DC Cars in India
DC is a company owned by Indian automobile designer Dilip Chabbaria. Having studied at the Art Center College of Design, California, Dilip has worked at the Design Centre for Genral Motors, USA. He is known for his first prototype for Aston Martin Vanquish that appeared in the James Bond movie ‘Die Another Day’. Dilip Chabbaria has designed, customized and rebuilt many such vehicles since then. In 2006, Dilip announced DCStar, tie-up between EximStar and Dilip Chhabaria Design Pvt Ltd.
Dilip came up with his uniquely designed sports car, DC Avanti which was unveiled at 2012 Delhi auto-expo. The two sitter sports car powered by Ford’s four cylinder turbo engine that delivers 265 HP. Its engine is mated to a six speed dual clutch transmission. With a weight of 3440 pounds, DC has fine tuned the car to reach 0 to 60 mph in less than 7 seconds. In the future, Avanti will be treated with Honda’s V6 engine that would deliver massive 394 bhp. There is no official word on the price of Avanti but DC has approximated the price between Rs. 25-30 lakh. DC cars are popular among luxury connoisseurs in the country.