India's automotive industry has been making some interesting power moves of late. It's already delivered the world's cheapest car, the, given the world a fantastic new Formula 1 circuit in Delhi and now it's busted out its its very first supercar.
The DC Avanti, pictured above, was created by the car modification gurus at DC Design -- a firm that specialises in modifying existing vehicles and prototypes for the likes of Renault, Aston Martin and GM.
Unveiled at the AutoExpo in Delhi, the DC Avanti is quite a looker, although we're not yet sure we mean that in a positive or negative sense. Its makers appear to have, shall we say, 'borrowed' bits from a host of other supercars and flung them together in a package that isn't particularly beautiful, though it isn't fully hideous, either.
Inspiration for the front end seems to have been drawn from theand , thanks to some very angular headlamps and a short bonnet overhang, while there are more than a few hints of Lotus, Lamborghini and even Bugatti at the rear.
Sadly, the DC Avanti won't be able to match the performance of its idols -- at least not initially. It'll be powered by a relatively small, but turbocharged, Ford EcoBoost 2-litre, four-cylinder engine that some speculate will produce in the region of 260hp. If that's the case, we expect it'll deliver performance in line with a reasonably fast hot hatch.
A faster, more powerful version with a 400+hp V6 engine is expected later.
The DC Avanti is set to be relatively affordable when it's released in 2013, with prices starting at around £36,000.
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