India’s first home made sports car is going places. The DC Avanti, running on Indian plates, was spotted prowling around down-town London recently, giving company to some elite cars and turning inquisitive heads. London’s infamous car paparazzi clicked away, as the Avanti even stopped to pose for some shots. LK Horizon shoots an in-depth, walk-around video (below) of the Avanti, including footage the sports car driving around. However, for a car that’s as red and violently styled, the Avanti’s exhaust note sounds underwhelming.
The Avanti was recently launched in India with prices starting from INR 35.93 lakh (ex-showroom Pune). Manufactured at DC’s plant in Talegaon, near Pune, the Avanti features a carbon-fibre body shell and a lightweight space frame chassis. Power comes from a mid-mounted, Renault sourced, 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, good for 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.
For a detailed DC Avanti specifications list, more details and customization options, click here.