DC Avanti


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Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 36,80,000 - ₹ 40,00,000
* Delhi. May vary.


Our take on this /// Verdict
The DC Avanti is a good car with an aggressive pricing. It has a sporty design which is sure to turn heads and a powerful engine that makes it a great choice for performance enthusiasts. The cabin is spacious and comfortable and the safety features are top-notch. It is a great option for those wanting a powerful and stylish car without breaking the bank.
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Friday, 13 January 2023 03:16 AM The arrest of Dilip Chhabria has come as a shock to many. Not only is he well-known for designing the first sports car in India, the DC Avanti, but also for his company DC Design, a car modification studio. DC Design has been in the business of customizing cars for many years and has gained a lot of popularity in the auto design industry. It is believed that the arrest of Chhabria is related to an alleged scam involving the sale of his DC Avanti cars. The details of the scam are still unclear, however, Mumbai Police is investigating the case. It remains to be seen what the outcome of the investigation will be and whether the allegations are true.
Friday, 13 January 2023 03:18 AM DC Avanti was an ambitious project by its creator Dilip Chhabria, unveiled at the 2012 Auto Expo. Despite its initial attention, the car failed to perform in the sales department, and was eventually discontinued in 2016 due to not complying with stricter automotive safety regulations. Sadly, the car failed to include basic safety features like airbags. Asahi Kasei, a 100-year-old company, is now introducing a new concept car, the AKXY2, to showcase a wide array of their materials and technologies. The car is expected to be much safer than the DC Avanti, and will hopefully make a lasting impression in the automotive world.
Car Type Coupe
Fuel Type Petrol
ARAI Mileage (Certified) 10 kmpl
Top Speed Electronically limited to 200 KMPH
Engine cc (Displacement) 1998 cc
Maximum Power 250 Bhp @ 5500 rpm
Maximum Torque 340 NM @ 2750 to 5000 rpm
Engine Details 2.0L Petrol Turbo Euro-5 Compliant
Drivetrain Rear Mid Engine, Rear Wheel Drive
Mileage (Combined) 7 kmpl (approx.)
Mileage (City) 6 kmpl (approx.)
Mileage (Highway) 8 kmpl (approx.)
0-100 kmph 6 seconds
Overall Length 4565 mm
Overall Width 1965 mm
Overall Height 1200 mm
Wheelbase 2700 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm
Kerb Weight 1562 kg
Turning Radius 6 metres
Front Track 1670 mm
Rear Track 1650 mm
Seating Capacity 2
Number of Seating Rows 1 Rows
Number of Doors 2 Doors
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 litres
Front Brakes Ventilated Disc
Rear Brakes Disc
Front Suspension Double Wish Bone
Rear Suspension Double Wish Bone
Front Tyre 255 x 35 R20
Rear Tyre 295 x 30 R20
Alloy Wheels
Steering Mounted Controls
Remote Fuel Filler
Air Conditioner
Power Steering Rack and Pinion with Power assistance
Rear Defogger
Rear Washer & Wiper
Rain Sensing Wipers
Power Windows
Remote Boot Release
Body Coloured Bumpers
Outside Rear-view Mirrors Electrically Adjustable ORVMs
Tinted Glass
Body Carbon Composite Two Door Fastback
Glove Box
Parking Sensors
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Traction Control
Central Locking
Trip Distance 2
Xenon Headlamps Optional
Projector Headlamps
Standard Halogen Headlamps Bi-halogen - projector head lamps
ORVM Turn Indicators
Music System Touchscreen Music System
Number of Speakers 6
AUX Compatibility
MP3 Playback
USB Compatibility
AM/FM Radio
DVD Playback
CD Player
iPod Compatibility
GPS Navigation System
Bluetooth Compatibility
Leather Seats
Driver Seat Adjustment 4-way manual adjustment
Key Features of the Car
Frame Space Frame with Roll Structure
Summary DC Avanti is India's very own supercar which has been designed and manufactured solely in the country. It is easily world's most affordable supercar. It comes with a 2000 cc engine which produces a maximum power of 250 bhp @ 5500 rpm and gives out a maximum torque of 340 Nm @ 2750 to 5000 rpm. The car makes it from 0 to 100 kmph in just 6 seconds. DC Avanti's top speed is electronically limited to 200 kmph and it is priced at INR 36,80,000. This 4 cylinder engine car looks a lot like 16 cylinder Lamborghini Aventador, but does not quite match up to the performance of international supercars.

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04 Apr, 2015 09:26 PM


It's time for India to pat on its back. Say hello to this first Indian designed supercar, the DC Avanti, in the history of time! The Mumbai based automotive design house DC Design, headed by designing Guru Dilip Chhabria, has taken a step beyond what it is known and revered for, and unveiled the sleekly styled and superbly configured supercar at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo. The leading design company has participated directly in the Geneva motor show, and has always had its products displayed at all major auto shows in Detroit, Japan, Frankfurt and Paris in each exhibition year. Its quality of styling and prototyping can be benchmarked against the best in the world. Its capacity of 1 million man-hours of skilled craftsmen translates styling sketches into handcrafted forms in metal/wood. 'Avanti' means 'forward' in Italian. The Dilip Chhabria car, as Avanti is popularly known as, is not just a concept car but one with production firmly pencilled in! The design is completely DC's very own as is the engineering and the production process. Planned to initiate a trial run in the beginning of 2013, the car will be built at the newly set up facility at Talegaon near Pune. The sports car aims our car buyers who value good taste without compromising on performance, without spending a fortune on making the adrenaline flow! Bookings are already on and the deliveries are scheduled from the last quarter of 2013.


The sports car's looks are fabulous. The front end is stunning; inspiration from the Ferrari 458 is clearly visible. The low slung and wider silhouette gives the car an amazing personality. The larger air dam in the bumper and the sleek headlamp design is very interesting, with the day-time LEDs. The DC logo is incorporated on the hood perfectly. The windshield wiper mounting in the center is also very attractive. The muscle character of a usual sports car is apparent on the sides of the Avanti. The air duct for the engine near the rear wheel arch is crafted with passion, making the car manifests little wider on road. The Ferrari like styling gradually turns into a Porsche when we reach the rear. The droopy rear is a definite let-down. The rear is very bulbous and looks massive, inappropriate to the frontal styling. The edgy and sharp curves from the front quarter panel are accompanied with stylized tail lights in the rear, giving it a look of a devil in disguise. The design flow from front to back lacks synergy unfortunately. It looks like as if the design and styling is quite confused. Nevertheless, it isn't ugly looking or offensive. It is still very much contemporary and meets the basic tenets of a supercar design. As for dimensions, the supercar measures at 4623mm in length, 1967mm in breadth with a height of 1213mm.


DC Avanti has comfortable and modest interiors, but not that sporty for a supercar. The car ensures passengers to provide a bit of sporty and lavish feel together. The seats are sporty bucket seats and their positioning must do the job clearly. The dashboard and the instrument cluster are decent, though our expectations were a little high. The three spoke steering wheel could have been better - not sporty for a sports car. There is enough headroom and legroom. The black and dark plum colour tone inside the cabin is classy, but the texture could have been better. Dark interiors are the conventional and sporty one for supercars, the Avanti is partly conforming. The quality of the materials used in the cabin, their assembling manners are really very high.

Engine and Gearbox

DC Avanti will be powered by Ford’s revolutionary Eco boost Engine Technology with 2.0 litre DOHC 4-cylinder engine featuring Direct Injection. There will be four valves per cylinder with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) and turbo charging. The rear-mounted 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 240 Bhp with 366 Nm of torque. This petrol engine will be mated to a six speed manual gearbox. A six speed dual clutch power shift unit will be on the list in future to enhance the driving experience further. A larger V6 400 bhp motor sourced from Honda will also join the fray latter for performance enthusiasts.


The very definition of supercar is its performance, especially that 0-100 kmph surge. The Avanti is said to touch the 100 kmph mark in less than 7 seconds, with a top speed electronically limited to 250 kmph. Taking 7 seconds is admittedly stretching the supercar definition but considering the price of the car and the fuel consumption of the relatively smaller motor, it is praiseworthy.


It is merciless to expect good fuel efficiency from a sports car, which by definition means top class performance. However, Indian mentality (as one of the Maruti commercial advertisement says) on mileage is imbibed even in supercars we make. DC Avanti is aimed to churn out about 10 to 14 kmpl (overall driving condition), which is certainly absolutely mind blowing! It's because of the fact that the 2.0 litre EcoBoost engine churns out 240 bhp accompanied with 366 Nm of peak torque. The six speed manual transmission mated to the engine may be even more frugal.

Ride, Handling and Safety

The shell of the car with quirky design gets lot of aluminium in it so weight's kept low to a relatively buoyant 1562kg. Less body weight means more road performance. The suspension of Avanti consists of unequal length wishbones in conjunction with coil over shock absorbers all around specifically customized for those traditional sports car drive dynamics. The design gives possible aerodynamic advantage, making the car less friction free and grippy on the road at high speeds. The Avanti is not a hard-core track performer like an Audi R8, but is also designed to meet the everyday, normal road requirements. The fact that the ground clearance is 155mmm it is very clear that the car is designed keeping in mind the decent Indian roads. The 255/35-19 sized wheels on the front and 295/30-19 on the rear helps the occupants to have smooth, fast and less bumpy ride. The car will come with ABS (developed by Bosch) and dual SRS Airbags as standard features. The 330mm wide ventilated disc brakes with seized AP Racing Callipers come as OE fitment and must long last for duty. The Jig built and TIG welded chassis of the Avanti is based on Tubular space frame and is supposedly strong and firm.


The DC's dream sport car is going to hit production very soon. With select exclusive DC dealerships at metros and other cities, the company aims to sell 300 models by 2014 in India. The engines used are Euro 4 and 5 compliant, which implies the scope in international markets too. With an expected price tag of Rs. 35 lakhs (may vary), the Avanti tries to usher in a new segment of affordable supercars with decent adrenaline performance and lower Co2 emissions. At this price, the promised Avanti is stunningly good value-for-money performance car. The production of the car would mark the successful creation of a whole new in-house design practically by the DC Designs, all these days their customization and designing skills were only visible. You can expect lot more surprises from this first ever Indian sports car once it reaches our roads, but we got to sadly wait until then.

Questions and Answers

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What is the minimum EMI and down payment for DC Avanti?
13 January 2023 03:29

DC Avanti offers a variety of loan plans to suit your needs and requirements. The down-payment amount and EMI amount largely depend on the loan plan you choose. The interest rate and loan period may also differ from one plan to another. You can even opt for a zero down-payment loan if you have a high credit rating. To get the best loan plan that suits you, we advise you to visit your nearest DC Avanti dealer who will guide you through the process.

Is DC Avanti a good value for money? Does it offer better luxury and comfort?
13 January 2023 03:28

The DC Avanti is a great value for money as it offers a lot of luxury and comfort for the price. The interiors are stylishly designed and built from superior materials. The dashboard layout looks neat and well designed. The front seats provide great support and are well cushioned, making it comfortable to travel in. What's more, there is no sports car available in India at this price range, making it a great deal for anyone looking for a sports car. However, the car still needs some improvements to make it a perfect sports car, but overall, it is still a great value for money.

What is the ground clearance of DC Avanti?
13 January 2023 03:27

The DC Avanti is a stylish and powerful car that comes with a ground clearance of 170 mm. This makes it a great option for tackling bad roads and off-roading. It has a good suspension and sturdy body that can handle rough terrain with ease. So, if you're looking for a car that can handle rough roads and off-roading with ease, the DC Avanti is a perfect choice.

Which one is better - DC Avanti or Ford Mustang?
29 December 2022 05:27
Ford Mustang is better than DC Avanti. It is expected to be priced around INR 40-50 lakhs. It will be powered by a 3.7L, PCM, Ti-VCT, Sequential Multi-port Electronic Fuel Injection, V6 engine, which will be mated to a six speed manual or automatic transmission. It will be available in nine shades which includes Sterling Gray, Ruby Red, Race Red, Gotta Have It Green, Grabber Blue, Deep Impact Blue, Oxford White, Ingot Silver and Black.

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Lacks the opulence of cars like the Jaguar and Mini Cooper thus making it hard to compete

Abhay Singh Bhadauria | 10 months ago
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As compared to the aerodynamics and exterior of the car, the interior of the DC Avanti is not as impressive. It lacks the opulence of cars like the Jaguar and Mini Cooper thus making it hard to compete with them in terms of looks. However, if it had the same level of interior design, it could potentially be the best selling sports car ever. The DC Avanti could use some improvements in its interior design to rival cars like the Jaguar and Mini Cooper.

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Great choice for anyone looking for a more powerful car than a BMW model

Shubham Agarwal | 10 months ago
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This car is a great choice for anyone looking for a more powerful car than a BMW model. The body design is impressive, with a sleek, modern look at the front and rear. The seats are comfortable and luxurious, making for an enjoyable ride. The engine is powerful and provides for a fast and smooth pickup. It also has all the necessary safety equipment installed, ensuring a safe ride. This car is sure to make a rocking impression in public, and will be a great addition to anyone's garage.

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Great combination of style and power

Kapil Devsharma | 10 months ago
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I was looking for a sports car that I could buy at a low cost and was pleasantly surprised when I saw the DC Avanti. It looked like the perfect car for me - a great combination of style and power. I was really impressed with the performance of the car and it looks really stylish as well. I'm sure it will make heads turn wherever I take it. All in all, I'm extremely satisfied with my purchase and would highly recommend this car to anyone looking for a sports car that is not too expensive.

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reat combination of style and power

Gaurav Verma | One month from now
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I was looking for a sports car that I could buy at a low cost and was pleasantly surprised when I saw the DC Avanti. It looked like the perfect car for me - a great combination of style and power. I was really impressed with the performance of the car and it looks really stylish as well. I'm sure it will make heads turn wherever I take it. All in all, I'm extremely satisfied with my purchase and would highly recommend this car to anyone looking for a sports car that is not too expensive.

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Not the best choice for those looking for a sports car

Abhinit Kumar Sinha | 10 months ago
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The DC Avanti is a great car for those looking for a sporty exterior and a cheap interior. It does not come with airbags or automatic features, but it does have a good sports display. Additionally, it lacks electronic adjustable seats, which is a bit of a disappointment. For these reasons, it might not be the best choice for those looking for a sports car.

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DC Avanti Comments

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Ravi Chauhan
10 months ago

After a lot of speculation, the DC Avanti has finally been released. While it may not fit the traditional definition of a supercar, it does offer a unique twist on the classic sports car design. With the powerful 2.0 litre turbocharged engine and 6 speed manual transmission, it provides a great driving experience and can reach speeds of up to 155 mph. The exterior has been designed to be eye-catching and aggressive, with front vents and aerodynamic side skirts, while the interior offers a comfortable, luxurious ride. Despite its limited production, the DC Avanti has proven to be a very popular vehicle among car enthusiasts in India. While it may not match the performance of some of the more established supercars, it does offer a unique driving experience and a lot of fun.

Sourabh Jain
11 months ago

This car is definitely a good looking car as well as it has great performance that can match up to even Lamborghini. The exterior look of the car is quite eye-catching and the aerodynamics are also quite good. The car also has a good amount of torque and power, making it a great car to drive in. It can reach high speeds with relative ease and the handling is excellent. All in all, the DC Avanti is great car for both looks and performance.

6 years ago

Great step for indian auto design, though lack of airbags is disappointing. Speeds are increasing on indian roads and safety is going to become a huge issue. Lack of airbags is criminal.

ZD aashish
8 years ago

Now indians make world class cars...:)

Katta Kranthi
9 years ago

The very definition of supercar is its performance, especially that 0-100 kmph surge

10 years ago

Osme look ...

10 years ago

india's supercar

Ravi Wane
10 years ago

i think the rating of this car must be 5 star great !

Ravi Wane
10 years ago

nice car with great color !

Daeshim Wazir
10 years ago

very gud car in this range!!

Daeshim Wazir
10 years ago

magnificient car...
awesome overalll bt cost?????

Kalpu Kalpu
10 years ago

royal....very royal class

10 years ago

Great one...Awesome..

10 years ago

good car for this price....

10 years ago

awesome man....

neelam jain
10 years ago


avinash badugu
10 years ago

Ride, Handling and Safety

Madhurima Bezawada
10 years ago


10 years ago

waiting eagerly

10 years ago

super car DC ,

10 years ago

loving car it's really nice

10 years ago

designed by indian.....

Harjit Singh
10 years ago

yummy carrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

yogesh athalye
10 years ago

DC means it has to be super n duper

dipesh bandekar
10 years ago

buy this car,please do not stop the car market ,i love this car. just take some time

10 years ago

Good Car and reasonable cost

10 years ago

Azeem tera gift tere gf ko

10 years ago

mast car hai yaar

Sahil Maqbool
10 years ago

amazing. good price

10 years ago

better than other German cars...

10 years ago

Better to Buy this car than to buy a BMW in this range..

Sayar Dutta
10 years ago

Another wonder by Dilip Chhabria!! Hats off!!

10 years ago

worst car
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