DC Avanti becomes first ‘Indian sportscar’ to reach Ladakh

DC, the homegrown car design studio launched India’s first sports car in 2015. The unconventional design of the Avanti received a lot of mixed reactions from the onlookers but its affordable price tag of Rs. 36 lakh, ex-showroom, attracts a lot of people. DC took the Avanti to the mystic land of Ladakh and had shared pictures and video of the same.

The mid-engined sports car is deemed as one of the most practical sports cars in India due to its high ground clearance of 170mm. The car is powered by a turbocharged petrol engine sourced from Ford. The 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine produces a maximum power of 250 Bhp and peak torque of 366 Nm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.

The Avanti is built around a tubular steel space frame that jig built and TIG welded. The car weighs 1,562 kg, which is not very light for a sports car but it sure has an adequate performance.

The DC Avanti is designed for India and a good clearance to take on the rough Indian roads. The Avanti can do 0-100 km/h in about 6 seconds and can do a top speed of 180 km/h. The Avanti is not exactly short too. It measures 4,623mm in length and gets 2,700 mm of wheelbase, which is quite long for a sports car. The Avanti does not get agility of the sports car, but it sure has the style to make heads move towards it.

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Minute details of the vehicle going to Ladakh are not known. DC has just shared a video and a few pictures that were taken during the adventure.

Why is it practical?

The Avanti comes with the DNA a sports car but also has good practicality. Here’s why

  • High ground clearance gives it enough room to take on the bad Indian roads and high speed breakers.
  • The India made vehicle can get essential parts readily than the imported sports cars.
  • The 250 Bhp engine is good enough to be utilized completely on the Indian roads.