"Today we got our much awaited first Indian sports car 'DC Avanti' designed and manufactured by Mr. Dilip Chhabria and his team. Kudos to them for conceptualising such a beautiful car which really fulfils 'Make in India' campaign. He has created the car with passion and love. After Tata and Mahindra, DC is the only company which has created an indigenous car. It's an absolute Head-Turner on the roads of Delhi.
This car will fulfil the dream of middle-aged people to have a sports car an early age. Hats off to DC."
“On 13th April, 2015 DC Design and Bonito Chhabria fulfilled a long standing aspiration of mine - to own a sports car at the age of forty.
Since the past few years, I had been toying with idea of purchasing second hand Porsche, BMW or even other exotic marques. But the potholes, speed breakers and bad roads in Delhi as well as the prohibitive costs associated with their maintenance used to scuttle the idea.
In 2013, I booked the DC Avanti and decided to wait. After the Auto Expo in 2014, DC informed their decision to upgrade the vehicle body to carbon fibre. Then later at the end of the year, I was asked to confirm my booking. Bonito Chhabria asked - what colour and finish would I want? They could make the Avanti in my choice out of 40,000 exterior colour options. I opted for Daytona Grey; they sent me CAD images of how the car would look like. I chose Red interiors and they had options of about 15 shades of red. I went with “Hotspur Red”. In February, I availed of their offer to drive the Demo version for sometime.
It has now been more than 2 weeks since I have been driving my Avanti on the roads of Delhi. It is stunning to look at. Have no doubts that it makes heads turn, regardless of age, sex or affluence. Persons drive alongside in their Porsche, Mercedes, BMWs, Santros, Bikes, etc. and stare in awe, then slowly their expressions turn into smiles and they give the familiar sign of thumbs up. The Avanti draws attention like no other vehicle.
Driving the Avanti is an emotional experience. Its superlative handling and balance would infuse a level of confidence even in an amateur. In my experience, its power delivery and responsiveness are heads and shoulders above any other vehicle manufactured in India. Its exciting the way it turns in and jumps out of corners.
I don’t need to crawl over speed breakers; I just slow down and humble the speed breakers, potholes and bad roads with the awesome ground clearance.
The air conditioning is superb. The finish of the interiors is luxurious and impeccable.
The Avanti is “THE” statement of style and substance. The abundance of styling is delivered bespoke while the engineering success of low profile coupled with awesome ground clearance and superlative handing for the Indian road conditions give DC Design their and mine pride and joy - the DC Avanti.
Thank you DC Design,Bonito Chhabria and Bharat Sidheshwar Rai for fulfilling my aspiration.”
“Dear DC Team,
One day I woke up in the morning to see myself as a prince of the royal family. Prince with charm, power, attractiveness, royalty yet calm and silent. That day was when I got my stunning DC Avanti.
DC is undoubtedly the king of car achitecture in india which he has already proved in recent years. But this time he absolutely nailed it. DC Avanti is the first indian sports car from an indian car manufacturer. This fact itself is a history in the indian automobile industry. Its 2000 CC 4 Cylinder 250 Bhp engine gives it a power of a beast. I hit the road in Avanti and the feeling of a prince came true for me. From staring at it with dropped jaws on trafic signals to clicking selfies with it, people are going crazy while seeing it and so am I while driving it.
Went to a shopping mall and got a VIP parking, went to a cinema and got a separate parking, went to a bank got separate parking. VIP treatment has become a usual phenomenon for me these days. Along with the marvelous design which gives me a feeling of Ferrari 458, DC Avanti gives a shere driving pleasure just like BMW M series. And yes not to forget its indian make makes me feel proud about my country.
I would say I completely satisfied with this car. And I thank DC for making us experience the world class automobile mirracle.