DC Design seems well on its way to launch India’s first homegrown sportscar, the DC Avanti. While the car was scheduled to be launched earlier this year, delays have been the order of the day. While there’s no official word as to when exactly the DC Avanti supercar will be launched in India, a bunch of cars – some camouflaged, others in the nude – have been spotted at a production facility that seems like DC Design’s factory at Talegaon, off Pune.
This facility is slated to build 2,000 units of the Avanti each year. The sportscar has also been spotted testing on roads around India’s western manufacturing hub of Pune, a city whose suburbs host a slew of car and two wheeler factories. The DC Avanti comes with ambitious specs and a price tag that could mark the advent of affordable sportscars in India, what with its 25-30 lakh rupee price tag.
The car will be powered by a 2 liter-4 cylinder EcoBoost turbo petrol engine sourced from Ford. The motor will output 248 Bhp and 340 Nm, and will be paired to a 6 speed manual gearbox. A 0-100 Kph sprint timing of 6 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 180 Kph – ostensibly dictated by Indian road conditions – are the claimed performance figures of the DC Avanti, which weighs in at a porky 1,580 kilograms. Interestingly, the top speed figure of the Avanti seems to have seen a major downward revision, from the older 250 Kph figure.
The Avanti is a two seater with the engine mounted at the center of the car. The sportscar features a space frame chassis with a roll cage. The body of the Avanti is made of carbon fiber. Double wishbone suspension with coil springs, disc brakes on all four wheels and LED headlamps comes standard on the sportscar. Future plans for the DC Avanti include a 400 Bhp V6 petrol engine sourced from Honda.
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