This is Part IX of India’s best modified cars, a series that has seen us profile modified cars from across the country. Part IX will be as eclectic as ever, with a mix of sedans, hatchbacks and SUVs. From visual changes to big mechanical power boosts, this list has it all.
Modster’s Honda Civic
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This racy looking Honda Civic with scissor doors is a custom job from Modster’s of Madras. The Honda Civic custom, dubbed the Hell Cat, is finished with a golden glossy paint job and a carbon fiber wrap.
A body kit with revised front and rear bumpers, custom headlamps and tail lamps, a boot lid spoiler and alloy wheels are the other visual changes on the car’s outside. On the inside, the car goes dual tone. It features red-white leather seats with the dashboard also finished in a blood red-candy white shades.
RJ Design’s Maruti Gypsy King
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RJ Design’s Maruti Gypsy King retains the quintessential shape of India’s much loved veteran off roader, but effects enough changes to give the vehicle a very customized look and feel. This Gypsy wears a steel grey custom paint job and features a single cab design with a customized hard top. The rear hosts a loading bed that also gets a roll cage. Mud terrain tyres on steel rims, a snorkel, revised front and rear bumpers, and spotting lights are the other changes on this tasteful custom ride.
Lap 47’s Maruti Zen Steel 1.6
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Lap 47 is a custom car shop in Kerala, run by Lal Bharathan. A former BMW technician, the man’s daily drive is a Maruti Suzuki Zen Steel but with major modifications. While the stock Zen features a 1 liter-4 cylinder petrol engine, whose fuel injected version pushed out 58 Bhp-90 Nm, the one that Lal Bharathan pilots features a 1.6 liter petrol motor borrowed from the Maruti Baleno sedan. With 94 Bhp and 130 Nm on tap, this Zen Steel is a really fast machine. And the visual makeover only adds to the overall sense of speed.
Design Energized’s Ford Figo RS
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The best handling budget hatchback in the country has received the RS treatment courtesy Design Energized. The modifications are minimal, giving the car a look close to the stock machine, but yet with enough differences to make the Figo RS really stand out on the road.
The front grille is a honeycomb item while the bumper is a custom job. The car rides on 17 inch alloy wheels with low profile rubber, and these changes make the low Figo sit even lower, in the process hugging the road. A custom rear bumper, roof spoiler and flank decals round off the changes.
Autopsyche’s Skoda Laura
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This Skoda Laura from Autopsyche Gurgaon is a car that looks sporty even while standing steel. A custom grey and red paint job is what assails you on first glance. Both outright performance and handling have been improved. The car is powered by a 2 liter TDI turbo diesel engine, whose 105 Bhp-250 Nm outputs have been bumped up to 140 Bhp and 320 Nm, courtesy a remap.
H&R Sport Springs & Bilstein B6 Shock absorbers make for a sharper handling German while projector headlamps, LED tail lamps and 18 inch alloy wheels shod with 245/40 rubber, make for the other changes. A custom boot spoiler wraps up things.