The Indian design company based in Mumbai, DC Design, has recently revealed the country’s first supercar, the Avanti, at the 2012 New Delhi Auto Expo.
After being teased just a few days ago ahead of its official debut, the DC Design Avanti, India’s first supercar, has been finally presented to the public at the 2012 New Delhi Auto Expo, and to be honest, it looks like an Audi R8 on steroids, which isn’t such a bad thing. According to DC Design, the Avanti takes its name from the Studbake Avanti in the Tintin comics and it will be manufactured at the company’s Talegaon plant in Pune.
The DC Design Avanti will be initially available with a Ford sourced four-cylinder turbo engine, which is developing a total output of 265 horsepower and it will be soon followed by a Honda V6 unit, generating 400 horsepower. Even if these seem to be modest figures for a supercar, it’s a first step into the unknown for the small Indian company and, after all, we all have to start somewhere. With the Aventador matching weight of 1.560 kg (3.440 lbs) and with a six-speed dual-clutch transmission, the Avanti can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than seven seconds.
The DC Design Avanti is an affordable supercar which is priced at 30 lakh rupees (56.277 USD / 43.500 EUR) and the plan is to produce 200 units annually, approximately one model every two days. The production will soon be increased gradually up to 2.000 units every year.