Sachin Tendulkars 'Birthday Wish List' of Cars
Watching the winning moments of the 2011 World Cup amongst a billion ‘cricket crazy’ Indians, one of the most moving moments for me was hearing Virat Kohli’s opening statement at being asked how it felt carrying Sachin on their shoulders after India had won the World Cup final against Sri Lanka. He simply said, “Sachin has been carrying the burden of this country for the past 21 years, it’s time we carry him on our shoulders.” Not to mention Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Yusuf Pathan and all the other members of the Indian squad confessing their satisfaction at having done their bit for bringing home the World Cup for Sachin.
Winning the 2011 World Cup was not just a victory for the entire nation, but a ‘wish granted’ to a legend, who after toiling his way through six World Cups in his 21 year long career finally managed to achieve his dream at the eve of his retirement from international cricket.
Since, most of you Sachin fans may already be knowing about his Ferrari 360 Modena presented to him by 7 time Formula One Champion Michael Shumacher, and all his other fancy cars that include the stylish Mercedes E63 AMG and the plush BMW 7 Series, we decided to take Sachin’s passion for cars to a slightly different level, and put together a list of super hot, mind bogglingly fast cars that Sachin wouldn’t mind taking out for a long drive or a late night spin in Mumbai.
New BMW 650i Convertible
This beautiful BMW convertible is back in all new avatar, sporting crispier lines and a far more stylish look that is powered by a 4.4 litre V8 petrol unit with TwinTurbo technology, and is capable of generating 407 horse power between 5500 to 6400 rpm and unleashing a maximum torque of 600Nm between 1750 to 4500 rpm. Shooting to 100km/h in just 5 seconds, this gorgeous open top beamer would be the ideal transporation for Sachin both in the city and out on the open road, where its streamline body allows it to cruise at a top speed of 250 km/h, which is by far more than enough for open road motoring.
Ferrari 458 Italia
Ferrari 458 Italia
Designed to fulfill the passion and zest of most sports car lovers on the face of this earth, the Ferrari 458 Italia is one of the finest pieces of engineering from the Italian stables. Delivering optimum race car performance with its mid engine mounted V8 muscle, this super sports car hits the 100 km/hr mark in just 3.4 seconds. Matted to a 7-speed F1 gearbox the 458 Italia can take Sachin to a top speed of 325 km/hr, something unheard of even in the elitist of sportscars of the current generation. Being a modern day sports car with superlative performance capabilities, the 458 Italia would be the perfect replacement for Sachin’s 360 Modena, which he recently gave away.
Mercedes SLS AMG
Mercedes SLS AMG
Well what can I say about this three pointed Superstar, whose 6.2 liter V8 Muscle just awakens with an angry yelp. The quintessential hyper sportscar of the modern day, the SLS AMG is the finest example of what outstanding performance cars that look ‘class apart’ are all about, and knowing that Sachin did get his hands on this tar burning beauty on a recent visit to London, we cannot help but wonder how far Sachin would let that speedometer needle glide before breaking into a sweat of sorts.
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