, fun, practical and reasonably affordable! It's so good in fact, that it had Rahul in a real dilemma on whether it was better than his beloved Mini!

Lamborghini Aventador S

Because the standard Aventador just wasn't enough, Lamborghini had to go introduce an S version. The naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 makes 740PS, which is 40PS more than the standard car, and got a bunch of aerodynamic updates too. We were lucky enough to drive this baby on the Sepang Circuit in Malaysia long enough to know what it's capable of.

Lexus RC F

Lexus doesn't make as many performance cars as its German rivals do. But, as we found out earlier this year, when they do make one, like the Lexus RC F, they make it look like a firecracker and drive like one too.

2017 Nissan GT-R

Godzilla! That's right we got to drive the epic Nissan GT-R here in India. This is a car that gave, and continues to give, many supercars sleepless nights.

Volvo S60 Polestar

Volvo's Polestar brand might be going all-electric by 2020, but until then, it'll still be making some really nice, performance cars like this, the Volvo S60 Polestar. When Volvo launched the car here in India, we got a chance to drive it at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore, and boy were we in love!

Range Rover Velar

We went to some very cold mountains in Norway to drive one of the hottest SUVs in the market, the Range Rover Velar. It's not in India as yet, but it's sure to reach us soon enough.

Ashok Leyland FAT 6x6

Okay, so the FAT 6x6 seems like the oddball here. But trust us when we say that it sure as hell is one helluva firecracker! Rahul was fortunate enough to go to Ashok Leyland's test track in Chennai for a spin in this monster.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Rs. 3.97 Crore
Displacement
3902cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
669
Max Torque(Nm)
760
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Rs. 5.01 Crore
Displacement
6498cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
740
Max Torque(Nm)
690
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
-NA-
Displacement
4999cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
473
Max Torque(Nm)
527
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Rs. 2.23 Crore
Displacement
3982cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
585
Max Torque(Nm)
700
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Rs. 34.9 Lakhs
Displacement
1998cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
192
Max Torque(Nm)
280
Mileage
14.59 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Rs. 31.5 Lakhs
Displacement
1998cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
192
Max Torque(Nm)
280
Mileage
15.75 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Rs. 1.99 Crore
Displacement
3799cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
570
Max Torque(Nm)
637
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
-NA-
Displacement
1498cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
90
Max Torque(Nm)
230
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Rs. 43.26 Lakhs
Displacement
1969cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
306
Max Torque(Nm)
400
Mileage
15.6 Kmpl

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