Camouflaged test mules of the DC Avanti sportscar are a regular sight on roads in and around Pune. The sportscar is likely to be put into production at DC Design’s Talegaon factory next year, after which it will go on sale in India. CarToq’s spy photographers have caught an undisguised DC Avanti test mule on the outskirts of Pune. These are the first photographs of the undisguised DC Avanti test mule showing how the production version of the sportscar will look like on Indian roads.
The Avanti sportscar, which happens to be India’s first such vehicle, will sport a 2 liter-4 cylinder turbo petrol engine that is also known as the Ford EcoBoost motor. This engine makes 240 Bhp of peak power and 340 Nm of peak torque. The petrol engine will use a 6 speed manual gearbox. The Avanti gets a spaceframe chassis with a roll cage, a carbon fiber body shell and a mid engined layout.
The sportscar weighs 1,580 kilograms and comes with an electronically limited top speed of 180 Kph. The 0-100 Kph acceleration run is rated at 6 seconds. The Avanti gets a double wishbone suspension layout at the front and the rear, with coil springs handling the damping duties. The sportscar rides on 19 inch wheels shod with 255/35 tyres up front and 295/30 tyres at the rear. Braking duties are handled by 330 mm disc rotors all around, with ABS+EBD added as a safety feature.
DC Design plans to price the Avanti sportscar between 25-30 lakh rupees, making it quite affordable by sportscar standards. Made-in-India for the world, 2,000 units of the DC Avanti are expected to roll out from DC Design’s Talegaon factory every year. DC Design also has plans of launching a more powerful version of the Avanti in the times to come. The hopped up DC Avanti will feature a V6 petrol engine that outputs about 400 Bhp.