One owner of the newly launched DC Avanti has decided to give his supercar a new badge altogether. He has conveniently settled for a shoddy ‘Lamborgini’ badge which appears pasted on the bonnet.
Apart from this, the iconic Italian bull logo of Lamborghini has been given the boot and is replaced with text from the official seal of Indian warrior king, Shivaji Bhonsle.
We are not sure whether the spelling of Lamborghini on board this Avanti has been intentionally splet the wrong way to avoid legal tussle from the Italian giant, or was it a genuine mistake.
Broadly a matter of customizing the car to reflect personal affiliation, it’s the Lamborghini badge outline and the deliberate/accidental misspell that sticks out as a sore thumb. Nevertheless a valiant effort to mislead onlookers into believing a bull is passing by.
This indigenous Avanti Lamborgini is registered at Pimpri-Chinchwad, just outside of Pune. Clearly not a manufacturer fitting, the super imposed supercar badge on a supercar may actually offend Dilip Chhabria himself. Having worked on car design and feasibility for a couple of years, it was launched only a couple of months earlier.
This buyer obviously has a different idea about his supercar to begin with. Having first been shown as a concept at the 2012 Auto Expo with Amitabh Bachchan as a special guest, the supercar launch this year defies the adage there’s no such thing as a cheap supercar.
DC Avanti is powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine generating 250 PS. Mated to a 6 speed manual transmission, the Indian supercar claims a top speed of 180 kmph, and a 0-100 kmph time of 6 seconds.
DC Avanti at 2014 Delhi Auto Expo
DC Avanti Custom Interiors
DC Avanti Official Images
DC Avanti Lamborgini Images – Team-BHP