The DC Avanti has been spotted testing on open public roads in India
The DC Avanti has been spotted testing on open public roads in India.
Back in June, India’s first supercar was photographed on the assembly line and now we can see it undergoing some tests near the city of Pune. The model was revealed for the first time during the 2012 Auto Expo in India as a concept and two years later it debuted in production form at the same event.
The DC Avanti is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged Ford EcoBoost petrol engine that produces 248 bhp (185 kW) at 5,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 340 Nm (250 lb-ft) between 2,750 rpm and 5,000 rpm. The unit is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission that allows the vehicle to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 6 seconds before reaching an electronically-limited top speed of 112 mph (180 km/h).
According to one of our sources, the company has plans for a more powerful version of the Avanti that wil feature a V6 engine outputting about 400 bhp.
The sports car will be manufactured at DC’s Talegaon plant near Pune which will initially produce 100 units per month with deliveries expected to start before the end of the year.
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