Self described as the first ever sportscar manufactured and designed in India, the DC Avanti has decided the impress the audience visiting the 2015 Autocar Performance Show with its two new hues.
Last month in London the car was the object of interest among bystanders not for its looks or performance figures – but for the fact that nobody had any clue to what sorts of car it was. Nevertheless the first Made in India sportscar soldiers on and hit the home turf just in time for the tenth edition of the APS in Mumbai, India, complete with two new paint shades – grey and orange. The Indian car is using a Renault sourced rear mid-mounted 4-cylinder 2.0-liter turbo engine churning out 250 bhp (186 kW) at 5,500 rpm and 340 Nm (251 lb-ft) of torque in between 2,750 and 5,000 rpm – with the only transmission option being a purist-oriented six-speed manual gearbox. With a weight of 1,580 kg (3,483 lbs) the sportscar will not impress you with its performance figures too much – a decent six seconds to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) while the driver will not be allowed to exceed the electronically limited top speed of 124 mph (200 km/h).
The platform uses a double wishbone front and rear suspension and comes fresh with 20-inch wheels with 255/35 front and 295/30 rear tires. No chance the model would have any adepts in the utterly competitive markets of Europe or the United States but maybe the company will have its own followers at home in India.