DC Ambierod was a weird-looking Rolls-Royce, which was modified by the Indian tuning house. Here's how it looks like now.
DC Design is quite famous for modifying cars. The tuning house is known for coming up with some of the nicest-looking modified examples of boring cars and wackily-modified great-looking cars. One of his creations was the DC Ambierod, which was showcased at the 2008 Auto Expo. Based on a Rolls-Royce, the Ambierod was basically a portmanteau of Hindustan Ambassador and Hot Rod, both design-wise and name-wise. The Ambierod received a dull response from the Indian audience back in 2008. Even today, it isn’t addressed as a great-looking car. But where is it now? Well, we can answer this question, as we recently came across a social media post from Carcrazy.India, which reveals a lot about the Ambierod's current state.
The Ambierod is still in the same condition as it was displayed at the 2008 Auto Expo. Talking of its design, it looks wacky. Since the Ambierod was an amalgam of Hindustan Ambassador and Rolls-Royce, it featured a curvy roof. However, the other body panels were replaced to give it a new look. On the front, it had the Rolls-Royce radiator grille and Spirit of Ecstasy. Moving over to the sides, one can see a set of Turbine-type deep-dish alloy wheels and door-mounted ORVMs. As the front and side profiles, the rear facet is not appealing either. The interior of the Ambierod came fitted with three LCD screens and was capable of hosting a video conference. Also, the interior of the Ambierod could be transformed into a full-size bed.
Interestingly, the Ambierod was underpinned by a BMW chassis and was powered by a V12 petrol power plant. However, the Hindustan Ambassador was offered with three engine options – 1.8L petrol, 2.0L petrol, and 1.5L petrol. Moreover, a 2.0L LPG-powered engine was also a part of the list. DC Design has also announced its plan of working on an electrified iteration of the Hindustan Ambassador. The designing firm has plans to bring the Ambassador EV Concept to the production line and work on a bigger scale. It will be launched under the DC2 nameplate, which is the new name for the second-innings of the tuning house.