Three and a half years after it was unveiled at the 2012 Auto Expo in Delhi, DC Avanti, touted as the first "Made in India" sports car, was launched at a starting price of Rs 35.93 lakh in September.
Pune-based DC Design has now rolled out a more powerful version of the car, christened the DC Avanti 310, limited to 31 units. The Avanti 310 is priced at Rs 44 lakh, ex-showroom, which is Rs 9 lakh more than what the regular model costs.
The limited-edition sports car is powered by the Renault-sourced 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine that develops 310bhp against the regular model's 250bhp. It will be offered with an optional six-speed automated manual gearbox with paddle shifters. The sports car runs 0-100 kmph in six seconds and has an electronically-limited top speed of 200 kmph.
Visually, the limited-edition car comes with a carbon-fibre front splitter, rear diffuser, colour-contrast rear spoiler and alloy wheels in a dark shade. The interior is spruced up with Alcantara leather sports seats and steering, and a reworked digital instrument display.
DC has also added stiffer anti-roll bars for the limited-edition vehicle, which has reduced the ride's height by 20 mm. Despite that, the Avanti still comes with a ground clearance of 150 mm. The limited-edition offering will be available in three colours â€” grey with green, white with blue and matte grey with orange.
Bookings for the Avanti 310 has have already started, and deliveries will commence by 2016.