While visiting India, Carscoops’ reader Rob noticed an – unknown to him, matte yellow sports car parked under his hotel and it immediately caught his attention.
“What is this in front of my hotel in Indore, India?” Rob pondered in an email.
Well Rob, after flipping through a few virtual pages on our site to help jog our memory, we found out that it’s DC Design Avanti sports car – to be precise, the Indian firm describes it in its marketing literature as “India’s only supercar”, but that’s more of a stretch than an elephant in sweat pants.
“It looks amazing but has 2 pot front brakes so I’m guessing it’s all show and no go?” asked Rob. “It looked great in matte yellow but I couldn’t believe the brakes; the ceramics on my RS6 were as big as its wheels!”
It won’t beat any of the latest hot hatches, if that’s what your asking, but it does come with a respectable Ford-sourced 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost turbo engine with 250hp and 340Nm (251 lb-ft) planted behind the driver with a six-speed manual turning the rear wheels.
The official spec sheet says the 4,550mm (179 inches) long two-seater weighs 1,580kg (3,483 pounds) and can tap 100km/h (62mph) in 6 seconds before topping out at an electronically limited 200km/h (124mph).
DC Design begun accepting orders for the Avanti just this year, and while we didn’t find an official price tag, numerous local reports place it at around Rs 35 lakh, which comes to about GBP 35,000 / US$55,000 / €50,000.
Below you can find the official promo and a first drive of a pre-production model from Autocar India.
Tip of the hat to Rob for the pics!