The man behind DC Avanti and DC Avanti - Dilip Chabbria has been recently arrested for a case against him by Mumbai Police. Read the complete report here.
Dilip Chhabria is one of the most famous names in the Indian automotive industry. The car designer has been arrested by the Crime Investigation Unit of the Mumbai Police for a case of cheating and forgery. The same has been confirmed by the Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) to a media outlet. A DC Avanti that the designer was holding possession to is also taken into custody by the police. While the Mumbai Police has not revealed the details of the FIR, it has confirmed that the designer has been booked under sections 420, 34, 120(B), 465, 467, 468, and 471 of IPC. Also, more people associated with the case have been arrested.
The famous car designer runs a design house and coachbuilding firm – DC Design, now renamed to DC2. The designer has been creating lounge kits for various MPVs and SUVs that are sold in the country. Also, he is the man behind the first indigenously-developed sportscar – DC Avanti. Dilip Chhabria is a big-time car enthusiast and holds possession to a lot of rare and exotic supercars. The collection includes Porsche 911 Turbo S, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Aston Martin Vanquish, BMW X6M, Audi R8 Spyder, and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
Talking of the DC Design, the firm has served a lot of Bollywood superstars in the past. The names include Madhuri Dixit, Hrithik Roshan, Shahrukh Khan and more. The design house has been selling lounge kits for a slew of vehicles sold in the Indian market. Furthermore, DC Design has worked with carmakers like Mahindra and Aston martin in the recent past.
DC Avanti is the first and only car that DC Design sells in the country. Underpinned by a space frame chassis, the Avanti sources power from a mid-mounted 2.0L, 4-cylinder, turbocharged petrol motor. It is capable of pushing out 250 horses and 366 Nm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The power goes to the rear wheels only, and the Avanti can do a sprint to 100 kmph from standstill in just 6 seconds. The top speed, however, is electronically-limited to 200 kmph only.