Sunday, 1 January 2012

DC Design to launch India's first Supercar, DC Avanti under Rs 30 Lakh at 2012 Auto Expo



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Renowned Automobile designer, Dilip Chabbria's Design house, DC Design will unveil India's lowest prices Supercar at less than Rs 30 Lakh on-road price. The car is said to be named as DC Avanti. With the launch of this car in India, DC Design wants to turn his design house to a production house.

Designed and built ground-up by DC Design, the car will be a low-volume product that will be put together at the firm’s facility in Pune. Deliveries of the car are scheduled to begin by end-2013, once it goes through the requisite homologation process.

“With this car, we are making the transformation from a design house to a production house,” said Dilip Chhabria, the promoter of DC Design. “It will offer the looks, feel, dimensions, quality and fit and finish comparable to supercars from Lamborghini and Ferrari, minus the horsepower.” adds Mr. Chabbria. This means the car will be exact replica of Supercars but would not be comparable in terms of Power.

Mr. DC added that the car will be powered by a  V6  petrol Engine sourced from Honda but turbocharged in this application, with output in excess of 400 bhp with the kerb weight of the car being close to 1550 kg. Similar to the European sportscar, Audi R8 and others, the engine of the car will be placed behind the driver's seat and will be placed between the two axles.

The firm plans to produce 300 units in the first full year and scale it up to 3,000 units subsequently. “It will come at an attractive price point. We are looking at a price of under Rs 30 lakh on-road,” said Chhabria. “We were planning to call it the Buddh, after India’s Formula One Circuit, but the response for the name has not been encouraging, so we are thinking up a new one now.”

The car will be launched at the upcoming 2012 Auto Expo and is anticipated to be unveiled by Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. 

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