The Di Inferi DC048 is a sports utility vehicle produced by manufacturer Di Inferi between 1985-1992, for a total of 316 units. The name, DC048, means "Di-Inferi Carozzeria 048".
It originated from a prototype military vehicle constructed by Di Inferi for use by the Italian army - however, this offer was rejected as development and subsequent purchase costs became very high. This led Di Inferi to, instead of abandoning the project, continue to develop its viability as a road-going vehicle. This eventually led to the focus towards the sports utility market, though it was over time ceded into the luxury market as well.
The DC048 featured a 6-liter naturally aspirated engine, producing 464 horsepower. It was equipped with engageable four-wheel drive, manual differential lock, as well as a low-range gearbox. It weighs in at 1883 kilograms. While the original military prototype was quite bare-bones, the civilian version was fitted with air conditioning, cruise control, as well as other comforts commonly found in road cars at the time. Additionally, it came standard with ABS.
The high research and production cost of the DC048 led to a very high MSRP. This, in turn, resulted in very few units being produced. The MSRP in 1985 was $131,000, which equates to approx. $325,000 as of 2021.
The version provided in this mod comes stock in red, and features the steel bed railings seen in the second photo. It is very capable, very fast, and enjoys tough terrain. That being said, it's also a very comfortable cruiser, and is sure to be a real eye-catcher.
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