Ambani buys Cullinan with a VIP numberplate: Reports
India’s second richest man – Mukesh Ambani has an exquisite garage with numerous imported cars. Most of the cars in the Ambani garage are CBU units including several Rolls Royce. According to new reports, Ambani has added one more Rolls Royce Cullinan to his garage that already has three. This one, however, is reported as the most expensive car in India.
According to PTI, Mukesh Ambani’s latest Rolls Royce Cullinan costs Rs 13.14 crore. RTO has reported to PTI that this is the most expensive car in India ever. Ambani has reportedly registered the Cullinan on 31st January.
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The Cullinan costs Rs 6.58 crore but Rolls Royce offers hundreds of customization options. Many Ambani cars are customized which attracts a lot of additional money over the base price of the car. The latest Cullinan is likely to get a lot of these customisation options that have made the car so expensive.
The same report also claims in the shade to be of Tuscan Sun. While the car is yet to be spotted on the roads, the Tuscan Sun is not available as a standard colour choice from the British Luxury Car maker. It is an optional paint job that comes with a price tag of Rs USD 300,000 or about Rs 2.23 crore. Yes, that much only for the colour option.
As it is a bespoke colour, we could find only one example of the car in the colour that the manufacturer delivered to a client in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Ambani chose VIP number
The new Cullinan gets a “0001” registration number. While it usually costs Rs 4 lakh for the VIP number, according to the RTO, they chose the number from a new series as all the numbers from the current series were taken. That is why RTO charged Rs 12 lakh for the registration number alone. RTO said with written permission from the Transport Commissioner, the new series can be started without exhausting the previous series. However, the RTO charges three times compared to the standard registration cost.
The report further claims that Rs 20 lakh is paid as one-time tax and the registration is valid till Rs 20 lakh. Additional Rs 40,000 is paid as the road safety tax.
Ambani already owns several Rolls Royce cars
There are several Rolls Royce models in the Ambani garage. Starting with the Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, they also own three Rolls Royce Cullinan and a latest-generation Phantom Extended Wheelbase, which also costs around Rs 13 crore.
While media reports claim that the new car is for Mukesh Ambani himself, it cannot be true. He only travels in bulletproof cars for security reasons and unless the Rolls Royce is bulletproof, be assured that he will not travel in it.
Ambani recently upgraded his own bulletproof car though. He bought the two similar specced Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard bulletproof cars for himself and uses them regularly. The cost of these cars remains unknown as it depends on the customisation level.
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