Indian design firm DC Design showcased the Avanti in it’s production avatar at the Auto Expo 2014 last month, along with other two concepts. Now, the car has been spotted testing with full camouflage near Satara in Maharashtra. Although the car is expected to retain the design of the model showcased at the Auto Expo, we can also expect some minor changes made to the car at the last minute.
As already known, the DC Avanti is the first full-fledged desi sportscar. DC Designs will manufacture the car ay 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.
The DC Avanti will be powered by the Ford-sourced 2.0 liter Ecoboost motor. This 2.4 liter block churns out a max output of 240 bhp and a peak torque of 360 Nm. The engine will be connected to a 6-speed manual transmission. The car tips the weighing scales at 1,562 kgs and can dismiss the 0-100 kmph mark 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.”
DC Avanti at the Auto Expo
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 initial few units of Avanti will be built at DC’s workshop in the outskirts of Pune. 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.
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