“Avanti” India’s first sports car launched


Pune: Top car designer Dilip Chhabria launched India’s first sports car, the DC Avanti, in Pune.

The much awaited car has been priced at between Rs. 2.5-3.5 million, according to reports.

Chhabria said that the first Made-in-India sports car was designed keeping the young speed lovers in mind.

“We are proud of the fact that it is indigenously designed and developed in India for Indian customers and for Indian roads. It’s now a car that the young can aspire. Usually when you’re young, you can’t afford a sports car. But with this, we are trying to reach out to the young aspirants to be able to afford a sports car because in other countries the sports car is a huge segment by itself,” he said at the launch event.

A product of AadiVenoo owned by Chhabria, the Avanti measures 4,550mm in length, 1,965mm in width, and 1,200mm in height.

The car has a Renault-sourced 2.0-litre turbo Euro 5 compliant petrol engine and a six-speed manual transmission. The highest speed of the car is electronically limited to 200 kilometers per hour (kmph).

It will be available in the market in red, white and silver colours.


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