Tata Altroz imagined as a WRC Rally Car

Tata was the last manufacturer to enter the premium hatchback segment. They entered with the Altroz and they have been able to sell well in the Indian market. It was in the second position in terms of sales of April’21. Here we have a rendering of the Altroz. The artist has imagined the Altroz as a WRC Rally-spec car.

The rendering has been done by rubbertripper on Instagram. The entire car has been modified by the artist so that it can compete in the races. The changes have been done cosmetically. The artist has not shared any mechanical changes that have been made to the car. In the pictures, the Rally spec of the Altroz does look very aggressive and attractive.

Up-front, there have been many modifications being done such as a wide bumper, front diffuser and winglets. All of this has been done to increase downforce. There is a massive air dam right in the middle of the bumper to cool down the engine. There is also a bonnet scoop and a roof scoop to help in cooling down the engine. One thing to note is that the Altroz is a front-engine car so a roof scoop in it is there to bring in some fresh air to the cabin as there is very little insulation in rally cars so the cabin can become quite hot because of the heat of the engine.

We can see that it uses the same headlamp set up as the stock Altroz but there are additional fog lamps placed that are bigger and provide better illumination. Strong headlamps and aux lights are quite common on rally cars because they have to drive at night also. So, the vehicles are installed with auxiliary lights to light up the road ahead.

At the side profile, there are multi-spoke alloy wheels finished in white that runs on off-road tyres. There are side skirts also installed that clean up the airflow from the sides. Being a WRC car, it only has two doors only. The rear doors have been deleted to reduce the weight. At the rear, we can see that there is a huge rear wing installed to increase the downforce.

There are lots of decals that are pasted on the Altroz. These usually are the names of the sponsors that are supporting the team. We can see that there is a roll cage installed in the hatchback to protect the occupants in an event of a crash. The rear seats have been removed to reduce the weight and other interior things must have also been removed so in favour of weight saving.

In the real world, Tata Altroz starts at Rs. 5.79 lakhs ex-showroom while the top-end variant costs Rs. 9.55 lakhs ex-showroom. It is offered in seven variants. There are three engine options available with the Altroz. The 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine produces 86 PS of max power and 113 Nm. The 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 90 PS of max power and 200 Nm of peak torque. The 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine produces 110 PS of max power and 140 Nm of peak torque.  All the engines are offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. Tata is expected to introduce an automatic transmission soon with the Altroz.