Indian automotive designer and the brains behind the first indigenous super car, the Avanti, Dilip Chhabria, has revealed his next high performance car – the TCA. The name is an abbreviation for ‘Titanium, Carbon and Aluminium’ which, DC says, are the key substrates of the car’s composition.
The TCA is an evolution of the Avanti and DC claims that the styling is in line with European sensibilities of sophistication and refinement although the looks do come across as a bit overdone at places.
He said that he had drawn inspiration from the Ferrari LaFerrari and the Pagani Zonda hypercars and had attempted to make the same experience accessible to the Indian masses.
It receives a lot of styling flourishes with lots of cuts and creases all over the body. The front is reminiscent of the Avanti while the rear now gets a massive air dam with redesigned tail lamps.
It is at the inside that the changes are the most apparent. The interiors now see the use of multiple materials including leather trim, faux carbon panels and chrome highlights. The super car is powered by a 320 BHP 3.8L Euro 6 engine mated with a 6 speed automatic transmission.
The TCA will be sold in a limited production run of just 299 cars, each of which will be personally signed by Dilip Chhabria himself. Prices will start at around INR 45 Lakh, ex-showroom.