DC - Avanti
DC Avanti is the first Indian designed sports car. It was unveiled at Auto Expo Delhi 2012. It will initially go on sale with a mid-mounted, Ford-sourced, 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 261 bhp. A V6 version with 394 bhp will go on sale at a later date. Both engines are linked to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. The Avanti weighs 1560 kg, and features extensive use of aluminium. Its maker , Dilip Chhabria claims the base model will hit 62 mph in less than seven seconds. The car will be released somewhere around 2013.The manufacturer wants to build 200 cars a year at first, but plans to churn out up to 2000 cars a year longer term.
The DC Avanti is expected to be priced around INR 30 Lakhs
About Dilip Chhabria
It is said that if you love what you do for a living then you will never see it as ‘just a job’. By that maxim Dilip Chhabria has possibly never ever worked a day in his life. For him the business of car design and modification is an amalgamation of his passion, hobby and work.
In DC we see the marriage of an artist’s sensibilities and an engineer’s mind. He infuses each of his projects with an aesthetic awareness while simultaneously pushing the machine’s capabilities to a new level. Every DC creation is a signature extension of the artist’s personality and while never two of his products are the same, they are instantly recognizable as having made by the same master.
• 2.0L Four Cylinder
• Max. Power: 240 BHP @ 5500 RPM
• Max. Torque: 270lb/ft @3500 RPM
• Transmission: MMT6 6speed
• Turbocharged engine + direct injection
• VVT DOHC 4 valves per cylinder
• Tubular space frame
• Jig built
• TIG welded
• Unequal length double wishbones
• Coil cover shock absorbers
Steering and Brakes
• Rack and pinion
• 330 mm ventilated discs (Front and Rear) AP racing calipers Wheels
• Front rim size - 8.5J-19
• Tyres - 255/35 19” x 8.5 J
• Track - 1680 mm
• Rear Rim size - 11J-19
• Tyres - 295/30 19” x 11 J
• Track - 1660 mm
• Wheelbase - 2700 mm
• Length - 4623 mm
• Width - 1967 mm
• Height - 1213 mm
• Front Over hang - 993 mm
• Rear Over hang - 930 mm
• Ground clearance - 155 mm
• Dry kerb weight - 1562 kgs
DC Avanti will be powered by Ford’s revolutionary Eco boost Engine Technology with 2.0 litre DOHC four cylinder engine featuring Direct Injection. There will be four valves per cylinder with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) and turbo charging. The engine will be Euro 5 complaint and capable of being further upgraded to the upcoming Euro 6 norms for targeting export market as well. It produces a power of 243 PS with 366 Nm of torque.
The engine will be mated to a six speed manual gearbox. The Two seater car has a tubular space frame chassis and going by its looks, will have a rear mounted engine. Car will be electronically restricted to Top Speed of 250 km/h. The car will come with ABS & Airbags as standard. The suspension consists of unequal length wishbones in conjunction with coil over shock absorbers all around for those traditional sports car drive dynamics.