DC Avanti

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DC Avanti
Manufacturer DC Design, India
Assembly Mumbai, India
Designer Dilip Chhabria
Body and chassis
Class sports
Body style 2 coupé
Layout Mid-engine, rear wheel drive
Engine Renault 2.0Engine
Transmission 6-speed manual transmission
Wheelbase 2,700 mm (110 in)
Length 4,623 mm (182.0 in)
Width 1,967 mm (77.4 in)
Height 1,213 mm (47.8 in)
Curb weight 1,562 kg (3,444 lb)

The DC Avanti is a coupe styled sports car produced by DC Design, an Indian design firm headed by Dilip Chhabria. Its name was based on the Studebaker Avanti. It was unveiled at the 2012 Auto Expo in New Delhi.[1] The Avanti is powered by[2] 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 250 bhp with a six-speed manual transmission.


The car's frame is made of composite high steel and the body consists of carbon composite, to create a strong, yet lightweight vehicle.


The interior was designed primarily with leather which is used primarily on the doors, dashboard and seats. The instrument cluster, steering wheel, and AC are all included in basic units.[3]


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The car is available in red, white, silver, blue, orange, grey or yellow, with black stripes.

The headlamps are bi-xenon units with LED DRLS shaped like eyebrows.[4] Foils are added at the back to boost air intake to complement a single air vent located on top. The vehicle also has a long low bonnet that dips in the middle to emphasize the DC logo.[3]

The car has all-wheel disc brakes and 20" alloy wheels.

Engine & Gearbox[edit]

It is powered by a 2-litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged, petrol EURO-4 compliant engine, sourced from Renault. This is mated to a six-speed, dual clutch transmission, and drives the rear wheels.



The Avanti uses DC's 2 Litre Petrol Turbo Engine.

Capacity 1998CC
Max. power 253.5 PS (186.4 kW; 250.0 bhp) @ 5,500 rpm
Max. speed 200 km/h (120 mph) @ 5,500 rpm
Item Specification
-Body work Steel with carbon composite
Engine configuration Turbo Charged I4
Valve Train DOHC 16V
Fuel Delivery Direct Injection
Power output 250 bhp: Manual Transmission
Turning Radius (wheel base) 6 metres
Seating capacity 2
No. of Doors 2
Length 4550mm
Width 1965mm
Height 1200mm
Ground Clearance 170mm
Wheel base 2700mm
Air Conditioner Yes
Power steering Yes
Rear A/C Vents No
Navigation system Optional
Adjustable Seats Yes
CD Player Yes
CD changer No
FM/AM Radio Yes
Anti-lock braking system Yes
Parking sensors No
Mileage [5]8 to 10 Kmpl
Central Locking Yes[6]


  1. ^ "DC Avanti". 
  2. ^ "2016 DC Design Avanti". Top Speed. 2015-04-02. 
  3. ^ a b "DC Avanti". Carwale. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Features". dc avanti. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  5. ^ https://www.cardekho.com/dc/dc-avanti-specifications.htm.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "DC Avanti Specification, Features, Mileage and Pictures – Detail". Retrieved 20 April 2015.