The Dilip Chhabria firm, DC Design, is making news in the automotive industry in India. The heading Indian automotive redesigning and remodeling firm has recently opened its first dealership in the Mayanagri, Mumbai, at the terminal 2 of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA). It is an automotive design company that has provided many unbelievable and unique concept cars and prototypes. It also builds customized cars and vehicles on special orders, which include the likes of modified Rolls-Royce and Porsche Cayenne coupes.
DC Design has put country's first ever supercar, designed, developed and manufactured solely in India, the white DC Avanti on display at the store. According to the press release, the store will be the sole place in the entire city where the renowned car designer, Dilip Chhabria, will display his designed and customized cars.
The store at T2 of CSIA is expected to promote the brand and its products amidst the international travelers to bring more focus on the brand's offering and services. The store will also be the locus point for any assistance or information regarding the products and the brand to the prospective customers.
The 2-seater DC Avanti draws energy from a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol mill having 4 cylinders and is capable of churning out a maximum power of 250bhp @5500rpm along with a peak torque of 340Nm. The 6-speed manual transmission gearbox delivers the power to the rear wheels. The engine capacity is 1998cc and it can attain a top speed of 200kmph with an acceleration of 0-100kmph in 6 seconds.
From the outside, the aerodynamic design gets prominent with the presence of inset mesh grille with wide air dams, bi-xenon headlights with LED DRLs, scoops at rear to cool down the rear-mounted engine, body colored bumpers and LED tail lights.
As far as the safety of the passengers is concerned, DC Avanti comes with ABS, EBD, all 4 disc brakes and Bi-halogen projector head lamps. The sports car lack the very essential safety feature, that is, airbags. Other features supported in the luxury car include GPS navigation, keyless start stop option, multi-functional display, auto controlled air conditioning system and parking assistance.
It is a proud moment for all the Indians as the DC Avanti is the first supercar with a 'Made in India' tag that will make a special place in the luxury car market across the globe. The first concept car, called DC 'S', was showcased at the 2008 Auto Expo Delhi and this marked the birth of DC Avanti that enter into the production phase in the year 2104 and hit the Indian roads in 2015.