Maruti Suzuki 800 is undoubtedly one of the most loved vehicles in India. Even though the car is long gone, it can still be spotted on the Indian roads in various forms. A modification garage that goes by the name of MAGNETO 11 and regularly uses Maruti Suzuki 800 as a donor vehicle has modified most of the vehicles in this list. While one of the modifications comes from D.K. YouTube channel. Here are five such modified cars that will actually make you wonder if they are based on the Maruti Suzuki 800.
Audi R8 is the first thing that comes to the mind of many enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts when the word sportscar comes into play. Well, this Maruti Suzuki 800 has been modified with the image of Audi R8 in mind. It gets a custom layered bumper up front and six projector headlamps! There is even a logo of Audi sitting in the front grille. At the rear, it gets a minimalistic look with round headlamps and separately housed turn indicators. The side of the vehicle gets vents and to replicate the bodywork of the R8 but the two seats and the open roof are the only two things that this modified Maruti Suzuki 800 and Audi R8 Spyder have in common.
The craze for SUVs is well-known in India and Magneto has just created an open-top SUV-inspired vehicle from the plain jane Maruti Suzuki 800. The vehicle gets seating for 6 people with two side facing benches placed in the open flatbed. As per the video, the chassis of the Maruti Suzuki has been reinforced with extra welding and metal parts to ensure that it does not break during the off-roading. There are four projector headlamps in the front with a fabricated bonnet that looks like Jeep SUVs. In all, the vehicle looks unique and something new on the roads. However, this remains an FWD vehicle, which is not quite helpful during extensive off-roading.
Well, that question mark in the sub-heading just shows our doubts over naming the vehicle after the legendary SUV. The Hummer is a true American SUV that is gigantic and can intimidate anyone on the road. This one? Not so much. Based on the Maruti Suzuki 800, the people at Magneto have tried to incorporate the design of the Hummer into the hatchback. The front gets Hummer-style grille with two projector headlamps and a bumper that recreates the off-road steel bumper looks. Magneto has added a lot of body flares to give the vehicle a muscular look but due to its small size, it fails to be intimidating and looks like a replica toy car. Nonetheless, it also gets chunky tyres and most importantly, it can take you around if needed.
Maruti 800 – Mahindra Thar
The Mahindra Thar is an easily recognisable SUV on the Indian roads because of its stance and looks. Magneto has tried to recreate the looks using a Maruti Suzuki 800 and a lot of creativity. To give a proper off-roading look, it also gets a fake winch mounted at the front with plastic rope winding. The winch itself is mounted on the off-road-inspired bumper and bullbar. There are four lamps mounted on the roof. It also gets a snorkel but we are not sure if it works.
Maruti 800 Coupe
Here is a Maruti Suzuki 800 that gets transformed into a good looking coupe and gets wrapped in a beautiful purple colour sheet. It gets a newly fabricated body with a new grille and chopped-off roof. A new swooping roof has been added that gives the Coupe look to the vehicle. The rear of the vehicle gets classy round tail lamps and turn indicators.