Take a look at this modified Maruti 800, which now wears a candy red paint job and gets a tailor-made body kit.
Maruti 800 holds an iconic value in the Indian automotive scenario. It was the very first car from Maruti to go on sale in the country. Launched in the year 1983 for the first time, Maruti 800 was on sale in the country till 2014. With a production run of over 31 years, this boasts of second-longest production run for a car in India. Now, spotting one in pristine condition is a tough job, but here’s one which is notches above from being the perfect Maruti 800 in existence. This one has been modified to become a better car in terms of aesthetics and dynamics. We came across this example via a social media platform. This Maruti 800 is from mod’s own country - Kerala and belongs to Mr. Midhun.
Talking of the modifications, it now wears a candy red paint job that makes it quite an appealing set of wheels. It gets a custom body kit that includes front bumper, side skirts, and rear diffuser. The headlamps feature smoked effect just like the tail lamps. An all-black de-badged radiator grille has been used in place of the original unit. The roof is now finished in a shade of black, which gives a contrasting effect to this Maruti 800. On the lower end of the front bumper, a splitter has been fixed, which belongs to the Hyundai i20. Maruti 800 was offered with a set of steel rims, however, this one now sits on a set of aftermarket deep-dish alloys wheels. These 13-inch 8J rims are shod with stickier 175-section rubber.
Under the hood, things remain clean and uncluttered. In simpler words, the powertrain and drivetrain of the car are in their stock condition. Powering the Maruti 800 was a 796 cc 3-pot petrol motor. Naturally-aspirated of course. It used to put out a peak power output of 37 BHP and max torque of 59 Nm. The engine came mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox, however, a 5-speed unit was also offered for a limited production run. Maruti 800 was the cheapest offering from the brand, and it certainly helped the Japanese carmaker carve its niche in India.