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16th-Feb-2012: DC Design unveiled India’s first ever supercar, DC Avanti at the 11th Auto Expo in New Delhi that was held in January this year. The honors of revealing this supercar was done by none other than the Shahenshah of Bollywood, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. The new DC Avanti is expected to hit the Indian roads by the year of 2013. This supercar is bestowed with a 2.0 litre of DOHC four cylinder 16 valves VVT engine that churns out 240 BHP of peak power accompanied with 366 Nm of peak torque. This 2.0 litre of engine will have the Ford’s ground-breaking EcoBoost engine technology, which would further enhance the power output and make the driving experience more delightful and enjoyable. The car will have a top speed of 250 km per hour and would come with airbags and anti lock braking technology. The most exciting part of DC Avanti is its price tag. The car will come with a competitive price tag of Rs. 30 lakh (ex-showroom).
India is certainly very excited to get its very own supercar. DC Design revealed DC Avanti, which is India’s first ever supercar at the Auto Expo 2012, which was held in New Delhi in the month of January 2012. The car got an amazing response at the expo and the company is very keen to bring it into the Indian car market by 2013. The major highlight is the price of DC Avanti. DC Design has announced that the price tag of this new supercar will range between Rs. 25 lakh to Rs. 30 lakh.
The production of DC Avanti will begin in 2013 as confirmed by DC Design. At the launch of the project, Mr. Dilip Chhabria of DC Design, the firm was extremely excited to bring in DC Avanti to the Indian market. India’s very own supercar is certainly sleek, stylish and agile in all ways. The design of this supercar is very stylish and the car is developed under the keen surveillance of DC Design’s highly qualified engineers. Currently, the company aims to produce about 300 units of DC Avanti in 2013-14 and if all worked according to the plan then the firm will certainly rev up the production to touch the four figures every year. DC Design aims on manufacturing 200 cars a year, which means it would produce one car every two days. They also have plans to slowly expand that number to 2000 cars annually.
Talking about the engine and power of the supercar, DC Avanti will be blessed with the revolutionary Ford EcoBoost 2.0 litre of four cylinder DOHC 16 valve engine with variable valve timing technology, which in turn will help the engine to deliver high class power and torque. This 2.0 litre of EcoBoost engine keeps the ability to churn out maximum power of 240 BHP at the rate of 5500 rpm along with generating 366 Nm of peak torque at the rate of 3500 rpm that will aid the car to improve the thrust and tractability. Besides the powerful and strappy engine, the new DC Avanti will also feature the latest electronics that will assist to deliver well on the mileage front. The engine is Euro 4 and 5 compliant, which mean it, would be perfect for the export markets as well.
The engine is intelligently mated with six speed manual gearbox. This six speed transmission is reliable and robust and certainly performs very well. In future, the DC Design will also offer six speed dial clutch power shift unit that would further enhance the driving experience for the owner considerably. Coming to the design part of DC Avanti, this supercar is certainly light weight but comes with a strong frame chassis that uses a perfect mix of square, round and rectangular sections to provide more rigidity and strength across its dynamic spectrum. With 19 inches of tyres, this supercar will zoom away with the top speed of 250 km per hour.
To make DC Avanti a safe ride, the engineers are working on its safety features, which would include in anti lock braking system along with SRS air bag technology. The ride and handling will also be flawless as it is being done by global experts. All this and more will be offered in DC Avanti thereby making it the best in the country.
According to reports, the car has been named after the Studbaker Avanti that appeared in Tintin comics. The idea behind the Avanti, which means 'forward' in Italian, is to make affordable supercars and the car is expected to be priced at Rs 30 lakh. It is acquired that body and interiors of DC Avanti are being manufactured at DC's Talegaon unit in Pune. The body shell is made of aluminium, while the body panels are made of GRP. It competes with Lotus Evora in looks. Till now DC Design was noted for its design and customization but now they added complete engineering and prototyping to their roster of services.
It is very important for any car to have looks to kill for, only then it is successful in luring the consumers towards it. Therefore, DC Design hasn’t compromised on this point at all. The DC Avanti sports car looks fabulous and is a head turner for sure. The design is sharp, crisp and edgy. Just one look at the car and you would surely fall in love with it starting with front end; DC Avanti’s low slung silhouette is interesting, whereas the sporty amalgamation of convex and concave surfaces is pure delight in every way. With a very proud and impressive stance, DC Avanti comes with flowing strength similar to a wild animal, which is waiting to coil on to its prey. The car is animalistic yet very aesthetic in its look as the highly qualified engineers of DC Design has put in all its heart and soul and finished the car with top-class craftsmanship across the entire DC Avanti. The head lights on the front are stretched out in a very parallelogram pattern and appear to be the strong eyes for DC Avanti. On the rear end, the edgy and sharp curves are accompanied with stylized tail lights giving it a look of a devil in disguise. This 1562 kgs of supercar by DC Design appears to be inspired from Lotus Evora and not like Ferrari 458.
Talking about the measurements of the stunning DC Avanti, DC Design has made it spectacular as well. DC Avanti has a length of 4623mm accompanied with 1967mm of width and 1213mm of height. The front and rear over hang measures to around 993mm and 930mm respectively. DC Avanti a decent ground clearance of 155mm and wheelbase of 2700 mm. It measures 1560 kg in weight and looks like a rocket propeller from rear.
India’s very own supercar, DC Avanti is an impressive one for sure. Besides the strappy engine, the car has comfortable and modish interiors, which make sure to provide the passengers with a sporty and lavish feel altogether. Starting with seats, the upholstery is of high quality, which makes the car comfy, relaxing and extremely stylish. The effective air conditioning on the inside makes sure that the drive for the owner is without any trouble or discomfort. Furthermore, company has designed the supercar with utmost care and concern and therefore have provided sufficient amount of headroom and legroom so that a tall person can also adjust inside without of any kind of uneasiness.
For any supercar, it is extremely important to have great acceleration and pick-up and DC Avanti is no different. DC Design have put in a lot effort in each department be it the exteriors, power or the acceleration. The car is powered with 2.0 litre of DOHC 16 valves 4 cylinder EcoBoost petrol engine that is capable of producing 240 BHP of maximum power along with 366 Nm of maximum torque. The six speed manual gearbox helps the car to have great speed and acceleration. DC Avanti has a top speed of 250 km per hour and it merely takes less than 7 sec to touch the mark of 100 km per hour on the speedometer. The 19 inches of tyres further assist in smooth and pleasurable ride even on the rough and rugged Indian terrain.
DC Avanti is India’s first ever supercar and DC Design has not left any stone unturned. DC Avanti promises to deliver an awesome performance in all aspects. According, to our information, the engines are being tuned in the UK and will be shipped to India in crates where they will be installed the Avanti cars.The car is powered with Ford’s EcoBoost 2.0 litre of DOHC 4-cylinder turbopetrol engine that is very strong, brawny and responsive. The engine proudly produces 240 BHP of maximum power along with 366 Nm of maximum torque. The performance is further enhanced with the six speed manual transmission. What is more interesting here is the mileage delivered by the supercar. DC Avanti engine is powerful and strappy that helps the car to deliver an impressive mileage of 10 to 14 km per litre. It would be really exciting to see how DC Avanti actually performs on the Indian roads when it is launched in 2013. In future one could also expect a six speed dual clutch automatic transmission. It is also speculated that after the Ford’s petrol engine, a turbo V6 Honda engine will also be installed in DC Avanti.
Being a supercar, high mileage is not expected from DC Avanti. But, as DC Avanti is an Indian supercar, it will manage to generate a decent amount of fuel economy. India is a country where people are obsessed with mileage therefore; the new DC Avanti is expected to churn out about 10 to 14 km per litre of mileage, which is certainly very impressive. With the 2.0 litre of EcoBoost engine churning out maximum power of 240 BHP accompanied with 366 Nm of peak torque the fuel economy is likely to be inspiring. What further enhances the mileage is the six speed manual transmission that will be mated with the 2.0 litre of petrol engine.
Recently introduced India’s very own DC Avanti Supercar was a surprise for the Indian consumers. DC Design’s DC Avanti came up to be terrific so far. Under the bonnet, the car comes with a powerful and responsive Ford’s 2.0 litre of EcoBoost four cylinder DOHC 16 valves petrol engine that has been blessed with VVT or variable valve timing technology. This technology assists the car to deliver about 240 BHP of peak power at the rate of 5500 rpm accompanied with 366 Nm of peak torque at the rate of 3500 rpm. Such amount of power and torque furthermore helps the car to enhance the thrust and tractability. The engine has been intelligently coupled with six speed manual gearbox that will moreover make the entire driving experience awe-inspiring and utterly delightful. The engine of DC Avanti is Euro 4 and 5 compliant that means it would be ideal for exports also.
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DC Avanti supercar is fast, quick and swift in every aspect. To keep a bit of control on the speed, DC Design has provided the supercar with 330mm wide ventilated disc brakes with seized AP Racing Callipers that come as OE fitment. The suspension of the supercar is inspiring and comes with unequal length double wishbones that work in collaboration with coil cover shock absorbers. The hydraulically assisted rack accompanied with pinion steering gear is impressive as well. The anti lock braking system developed by Bosch will be a standard features. Coming to the ride and handling of DC Avanti, it would be well tuned by international experts in this empire and the body has been done by DC Design itself, which is strong and strappy. The Jig built and TIG welded chassis of DC Avanti is based on Tubular space frame.
India’s first supercar, DC Avanti is a fast pace car and keeping in mind the top speed of 250 km per hour, DC Design has been blessed with numerous safety features, which ensure the security of the car as well as the passengers inside. The handling of the DC Avanti is being done by international experts, whereas the 19 inch tyres ensure a smooth and safe ride. On the inside the anti lock braking system along with dual SRS airbags that would prevent the driver and co-passenger from major injury in case of any collision or accident.
DC Avanti will come with strong wheels, comprising of 255/35-19 sized wheels on the front and 295/30-19 on the rear. The front tyre has a track of 1680 mm and rear track is 1660 mm. These tyres help the owner to have smooth, fast and less bumpy ride.
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Post four years of planning, three years of execution and a delay of almost two years, India’s first indigenous sports car- DC Avanti is finally ready to hit the tarmac next year. To be priced close to INR 40 lacs, the first deliveries of the much-anticipated sports car will commence from March 2015.
DC Designs, the India based designing organization, has chalked out its plans for the upcoming 2014 Indian Auto Expo and announced that they are in awe of introducing, if not more, at least 2 vehicles at the gala event. Headed by Dilip Chhabria, the company with all guns blazing, after the phenomenal success of DC Avanti, is trying to establish itself as a manufacturer of niche cars.
DC Designs is famous for super luxury car lounges and designs. First the company amazed us all with their Tarzan,(the super-car used in the movie Tarzan) and Aston Martin Vanquish Prototype for the James Bond movie 'Die Another Day', then came the unveiling of Avanti Supercar, India’s first supercar, at 2012 Auto Expo. Avanti, in Italian, means 'to take forward'. Stading true to its meaning, it comes packed with superb looks and features holding true to a supercar. What amazes us is its speculated price tag of Rs. 25-30 lakh, combining all of which, the looks, the features, the price, the whole package is enough to attract not just car enthusiasts, but for that matter, just anyone! Well, it’s a year after the Expo, and many questions still remain unanswered, questions that could perk-up all those who wait for Avanti.