Here is a modified rally-spec Maruti Gypsy which is potent enough with 400bhp of peak power. This SUV has been tuned by Bangalore-based Engineering Exponent and 6th Mile Customs.
Maruti Gypsy was among the most affordable off-roaders offered by India’s biggest carmaker. The automaker discontinued the car from our market last year and has plans to launch the Jimny as a replacement in the near future. Just like the Mahindra Thar, it’s quite hard to spot Maruti Gypsy in its stock condition. The car is still very popular among the modifiers and rally drivers. Moreover, there are still some great examples across the country. Here we have one such modified rally-spec Maruti Gypsy which is tuned to produce 400bhp of power. This is not a regular customized Gypsy as this car is specially developed to be used in the rally. The work on this Gypsy has been done by Bangalore-based Engineering Exponent and 6th Mile Customs.
Talking about the modifications, the basic look of the off-roader remains the same, but it now features aftermarket rally-spec wheels and tyres, leaf spacers, strengthened axle tuber, IronMan leaf spring and much more. The most significant change or upgrade that this off-roader gets is the powertrain itself. The engine propelling this rally-spec Gypsy was developed by Engineering Exponent (EE). The SUV gets a 1,361 cc, G13 engine with a bigger turbo producing 175bhp of peak power. The power output of the off-roader has been limited due to the regulations, but it is capable of producing 400 bhp of power. It also gets a good heat management system like a custom radiator and cooling shrouds with a twin fan system.
This highly customized Maruti Gypsy has participated in the 2019 K1000 Rally for the first time and has acquired the second position. Please note that such heavy customizations are not street legal. The regular Maruti Gypsy was powered by a 1.3-litre engine that produces 80bhp of power at 6000 rpm and 103 Nm of peak torque at 4500 rpm. Transmission duties are done by a 5-speed MT. Maruti Gypsy was the most affordable 4X4 car offered in the Indian market. The carmaker has plans to introduce the new-gen model of the car, which was recently showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo.