Finally the date is here ! India’s first sportscar will be launched on the 15th of this month. Bookings of the DC Avanti are already underway from a couple of months now and the same can be done with a payment of INR 15 lakh upfront.
The DC Avanti draws power from a mid-mounted 2.0-litre four pot turbocharged mill which cranks out 248 bhp and 24.6kgm of twist. The engine comes mated to a six speed manual tyranny. The car rides on 20-inch wheels shod with 255/35 tyres on the front, and 295/30 tyres on the rear. The car is equipped with 330mm ventilated four-pot disc brakes at the front and 295mm at the rear. ABS is offered as a standard fitment and has been developed by Continental. Suspension duties are handled by a double wishbone on all four wheels and monotube with gas-charged shock absorbers. Coil springs perform the dampening duties on the car.
The Avanti measures 4550mm in length, 1965mm in width and 1200mm in height. Considering the Indian road conditions, DC has kept the ground clearance at 170mm which will save its underbelly from those large speedbumps. The chassis is a box section space frame, which has been overbuilt to help handle it better on Indian roads. The body of the car has been constructed using carbon-fibre for many parts.
On the interior, the Avanti gets a three-spoke steering wheel, a centre console with stacked screens, chrome surrounds and body colored separators. It also gets a touchscreen infotainment system and soft touch buttons for the air-conditioning system.