DC Avanti launched in Pune at Rs.35.93 lakh

  • Sep 25, 2015
India's first indigenous built sports car by Dilip Chhabria's (DC) design, the Avanti, has been launched in Pune at Rs 35.93 lakh. Dilip Chhabria kick started the event and it took place at DC's only dealership in Maharashtra in Pune, run under the name of Aadivenoo Motors. The car was first showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo and shook the market for being the most affordable sports car.

The Avanti is developed at DC's manufacturing plant in Talegaon,Pune. The car has been specially designed keeping the young aspirants in the mind. The company has an in-house capacity of building 1,200 units, out of which, 600 units will be manufactured in the first year. It is available in three default exterior shades to choose from :Red, Silver and white. More customised colour options are also available.

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Half of the manufactured cars have been allocated to be exported to the UK. Infact, the first consignment has also reached the foreign shores. Like most of the other sports car, the DC Avanti has also been manufactured using a carbon-fibre body shell, hence, it gets lightweight space frame chassis. The Renault sourced, euro-5 complaint, 4-cylinder, 2.0 litre, turbocharged, mid-mounted engine punches out a healthy 250 PS of power at 5500 rpm and 340 Nm of torque @ 5000 rpm. Power in transmitted to rear wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox.

The DC Avanti sprints to 0-100 km/hr in just 6 seconds. The mid-mounted engine provides equal mass distribution over the car's body. The whole car sits on 20-inch alloy wheels. The Avanti is also offered with a long list of customization options for instance carbon fibre inserts inside the cabin, Apple's Car Play infotainment system, Alcantara leather interiors, custom matte finish paint job and much more.


It also comes with 1 year/10,000 km warranty. Talking about the safety systems in the car, it gets 4 disc brakes all around, ABS with EBD and bi-halogen projector headlights. Surprisingly, it misses out on air bags even as an option.

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