India’s first supercar DC Avanti spy pics, caught testing:
Avanti Spy Pics captured while on a test run:
Unlike other DC models, which were retro-kit upgrades of the existing vehicles, the Avanti is an entirely new car designed and developed by the famous Indian automotive redesigning company DC Design (http://www.dcdesign.co.in). Avanti will be the first Indian-made two-seater sports car to be manufactured in India. Avanti could either be built at the DC’s Talegaon, Maharashtra plant or at the completely new proposed plant in Sanand, Gujarat. Avanti will create history and a class of its own; to be the first supercar produced by an Indian company in India.
Recently, a DC Avanti test mule was caught testing near Aurangabad and one of CrankIt's ardent followers managed to capture a few Avanti spy pics for us. This test mule might be one of the few test cars DC has built for the purpose of pre-production testing activity. The company could have possibly made some variations in the car prior to its official launch.
As you can observe from the DC Avanti spy pics, the test mule reveals all new round tail-lamps - a little similar to Bugatti Veyron. Though they could have been fitted temporarily, they are quite different from Avanti’s original design which was unveiled at the 2012 Auto Expo in Delhi. The unfinished space adjacent to the lamp indicates that this tail-lamp could possibly feature a possible "Twin-Lamp" design. DC Avanti spy pics also reveal the stylish alloy wheels (possibly diamond-cut), which add beauty to the supercar's looks.
The DC Avanti will get its power from the Ford sourced 2.0-litre four-cylinder DOHC direct-injection turbocharged EcoBoost petrol engine. This engine produces 261bhp of power and 366Nm of torque which is mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. Making extensive use of aluminium, Avanti weighs 1562 kg / 3440 pounds. DC claims the base model of the supercar Avanti can reach the speed of 62 mph in less than seven seconds; thanks to its sleek aerodynamic design.
Based on various feedback received by DC; Avanti has already undergone a few cosmetic changes. With some additional changes to the pre-production version; Avanti is likely to be styled aggressively by DC before its launch. The Avanti’s price is estimated to be in the range of Rs.25 lakh to Rs. 30 lakh when it finally goes on sale.