India’s premier design house, DC Design, has been around for a while now. And we have seen some extreme design modifications and concepts from DC Design. Dilip Chhabria, the man behind India’s first sports car, has designed some tasteful as well as wacky cars. Here are 10 nice looking cars from DC that most of you may have never seen before.
Aston Martin V8 Vantage
After making the concept design named as Infidel, Aston Martin Lagonda team approached DC to build the prototype of the Vantage. DC Design house actually made the prototype of the V8 with technical and design inputs from the Aston Martin, UK.
The prototype was first showcased at the Detroit motor show and then went into production line in 2004. The concept carried a 12-cylinder, 5.0-litre engine and became a major hit in the international design house circuits.
London Black Cab
The iconic London taxi cab was imported to India by the DC Design house to experiment with its design. DC took the car and modified it thoroughly to turn it into an uber luxury car. The interiors were changed to wood trim with rear electric reclining seats that could be converted into lounge seats.
The car also received a screen to fulfill entertainment needs of the passengers. On the outside, the cab remained more or less the same with very minor updates like alloy wheels to retain the iconic status of the London cab.
Noble M12 GTO / DC GO
The Aston Martin job did a big favour to DC’s reputation and another company, Noble Moy Automotive Ltd approached DC to design a new sportscar. The car was based on the M12 GTR3 and carried some futuristic design. The car was named as DC GO and there were some exquisite features like distinctive headlamps and side scoops for air-intake. The car was powered by a V6 twin-turbo engine by Ford and produced a maximum of 316 BHP power.
The popular SUV already looks brutal enough for the world. DC took the Hummer H2 and redesigned the interiors of the car to make it as luxurious as it can be. The Hummer is famous for its rough and tough battle tank interiors, but DC completely changed the design to make it look like a luxury saloon.
The interiors were made of chrome, aluminium and faux wood. There was also a healthy dose of leather given to the car. The carpets were also upgraded to palatial stature. On the outside, Hummer received upgrades that made it look even more muscular like the Fibre Reinforced Plastic tail lamps and the roof mounted auxiliary lamps.
Range Rover Vogue
The flagship SUV from Land Rover is luxurious enough to satisfy the cravings of most sheikhs but DC went a step ahead to modify the interiors of the Range Rover Vogue completely. The car received a partition to separate the rear cabin space. The partition itself got heavily modified with full-on entertainment set-up with screens and speakers.
The upholstery was upgraded to chic looking red and white while the seats have been modified to lounge-style reclining seats. This is luxury for the richest people of the world. The exteriors were modified with black coloured matte wrap and steel wheels.
Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Replica
The 300 SLR was once touted as the world’s most expensive car. The car was driven by Stirling Moss in 1955 Mille Miglia and only one unit of the car has been preserved at the Mercedes-Benz headquarters. DC used older Mercedes-Benz models to create a perfect replica of the 300 SLR. The replica was appreciated even by international car lovers. This project by DC Design is known to be one of the most extreme and well executed projects till date.
Mahindra Reva Roadster
The Mahindra Reva was the first electric car of India. The two-seater electric car drew a lot of flak for its design and did not do well in the market. DC took the car to chop its roof and convert it into a very attractive roadster. DC also upgraded the front grille and the alloy wheels of the electric car to make it much more attractive than its stock form. The car also received a body kit that completely changed the looks of the vehicle.
The S-Class in its stock form is so elegant that not many design houses dare to touch it. DC took the S-Class S500 and painted it in electric blue colour. The Mercedes-Benz badges were blacked out to make the car look even more exotic. The car has not a single bit of chrome on its body and that elevates the bold looks of the vehicle even more.
DC Design house took the supercar and transformed it into a winning car at 2013 Parx Supercar Show. The Aventador received prism gold wrap and blacked out alloys and the roof starting from the A-Pillar. The motifs of the supercar were also blacked out to give it a bolder and unique look.
The Italian exotic car maker Maserati has some beautiful and exquisite looking models. The GranCabrio is one of the models and any car lover just can’t ignore the marvelous design lines of the vehicle. DC Design took the Maserati convertible and wrapped it in an electric blue sheet. The logos and alloy were painted in gold. The car looks brilliant after receiving the brilliant combination from DC.