Cars that Dilip Chhabria drives: From DC Avanti to BMWs & Mercedes

Dilip Chhabria, the founder of the popular DC Designs in India, is a big petrolhead himself. The automotive designer is popular for many of his designs, including the Aston Martin Vantage V8 concept. His personal garage is full of exotic vehicles and here is a full list of all the vehicles that belong to him.



The BMW X6 is the world’s first SUV-Coupe and can turn every head on the road it goes through. Dilip Chhabria owns the M-powered version of the vehicle, which is one of the most powerful production SUVs in the world. He uses the vehicle regularly and here is a picture of him going around the Buddh International Circuit, which is the only Formula 1 circuit in the country.

The metallic blue BMW X6 M draws power from an 8-cylinder engine that churns out a maximum power of 567 Bhp and 750 Nm. It gets an 8-speed automatic transmission and an AWD system. It can run from 0-100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds and can reach an electronically limited top speed of 249.9 km/h.

Aston Martin Vanquish


British manufacturer Aston Martin approached Dilip Chhabria to build a prototype of the Aston Martin Vantage V8 which was unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show. He owns an Aston Martin in the form of Vanquish. The grand touring sportscar carries a price tag of Rs. 5.21 crores in India and is the most expensive Aston Martin that you can buy. It is powered by a 5.9-litre V12 engine that produces a maximum power of 568 Bhp and can reach a top speed of 324 km/h. The engine gets an 8-speed transmission that is known to shift between gears in a lightning fast speed of 130 milliseconds.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class


The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the epitome of luxury and Chhabria uses the old-generation luxury saloon as his daily car. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class S320 CDI used by him is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 engine that churns out a maximum of 210 Bhp and 490 Nm. The luxury saloon gets a 7-speed automatic transmission and is a fun car to drive too. However, most S-Class owners prefer the comfort of the rear seats.

DC Avanti


The DC Avanti is known as India’s first sportscar and is quite popular too. The DC Avanti has been designed by keeping the Indian conditions in mind and it gets a huge ground clearance of 170mm. The car gets a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine from Ford. The EcoBoost engine generates a maximum of 250 Bhp and a peak torque of 366 Nm. It comes with a 6-speed manual transmission. The Avanti is electronically limited at 180 km/h. It is also one of the most affordable sportscars that you can buy in India and carries a price tag of Rs. 35 lakhs.

Porsche 911 Turbo S


The Porsche 911 Turbo S is a track-oriented car and is known for its precise handling. It is one of the best track cars built by the Stuttgart-based manufacturer and is used by Dilip Chhabria’s son Bonito. He is also an avid car lover like his dad. It is the new generation Porsche 911 Turbo S and comes with an updated flat-six engine. The twin-turbocharged engine produces a maximum power of 572 Bhp and can reach 100 km/h from standstill in just 2.9 seconds. Bonito has been spotted at the Buddh International Circuit numerous times with the vehicle.

Audi R8 Spyder

R8 Spyder

Audi R8 is known as one of the most practical and value-for-money sportscars in India. This 2012 R8 Spyder in bright yellow colour is used by Bonito often. The drop-top sportscar looks quite fantastic and comes powered by a 4.2-litre V8 engine that produces a maximum of 420 Bhp. The convertible can accelerate to 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds. The top speed is limited at 299 km/h.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG


The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG marked the production of the last gull-wing styled cars by the German brand. The beautiful red coloured SLS AMG is driven by Bonito and is often seen at the Buddh International Circuit. The sportscar is powered by a 6.2-litre V8 engine that produces a maximum power of 563 Bhp and 650 Nm.

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