DC Avanti sports car is India’s first indigenous supercar designed by DC Design house in India itself. Priced from INR 35.93 lakhs (e-showroom, Maharashtra), each Avanti is personalized to owner’s liking, thus price depends on level of customization.
It is powered by a Renault sourced Euro V compliant 2.0 liter turbocharged petrol engine offering peak power of 248 bhp and peak torque of 340 Nm from 2,750-5,000 rpm. Mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox, acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph can be achieved in 6 seconds while top speed 180 kmph.
Though DC claims that the Avanti receives a carbon fiber body shell with a lightweight space frame chassis, it is not only surprising, but shocking as well that a car which will cost you INR 40+ lakh on road, does not come with airbags, not even as option.
Where dimensions are concerned, DC Avanti measures 4,550mm in length, 1,965mm in width and 1,200mm in height. It boasts of 20” wheels and different width tyres for the front and rear, ABS with EBD, four disc brakes and bi-halogen projector headlamps.
DC Avanti is offered in three standard colours of red, white and silver while other customized colour choices are also on offer. DC Design will not have any two cars exactly alike for which customers can choose from a palette of 40,000 exterior colours and 4,000 interior trim levels.
Creator of Avanti, DC Chhabria has added a long list of customization options. These include carbon matte finish paint, Apple CarPlay infotainment system (first car in India), Alcantara leather interiors and carbon fiber inserts. DC Avanti comes with a standard 1 year/10,000 kms warranty.
At present the DC Design plant in Chinchwad, Pune has installed capacity to produce 1,200 units per annum. In the next year, the company will be shifting base to Talegaon manufacturing facility spread over 10 acres wherein DC Design has invested INR 100 crores in infrastructure.
DC Avanti Custom Interiors
DC Avanti at 2014 Delhi Auto Expo
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