DC Design acted quickly after their first teasers and revealed the very first Indian supercar as the Avanti at Auto Expo 2012.
As promised by the makers, the Avanti has most of the ingredients of a proper super car. It has a cool name, a fancy design, a well-sorted chassis, the lot. They didn’t promise big horsepower though, but turns out it will have 400 hp, which is not bad.
The 400 hp output comes from a turbocharged Honda V6 engine. Initially, the car will be available with a four-cylinder Ford engine with 265 hp.
Performance is not very supercarish, with a quoted 0 to 60mph sprint time of around 7 seconds. An average Indian driver used to Nanos and Marutis would call that pretty brisk.
So the Avanti is closer to a sports car than a full on super car as DC Design claims. They actually call it an affordable supercar, with a base price of $56,000. Now it makes more sense. DC design is setting itself an ambitious goal of producing 2000 cars per year.