DC continues to test India’s first sports car, plans to launch the Avanti by the end of the year. The DC Avanti will be priced upwards of Rs. 30 lakhs.
The first sports car to be produced completely in India, i.e. the DC Avanti is undergoing extensive testing. DC, also known for modifying and customising vehicles, is highly optimistic about the Avanti and hopes to gain some name in the auto industry. The Avanti was first displayed at the 2012 Auto Expo and it was slated to launch soon thereafter, but the vehicle’s launch kept getting delayed due to various reasons. Few buyers have already booked the Avanti and they are likely to receive their vehicles very soon after the launch.
The DC Avanti has been spotted by MotorBeam readers Vijay Kumar Gaur and Aniket Prajapati. As we can see, the test mule has zero camouflage in one of the spottings. The vehicle looks good from certain angles whereas some angles make it look quirky. The grey shade looks beautiful and the huge lo -profile wheels complement the sporty looks of the vehicle. The front looks the best with its sleek design but the bonnet could have done without that scoop. The rear gets dual exhausts but the bumper has a really weird design. The tail lights are swept back and there is a glass opening at the rear too. The Avanti seems to have decent ground clearance.
The DC Avanti is powered by a 2.0-litre Ford-sourced petrol engine. The powerplant churns out 240 HP of power and 360 Nm of torque and is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle will accelerate from 0-100 km/hr in less than 7 seconds. The DC Avanti does not have any true competitor in the segment but it will be seen fighting it out with the Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes GLA, BMW 1-Series, BMW X1, Audi A3 and Audi Q3 which are its indirect rivals. The Avanti will be priced at approximately Rs. 35 lakhs (on-road, Mumbai).