A few days, a video showing the iconic Hindustan Ambassador doing speeds of around 150 km/h became viral on the Internet. While many questioned the authenticity of the video, many others saw the video in disbelief. How can an Ambassador that weighs like a truck and gets less than 100 bhp of power in stock form do this? Well, here is the answer.
This video is taken from another car that was also doing 150 km/h and following the Ambassador. The Ambassador was easily cruising at the triple-digit figures. Well, this is not any other Ambassador. This iconic white car has upgrades worth Rs 30 lakhs! Yes, you read that right.
This Ambassador is the brainchild of Karanraj Shah, owner of KS Motorsport. Even the chassis is upgraded in this car. The underpinnings and the engine are from Nissan Sylvia S13. The S13 used the SR20 engine, which sure was a power-packed unit.
To handle so much power, KS Motorsports has also added a new front suspension mount, gearbox tunnel, fenders, and several other updates like the lip bumpers. Many parts of this Ambassador are custom-made.
This Ambassador is using 8-piston brake callipers in the front and 4-piston brake callipers at the rear. This car gets more than 200 Bhp of power. It is actually a Nissan S13 underneath the body of an Ambassador and that is why it costs around Rs 30 lakh!
1st KS Ambassador
Karanraj Shah made the first such Ambassador many years ago. It was because this first Ambassador, which was covered by a magazine, the current owner of the white Ambassador wanted the same.
The 300-BHP Amby painted in blood red is something that Hindustan Motors could never have thought about. Ambassador Grand is based on the 1994 Nissan Sylvia S13. The chassis of Sylvia was tweaked to fit Amby’s shell. The new model is powered by the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that has been heavily retuned with added support, such as a bigger Garrett turbo, an intercooler and a Nismo exhaust system. KS Motorsports has also installed new suspensions, drivetrain and axles.
Such modifications are not legal per law. However, one can sure buy such vehicles and keep them in the garage. Such modified vehicles can be used on private properties like a racetrack. However, it is illegal to run such vehicles on public roads.