Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Hero MotoCorp Targets 7 Million Units Sales in the Financial Year 2012-13

India’s largest two wheeler manufacturing company Hero Motocorp, aims to sell 7 million units in the financial year 2012-13. In order to achieve the target the company has up its production capacity to 800 units an hour which is production capacity of the 7 million units a year. The company has also asked its dealer to up the capacity for the financial year 2012-13. The company has sold 6.2 million units worldwide in the last financial year.
Hero Motocorp. has registered 15% growth in the last financial year in the market of 13.43 million units. This year the market is expected to be about 15 million units with the growth of 11-13%. By targeting 7 million units sells, Hero Motocorp is targeting growth of 13% which is in line with the industry growth.
Hero Motocorp’s 7 million targets looks ambitious considering the way growth of industry is slowing down.  It is also to be noted that HMSI is increasing production capacity very fast and it’s Dream Yuga will directly compete against Hero‘s bestseller Splendor.  However, it is also fact that Hero Motocorp has never missed its sales guidance till the year. In fact it has over achieved its sales target.

Ducati and AMG Split after AUDI Takeover

We in India have barely seen the Ducati Diavel AMG and it would soon be history as the in-house performance group of Mercedes – AMG, has broken its links with the ace Italian sportsbike manufacturer, Ducati.
Without a scratch it is clear that this is a consequence of arch-rival Audi’s coming to the party and taking the Ducati away. This is somehow a very awkward timing of things since Diavel AMG, the bike manufactured in collaboration has just hit the showrooms, however, it seems that the bike would sell its already manufactured units before shutting sales.
There hasn’t been any official word on this development from Audi’s side.

More Pics of 2012 Apache RTR Leaked

According to TVS the new Apache RTR will be released on April 23rd. But spy pics are being leaked in facebook already. The latest pics are as follows. One sheet shows the specifications and it seems that the new Apache RTR will have the same 160cc mill and the ‘new’ applies only to cosmetic upgrades.

Polaris to Bring In More Models

Polaris – The world leader when it comes to ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles) and Off – Road vehicles has expressed interest to come up with more models for the Indian market. It is indeed very exciting to know the fact that there are such kinda vehicle makers also considering India as a market with great potential.
Business Line had reported that, ‘This includes vehicles from the group companies GEM, which the company had acquired from Chrysler and Indian, Mr Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director of Polaris India, part of the $2.7-billion Polaris Industries Inc, said.’
The company finds its major applications in the Defence segment and in the farm related applications as well where they are used to transport men and material from one point to the other where the other vehicles find its applications tough to implement and practice. There i9s also a great market among the off – roading enthusiast who use it for excitement purposes. All this has made Polaris to come up with more models for the sub – continent.
However, there were no official announcements from the company’s side on what are the models that will be brought to India at this point of time or the generic specifications about the same.
Since the company stepped into the country, it has brought in about ten models here. Mr. Dubey said, “The Company has introduced about 10 models into India since launch of a subsidiary here. We are open to bringing in other models from the range depending upon what the customers want. We are evaluating the prospect of bringing in electric vehicles and heavy bikes too.”
“The vehicles are versatile and could be used in tourism centres and police departments, the latter in difficult terrains for extremist activity. We are in talks with military and paramilitary establishments and State tourism departments offering them our vehicles,” he added.
The company currently has nine dealerships in India including the one recently opened in the city of Hyderabad.

Standing Up for Your People

Standing Up for Your People
Showing Support When It Matters

"If we don't stand up for others, who will be left to stand up for us?"
- Karen Traviss, author

Have you ever worked with someone who defended you when you made a mistake, or, for honest reasons, performed badly on a task?

Perhaps she put her own reputation on the line, and defended your actions to a senior manager. Or, maybe, she took responsibility for your mistake herself, or defended you from unjust criticism.
Standing Up for Your People
Learn how to stand up for your people effectively.
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If you have experienced this, it probably made a very deep impression on you, and strengthened the relationship you had with that person.

What if this is reversed? Do you feel comfortable standing up for your own people in this way? And do you know when you should and shouldn't do this?

In this article, we'll look at how to defend people appropriately. We'll look at why you should; explore when you shouldn't; and think about how you can stand your ground diplomatically and effectively, without damaging your reputation.

Why Stand Up for Others?

When you stand up for people, you show that you're "on their side" when they need help. This builds long-term loyalty, trust, credibility, commitment, and morale in your team, and it gives your people a confidence boost.

It also shows that you are focused on your team's well-being and interests, rather than on yourself. This helps to create a positive working environment and shows everyone that you're a leader worth following.

After all, your responsibility as a leader is to support your people appropriately, and to make sure that they have everything they need to do their jobs effectively. When things go well, you all share the credit and rewards. The same should be true when things don't go well.

However, you shouldn't defend your people's actions in all circumstances. For instance, you can end up looking foolish if you jump to the defense of someone who has done something genuinely bad or unethical, and you should avoid defending your people as a way of manipulating them to "pay you back" for your loyalty in the future.

How to Stand Up for Your People

It can be difficult to know when you should or shouldn't stand up for your people. Let's look at a common-sense approach for doing it:

1. Know Your Values

It's important that you start out knowing what you'll stand up for, and what you won't. This means knowing your own values, and fully understanding your organization's values and mission.

For instance, what standards of behavior are really important to you? What if your team member did something that seriously breached these standards - would you still stand by her? And what if a colleague violated your organization's core mission? Should you defend his actions?

Although you can't plan for every situation, you can prepare yourself mentally by thinking about what you'd do in certain situations.

2. Analyze the Situation and Assess Risks

You may have to decide at a moment's notice whether to speak up in someone else's defense. In these cases, you'll have to trust your own good judgment to make the best decision. However, it's best to take some time to analyze the situation first, if you can.

Start by gathering the facts about the situation. Are you relying on one side of the story, or have you taken time to speak to everyone involved?

Then explore the behavior. Does it contravene important values and standards, does it undermine the team's mission, or does it unnecessarily impact the well-being of the team or of an individual team member? Or is the behavior actually OK, when you look at it using these criteria?

Another part of your analysis has to do with the person you're defending. Has she done all that she can to avoid or remedy the situation? Did she truly do her best? Does she deserve your support?

3. Decide on Action 

Once you've analyzed the situation, you can decide on the action that you'll take.

For instance, if you believe that your team member was justified in what he did, or that he made an honest mistake, you'd probably decide to support him fully.

Or, as his manager, you might take responsibility for his actions, and take appropriate steps to make sure that the problem doesn't happen again. (This might involve reviewing processes and procedures, making sure that he has the resources needed to avoid problems in the future, or outlining a performance agreement.)

If you decide that the person doesn't deserve your support, it's important to explain to him why you're not going to defend his actions, using the information that you gathered in the previous step.

4. Defend Appropriately

When it comes to defending team members to others, plan what you're going to say in advance, if you can.

Explain why you're standing by them, and highlight the steps they've taken to remedy the situation, if appropriate.

If you've taken responsibility for their actions as their manager, explain what you're going to do the make the situation right, and to make sure that it doesn't happen again.

You need to maintain good working relationships with the person you're speaking with, so be diplomatic at the same time that you're assertive, and do your best to use empathy to see things from his or her perspective.

Communicate clearly and calmly, and stay professional, even if criticism is unjust.

Tip 1:
Make sure that you stand up for everyone on your team when appropriate, not just the team members you have a good connection with.

Tip 2:
If you defend your people after they've made mistakes or performed poorly, make sure that they understand what they did wrong, and that they commit to ensuring that this doesn't happen again.

Tip 3:
Our article on Dealing With Unfair Criticism has more on responding diplomatically to unwarranted criticism.

Key Points

As a leader or manager, there will likely be times when you need to defend your people from criticism, or stand up for them if they've made a mistake.

If you defend your team members, it will not only increase the sense of loyalty that they feel for you, but it can also boost their self-confidence and contribute to high morale.

Stand up for your people effectively by:
  • Knowing your values.
  • Analyzing the situation and assessing risks.
  • Deciding on action.
  • Defending appropriately.
If the problem arose because of a mistake or poor performance, make sure that you take appropriate steps to remedy the situation.

A Final Note

Make sure that you stand up for your people when they deserve it - it's an essential part of good management, and it helps to lay the foundations of trust and high morale in your team.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Most Fuel Efficient Sports Cars: Top 10 List

Even though fuel efficiency isn't the first thing on a buyer's mind when purchasing a high performance sports car, these days with the skyrocketing costs of oil and energy conservation regulations, more sports cars are being made to operate on less fuel. Even though there are others cars on the market, we put together a list of some of the more popular and highly rated sports cars that rank high with fuel efficiency.
1) 2010 BMW 128 i: MPG-18 city/28 highway (starting at $30,000) The Germans are considered superior in the sports car department and that still continues to be true with the 2010 BMW 128 i. A bit expensive for a sedan, the superior performance and excellent gas mileage puts this car on the list for Top Ten Most Fuel Efficient Sports Cars.
2) 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK300: MPG-19 city/26 highway (starting at $42,000) Offering superior performance and great looks as expected is the 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK300. Even with 228 horse power decent fuel economy can be had with this beautiful car.
3) 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera: MPG-19 city/27 highway (starting at $75,000) The iconic teardrop shaped 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera still carries the same appeal that it always has. This fast sports car even has a place on the Top Ten List for fuel efficient cars with its progressive design and fine lines.
4) 2010 Porsche Cayman: MPG: 20 city/29 highway (starting at $60,000) For 2010, the Porsche Cayman was updated with 20 more horsepower but still maintains great fuel efficiency. Offering superior handling and driving performance, the Cayman is sure to provide some of the most memorable driving experiences that any car can offer.
5) 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse: MPG: 20 city/28 highway (starting at $20,000) One of the more affordable sports cars on this list is the Mitsubishi Eclipse. The sporty looks of this car are sure to turn heads when driving around town and you will also feel good knowing you’re saving some gas with 20 miles to the gallon.
6) 2010 Porsche Boxster: MPG: 20 city/29 highway (starting at $47,000) This sporty two seat convertible offers a fun ride while saving money on fuel. With a compact ride, excellent handling, and superior comfort, the 2010 Porsche Boxster is sure to impress.
7) 2010 Audi TT Roadster: MPG: 21 city/29 highway (starting at $40,800) The Audi TT Roadster is a compact sports car offering superior handling and extreme comfort while dominating the roads offering one of the most memorable rides of any car on the market.
8 ) 2010 Pontiac G6: MPG-22 city/30 highway (starting at $21,000) The 2010 Pontiac G6 is one of the more affordable cars on this list with its sporty looks and high fuel efficiency. Never sacrificing quality and performance, Pontiac comes through with a new look and many options to fit your needs with the G6.
9) 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata: MPG: 22 city/28 highway (starting at $23,000) The Mazda MX-5 is a relatively small sports car that packs a punch. Now in its 20th year, the Mazda can be purchased with a soft top or power retractable hard top so you can enjoy that fresh air while taking this car for a spin.
10) 2010 Audi A5 Cabriolet: MPG: 23 city/30 highway (starting at $42,000) The Audi A5 has been rated by some experts as being the most beautiful 2-door car on the market. The progressive design and high performance engine are sure to get you where you need to go while saving a little fuel in the process.

Most Fuel Efficient Trucks of 2012

Americans love trucks. They represent freedom by being more rugged than cars with most of them being able to handle rougher driving conditions like dirt roads and snow. They are also very convenient because they can tow boats and trailers and have a bed to place items in. In the past, fuel efficiency for trucks wasn’t a high priority with the host of amenities and features they offer, but now with sky rocketing fuel prices, more attention has been paid to this aspect.
Best Gas Mileage Trucks in the U.S. - Top 10 List:
1. Toyota Tacoma: 21 City/25 Hwy (23 Avg.), Base Price: $16,875.
2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine with 159 hp and a towing capacity of 3500 lbs. One of the most popular mid-size trucks on the market, the Tacoma comes in a variety of body styles such as regular cab, extended, X-Runner, Pre-Runner, and four-wheel drive. The Tacoma regular cab is the most fuel efficient truck starting at less than $17,000.
2. Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid: 20 City/23 Hwy (21 Avg.), Base Price: $39,640. 6.0-liter V8 engine with 332 hp and a towing capacity of 6100 lbs. This full-size pickup features a hybrid engine offering 21 MPG combined fuel efficiency. If you are willing to spend $40,000 on a truck, this is the perfect choice for you.
3. GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid: 20 City/23 Hwy (21 Avg.), Base Price: $40,010. 6.0-liter V8 engine with 332 hp and a towing capacity of 6100 lbs. If you're interested in saving fuel and helping the green movement then the GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid is the truck for you. The GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid and the Chevy Silverado Hybrid are two trucks with the exact same specs and performance.
4. Nissan Frontier: 19 City/23 Hwy (21 Avg.), Base Price: $18,740.
2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with 152 hp and a towing capacity of 3500 lbs. The Nissan Frontier is a mid-size truck riding on the same frame as the Nissan Titan and includes traits from both compact and full-sized trucks. Available in different engines and cab sizes, including the S, SV 4-cylinder, SV V6, PRO-4X, and SL; with the choices of either King Cab or Crew Cab. The Standard King Cab option has a combined MPG of 21 and costing less than $19,000.
5. Suzuki Equator: 19 City/23 Hwy (21 Avg.), Base Price: $19,299.
2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with 152 hp and a towing capacity of 3500 lbs. Based on the Nissan Frontier, the Suzuki Equator is a mid-size pick-up starting around $19,000. The Equator comes in either Extended Cab or Crew Cab and Nissan develops the engines that come in either 4 or on the 6 cylinders.
6. Chevrolet Colorado: 18 City/25 Hwy (21 Avg.), Base Price: $17,475.
2.9-liter 4-cylinder engine with 185 hp and a towing capacity of 3400 lbs. Offering both manual and automatic transmissions, the Colorado has either a two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive drivetrain with regular, extended, and four-door crew cab body styles. The most fuel efficient model is the 2-wheel drive regular cab, which has a combined MPG of 21, starting at around $18,000. A more powerful 3.7-liter is also available as an upgrade starting at around $26,000.
7. GMC Canyon: 18 City/25 Hwy (21 Avg.), Base Price: $17,490.
2.9-liter 4-cylinder engine with 185 hp and a towing capacity of 3400 lbs. The GMC Canyon is the counterpart to the Chevy Colorado.
8. Ford F-150: 17 City/23 Hwy (20 Avg.), Base Price: $23,300.
3.7-liter V6 engine with 302 hp and a towing capacity of 5500 lbs. The Ford F-150 is the most affordable full-size pickup truck on the market. With a V6 engine, the F-150 is able to beat all their competitions at around the same price range.
9. Toyota Tundra: 16 City/20 Hwy (18 Avg.), Base Price: $25,155.
4.0-liter V6 engine with 270 hp and a towing capacity of 4900 lbs. The Toyota Tundra is a full-size pickup truck comparable to the Ford F-150, with a base price of a little more than $25,000.
10. Honda Ridgeline: 15 City/21 Hwy (18 Avg.), Base Price: $29,350.
3.5-liter V6 engine with 250 hp and a towing capacity of 5000 lbs. The Honda Ridgeline is a hybrid between a mid-size to a full-size pickup truck and an SUV. The standard Ridgeline has 4-doors, equipped with a V6 engine, costing around $29,000.

Most Fuel Efficient SUVs of 2012

Vehicles don’t have to be small to be fuel efficient. With today’s progressive technology, the auto industry is incorporating hybrid technology and lighter building materials into SUVs allowing them to get excellent fuel economy. So if you want to be environmentally friendly by owning a vehicle that is fuel efficient that can comfortably carry your family, you can always choose an SUV.

Best Gas Mileage SUVs in the U.S. - Top 10 List:
1. Ford Escape Hybrid: 34 City/31 Hwy (32 Avg.), Base Price: $30,570. 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with 177 hp. Reaching 0-60 mph in 9.5 secs. The Ford Escape Hybrid is sure to turn heads with the progressive styling of an SUV. Scoring high on safety tests and obtaining the best gas mileage for an SUV makes this vehicle a great buy.
2. Lexus RX 450h: 32 City/28 Hwy (30 Avg.), Base Price: $45,235.
3.5-liter V6 engine with 295 hp. Goes from 0-60 mph in 7.8 secs. The stylish and luxurious Lexus RX 450h is the second most fuel efficient SUV. Improving on the looks and overall driving performance of this model brings Lexus to the forefront of the Hybrid SUV category. The vehicle is considered a Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle meaning that it is 90 percent cleaner than the current average year's models.
3. Mazda CX-5: 26 City/35 Hwy (30 Avg.), Base Price: $20,695.
2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 155 hp. A compact crossover SUV with SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY that promised to deliver the efficiency in fuel economy as well as the driving experience.
4. Nissan Juke: 27 City/32 Hwy (29 Avg.), Base Price: $19,990.
1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine with 188 hp. Accelerating from 0-60 mph in 7.3 secs. Fast, fuel efficient and affordable sports like SUV. If you prefer a crossover between a sports car and an SUV, go with the Nissan Juke unique design.
5. Toyota Highlander Hybrid: 28 City/28 Hwy (28 Avg.), Base Price: $38,540. 3.5-liter V6 engine with 280 hp. Reaching 0-60 mph in 7.4 secs. Toyota has always produced great vehicles and the Highlander Hybrid is no exception. If you are willing to spend more than $37k, you will love this SUV due to its great gas mileage, great cargo space and a powerful engine.
6. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: 25 City/31 Hwy (27 Avg.), Base Price: $18,795. 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 148 hp. Reaching 0-60 mph in 8.4 secs. Costing less than $19k, the Outlander Sport is a great bargain with amazing fuel efficiency that will top many competitions.
7. Hyundai Tucson: 23 City/31 Hwy (26 Avg.), Base Price: $19,145.
2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 165 hp. Accelerating from 0-60 mph in 10.2 secs. A smaller SUV, the Hyundai Tucson is sometimes considered a CUV (Crossover) and is a lot easier to maneuver and park in tight situations. Even though small, the cabin has been designed in a way that provides plenty of room for passengers and cargo. So, for the combination of having a rugged SUV that drives like a compact car, the Hyundai Tuscon might be just the vehicle for you.
8. Honda CR-V: 23 City/31 Hwy (26 Avg.), Base Price: $22,495.
2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine with 185 hp. Able to reach from 0 to 60 mph in 9.2 secs. The newly redesigned CR-V looks like a sports car in an SUV body.
9. Chevrolet Equinox: 22 City/32 Hwy (26 Avg.), Base Price: $23,530. 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine with 182 hp. Reaching 0-60 mph in 9.3 secs. With five passenger seating, a stylish design, and excellent performance makes the Chevy Equinox very appealing for those looking for an SUV with great gas mileage.
10. GMC Terrain: 22 City/32 Hwy (26 Avg.), Base Price: $25,560.
2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine with 182 hp. Able to reach from 0-60 mph in 9.2 secs. The GMC Terrain is a quality built SUV offering excellent mileage and clean emissions. The Terrain is a full SUV with a decent price tag and you won't have to sacrifice space or a smaller engine for the 26 mpg combined fuel efficiency.
More Fuel Efficient SUVs You Might Want to Consider:
Chevrolet HHR: 22 City/32 Hwy (26 Avg.), Base Price: $18,720.
Jeep Patriot: 23 City/29 Hwy (25 Avg.), Base Price: $15,995.
Jeep Compass: 23 City/29 Hwy (25 Avg.), Base Price: $19,295.

Most Exotic Cars & Car Makers in the World: Top 10 List

What is an exotic car? It is rare beauty, a work of art, a prestigious collectible. It is, in one sense, a car of uniquely new or experimental nature. An exotic car is one that performs highly superbly compared to contemporary sports cars. Exotic cars have a purely bestial design. To even drive one of these would definitely change the way you think of cars.
The following is a list of exotic cars & car makers. Sports cars don’t just come straight off the production line. They oftentimes begin with a company’s vision, its dreams. That is precisely what an exotic car is, the embodiment of a dream.
1. Ferrari - the spirit of Ferrari began with Enzo Ferrari who was an advent racer. The foundation of Ferrari marked the start of a burst of a frenetic sporting activity. This spurred the creation of powerful, exotic cars that are characteristic of Ferrari today. Because the visions behind Ferrari were one of the first innovators of exotic supercars, it deserves #1 for Best Exotic Car Maker.
Pictures Above: Ferrari Enzo, Ferrari 599 GTB, Ferrari California, Ferrari 459 Italia, Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina, Ferrari F430
2. Lamborghini - the founder of Lamborghini made his name building farm equipment. He owned a Ferrari but noticed that he had to keep replacing the clutch. To his surprise, his own farm equipment clutches were better replacements. Thus, the beginning of the rivalry between Ferrari and Lamborghini was born. The spirit of competition spurred continual innovation over the years, bringing ever-improved exotic cars every year. However, the power of the original idea belongs to Ferrari. As #2, Lamborghini is only behind Ferrari in the popularity of its innovations.
Pictures Above: Lamborghini Reventon, Lamborghini Furia, Lamborghini Gallardo, Lamborghini Murcielago
3. Bugatti - a 21st century “harmony of design and technology.” The heritage of Ettore Bugatti is the heart of impressive technical design and exterior beauty. This can be seen in Bugatti’s signature supercar, the exotic Veyron. Ettore Bugatti sometimes made technical compromises for the sake of aesthetic integrity. This is a very gutsy vision of exotic cars, one which can only belong to the #3 contender.
Pictures Above: Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport
4. Pagani - Horacio Pagani originally teamed up with Lamborghini, doing composite research for them in 1988. The company was called “Pagani Composite Research.” In the late ‘80s Pagani wanted to start building his own car, which was coded as the “C8 Project.” The C8 would later be named the Fangio F1 in commemoration of the F1 champion, Juan Manuel Fangio. For its amazing designs, Pagani is the #4 Most Exotic Car Maker.
Pictures Above: Pagani Huayra, Pagani Zonda, Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster, Pagani Zonda Roadster
5. Aston Martin - Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford found Aston Martin together in 1913. They had been in Callow Street, London selling cars made by Singer under the company name “Bamford & Martin.” After Martin raced cars at Aston Hill, the pair decided to start making their own cars. With Aston Martin’s eye-opening cars, it would be the #5 Most Exotic Car Maker.
Pictures Above: Aston Martin DB9 Volante, Aston Martin DBS, Aston Martin V12 Zagato Race, Aston Martin V8 Vantage
6. Mclaren - The Mclaren heritage rests upon the legendary soul of Bruce Mclaren, who was born in New Zealand in 1937 and passed away in 1970 while testing one of his cars. A sickly child with Perthes Disease, Bruce Mclaren went on to become a world class international motor racing driver, engineer and designer whose name is still used in Formula 1 motor racing today. Bruce’s success in the international racing scene was all about team work, and even today his contributions are remembered. His spirit is reflected in the exotic cars of Mclaren, which is the #6 Exotic Car Maker.
Pictures Above: McLaren F1, McLaren MP4-12C
7. Bentley - after a stint of making airplane engines in WWI, Bentley went on to make exotic cars. This venture was short-lived as Bentley was bought out by Rolls-Royce from 1930 to 1982. It was slowly revived as Volkswagen bought Rolls-Royce and Bentley in 1998. VW invested nearly one-billion dollars to get Bentley up and running again. From 2006 onwards Bentley became bent on producing ever-faster exotic sedans. For its strong spirit of endurance, Bentley is tied for #7.
Pictures Above: Bentley Continental GTC, Bentley Azure T, Bentley Arnage, Bentley Continental Flying Spur

7. Rolls-Royce -
the name derives from the surnames of the company founders, Charles Rolls and Henry Royce. With a strong global engineering operation, Rolls-Royce maintains a vision of setting new standards and creating the “best car in the world.” With a strong heritage and work ethic, Rolls-Royce is tied for the #7 Most Exotic Car Maker in the world.
Pictures Above: Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead, Rolls-Royce Phantom, Rolls-Royce Ghost
8. Maybach - Maybach holds a track record of manufacturing military engines. However it did not see light after WWII. In 2003 the sleeping beauty awoke with a new line of exotic cars, including the 57 and 62. With its luxurious cars, Maybach sits at #8.
Pictures Above: Maybach Exelero, Maybach 62, Maybach 57

9. Shelby SuperCars (SSC) -
the vision of founder Jerod Shelby was to produce the perfect car. Growing up as a kart racer, his dream began at an early age and never ceased. Shelby not only wished to participate in the market but also to excel and redefine it. He learned that the key to winning was in the smaller details which fabricated a complete larger image. SSC gets #9 for Most Exotic Car Maker.
Pictures Above: SSC Ultimate Aero
10. Koenigsegg - this Swede exotic supercar maker thrived on the dream of Christian von Koenigsegg to make the perfect supercar. The company is rather young compared to other exotic car makers, having only launched in 1993. Its staff consists of a dedicated group of enthusiasts who had connections to the Swedish car industry and the universities. Koenigsegg is the #10 Most Exotic Car Maker.
Pictures Above: Koenigsegg CCX, Koenigsegg CCR, Koenigsegg Agera