India’s first supercar is powered by a Renault Sport turbocharged petrol engine.
Update – 10-12-2015:
In an official communication with Rushlane, DC Designs has clarified that the owner of this particular Avanti benefited from the INR 25 lakh introductory price offer and hence if he manages to sell it at INR 36 lakhs it would be a profitable transaction for him.
Original article – 01-12-2015:
It’s nothing unusual for a supercar to be listed in classifieds with very low mileage on the odometer. Surf the internet for used Lamborghini’s and Ferrari’s in Europe and US and you would find several examples that were used only for few thousand miles. However, a supercar entering used car market in just 2 months since its launch qualifies as unusual.
Launched in the last week of September 2015 for INR 35.93 lakhs (ex-showroom, Pune), the a practically new unit has already been listed in Team-bhp’s classifieds. The vehicle is listed at a price of INR 36 lakhs which is inclusive of comprehensive insurance and road tax. The owner has added that the price is negotiable.
On-road price for a brand new DC Avanti in Bangalore would be a little more than INR 40 lakhs which means the desi supercar has suffered a depreciation of nearly INR 4 lakhs 2 months and 2,600 km later. The owner has mentioned that the reason for selling his sportscar is his wish to upgrade to a better product.
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The DC Avanti is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine sourced from Renault Sport. The engine puts out 250 PS and 360 Nm of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission drives the rear wheels. It’s to be noted that the sportscar doesn’t even have airbags.