We are no stranger to the Maruti Suzuki 800! It holds a special place in the history of the Indian automobile market. The Maruti Suzuki 800 changed the Indian market forever and while doing so, it became the first car of most Indian families. After decades of production, the 800 was discontinued from the market to make way for the Alto. However, there are still numerous examples of the 800 up and running on the public roads. Some of them exist in modified version too. Here is one such example from Goa, India and this is the most extreme Maruti Suzuki 800 that we have spotted.
The car here is owned by Deepraj Chari from Goa. While many of us have already seen this vehicle, Deepraj has re-constructed it again within a week. The vehicle caught fire due to some fault and it burned to crisp. The outer shell of the vehicle was not even recognisable. The vehicle was rebuilt within a week in Goa and here are new pictures of the same.
While the details of rebuilding the vehicle are not out yet, the pictures show the work-in-progress. It seems like Deepraj has discarded the body of the Maruti 800 that caught fire. Instead, he has got a new shell and installed it on the chassis. While this may seem like an easy process, it certainly is not.
The car also gets a new colour scheme, which makes it look like a Hotwheels toy car. The whole body also gets a new set of stickers and a new paint job. The previous model used to be camouflaged but this new one is a single paint job with a lot of stickers on it.
Maruti Suzuki 800 4X4
If you do not know about this vehicle, you must be thinking how has someone converted a humble Maruti 800 into a 4X4 monster? Well, this is a Maruti Suzuki 800 body based on a Maruti Suzuki Gypsy chassis. Extensive work has been done on the chassis of the Gypsy to ensure that the body of the 800 fits the platform. The heavily altered ladder-frame chassis is the base of the vehicle.
The suspension kit includes a dual-suspension system. It gets the stock Maruti Suzuki 800 suspension and the suspension from the Gypsy as well. How exactly they work in sync is not known. The brightly painted suspension does catch the eyes though. It rides to 30-inch aftermarket alloy wheels with Mud Terrain Maxxis tyres. The vehicle has a massive ground clearance of 580mm. You sure can do a lot with that kind of ground clearance.
Since it is the Gypsy platform, the body sits much higher than before. However, with the bigger tyres and lift kit, it looks like a monster on the roads. There is a working snorkel that keeps the vehicle running even while going through water crossings. The headlamps are in stock condition and there are additional lamps mounted too.
The car retains the petrol engine of the Gypsy. However, it remains stock as per the video and there are no modifications done to it. But there are additional performance parts that improve the engine’s performance. To start with, the car gets an aftermarket exhaust system with a dual cooling system and more such modifications. It also retains the stock 4X4 system of the Maruti Suzuki Gypsy and also offers the 4X4 low-transfer case that makes it an extremely good off-roading vehicle.