DC Avanti is all set to be replaced by an all-electric sports car from the brand. Here's all you should know.
DC Avanti was the very first indigenously developed sports car of the country. Its production was suspended last year and the brand is now working on the Avanti's successor. As the Avanti failed to impress many Indian performance enthusiasts, DC will not be coming with a BS-6 version of the car. Instead, a fully-electric successor to the Avanti is in the pipeline. The new car will be largely inspired by the TCA, which DC showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. If you are wondering what does TCA stands for, it is an acronym for “Titanium, Carbon, and Aluminum”. Thus, expect the Avanti successor to be built with a reinforced Aluminum chassis with a lot of Carbon and Titanium elements.
The Avanti successor will be capable reaching a tonne in under 5.5 seconds.
The TCA boasted a power output of 320 HP, thanks to its 3.8-L naturally aspirated petrol motor, which was mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. However, the Avanti successor will source its power from an all-new electric powertrain, which is still in its nascent stage of development. All that is known about this powertrain is that a Switzerland-based company is developing it. We reckon this is the same company which is taking care of the research and development of the DC2 eAmby. With the new powertrain, the indigenous electric sports car will be capable enough to whizz past the 100 kmph on the speedometer in less than 5.5 seconds.
The interior of the Avanti replacement will feature a lot Titanium and Carbon elements.
The chassis and body of the DC Avanti successor have already been developed. The carmaker is now working over the fabrication of the dashboard and other elements of the car’s interior. The replacement for the Avanti is expected to be unveiled to the masses by the end of 2021. However, it is only after the first quarter of 2022 that people will be able to get their hands on one of these. It is expected to be priced quite similarly to the Avanti with a starting price of around Rs. 40.00 lakh. At this steep a price point, enthusiasts do have capable ICE-powered options like the Skoda Octavia vRS and upcoming VW T-ROC R.