I call it a 'semi-supercar' as it is powered by a Ford 2.0liter 4 cylinder turbocharged petrol engine initially. This engine (with a 6 speed dual clutch transmission) will have a paltry 261bhp and it will enable the 1560kg Avanti to make a 0-100km/h time of about 7 seconds. Maybe when the larger v6 engined 394bhp version gets built it will stand a chance against the usual suspects – Porsche, Ferrari and the likes. But I doubt it will as even today 400bhp is on the lower end of the supercar scale.
DC Design has also stated that the DC Avanti will be sold through a chain of Avanti showrooms throughout India and has set an initial manufacturing (and sales) target of 200 cars per year with a future long term goal of 2000 cars per year.
So aside from looking slightly odd and that DC Design has only shown us the car in full frontal as well as in its three-quarter front view. I wonder whether this car has enough visual impact. Or if it has any impact at all.
But it is a noble effort nonetheless. If it is sold 'cheaply' enough over in India, where there should be a large enough domestic market coupled with a rising middle class population, it may do reasonably well. Or it may not. It may just be a delusion of grandeur on the part of the people involved.
Sometimes, an older manufacturer like Saab or MG Rover bites the dust, and a million more half baked ideas try to fill in the slot.