Think "supercar" and only a handful of countries are likely to come to mind. And most of them are in Europe: Italy, Great Britain, Germany... even Sweden and France have pitched in here and there with such notables as Koenigsegg and Bugatti. Consider examples like the Dodge Viper, Ford GT and Corvette ZR1 and you can deal America in on the action, and with vehicles like the Acura NSX, Nissan GT-R and Lexus LFA, Japan has lent its hand, too. But India?

The populous subcontinent may not be the first that comes to mind, but DC Design is eager to change that. The company has popped onto the scene here and there with its Rolls-Royce coachbuilds and dolled-up Tata Nanos, but is now preparing to step up to the big leagues with the vehicle you see teased here.

Set to be unveiled at the upcoming Delhi Auto Expo (which is not, to our chagrin, a display of pastrami delivery trucks), DC's first independent project is set to be powered by a forced-induction V6 engine sourced from Honda, delivering about 400 horsepower. Considering the low target weight of less than 3,500 pounds, that could prove more than enough. 30 lakh rupees (about $56,000) is the target price, with production capped at 3,000 units per year.


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      dickn2000b
      • 3 Years Ago
      Take a Peek at India's First 'Supercar' Kind of hard to do when there's not a decent picture of the car in the story. Stupid Huffpost hacks!
        pinus1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @dickn2000b
        This article is by the jerk Noah Joseph. I don't believe a thing that he claims; especially about himself. I have a feeling that he is a provencial Canadian hiding out in Montreal and reading auto-mags. He claims to be a world traveler. If such was the case one would think that he would have more respect for the culture and religious beliefs of the people of India. His lame comment on their car, no picture included, is rude and thoughtless: " פּאַסטראָמע or pastrami reference: "...... a display of pastrami delivery trucks..." There are many people who are just jerks and many people who are just plain stupid, there are fewer who are stupid jerks.
        alfredschrader
        • 3 Years Ago
        @dickn2000b
        Dim the lights in your room or adjust the video contrast/brightness on your computer.
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      Judging by their previous half-baked, collapsed souffles of design monstrosities, this is sure to be horrendous.
      calderasf
      • 3 Years Ago
      Will only take a few hundred feet before it hits a cow and is totaled.
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      $56000, 400hp pushing a not so feathery 3500lbs? I'm sorry, but that's sportscar at best, assuming it doesnt fail spectacularly.
        Xedicon
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Krishan Mistry
        Agreed - this is not going to be a supercar. A base Dodge Viper is 3,460 lbs with 200 more hp - how can a heavier car with so much less power expect to compete in the 3 second range of 0-60 and 200+ mph top speeds? I know those are crazy numbers and cars can be plenty of fun without being so nuts but those are the places a car needs to be in order to qualify as a supercar.
      thomasgtrtch
      • 3 Years Ago
      If it breaks and you call customer service, will they speak english? Just wondering.
      Avinash Machado
      • 3 Years Ago
      DC had helped design an Aston Martin a few years back.
      Leslie
      • 3 Years Ago
      Since when is Bugatti French? That's a big mistake. Bugatti is and has always been Italian
        bluepongo1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Leslie
        Wrong, Bugatti is part of VW. It is a German brand.
          el aventador
          • 3 Years Ago
          @bluepongo1
          Skipped a few words. VW purchased Ettore's guesthouse in Dorlisheim, France.
          bluepongo1
          • 3 Years Ago
          @bluepongo1
          el aventador, Thanks-" German owners " = It is a German brand
          el aventador
          • 3 Years Ago
          @bluepongo1
          Both are wrong. Bugatti is a french car brand from Molsheim France, founded by italian, milan born, Ettore Bugatti. In 1987 the italian man, Romano Artioli acquired the rights to the Bugatti name and built a factory in Italy. In 1998 VW group purchase the rights to the Bugatti name and they also purchased Ettore's in Dorlisheim, which is near Molsheim, and they converted it to the company's new headquarters and built a new factory in France. In other words Leslie, you're wrong, Bugatti hasn't always been italian or french and bluepongo1 Bugatti is not german. Italian founder French homeland and current production and headquarter facilities German owners
          bluepongo1
          • 3 Years Ago
          @bluepongo1
          Yes Elmo. follow the money, it's all about the money.
        moorlockx
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Leslie
        Need to study up on the car history, do we? "Automobiles E. Bugatti was a French car manufacturer founded in 1909 in Molsheim, Alsace, as a manufacturer of high-performance automobiles by Italian-born Ettore Bugatti." The owner may have been Italian, but the company was French.
      mike
      • 3 Years Ago
      here is the link to photo leaked on a popular Indian car forum. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/super-cars-imports-india/113415-dc-design-launch-india-s-first-supercar-update-scoop-pics-page-2-a-2.html pic on page 2. Enjoy. Price is confirmed at 24 lakhs (~$45000)
      SpeedyNutrino43
      • 3 Years Ago
      Will it be painted yellow and black?
      adamsmombetty
      • 3 Years Ago
      this must be some kinda joke...56,000 dollar car stuck in India traffic...
      usci1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Has anyone noticed that Greece does not manufacture an automobile? Wonder why? Excuse is, "foreign interest won't let us." Communist former Yugoslavia produced the Yugo and a free democraric nation like Greece can't?
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