DC Avanti: Indias First Sports Car

DC Avanti: Indian Sports Car.

The DC Avanti is a coupe style sports car produced by DC Design, an Indian design firm headed by Dilip Chhabria. Its name was based on the Studebaker Avanti. It was unveiled at the 2012 Auto Expo in New Delhi. The Avanti is powered by 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 250-BHP with a 6-speed manual transmission. A Limited edition model launched in 2015 comes with 310 BHP output and paddle shifters.

DC, also known as Dilip Chhabria, is well known for its expertise in design and DC Design is one of its initiatives as an automotive design firm. DC Design has been showcasing its design concepts at prestigious events like the Geneva Motor Show and other major auto shows in Detroit, Japan, Frankfurt and Paris each year.


The car’s frame is made of composite high steel and the body consists of carbon composite, to create a strong, yet lightweight vehicle.


  • Rack and pinion
  • 330 mm ventilated discs (Front and Rear) AP racing callipers Wheels
  • Front: Rim size – 8.5 J-19
  • Tyre’s: 255/35 19” x 8.5 J
  • Track: 1680 mm
  • Rear: Rim size – 11J-19
  • Tyre’s: 295/30 19” x 11 J
  • Track: 1660 mm


  • Wheelbase: 2700 mm
  • Length: 4623 mm
  • Width : 1967 mm
  • Height: 1213 mm
  • Front Overhang: 993 mm
  • Rear Overhang: 930 mm
  • Ground clearance: 155 mm
  • Dry kerb weight: 1562 Kg


  • Type: 2.0L petrol turbo Euro 5compliant
  • Engine:1998cc,4cylinders Inline,4 valves/Cylinder,DOHC
  • Maximum : 250 BHP @ 5500 RPM
  • Maximum: 270lb/ft of torque @3500 RPM
  • Transmission: MMT6 6 speed
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Turbocharged engine with direct injection and VVT DOHC Four valves per cylinder

At the 2012 Indian Auto Expo, DC Design launched India’s first sports car DC Avanti and making the launch more special was the presence of Mr Amitabh Bachchan. With this new car, DC intends to follow the path made by major Italian firms like Bertone, Ghia, Pininfarina, Stola etc.


1. Power steering – Yes

2. Rear A/C Vents – No

3. Navigation system – Optional

4. Adjustable Seats – Yes

5. CD Player – Yes

6. CD changer – No

7. FM/AM Radio – Yes

8. Anti-lock braking system – Yes

9. Parking sensors – yes

10. Mileage – 8 to 10 Kmpl

11. Central Locking – Yes

12. Air conditioner -Yes

Internal Specifications.

The interior was designed with leather which is used on the doors, dashboard and seats. The instrument cluster, Steering Wheel, and AC are all included in basic units.

The interior dashboard is a hard plastic-type and the colour of the internal car is fully black. After it, DC offers the all luxury car modification in the interior of Avanti. the air conditioner is also available in front of the seats, the seats are made full of black leather colour. The CD player is also available but Avanti does not offer CD charger in the car.

Exterior Specification’s

DC Avanti
The car is available in red, white, silver, blue, orange, grey or yellow, with black stripes.
The Headlamps are bi-xenon units with LED DRL’S shaped like eyebrows. Foils are added at the back to boost air intake to complement a single air vent located on top. The vehicle also has a long low bonnet that dips in the middle to emphasize the DC logo.
The car has all-wheel disc-breaks and 20″ alloy wheels.


When new Avanti launched, the car will be priced starting at Rs. 48 lakhs ex-showroom. On Road Price of dc in Delhi is:-
Ex-showroom price: RS 48 lakh

RTO+Road Tax+Other:- RS 4.84 lakhs

Insurance :- RS 2,13,230

On road price Delhi:- RS 54.97 Lakhs

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