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DC Avanti spotted testing

DC Avanti spotted testing
Written by Parichay Malvankar

DC first revealed the Avanti sportscar to the Indian audience at the 2012 Auto Expo. It has been well over two years since it was revealed and the car continues to undergo rigorous testing till date. The Avanti was spotted on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway today.

DC has already announced that the deliveries for the Avanti will begin this year.

For those who are unaware, the DC Avanti will be powered by a 2.0L, Ecoboost, 4-cylinder, turbocharged, direct injection petrol engine producing 250 BHP of power @ 5,500 RPM and 366 Nm of torque @ 3,500 RPM. Engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The sportscar is built on a tubular space frame chassis and gets double wishbones and coil over shock absorbers.

The car measures 4,623mm in length, 1,967mm in width, 1,213mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,700mm. Ground clearance is at a healthy 170mm and the car weighs 1,562 kg.

Design and highlights:

  • Low slung, sportscar like design
  • LED DRLs and projector headlamps
  • Mesh front air dam
  • Noticeable hood scoop
  • Single front wiper
  • 20″ multi-spoke alloy wheels
  • Conventionally opening doors
  • Twin chrome exhaust pipes
  • LED tail lamps
  • Top speed of 250 kmph
  • Two seater only
  • ABS and airbags as standard

For those who find owning a full grown supercar as a distant dream, the DC Avanti might hit the sweet spot between looks and performance.

Pricing is expected to be Rs. 30-35 lakh (ex-showroom).

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