For many people, cars are a means of transport to go from point A to point B. For some cars are the reason they live and die. One such car enthusiast, Sriniketh, whose few cars we have covered before has worked his expertise on a Maruti Suzuki Esteem. It is a 2007 Maruti Esteem which he has tastefully modified. Let’s take a further look at what all has changed and what all are the outcomes.
The Face-off | The Stock vs The Modified Maruti Esteem
The 2007 model Maruti Suzuki has a 1.3-litre petrol engine which is capable of producing 85hp of power and a peak torque of 110Nm. With this engine, the stock Esteem could touch a top speed of around 162 kmph. And talking about the acceleration, it took the Maruti Esteem a staggering 13 seconds to reach 100 kmph from nothing.
With all the modifications of which we will be talking about in a bit, Sriniketh’s modified Maruti Esteem can easily clock over 180 kmph. And for the 0-100 kmph sprint, this Esteem takes less than 9.5 seconds only. What all had to be done to achieve this? Let’s find out!
The List Of Performance Modifications
First of all, we will be talking about the modifications that have affected the performance of the car. The engine’s stock camshafts were replaced with Maruti Baleno’s camshafts. A bigger throttle body for better airflow was installed. A conical air filter replaced the stock one so that the engine could breath better.
The intake and exhaust ports were polished and ported. A custom free-flow side exit exhaust was also installed. As this Esteem was meant to produce more power, bigger injectors and a bigger fuel pump were also installed.
For the better ignition of the fuel-air mixture inside the engine, NGK iridium spark plugs have replaced the company-fitted ones.
The Exterior Modifications
These just make the car look meaner. A custom fluorescent yellow paint job has been done so that the car is visible from far too. Bosla sourced headlamps have replaced the original company-fitted ones. And the tail lamps have been given a tint. The stock rubber has been replaced with the 175/70 R13 Yokohama tyres.