DC Avanti is the first Indian designed sports car. It was unveiled at Auto Expo Delhi 2012. It will initially go on sale with a mid-mounted, Ford-sourced, 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 261 bhp. A V6 version with 394 bhp will go on sale at a later date. Both engines are linked to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The Avanti weighs 1560 kg, and features extensive use of aluminium. Its makers, who are based in Pune, claim the base model will hit 62 mph in less than seven seconds. The car will be released somewhere around 2013. The manufacturer wants to build 200 cars a year at first, but plans to churn out up to 2000 cars a year longer term.
The DC Avanti is expected to be priced between INR 25 to 30 Lakhs