An anonymous tipster has sent us an image with a batch of production-spec DC Design Avanti units.
Indian specialty marque DC Design originally introduced the Avanti concept in early 2012 at the Delhi Auto Expo with plans for a production model in the years to come. Now, several production-spec units have been photographed on the assembly line and according to our source, these are the vehicles used for Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) testing.
Its beating heart is a Euro 4-compliant 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine delivering 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. Output is channeled to the rear axle through a six-speed manual gearbox allowing 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).
The CFRP-bodied DC Design Avanti tips the scales at 1,580 kg (3,483 lbs) and has the following physical dimensions: 4550mm length, 1965mm width, 1200mm height and a 2700mm wheelbase. It sits on 20-inch alloy wheels shod in 255x35 front & 295x30 rear tires, with stopping power coming from 330x30 front ventilated & 294x10 rear solid discs.
Deliveries are expected to commence in a short while.
Check out the press release section for full technical specs.