One of the most famous automobile designers in the country and DC Design founder, Dilip Chhabria, unveiled the pioneering Avanti sportscar in the year 2012. After 6 years, DC Design is reportedly working on a new mid-engined sports car offering which will be shown at the 2018 Auto Expo. This new coupe will have a V8 4.0-litre engine that will be paired to an automatic 7-speed transmission unit. DC Design has already been working on the new TCA concept which indicates carbon fibre, titanium and aluminium.
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The car will make use of an Avanti platform that will be heavily redesigned and this will make the TCA wider and longer as compared to the Avanti. The TCA is expected to have a brand new design and as per the teaser picture, there will be better bodywork and fewer character lines. The TCA Coupe’s engine will dish out more than 400 hp. This will be a major step up as compared to the Avanti which comes with a four cylinder 2.0 litre engine that makes 250 hp.
The TCA will get a 7-speed torque converter which is different from the 6-speed manual gearbox in the Avanti with its heavier clutch. There are lighter materials being used for the car’s construction and there is a major bump up in power. The Avanti’s 0-100 kph timings (6 seconds) should also be easily surpassed by the TCA. The top speed of the car should also outstrip the 200 kph of the Avanti.
The TCA is expected to be priced lower than Rs. 40 lakhs which would make it a little costlier in comparison to the DC Avanti. This will be the most affordable car with a V8 engine in India. The TCA will have its official unveiling on the 7th of February, 2018, as per reports.