Last month, a picture of production ready DC Avanti’s had hit the cyberspace which showed the cars lined up in the production facility. Now, a test mule of the DC Avanti has been spied in Mumbai wearing pink camouflage by Dombivli Riders Club member Shardul Shinde.
At the Auto Expo 2014, DC Design showcased the production ready Avanti along with two other concepts. The car has been spied testing many times in Maharashtra. The launch of the car has been delayed already and seems DC will be launching the car soon. DC Designs will manufacture the car at their Talegaon plant this year. The fully India built car is expected to be priced between INR 25-30 lakhs, making it the cheapest sportscar on sale in India.
Power to the DC Avanti will provided by a Ford-sourced 2.0 liter Ecoboost motor. This 2.0 liter motor cranks out a max output of 240 bhp and a peak torque of 360 Nm and will come connected to a 6-speed manual transmission. The car tips the weighing scales at 1,562 kgs and can reach 100 kmph from standstill in under 7 seconds.
Speaking to Economic Times, Dilip Chhabria had earlier said, “I want DC Design to manufacture limited edition cars. Once we are done with 4,000 units of one variant, we would phase that out and introduce a new model in the market. With aspirational young executives getting on board to own their sports car and luxury cars, we have decided to operate in the 25-30 lakh segment.”
The upcoming DC Design’s production facility would be ready this year. The production of Avanti is likely to commence even before the completion of the upcoming plant. The new manufacturing facility would have an annual production capacity of 3,500 units and a 100 units of the Avanti will be produced car per month.