Of of the most interesting new development presented at the New Delhi Auto Expo is the DC Design Avanti, India’s take at giving the world a supercar. The vehicle has the looks that allow it to deserve the aforementioned status, while its name is linked to the Studbaker Avanti from Tintin comics.
However, when it comes to the tech side, the Avanti falls into the sports car category: the vehicle will be launched with a four-cylinder turbocharged Ford engine that delivers 265 hp, with Design Avanto set to offer a Honda V6 delivering 400 hp subsequently. As for the gearbox, this is a six-speed dual-clutch unit.
The vehicle tips the scales at 1,560 kg (3,440 lbs), which is a pretty high value if we consider the fact that it makes extensive use of aluminum and fiberglass to keep the weight down. Thus, with the afotementioned Ford engine, the car needs 7 seconds to cover the 0 to 62 mph sprint.
However, the conclusion changes when we reach the pricing department - the Avanti is offered for 30 lahk rupees ($56,280 or EUR43,500 at the current exchange rates). DC Design plans to produce 200 cars per year, with the company set to gradually increase this to 2,000 units per year.