Avanti Takes A Big Step
With New V-6 Power For 2006


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18th October, 2005

The Georgia (USA) based independent car maker, Avanti Motor Corporation, is introducing the first Avanti ever built with a 210 horsepower V-6 engine. Avanti also offers a 300 horsepower V-8 engine and a high performance supercharged 460 horsepower V-8 in their 2006 models. The V-6 models target new, more conservative individuals that enjoy the Avanti for its styling and elegance. The new V-6 Avanti Coupe starts at a modest price of $61,950 (US) and has an excellent fuel economy rating of 28 miles per gallon on the highway. Also available for 2006 is the more exciting V-8 Avanti and the $95,000 fully loaded supercharged high performance Avanti for the individuals that need the thrill of extreme raw horsepower and never before performance.

The new V-6 Avanti is available in both the coupe and convertible featuring the Avanti signature exterior styling with full leather interior, four wheel disc brakes, 5 speed manual or automatic transmission, and a host of other options including a DVD navigation system.

“Avanti has made the decision to offer the new V-6 powered model because we have found there exists a new market with individuals that want to enjoy the exclusivity of the Avanti, but don’t need 300 or more horsepower to do so” said Avanti Motor Corporation spokesperson, Greg Payne. “By offering this tamed down version of both our 2006 coupe and convertible models, Avanti is introducing the sophistication and beauty of its inspired design to a slightly more conservative individual at a price that is comparable with other specialty cars in its class.”

The new Avanti engine is an impressive 4.0L V-6 which provides 210 horsepower and 240 pound feet of torque. The new 6 cylinder engine has technologically evolved in recent years. The horsepower and torque produced by the 4.0L is comparable to many of the V-8 engines of the last two decades. Additionally, the new 4.0L produces fewer emissions and has better fuel economy than the larger engine.

Avanti has built a legacy on being a “driver’s car”, built for the individual who understands the difference, with performance and design as the most important criteria. The new models adhere strictly to that heritage. Further, Avanti Motor Corporation will also offer a supercharged version of the new 4.6L V-8 with 462 horsepower and 419 lb-ft torque.

The Avanti was originally designed to be the rescue-car for Studebaker (from South Bend, Indiana) in 1963. After the demise of Studebaker, Avanti has survived as an independent car maker building handcrafted cars for the better part of 43 years. The Avanti has most recently been built by Avanti Motor Corporation outside Atlanta in Villa Rica, Georgia, during the last six years. The company limits production to 150 handcrafted cars annually.

The new 2006 Avanti coupe and convertible models are set to be released in America this month as Avanti continues building its national and international dealer network.

2006 Avanti
2006 Avanti

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