Auto Expo Live – DC Avanti production-version unveiled

Posted on: Feb 7, 2014 - 7:09pm IST

DC Designs unveiled the production version of the Avanti Supercar at the ongoing Auto Expo 2014. The Avanti debuted at the Auto Expo 2012 and the production version shown is a bit different.

DC Avanti front three quarter right live

On the headlamps, the production version gets better reflectors and an integrated foglamp that was missing in the edition unveiled in 2012. The vertical air slot above the DC badge on the bonnet also gets winglets to aid both the front aerodynamics and better cooling.

The rear sees much more changes than the front end. The horizontal chrome line is replaced by a curved set of parallel lines which house the DC logo. The rear LEDs stay, with the indicator LEDs integrated into the lighting cluster. The Avanti retains its triangular twin exhausts.

DC Avanti rear three quarter right live

The rear pillars are much more accentuated in the production version than the generic lines that melded along with the body panels. The Ferrari F430-like air vents under the windows stay on the production version as well.

The Avanti is powered by a 2-liter turbo petrol engine (sourced from Ford) that develops 250 hp and 360 Nm of torque. It is driven via a 6-speed manual transmission, has a gross vehicle weight of 1,580 kg, 170 mm ground clearance, a 0-100 kph time of 6 seconds, and a top speed of 180 kph.

DC Avanti Image Gallery

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10 thoughts on “Auto Expo Live – DC Avanti production-version unveiled

  1. VinishShetty says:

    Hello Karthik,

    Am planning to buy this car if it goes in to production however am a bit confused about the ground clearance, the prototype had just 155mm clearance however you have claimed 170mm which sounds strange and confusing since even a maruti alto has just 160mm clearance, could you confirm if its really 170mm if yes then it would be practical to ride one in INDIA specially Bangalore.


    1. Karthik H says:


      The press release said 170 mm and we stick to that info.

  2. Motorhead says:

    Nice way to write Avanti .. I like it

  3. Sarik says:

    What about the engine under the hood?

    1. Hi Sarik, this information has also been updated towards the end of the story. The specs stay the same from the last Auto Expo.

  4. Cyx says:

    How much money?

    1. This will be 25 lakh rupees (ex-showroom price).

  5. Sai Shibu says:

    single wiper is replaced with two

  6. Dr. Nayak says:

    Hi Karthik,
    Can you comment on the fit and finish of this car? Is it in any respect comparable to the low to mid end Italians? We can’t make any conclusions from the pictures.

    1. Karthik H says:

      Dr Nayak

      The vehicle showcased had good levels of fit and finish. But given that this is based on a quick inspection of a vehicle that was, for all intents and purposes, made to be shown off, that can be expected. DC has announced that it would make only 4,000 units of the first variant, so it is expected to be closely inspected before it leaves the line.


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