First showcased at 2012 Auto Expo, India’s first true sports car, DC Avanti will be making its official launch on 15th April 2015, reveals Zigwheels.
DC Avanti, Indian designed sports car by DC Design, headed by Dilip Chhabria, takes its name from the Studebaker Avanti of The Adventures of Tintin comics. First batch of 500 units of this two seater sports car was opened for bookings on a down payment of INR 15 lakhs and all 500 units have already been booked. Final pricing for the first 500 units is INR 34 lakhs with later batches being priced anywhere between INR 38-40 lakhs.
Specifications, features and engine details of DC Avanti have been revealed. The sports car measures 4,550mm in length, 1,965mm in width and 1,200mm in height while ground clearance stands at 170mm thus fitting the DC Avanti for Indian road conditions. Extensive use of carbon fiber is seen throughout the body makeup while chassis is a box section space frame made sturdier so as to fit the DC Avanti for better performance.
Engine specifications on board the DC Avanti will include a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine offering 240 bhp power and 241 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed manual transmission. DC Avanti sits on 20” wheels fitted with 255/35 tyres in the front and 295/30 tyres at the rear. Performance is enhanced due to the existence of 330mm ventilated disc brakes in the front and 295mm brakes at the rear while ABS from Continental comes in as standard.
It is in the interiors of the DC Avanti that luxury abounds. The Avanti receives a 3 spoke steering wheel, central console with a host of screens, touch-screen infotainment system, body coloured separators and chrome surrounds. The exteriors will sport 10 different colour options, bi-xenon headlights and LED tail lights while retaining all external features as viewed on the concept displayed at the 2012 Auto Expo. To add to its charisma, there are 28 accessories on offer, ranging from Rs 18,000 to Rs 3 lakhs.
DC Avanti is produced from the DC Design’s Talegaon plant which has the capacity of 2,000 units per annum and launches in a market where it will be second to none. Apart from selling the car in India, DC Design also has plans to export the Avanti.