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Old 19th August 2014, 06:08   #106
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DC Avanti spotted at Ankleshwar - Bharuch stretch. Seems the car is having difficulties going past the Golden Bridge.

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Found these 2 test Mules at Nagar Road today @ 12 noon.

Anybody knows which car?
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Found these 2 test Mules at Nagar Road today @ 12 noon.

Anybody knows which car?
Thats a DC Avanti.
I've seen one of these test mules on Old Mumbai Pune road being loaded on a flat-bed
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Finally the production version of the DC Avanti has been spotted undisguised.

DC Design has powered the Avanti with an EcoBoost four-cylinder 2.0-litre DOHC engine sourced from Ford. This motor, that features direct injection, produces 245bhp of power and 366Nm of torque. It is mated to a six-peed manual transmission. The current mill is Euro 5 compliant which can be upgraded to the upcoming Euro 6 norms enabling the company to consider it for the export market as well.

Expected Price: ₹25-30 lakh

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Finally the production version of the DC Avanti has been spotted undisguised.
Pheww! That settles a lot of conflicts in my mind.

When the car was first launched at Auto Expo the frontal view somehow actually looked good. DC seems to have realized the problem and took it back to the drawing board immediately and made it as hideous as the rest of the car.

Great job, guys!
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Wow this doesn't look that bad. Considering the price it would sell at, this one is definitely worth buying.
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Its a good initiative, but I think they should have spent more time with the design language, aerodynamics, high speed stability etc. They should have either consulted a design firm or utilized local design talent, I have seen a lot of good automotive designs coming from students pursuing a career in automotive design. Every time I look at this car I see a bunch of other cars that have been put together. Here they are, I hope I have not crossed the line by posting a picture of EON's headlights.
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What is the OTR price that one should expect for the car for a 2015 purchase?
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I wouldn't be surprised if people think the rear of the car is actually the front of the car.

That said, the side profile is probably the best way to look at the car. The front looks good too. The rear on the other hand, is a completely different story.

Either way, glad to see an Indian experiment on such a scale. Hope other OEMs take cue and start serving up some cars for the enthusiasts. Low kerb weight, aerodynamically efficient, decent horsepower, raspy exhaust note, Ah well. Distant dreams.
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I wouldn't be surprised if people think the rear of the car is actually the front of the car.
Yes! I thought I was the only one feeling this. He's put a grill at the back center bottom which is why it's appearing so I think...

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It was quoted at 25-30L Ex-Showroom but this was back in 2013 if I remember correctly. Increasing production costs should set it a few L higher.
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Not a bad effort . Credit should be given to DC for not giving up still.

I feel the rear is bit too overdone, but looks decent for a sports car !! Good luck DC
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Well I'm proud to say that we Indians have our own sports car. I too like many hate the rear end. It like the viewer doesnt know which was is where. The front end reminds me a lot of the Zenvo ST1.
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Caught testing on the Mumbai - Pune expressway. Didnt like the way they were checking it with the lid open. Issues? Hopefully not.

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If this car is reason enough for other manufacturers in India to start building supercars , I can surely forgive it's looks. Bold and great move by DC.
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