The DC Design Avanti Could Become India's First SupercarS

Designer and businessman Dilip Chhabria says he's planning to build a factory as soon as next year in order to put the into production this Avanti supercar, which is powered by a forced-induction four-cylinder engine (possibly an EcoBoost) and will have a price of somewhere around $50,000. Could this be India's first supercar?

This could all turn out to be vaporware like many other would-be supercars, but the Avanti might just make it considering the capital behind today's India. According to an interview by The Economic Times, the future factory would be built in Gujarat, and produce 3,500 Avantis before switching to a luxury SUV as a second model.

DC Design's website reveals that the mid-engined wonder would have a tubular frame chassis, a double wishbone suspension with coil cover shocks, 330mm AP Racing brakes up front and a curb weight of 3,443 pounds. Power comes from a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder producing 240 horsepower and 200 foot pounds, linked to a 6-speed manual from Ford.

While certainly not as beautiful as the original Avanti, India's potential first step into the supercar league is a sign that India wants to continue to move past Hindustans and Tata Nanos.

The DC Design Avanti Could Become India's First SupercarS

The DC Design Avanti Could Become India's First SupercarS

The DC Design Avanti Could Become India's First SupercarS

The DC Design Avanti Could Become India's First SupercarS

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