The DC Avanti is one of the most awaited launches, thanks to the fact that it is the first made-in-India sports car. Though it has been three years since we first saw the car, at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo, it is now all set to be officially launched next month. However, the company will deliver the cars on first-come-first-serve basis i.e. the folks who opted for early-bird bookings will get the Avanti first.
In fact, the company has already initiated the process with the first batch of 25 cars set to be handed over to customers this month. Interestingly, the DC Avanti has received a total of 762 confirmed bookings till date, which speaks volumes about the India's penchant for sports cars.
Developed by DC Design, the Avanti measures 4,550mm in length, 1,965mm in width, and 1,200mm in height. With a ground clearance of 170mm, the Avanti just might be the perfect car for Indian driving conditions. The body of the car sports several carbon-fibre components developed by the company's in-house engineers.
Powering the Avanti is a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, mounted between the seat back and the rear wheels. The motor produces a peak power output of 248bhp along with 241Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission.
Safety features like Anti-lock braking system (ABS), developed by Continental, will be offered as standard equipment. The car is expected to be priced between Rs 25 lakh - 35 lakh; the total cost will eventually be decided by the level of customization buyers opt for. Moreover, folks at DC Design say they do not wish for any two cars to look alike, hence customers will be able to choose from a palette of 40,000 exterior colours and 4,000 interior trim levels.
We will have more details about the DC Avanti soon, so stay tuned!