DC Avanti is an Indian sports car manufactured by DC Design. This sports car is designed by the team of Mr. Dilip Chhabria. It’s name (DC Avanti) was based on the Studebaker Avanti. It was unveiled at the 2012 Auto Expo in New Delhi. The Avanti is powered by 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 250 bhp with a six-speed manual transmission. DC Avanti is Indian’s first sports car is the most affordable sports car in the world.
The car body is reinforced with carbon fiber on both the interior and exterior, to create a strong, yet lightweight vehicle.
DC Avanti Features & Specifications
|Engine||2-Litre Petrol Turbo Engine 2000 cc|
|Maximum Power||250 Bhp @ 5500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||340 NM @ 2750 to 5000 rpm|
|Transmission/Gearbox||6-Speed Manual Gearbox|
|Top Speed (KMPH)||Electronically limited to 200 KMPH|
|Minimum Ground Clearance||170 mm|
Avanti appears to have been modeled on the basis of the Ferrari 458 Italia. The front of the car is dominated by a massive mesh air intake and trapezoid bumper. The headlamps are projector bi-xenon units while there are LED DRLS shaped just like as eyebrows for the headlamps. Keeping true to the heritage of this sports car, the DC Avanti has a long and low bonnet that dips in the middle giving prominence to the DC logo and a single air vent is located on top.
Side view of this sports car is low and long with a sharply raked windscreen and a rear roofline that disappears into the engine bay behind the cabin. The pillars, as well as the top of the roof, have been painted in black. It appears to be sitting on large 18-inch wheels which carry a very specific DC design.
At the back, the most dominating factor is the engine obviously which is covered in body colored glass to help it merge into the background. DC has shaped the tail lamps as low, sleek units that sit sandwiched between the bumper and the edge of the engine cover.
The car is available in red, white, silver, blue, orange, grey or yellow, with black stripes.
The headlamps are bi-xenon units with LED DRLS shaped like eyebrows. Foils are added at the back to boost air intake to complement a single air vent located on top. The vehicle also has a long low bonnet that dips in the middle to emphasize the DC logo.
The car has all-wheel disc brakes and 18″ alloy wheels.
The interior was designed primarily with leather which is used primarily on the doors, dashboard, and seats. The instrument cluster, steering wheel, and AC are all included in basic units. The Avanti is a two-seater with the entire cabin being kitted out in what appears to be quilted out leather.
This material is on the seats, dashboard, doors, and space between the seats. The instrument cluster, steering wheel and more noticeably the AC are all basic units. We expect that DC will offer some more additional features, which will be standard in the segment when the car is launched.
Engine and gearbox
The sports car is a mid-engined vehicle that is powered by the critically acclaimed Ford EcoBoost 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine. This mill churns out 250bhp of power and 360Nm of torque and has been mated to a six-speed manual transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. DC Design House has equipped the car with a double-wishbone setup both, at the front and at the rear as well.
This car is priced between 37 to 42 lakh rupees in India As of March 2016 this equates to approximately $73,000 USD to $91,600 USD.