DC Design Avanti supercar revealed

DC Design Avanti supercar, 1300, 05.01.2012
DC Design Avanti supercar, 1300, 05.01.2012

DC Design from has revealed first sight of their supercar in New Delhi following a teaser image from a few days ago.

Called the Avanti, which is a reference to the Studbaker Avanti from Tintin comics, the Indian supercar will initially be available with a Ford 4-cylinder turbo engine producing 265 hp (268 PS / 197 kW), and then followed by a Honda V6 making 400 hp (298 kW / 406 PS) - modest figures indeed for a supercar.

Not helping matters either is a unacceptable supercar sprint time to 100km/h in less than seven seconds. All this in an Aventador matching 3,440 lbs (1,560 kg) vehicle with a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Manufactured at DC Design's Talegaon plant in Pune, the body is made of aluminium while the body panels are made of fiberglass (GRP). Engines will be prepared in the UK and then shipped to India.

Despite our initial supercar skepticism, we're reminded that the Avanti is intended to be an affordable supercar priced at 30 lakh rupees ($56,277 / €43,500). Once that notion sinks in, this actually doesn't look so bad after all.

DC Design plans to produce 200 units per year, approximately one car every two days, with the hopes of gradually building up to 2000 units per year.


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CristianMatei CristianMatei
It looks like the Cheetah in GTA 3 ... http://www.g-unleashed.com/files/GTA%203_cheetah.jpg
Jan 7th, 2012 2:19pm
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looks cheap! and ugly. fitting LEDs and holes cant make it a supercar
Jan 6th, 2012 5:58pm
1 1
r8 humping a 458 italia.... yeah that's the result
Jan 6th, 2012 2:24pm
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They certainly mean Studebaker, with an 'e'.
Jan 6th, 2012 1:28pm
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nizdxb nizdxb
Jan 6th, 2012 6:04am
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Jorge_has_A3_TDI Jorge_has_A3_TDI
For the same price... Alfa 4C?
Jan 6th, 2012 1:49am
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milanpg milanpg
it's look like r8...which looks great
Jan 6th, 2012 1:45am
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s2k_turbo s2k_turbo
what da hell is that S**T !?
Jan 5th, 2012 11:11pm
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lilsumo lilsumo
i think ill be better for em to sell it in india only! they jus following chinas footsteps wit population and copying cars!
Jan 5th, 2012 10:31pm
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DBaskov DBaskov
I would like to see more of the back and side of the car, because the front doesn't look that overly impressive.
Jan 5th, 2012 8:42pm
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zamzungas zamzungas
Actually it doesn't contains any of R8 or 458 design forms, but it really gives very strong impress of that.
Jan 5th, 2012 7:05pm
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lay0027 lay0027
the strange love-child of the Ferrari 458, Audi R8 and the 60's Bat-mobile!
Jan 5th, 2012 6:57pm
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Han Solo Han Solo
Couldn't have said it better myself...and I hate those Multiple LED lights...weird looking.
Jan 6th, 2012 2:53am
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dmanero dmanero
Yip as I suspected, garbage. My kid could come up with something better, looks like my dogs ass.
Jan 5th, 2012 6:56pm
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PioTr PioTr
this looks like a combination of 458 and r8, it clearly shows the lack of creativity at dc design
Jan 5th, 2012 6:45pm
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what the! i drew a car just like this in school today its identical lol, its like an R8 gone wrong. Looks ??? alriiiight but i wouldn't buy one!
Jan 5th, 2012 6:37pm
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