This Tata Indica was the first-ever Jayem product, and it boasted of a top whack of 270 kmph. Interesting isn't it? Read more about it here.
Tata Motors has recently announced that the brand is pulling the plug on its JTP division. JTP was a joint-venture between the Tata Motors and the Jayem Automotive. The latter is a Coimbatore-based tuning house. The cars sold under the JTP umbrella were the Tiago JTP and Tigor JTP. Sadly, they didn’t perform as well on the sales curve as they did on the tarmac. However, these were not the only cars that Jayem Automotive built for Tata Motors. The Coimbatore-based tuning house was once asked to develop an Indica to set the tracks ablaze. Folks at Jayem had no issues in doing so. They came up with Indica Silhouette, which looked like nothing else that wore a Tata badge before.
The Indica Silhouette donned a wide body kit with increased wheel tracks. It also had massively flared out wheels arches. To the keep harmony intact, the car also got itself a set of custom bumpers at both the ends. The bumpers incorporated massive splitters and diffusers as well. At the rear, it featured a humongous wing to aid it with increased downforce, so that it could stay affirmed to the ground. But, then the question is, “What powered this Indica that it had to get such a body kit?”
The answer is – "It came powered with a 3.5L V6 engine." The petrol-sipper had a peak power output of 330 PS. It gave the Indica Silhouette a top speed of 270 kmph, making it the fastest Tata car ever made. The transmission duties were performed by a 6-speed sequential gearbox, which helped it reach the 100 kmph mark in just 4.5 seconds. However, this engine was designed to power the rear wheels of the car. Thus, Jayem fixed it right in between the Indica.
The mid-engined Indica Silhouette also had a custom space-frame chassis to hold everything together, firmly. Also, this Indica had a Formula motorsport style suspension at the rear, which features triangular wishbones with push-rod mechanism to transfer the effect to the dampers. To ensure that this Indica was fast in real-world conditions, it was benchmarked with a Porsche GT3 RS.