DC Avanti launched in Pune; priced at INR 35.93 lakhs

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DC Avanti Pune Launch

India’s first homemade sports car, the DC Avanti was launched in Pune yesterday, with prices starting from INR 35.93 lakh (ex-showroom Pune). The launch event took place at Maharastra’s one and only DC Design dealership, located in Pune*. Mr Dilip Chhabria himself kick-started the proceedings.

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Many of you are already familiar with the Avanti. It isn’t DC’s maiden attempt at building a sports-car though, as there have been other instances in the past; with one concept even featuring in a Bollywood movie. But this one is actually being produced at DC’s plant in Talegaon, near Pune and can be bought by normal people like you and me. The Avanti was first previewed in 2014, at the Auto Expo in Delhi.

DC Avanti (2)

The Avanti will feature a carbon-fibre body shell and gets a lightweight space frame chassis. Power comes from a mid-mounted, euro-5 complaint, 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that develops 248 bhp and 340 Nm of torque, that drive the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual gearbox. DC claims that the car can do a 0-100 kph sprint in 6 seconds and attain an electronically limited top speed of 180 kph.

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DC Design also offers s slew of customization options for the Avanti, which include custom matte finish paint-jobs, carbon fibre inserts for the interiors, an Apple Car Play infotainment system, leather interiors and much more. Read all the customization options along with prices here.

*AadiVenoo Motors, M-Arch Center, Pashan-Sus Road, Near Audi Showroom, Off Mumbai-Bangalore Highway, Baner Pune-411045

Technical Specifications

Length4550 mm
Width1965 mm
Height1200 mm
Seating Capacity2 Person
Displacement1998cc
Fuel TypePetrol
Max Power248 bhp @ 5000 RPM
Max Torque340 Nm @ 2750-5000 RPM
Transmission TypeManual
No of gears6 Gears
DrivetrainRWD
Air ConditionerYes. Auto Controlled
Power WindowsFront Only
Central LockingRemote
Anti-Lock Braking SystemYes
Airbags
Seat UpholsteryLeather

Safety & Features

Safety
AirbagsNo
Seat Belt WarningYes
Braking & Traction
Anti-Lock Braking System with EBDYes
Brake AssistYes
Electronic Stability ProgramYes
Limited Slip DifferentialNo
Differential LockYes
Locks & Security
Engine immobilizerYes
Central LockingRemote
Speed Sensing Door LockNo
Comfort & Convenience
Air ConditionerYes. Auto Controlled
Steering AdjustmentTilt and Telescopic
Keyless Start/ Button StartYes (Optional)
Parking SensorsYes (Optional)
Parking AssistYes. Optional Camera Assist
Anti-glare MirrorsNo
Cabin-Boot AccessYes
Seats & Upholstery
Driver Seat AdjustmentManual
Ventilated SeatsNo
Ventilated Seat TypeNo
Head-restsFront
Seat UpholsteryLeather (Optional)
Leather-wrapped Steering WheelYes
Leather-wrapped Gear KnobYes
Front Passenger Seat AdjustmentNo
Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers
One-Touch -DownAll
One-Touch – UpAll
Power WindowsFront Only
Outside Rear View MirrorsBody Coloured
Adjustable ORVMElectrically Adjustable & Retractable
Turn Indicators on ORVMYes
Rear WiperNo
Exterior Door HandlesBody Coloured
Rain-sensing WipersNo
Interior Door HandlesChrome
Door PocketsYes
Door BlindsNo
Rear Window BlindNo
Boot-lid OpenerInternal (Manual only)
Exterior
Body-Coloured BumpersYes
Chrome Finish Exhaust pipeYes
Rub – StripsNo
Lighting
Cornering HeadlightsNo
HeadlampsProjector with Xenon (Optional)
Automatic Head LampsNo
Follow me home headlampsNo
Daytime Running LightsYes
Tail LampsLED (Optional)
Cabin LampsFront
Headlight Height AdjusterNo
Glove Box LampYes
Instrumentation
Instrument ClusterAnalog and Digital optional(TFT)
Trip MeterMulti-Function Display
Average Fuel ConsumptionYes
Average SpeedYes
Distance to EmptyYes
ClockDigital
Low Fuel Level WarningYes
Adjustable Cluster BrightnessYes
Gear IndicatorYes
Shift IndicatorNo
HUDNo
TachometerAnalog and Digital optional(TFT)
Instantaneous ConsumptionYes
Entertainment, Information & Communication
Integrated (in-dash) Music SystemNo (Double-Din optional)
DisplayYes (Double-Din optional)
GPS Navigation SystemYes (Double-Din optional)
SpeakersYes. 2 Speakers, 2 Twitters, 1 mic
USB CompatibilityYes
Aux CompatibilityYes
Bluetooth CompatibilityPhone
MP3 PlaybackYes
CD PlayerYes
AM/FM RadioYes
Steering mounted controlsNo
Voice CommandNo
Manufacturer Warranty
Warranty (Years)1 Year Std
Warranty (Kilometres)10,000kms
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