According to a story in the Economic Times of India, the DC Design Avanti is on its way – but it's going to take a couple of years. Company founder Dilip Chhabria told the paper that he plans to have a manufacturing facility in the Sanand, Ahmedabad district in Gujarat state, India by next year with a production capacity of 3,500 units.

It would be the fourth DC facility in the country. The factory would produce 1,000 models of the cars DC already makes on top of 2,500 examples of the Avanti or an SUV that DC plans to reveal next year.

DC Design has occasionally called the Avanti a supercar, but it more often refers to the red wedge as a sportscar, an appellation that is more in line with its specs; when it was revealed last year the mooted engine was a 2.0-liter Ford EcoBoost with 265 horsepower. Chhabria said he is targeting aspirational young executives ready to spend 25-30 lakh rupees (about $46,000-$55,000 US) for his offering. He plans to keep them special by only building 4,000 of any DC model, then moving on to the next.


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      C. Ficare
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like another stellar I.Am.Auto! But seriously, it looks like a 458, Aventador and a Pontiac Aztec had a three-way in a microwave.
      ACURA23CL
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ok...no. Just no. I'm all for smaller, start up car companies taking on the big dogs, but I'm not all for them doing so with outright ugly designs. I can't root for the underdog in that situation. This design is a mess of non originality done poorly. From the obvious R8 influence, to the overly wavy beltine that doesn't know what it's doing, to the "Aventador-esque" C-pillar area, wrapping up with the somewhat Mercedes-like rear fascia. And what's with that enormous center wiper stalk hub?! Its an eyesore. A $55,000 supercar?! This is gonna be one cheap-looking, slow, production kit car.
      anon
      • 1 Year Ago
      So do they have the name Avanti registered now and the (Studebaker) Avanti (and it's last makers) don' t have that anymore?
      Jaclock LaGlock
      • 1 Year Ago
      Fire. Kill that with it.
      1STH
      • 1 Year Ago
      looks no worse than any Lexus being introduced these days....in the same category of classless design.
      RG1527
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like Hyundai redesigned the Eagle Talon and then squished it... mess
      k.naz
      • 1 Year Ago
      This looks like a 458 with down syndrome.
      iviegatron
      • 1 Year Ago
      This thing is so "special" it needs a yellow short bus to pull it.
      Muttons
      • 1 Year Ago
      This car is simply awful. EVERYTHING about it reeks of despair. But hey, at least they made the windshield wiper motor an integral part of the design
      Mr.Roadrage
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think I drew something like that on the cover of my history notebook when I was eight.
      DRAGON
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good to see something new and to see Countries like India are finally getting into the sportscars game. Congrats!
      redgpgtp97
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like a Ferarri reject!
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