JA Motorsports, the motorsport division of Coimbatore based J.Anand has come up with an outrageously modified Tata Nano, a car that has an engine putting out 230 Bhp of peak power and 190 Nm of peak torque. In comparison, a regular factory-spec Tata Nano outputs about 37 Bhp of peak power and 51 Nm of peak torque.
The big bump ups in the Super Nano’s power and torque figures come courtesy a 1.3 liter-4 cylinder petrol motor. This motor receives mild modifications to up the power and torque figures further. On a car as light as as diminutive as the Nano, such a powerful motor can have profound consequences.
To make sure that the Super Nano sticks to tarmac, the wheel tracks have been widened with generously negative cambered MRF ZLO tyres to boot. The Nano’s widened tracks see the use of a body kit while the car is made to sit lower to deal with the big rush of performance.
A 6 speed race-spec gearbox handles torque transmission to the rear wheels of the car. A roll cage is standard while much of the Nano’s innards have been stripped out to make it a car meant to be at home on race tracks. The Super Nano dispatches the 0-100 Kph sprint in 6 seconds while top speed is limited to 160 Kph in the interests of safety.
The Super Nano is a four seater with the rear of the car mainly playing host to the larger engine, which is nearly double as big as the original 624cc motor that the factory-spec Nano comes equipped with. Building the Super Nano, which is not street legal, costs about 25 lakh rupees. JA Motorsports will build one for you, as long as you plan to keep the car where it belongs, on the race track.
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