Spied - IAB reader snaps the DC Avanti on test
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Indian Autos Blog reader, Mr. Amit Gupta, spotted the DC Avanti testing near Gurgaon recently. The Avanti, originally revealed as a concept at the 2012 Auto Expo, was expected to commence deliveries earlier this year. While the company showcased the production ready model at this year's Auto Expo, there was no announcement made regarding deliveries to customers.
The Avanti, claimed to be known as India's first ever sportscar, is powered by a 2.0-liter Ford EcoBoost turbocharged petrol engine. The motor makes 250 bhp and 360 Nm of torque and sends power to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission. The performance stats of the Avanti stand at 6 seconds for 0-100 km/h and a top-speed of 180 km/h. The Avanti tips the scale at 1,580 kg and has an India-friendly ground clearance of 170 mm.
DC's boss, Mr. Dilip Chhabria, said that the car will be priced at INR 25 lakhs for the first 25 units, after which the Avanti will retail for INR 30 lakhs. The company's facility in Talegaon near Pune will make the sportscar at a rate of 100 units per month.