In the last few weeks, DC has been testing the Avanti on Indian roads making us believe the launch is not too far. Now, we have managed to get one picture through worldcarfans, which shows seven DC Avanti parked inside a closed facility and this could be the production facility of the company.
Out of seven cars, five have been camouflaged in various colours. As per the report, few of these cars are being used for ARAI homologation. After it was first showcased at the 2012 Auto Expo, the Avanti has gone through a series of cosmetic changes based on public feedback. The final production version of the DC Avanti was unveiled at this year’s Auto Expo but the first India-made supercar was seen testing with camouflage, making us believe that there might be minor changes done to the car post the expo.
Powering the DC Avanti is an EcoBoost four-cylinder 2.0-litre DOHC engine sourced from Ford. This mill churns out 245bhp of power and 366Nm of torque. It is mated to a six-speed manual transmission and the motor features direct injection. The current mill is Euro 5 compliant which can be upgraded to the upcoming Euro 6 norms enabling the company to sell the car overseas as well. The Avanti is limited to a top speed of 180kmph and can accelerate o-100kmph in 6 seconds.
The DC Avanti is expected to cost around Rs 30 lakh but the first 25 units will be offered at Rs 25 lakh. The vehicle will be manufactured at the company’s Talegaon facility that has a capacity to produce 100 units a month.