As far as modifications can go, we’ve seen the good the bad and the worst till date. This statement stood true till the time we saw this modified Maruti 800 and the word “weird” would be a gross understatement to define it. The rear of this 800 cc car from Maruti Suzuki seems to be inspired from its sibling, the Gypsy.
Meet Rajkumar Magar’s modified vehicle which he fondly calls the crocodile, taken from the Marathi version of his surname (Magar means Crocodile in Marathi). The fun doesn’t end here, Magar also went on to put a logo of French clothing company Lacoste on the car’s bonnet apart from the Initial C replacing the conventional Maruti Logo.
Talking about the exteriors, the car has been horizontally cut into half with the Gypsy’s body taking the rear side. A four door setup makes way for a 2 door layout with the rear doors being removed. Pillars though, are installed near the doors to keep the strength of the chassis intact. The car features headlamps shades, tail lights that seem to be taken from a commercial vehicle and dual bonnet extensions (non-functional).
The rear door or the boot makes way for an extended overhang while the stock bumpers are replaced by custom bumpers with protective bars. The weight of the vehicle, according to the owner, has been reduced owing to the hollow pipes used in and around the car which returns a better fuel efficiency to the user. The owner also went on to add that “extra booster brakes” were fitted to this vehicle for instant braking although we cannot be sure about the same.
Coming to the interiors of the car, the first row features the conventional two seat setup albeit a bit smaller in size. Replacing the 3 seat bench in the second row are two bench seats that increase the seating capacity of the car to a total of six. The roof of the car has been chopped off and makes way for some custom frames. Sitting between the front and the rear seat setup is the spare tyre of the car.
After seeing modified Scorpio’s and a modified Maruti 1000 having been impounded by the RTO, we would encourage the modifiers of cars to ensure that they have all the required permissions to have these transformed vehicles running legally on the streets.